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Additional sites eyed for SF leather history walk plaques

Additional sites eyed for SF leather history walk plaques

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 3, 2022

An additional 46 historic sites throughout San Francisco's South of Market district are being eyed for inclusion in what has been dubbed the Leather History Cruise.

Welcome crowds return to Folsom

Welcome crowds return to Folsom

  • by BAR staff
  • Sep 28, 2022

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, the leather- and kick-themed Folsom Street Fair returned to San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood in all its glory Sunday, September 25.

Folsom Street Fair 2022

Folsom Street Fair 2022

  • by photo by Steven Underhill
  • Sep 26, 2022

Kink in all its glory hit the South of Market streets for the annual Folsom Street Fair on Sept. 25. Attendees dressed in leather, rubber, fetish gear, drag —and for some not dressed in much at all— enjoyed strutting their kinky garb.

Out in the Bay: 'Queer and kinky' Race Bannon on Folsom Street and fetish

Out in the Bay: 'Queer and kinky' Race Bannon on Folsom Street and fetish

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Sep 22, 2022

"I am both queer and kinky," said Race Bannon.

 Ahead of Folsom fair, SF LeatherWalk set for Sunday

Ahead of Folsom fair, SF LeatherWalk set for Sunday

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 15, 2022

For the second year in a row, San Francisco LeatherWalk returns as the city prepares to usher in Leather Week ahead of the Folsom Street Fair.

'Raw! Uncut! Video!' Palm Drive's pioneering porn

'Raw! Uncut! Video!' Palm Drive's pioneering porn

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 16, 2022

For twelve years beginning in 1985, Palm Drive Video produced hundreds of video scenes featuring a variety of men engaging in a wide array of fetishized sex. The new documentary shares the kinky tale.

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

Woof! Up Your Alley Street Fair 2022

Woof! Up Your Alley Street Fair 2022

  • by photo by Steven Underhill
  • Aug 2, 2022

Fetish fashion flourished at the return of the Up Your Alley Street Fair in South of Market on July 31, where thousands showed off their leather, rubber, furry and kinky gear, while others in more casual attire merely looked on in amusement.

Davey Davis' 'X' - kink at the end of the world

Davey Davis' 'X' - kink at the end of the world

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Jul 26, 2022

"How bad could a waterboarding really be if you could get up and walk away afterward?" So posits the spicy protagonist of multi-talented author Davey Davis' kinky dystopian new novel "X".

Puttin' a polish on leather alley

Puttin' a polish on leather alley

  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 22, 2022

People stopped by Ringold Alley in San Francisco's South of Market district Saturday, June 18, to celebrate the revival of the leather space.

Jack Fritscher's 'Profiles in Gay Courage'

Jack Fritscher's 'Profiles in Gay Courage'

  • by Hank Trout
  • May 31, 2022

Jack Fritscher's newest book, "Profiles in Gay Courage: Leatherfolk, Arts, and Ideas, Essays and Interviews," is an illustrated collection of thirteen essays celebrating "authentic leatherfolk founders, icons, and superstars" in our recent history.

Tax status leads to scrutiny of leather nonprofit

Tax status leads to scrutiny of leather nonprofit

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 4, 2022

The San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance may not have had its financial house in order when it served as fiscal sponsor for the successful Queer Nightlife Fund that helped LGBTQs who lost their jobs during the COVID pandemic.

50 years in 50 weeks; 2013's heroic hunks

50 years in 50 weeks; 2013's heroic hunks

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 27, 2022

This week, we're showcasing two admirable men in very different community subcultures, because we can. Filmmaker James Broughton and leatherman Andy Cross were featured in our June 13, 2013 issue, and both share a connection to gay erotic liberation.

Megahood 2021 sizzled on Folsom

Megahood 2021 sizzled on Folsom

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Sep 27, 2021

Health precautions included some changes to the traditions of the annual Folsom Street Fair, renamed Megahood 2021 to honor its original first iteration in 1984.