Join Us: Come out and learn about our efforts to preserve and promote LGBTQ history and culture in the Castro.

Fiscal Sponsor Request for Qualifications Due by August 7th. 

The Castro LGBTQ Cultural District is being created with the intent of preserving, sustaining, and promoting the LGBTQ history and culture of the broader Castro district. The creation of the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District will highlight the structures and sites important to this history; fostering racial, ethnic and cultural diversity among its residents and businesses; and creating a safe, beautiful, and inclusive space for LGBTQ and allied communities, from those who call this neighborhood home to those who visit it from around the world.

We are a project of the Leather Alliance who is our fiscal sponsor and 501 ( c ) (3) charitable organization. EIN: 23-7185340 All contributions are tax deductible.
584 Castro St Unit 660 San Francisco CA 94114

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64977472_904739533207576_73108744333950976_nThe Castro LGBTQ Cultural District is a living, breathing geographic and cultural area with rich political, social, economic, and historical significance to the LGBTQ community. The neighborhood has been recognized worldwide for nearly half a century as a beacon of LGBTQ liberty and an enclave for LGBTQ people to find safety, acceptance, and chosen family. The Castro has long drawn new residents and visitors from every corner of the globe who seek out the neighborhood because of its significance as a center of LGBTQ life.
The Castro LGBTQ Cultural District will help sustain this community and the Castro as a center of LGBTQ life. This is important for the movement as a whole, but also important for the Castro and for San Francisco.




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The Cultural District Initiative’s overall strategies:

Cultural Heritage Conservation  heritage@castrolgbtq.org | Sign Up 
To preserve, promote and develop cultural and historic buildings, businesses, organizations, traditions, arts, events and district aesthetics.
• Tenant Protections tenent@castrolgbtq.org  |  Sign Up
To protect tenants from displacement and promote affordable housing and home ownership.
• Arts and Culture aac@castrolgbtq.org   | Sign Up 
To attract and support artists and cultural enterprises that embody and promote the cultural heritage of the District.
• Economic and Workforce Development workforce@castrolgbtq.org  | Sign Up 
To promote employment, tourism and economic opportunities that stabilize the District’s economy and its residents.
• Land Use landuse@castrolgbtq.org  | Sign Up 
To create City regulations, tools and programs that support businesses and industries that advance the Cultural District.
• Cultural Competency competency@castrolgbtq.org | Sign Up 
To promote culturally competent and appropriate City services, policies and narratives.


How can I get involved?

Follow us on Facebook for meeting announcements and updates from the committee, or join our mailing list here. You can send us a message on our contact form or to  contact@castrolgbtq.org.


65730818_903480870000109_4604786213595906048_nInterested in volunteering with the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District? Fill out the form below and we will follow up shortly.

Interested in serving on the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District Advisory Board? Click here to submit a nomination.

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