While in San Francisco, be sure to explore the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District.
Our volunteers are working to create an actual walking tour guide that will enable you to hear about the current and historically-important locations. Stops will include:
Eagle Plaza – the World’s First and Only Leather-Themed Public Plaza
The Stud – A unique queer venue and nightlife hub, owned and operated by an 18-person worker-owner cooperative
The Oasis — once a bathhouse with a swimming pool, today a nightspot with the best in Drag and All-Male revues.
Wicked Grounds – Possibly the World’s first, and definitely the best loved, combination coffee-house and kink culture and education center. Check out their books and toys, too!
Yesterday’s Leather Bars — Visit the locations of the Slot, the Barracks, FeBe’s, the Ambush, and dozens of other long-gone but not-forgotten leather hangouts.
The 11th Street Entertainment District – These nightlife venues (including the famous DNA Lounge) mostly cater to non-LGBTQ folks, but they can be fun anyway.
The Murals of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District – Formal murals, casual street art, and even billboards help enliven the District.
The back streets and alleys of SoMa — filled with interesting architecture and amazing history.
And much more.
Until that tour is ready, we encourage you to print out our brochure and explore on your own. Have fun!