Timely Reminders

The Arts and Culture Committee meeting normally scheduled for June 23 is cancelled.  There is simply too much happening with regard to Pride this week.  Instead, we will have a joint meeting of the Arts and Culture Committee and the Walking Tour Subcommittee on Wednesday, July 6, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  Join at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88470691792, or call 1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) and enter Meeting ID: 884 7069 1792.  The draft agenda is here.  Please contact the committee chair, David Hyman, to get on the mailing list for  this Committee, or for more info!


The next online meeting of the Fundraising Committee  is set for Tuesday, July 5, 2022from 5:00 to 6:00 pm..  Please contact the committee chair to get on the mailing list for  this Committee, or for more info!


The next Walking Tour Subcommittee Meeting is set for Wednesday, July 6, 2022, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. This will be a joint meeting with the Arts and Culture Committee.  Join at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88470691792 or call 1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) and enter Meeting ID: 884 7069 1792..  This will be a joint meeting with the Arts and Culture Committee.  Draft agenda is here.  


The next online meeting of our Diversity and Membership Committee is set for Thursday, July 7, 2022, 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.  More info is here, or contact manager@sflcd.org.   We hope you can join us!


The next online meeting of the Land Use Committee Meeting is set for Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 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 is set for Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  Join via Zoom here.  More info is here, or contact the committee chair,  Bob Brown!


We now host our Erotic Storytelling Hour on the second Thursday of each month.  Our next one is Thursday, July 14, 2022, from 8 to 9 pm, and will featured guests from the AIDS Walk “Team Goth”.

Come hear some provocative, graphic, sexy, titillating, and funny stories (and more) from selected writers of our community.  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 next meeting of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 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 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 here.  Please contact manager@sflcd.org if you have questions. Minutes of past Board meetings can be reviewed here.


Plan ahead:  LeatherWalk is September 18, 2022,   It will start at City Hall, and end at the Leather Pride Celebration in Eagle Plaza.

These events mark the start of LeatherWeek in San Francisco, which of course leads up to the Folsom Street Fair on September 25. 

Watch for full details about all of these events!   


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!

 


The Second Annual Bearrison Street Fair will be held on Harrison Street at 11th Street on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Bearrison — a collaboration between the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc., (SPI) and the Bears of San Francisco (BOSF) — is an inclusive event for all members of the adult LGBTI+ community, which promotes body positivity for all and builds a more supportive, welcoming, and inclusive bear scene by representing a diverse arena of cultures.

The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District was proud to have been a Presenting Sponsor of last year’s Fair; pictures from that event are up on their web site

This would be a great time to sign up for one of their volunteer teams.


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 eight 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, to be published quarterly by the Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development.  


The space formerly known as “SF Catalyst” is  now Transform1060!   You can help keep this important leather/kink/fetish community space open and thriving:  attend an event, volunteer at an event, or host an event now.  And, if you can, contribute to their Capital Campaign here.


Do you own or manage a building or business in our Cultural District?  Does it have some history relevant to our queer and kinky communities?  Do you want to learn more about it?  Look here.

And while we have your attention, building owner/manager:  Would you like a mural on your building?  We would like to make it happen for you!   Decorate The Streets


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.


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!


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, May 17, 2022, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

Zoom into meeting at Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89493852487 or call 1-669-900-6833, and use Meeting ID: 894 9385 2487.  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 info@eagleplaza.org.


       

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