Out of Site

If you enjoyed the “Out of Site: SOMA” tour (either in person  or online), you might want to catch EyeZen Presents’ latest on-the-street theatrical event, Out of Site: Haight- Ashbury, a performance-driven queer history tour running weekends through July.  Full info and tickets are at https://www.eyezen.org/oos-haight.

 

 

Save Azúcar Lounge’s Parklet

 

There is a petition to save Azúcar Lounge’s Parklet:
https://www.change.org/p/city-of-san-francisco-save-az%C3%BAcar-lounge-s-community-parklet

More info is on the Azúcar Lounge Facebook Page.

We believe this issue will also be discussed at the SOMA /West Community Benefit District’s Neighborhood Identity Committee Meeting on Tuesday June 22, 2021, from 6pm – 7pm (PDT).  You can join the Zoom Meeting at  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7408417062?pwd=QlNHendZa3hyV0ExVTBBOTJON0F0QT09 (Zoom Meeting ID: 740 841 7062, Passcode: 334441).

Thanks for supporting this important local business.

New Mural Decorates Oasis

 

On Monday morning, May 24, a new mural, titled “In Loving Memory of Sylvester – Mighty Real San Francisco Funk”, was dedicated on the Folsom Street wall of the Oasis nightclub.

The mural was painted by local artist Josh Katz, whose work can also be seen on our neighborhood’s handsome themed trash cans, on our Artists’ Spotlight Page, and on his own Website. Josh works primarily as a spray paint muralist and stencil artist, and says he has taken inspiration both from the life and music of Sylvester, and from Oasis itself.  

Speakers at the dedication included Josh Katz, Bob BrownCal Callahan, D’Arcy Drollinger, Matt Haney, Honey Mahogany, and  Reverend Marvin K. White.

You can enjoy this stunning video about the mural, created by videographer Val Eydelman (@vvvitalman).

The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District is proud to have played a role in making this public artwork happen, and looks forward to arranging and funding more inspiring murals for the neighborhood in the coming months.  You can view a map of some our District’s other murals here.  

  

Honey Mahogany Elected

As reported in the  Bay Area ReporterSan Francisco Democrats have elected city native Honey Mahogany as the first transgender and first Black chair of the local party. The first trans person in the U.S. to chair a local Democratic Party, Mahogany is now one of the party’s highest-ranking transgender officials in the state and country.

The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District congratulates Mahogany, who is also chief legislative aide for our District Supervisor Matt Haney, part of the Stud cooperative, a co-founder of the Transgender District, and a long-time friend of our community and organization,

Hearing on City Funding

The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) and Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) invite you to join us for an online public hearing to provide your input on preliminary funding recommendations for 2021-2022 services. This meeting is part of the annual process to receive community input on funding recommendations in accordance with the City’s Citizen Participation Plan for federal funding.

WHEN
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

WHERE
Register in advance for a Zoom webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UN3RbKf1SgiLZHEbsJ0l1A
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Cantonese, Spanish and Filipino interpretation services will be provided at the June 1st public hearing.

The preliminary funding recommendations for 2021-2022 community development, economic development, workforce development and homeless services will include funding under the following four federal programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA). The funding recommendations will be available for public review and comment from May 26, 2021 to June 24, 2021.

The 2021-2022 Action Plan will be the second-year implementation plan under the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. It outlines community development and affordable housing strategies and priorities that will be supported with the four federal funding sources listed above and other funding sources administered by MOHCD during the program year that starts on July 1, 2021 and ends on June 30, 2022. The amount of funding the City and County of San Francisco will receive from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for 2021-2022 is as follows: CDBG – $18,887,307; HOME – $5,161,731; and ESG – $1,590,749. The City and County of San Francisco will receive $7,041,373 in HOPWA funding for San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.

CDBG, HOME, ESG and HOPWA funds will be used to support the following five objectives, which are described in San Francisco’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan:

  • Families and individuals are stably housed;
  • Families and individuals are resilient and economically self-sufficient;
  • Communities have healthy physical, social, and business infrastructure;
  • Communities at risk of displacement are stabilized; and,
  • City works to eliminate the causes of racial disparities.

The Draft 2021-2022 Action Plan will be available for public review and comment from June 10, 2021 to July 9, 2021. Please note that the specific funding recommendations for projects for the 2021-2022 program year will be made available for public review and comment from May 26, 2021 to June 24, 2021, as noted above, and will not be included in the Draft Action Plan document.

The preliminary funding recommendations and the Draft 2021-2022 Action Plan will be available electronically on the MOHCD website at https://sfmohcd.org/, OEWD website at https://oewd.org/, and HSH website at http://hsh.sfgov.org/ on the dates listed above. Due to the current shelter in place order, hard copies of these documents will not be available.

Members of the public who wish to provide feedback on the preliminary funding recommendations may do so at the June 1st virtual public hearing or by submitting written comments to gloria.woo@sfgov.org. The deadline for receiving written comments on the preliminary funding recommendations is June 24, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Members of the public who wish to provide feedback on the Draft 2021-2022 Action Plan may do so by submitting written comments to gloria.woo@sfgov.org. The deadline for receiving written comments on the Draft Action Plan is July 9, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

If you have questions, please email Gloria Woo at gloria.woo@sfgov.org.