After a hiatus, LeatherWalk returns this year as the traditional launch to San Francisco’s Leather Week. Proudly produced by the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, on Sunday, September 19, we will walk together starting at City Hall, pausing at favorite neighborhood spots and watering holes, and culminating with raising the Leather Pride Flag at Eagle Plaza.
LeatherWalk 2021 benefits the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, a unique San Francisco institution dedicated to keeping our South of Market neighborhood queer and kinky.
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 Parade; the LeatherWalk and the Leather Parade will now merge as a project of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, which is proud to continue the tradition of LeatherWalk giving back to the community.
We invite you not only to walk and donate, but to sign up to be a fundraiser. The money you raise supports the work of the Cultural District, from murals and sidewalk plaques commemorating important sites past and present, to boosting existing and future businesses, to bringing live events back to the streets and venues. When you register, you will be set up with a personal fundraising page where your friends can support your efforts on behalf of the District. Your club, organization, or circle of friends can form a team. You can join an existing team or register as an individual (don’t worry, you’ll make plenty of friends along the route).
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Tentative Plans for LeatherWalk 2021
LeatherWalk 2021 will take place on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2021.
On-site registration and check in begins at 11:00 am on the steps of City Hall. Please check in, drop off your last-minute donations, and get your collectible LeatherWalk swag.
We plan to begin walking at roughly 12:00 noon. Departing from SF City Hall, our stops include Oasis (Stop #1), Powerhouse / Hole in the Wall (Stop #2), Leather Etc. / Wicked Grounds (Stop #3), Mr.S Leather [Stop #4], The Ringold Alley Leather Memoir, (Stop #5), the Lone Star Saloon [Stop #6], and Eagle Plaza (for the Leather Pride Festival, including the raising of the Leather Pride Flag, and a beer bust at SF Eagle).
LeatherWalk is the official kick-off for San Francisco’s Leather Week, which culminates one week later at the Megahood 2021 Street Fair on Folsom Street.
We walk together to celebrate leather, kink, family and community — all while raising funds for the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District.
Donate now using the form below, or sign up to become an individual fundraiser for the Walk!
For assistance with joining or creating a fundraising team, please contact email@example.com.
Of course, the entire community is welcome to join the walk:
No one turned away for lack of fundraising!