May Contain Scenes of a Sexual Nature

Trying to assess what the city's public nudity ordinance would mean for the dirty little Leather Week warm-up that is the Up Your Alley Fair mostly just resulted in a debate about what sort of leather and genitalia configurations would be defined as “nudity.” Known as the smaller, raunchier brother to Folsom Street Fair, this fetish-friendly gathering takes place annually in Dore Alley and certainly doesn't stop at a police uniform and a pair of chaps — it boasts naked floggings, animal masks, and a history of public sex that's caused complaints from residents. Luckily, as with FSF and PRIDE, the nudity ordinance doesn't apply to permitted street fair areas, so participants will definitely be breaking out the all-time-favorite Naked Twister. The fair started in the '80s as an effort to bring together the active and organized queer community of SoMa in the face of the AIDS epidemic, so if you've got the gumption for it, stop by for some vital information as well as kinky scenes.

Sun., July 28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 2013

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