This month’s newsletter includes:

Board Meeting

The next meeting of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District Board of Directors is scheduled for:

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Join the Zoom meeting here.
Or call 1 408 638 0968 and enter Meeting ID: 847 8906 0820 Passcode: 972086

For questions, contact manager@sflcd.org

View:  the draft agendaminutes of past Board meetings.

Board Elections

We are pleased to report that our annual Board elections have been completed, and that Bob Brown, Jonathan Ojinaga and Byrd Bannick have been elected to our Board, for three-year terms beginning at the close of this Wednesday's board meeting. We offer our congratulations and welcome the new board members!  We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to retiring Directors York Ng and Erik Will for their hard work and contributions over the last two years. 

Our Board member, Bob Goldfarb, was re-elected to the President’s position for a one-year term.  

Our thanks to everyone who participated in the election!

LeatherWalk 2021! 

Plans are moving forward for LeatherWalk 2021!  This year, the Walk with start on the steps of San Francisco City Hall on Sunday, September 19, and will visit many of our favorite neighborhood spots and watering holes, culminating with Leather Pride Fest at Eagle Plaza.  Please sign up and make your donation today at LeatherWalk.org.  

Remember, San Francisco's Leather Week begins with LeatherWalk at 11:00 am, on Sunday, 9/19/2021 on the steps of SF City Hall, and continues through the MEGAHOOD 2021 Street Fair on Folsom Street on 9/26/21.  Enjoy every minute of it!

SOMA Second Saturdays!

Our SOMA Second Saturdays events have successfully relocated to 12th Street, stretching from Folsom to Harrison Streets and incorporating the newly-completed Eagle Plaza.

At the August event, people enjoyed the company, kinky crafts and artwork, beverages at the SF Eagle, and food at DNA Pizza and other local spots.    

The next SOMA Second Saturdays is September 11; sign up now as a vendor, an artist, or to volunteer. See details and sign-up forms here.

Volunteer Opportunities

For either opportunity, please contact Cal Callahan, District Manager, at manager@sflcd.org

Erotic Storytelling Hour

Our Erotic Storytelling Hours continue online, on alternate Tuesdays, from 8 to 9 p.m., Check us out on August 17 and 31.  18+ only.

Other Events 

It can be hard to keep track of all the online and in-person events that matter to us queer and kinky folks. 

To assist you, we have our own Cultural District Events page, with a handy list of links to other kinky event calendars

To add an event to the calendar, or a calendar to the list, please contact web@sflcd.org!    

District Membership

Join the Cultural District!  Membership is $15 (dues waiver available for financial hardship).

Join or renew.
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For assistance, please contact manager@sflcd.org.

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To update the newsletters or committee news you receive, your contact information or the demographic info on your profile, click here: Edit Your Info (this personalized link expires in 7 days). 

You can also add yourself to the "Save SOMA Action Network" or "Volunteer" groups.  

And if you got onto our mailing list by writing your name on a list, you might want to double-check if we read it correctly!  Spelling counts!


Staying in Touch

Please follow, repost, retweet, or otherwise share the news about our events and posts! Your social media activity helps us reach more underrepresented groups. Use the social media links below.  Word of mouth is good too.   

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This is a particularly challenging time for our community, as we struggle to return to full openness:  Let the experience and support of your fellow kinksters inspire you to stay safe and stay strong!  

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