Landmark the Eagle due to its Historic Significance to the Queer Community
  • Petitioned Scott Weiner

This petition was delivered to:

Supervisor, District 8
Scott Weiner
Supervisor, Distrct 3 and President of the BOS
David Chui
Mayor Ed Lee
Mayor Ed Lee
Landlord
John Nikitopoulos
Broker
Colleen Harris
Supervisor, District 2
Mark Farrell
Supervisor, District 4
Carmen Chu
Supervisor, District 5
Christina Olague
Supervisor, District 6
Jane Kim
Supervisor, District 7
Sean Elsbernd
Supervisor, District 9
David Campos
Supervisor, District 10
Malia Cohen
Supervisor, District 11
John Avalos
Supervisor, District 1
Eric L. Mar

Landmark the Eagle due to its Historic Significance to the Queer Community

    1. Glendon Anna Conda Hyde
    2. Petition by

      Glendon Anna Conda Hyde

      San Francisco, CA

Please join the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club and email these supervisors and mayor.

Use our words or your own. Tell our electeds why this IS OUR SPACE!

MILK CLUB LETTER ON THE EAGLE CLUB’S SALE
It has recently come to our attention that a non-LGBT group of entrepreneurs has entered into a purchase agreement for the former Eagle Tavern. This comes as a shock to many in the LGBT community as there was no outreach done or notice given about this historical community space despite the fact that many LGBT San Franciscans had expressed much interest in the building’s future. Furthermore our community had previously heard that there were queer entrepreneurs in negotiation to take over this space; buyers who intended to return it to a place that would continue to serve as a center to those who previously patronized the Eagle and enjoyed it as a LGBT-friendly space.


This startling change of course has caused great concern within those of us who considered the Eagle as a haven and who still view it as a revered symbol of San Francisco’s continued struggle with the HIV/AIDS epidemic and a critical meeting site for the marginalized queer community. To our dismay, such spaces are becoming scarcer, and our marginalization is becoming more profound. The Eagle is more than a bar and a business, yet current city processes appear to regard it as just another tavern. The Eagle is hallowed ground for us, and we as stakeholders must participate in any decisions about its future through a vigorous community-wide dialogue where all voices can be heard.

We offer here several specific reasons why we consider the Eagle to be a sacred space. They are given so that you can understand and respect our alarm at these developments:

*The ashes of gay men and women who died during the AIDS epidemic are scattered there.
*The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have blessed it as hallowed queer space and have used it to veil many postulants.
*Over its 30 year history over $50 million was raised for charities, particularly HIV/AIDS organizations.
**It was a place that was accessible to the full spectrum of diversity of the LGBT community.
It was our community center.

Given the historical, cultural, and emotional significance of this site we find it just to demand a process where all members of the queer community have an opportunity to participate in decisions regarding its future. We demand that an open meeting be held at the earliest possible date and ask that our elected officials, community representatives, the general public, and all key parties be in attendance. We also believe that the Eagle must be given Historic Landmark status.
South of Market is undergoing a massive shift in its composition and it is important to allow members of the community to speak for themselves before rash decisions about its future are made. We look forward to this discussion.

Jane.Kim@sfgov.org (D6 home of the Eagle) 
Scott.Weiner@sfgov.org (D8) 

Christina.Olague@sfgov.org (D5 and head of committee reg. liquor license transfer)
David.Chiu@sfgo.org (D3 President of the BOS)
David.Campos@sfgov.org (D9)
John.Avalos@sfgov.org (D11)
Sean.Elsbernd@sfgov.org (D7 on committee for liquor license transfer)
Carmen.Chu@sfgov.org (D4)
Mark.Farrell@sfgov.org (D2)
Malia.Cohen@sfgov.org (D10)
Eric.L.Mar@sfgov.org (D1)
Ed.Lee@sfgov.org (Mayor)

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Liquor license transfer stopped till 24th of September

      Glendon Anna Conda Hyde
      Petition organiser

      Join us at a Surprise Leather/Queer Bar at Vessel 233 Post August 16 from 8:30 till 10

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. GOING FOR 1000!

      Glendon Anna Conda Hyde
      Petition organiser

      Keep the pressure up keep Queer space alive in SOMA!

    5. Reached 500 signatures
    6. In one day with very little promotion we have 250 signatures!

      Glendon Anna Conda Hyde
      Petition organiser

      It is only through public outcry that we can save the Eagle, Queer space assimilation and protect our culture. It is our time to stand up for our culture and its extermination without thought, consideration or out reach to our community.

    7. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jennifer Morris SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      The Eagle has been a community gathering place for the LGBT community of SF which has been a great loss since closing. Also, would be shameful for SF one of the largest LGBT communities in the world to not have an Eagle. They can be found in many major cities and are always a source of community especially for newcomers.

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    • Shelley Carter LOS ANGELES, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am pro Queer

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    • Jeff Koo SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      The Eagle is a lot more than a leather bar... it is a unique part of our queer San Francisco heritage and has played a massive role in community development and fundraising. If we lose this space, a huge part of our history will go with it. Please sign this petition and save the SF Eagle!

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    • Aaron Aldorisio LONG BEACH, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Always the highlight of my visits to SF.

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    • STeven Payne SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

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