After a hiatus, LeatherWalk returns this year as the traditional launch to San Francisco’s Leather Week. Proudly produced by the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, on Sunday, September 19, we will walk together starting at City Hall, pausing at favorite neighborhood spots and watering holes, and culminating with raising the Leather Pride Flag at Eagle Plaza.
LeatherWalk 2021 benefits the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, a unique San Francisco institution dedicated to keeping our South of Market neighborhood queer and kinky. The money you raise supports the work of the Cultural District, from murals and sidewalk plaques commemorating important sites past and present, to boosting existing and future businesses, to bringing live events back to the streets and venues.
The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District in cooperation with PRC has acquired LeatherWalk, since the District is uniquely positioned to shepherd the event into the future. LeatherWalk was founded in 1992 by Art Tomaszewski, former AEF Board President, Bare Chest Calendar Man and former Mr. Headquarters Leather. Art was inspired to start an event that would raise visibility, comradery and funds for AEF. In 2001, Sandy 'Mama' Reinhardt, a tireless community fundraiser and founding advisor at BCEF, took over event production of LeatherWalk. Mr. San Francisco Leather 2010 Lance Holman took the reins for several years, before passing the baton (or whip) to Folsom Street Events and PRC. While there was no LeatherWalk in 2019, the SF Eagle had a Leather Parade; the LeatherWalk and the Leather Parade will now merge as a project of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, which is proud to continue the tradition of LeatherWalk giving back to the community.
When you register, you will be set up with a personal fundraising page where your friends can support your efforts on behalf of the District. Your club, organization, or circle of friends can form a team. You can join an existing team or register as an individual (don't worry, you'll make plenty of friends along the route).
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