This month’s newsletter includes:

Board Meeting

The December 21 meeting of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District Board of Directors has been cancelled, so folks can celebrate the holidays. 

As always, minutes of past Board meetings are available for your review, and manager@sflcd.org is available to answer any questions. 

Please join us for any of our Board and Committee meetings when they resume in January! 

Second Entrepreneur Training Program Cohort Starting in January

The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District Entrepreneur Training Program is a nine-week training program where up to ten new entrepreneurs from new or existing businesses serving the leather and kink communities will work as a cohort in a mutually supportive environment to develop their respective businesses from the ground up.

Golden Gate Guards Rolls Up Banner

The Golden Gate Guards held their Anniversary Party at the San Francisco Eagle on November19, both celebrating and ending 36 years of fun, fellowship, and fundraising in service to the leather, motorcycle, and alternative-lifestyle communities.  Details of the event, and the Guards, can be found in their online archives,

Their annual and infamous Golden Dildeaux Awards will continue, and will be produced by us!  We are excited to take on this fun and competitive tradition!

We will also take on the Color Guard, which is often seen at community parades and events.  Contact us if you would like the Color Guard to appear at your event.

Holiday Market

Sassy Santa; photo by Fire Dragon Photo
The SOMA Second Saturday Holiday Market! was held on December 10, at SOMArts, at the Wicked Grounds Annex, and at other locations around the Cultural District.  Attendees patronized dozens of local and kinky vendors, browsed the Leather / Gear Swap, admired the suspension bondage of Twisted Windows, and visited our sassy Santa.  A free Hippie Bus shuttled guests among the various indoor locations, and many folks stuck around for evening entertainments at various SOMA venues. 

SOMA Second Saturdays are a joint project of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, Folsom Street, and the SOMA West Community Benefit District.  SOMA Second Saturdays will take January off; watch for details of a Game Day event in February!

Erotic Storytelling Hour (online)

HIV Study 

The LetSync Study with the UC San Francisco Center for Aids Preventions Studies (CAPS). is expanding their eligibility criteria, and they are now looking for 110 couples throughout the U.S. to evaluate a mobile health intervention for couples living with HIV. If you are a couple where:at least one person is HIV+ and identifies as a racial/ethnic minority, and both persons are 18+ y/o, assigned male at birth (cis men, trans women, and/or non-binary folks), have a smartphone and valid phone #, and a valid U.S. mailing address, you could each earn up to $430 for your participation. 

For more info, click here.  If you are interested, please click here to take 2-min. screener! 

District Merchandise

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Best wishes to you all for a safe, healthy, and kinky holiday season!  

584 Castro Street #140
San Francisco, CA 94114
United States