Town Hall Meeting

Thanks for attending our Town Hall!

If you missed it, OR if you did not get a chance to give input on all the topics you care about, please use our
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This meeting was a key step in the creation of our District’s Cultural History, Housing and Economic Sustainability Strategies (CHHESS) report, which will guide our organization’s efforts — and help shape San Francisco city policy and priorities — for the next 3 to 5 years.

The Town Hall included this presentation about our CHHESS report by Julia Sabory, from the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD):


The meeting also included breakouts session, with focus groups on the following topics:

Historic Preservation
Preserve and develop cultural and historic buildings, businesses, organizations, traditions, arts, events, & district aesthetics.

Tenant Protections
Protect tenants from displacement and promote affordable housing & homeownership.

Arts & Culture
Attract and support artists and cultural enterprises.

Economic & Workforce Development
Promote jobs, tourism and economic opportunities that stabilize the district’s economy.

Land Use
Create City regulations, tools and programs that support businesses & industries that advance the cultural district.

Cultural Competency
Promote culturally and appropriate City Services, policies, and narratives.


Election Results!

Online voting has now closed, and the results are below. 

Board of Directors

Of the 61 voters in this election, 39 cast ballots. Eric See, Val Langmuir, and Gene Edmond are the winners after counting the ballots using Scottish STV. You can view how OpaVote counted the ballots here.


Of the 61 voters in this election, 39 cast ballots. Bob Goldfarb is the winner after counting the ballots using San Francisco RCV. Bob Goldfarb had 92% of the votes in the final round. You can view how OpaVote counted the ballots here.

For convenient reference, the Board of Directors for 2020-2021 will be: Bob Goldfarb (President), Bob Brown, Gene Edmond, David Hyman, Val Langmuir, York Ng, Gayle Rubin,  Eric See, and Erik Will.

Details about the election procedures can be found here.  You can still read the Statements of Candidates here. To learn more about our vote-counting procedures, please visit this page, and explore the rest of the OpaVote Web site.  If you have questions or concerns, please  contact

The Nomination Committee of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District extends its thanks to everyone who participated in this election.  

View 2020-21 Board and Officers here.

Gateway Design Survey

The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District may have an opportunity to construct a major piece of public art, to serve as a “gateway” to our special SOMA neighborhood.

We have had a number of excellent design submissions, and our Committee has narrowed our choices to four designs:





Please click on each submission, above,
to view it or read the description.

Then please click here to give us your opinion.

Cultural District Will be Part of OurTownSF LGBTQ Nonprofit Expo 2020

Now in its 5th year, OurTownSF LGBTQ Nonprofit Expo 2020 will once again be the world’s largest LGBTQ resource fair!   This virtual event takes place online August 15, 2020 from 12:30-4:30pm.    It is free to attend and offers Bay Area groups serving the LGBTQ community the opportunity to attract new clients, volunteers, board members and donors.

San Francisco” LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District will have its Zoom Room open to share info about the Cultural District, and to encourage folks to sign up for our mailing list or become members.  Board Members are urged to volunteer to help help staff the Zoom Room.

To sign up for a volunteer shift, please go to:  For information about volunteering, please write to, or call 415-652-6790.

The annual event is a FREE expo of arts, community, fundraiser, health, athletic, legal, political, recovery, service & spiritual groups serving the Bay Area LGBTQ  community, all coming together for a day of community building.  These groups are going through tough times.  Take this opportunity to meet up with dozens of groups and help support them as a new client, board member, volunteer or donor. Warning! This event is always super queer!

After an intro by Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, plus entertainment by The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band and a member of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, attendees will be directed to links in order to reach participants, discounts at various Castro businesses and door prizes.  Links to several forms of health consultations and insurance registration will also be available.

For more information, please visit or the Facebook event.