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The SF Eagle was more than a little busy for Folsom Street Fair for those looking to celebrate the leather scene at Eagle Plaza. It was was a bit cold, which isn’t unusual this time of year. Full leather dress beats bare skin and straps for comfort this year, but there was no shortage of […] More
On October 5th, 2021, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the SF Eagle’s status as a cultural landmark in San Francisco. Championed by District 6 Supervisor, Matt Haney, and nurtured through the process by Honey Mahogany, landmark status designation is an epic process that benefits the LGBTQ+ community by protecting what is now the longest-standing gay institution in San Francisco. Supervisor Haney had this to say,
“Today is a remarkable day for our city, the LGBTQ community, and the leather community, in that we will finally be approving the San Francisco Eagle as a landmark,” the measure’s sponsor, supervisor Matt Haney, said Tuesday night. “It is imperative that we acknowledge its significance, and that we endeavor to prevent this rich history and an essential part of the South of Market from being erased due to the destabilizing pressures of ongoing gentrification and development.”
The recommendation to the City Planning Council cited the remarkable role the SF Eagle has played as a rallying point for the local LGBTQ+ and leather communities over nearly 40 years of operation. Supervisor Haney was joined by a number of other districts as co-sponsor’s of the ordinance including District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin, District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar, and District 11 Supervisor Ahsha Safai in support.
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