The government barred us from saying goodbye to loved ones in nursing homes and hospitals during the Covid pandemic.
The government didn’t allow us to have funerals for loved ones during the Covid pandemic.
But the kink and fetish festival for gay men dubbed “Up Your Alley” is a go this weekend despite monkeypox spreading like wildfire in the gay community in San Francisco.
Per CDC, monkeypox is transmitted by symptomatic individuals through close contact with lesions, bodily fluids, or respiratory secretions and objects that have had contact with lesion crusts or bodily fluids, face-to-face contact, or during intimate physical contact, such as kissing, cuddling, or sex.
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San Francisco’s annual Up Your Alley leather and fetish fair is expected to go on this weekend despite widespread concerns about the spread of monkeypox. https://t.co/hdWFnwos2i
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) July 30, 2022
“Up Your Alley® is only for real players – and not for the faint of heart – where leather daddies rule the streets of San Francisco’s South of Market district. Of course, if rubber, sportswear, biker gear, skinheads, punks, or any variety of built, hairy men turns you on, then we’ve got it. You won’t find a filthier event in the States. If you’re into it, there’s a scene for you. So, don’t get left out.” a site promoting the event said.
“Located in front of the legendary Powerhouse bar, nearly 15,000 fellow leather men and fetish enthusiasts engage in BDSM play at over 50 adult vendor spaces! Spanking, punching, whips and floggers, bondage, domination and submission, creative watersports, toys and so much more are in full effect.” the site said.
San Francisco on Thursday declared a state of emergency over monkeypox.
The mayor of San Francisco declared a state of emergency after the city reported 261 cases of monkeypox.
The emergency declaration will take effect on Monday.
The Up Your Alley street fair is referred to as the “little broth to the Folsom Street Fair” which is scheduled for later this year.
The Folsom Festival scheduled for September 22 is also pressing on despite San Francisco declaring a state of emergency over monkeypox.
Last year 40,000 freaks attended the Folsom Festival after a two-year delay because of Covid.
“I’d describe it as a raunchy, inclusive festival to celebrate kink and leather,” one of the festival attendees told ABC 7 last year.