Timely Reminders

If you just learned about San Francisco’s LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District…. Welcome!

Please explore below for information about the Cultural District.  If you are not already receiving email from us, please click here to be kept informed about our meetings and activities.

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. 

Thanks to everyone who attended and helped produce the “Keep SOMA Kinky” Arcade at the 2020 virtual Folsom Street Fair.  For the results of our contests — including the winning videos of our Fetish Runway — please click here.

This is a great time to become a full Voting Member of the Cultural District!  Click here to get started!  And, during the current COVID-19 crisis, anyone whose income or living situation has been impacted by it is eligible to receive the low-income dues waiver, regardless of other circumstances.  Your free membership is good for one year.

We are actively seeking community input on ways to preserve and improve our special South of Market neighborhood.  We invite you to submit your own ideas, suggestions, and thoughts on a number of important topics: 

Give us your Input!

The next meeting of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from  6:00 to 8:00 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 Zoom Meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84789060820?pwd=MWJibExLMEN3VGgzUGgrTm41WURRUT09, or call 1-408-638-0968 and use Meeting ID: 847 8906 0820 and Passcode: 972086.  Please note the meeting time, and contact manager@sflcd.org if you have questions.   The proposed agenda can be viewed here.  Minutes of past Board meetings can be reviewed here.

Are you ready to take your BDSM and kink to the next level? Learn from the pros in our kink + BDSM workshop series, which we call “Little Shop of Whores”.  The workshops are presented by the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District and curated by Maxine Holloway,. 

The next installment is called “Raising the Intensity”, and will be led by Domina Portia Moon on  Friday, November 13th, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  This is a FREE online event; donations to our class facilitators during the class are welcome and encouraged.  Pre-registration is required.  Please pre-register here .  

The first in the series, called “Practicing Anti-Racism in Kink and BDSM Play Negotiations”, was led by Professional Dominatrix, erotic performing artist, and kink and BDSM educator, Mistress Vivienne Vai, on 10/1/2020.

Please click here for more information about the series, and to view a video of the first session.

Do you have opinions?  Sure you do, but we mean specifically do you have opinions about SOMA and kink and the future of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District?    Please share your opinions using our Community Input form

To see a video about our CHHESS report by Julia Sabory, from the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), please click here.  

Need we say more?

We host an Erotic Storytelling Hour every other Tuesday.  Click here to see who’s reading next time, and click here to see videos of some of our past evenings!  Be 18+

The city of San Francisco needs volunteers to help deliver meals, deliver medications, connect with elderly residents, and all sorts of help for our community. Info is at https://sf.gov/be-emergency-volunteer

Remember:  You can text “COVID19SF” to 888-777 to receive official updates on how San Franciscans can best cope with the COVID-19 crisis.

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.

SF Catalyst is expanding to better serve leather, queer, and kink organizations and individuals!  But it will need your help. Find more details and donate to ensure SF Catalyst remains a thriving community space here.

The next online meeting of the Arts and Culture Committee is set for Thursday, November 19, 2020, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Info at Facebook post . Join with Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89554242702 or call 1 408 638 0968 and use Meeting ID: 895 5424 2702.

The proposed agenda can be viewed here.  You can view the draft minutes of the March meeting here, of the April meeting here., of the May meeting here, the June meeting here.  the July meeting here. and the October meeting herePlease contact the committee chair, David Hyman, to join this Committee, or for more info! 

The Arts and Culture Committee has created a Walking Tour Subcommittee, whose next meeting is set for Wednesday, November 4, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Join with Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83570308076, or call 1-408-638-0968 US and enter Meeting ID: 835 7030 8076. You can view the proposed agenda here.  All are welcome to participate.  Please contact the committee chair, David Hyman, to be brought up to date, and get on the mailing list for this Subcommittee! 

The next online meeting of our Diversity and Membership Committee is set for Thursday, November 5, 2020, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Join via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87865884248 , or call 1 408 638 0968 and use Meeting ID: 878 6588 4248.  RSVP is not required.  For more information about the Committee or how to participate online, please contact the committee chair, Gene Edmond! We hope you can join us!

The next online Land Use Committee Meeting is set for Tuesday, November 10, 2020, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  Zoom Meeting login info coming soon.  Please contact the committee chair, Lexx King, for more info! 

The next online meeting of the Communications Committee is set for Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.  Join the Zoom Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84039453815 or call in to 1-669-900-6833 and use Meeting ID: 840 3945 3815.  Please contact the committee chair,  Bob Brown, to join this Committee, or for more info!

If you missed our Open House on February 12, fear not!  You can view the video here!  The slide show (which is hard to see on the video) can be viewed here.

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

The next meeting of the Board of the Friends of Eagle Plaza is scheduled for Monday, November 11, 2020, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/friendsofeagleplaza/ or http://www.eagleplaza.org/friendsofeagleplaza, or write to eagle.plaza.mailing.list@sflcd.org.  


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