A welcoming and supportive environment for the Fetish & Kink Communities.

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Community-run educational
and social space in SOMA.

SF Catalyst is a community-run educational and social space, located in the South of Market neighborhood, operated by the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

SF Catalyst is available for use by individuals, groups and organizations for events that are in alignment with the mission of the Alliance, "to create a welcoming and supportive environment for members of the SF Bay Area Leather, Fetish, Kink, & Motorcycling communities".

SF Catalyst has a commitment to diversity and inclusion, to providing space for community organizations to further their programs and missions, and to working with other existing San Francisco Leather community spaces (including the Center for Sex & Culture, Wicked Grounds, and The Citadel) to ensure the long term vitality of the SF Bay Area Leather communities.

SF Catalyst is continually in need of community volunteers. Folks with special skills like carpentry or Dungeon Monitor certification are welcome, but so are folks who can just be on call to help with moving chairs or emptying the trash. If you can help, please write to us at [email protected] and tell us (a) who you are, (b) all the best ways to reach you, and (c) what you would be willing and able to help us with. Thanks!

Bay Area Leather Alliance

Space Rental

Catalyst features more than 3,000 square feet of play and social space, well stocked with meeting room, bedroom, and dungeon room furniture. There are lockers, fixed points for bondage or suspension, a spacious shower, a cozy loft, and many other enticing features. The space is available to rent for photo shoots, meetings, filming, art shows, play dates, life events, professional sessions, and all kinds of parties and gatherings. To inquire about renting the space, please check the calendar, and send your request to [email protected]

Support SF Catalyst

Why not become a Catalyst "Patron"? Your ongoing monthly donation will earn you fun benefits, and will help keep SF Catalyst open and serving our communities. Visit our Patreon Campaign for details or to sign up! You can also make a one-time contribution to SF Catalyst through the "DONATE" button on the SF Bay Area Leather Alliance website. Please do talk about us on Fetlife, and like and follow us on Facebook. You can see a calendar of SF Catalyst events here or at Erobay. And here's a special request: If you see one of our events listed on Facebook, be sure to click "Going" -- it will help others find out about it! Thanks!