LeatherWalk 2022

 

LeatherWalk 2022 has been rescheduled! 

The new date is Saturday, October 15!

Meet at 11:00 am
in Civic Center Plaza, directly across from City Hall

We’ll walk the original route just ending when we reach the Bearrison Street Fair! 

LeatherWalk is the Leather District’s annual SOMA celebration and march.

We will walk together, starting across from City Hall, pausing at favorite neighborhood spots for entertainment and beverages.  This year, we will end up at the celebration of body positivity called the Bearrison Street Fair!  A Ceremonial Leather Pride Flag Raising will take place at Eagle Plaza at 3pm.

Organizations are invited to bring their banners and insignia.  Participants are welcome to proudly display their leather, gear, or skin.

LeatherWalk 2022 benefits the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, San Francisco’s institution dedicated to keeping our South of Market neighborhood kinky and queer. 

Become a Fundraiser or Donate Now!

Details

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022

We will gather at 11:00 am in Civic Center Plaza, directly across from San Francisco City Hall (Polk St. side). 

Turn in any last donations and get your collectible LeatherWalk 2022 pin.

Departing from Civic Center Plaza across from City Hall at 11:30 am, our stops include:

o    Oasis

o    Powerhouse / Hole in the Wall / Azúcar Lounge 

o    Leather Etc. / Wicked Grounds / Cat Club

o    Mr. S Leather / The Ringold Leather History Walk

o    The Lone Star Saloon

o    Eagle Plaza / SF Eagle / Bearrison Street Fair

Meet up, chat about the event, make new friends on Bloom!

Watch this page and social media for schedule updates and more details.  

    Volunteers are needed to help make LeatherWalk 2022 go smoothly.  For information, click here.

    This will be a smoke-free event, and applicable COVID-19 precautions will be enforced. 

    We walk together to celebrate leather, kink, family and community — all while raising funds for the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District.

    No pre-registration or donation required. 
    The entire community is welcome to join the walk.


    Schedule
    [Subject to Change]

    10:30 am 
    Volunteer Setup at Civic Center Plaza

    11:00 am 
    Walkers gather on Civic Center Plaza (across PolK Street from SF City Hall)
    Check In, and receive free LeatherWalk 2022 pin (while supplies last)

    11:10 am
    Program Starts
    Bob Brown, District President
    Matt Dorsey, District 6 Supervisor 

    11:25 am  
    Program ends
    Form up

    11:30 noon
    Step off

    12:00 pm
    Arrive at Oasis

    12:15
    Depart 

    12:25
    Arrive at Hole in the Wall / Powerhouse / Azúcar Lounge

    12:45
    Depart

    1:00 pm
    Arrive at Leather Etc. / Wicked Grounds / Cat Club

    1:20 
    Depart

    1:25 pm
    Arrive at Mr. S Leather / Ringold Leather History Walk

    1:40 pm
    Depart

    1:45 pm
    Moment of Memory at the Ringold Leather History Monument (Ringold and 9th Street)
    “Blessing of the Leathers” by John Brett, Minister, SF Night Ministry’s Faithful&Fabulous

    2:00 pm
    Depart

    2:15 pm
    Arrive at Lone Star Saloon

    2:30 pm
    Depart

    2:40 pm
    Arrive at Bearrison Street Fair

    3:00 pm
    Ceremonial Leather Pride Flag Raising at Eagle Plaza

    All times and features subject to change.  Watch our social media posts for announcements of special entertainments, discounts, specialty beverages, and other surprises.   


    The LeatherWalk Tradition

    With the generous cooperation of PRC, the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District has acquired LeatherWalk, since the District is uniquely positioned to shepherd the event into the future. LeatherWalk was founded in 1992 by Art Tomaszewski, former AEF Board President, Bare Chest Calendar Man and former Mr. Headquarters Leather. Art was inspired to start an event that would raise visibility, comradery and funds for AEF. In 2001, Sandy ‘Mama’ Reinhardt, a tireless community fundraiser and founding advisor at BCEF, took over event production of LeatherWalk. Mr. San Francisco Leather 2010 Lance Holman took the reins for several years, before passing the baton (or whip) to Folsom Street Events and PRC. While there was no LeatherWalk in 2019, the SF Eagle had a Leather Pride Parade. During the pandemic, PRC agreed to permanently transfer the LeatherWalk name and tradition to the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, and in 2021, LeatherWalk and the Leather Pride Parade merged, with LeatherWalk — a project of the Cultural District —  ending at the Leather Pride Fest — presented by the SF Eagle. In 2022 we are proud to continue the tradition of LeatherWalk giving back to the community.


    Why Donate?

    LeatherWalk 2022 benefits the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, a community institution dedicated to keeping our South of Market neighborhood queer and kinky. The money raised supports the Cultural District’s work, including murals, commemorative sidewalk plaques, promoting our existing businesses, facilitating new ones, activating art and live events both indoors and out and making long-term plans to buy a building for a Leather Community Center.

    More info about the Cultural District’s achievements, activities and plans for the future can be found here. 

     

    Become a Fundraiser or Donate Now! 

    The entire community is welcome to join the walk: 
    No one turned away for lack of fundraising!