Board Elections Now In Progress

The Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District is now holding elections, to select individuals to serve as members of its Board of Directors, and as its President.

Four seats are open:  three of them are for three-year terms, and one is for a two-year term. The position of President is for a one-year term.  Voting ends at 5pm on Monday, August 14.  All terms start at the end of the Annual Membership Meeting of August 16, 2023.

If you were unable to attend our Candidates Night, at which all the candidates spoke and responded to questions, you can view it at the following link:  

Learn more, and meet the candidates here.

LeatherWalk 2023 Launch Party

Don’t miss…

The LeatherWalk Launch Party

on Tuesday, August 15, 2023
from 6 to 7:30 pm, at the SF Eagle.  


Facebook event info

LeatherWalk 2023 Info!

Flying Our Colors

Just as we were admiring the new pole wraps on the lamp posts of SOMA… surprise!  New “pole banner” flags, bearing both the Cultural District logo and the colorful design of our custom bandanas. have now appeared!

Fifty of them are going up today and Monday, along Folsom, Harrison, and cross streets from 8th to 12th.

One side of the duplex banners features the name and logo of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, over a background that reads “Kink / Consent / Queer / Power”.  The other side displays the pattern of the District’s custom bandanas (including boot-prints and other imagery), in one of seven classic “hankie” colors.

Gerardo Lopez and his team from A3 Visual mount Cultural District pole banners above Eagle Plaza.

The Cultural District sends its thanks to Supervisor Matt Dorsey and Legislative Aide Bryan Dahl for moving both of these long-awaited projects forward.

SOMA Poles Wrapped with Leather Pride

The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District contracted installation of 107 Leather Pride Flag images on light poles in the District as part of our placemaking efforts to reinforce the aesthetic and the identity of our unique neighborhood.

Look for them on Folsom, Harrison, Howard, Ringold, the Eagle Plaza and numbered cross streets!

The Leather Pride Flag design reflects the crosswalks at Eagle Plaza, and the world’s largest, flying Leather Pride flag on the Tony DeBlase Flagpole.

The 25″ tall flags include the Cultural District logo, and are positioned high enough on the poles to allow for both good visibility and space below for temporary event posters.  They have an anti-graffiti coating and have been heat sealed to the light poles.

Zack Richter, of A3 Visual, installs one of the 100+ Leather Pride Flags on Harrison Street.

It was a long road to get them approved, manufactured and installed.  The District would like to thank Supervisor Matt Dorsey, aide Bryan Dahl, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Bear Pad and A3 Visual for all their help in making this happen!

Go take a look!