30 Leather Clad Photos From Folsom Street Fair 2023 That Have Us Tied Up In Knots
Photos by Gooch courtesy Folsom Street Events
Queer folks in leather and latex? Spank you very much!
Every year kink, leather, and alternative sexuality communities come out in force to celebrate queer kink joy on the streets of San Francisco at the Folsom Street Fair. This year's event celebrated a landmark year, 40 years of sexual liberation in the streets.
For those unfamiliar with the event — first of all, get into it, Mary! — its an arts and culture event that celebrates alternative sexulity with artists, musicians, DJs, dancers, performers, and so much more. Special events are held in various iconic queer venues, this year included a " delightfully dirty and pervy show" on the drag state of the newly reopened (yay!) stud; a wrestling competition with real titles awarded, and plenty of incredible kinky demos.
While the festivities are certainly the draw there is also a deeper meaning and mission, Folsom is also "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. We are dedicated to sexual liberation and the right to pleasure as a crucial part of the whole liberation movement."
But also, it's just a sexy celebration of unapologetic queer joy. Scroll through to see photos from the event courtesy of the Folsom Street fair and the photographer Gooch.