LeatherWalk 2023

LeatherWalk 2023
Sunday, September 17

Join the LeatherWalk community!

LeatherWalk is the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District’s annual SOMA celebration and march.

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

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Get your friends to contribute and help you win the LeatherWalk Kinky Boot Award.

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Participation is free, optional donations support the Cultural District’s work to keep SOMA kinky & queer.  It’s fun, the visibility is politically important, and a great way to enjoy the neighborhood!  Organizations are invited to bring their banners and insignia. Self-expression is encouraged whether leather, fetish gear, or skin.

We will gather at 11 am on the Polk Street steps of City Hall.  We walk together, pausing for entertainment and beverages at favorite SOMA venues.

We will reflect on our community’s origins at the Blessing of the Leathers at the Ringold Leather History Alley, and end at Eagle Plaza, to raise the Leather Pride Flag, as part of SF Eagle Bar’s Leather Pride Festival.

All are welcome to join the walk. If you are unable to walk all or parts of the route, we will have a vehicle courtesy of Fogcutter Tours to take you from stop to stop. Seating is limited; please contact Cal at manager@sflcd.org by Thursday, September 14, to be placed on the list.

Volunteers are needed!  To volunteer as a safety/traffic monitor or to help carry our banner, contact Cal at manager@sflcd.org

This is a smoke-free event.

See photos of the 2022 LeatherWalk and 2021 LeatherWalk.

Click here for LeatherWalk 2023 Schedule 

Click here for LeatherWalk History 

LeatherWalk 2023 benefits the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, a community institution dedicated to keeping our South of Market neighborhood kinky & queer.

The money raised supports the Cultural District’s work, including murals, promoting our existing businesses, facilitating new ones through our Entrepreneur Training Program, installing commemorative sidewalk plaques, activating art and live events both indoors and out,  and making long-term plans to buy a building for a Leather Community Center.

For info about the Cultural District’s achievements, activities and future plans, click here.

Click here to donate

Click here to donate to a friend’s Personal Campaign!

We also invite you to create your own Personal Campaign Page.  You might win the LeatherWalk Kinky Boot Award!

Click here to create a Personal Campaign Page

Everyone is welcome to join the walk:
Fundraising is welcome but not required!