Puttin' a polish on leather alley

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday June 22, 2022
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Photo: Rick Gerharter
Photo: Rick Gerharter

People stopped by Ringold Alley in San Francisco's South of Market district Saturday, June 18, to celebrate the revival of the leather space. Gayle Rubin, left, explained the history of San Francisco's leather scene and the role Ringold Alley played in it during an informative walking tour that was part of the Ringold Revival event.

The San Francisco Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District and the SOMA West Community Benefit District led an effort to repair the leather-pride colored sidewalks and polish the boot print plaques. The alley runs from Eighth to Seventh streets parallel to Folsom and Harrison streets.

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