giljotina.org couldn’t do what we do without the support of a larger community of advocates, educators, historians and organizations that have helped strengthen and build the BDSM community in San Francisco and beyond.
The list below is some of those, but is by no means exhaustive. If you’re interested in learning more about sexuality, or participating in the community events, we hope this list will get you started. In coming months we’ll be building a fuller site dedicated to those who have come – and continue to come – before us.
A social networking site for BDSM and fetish communities.
FOLSOM STREET EVENTS
The Folsom Street Fair is the largest leather event in the world, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to San Francisco’s South of Market district each September.
The SF Citadel is a legendary SF play space and organizational center, with a focus on events, education and community.
Education and Advocacy
SOCIETY OF JANUS
The society of Janus is an all-volunteer San Francisco non-profit devoted to the art of safe, consensual and non-exploitative BDSM.
KINK WORKSHOP SERIES
The Kink Workshop series is an educational program organized by Kink.com to bring in educators from around the country to talk about subjects like dirty talk, anal play and rope-rigging in a frank and blunt way.
THE EULENSPIEGEL SOCIETY
TES is a New York-based not-for-profit organization located in NYC which promotes sexual liberation for all adults, especially for people who enjoy consensual BDSM.
CENTER FOR SEX AND CULTURE
The Center for Sex and Culture is a non-profit educational and advocacy organization based in San Francisco. For decades, the Center has worked to preserve the history of our communities as well as disseminate information about sexuality, sexual health and safer sex.
NATIONAL COALITION OF SEXUAL FREEDOM
The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions. The NCSF employs a mix of direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach to directly benefit our communities.
WOODHULL SEXUAL FREEDOM ALLIANCE
The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance (WSFA) works to to advance the recognition of sexual, gender, and family diversity, and believes that sexual freedom is a fundamental human right of all individuals.
FREE SPEECH COALITION
The Free Speech Coalition is an adult industry trade association which advocates for the right to sexual speech.
KINK-AWARE PROFESSIONALS (KAP)
The KAP is a directory of professionals in the medical, legal and other professional fields who are knowledgeable and sensitive to diverse sexualities.
ST JAMES INFIRMARY
The St. James Infirmary provides social and healthcare services for sex workers.
Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA)
SAA is a twelve-step organization that provides support and help for people struggling with sex addiction.
Museums and Archives
LEATHER ARCHIVES AND MUSEUM
The Chicago-based Leather Archives is dedicated to the compilation, preservation and maintenance of the histories of leather and related lifestyles.
GLBT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Sometimes referred to as the “queer Smithsonian” the SF-based GLBT Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting material related to the history, arts, culture of GLBT and other sexual minority communities, identities, and practices.