We are sad to announce the passing of our honorary member, Bobby Russell.
You will be missed, Bobby...
Looking for a Few Good Men and Women!
The Golden Gate Guards are looking for new members to join the club. We seek like-minded, diverse, leather-Levi oriented people who are organized and enjoy volunteering their time and talents. Please contact the club President to learn more at roger AT ggguards.org. For information on becoming a member, visit the About Us page or contact the Vice President/Membership Chairman at dick AT ggguards.org.
In order to preserve a long-standing tradition, many leather and kink community organizations and individuals will be gathering on the Sunday before Folsom Street Fair (September 22) to celebrate the start of Leather Week, to show our pride and diversity, and to raise the Leather Flag. This year, groups plan to gather at the Folsom Street Foundry at 11 am, step off at noon, and march down Folsom, 8th and Harrison Streets, stopping at some of our favorite SoMa venues, before gathering at the SF Eagle for a major beer bust and the raising of a new 25'x15' Leather Flag, on a magnificent 80-foot flagpole, at the brand-new (not quite completed) Eagle Plaza!
Planning is happening quickly. All varieties of leather, kink, fetish, queer, motorcycle, or LGBTQ organizations are encouraged to make their decision to march asap, and sign up at https://leatherprideparade.org/. Please prepare a sign or banner identifying your group to carry in the parade. If you can offer to provide some volunteers to help, that would be fantastic!
Individual marchers are also very welcome! Sign up to march and/or volunteer! Or just show up! Visitors to San Francisco are particularly invited to join in!
The Golden Gate Guards will be performing color guards during the parade.
About Our Organization
The Golden Gate Guards is a leather-Levi, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, open to both men and women, that serves the San Francisco Bay Area. We host safe, sane, and enjoyable events for those with an interest in leather, Levis, motorcycles and uniforms while raising money for other non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations... and we have fun, too!
To read our full mission statement and to learn more about us and our activities, visit the About Us page and explore the rest of our website.
Each year the Golden Gate Guards focus their fund raising efforts on at least
one non-profit organization.
Our beneficiaries for ?
We are now taking requests for next year's beneficiaries! To be considered, please send your organization's information to:
Golden Gate Guards Beneficiaries
PO Box 14478
San Francisco, CA 94114
All submissions should be in by January 2, ?.
Our beneficiaries for ? will be announced soon...
Check our Events Calendar for the next Beverage Benefit supporting our Beneficiaries!
For a list of our past beneficiaries, check the Beneficiaries page.
The Golden Gate Guards wish you and yours the happiest of Holidays
and a healthy, happy and successful New Year!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 9th Annual Leather Cruise on San Francisco Bay for 2019 has been cancelled by the Golden Gate Guards. Anyone who has already purchased their tickets through PayPal will have their ticket/drink charges reversed. We deeply regret this cancellation. The Golden Gate Guards are determined to produce the Leather Cruise in 2020. Thank you for your understanding.
The Golden Dildeaux Woody Awards Show has been held on Saturdays in mid-April for years. For the last several years, other organizations have consistently planned their events on the same weekend, thereby creating confusion and, in some years, forcing us to change our dates, which results in lower turnouts. Starting immediately, the Golden Dildeaux Woody Awards Show will always be held on the 4th Saturday in April: Saturday, April 27, 2019; Saturday, April 25, 2020; Saturday, April 24, 2021; Saturday, April 23, 2022; Saturday, April 22, 2023. We urge anyone who is planning an event of their own to please check our website or contact a member for the exact date to insure that there will be no conflicts.
On May 6, our website was updated to require all users to use the more secure https:// protocol. Users of some older browsers may have difficulties accessing our website. We recommend that you get the latest browser from Apple (Safari), Mozilla (Firefox) or Google (Chrome).
We also wish to thank all those who participate in our events throughout the year. Only through your continued support and generosity are we able to provide quality events and, in turn, provide funds to our beneficiaries.