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50 years in 50 weeks: 1994: SF LeatherWalk

by BAR staff

Photo: Courtesy B.A.R. Archive
Photo: Courtesy B.A.R. Archive  

Looking back at our September 22, 1994 issue, Leather Week was upon San Francisco as the third annual LeatherWalk commenced from the old Headquarters bar in the Castro to the Eagle in the South of Market neighborhood. The late Marcus "Mister Marcus" Hernandez chronicled the event that included "almost 250 leather men and women and at least three dogs" taking part; it raised some $13,560 for the old AIDS Emergency Fund (now part of PRC). This year, a revitalized LeatherWalk takes place Sunday, September 19, at noon with a new route, starting at City Hall and continuing on to SOMA. It's a lead up to the September 26 Megahood 2021, which is this year's iteration of the Folsom Street Fair. Things are still a little different because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Folsom Street Events, producers of Megahood, are requiring that attendees wear masks. For more information, click here. To view this old issue of the Bay Area Reporter, click here.






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