Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District

The Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District is a cultural district in San Francisco’s South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood commemorating the history and culture of the leather subculture active in the area for approximately half a century. Our mission is to preserve, advance, and promote the District as a local, national, and international resource and as a culturally and commercially enriched neighborhood and district; to strengthen the Leather and LGBTQI communities of San Francisco by bringing together our diverse histories and cultures at and within the District for ALL persons to enjoy and share; to create an atmosphere of safety, creativity, vitality, and prosperity for present and future Leather & LGBTQI neighborhood participants, organizations, institutions, and commercial activity within the District; and to augment and make sustainable Leather & LGBTQI housing, healthcare, commerce, community development, cultural resources, and physical spaces.