Training Offered by Humanmade

We are pleased to let you know about an upcoming Next Generation Manufacturing training session which begins on January 18th, 2021.

This is a free 12-week program where participants get hard skills related to 3D printing or CNC, and get soft skills training and assistance with resumes, cover letters, and other job readiness. Additionally, participants get full access to the shop so there are plenty of other skills and machines to learn such as the laser cutter, vinyl cutter, wood shop, metal shop, 3D printers, industrial sewing and much more.

Priority will go to applicants who are low income, women and people of color, but our only eligibility requirements are that applicants be 18 years or older, have a high school diploma or GED, and fluent in English. The language requirement is flexible and is included because class instruction and the materials are only available in English.

More info is in the video below, and at https://www.humanmade.org/workforce-development.

If you or someone you know might be interested, fill out this interest form or reach out directly to Brenda Orellana, Humanmade Client Support and Outreach Coordinator, 510-227-4451, at brenda@humanmade.org.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1oUEsvCIcc

 

Timely Reminders

If you just learned about San Francisco’s LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District…. Welcome!

Please explore below for information about the Cultural District.  If you are not already receiving email from us, please click here to be kept informed about our meetings and activities.


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. 


Thanks to everyone who attended and helped produce the “Keep SOMA Kinky” Arcade at the 2020 virtual Folsom Street Fair.  For the results of our contests — including the winning videos of our Fetish Runway — please click here.


This is a great time to become a full Voting Member of the Cultural District!  Click here to get started!  And, during the current COVID-19 crisis, anyone whose income or living situation has been impacted by it is eligible to receive the low-income dues waiver, regardless of other circumstances.  Your free membership is good for one year.


We are actively seeking community input on ways to preserve and improve our special South of Market neighborhood.  We invite you to submit your own ideas, suggestions, and thoughts on a number of important topics: 

Give us your Input!


The next meeting of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 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 Zoom Meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84789060820?pwd=MWJibExLMEN3VGgzUGgrTm41WURRUT09, or call 1-408-638-0968 and use Meeting ID: 847 8906 0820 and Passcode: 972086.  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.


Are you ready to take your BDSM and kink to the next level? Learn from the pros in our kink + BDSM workshop series, which we call “Little Shop of Whores”.  The workshops are presented by the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District and curated by Maxine Holloway,. 

The next installment is called “Raising the Intensity”, and will be led by Domina Portia Moon on  Friday, November 13th, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  This is a FREE online event; donations to our class facilitators during the class are welcome and encouraged.  Pre-registration is required.  Please pre-register here .  

The first in the series, called “Practicing Anti-Racism in Kink and BDSM Play Negotiations”, was led by Professional Dominatrix, erotic performing artist, and kink and BDSM educator, Mistress Vivienne Vai, on 10/1/2020.

Please click here for more information about the series, and to view a video of the first session.


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


To see a video about our CHHESS report by Julia Sabory, from the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), please click here.  


VOTE!
Need we say more?
 


We host an Erotic Storytelling Hour every other Tuesday.  Click here to see who’s reading next time, and click here to see videos of some of our past evenings!  Be 18+


The city of San Francisco needs volunteers to help deliver meals, deliver medications, connect with elderly residents, and all sorts of help for our community. Info is at https://sf.gov/be-emergency-volunteer


Remember:  You can text “COVID19SF” to 888-777 to receive official updates on how San Franciscans can best cope with the COVID-19 crisis.


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.


SF Catalyst is expanding to better serve leather, queer, and kink organizations and individuals!  But it will need your help. Find more details and donate to ensure SF Catalyst remains a thriving community space here.


The next online meeting of the Arts and Culture Committee is set for Thursday, November 19, 2020, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Info at Facebook post . Join with Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89554242702 or call 1 408 638 0968 and use Meeting ID: 895 5424 2702.

The proposed agenda can be viewed here.  You can view the draft minutes of the March meeting here, of the April meeting here., of the May meeting here, the June meeting here.  the July meeting here. and the October meeting herePlease contact the committee chair, David Hyman, to join this Committee, or for more info! 


The Arts and Culture Committee has created a Walking Tour Subcommittee, whose next meeting is set for Wednesday, November 4, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Join with Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83570308076, or call 1-408-638-0968 US and enter Meeting ID: 835 7030 8076. You can view the proposed agenda here.  All are welcome to participate.  Please contact the committee chair, David Hyman, to be brought up to date, and get on the mailing list for this Subcommittee! 


The next online meeting of our Diversity and Membership Committee is set for Thursday, November 5, 2020, 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.  For more information about the Committee or how to participate online, please contact the committee chair, Gene Edmond! We hope you can join us!


The next online Land Use Committee Meeting is set for Tuesday, November 10, 2020, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  Zoom Meeting login info coming soon.  Please contact the committee chair, Lexx King, for more info! 


The next online meeting of the Communications Committee is set for Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.  Join the Zoom Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84039453815 or call in to 1-669-900-6833 and use Meeting ID: 840 3945 3815.  Please contact the committee chair,  Bob Brown, to join this Committee, or for more info!


If you missed our Open House on February 12, fear not!  You can view the video here!  The slide show (which is hard to see on the video) can be viewed here.


A Governance and Legislation Committee meeting will be scheduled shortly. Please contact the committee chair, Bob Brown, to sign up, or for more info!


The next meeting of the Board of the Friends of Eagle Plaza is scheduled for Monday, November 11, 2020, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/friendsofeagleplaza/ or http://www.eagleplaza.org/friendsofeagleplaza, or write to eagle.plaza.mailing.list@sflcd.org.  


       

Erotic Storytelling Hour!

The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District is pleased to present another edition of our bi-weekly online event for persons 18+ only:

An Erotic Storytelling Hour!
Come hear some erotic, sexy, and funny stories and more
from selected writers of our community!
Tuesday, November 11, 2020, from 8 to 9 p.m.
Join via Zoom
Or call 1 408 638 0968 and enter meeting ID: 856 5465 2578 and password: 007266
Be 18+

Hosted by:
Sumiko Saulson

Featured Readers:
Dominique Leslie
Danny Thanh Nguyen
Element Eclipse

Special Guest Reader:
To he announced!

Have you missed our previous storytelling hours?  Are you over 18?  View them here!

Want to be a reader for a future event? contact: manager@sflcd.org


 

Thanks to all our past readers:


The session of October 28 was dedicated to the memory of Serena Toxicat.  Serena’s work can be found here:


    If you read for us but don’t see your name above, OR if you would like to see some info after your name (Web site, Instagram, email, Venmo, etc.) please write to arts-chair@sflcd.org and we will fix it.  

    Want to be a reader for a future event? Contact: manager@sflcd.org.

    If you enjoy listening, please become a member of the Cultural District: https://join.sflcd.org 

    Friends of the Lyon-Martin House Formed

    Members of LGBTQ+ communities in the Bay Area have formed a Friends of the Lyon-Martin House group to preserve the longtime home of pioneering lesbian activists Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon on Duncan Street in San Francisco, which recently sold for $2.25M. Lyon and Martin purchased the property in 1955 and lived there together until Del Martin’s death; Phyllis Lyon lived on in the house until her passing earlier this year.

    A “Friends of the Lyon-Martin House” team has been created, including Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, the GLBT Historical Society, and San Francisco Heritage, to ensure that this property is designated a San Francisco Landmark and preserved as one of San Francisco’s most iconic cultural sites.

    Check out the new website for the Friends of the Lyon-Martin House: https://www.friends-of-the-lyon-martin-house.com/.

    While on the site, you can sign a letter to the Board of Supervisors and Historic Preservation Commission, which will be submitted to the Board of Supervisors in advance of their 10/19 hearing.

    Please share the website and letter — created by Grete Miller — with your communities.  Thank you.

    Town Hall Meeting

    Thanks for attending our Town Hall!

    If you missed it, OR if you did not get a chance to give input on all the topics you care about, please use our
    Community Input form !

    Attend Town Hall!

    This meeting was a key step in the creation of our District’s Cultural History, Housing and Economic Sustainability Strategies (CHHESS) report, which will guide our organization’s efforts — and help shape San Francisco city policy and priorities — for the next 3 to 5 years.

    The Town Hall included this presentation about our CHHESS report by Julia Sabory, from the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD):

     

    The meeting also included breakouts session, with focus groups on the following topics:

    Historic Preservation
    Preserve and develop cultural and historic buildings, businesses, organizations, traditions, arts, events, & district aesthetics.

    Tenant Protections
    Protect tenants from displacement and promote affordable housing & homeownership.

    Arts & Culture
    Attract and support artists and cultural enterprises.

    Economic & Workforce Development
    Promote jobs, tourism and economic opportunities that stabilize the district’s economy.

    Land Use
    Create City regulations, tools and programs that support businesses & industries that advance the cultural district.

    Cultural Competency
    Promote culturally and appropriate City Services, policies, and narratives.

     

    Statement of Solidarity

    The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District’s leadership is deeply pained by the racist violence which continues in this country.

    We stand in solidarity with Black and Brown people and their allies worldwide who are peacefully expressing their outrage at racism, injustice, and abuse of police power.

    We stand in solidarity with the protesters engaged in powerful actions to demand justice, accountability, and systemic change.

    Only by standing together will it be possible to put an end to the senseless brutality we have witnessed for too long.

    The Leather and LGBTQ communities have a long history of collective strength in times of crisis and now we invoke that strength to call for freedom and fairness for all oppressed communities.

    We call on the entire community to work together to dismantle ingrained systems of inequality wherever they are found.  It will be a long journey to the end of institutionalized racism, but our community will act with strength, purpose, and solidarity until we see that day.

    Black Lives Matter.


    Community members have encouraged contributions to some of the organizations listed below.  Although the Cultural District has not reviewed these suggestions, and cannot specifically endorse them, we do urge our community to support the hard work of achieving safety, freedom and fairness for all oppressed communities.

    Other Lists of Resources:

    Join the District now – Become a Member – New Dues Waiver

    At our Diversity / Membership Committee meeeting on 4/2/2020, it was agreed that, during the current COVID-19 crisis, anyone whose income or living situation has been impacted by it is eligible to receive the low-income dues waiver, regardless of other circumstances.  Your free membership is good through December, 2020.

    That makes this an excellent time for you to head to our Membership Signup Page.  Members get to vote on Directors at the annual elections in August, and vote on critical matters presented at Special Membership Meetings.  Of course, anyone is welcome to attend and speak at our monthly Directors meetings and Committee meetings.  (Meeting dates and time, and online meeting log-in information can be found on our Calendar.)

    If you can afford to pay the full annual membership dues of $15 per year, we hope you will do so, to help cover our administrative costs and to show your support for the Cultural District’s work.  But the important thing is for you to be a member, to add your voice to ours when we discuss community needs and priorities with project developers and city leaders.  

    So join today.  And if you do happen to be stuck at home with nothing to do, feel free to explore this Web site — there’s lots of interesting stuff here!

    SF Catalyst Expands

    For over three years, SF Catalyst has provided a social and educational space to the SF bay area kink community. Now, SF Catalyst has taken a leap of faith and signed a lease, expanding Catalyst into the rest of the property located behind the existing play space.

    This will allow easy wheelchair access to the main space, expand maximum capacity, create additional event space, and provide a secure outdoor area. Once permitted to reopen, SF Catalyst will be able to provide the community with options to hold two or more events simultaneously and to provide meeting space for more smaller groups than it can currently accommodate. They will also be able to host cigar socials and other outdoor community activities.

    As an entirely volunteer-run venue, operating as part of the non-profit SF Bay Area Leather Alliance, Catalyst will need the community’s support to make it happen, and ijdeed to survive through the difficult times we are now in.

    You can help make sure that SF Catalyst is there for us then, by making a monthly donation now, through their Patreon campaign.  For full info and to make your donations, please visit www.patreon.com/sfcatalyst.

    For more info about SF Catalyst, visit www.sfcatalyst.org.

    Welcome to the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District Web Site

    Hi.  Thanks for your interest in the “LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District”, created by the City of San Francisco to honor, support, and protect the unique and special culture that has flourished in the South of Market area.

    We encourage anyone with an interest in the leather or kink community to learn about this project, and participate however they can.

    There are lots of ways to get informed and involved:

    • Read this brief introduction.
    • View our brochure.
    • Visit our “About us” page.
    • Become a Member of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District – or at least get on our mailing list – to be notified of meetings and other events, join a committee, or volunteer your skills.
    • Attend one of our semi-annual  Membership Meetings.
    • Attend (as a guest) one of our monthly Board Meetings.
    • Consider joining one of our important Committees, including the Arts and Culture Committee, the Communications Committee, The Governance Committee, the Land Use Committee, or the Diversity and Membership Committee.   
    • Share your opinions about our community’s needs, and our organization’s priorities, either using one of our open surveys, or by participating in a Focus Group or personal interview. 
    • Read the Resolution as approved by the Board of Supervisors, and signed by the Mayor on May 9, 2018, here.
    • Read the Vision and Mission Statements for the Cultural District here.
    • Read our full organizational Bylaws, here.
    • See a list of our current Board of Directors, here.
    • View a map of the Cultural District here.
    • Check out our calendar of Cultural District meetings and events, here.
    • Like and follow the SF LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District on Facebook.  
    • Join our Group on Fetlife.
    • Follow @sfleatherdist on Twitter or Instagram.  
    • Write to our group’s elected President, Robert Goldfarb, using the email address president@SFLCD.org or more generally to info@SFLCD.org.  

    Let’s see what we can do to make this happen, and make it happen right!

    Become a Member

    We are happy to invite you to become a full Voting Member of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District.

    Become a Member
    Please click here to become a full Voting Member of the Cultural District.


    Join the Mailing List 

    Please click here if you just want to get on our mailing list.

    View your information on file
    If you are already on our mailing list, you may click here to view and edit the information we have about you (including Committee memberships).   We will send you an email with a link to your data.

    To pay your annual membership dues with a credit card or e-check, click here.

    If you wish to make a credit card or echeck donation to assist the Cultural District, click here.

    NOTES:

    • Anyone is welcome to attend and speak at our monthly Directors meetings.  Only Voting Members get to vote for Directors at the annual elections in August, or vote on critical matters presented at Special Membership Meetings.
    • Membership dues are $15 per calendar year, and are intended only to cover our basic administrative costs.  Anyone who cannot afford the $15/year membership dues — or anyone whose income has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis can receive a Low-income Dues Waiver, but they must still agree with the Vision and Mission of the Cultural District, and meet other requirements.
    • Our finances are handled by our fiscal sponsor, SOMArts.  When you make a dues payment or donation, they will ask for your address and billing information, but they do NOT share all of that with us.  Please provide your LCD name and email address (if different) as a comment with your payment, to make sure we know it is coming from you.
    • We will send you an email confirming your official membership once we have verified your eligibility and confirmed receipt of your dues (or eligibility for dues waiver).  This is a manual process, so please be patient.  As always, if you have questions for us, use the contact phone number or email address shown on the right side of this page.
    • Do you not use email?  Do you and your partner share an email address?  Do you have some other special situation?  Do you want to support us as a business or organization?  Please give us a call – our contact info is on the right side of this page.
    • Thanks!

    Board, Membership, and Community Meetings

    Community participation is essential to the success of the Cultural District.

    All our meetings are free and open to all.

    During the COVID-19 Shelter in Place, all Board and Committee meetings are being held online, via Zoom .

    Please visit the Timely Reminders page for upcoming meeting dates, times, agendas, and logon links.  Our Calendar also lists our meetings and other important dates and events.

    Absent shelter-in-place restrictions, all meeting locations are ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible.  See more info at the bottom of this post.

    Come participate, help out, and be a part of our historic Cultural District!

    Board Meetings
    Community Meetings
    Membership Meetings
    Minutes of Community Meetings
    Committees
    General Information

    Board Meetings

    Meetings of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District Board of Directors are open to all, and your attendance and participation is welcome.  Time is included on each agenda for public comment.  When necessary, Executive Sessions may be held during which non-Directors will be asked to leave.  

    Board meetings are normally scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month.  Please refer to the Timely Reminders page or Calendar for details.

    For future reference, note that The SF LGBT Center is fully ADA compliant. Please use public transportation to access the Center. Street parking is limited. The SF LGBT Center is accessible by MUNI J,K,L,M,N or F, as well as bus lines 6,7,61,71. Please be considerate of our neighbors and do not block driveways or park in blue, yellow or white zones.

    Minutes of past Board meetings can be reviewed here.  Board minutes are posted once they are approved (typically at the following Board meeting).  Unless otherwise noticed, Board meetings are not recorded or live-streamed.

    Community Meetings

    Prior to the election of the Board of Directors, Community Meetings were held monthly; since the adoption in August 2019 of the Cultural District Bylaws and the election of a Board of Directors, there are now “Membership Meetings” held at least once each year, most recently on August 19, 2020, plus other community-wide events, including “Open House” and “Town Hall” events, as appropriate.

    Our last Open House was held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at the SF LGBT Center in San Francisco. You can view the video of that event here!  Our latest

    Our most recent Town Hall for the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District was held on August 25, 2020, and welcomed 97 participants.  Details are at https://sfleatherdistrict.org/town-hall/.

     

    Membership Meetings

    Although anyone is welcome to attend and speak at our monthly Directors meetings, only Voting Members get to vote to elect Directors at the Annual Membership Meeting in August, or to vote on critical matters presented at Special Membership Meetings.

    Please click here for more information about our elections, and click here to become a Full Voting Member of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District.

    Minutes and Videos of Past Community Meetings

    The minutes of the August 21, 2019 meeting can be viewed here.  A live-stream of that meeting can be viewed here.

    The minutes of the July 19, 2019 meeting can be viewed here. A live-stream of that meeting can be viewed here.

    The minutes of the June 19, 2019 meeting can be viewed here. A live-stream of that meeting can be viewed here.

    The minutes of the meeting of May 15, 2019 can be viewed here.  A live-stream of that meeting can be viewed here.

    The minutes of the meeting of April 17, 2019 can be viewed here.  A live-stream of that meeting can be viewed here.

    The minutes of the meeting of March 20, 2019 can be found here. A live-stream of that meeting can be viewed here.

    The minutes of the meeting of February 20, 2019 can be found here.  You can view a live stream of that meeting here.

    The minutes of the meeting of January 16, 2019 can be found here.  You can view a live stream of that meeting here.

    The minutes of the meeting of December 19, 2018 can be downloaded here.  You can view a live stream of that meeting in two parts, here and here.

    The minutes of the meeting of November 14, 2018 can be downloaded here.  You can view a live stream of the last 90 minutes of) that meeting here.

    The minutes of the meeting of October 17, 2018 can be downloaded here. You can view a live stream of (the first 45 minutes of) that meeting here.

    The minutes of the meeting of September 19, 2018 can be downloaded here.  You can view a live stream of that meeting here.

    The minutes of the meeting of August 15, 2018 can be found here.  You can view a live stream of that meeting here(Note:  The recording starts with about 8 minutes of dead air, and is cut off abruptly after roughly 2 hours.  Apologies for these glitches.)

    The minutes of the meeting of July 18, 2018 can be found here.  You can view a live stream of that meeting here.

    You can view the minutes of the meeting of June 20, 2018 here.  You can view a live stream of that meeting here.  The Board Structure that we approved at that meeting can be seen here.

    The minutes of the meeting of May 16, 2018 can be found here.  You can view a live stream of that meeting here.

    Minutes of the Community Meeting of April 18, 2018 can be found here.

    Notes from the Community Meeting of March 14, 2018 can be seen here.  You can view the live-streamed video of that meeting here.

    Notes from the Community Meeting of February 19, 2018, are available here.  You can view the live-streamed video of that meeting here

    Notes from the Community Meeting of January 6, 2018, can be viewed here.  You can view the live-streamed video of that meeting here

    Notes from the meeting of November 29, 2017, are available here.  Another set of notes are available here.

    Notes from the meeting of November 20, 2017 can be viewed here.

    Notes from the meeting of November 14, 2017 can be viewed here.

    You may view video of the community meetings — live streaming or recorded — at our Facebook Group here.

    Committees

    At the Open House event on February 12, 2020, the Board presented its new list of Active Committees, and invited interested folks to sign up.  Full information on those new Committees can be found here.

    To join any Committee, just attend any meeting and ask to join.  To receive emails announcing meetings, and other important information, please click here to join the mailing list. If you are already on our mailing list, you can click here to adjust which Committees you wish to be kept informed about.

    General Information

    All our meetings are free and open to all.  Unless otherwise noted, all meeting locations are ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible.

    For all General Community meetings, and most Committee meetings, ASL interpreters will be provided if requested at least ten days in advance.  Please send requests to the Committee Chair, or President@sflcd.org.

    All Board, Membership and Committee Meetings, and other events of importance to the Cultural District, are posted on our Calendar. (Information on importing and using this calendar can be found here.)

    We also invite you to like and follow the Cultural District’s Facebook Page, drop by our Web site from time to time, join our Group on Fetlife, follow @sfleatherdist on Twitter or Instagram, and contact us any time with questions, suggestions, or just to keep in touch.

    Come participate, help out, and be a part of our historic Cultural District!

    Focus Groups Continue

    The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District has been gathering input from all corners of our community, to help us to create our District’s Cultural History, Housing and Economic Sustainability Strategies (CHHESS) report, which will guide our organization’s efforts — and help shape San Francisco city policy and priorities — for the next 3 to 5 years.

    We are doing this through a variety of methodologies, including individual interviews, a major Town Hall event, and a series of  Zoom-based “Focus Groups”, each one targeting either a specific area of concern or a specific demographic group.  In this way we can get honest input from a diverse, varied and representative set of people, even if some individual focus groups are not, in themselves, socially or culturally diverse.

    Here is a list of some of these events, past and upcoming:

    • Arts and Culture Focus Group, 7/20/2020
    • Economic Vitality Focus Group 11/30/2020
    • Sex Workers’ Focus Group, 8/13/2020
    • Town Hall, 8/25/2020
    • BIPOC Focus Group, 9/17/2020
    • Transgender Focus Group 10/6/2020
    • Women’s Focus Group, 10/15/2020

      Upcoming

    • Disabled Persons’ Focus Group, 11/9/2020 — Register here
    • Tenant / Land Use Focus Group, 11/17/2020 — Register here
    • Leather Folks’ Focus Group — Register here
    • Kinky Folks’ Focus Group — Register here

    If you have not participated in one of our Focus Groups yet, we want to hear from you. 

    Please select a group and register using the links above.   Registration is open until the meeting begins.  Please register using your email address, and we will send you logon information.  (This procedure is needed to prevent “zoom-bombing” by intruders.)

    Focus Groups are recorded for our internal use only:  you are encouraged to keep your camera off and/or use a different display name if you wish greater anonymity.

    If you can’t attend but would like to share your input, please write to manager@sflcd.org and we will try to arrange a one-on-one interview.

    There is also a Google Form you can use to provide similar input, here.

    The CHHESS Report we write will go to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for their approval; once approved, it will be used to guide and direct public policy for our neighborhood, in everything from art installations to zoning laws.  The Focus Group process will also help the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District to set its own priorities for programming, spending, and public advocacy.

    Please let us hear your voice.