This month’s newsletter includes:

Board Meeting

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

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time
To participate, join the Zoom meeting here.
You can also call 1 408 638 0968 and enter Meeting ID: 847 8906 0820 Passcode: 972086

This will -- we hope -- be a joyous and historic day, and truly the start of a new era for our country.  Take a few minutes to share your joy with us.  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.

Queer Culture Club

We were very pleased to help con-sponsor the GLBT Historical Society’s new “Queer Culture Club,” series, which began last week with the Historical Society’s executive director Terry Beswick interviewing gay radical sex photographer Mark I. Chester.  (See more info here.)  Watch for future episodes of the series, on the second Thursday of each month.  

Walking Tour Needs Input

Your memories and photographs of the Miracle Mile are precious.  Share them with your friends and future visitors by contributing to our planned Leathertown Walking Tour.  Details are here.

Erotic Storytelling Hour

If you haven't yet dropped in on our Erotic Storytelling Hours on alternate Tuesdays, you are missing out on some friendly, sexy, fun. The next installment is on Tuesday, January 19, at 8 pm; Zoom in here, visit the Facebook event for more info, or click here to see videos of some of our past evenings!  (Be 18+!)   

We are also thrilled to note that our host for this event, Sumiko Saulsonis a recipient of a Horror Writer's Association's 2020 DIversity Grant.   The grants were created by the HWA to help remove some of the barriers—often unseen but very real—which limit the amount of horror fiction being published by diverse voices. 

Ways to Get Involved

Help shape the future of SOMA!  Have your voice heard, participate in any or all of these meetings!


These days many of us are taking walks, just to get out of the house.  That can be a great opportunity to visit and appreciate the Murals and other street art in our neighborhood. And if your building is in the District and you would be intertested in a mural, apply here, read more here, or get in touch with us at info@sflcd.org.   

Folsom Street Upgrades

Brace yourself:  the City is planning some big improvements for Folsom Street, and our Cultural District is helping .  Learn more here.

Artists and Artisans Spotlight

Do you belong in our Artists and Artisans Spotlight?  Click here to sign up.  

Do you want to commision a work of art?  Hire a musician or DJ? Support the work of queer, kinky and disadvantaged artists?  Add to your personal collection of erotica?  Click here to browse our Cultural Catalog.   

Street Fairs

Folsom Street Events has announced that there will be no "in person" Folsom Street Fair or Up Your Alley Fairs in 2021.  But the Bears of San Francisco and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are planning a 2021 Bearrison Street Fair, and would love to have your help in planning it.  Join a team at https://forms.gle/dh8ornvA14heyoki9.

Staying in Touch

Please like, follow, and contribute to our pages on social media:

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Please repost, retweet, echo or otherwise spread the word about our events and posts! Both individual and group social media welcome. 

This will help us reach and involve a more diverse community, including young folks, women, trans folks, BIPOC, and other underrepresented groups. 

Time to Renew?

Memberships in the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District last one full year, so if you joined around this time in 2020, you will be getting an invitation to renew soon.  Membership is just $15 per year, and we waive that for anyone who is experiencing hardship (due to COVID-19 or for any other reason).  But you don't have to wait to be reminded:  you can renew at any time, and your membership will extend another full 365 days.  And if you are NOT already a member, what are you waiting for?  Click here to join or renew.     

Please stay safe through this difficult Winter, that we may have a reawakening in Spring, a hot Summer, and an awesome Autumn!

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