LGBTQ communities.The Up Your Alley Fair often referred to simply as “Dore Alley Fair,” is an annual festival held on the last Sunday of July in San Francisco.

First held in 1985, it is today one of the most prominent BDSM fetish and leather subculture festivals in the world. In contrast to the Folsom Street Fair, the world’s largest festival concerning the same fetishes, the Dore Alley Fair is notably skewed more toward gay men.This year’s festival is generating concern, however, due to the ongoing spread of the monkeypox virus, KRON 4 News reported.

This is due to the fact that the virus has predominantly affected gay and bisexual men, who make up the bulk of the festival’s thousands of attendees.Speaking with KRON 4, Dr.