San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair is an annual event where thousands of LGBT+ people can celebrate BDSM, leather, kink, and sexuality. Each September, people attend the Fair in their absolute best fetish gear.
Since the 1960s, Folsom has been the hub of San Francisco’s leather community, with bars like the Tenderloin, the Why Not, and the Tool Box cropping up to meet the demand for safer spaces. Debuting in 1984, Folsom Street Fair quickly became one of California’s largest single-day festivals, plus nudity is permitted. As the organisers said, “It’s a pig’s dream.”
Though the leather scene was heavily gay male-centric in the past, it has grown considerably to be more inclusive since then. The event stresses everyone is welcome, “women, non-binary, genderqueer, two-spirit, gender fluid, trans masculine, trans feminine, transgender, or any other gender beyond the binary are welcome, including all sexualities, sexual orientations, and sexual expressions. […] We love our accomplices and need your support to hold this treasured space.”
From pup play to latex, the various subcultures are given a chance to express themselves during the day and night. This year’s festival had a massive live stage with top-name indie, electronic and alternative acts, as well as a dancing area, BDSM demos, and one twisted performance stage.
With the end of this year’s Fair, we pick the top ten pics from the day.
1.The witching hour
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Every Queen needs a throne!✨👑 Gorgeous shot of Maha Rafiq, taken by Briand Kitchens, at the Folsom Street Fair this past Sunday. 🖤💥🖤 I must say, I’m pretty tickled that this Queen chose to adorn her ears with a pair of earrings I made. 💕🙏 👑 Lots of love for you, Maha, from Jess of Three Witches Designs.
2.Birds of a feather flock together
3.Up your rally
4. A total crop top
6. Red the house down
8. Accessorising with chains
9. Cooling down
10. Suited and booted
And that’s our top ten pics from the phenomenal Folsom Street Fair 2019. Rodney (adoremynikon) has numerous more photo’s from both this year and past year Fairs. Everyone brought their best looks, creating a day of stunning visuals celebrating everything kinky.
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