Erotic Storytelling Hour!

Enjoy an hour of online kinky literary fun! 
Zoom in to hear erotic, sexy, and funny stories and more
from selected writers of our community!

The Erotic Storytelling Hour Holiday Party will be held on 
Thursday, December 7, 2023, from 8 to 9:30 p.m.  
Join us for kinky mad libs, naughty holiday songs, and more.

Hosted by:
Sumiko Saulson
David Hyman
Cal Callahan

 Join via Zoom
Or call 1 408 638 0968 and enter meeting ID: 868 6820 8302 and password: J19FQ3
Info on Facebook
Be 18+

Click here to view the
Erotic Storytelling Hour Archive
18+ Only

Click here for info about all our wonderful Erotic Storytellers!

If you’re interested in being a reader for a future event, contact:

If you enjoy listening, please become a member of the Cultural District: 

We Need Your Input

The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District needs your voice!

We’re embarking on an exciting mission to compile a comprehensive Cultural History, Housing, and Economic Sustainability Strategies (CHHESS) report to guide the City of San Francisco to better support the Bay Area Leather and LGBTQ communities.

Your input is pivotal in this endeavor. We are creating an “Asset Map” to highlight the cherished spaces and practices that hold personal significance in your Leather and Queer culture journey in the Bay Area. Your insights will ensure our report reflects the cultural assets that matter most to you and our diverse community.

Rest assured, your responses are confidential and completely anonymous. Your contact information will remain private.

Please don’t miss the opportunity to have your say. Complete the survey, at, by 11/6/23, and let’s shape a flourishing Leather future together.

Timely Reminders

Join us for a presentation of the Cultural District’s city-mandated Cultural History, Housing, and Economic Sustainability Strategies (CHHESS) Report, on Wednesday, November 29, 6 to 7:30 pm.  Zoom in here.  Full info is here.  Facebook event is here.

The next meeting of our Diversity and Membership Committee is set for Thursday, December 7, 2023, from 6 to 7 p.m. Join via Zoom here, or call 1 408 638 0968 and use Meeting ID: 878 6588 4248. RSVP is not required.  More info is here, or contact our new Committee Chair, Sumiko Saulson, or We hope you can join us!

The Erotic Storytelling Online Holiday Party is Thursday, December 7, 2023, from 8 to 9 pm. Join us for kinky mad libs, naughty holiday songs, and more, hosted by award-winning author Sumiko Saulson. It’s fun, it’s naughty, it’s online.  Click here or here for more details and Zoom link, and click here to see videos of some of our past evenings!  (Be 18+!)

The SOMA Second Saturday Holiday Market will happen on December 9, 2023, at SOMArts.  Detailed information is here.

The next online meeting of the Land Use Committee Meeting is set for Monday, December 11, 2023, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Zoom into the meeting here. More info is here, or contact the committee chair.

The next online meeting of the Communications Committee will be Thursday, December 14, 2023, from 6 to 7 pm.  Join via Zoom here.  More info is here, or contact the committee chair,  Bob Brown.

The next meeting of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District Board of Directors will be Wednesday, December 20, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m. As always, all are welcome to attend, and time is reserved for public comment.  ASL interpretation provided if requested ten days in advance. To participate, join the Zoom meeting here, or call 1-408-638-0968 and use Meeting ID: 847 8906 0820 and Passcode: 972086.  The draft agenda will be posted soon.   More info is on Facebook here.  Please contact if you have questions. Minutes of past Board meetings can be reviewed here.

The meeting of the Arts and Culture Committee is scheduled for Thursday, December 28, 2023, from 6 to 7 pm.  Facebook info is here.  The draft agenda is here.  Please contact the committee chair, to get on the mailing list for this Committee, or for more info!

The Fundraising Committee meets irregularly, as needed.  Please contact the committee chair to get on the mailing list for this Committee, or for more info!

A Governance and Legislation Committee meeting will be scheduled when needed. Please contact the committee chair, Bob Brown, to sign up, or for more info!

We send out a newsletter each month, right before our Board Meeting.  Do you get it?
If not, view a recent newsletter here, then sign up to get it monthly here.

Speaking of newsletters, the SOMA West Community Benefit District does a great one, highlighting events — both social and political — affecting our part of the City.  Check it out and subscribe here.

San Francisco has nine Cultural Districts, each supporting a unique aspect of the City’s cultural mosaic.  Links to each of them are here. For more in-depth coverage, you can subscribe to a newsletter, published quarterly by the Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development.

We keep adding links to our Resource Guide page.  Use it!

Threats to our South of Market businesses and institutions can arise quickly, and may require a quick community response.  Sign up here to join our SOMA Action network.

If you have not yet seen it, please read our Statement of Solidarity, and consider what you personally can do to fight racism, injustice, and abuse of police power.

The next meeting of the Board of the Friends of Eagle Plaza is scheduled for Wednesday, December 13, 2023, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  To be added to the “Friends of Eagle Plaza” mailing list, click here.  To make a donation to the Friends of Eagle Plaza, click here. To stay up to date, like and follow them on Facebook.  To learn more about the Plaza’s design, construction and stewardship, click here, or write to

District 10 Pride Ride

African American Art & Cultural District has invited the members and friends of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District to attend their District 10 Pride Ride on Saturday, October 28!

Meet up at 11 am at Crane Cove Park (19th Street and Illinois).  Ride out at 12 noon and end at the after party at Gralla Wines (2022 Lane Street).

If you have a motorcycle, bicycle or scooter, join them for the Fourth Annual D10 Pride Ride to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month and the trailblazers who made an out-and-proud event like this possible!

This year, they’re starting at Crane Cove Park in Dogpatch and riding down Third Street to Gratta Wines in Bayview.

They are leaning fully into Halloween weekend so come dressed up in your costumes to enter the chance to win cash prizes! They will also have a Pimp Your Ride station at our decorating table before the ride (11am–12pm).

After the ride, join them for an after-party at Gratta Wines for live music by Los Bahianatos, pizza from Bayview Pasta, raffles for special gifts (20 free pizzas!), drinks, and community.

To ride, register on Eventbrite and please consider donating during checkout.

The first 20 people to register on Eventbrite and check in at the launch site will get a pizza pass, good for one free pizza from Bayview Pasta.

Full info here or here.

SOMA Second Saturdays!

SOMA Second Saturdays
Holiday Market 2023!

December 9. 2023, noon to 5 pm
at SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
Vendors!  Entertainment!  Gear Swap!

(there be no SOMA Second Saturdays event in November or January)

Thanks to a generous grant from Success Centers, the vendor fee for a space (including a table and two chairs) is only $30. The link to apply will be posted soon.

A free shuttle, courtesy of San Francisco Love Tours, will be making a continuous circle through SOMA with stops at SF Eagle, Azucar Lounge, Zozi’s Loft, Leather Etc., Mr S Leather, and Lone Star Saloon.

Special bondage suspension program with Twisted Windows.

    • Give a new kinky life to items that no longer fit your body or lifestyle!
    • You can choose to receive all the cash that is collected for your items, or to donate any or all of it to support SOMA Second Saturdays.
    • You should also visit us to buy yourself some new stuff, cheap!
    • Find full information about the Gear Swap here.

Additional Info:
This is a smoke-free event

Volunteers Needed!
Contact to sign up!

Performers, do you want to appear at a LEATHER District event? Apply here!

Chat about it, meet your friends, compare notes on Bloom
(updated link coming soon)

SOMA Second Saturday is presented by:
the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District,
Folsom Street,
& the SOMA West Community Benefit District,
with support from Success Centers,