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Folsom Street Community Center

Category   Community Organization


145 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 552-3247

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Folsom Street is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts and culture organization that produces iconic events that benefit our whole community. We feature amazing artists, musicians, DJs, dancers, performers and more in some of the classic venues in San Francisco. Our events center emerging and marginalized artists and create spaces and audiences for unique art and performance. We are supported by San Francisco Grants for the Arts, the Horizons Foundation, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and PATRONS LIKE YOU! 


Folsom Street is committed to cultivating a safe, open, and inclusive environment for the kink, leather, and alternative sexuality communities while centering equity for BIPOC and LGBTQA2I+ people in our work. We are rooted historically in the fight against gentrification and displacement both here in San Francisco, on unceded Ohlone land, and worldwide. We unite, strengthen, and affirm the community through support, resources, education, advocacy, visibility, and celebration by centering and uplifting marginalized voices. We are dedicated to sexual liberation and the right to pleasure as a crucial part of the whole liberation movement.

Folsom Street is an explicitly anti-racist organization and we are committed to decolonizing our practices. We welcome feedback and guidance from our communities. 

Since our founding in 1984, Folsom Street has given over $7 million dollars in proceeds to nonprofit LGBTQ2S+ centered organizations.

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