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Dave Rhodes

Dave Rhodes

 

 

Leather History in Los Angeles 1945-1983

Avatar Club Los Angeles hosted the opening of its exhibition chronicling the Leather history of Los Angeles from 1945-1983 at the One Archives at the USC Libraries on Saturday night, February 1. The exhibit will run all of February and chronicles the clubs, bars, bike runs, milestones and publications, art, movies. Drummer Magazine was founded in Los Angeles in 1975 and there is a lot about Drummer, the Advocate which was founded in LA in 1969, motorcycle men who returned from World War II with an enthusiastic love for riding and brotherhood. The curator of the exhibit is Thomas Trafelet. The ONE Archive Foundation and Executive Director Jennifer Gregg supported and helped fund the project as did Avatar Club Los Angeles and Ralph Bruneau. The Curator for the ONE is Alexis Bard Johnson. If in Southern California, by all means, see this exhibit. It will give you a better understanding of our roots. One Archives at the USC Libraries, 909 West Adams, Los Angeles, CA 90007. Scroll down for more photos.

https://one.usc.edu/exhibition/be-continuedleather-history-los-angeles-1945-1983

https://www.facebook.com/events/1334001310112146/

 

Mid-Atlantic Leather - 50th Anniversary of Centaur MC

By Rodney Burger

The new Mr. Mid Atlantic Leather is David Adam Spivey who won his title at the host Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill on Sunday afternoon, January 19 and the opportunity to compete at International Mr. Leather in May. He was chosen best of seven men competing. David is Mr. Pittsburgh Leather. The double barrel shot of one of the best produced Leather contests on the circuit was joined by the always-awesome Leather Cocktails on Saturday night, January 18. Mid Atlantic Leather is produced by the Centaur Motorcycle Club which celebrated its 50th year as a club. First runner-up was Mr. NC Triangle Leather 2019 Pupper Skinzy and second runner-up was Mr. Mayhem Leather 2019 Pup Lucky. Of course, Frank Nowicki was the emcee. Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend also included the MAUL bash, ONYX Cocktail Party and Gear Show, Highwaymen TNT Impact Sauvage, classes on BD/SM presented by SigMa, Super Heroes Meet Up, Puppy Park XII, events at the DC Eagle and Green Lantern, announcement of IML 2020 judges, SigMa Demonstations - several of them throughout the weekend, bootblacks available all weekend with 50-percent of proceeds going to the Mr. Mid Atlantic Leather travel fund, Sunday brunch, a huge vendor fair with 35 exhibitors, and Sunday night closing Reaction Dance at the 9:30 Club.

https://www.leatherweekend.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/MALWeekend/

https://www.facebook.com/AquaBst5/videos/pcb.2884149358315366/2637571466362243/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

 

 

 

 

 

Lavender Magazine 641 honors Karri Plowman

It is great when one of ours is honored by the greater LGBT community for their efforts which affect the world beyond our scope. Leather businessman and activist Karri Plowman was presented a Lavender Community Award by Lavender Magazine 641 in his hometown Minneapolis on December 16 the magazine reported. Plowman co-owned Twin Cities Leather and Latte, a shop where Leatherfolk and kinksters could shop and socialize a cup or two of brew, and ran it for seven years. He is also the producer of the Mr. Twin Cities Leather title. He is highly-visible as a gay Native American. Photo by Everett Allen Photography.

https://issuu.com/lavendermagazine/docs/lavender641/20?fbclid=IwAR33QtQbPYZeYPzIE_PPLtD_-z6AnVAxWBKbyIpNJozbs3U7ytbk-nlQsZ8

 

 

 

American Brotherhood Weekend changes ownership

The producers of American Brotherhood Weekend, home of the American Leatherman, American Leatherwoman, and American Leatherboy titles announced that effective January 1 2020, ownership will be transferred to Steven Carlisle, American Leatherboy 2016. Dean Ogren, co-producer, notes that “after owning and producing ABW with my amazing team, I want to ensure that ABW thrives for years to come, and new ideas and new, invigorated ownership, is the best way to do so." Steven Carlisle, of West Hollywood, California, commented, “I am excited, humbled, and honored to take the helm of ABW. For three decades, ABW has served the LGBT Leather community. I look forward to continuing the legacy of service. I hope to see so many of our family - both new, and established - in Chicago in October!"

https://www.americanbrotherhood.com

https://www.facebook.com/ABWLeather/

 

 

 

London council saves gay fetish club from redevelopment - blocks 46-flat tower

By Rupert Neate for The Guardian

The UK’s last remaining strict Leather and rubber fetish gay club has been saved after a London council blocked plans to redevelop the East End site into a 12-storey residential tower. Tower Hamlets ruled against the proposed 46-flat development on Mile End Road because it would “harm the long-term provision of a nightclub that serves the LGBT+ community," Cllr Rachel Blake, the borough’s deputy mayor, said...

https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/16/london-council-saves-gay-fetish-club-from-redevelopment?fbclid=IwAR0QZVaUcBfCH6IavMpUpf7yVgDV5qeRxa0Pt6S4a3wXjz4s7Um0yts7pWo

 

 

 

NELA - Fetish Fair Fleamarket #54

The New England Leather Alliance will hold their Fetish Fair Fleamarket #54 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI the weekend of February 14-16. Join 3,000 kinky friends for a weekend of fun classes, shopping, bootblacking, social events, and entertainment at the largest vendor market on the East Coast. Among notable presenters are Midori, Raven Kaldera, Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Celia Tan, Jay Rood, Nauttiboy, Sarah Sloane, Tesla Harclay, Master Jim, Dragon, Bound To Fly, Munkee, Mistress Sky and many others. The Fetish Fair Fleamarket is an internationally-known and well-respected semi-annual event with presenters and attendees from around the world. The Winter Flea is the largest Leather/fetish event in New England, bringing together a hundred top vendors and craftspeople.

https://www.facebook.com/events/550018239113536/

https://nelaonline.org/

 

 

Northeast Leather names judging panel

Northeast Leather Contest Weekend's inaugural event was held December 6-8 at Rockbar in New York, NY where the first titleholders were chosen and they are Northeast Leatherperson 2020 Liquid ONYX, Northeast Leatherwoman 2020 Master Kaddan, ONYX Pearls NY NE President, Northeast Leatherman 2020 Donnie Bell and Northeast Bootblack 2020 Northeast Bootblack 2020 Steele Toe Onyx. Sir Damien produced the contest which was judged by International Community Bootblack 2019 AJ Porter, International Mr. Leather 2019 Jack Thompson, Northeast Handler 2020 Pup Iron, International Ms Leather 2010 Mollena Lee Williams-Haas and International Ms Leather 2011 Sara Vibes. The tally masters were Ms Atlanta Eagle 2019 Despoena Calypso and Atlantic States Leatherboy 2019 boy Kris. Northeast Leather included a Friday meet and greet, Saturday contest and Sunday victory beer bust brunch.

http://www.NortheastLeatherContest.com

https://www.facebook.com/NortheastLeather/

 

 

New Mexico Leather Bear/cub

By Michael Skroch

Albuquerque’s diverse Leather and kink community came out to support the New Mexico Leather Bear/cub 2020 contest on November 3 at Sidewinders and the ABQ Eagle bar. New Mexico Leather Bear 2020 winner is Brian Thompson Tuffnell, and New Mexico Leather cub is Chris Michael Jones. New Mexico Leather Bear/cub was judged by Sir Bull, Marvin Ingram, Oliver X, Daddy Stan, and John Skelton who was the head judge. Enchanted Sisters - Las Hermanas Encantadas graced the event with their presentation of colors and an irreverent convocation before the contest. Jazz singer Tracey Whitney, Ray Charles backup vocalist, Bear Marvin, wowed the crowd with a duet of Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable.” Other weekend activities included a Friday evening meet and greet, dungeon, Saturday brunch, contest, and Sunday brunch.

http://www.leatherdaddys.org

 

 

 

2020 International Geared Up Pup Contest

The 2020 International Geared Up Pup Contest will be held online on Sunday, February 9 at 12 PM EST. No need to book a hotel or flight. Watch it right on your monitor or phone. The deadline for entry into 2020 International Geared Up Pup is January 25. Any pup, worldwide, can enter. The primary responsibility of the titleholder is to promote human pup play with the highest regard for integrity. The winner also receives a prize package from our generous sponsors and an expenses paid trip to Atlanta. For more information, go to http://www.igupc.com

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Mid Atlantic Leather judges

We now know who the judges for Mr. Mid Atlantic Leather will be for the contest and Leather Weekend hosted by the Centaur Motorcycle Club at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill the weekend of January 17-19. They are Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2019 Emërson Anicëto, International Mr. Leather 2019 Jack Thompson, Miss Gay America 1992 Tiffany Bone’t, David Katzenberg, Mr. Chicago Leather 2019 Saber, Karen Ultra and Mr. Leather Belgium 2018 Bart Verrecas. The Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend schedule includes the Mr. Mid Atlantic Leather contest at the Hyatt Regency on Sunday afternoon, January 19, Leather Cocktails on Saturday night at the Hyatt Regency, vendors Friday through Sunday, bootblacks on duty most of the weekend, Puppy Park XII, ONYX Fashion Show, IML Judges Announced, numerous cocktail parties hosted by such clubs as MAUL and Highwayment TNT and the Reaction Dance on Sunday night to complete Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend. There are more events and you will find out about those upon arrival.

https://www.leatherweekend.com/

 

 

Yes, Sir

Yes, Sir will be exciting and hot with Mr. Long Beach Leather 2019 Eric Crow as Master of Ceremonies at Eagle 562 in Long Beach, CA on Saturday January 25 at 9 PM. Yes, Sir will be a Dom/sub gear night with demos, fantasies and more. Among the Dom presenters will be Mina Nietzsche of Sanctuary Studios LAX fame. Cover $5. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, California 90805.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2533235350221596/

 

 

Kinky XXXMas

Gabriel Green and Green Mirror Entertainment hosted their annual Kinky XXXMas at the Bullet Bar in North Hollywood on Saturday night, December 14. DJ Young Samuel spun discs and people partied until late. Go-go boys Byron Nilsen, Joshua and Anthony kept people in he mood.

 

 

South Plains Leatherfest and International Master/slave

Photo by Hromovy

South Plains Leatherfest and International Master/slave will return to th DoulbleTree in Dallas, TX for the fifth consecutive year the weekend of March 12-15. The theme of this homecoming is We Will Not Forget, where we encourage everyone to remember our history and traditions, celebrate the present and look towards the future. At South Plains you can pursue your journey into the world of kink/BDSM/fetish as well as explore your in interests in Master/slave relationships. The jewel in the crown of South Plains Leatherfest is the International Master/slave Contest which will be judged by head judge Mister Blue, Slavegirl j, David Labriola, Master Scott, Slave cathy, Miz Lilly and Slave naomie. The South Plains 2020 keynote speaker will be Thista Minai. Among the many presenters will be D. Choc Trei and Kae Trei, Pharaoh Khaf Ra and Empress Nahara, Master Skip and slave Rick Mason deRou, Master David and slave Brynn, Master Jim and slave marsha, Mister Blue and Blue Frost, and many more.

http://www.southplainsleatherfest.com/

 

 

Philadelphians MC - Holiday Decompression

The Philadelphians MC will present Holiday Decompression - Let's Hang Out on Saturday, January 11 at 7 PM at the Bike Stop. Have a couple drinks with the Philadelphians and talk about that Uncle at Christmas dinner or a sister at New Years, Have a good laugh about it and get ready for 2020. It's going to be a big year for the club and they want to start it out with a good time with friends and family. Bike Stop, 204 South Quince Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2447769292150807/

 

 

Cynthia Astuto passes

By Ruth Sofaer-Morse

It is with great sorrow that I announce the death of a founder of our community. Cynthia Astuto was involved in the early day of Samois and one of the original authors of Coming to Power. She was a officer in the outcasts in SF and also served as the orientation leader for quite some time in the mid to late 80’s. As a lawyer she was in a unique position to make the outcasts her client which protected all the members in the form of attorney client privilege... at that time S/m was still considered a mental illness everywhere so it was dangerous to belong to groups if you had kids or planned to. Later in life she worked as a healer... she had amazing hands... she always said it was what made her a good top. She had a way of moving energy. She died today at approximately 12:17 PM (December 30) with her wife, brother, sister/ex lover of choice by her side and myself and my wife there with her. Her loss greatly diminishes my life and is something to be honored by our community as she was a trailblazer and a subtle fighter for our place in the gay community at large.

 

 

FMSD - Leather Care and boot blacking

Fetish Men San Diego will present Leather Care and boot blacking by San Diego bootblack 2019 Alex on Wednesday, January 15 at 7 PM at Pleasures and Treasures, 2525 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104. Fetish Men San Diego holds educational events on the third Wednesday of each month.

https://fetishmensandiego.blogspot.com/2014/03/welcome-to-fetishmensandiego.html

 

 

Northwest Leather Celebration names judges

The Northwest Leather Celebration just name their panel of judges for the Northwest Master/slave contest which will be held April 30 - May 3 in Sacramento, CA. The Bootblack judges will be Liza, Henry James, Luna; Northwest Person of Leather judges will be Daddy Sal, Mister-Blue, Loren Quon, Richard, slave adeena, slave amari and slave lyle. Northwest Leather Celebration is a gathering place for Leather and kinky people and is a full weekend of education, community, play, contests, parties, and fun.

http://www.northwestleathercelebration.com/

 

 

Bearicua - Mr. LA Leather Bear

The Mr. Leather Bear 2020 contest will be held at the Eagle LA on Saturday, January 18 at 9 PM. The contest is produced by Bears LA. The winner will compete at Mr. Los Angeles Leather in March. Bears LA will hold its monthly dinner the night before the contest at the Coral Cafe, 3321 West Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505 at 7 PM.

https://www.bearsla.org/

 

 

Perverted Interracial Guys - Lumberjock

PIGS host Lumberjock at the Eagle 562 in Long Beach, CA every third Sunday from 3-7 PM. Pigskin Underwear Beer Bust turns into Lumberjock for the winter, so get into your union suits and long johns on January 19. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, California 90805.

https/www.facebook.com/realpigs/

 

 

Eagle LA Mr. Leather

Lou Romano will emcee the Eagle LA Leather contest on Saturday night, January 11 which will start at 8 PM. The winner has the option of competing at Mr. LA Leather in March or at International Mr. Leather in May. There will be a meet and greet on Friday night. Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029.

http://www.eaglela.com/home.htm

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Kink Mentoring Archives

By Papa Tony

Back in December 2018, Tumblr went kablooey. It didn't just take down porn blogs. It also took down many blogs written by wise, kind and deeply experienced kinky folks. Using special tools, I have been digging through the wreckage to find the treasures that have proven to be so valuable for so many I have been curating the collection: gathering articles together, re-formatting them for clarity and re-posting them in a safe space: The Kink Mentoring Archives

https://tinyurl.com/yb9944za

 

 

LA Leather Pride

Things are beginning to shape up for Los Angeles Leather Pride which will be held at venues all over Los Angeles County from March 20-29. The keystone to the whole shebang is the Mr. Los Angeles Leather contest which will return to the Globe Theatre on Saturday night, March 28. The winner will compete at IML in May. Other major events will be Avatar's play party at the Sanctuary Studios LAX on March 20, Southland Honors on March 21 with the time and venue still to be determined, Kickoff at the Faultline on March 22 which includes the motorcycle ride-in with local bike clubs and contestants, Assembly hosted by Los Angeles' uniform clubs at Rough Trade on March 27, Tom's House tours on March 28-29 at the Tom of Finland Foundation, the Mr. Los Angeles Leather Contest on Saturday night, March 28, and the Off Sunset Festival on Sunday, March 29. There are more events during LA Leather Pride, so stay tuned for details. Photo above - LA Leather Coalition board members at the December general meeting.

http://www.Laleatherpride.com

 

 

LDG Mentoring Program

The LDG Mentoring Program is about to begin its ninth year of providing guidance for men interesting in exploring and learning more about kink. The program will begin in early February 2020 and end in early September. If you have wondered about finding someone to help you, to guide you, as you explore kink areas that are of specific interest to you, then this mentoring program may be just right for you. Applications for the program must be submitted no later than January 20. See the calendar at the following link.

https://www.sfldg.org/mentoring

 

 

Rudis Men's Leather Society

Rudis is gay Men's Leather group in St. Louis, MO which offers a safe place to wear one's gear. Come to make friends and educate yourself on today's Leather culture. Rudis holds social meet and greets at Bar PM on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month starting at 8 PM. The next two are January 8 and 22. 7109 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63111.

http://www.rudis-mls.com

https://www.facebook.com/pg/rudisleather/

 

 

CineKink - Annual Kinky Film Festival

CineKink Kinky Film Festival organizers have announced that the 17th annual CineKink NYC will takes place March 18–22 and feature a specially-curated program of films and videos that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality. With offerings drawn from both the independent cinema world and the adult, works presented at CineKink NYC will range from documentary to drama, comedy to experimental, slightly spicy to quite explicit--and everything in between. In addition, plans for CineKink NYC include a short film competition, audience choice awards, a Bring It! showdown of adult cinema, panels and workshops, a kick-off gala, and a sizzling Afterglow play party to wrap the festivities.

http://www.cinekink.com/

 

 

BLUF San Francisco - Leather Lounge

BLUF San Francisco hosts their Leather Lounge at the SF Eagle every second Saturday at 9 PM. Anyone arriving in gear before 10 PM gets in free now. The next Leather Lounges are January 11. Leathermen, gear up, grab a cigar and head to the SF Eagle.

https://www.facebook.com/events/376688126442588/?ti=icl

 

 

Pup Mosh in Denver

There is a Pup Mosh every second Friday at Trade in Denver, CO with the next being Friday, January 10 and February 14 starting at 9 PM. Fridays are for Fetish and the dogs. Pup play area, drinks in dog bowls and lots of fun. Handlers, pups and the curious are all welcome. Trade, 475 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204.

https://www.facebook.com/events/285844715281392/

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Lick It

Hosted by Lick It at Powerhouse SF on Friday, January 10 and February 8 at 10 PM. Go out and dance and play and have a taste of some sexy fun at Lick IT. We have DJ Blackstone bringing you some soulful beats that will make your hips move and groove. No fancy dates. No unrealistic expectations. Just some good old down right dirty fun - where Licking IT is only the beginning. Second Fridays. Beneficiary is the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. Powerhouse SF, 1347 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA.

https://www.facebook.com/LickItSF/

 

 

KC Pioneers Education Night

The KC Pioneers Education Night will be on January 15 at Missie B's in Kansas City, MO with August's presentation being on Pet Play and Littles. The presenters are Show Me Leather Puppy 2019 Pup Zephyr and Ms KC Leather Pride 2019 Ginger Lea Phillips Ms KC Leather Pride 2019. Join the KC Pioneers their third-Wednesday-of-the-month education/hands-on demo nights. A different topic every month. Must be 21+ to attend.

https://www.facebook.com/events/335811900354066/

 

 

Barking Billiards moves to Thursdays

Barking Billiards is a weekly social pup meet up at Eagle 562. We mosh and pup play, play games and hang out with 20-30 puppies around 8 PM every Thursday, including January 10, 17, 24 and 31. Barking Billiards has become quite the rage and the energy is awesome. The crowd seems to grow every week. This is a popular event. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805.

https://www.facebook.com/events/675522796282863/

 

 

Kinky Poly Happy Hour at SF Eagle

Are you polyamorous? Poly curious? Are you kinky? Kink curious? Join Kinky Poly Happy Hour at a brand new happy hour for LGBTQ+ kinky poly people – every second Thursday at the SF Eagle. We will meet on the upstairs patio from 5:30-8 PM. Happy Hour pricing. Hosted by Mr. San Francisco Leather 2018. Kinky Poly Happy Hour. Hosted on second Thursdays by Mr. San Francisco Leather 2018 on Thursday, January 9 at 5:30 PM. SF Eagle, 398 12th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.

https://www.facebook.com/events/398372250640635/

 

 

Puppy 101

By Papa Woof Roth

Puppy 101 focuses Education and Discussion. Discussions of issues and things directly relating to the puppy community. Event-related posts must have a direct educational focus for the puppy community, such as, discussion about workshops or looking for input for educational topics at an event, etc. Educational topics on gear, training, safety, etc. Gear pics - Once a month we will have a Show and Tell Sunday, you can share all the gear pics you have that abide by Facebook standards.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/puppy101/

 

 

Support the NCSF

Several articles in Dave Rhodes' Hump Day are supplied by the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom through a press release form. Support them be becoming a member. 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 aims to advance the rights of, and advocate for consenting adults in the BDSM/Leather/Fetish/Swing/Polyamory communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach, in conjunction with our partners, to directly benefit these communities.

http://www.ncsfreedom.org/

 

 

Rope Burn SF

Rope Burn SF is all set to go on Thursday, January 16 at Catalyst SF at 7 PM. Rope burn is a group dedicated to creating a safe space for those interested in learning the art of rope restraint, every third Thursday of the month. It's not a workshop - We want to help people create connections and grow the queer rope community through sharing our knowledge and skills. We want this group to be a fun, sex-positive, relaxed, and informational space, open to all skill levels and sizes. Suggested donation of $20. Catalyst SF, 1060 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California 94103.

https://www.facebook.com/events/327466841135899/

http://www.ropeburnsf.com/

 

 

Leather Uniform Club Las Vegas monthly events

This active club holds their monthly meetings on the third Wednesday at MCC Las Vegas at 7 PM. The next date is January 15. Their popular first Thursday Fetish and Friendship Dinners are at La Cabana at 7 PM with the next on September 5; and Leather Church at Charlie's Bar on second Sundays at 4 PM with the next one on January 12. LUC of Las Vegas is a pansexual group with many LGBT folks involved.

http://www.lucoflv.com

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A Blast From The Past

 

 

Mr. International Rubber 2000 winners from contest held in 1999.

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Past Dave Rhodes' Hump Day news blogs

 

http://www.theleatherjournal.com/op-ed/item/2097-dave-rhodes-hump-day-december-11-2019

http://www.theleatherjournal.com/op-ed/item/2096-dave-rhodes-hump-day-november-25-2019

https://www.theleatherjournal.com/op-ed/item/2095-dave-rhodes-hump-day-october-20-2019

https://www.theleatherjournal.com/op-ed/item/2094-dave-rhodes-hump-day-september-20

https://www.theleatherjournal.com/op-ed/item/2093-dave-rhodes-hump-day-september-10-2019

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New Mexico

 

 

 

Karri Plowman Honored

 

 

Kinky XXXMas at The Bullet

 

 

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Mr. International Rubber

By Kilker Alcaraz

My warmest congratulation goes to Adalberto Rubbadam, our new MIR, having won November 6-8 at The Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL. Also, Matthew Shepherd was first runner-up and presented the best ever fantasy and Rodi Coderage was second runner up. The Mr. International Rubber judges were Tyesha Nicole Best, Miguel Torres, Kilker Alcaraz, Alex Rubbaman, Bryan Tsai, Guillaume Dupuis. and Líam Clark. Among events were the Thursday night Welcome Dinner Cellars Bar & Grill, Touché Welcomes Rubbermen to Chicago on Thursday. Friday included a Kink Market full of vendors, Kink Education Sessions on Rubber Gear 101, Lubed Up Latex Wrestling, Mocktails, Cocktails, Women's, Transgender and Non-Binary Leather Kink Cruise Night, Rubber Ball Dance Party and Slick and Twisted MAFIA Party at Steamworks and a Tight and Shiny Pansexual Play Party. Saturday had Kink Education 1 and 2 - Art of Cruising and Th Physics of Kink, Rubber Pup Rumpus at the Center on Halsted, Rubberists of Color at the Center on Halsted, the Mr. International Rubber contest. Sunday centered around the MIR XXIII Winners Reception at the Center on Halsted.

https://mirubber.com/

 

 

Barcelona Rubber Weekend

Barcelona Rubber Weekend will be November 29 - December 1 in Barcelona, Spain. Join about a thousand like-minded rubbermen for what should be one of Europe's best kinky parties of the year. Barcelona Rubber Weekend included a photo tour, Welcome social hosted by San Francisco Bay Rubber, bus tour, Rubber Xperience, Mr. Rubber Spain, Rubber Celebration at Boxer Cafe, Rubbex at Xmanclub and Open Rubber at Openmind. We do not have the contest results yet.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1686096454809543/

https://www.weezevent.com/barcelona-rubber-weekend

 

 

Steve Ganzell passes

Steve Ganzell, a clinical psychologist who was a longtime member of the Christopher Street West board of directors and chair of the Los Angeles Leather Coalition for four years, died suddenly on Sunday, December 1 at home. Steve is a past chair of the Los Angeles Leather Coalition and a co-chair of Christopher Street West, 2008-2011, which produces the Los Angeles LGBT Pride Parade and Festival. Steve was the clinical director of the mental health program for Being Alive. He was a member of Avatar Club Los Angeles. He has received many accolades including a President's Award at Pantheon of Leather in 2008 and the Leather to Leather Award in 2018 among others. Dr. Steve Ganzell had a practice in Hollywood, CA. Ganzell is survived by his partner, Tony Giragos, and his adult children, Crystan, Zach, and Adam.

https://www.wehoville.com/2019/12/05/in-memory-steve-ganzell-psychotherapist-and-leather-community-leader/

 

 

 

 

Leather Hall of Fame names inductees

The Leather Hall of Fame honors announced the names of those who will be inducted into the Leather Hall of Fame in 2020: MLC Munich, Jim Ward and Pauline Reage. The Leather Hall of Fame honors and preserves the legacy of the extraordinary people and organizations that have significantly shaped the history of the Leather/BDSM communities worldwide since 1950. The 12th Leather Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Brunch will be held on Sunday, April 26 at the Westin Hotel during CLAW XX in Cleveland, OH. To learn about the Leather Hall of Fame’s criteria and procedure to select inductees, to learn about the previous inductees, and to make a nomination for future induction, please visit http://www.leatherhalloffame.com

For tickets go to http://www.clawinfo.org

 

 

Sanctuary Leather 2020

Mr. Sanctuary Leather is Apolonio E. Muñoz III, Ms Sanctuary Leather is Atomic Ana Algos and Sanctuary Pup 2020 is Pup Lan having won their titles at the Sanctuary LAX Studios in Lennox, CA on Saturday night, December 7. Gabriel Green and Jill Overfield served as emcees. The judges were Lady Remedy Ann, Elliot Musgrave, Romaldo Mancilla, Adam Monda and Jessica Harrison. A meet and greet was held at Eagle LA on Thursday night, December 5.

 

 

 

 

The 21st Annual 12 Days of Christmas - We're Finally Legal

The 21st Annual 12 Days of Christmas will be held at the Maritime Conference Center on Saturday, December 14 at 12 PM. This is a live performance, drag, and skit adult variety show with a silent auction, raffles, bootblacks, pictures with Santa and Ms Claus, cupcakes from Belton, and charity benefit event. The emcees will be Shawnna Alexander, David Allen and Sarha Shaubach. ASL interpreters are Debbie Jones, Susan Weinstein and Jenn Arif. Tickets are $20. This year's beneficiaries are AIDS Action Baltimore, Scott Stamford Memorial Fund, MADIF - Memorial Community Services Fund, Trans Life Line and B & Dee's Baltimore Love. Maritime Conference Center, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, Maryland 21090.

https://www.facebook.com/events/274147016623352/

 

 

Master Eb's Spirit directed by Alex Ironwood

By Wilson Raiser

Master Eb's Spirit will be presented at the LGBT Community Center of the Desert on Saturday, December 14 at 6:30 PM. Master Eb's Spirit is a theatrically-staged reading of an original play by Ty Dehner based on Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol directed by Alex Ironwood, set in the Gay Leather community of today. In this play Master Eb is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve in this modern styling of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. LGBT Community Center of the Desert, 1301 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA.

http://masterebsspirit.com

 

 

Mr. Eagle 562 Leather 2020 is Joey Byrne

By Pup Yoshi

On behalf of Eagle 562, it is my honor and privilege to announce the appointment of Mr. Eagle 562 Leather 2020 Joey Byrne. Joey has been a familiar face at Eagle 562 since its opening, and has volunteered for countless events, both at the bar and in the greater LGBT community. Join us at Eagle 562 on Saturday, January 4 for a Pass the Sash Bash to celebrate the New Year 2020 with Mr. Eagle 562 Leather 2020 Joey Byrne and to honor a great year with Mr. Eagle 562 Leather 2019 Eli Avila. Bootblacking will be Los Angeles Bootblack 2019 Duke Ruff.

https://www.facebook.com/Eagle562LB/

 

 

CineKink - Annual Kinky Film Festival

CineKink Kinky Film Festival organizers have announced that the 17th annual CineKink NYC will takes place March 18–22 and feature a specially-curated program of films and videos that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality. Billing itself as "the kinky film festival," CineKink is dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of sex-positive and kink-friendly depictions in film and television. With offerings drawn from both the independent cinema world and the adult, works presented at CineKink NYC will range from documentary to drama, comedy to experimental, slightly spicy to quite explicit--and everything in between. In addition, plans for CineKink NYC include a short film competition, audience choice awards, a Bring It! showdown of adult cinema, panels and workshops, a kick-off gala, and a sizzling Afterglow play party to wrap the festivities. A national tour is set to take place in the months following the festival, showcasing audience favorites from the NYC selections.

http://www.cinekink.com/

 

 

Mr. and Ms Precinct Leather

Adam Emelio Reyes was named Mr. Precinct Leather 2020 and Tea became the first Ms Precinct Leather at the Precinct in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, November 10. Mr. and Ms Precinct Leather 2020 runner-ups were Titus Hound and AfroDisiac. The judges were Louie Ramrod, Jamila Dawson, Nicole Moon O'Neal, Marpa Franzoni, Spike, and Elliot Musgrave.

https://www.facebook.com/precinctdtla/

 

 

SoCal Bondage Club at Threshold

It was announced that the SoCal Bondage Club has returned to Threshold in North Hollywood with play parties being the second Saturday of each month from 12-4 PM. play parties were held at Threshold for 10 years and with its 3,000 square feet, it was a perfect fit. The next play party will be on December 14. Threshold, 11300 Hartland Street, North Hollywood, CA 91605. The SoCal Bondage Club welcomes all men, from experienced BDSM players to guys curious about learning the ropes. In jeans or full gear, you're bound to have a safe, sane and wicked good time.

https://www.SoCABondage.com/

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Excelsior MC trims Eagle NYC tree, Raises Funds for Homeless LGBTQ+ Youth

By Bruce-Michael Gelbert

On December 6, New York City-based Excelsior MC held its annual Trim-a-Tree holiday event at the Eagle NYC, with its guests, from Leather clubs throughout the Northeast, decorating the Eagle Christmas tree, as well as raising $670 for New Alternatives for LGBTQ+ homeless youth through the sale of raffle tickets and Jell-O shots. In attendance were Excelsior MC officers and members past and present, pledges Mr. Eagle NYC 2020 Mike Jeavons and Ken, and associates; visiting members of other local and out-of-state clubs; past and present Messrs. Fire Island Leather, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and puppies and handlers.

 

 

San Diego's Annual Leather Community Toy Drive

San Diego will host its Annual Leather Community Toy Drive on Friday December 20 at the San Diego Eagle. The Toy Drive is being produced by Mr. Eagle 2013 Robert Rodriguez and Mr. West Coast Olympus Leather 2017 Bill Willis. The toys will go to the greater Imperial Court de San Diego's Toy Drive. Donate a new unwrapped kids toy. While the toy drive begins earlier and people can bring toys anytime, the San Diego Eagle Holiday party will begin at 10 PM with hors d' oeuvre buffet being served. San Diego Eagle. 3040 North Park Way, San Diego, CA 92104.

http://www.sandiegoeagle.com/events/

https://www.facebook.com/SanDiegoEagle/

 

 

Southern Sole Bootblack Weekend 2020

Southern Sole Bootblack Weekend is all set for February 7-9 in Atlanta, GA. The 2020 Southern Sole Bootblack Weekend’s tagline is Raising the Bar because in 2020, Southern Sole is shifting its focus to advanced learning, offering classes to allow experienced bootblacks to further their technical knowledge of bootblacking and Leather care. The increased knowledge will then be taken back to home bars, events, and living rooms improving the image and reputation of not only the bootblacks, but the events and venues in which they shine. There will be a 101 all-day intensive on Friday but please be advised, Saturday and Sunday classes will be paced and geared towards experienced bootblacks. Registration is $75. Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2133269183640158/2222342351399507

 

Raaarrr VI: Bearicuda - Mr. LA Leather Bear

Raaarrr VI: Bearicuda will feature the Mr. LA Leather Bear contest January 16-18 at several venues in Los Angeles, CA. There will be a meet and greet at Eagle LA on Thursday night, a Bears LA Dinner at the Coral Cafe in Burbank on Friday night and the Mr. LA Leather Bear contest on Saturday night at Eagle LA. Jeremy Oliver-Ronceros and Don Mike will be the emcees so expect a spicy and fun night. Bears LA will celebrate the amazing title year of Mr. LA Leather Bear 2019, Eric de León. Admission is $7 at the door.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1133386906852244/permalink/1177364485787819/

 

 

Frisky Pups: A Men's Play Party

Frisky Pups: A Men's Play Party will be hosted by Mr. Daddy's Barbershop Leather 2018 and SF Catalyst on Saturday, December 21 at 8 PM in San Francisco,CA. Frisky Pups is a sex-positive, kinky party for men. We’re inviting men, boys, and pups to SF Catalyst for a sweaty night of debauchery. We’ve got a fully-equipped play space with BDSM equipment, benches, beds, slings, puppy mats, and much more that will help you unleash your primal instincts. Lube, condoms, and snacks provided. Come for wild play, torturous SM, tight bondage, stretching rear entry, drenching piss, or whatever twisted things you desire. Tickets are $20. SF Catalyst, 1060 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California 94103.

https://www.facebook.com/events/438635343451804/

 

Smokeout 2020 in April

Smokeout is a fun-filled uncomplicated weekend in Las Vegas for cigar and pipe studs, Leathermen, bikers, bears and friends, from all over the world. A free-flowing weekend so everyone can enjoy Las Vegas the way you want to - in the company of fellow studs. All of this is great if you have a room. The host hotel is beginning to fill up fast. Smokeout will be held at the Alexis Park Resort the weekend of April 8-13.

http://lasvegassmokeout.com/

 

 

Highwaymen TNT - monthly cookout

Join the Highwaymen TNT for their monthly cookout at the DC Eagle in Washington, DC on Sunday, December 15 at 5 PM. $12 dinner plate includes your first draft beer from the Club Bar, Ham with a Brown Sugar Pineapple Glaze, Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Breast, Vegetable Skewers, Green Bean Almandine Prawn Salad, Honey Butter King's Hawaiian Rolls, Coconut Something and Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. DC Eagle, 3701 Benning Road NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20019.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2343835032326586/

 

San Francisco Leathermen's Discussion Group - Volunteer Appreciation and Holiday Party

The San Francisco Leathermen's Discussion Group will host its anual Volunteer Appreciation and Holiday Party at SF Catalyst on Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 PM. show our volunteers how important they are to SFLDG's mission. Without them we couldn't bring you the quality of programing you come to expect. Help SF LDG to let their volunteers know they are appreciated. Come nosh and toast to an exciting new year. This event is free and open to all. SF Catalyst, 1060 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA.

https://www.facebook.com/sfldg/

 

 

Palm Springs Pup Night

The Palm Springs Pup Night is held every first Tuesday at the Tool Shed and is hosted by Mr. West Coast Olympus Leather Wilson. The next one is on Tuesday, January 7 at 7 PM. Pups, handlers, Sirs and curious come ready to play. Tool Shed, 600 East Sunny Dunes Road, Palm Springs, California 92264.

https://www.facebook.com/events/661237581041170/

 

New Horizons For Fifty - Mr. Long Beach Leather 2019

New Horizons For Fifty: A Different View of Things is the domain for the writer/artists Eric Crow, who manifests in the Leather/Bear Community as Eagle Bear. Saturday Morning Hike with Mr. Long Beach Leather 2019 Eric Crow on Saturday, December 28 at 10 AM at El Dorado Nature Center and Regional Park, 7550 East Spring Street, Long Beach, California 90815. New Horizons For Fifty is designated a “snark-free zone” and is an extension of me and the communities I serve. Our three pillars are tapestry, anchorage and living history. Featuring interviews, inspirations and imaginings from the deepest, wildest part of the heart, New Horizons For Fifty is a sacred space of magic, where dancing to the beat of your own drum is the norm.

https://www.facebook.com/NewHorizonsForFifty/

 

Leather List

Leather List continues to serve Leather people and cultures, having finished the first stage of development of the new LeatherList.org It’s already the most comprehensive updated site of information and resources serving Leather and Sex-Positive communities. Just search for what you want, anywhere in North America. Find annual Leather and sex-positive events, including a page of updated calendars; Leather clubs; MAsT chapters; and Sex-Positive Centers. All listings are currently free, with URLs for contact purposes. Leather List is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation based in Seattle. It’s managed solely by volunteers. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.LeatherList.org

 

Tiger's Pictionary - Leather Pride Night

Tiger's Pictionary - Leather Pride Night, hosted by San Diego Leather Pride every Wednesday at 7:30 PM at #1 Fifth Avenue, 3845 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103. There will be spankings and great prizes - and a huge welcome to all titleholders and out-of-town visitors. Next dates are December 11, 18, 25 and January 1. Labeled as San Diego's favorite weekly fundraiser, Tiger's Pictionary has been going since 2011.

https://www.facebook.com/PictionaryNight/

 

 

Crescent City Leathermen

The Crescent City Leathermen combine a Beer Bust with a Themed Gear Night. December’s Gear Theme is Big Boy Toys. Adhere to the Gear Theme and get a free Jell-O shot or a CCL Chip worth $1 from 10 PM to 1 AM at the Phoenix in New Orleans. $10 All-you can-drink keg-beer. The Crescent City Leathermen's general membership meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month with the next being December 11 and the one following is January 9 at 7:30 PM. The Phoenix Bar. 941 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117.

https://crescentcityleathermen.org/calendar-of-events

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Frat House - Monthly Leather Night

The Monthly Leather Night at the Frat House on Friday, December 13 at 8 PM. A monthly Leather/Gear/Social night. Mr. OCIE Jeff Galley-Reay is the host. There will be kinky fun and /or games and maybe raise some money for The Leather Heart Foundation. $10 door donation. Frat House Nightclub, 8112 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92844.

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Rocky Mountain Leather Alliance education

The Rocky Mountain Leather Alliance holds educational classes on the second Saturday of each month in Denver, CO. The next one is on December 14 classes begin at 2 PM. The RMLA advocates for an alliance of the regional Leather, kink, fetish, and BDSM communities through outreach, social, and educational events. King Center, Auraria Campus, King Center room 201 in Denver, CO.

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Puppy and Handler Play - all you need to know

The go-to web site for all things pup play, from the basics for newcomers to advice and opinions to inspire those with serious ambition. This is not meant to be taken literally or as a rule-book. This is designed to inspire pups to be the pup they want to become and find resources to help them reach where they want to go in the pup scene. Pup play is when one person takes on the role of a pup or handler. The pup acts like their canine counterpart and the trainer, for the most part, handles the pup like he would a biological puppy. For many it serves as a release of the primal animal part of them. It is not is bestiality: real animals are not involved.

http://www.pupplay.info/

 

 

Seattle Men in Leather - First Friday Leather Social

The Seattle Men in Leather host a First Friday Leather Social with January 3 being the next date. All start at 9 PM. Join Seattle Men in Leather for a weekend Leather night on the Cuff patio. Leather and gear encouraged, but not required. Seattle Men in Leather is social group. We put on socials, classes, contests, and the occasional party. The group was founded in March 1989 and has grown over the years into 300+ men. Cuff Seattle, 1533 13th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122.

https://seattlemeninleather.org/

https://www.facebook.com/seattlemeninleather/

 

 

Fetish Men San Diego - Cigars and Boots

This gathering for cigar lovers and boot lovers is a monthly event held on the first Saturday of each month. There will be a bootblack present, so bring boots you'd like blacked. Saturday, January 4, 4-7 PM, at Pecs Bar, 2046 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104 for socializing and fun. Cigars, tobacco pipes, cigarettes, and dip welcome. You don't have to be a tobacco enthusiast to enjoy the socializing. Daddy Barry will be hosting plus it will be his first social venture out since his motorcycle accident. Come give him some loving.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/sdcigarsandboots/about/

 

 

Miss Cassie Rope Bondage Classes

Miss Cassie Rope Bondage Classes are held every Wednesday at the Lair de Sade in North Hollywood with the next few are December 18, 25, January 8 and 15, and run 8-10 PM and are $10 per person. Miss Cassie teaches a variety of ties and tailors her classes according to the needs of her students. She does teach a lot of bondage basics and a bit about safety, but mostly we just tie and practice all sorts of ties. She often introduces new ties and more advanced ties. Miss Cassie teaches both eastern and western rope bondage techniques. This is a hands on class - be prepared to tie or be tied! Lair de Sade, 6628 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91606.

https://www.facebook.com/CassieLovesRope/

 

Knights d'Orleans

Join in on the $10 all-you-can-drink beer bust with the Knights d'Orleans at the Phoenix in New Orleans every Friday at 10 PM. he next one is December 27. New Orleans Phoenix, 941 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117.

https://www.facebook.com/events/347100149280726/

 

Touché - Leather Women's Cruise

Touché opens its Club Room at 8 PM on second Fridays with the next being December 13, for its monthly Leather Women's Cruise. This month there will be a presentation on Needle Play with Sarah Sloane. Sarah is a kink and sexuality educator, and leather woman, based here in Chicago. Each month Touché lets Leather sisters gather for a bit of socializing and cruising before letting the boys take over the room. Several gals have come in to learn about Leather and make new friends since Touché launched this night in 2017. All women, butch/femme and non-binary welcome. Touché, 6412 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60626.

https://www.facebook.com/ToucheChicago-110806562290308/

 

 

Austin Gears - Gear Night

Austin Gears will host their monthly Gear Night at 4 PM on Saturday, January 4 at The Iron Bear in Austin, TX. Gear Night is a safe zone and welcoming of everyone in the community. What is gear? What ever turns you on and makes you feel sexy...that is gear. The Iron Bear, 121 West 8th Street, Austin, TX 78701.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1780767715369700/

 

 

SF Bay Area Sober in Leather

SF Bay Area Sober in Leather hosts their Sober Munch on the fourth Saturday of each month at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco at 6 PM. The next is December 28. Sober in Leather will be meeting for mingling and munching in the back room of SF's only kinky cafe and boutique, Wicked Grounds. You don't have to be clean and sober to attend. Wicked Grounds, 289 8th Street, San Francisco, California 94103.

https://www.facebook.com/support.sfbasil/

 

 

Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District

The next meeting of the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District's board members is set for Wednesday, December 18 from 6-8 PM, SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, Room 204, San Francisco, California 94102. This very special meeting will include the election of our initial Board of Directors. Voting privileges at the August meeting are extended to anyone who has had voting privileges at any previous Community Meeting.

https://www.facebook.com/events/736850366730796/

http://sflcd.org

 

 

Bay Area Cigar Buddies

Bay Area Cigar Buddies is a San Francisco-based group for adult homophile men in the San Francisco Bay Area, who are cigar smokers; and for men who are interested in cigars, cigarmen, socializing, and making contacts. We also welcome pipe smokers among our ranks. BACB is a regional forum, but men from everywhere are invited to join and participate. Our membership includes men from across the US and internationally. Cigar Night has been ongoing for over 16 years as a weekly event in San Francisco. However, it is currently being restructured. Cigar Night is held on the second Friday of the month at The Lone Star Saloon, from 8 PM in San Francisco, CA with the next being on December 13.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/bayareacigarbuddies/info

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Avatar Club Los Angeles' Holiday Party in Glendale, California in Dcember 2014. Photo by Dave Rhodes

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Past Dave Rhodes' Hump Day news blogs

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Palm Springs Leather Pride XXV

Palm Springs Leather Pride XXV - Hardon, produced by the Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert and Randy Carmenaty the weekend of October 24-27 at venues all over Palm Springs and Cathedral City, CA had nearly 4,000 people attending at least one of the events. The highlight of Palm Springs Leather Pride was the Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2020 contest on Saturday night, October 26 at the Palm Springs Air Museum which saw Mr. Hunters Leather Charlie Harding win
out over six other hot men. First runner-up was Mr. Tool Shed Leather Jack Dyer and second runner-up was Eagle 501 Leather Justin Hauser. The highly-professional by Varla Jean Merman brought the house down on Friday night during the Tom of Finland Formal Leather Cocktails/Dinner. The judges were IML 2019 Jack Thompson, Doc Duhon, Tina Sarge, Mike Hernandez, Emerson Aniceto, Amp Sommers, Danielle Venator and Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2019 Richard Passmore. Glen Mlaker was presented an award by the Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert's president Dominic Chevalier. Near the end of the contest, long-time emcee Lenny Broberg announced that he was retiring from emceeing events and that Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2020 was his last. Brent Heinze was introduced as next year's emcee.

https://www.facebook.com/PSLeatherPride/

 

 

Maryland Leather

By Rodney Burger for Out Loud

Oya Ra, a member of the Illuminati House of Ra, was selected Mr. Maryland Leather 2020 at a contest held on Saturday, November 2 at the Ottobar in Baltimore. He was also awarded the David Allen Brotherhood Award. ShipMates of Baltimore club member David Sugar was first runner-up and Timmy Brehm from Nottingham, Maryland, was second runner-up. This was the 30th edition of the popular contest produced by COMMAND MC to select Maryland’s representative at the International Mr. Leather Contest held each May in Chicago. The event is also a fundraiser, and last year COMMAND MC donated over $10,000 to 14 charities in the Maryland area.

Complete story at http://baltimoreoutloud.com/wp/mr-maryland-leather-2020-is/?fbclid=IwAR0k_z0kzXeV-MUGneLQP_bwIOwsBjiqBFW7D0dlyw8cCr5LJdkBtS9sv44

 

 

Kevin Lowery passes

By Rodney Burger for Baltimore Outloud

On November 10th the Mid-Atlantic Leather community lost Sir Kevin Lowery who worked to make sure that LGBT events were welcoming and accessible to the deaf community. I have known Kevin for many years and would see him often. He was a member the Leather club BLADeaf (Baltimore Leather Association of the Deaf) and for a short time wrote a Leather column for the Baltimore Gay Life newspaper under the name Sir K. He taught sign language classes at the GLCCB (now the Pride Center of Maryland). He was also the sign language interpreter for countless LGBT events. At the Mr. Maryland Leather 2019 contest he was onstage all afternoon as the ASL interpreter. In April 2017 he invited me to his home for lunch and we sat outside on a beautiful spring day while he proudly told me about the Mid-Atlantic Deaf & Interpreter Fund (MADIF), which he founded to not only make sure that LGBT events had interpreters, but also to ensure that those skilled persons were compensated.

http://baltimoreoutloud.com/wp/another-crusader-falls/?fbclid=IwAR2vtMQoSrRHvpDA61k--l7g-EdJAqYFnJCldswKtokhw2AMSanqXthCHho

 

 

 

Mr. Sister Leather

Angel Rincon was named Mr. Sister Leather 2020 at Eagle LA on November 16. Sister Unity and Don Mike emceed while Mr. Sister 2019 Marpa Franzoni gave a strong step down speech after an awesome year with his title. There were three contestants. Mr. Sister Leather 2020 is the fifth contest to qualify to enter Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2020 on March 29 during LA Leather Pride Week. Photos by Robert Green - Saint Robert of the Flashy Motor Boots who was Sainted by the Los Angeles House of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence recently.

https://www.facebook.com/Mr-Sister-Leather-2018-1976296712628814/

 

 

 

Northeast Leather

Northeast Leather Contest Weekend is all set for December 6-8 at Rockbar in New York, NY. The first Northeast Leatherman, Leatherwoman, Leatherperson, and Bootblack contest. Ms DC Eagle 2019 Alyssa Durnien and Delta B Knyght are emceeing and Sir Damien is producing. The judges are International Community Bootblack 2019 AJ Porter, International Mr. Leather 2019 Jack Thompson, Northeast Handler 2020 Pup Iron, International Ms Leather 2010 Mollena Lee Williams-Haas and International Ms Leather 2011 Sara Vibes. The tally masters are Ms Atlanta Eagle 2019 Despoena Calypso and Atlantic States Leatherboy 2019 boy Kris. The winners aren’t required to go to IML, IMsL, IMxL, or IMBB/IMsBB/IMxBB but they have that option. Northeast Leather events include a Friday meet and greet, Saturday contest and Sunday victory beer bust brunch. All events will be at Rockbar, 185 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014.

http://www.NortheastLeatherContest.com

https://www.facebook.com/NortheastLeather/

 


 

Mr. Classic Leather 2020 is Steve Boger

The Iron Eagles of Canton, OH would like to congratulate member Steve Boger on winning the title of Mr. Classic Leather 2020.

https://www.facebook.com/IronEaglesInc/

 

 

Uncle Frazier Botsford

It is with profound sadness that we announce that Uncle Frazier Botsford, the founder of The Crucible in Washington, DC, has died in mid-November. Frazier started The Crucible as a traveling kinky party before transitioning to our first settled home at Half Street SW nearly 20 years ago. As neighborhoods changed and the club was forced to move, he was the driving force in rebuilding each subsequent location of the club to be even better than the previous one. Frazier was also one of the creators of Camp Crucible and the Leather Flea and Play and an EBM of Black Rose. In addition to his service to the BDSM and alternative lifestyle communities, Frazier was a musician and voice actor. Frazier impacted hundreds, if not thousands, of people throughout his life with his big heart and need to help which will forever be remembered. He received a Pantheon of Leather President's Award in 2014. The Crucible's Board of Directors will continue to operate The Crucible as Frazier would have wished and to honor his legacy. A memorial service will be planned; details will be forthcoming.

https://www.facebook.com/frazier.botsford

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Iron Eagles celebrate 21st Anniversary

The Iron Eagles of Canton, OH celebrated their 21st Anniversary run with the theme, Fractured Fairy Tales the weekend of October 11-13 at the Baymont by Wyndham. The purpose of the club is to maintain an organization to further the ideals of Leather brotherhood and friendship, and to promote social and charitable functions. The club accepts full members from a 60 mile radius, which includes the Northern Ohio areas of Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Youngstown.

http://www.ironeagles.com/

https://www.facebook.com/IronEaglesInc/posts/2776925318998822

 

 

 

Los Angeles Puppy Pride

Los Angeles Puppy Pride celebrated its Fifth Anniversary November 8-11 with the winner of the Los Angeles Pup 2020 title being Pup Orion who will compete at IPAHW for the International title in Indianapolis, Indiana in July. The contestants were Pup Apollo, Pup Star Orion and Pup Templar. The judges were Pup Zero, Pup Dazzle, Pup Rush, Pup Panther, Timoteo and alternate/substitute judge, Gabriel Green. The emcee was Volta Charge. Special awards were given to Pup Gear who won the Skullbit Community Ambassador Award and Rob Davis who was the recipient of the the Skullbit MVP Award. LA Puppy Pride included advanced classes on Saturday November 9 at MCC in the Valley, Dog Pound meet and mosh at the Bullet Bar on Friday; Saturday, the contest at MCC in the Valley and Bone: LA Pup Victory Party at Eagle LA on Sunday afternoon.

https://www.facebook.com/LAPupPride/

 

 

Aubrey Hart Sparks passes

Aubrey Hart Sparks of Tacoma, Washington passed recently. Aubrey made the top 10 at IML in 1988 and was the author of the Doomed Rabbit: Recipes from the Kitchens of Leather Folk and Friends cookbook. He was active mostly in the 1990s in the Pacific Northwest Leather community. Aubrey said about himself on Facebook, "I enjoy food and sharing (with) other people. I like animals more than humans. I am an Atheist, kinky gay man. I have had the curse of an interesting life....I support the Victory Garden and the 'Tail to Snout,'and more important, no violence.

 

 

Empire City MC - 56th Annual Holiday Party

Empire City MC’s 56th Annual Holiday Party and Gift Drive will benefit Rising Ground Children’s Services on Saturday, December 7 from 6-9 PM at the historic Stonewall Inn. Admission is an unwrapped gift, suitable for a child or teen plus $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Help those in need and have fun too. Join the Empire City MC for fantastic door prizes, cash bar and plenty of light fare all night. Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street, New York, NY.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empire-city-mcs-56th-annual-holiday-party-toy-drive-tickets-78649457645

 

 

ONYX Northwest Second Anniversary

The Brothers and Associates of ONYX Northwest extend an invitation to all to take part in the ONYX Northwest Second Anniversary Celebration on November 30 at the Powerhouse in San Francisco on Saturday, November 30 at 6 PM. All are invited to celebrate. All official ONYX Northwest events are donation only. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. It's a celebration. Join ONYX Northwest for their fourth-Saturday-of-the-month bar nights and plenty of hijinx on December 28 and January 25 at 6 PM at the Powerhouse, 1347 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.

https://www.facebook.com/onyxnw/

http://www.onyxnorthwest.com

 

 

Mr. West Coast Rubber 15th Anniversary

West Coast Rubber celebrates its 15th Anniversary at the Mr. West Coast Rubber 2020 contest in San Francisco the weekend of March 6-8. Things start with a meet and greet at the Powerhouse on Friday night, the contest on Saturday at the San Francisco Eagle followed by Shiny Happy Peephole at Atlas and closing with a Victory Party at the Edge. The first West Coast Rubber was held in Palm Springs in 2005. Contestant application at http://westcoastrubber.us

https://www.facebook.com/events/755932368195948/

 

 

 

Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend rooms

By Patrick Grady

For those people still asking/looking for guest rooms for the Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend 2020, rooms are available at the Liaison Hotel (across the street from the Hyatt Regency). Room Rate is $179 per night plus 14.95-percent tax, single occupancy or $199 per night plus 14.95-percent tax double occupancy. There is a three-night minimum stay and the daily facilities fee of $24.95 has been waived. Please call toll free, (888) 214-7555 or through http://www.liaisoncapitolhilldc.com Reference the booking code MAL2020 to secure the group rate. Go ahead and book your room at the Liaison Hotel as cancellations at the Hyatt Hotel are few and rare.

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Black and Tans LA Firehouse Chili Cook Off

The 14th Annual LA Firehouse Chili Cook Off was hosted by the Regiment of the Black and Tans at Eagle LA, on Sunday November 3 with eight entries vying for several honors. Eight contestants vied for several coveted prizes with some decided by a panel of judges and one by popular vote of guests who sampled each bath of chili. There was also a raffle.

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Buck’s Motorcycle Club Santa Saturday

The 46th Annual Santa Saturday will be held again at the Paradise, in Asbury Park, NJ on November 30. As in prior years, this year's Santa Saturday will be a combination of an auction of donated items; entertainment by performers associated with the Bucks and the Paradise; service awards for worthy individuals; photos with the Bucks’ bear Santa Claus; a Leather shop; a 50-50 raffle; and refreshments and drinks. Santa Saturday originated in New Hope, Pennsylvania and is the oldest and largest East Coast Leather charity event.

http://www.bucksmc.org/santa-saturday/

 

 

Eagle Bear's Toy Drive

Eagle Bear's Toy Drive is Eric Crow's first fundraiser as Mr. Long Beach Leather 2019. Come to the Eagle 562 on Saturday, November 30 from 8 to midnight to kick things off and donate toys to For the Child and other children's charities. $7 buy in or a toy of equal or greater value. Live DJ, gogo elves, bucket raffles and a Sexxxy Santa contest. E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info, or look for Mr. Long Beach Leather 2019 on Facebook.

 

 

Excelsior MC - Trim-A-Tree

Excelsior MC will host their annual Trim-A-Tree event benefiting New Alternatives for LGBTQ+ Youth on Friday, December 6 at the Eagle NYC at 9 PM. Raffles, prizes, special guests, Jell-O shots. And, most of all, help homeless LGBTQ+ youth thrive and transition to stable adult lives. Excelsior MC began in 1975 when a group of four men, Terry McNulty, David Talbot, Rich Dicurci and Wally Wallace, shared a room on Fire Island where they spent Leather Weekend together.

https://www.facebook.com/Excelsior-MC-153122108098421/

 

 

Leather Masters honored in Dallas

By Markus Leather

Leather Masters recently received the Adult Retail Stores 2019 Award in Dallas, TX.

 

 

 

Mr. CMEN Leather Faisal Lashari

By Rick Boehle

Faisal Lashari from Los Angeles, California, won the title of Mr. CMEN Leather 2019 at CMEN’s West Coast Gathering near Big Bear, California on Thursday evening, August 22. Jeff C. from Los Angeles was selected
first runner-up and Christopher R. also from Los Angeles was selected second runner-up. Faisal is looking forward to representing CMEN at Southern California Leather community events and at the International Mr. Leather contest in Chicago in May. The judging panel included Mr. CMEN Leather 2004 Mark Lager, Mr. CMEN Leather 2003 Rob Silver and Mr. CMEN Leather 2018 James Stewart. Mr. CMEN Leather 2015 Rick Boehle served as emcee and Rob Daniel served as tally master.

 

 

Indiana Leather Weekend

Congrats to Mx Indiana Leather 2020 Titan Dane and Mr. Indiana Leather 2020 Jaime Papi Chulo Alaniz. Indiana Leather was held October 18-20 at Greg's Our Place in Indianapolis, IN. Eric Masters conducted a fireside chat with Karen Ultra at Gregs. Kink U presented several classes.

https://www.facebook.com/events/350918642459868/

 

 

SoCal Bondage Club at Threshold

The SoCal Bondage Club has returned to Threshold in North Hollywood with play parties being the second Saturday of each month from 12-4 PM. Threshold has 3,000 square feet of play space. The next play party will be on December 14 and the following one will be January 11. Threshold, 11300 Hartland Street, North Hollywood, CA 91605. The SoCal Bondage Club welcomes all men, from experienced BDSM players to guys curious about learning the ropes. In jeans or full gear, you're bound to have a safe, sane and wicked good time.

https://www.SoCABondage.com/

 

 

 

Touche' - Monthly Ripe Party

The fourth Saturday is Touche's monthly Ripe Party, a night to get down, sweaty and dirty. First they turn the lights down low, way down low on the fourth Saturday of each month. DJ Harry T will deepen the beats with a special set to get you in a ripe mood. Then they unleash their hot go-go dudes on the stages to entertain. Touche' even offer free clothing check so one can get all nice and ripe, too. Are you game for a wild time? The next Ripe Party is on December 28. Touche', 6412 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60626.

https://touchechicago.com/

 

 

 

The Kink Mentoring Archives
By Papa Tony

Back in December 2018, Tumblr went kablooey. It didn't just take down porn blogs. It also took down many blogs written by wise, kind and deeply experienced kinky folks. Using special tools, I have been digging through the wreckage to find the treasures that have proven to be so valuable for so many I have been curating the collection: gathering articles together, re-formatting them for clarity and re-posting them in a safe space: The Kink Mentoring Archives.

https://tinyurl.com/yb9944za

 

 

 

Desert Fetish Authority - Kink Talk

The Desert Fetish Authority's Discussion Group, Kink Talk, meets once a month on the second Friday at 7 PM, the next being December 13. At the end of each discussion, DFA selects a topic for the following month to serve as a jumping off point. The purpose and topic is to talk openly about kink in fetish and how it enhances and affects our lives. The Barracks Bar, 67625 East Palm Canyon Drive, #C7, Cathedral City, CA 92234.

http://desertfetishauthority.com/open-discussion/

 

 

Mr. Connecticut Leather Mark Richards

By Scooby

Mark Richards won the Mr. Connecticut Leather 2020 contest at the York Cafe in New Haven, CT on Saturday night, September 7. Robert Chandler returned as the emcee. The weekend started as a step-aside celebration
for the 2019 titleholder, Pup Data. The judges were Mr. CT Leather 2019 Mr. Sperry, Matt Bronson, Pup Baxter, Jewel, Noah von Ark, Pup Indigo and Erica Hartwell. Mr. Connecticut Leather was emceed by Sir Robert Chandler. Mr. Connecticut Leather also included a meet and greet, BDSM classes, a cigar social, entertainment by the ISCofallCT, and a victory brunch. The Jayson Scott Community Spirit Award was presented to Sir Rick Streb.

http://www.mrctleather.org

 

 

 

Rope Burn SF

Rope Burn SF is all set to go on Thursday, December 19 at Catalyst SF at 7 PM. Rope burn is a group dedicated to creating a safe space for those interested in learning the art of rope restraint, every third Thursday of the month. It's not a workshop - We want to help people create connections and grow the queer rope community through sharing our knowledge and skills. We want this group to be a fun, sex-positive, relaxed, and informational space, open to all skill levels and sizes. Suggested donation of $20. Catalyst SF, 1060 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California 94103.

https://www.facebook.com/events/327466841135899/

http://www.ropeburnsf.com/

 

 

 

Bay Area Cigar Buddies

Bay Area Cigar Buddies is a San Francisco-based group for adult homophile men in the San Francisco Bay Area, who are cigar smokers; and for men who are interested in cigars, cigarmen, socializing, and making contacts. We also welcome pipe smokers among our ranks. BACB is a regional forum, but men from everywhere are invited to join and participate. Our membership includes men from across the US and internationally. Cigar Night has been ongoing for over 16 years as a weekly event in San Francisco. However, it is currently being restructured. Cigar Night is held on the second Friday of the month at The Lone Star Saloon, from 8 PM in San Francisco, CA with the next being on December 13.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/bayareacigarbuddies/info

 

 

ONYX Southeast - Bar Night

ONYX Southeast holds their monthly Bar Night on the first Friday of each month at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30308. The next is Friday, December 6 at 10 PM. ONYX is an organization formed and operated by Men of Color who enjoy the Leather lifestyle. ONYX sets as its goal to provide an informational and social organization to address issues specific to people of color who chose to project the positive aspects of the Leather lifestyle and support our community and economic initiatives.

http://www.onyxsoutheast.com/

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Perverted Interracial Guys - Lumberjock

Perverted Interracial Guys has Lumberjock annual sock drive on Sunday, December 15 at 3 PM at the Eagle 563 in Long Beach, CA. The PIGS men Matthew Jensen and Joël Royal are the guys who brought PIGS parties to the Southland. Donate a pair of socks and sit on Santa's lap. No cover, free lockers, parking and clothes check. Mr. Long Beach Leather Eric Crow and Mr. SoCal Daddy Paco Joyce will be there. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, CA.

http://www.pervertedinterracialguys.com/

https://www.facebook.com/realpigs/

 

 

 

Barcelona Rubber Weekend

Barcelona Rubber Weekend will be November 29 - December 1 in Barcelona, Spain. Join about a thousand like-minded rubbermen for what should be one of Europe's best kinky parties of the year.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1686096454809543/

https://www.weezevent.com/barcelona-rubber-weekend

 

 

 

Austin Gears - Gear Night

Austin Gears will host their monthly Gear Night at 4 PM on Saturday, December 7 at The Iron Bear in Austin, TX. Gear Night is a safe zone and welcoming of everyone in the community. What is gear? What ever turns you on and makes you feel sexy...that is gear. The Iron Bear, 121 West 8th Street, Austin, TX 78701.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1780767715369700/

 

 

 

SF Bay Area Sober in Leather

SF Bay Area Sober in Leather hosts their Sober Munch on the fourth Saturday of each month at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco at 6 PM. The next is on December 28. Sober in Leather will be meeting for mingling and munching in the back room of SF's only kinky cafe and boutique, Wicked Grounds. You don't have to be clean and sober to attend. Wicked Grounds, 289 8th Street, San Francisco, California 94103.

https://www.facebook.com/support.sfbasil/

 

 

 

ONYX Mid-Atlantic

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter (ONYX-MA) is centered in the Washington, DC / Baltimore area and includes Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia. Full membership is open to gay and bisexual men of color, and Associate membership is open to men and women of all colors and sexual persuasions. ONYX Mid-Atlantic holds bar events at the Green Lantern and the DC Eagle. Not having a regular schedule, new events are listed on their web site.

https://www.facebook.com/onyx.midatlantic/

 

 

 

Mr. San Diego Leather - Sunday in the Park

Join Mr. San Diego Leather 2019 Jody Mitchell at Sunday in the Park in Balboa Park for games and fun the first Sunday of each month. The next Sunday in the Park will be on December 1 at 12 PM in Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado, San Diego, California 92101.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2091110597861113/

 

 

 

Rudis Men's Leather Society

Rudis is gay Men's Leather group in St. Louis, MO which offers a safe place to wear one's gear. Come to make friends and educate yourself on today's Leather culture. Rudis holds social meet and greets at Bar PM on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month starting at 8 PM. The next two are December 11 and 25. 7109 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63111.

http://www.rudis-mls.com

https://www.facebook.com/pg/rudisleather/

 

 

 

Pup Mosh in Denver

There is a Pup Mosh every second Friday at Trade in Denver, CO with the next being Friday, December 13 and January 10 starting at 9 PM. Fridays are for Fetish and the dogs. Pup play area, drinks in dog bowls and lots of fun. Handlers, pups and the curious are all welcome. Denver's best and longest running Pup Mosh. Trade, 475 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204.

https://www.facebook.com/events/493628778040042/

 

 

 

Tampa Bay Leather and Kink Social

By Aaron Phillips

The Tampa Bay Leather and Kink Social meets at Cityside Lounge in Tampa, FL on the second Saturday of each month with the next one is December 14. This is a monthly social that is welcome to everyone, no matter your sexual orientation, how you identify, or the kink you may enjoy. This social is here to promote community and togetherness, while at the same time educating as we provide a kink related class each social. I am looking forward to seeing everyone come out and start the new year off right with everyone just being their kinky selves.

https://www.facebook.com/TampaBayLeatherandKinkSocial/

 

 

 

Cigar Time

By Scott McTeir

Scott McTeir and Frank Cavallo host Cigar Time, a Cigar and Pipe Social, at Eagle 562 on Friday, January 3. Leather, smoke, testosterone and cruising, silent auction, specialty shots and no cover. Cigar Time is held on the first Friday of odd-numbered months. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805.

https://www.facebook.com/events/305245496845505/

 

 

 

Fetish Men San Diego - Cigars and Boots

This gathering for cigar lovers and boot lovers is a monthly event held on the first Saturday of each month. There will be a bootblack present, so bring boots you'd like blacked. Saturday, December 7, 4-7 PM, at Pecs Bar, 2046 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104 for socializing and fun. Cigars, tobacco pipes, cigarettes, and dip welcome. You don't have to be a tobacco enthusiast to enjoy the socializing. Daddy Barry will be hosting plus it will be his first social venture out since his motorcycle accident. Come give him some loving.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/sdcigarsandboots/about/

FUK University

Females Uniting Kink - Club FUK and FUK U will present FUK University Flogging and Spanking Class at Sanctuary LAX Studios on Saturday, December 7 at 6 PM, meeting on the first Saturday of every month. Females Uniting Kink (FUK) is a female dominant group, membership is open to all gender orientations. This group is for female identified Dominants, switches and submissives. Those who identify as male must be submissive. Sanctuary LAX Studios, 10914 South La Cienega Blvd., Lennox, CA 90304

https://www.facebook.com/events/777497145794473/

 

 

 

Lick It

Hosted by Lick It at Powerhouse SF on Friday, December 13 at 10 PM. Go out and dance and play and have a taste of some sexy fun at Lick IT. We have DJ Blackstone bringing you some soulful beats that will make your hips move and groove. No fancy dates. No unrealistic expectations. Just some good old down right dirty fun - where Licking IT is only the beginning. Second Fridays. Beneficiary is the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. Lick It was recently named Best (Non-Contest) Leather Event at a Bar by the Bay Area Reporter. Powerhouse SF, 1347 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA.

https://www.facebook.com/LickItSF/

 

 

 

Barking Billiards

Barking Billiards is a weekly social pup meet up at Eagle 562. We mosh and pup play, play games and hang out with 20-30 puppies around 8 PM every Tuesday, including December 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Barking Billiards has become quite the rage and the energy is awesome. The crowd seems to grow every week. This is a popular event. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805.

https://www.facebook.com/events/462536637580238/

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Men of ONYX - Blackout XXIV rocks LA

Just shy of 200 Leatherfolk and kinksters registered for Blackout XXIV, the Men of ONYX's bi-annual Leather run that was held October 10-13 at the Hilton Glendale in Los Angeles, CA while many others attended single events. IML 2019 Jack Thompson was there and was presented the Mufasa Lion Strength Award during the brunch. There were breakout sessions which educated, explored and empowered attendees; a bar crawl that visited the Bullet Bar, Eagle LA and Catch One, an infamous ONYX dance, a play party at Sanctuary Studios LAX, a fireside chat, and an AGM/awards brunch at the Legacy Ballroom in Glendale on Sunday. A beer bust at Eagle LA closed out a perfect weekend.

http://www.blackout.onyxmen.com

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ONYX - Blackout 24 - an Event Listicle

Ten favorite things about Blackout

By Eric Crow

This past Saturday, I was privileged to attend Blackout, the bi-annual run hosted by ONYX, in this case the Southwest chapter. The host hotel was the Hilton in Glendale, a looooooong way from Long Beach — 3.5 by Metro and a short Lyft ride, but I knew it would be worth the wait once I actually got there. This was also my first time attending an official ONYX event, so I knew I’d be seeing lots of new faces, but there were also plenty of familiar faces there that it helped me be less introverted. This will only be from my perspective, so I’m sure there will be things you will want to add, and I’ve learned that these event listicles include things that are not part of the planned festivities—happy accidents, if you will. This will also just be me relating my experience without pictures. I'll post those on my personal wall. Here are my ten favorite moments from Blackout. Whole story at

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Satyrs MC - Badger Flat Run

By Garry Bowie

Hosting a group of 150-plus Leather men, bikers, non-bikers, puppies and hot kinksters coming from all over the United States and sometimes around the world is no easy feat even at 8,500 feet in the Sierra mountains of California. The Satyrs Motorcycle Club has mastered the art of creating a communal event that connects men in ways that Leatherfolk only ever talk about and yearn for, happens organically annually. This year, the US Forest Service threw a curve ball at the Satyrs with the closing of multiple campsites through-out California due to years of drought-driven bark beetle infestations that are dangerously felling trees in the State, forcing the Satyrs to relocate the infamous Badger Flat Run, held over Labor Day weekend, for only the second time in history over the 58 years, to a campsite not as far up the winding road of the secluded Badger Flat Group Camp, this year at Midge Creek.The local town people provided a “firetruck” to supply water for the outdoor kitchen area, the hot outdoor showers and for the bonfire fire safety.

http://satyrsmc.org/ 

 

Folsom Street Fair

About 250,000 Leatherfolk, kinksters, puppies, rubber fetishists, boot-lovers, uniform aficionados, titleholders, bridge-and-tunnelfolk complete with double baby strollers and newbies to all of the above converged on the South Of MArket area for the Folsom Street Fair. The weather was awesome as were the people. The traditional Folsom parties were packed including the Magnitude Dance and Deviants. Titleholders were introduced on stage by Bay Area Reporter columnist Race Bannon. There was a huge play area with dungeon equipment in use all day, a bootblack stand with five stations. With over 200 exhibitor booths showcasing fetish gear and toys, it was a pig’s dream. Big vendors were Steamworks and Mr. S Leathers. As often is the case, the Sister of Perpetual Indulgence collected suggested donations at the gates.

https://www.folsomstreetevents.org/folsom-street-fair/

 

 

 

Bill "The Hun" Schmeling

Bill "The Hun" left this world on September 12, with his family around him at his home in Portland, OR. The Hun gained fame for his hundreds, perhaps thousands, of illustrations depicting men in bondage and BDSM play scenes. Some of his works were in cartoon-story format with each of several panels with words. His art often challenged just about every male-related taboo out there. It was just raw and hot. Beyond his talents as an artist, he was active with the NLA: International when is was based in the Pacific Northwest. He created the front cover for The Leather Journal in the early days. He was inducted into the Tom of Finland Foundation Erotic Artist Hall of Fame in 2002. The Hun received the Pantheon of Leather Business of the Year in 1993.

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=bill%20schmeling&epa=SEARCH_BOX

https://lgbt.wikia.org/wiki/The_Hun

 

 

 

Vern Stewart passes

Known to many as the Wicked Witch of the East, writer, columnist, and event producer, Vern Stewart passed away September 26. He was known for his biting humor an a column titled OIC. Vern moved to the Washington, DC in the 1990s and gained the tag Wicked Witch of the East, leaving the title of Wicked Witch of the West to his best friend and cohort Mr. Marcus in San Francisco, CA. He was the long-time coordinator for the DC Eagle and NYC Eagle contests. Vern received the Pantheon of Leather Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998. A memorial for him will be held at the Almas Temple on December 8.

 

 

Tom of Finland Art Festival

This year's version of the Tom of Finland Art Festival, held October 4-6, showed a dramatic increase in attendance from recent years. Many artists had works on display and for sale, a few were drawing nd paining as the event transpired. Docents gave tours of the Tom House located in the Echo Park District of Los Angeles. Several awards were presented with Don Bachardy being inducted into the Erotic Artist Hall of Fame. Events included a live drawing session, a panel discussion, film screenings and closing with a well-attended and active live art auction.

http://www.worldoftomoffinland.com/

 

 

 

Mates Leather Weekend XXIII

By Rick Conley

The 23rd Annual Mates Leather Weekend was held in Provincetown, MA October 3-7 with nearly 600 people attending. Matt Harker was selected to be First Mate 2019, who took the title on October 5 at the Crown from a field of 10 contestants. First runner-up was Mikey Angelo and second runner-up was Jeff Shirtcliff. The judges were Mr. FLAG 2019 Boggy Fryer, First Mate 2017 Tom Giuliana and Mr. Connecticut Leather 2020 Mark Richards. Other events included Boot Camp, Opening Reception, Uniforms and Cigars, Leather Market, Rubber Ball and the Infamous Fetish Party. Mates Leather Weekend has raised over $65,000 to date for the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod through event pass sales, raffle, and other donations. Rick Conley was presented a Pantheon of Leather President's Award in Dallas, TX earlier this year for his work on Mates Leather Weekend.

http://www.matesleatherweekend.com

 

 

Avatar - Uniforms and BDSM Role Playing

You're looking through your driver's window at the crotch of the cop who just pulled you over. Or you're laying in a WWI foxhole with your closest mate. Or that hairy tattooed Petty Officer is leaning over you in the engine room of a submarine. Or you just see a really cute young guy in medical scrubs. They say clothes make the man, and it's hard to resist a man in uniform. Come check it out for yourself as the men on Avatar examine the world of BDSM and uniforms. Members of the audience are invited and encouraged to wear their own uniforms. Avatar monthly program, Uniforms and BDSM Role Playing at MCC in the Valley, 5730 Cahuenga Blvd., North Hollywood, CA on Wednesday, October 23 at 8:30 PM.

http://www.avatarla.org

 

 

Palm Springs Leather Pride - Hardon

Palm Springs Leather Pride is this coming Wednesday. The theme is Hardon and the event is being produced by the Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert October 24-27. Of course, the highlight of Palm Springs Leather Pride will be the Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2020 contest on Saturday night, October 26 at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Other major official events include the Tom of Finland Formal Leather Cocktails/Dinner at the Palm Springs Air Museum, Coax and Bait - Cruise Alley/Street Fair in the back lot of the Toolshed/Gear/Off Ramp Leathers on Friday and Saturday nights and all day on Sunday; Foxhole, a clothing-optional pool play party hosted by Green Mirror and special Wreck Area hosted by the Bullet Bar and complimentary chow at the Canyon Club. There about 20 other events going on including workshops and classes. See the link below for all of the information.

https://www.palmspringsleatherpride.org/

 

 

Mr. Leather Israel

Oded Ninj was best of three men competing for Mr. Israel Leather 2019 at the Inta Hotel October 16-21 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Mr Leather Israel 2018 Udi Taurus was joined by Suzanne van de Laar, Mike Tattersall, Yishai Shukrom and Henricus Van Tilburg on the judging panel.

https://ilmrl.com/

 

 

Mr. SoCal Daddy

Eagle LA was the place where Steve Heyl was tops among three men vying for the Mr. SoCal Daddy 2020 title on September 21. Sister Unity served as emcee/ The Mr. SoCal Daddy and Mr. SoCal Leather contests are fundraisers for Ashram West, a gay-centered spiritual community that offers meditation instruction and counseling free to the community.

https://www.facebook.com/ashramwest/

 

 

Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman and Leather Woman Bootblack

By Rodney Burger for Out Loud Baltimore

Treasure (Reem Wheeler) from Baltimore, a member of the ONYX Pearls, was sashed Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman 2020 and Ren Laine, from Columbia, Maryland, was selected Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman Bootblack 2020 during the annual contest held over the weekend of August 23rd to 25th in Baltimore. There were no additional contestants. Treasure becomes the 11th Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman and Ren is now the fourth person to hold the title of Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman Bootblack. Produced by Evil Twins Production (Rik Newton-Treadway and Tina Landi) this year’s contest took advantage of the beautiful cooler temperatures with much time spent outside at the Clifton Pleasure Club. More details at

http://baltimoreoutloud.com/wp/selected-mal-woman-bootblack-2020/?fbclid=IwAR2Zp91RUG8uZV_fS0zOBp628iqcKrvgvAZ8eitXjeXZ8fu3tz4JIUvUTXU

 

Coastal Empire Sentinels - Southern Coastal States Leather

The Southern Coastal States Leather Contest 2019 was held at The Rivers Edge in Dewy Rose, Georgia. Mr. SCSL is Alfred Fullard, MsSCSL is Cissy Cat and SC Leatherboy is Little Stevie. The members of the Coastal Empire Sentinels are all members of the Leather subculture and choose to stand together as brothers and sisters.

http://www.cesentinels.org/scsl-contest/

 

 

Banquet of Chestnuts raises over $3,000

By Ralph Bruneau

Another Banquet of Chestnuts goes down in infamy, held on Saturday night, October 19 in the Hollywood hills, not far from the Hollywood sign with about 20 people there. Thank you to Esteban-best co-host ever. Thank you to the sexy AF servers. Thank you the Shannon Swindle for an incredible five-course meal and Rick Gilles for being his right hand. Thank you to Leonardo for the flowers. But most of all, thank you to our guests. We raised $3,750 for AIDS Life Cycle. I hope it was a feast for all the senses. I know it was.

 

 

World Bear Weekend

By Mason Stryker

World Bear Weekend was held October 3-6 at the Clarion Cincinnati North in Cincinnati, OH, is held each fall to provide a unifying event for regional bear contests. Consisting of Mr. World Bear, Ms World Bear, and World Cub, the contest was the highlight of a weekend long event which included official pool parties, a buffet dinner, optional excursion to Kings Island and Haunt Night, educational workshops and on-site wine tasting, and of course a fabulous selection of vendors.

https://worldbearweekend.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/222480165285862/

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American Brotherhood Weekend names new titleholders

The 30th American Brotherhood Weekend, held October 11-13 in Chicago, Illinois, culminated in the naming of the 2019 American Leatherman and American Leatherwoman titles. Ms B. Raven, of Canton, Michigan is the new American Leatherwoman; Cody Bear, of San Francisco, California has been named as American Leatherman. Sir James, of Cleveland, Ohio was the first runner-up for the American Leatherman title. Caity Lynch was presented the Jeff Baxter award, acknowledging her work to promote and support American Brotherhood Weekend. The second Vern Stewart ‘Oh I See' Award went to Johnny Flexx and boy Tyler Fong. The contest was held at the Leather Archives & Museum where Karen Ultra emceed.

 

 

 

 

GLUE Weekend - Third Coast Leather 2019

GLUE Weekend featured many outstanding events for the gay Leather and fetish communities October 11-13 Crowne Plaza River Oaks in Houston, TX. The Mr. Third Coast Gear on Friday night, won by Parker Ale and Nico Grana becoming Mr. Third Coast Leather on Saturday night at the Ripcord. In addition there was a men-only pool party on Saturday and an Officer's Brunch on Sunday with keynote speaker Brian Sims. Other events include a cigar social, meet and greet, silent auction, vendor mart and a victory party.

http://glueweekend.com/schedule/

https://www.facebook.com/events/17802000632497/

 

 

 

Mike Jeavons is Mr. Eagle NYC 2020

By Bruce-Michael Gelbert

The Mr. Eagle NYC 2020 contest took place on October 5 when Mike Jeavons won the Mr. Eagle 2020 title and Matt Hoban was the runner-up. A third contestant was obliged to withdraw from the competition for health reasons. Contestants entered in dress Leather and submitted to questions from host and former Mr. Eagle NYC Brian Kent. The judges were Mr. Eagle NYC 2019 Thom Kam, Jack Thompson, Kyle Applegate, Christopher Booth and David Kloss. In his speech, Mike Jeavons spoke about representing one’s “authentic self,” as an inspiration to others. Matt Hoban called for a moment of silence in memory of long-time contest coordinator Vern Stewart and spoke about education, his career and all of our responsibility.

https://eagle-ny.com/current-mr-eagle/

 

Iron Eagles 21st Anniversary - Fractured Fairy Tales

The Iron Eagles of Canton, OH will host their 21st Anniversary run with the theme, Fractured Fairy Tales the weekend of October 11-13. The club The purpose of the club is to maintain an organization to further the ideals of Leather brotherhood and friendship, and to promote social and charitable functions. The club accepts full members from a sixty mile radius, which includes the Northern Ohio areas of Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Youngstown.

http://www.ironeagles.com/

 

 

 

Fireside Chats traveling to Australia

The Fireside Chats are overjoyed to announce an ambitious Chat tour down under! Chat host and co-producer Doug OKeeffe is traveling to Australia in October and November for a whopping 12 Fireside Chats. In conjunction with the Australian charitable organization KNOTbound Ltd, The Chats will appear in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne. The Australian subjects are: Cheryl Webster, Pup Scout, Sally Williams, Karl Madsen, John Tyndall, Iz Connell, Genevieve Newart, Gary Kennedy, Don Balfour, BJ of BJ Leather, Bob Rastas, and Sev Faustus. Look for photos and videos this fall.

https://www.facebook.com/fireside.chats.5

 

 

Los Angeles Puppy Pride

Los Angeles Puppy Pride will celebrate its Fifth Anniversary November 8-11. Super pup is the theme - all based around comic books with super heroes. The entire stage will look like a giant comic book. New is the inclusion of SoCal Creatures, a community group that throws monthly moshes for human pets of all types. Los Angeles Puppy supports all gender identities, all sexualities, with the knowledge that anyone can win this contest, anyone can be a super pup. Los Angeles Puppy Pride will include advanced classes on Saturday November 9 at Noon. Currently there are four contestants. Friday, November 9 Dog Pound Meet and Mosh at the Bullet Bar at 9 PM; Saturday, November 10 So Cal Creatures Mosh at 12 PM and Los Angeles Pup Contest at 7 PM at MCC in the Valley; Sunday - Bone: LA Pup Victory Party at Eagle LA at 4 PM.

https://www.facebook.com/LAPupPride/

 

 

ONYX Northwest - Beyond Leather

Join ONYX Northwest for their fourth-Saturday-of-the-month bar night and plenty of hijinks at 6 PM on Saturday, October 26 and November 23 at the Powerhouse, 1347 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. The April 27 meeting will have a Kink Gear party and hot fetish prizes.

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http://www.onyxnorthwest.com

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HunCon

Here we come again, presenting the only Kinky Con of the Centrel-Eastern European Region. This year's edition is the fourth in the row, and it is entitled: The Kink Awakens and will be held in Budapest, Hungary. We firmly believe, that with our hard work and your great participation we have contributed to the improvment of the Kink Community in this part of the Old Continent. Looking forward to meet you November 8-10. Among the presenters are MarKus Leather, Master Dart, Lady Scarlett Sin, Zsu, Zack Marquardt, Master Severyn Kain and John Pendal among others.

https://hunbdsm-con.eu/#schedule-tab

 

 

SoCal Bondage Club at Threshold

The SoCal Bondage Club has returned to Threshold in North Hollywood with play parties being the second Saturday of each month from 12-4 PM. Threshold has 3,000 square feet of play space. The next play party will be on October 12 and the following one will be November 9. Threshold, 11300 Hartland Street, North Hollywood, CA 91605. The SoCal Bondage Club welcomes all men, from experienced BDSM players to guys curious about learning the ropes. In jeans or full gear, you're bound to have a safe, sane and wicked good time.

https://www.SoCABondage.com/

 

 

Touche' - Monthly Ripe Party

The fourth Saturday is Touche's monthly Ripe Party, a night to get down, sweaty and dirty. First they turn the lights down low, way down low on the fourth Saturday of each month. DJ Harry T will deepen the beats with a special set to get you in a ripe mood. Then they unleash their hot go-go dudes on the stages to entertain. Touche' even offer free clothing check so one can get all nice and ripe, too. Are you game for a wild time? The next Ripe Party is on October 26. Touche', 6412 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60626.

https://touchechicago.com/

 

 

By Papa Tony

Back in December 2018, Tumblr went kablooey. It didn't just take down porn blogs. It also took down many blogs written by wise, kind and deeply experienced kinky folks. Using special tools, I have been digging through the wreckage to find the treasures that have proven to be so valuable for so many I have been curating the collection: gathering articles together, re-formatting them for clarity and re-posting them in a safe space: The Kink Mentoring Archives

https://tinyurl.com/yb9944za

 

 

Rope Burn SF

Rope Burn SF is all set to go on Thursday, November 21 at Catalyst SF at 7 PM. Rope burn is a group dedicated to creating a safe space for those interested in learning the art of rope restraint, every third Thursday of the month. It's not a workshop - We want to help people create connections and grow the queer rope community through sharing our knowledge and skills. We want this group to be a fun, sex-positive, relaxed, and informational space, open to all skill levels and sizes. Suggested donation of $20. Catalyst SF, 1060 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California 94103.

https://www.facebook.com/events/327466841135899/

http://www.ropeburnsf.com/

 

 

Buck’s Motorcycle Club - Santa Saturday

The 46th Annual Santa Saturday will be held again at the Paradise, in Asbury Park, NJ on November30. As in prior years, this year’s Santa Saturday will be a combination of an auction of donated items; entertainment by performers associated with the Bucks and the Paradise; service awards for worthy individuals; photos with the Bucks’ bear Santa Claus; a Leather shop; a 50-50 raffle; and refreshments and drinks. Santa Saturday originated in New Hope, Pennsylvania and is the the oldest and largest East Coast Leather charity event. The Buck’s Motorcycle Club has been hosting this charitable event for 40 years.

http://www.bucksmc.org/santa-saturday/

 

 

ONYX Southeast - Bar Night

ONYX Southeast holds their monthly Bar Night on the first Friday of each month at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30308. The next is Friday, November 1 at 10 PM. ONYX is an organization formed and operated by Men of Color who enjoy the Leather lifestyle. ONYX sets as its goal to provide an informational and social organization to address issues specific to people of color who chose to project the positive aspects of the Leather lifestyle and support our community and economic initiatives.

http://www.onyxsoutheast.com/

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Perverted Interracial Guys - at Palm Springs Leather Pride

PIGS has Super Pigs: Pigs Hog Wild, Meet the Meat on Friday at 11 AM – 3 PM at the Canyon Club Hotel, 960 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262. The PIGS men Matthew Jensen & Joël Royal the guys that brought PIGS parties to the Southland are slinging something hot, sweaty, outrageous clothing optional event and they'll have all kinds of piggy-like activities in mind.

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https://www.facebook.com/realpigs/

 

 

LDG Presents - Mark I. Chester

Street Sex Photos and Other Perversions

A 40-plus year visual romp through San Francisco’s gay sexual underground with San Francisco gay radical sex photographer Mark I. Chester. October 23, 7:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM at the SF Catalyst, 1060 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA. From the late 1970s until the present, Mark has documented his life in South of Market. Those images provide a dark explicit diary of those people during those tumultuous times. Mark’s current work has been to return to the streets where he started and photograph men having sex on the streets of South of Market at night. This work is both a love letter to the past and a dream of the future. Mark will have copies of his books for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/sfldg

 

 

Barcelona Rubber Weekend

Barcelona Rubber Weekend will be November 29 - December 1 in Barcelona, Spain. Join about a thousand like-minded rubbermen for what should be one of Europe's best kinky parties of the year.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1686096454809543/

https://www.weezevent.com/barcelona-rubber-weekend

 

 

Indiana Leather Weekend

Indiana Leather will be held October 18-20 at Greg's Our Place, 231 East 16th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 and will feature the Mx Indiana Leather and Mr. Indiana Leather 2020 contests. Kink U will present several classes.

https://www.facebook.com/events/350918642459868/

 

 

SF Bay Area Sober in Leather

SF Bay Area Sober in Leather hosts their Sober Munch on the fourth Saturday of each month at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco at 6 PM. The next is on August 24. Sober in Leather will be meeting for mingling and munching in the back room of SF's only kinky cafe and boutique, Wicked Grounds. You don't have to be clean and sober to attend. Wicked Grounds, 289 8th Street, San Francisco, California 94103.

https://www.facebook.com/support.sfbasil/

 

 

ONYX Mid-Atlantic

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter (ONYX-MA) is centered in the Washington, DC / Baltimore area and includes Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia. Full membership is open to gay and bisexual men of color, and Associate membership is open to men and women of all colors and sexual persuasions. ONYX Mid-Atlantic holds bar events at the Green Lantern and the DC Eagle. Not having a regular schedule, new events are listed on their web site.

https://www.facebook.com/onyx.midatlantic/

 

 

Mr. San Diego Leather - Sunday in the Park

Join Mr. San Diego Leather 2019 Jody Mitchell at Sunday in the Park in Balboa Park for games and fun the first Sunday of each month. The next Sunday in the Park will be on November 3 at 12 PM in Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado, San Diego, California 92101.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2091110597861113/

 

 

Rudis Men's Leather Society

Rudis is gay Men's Leather group in St. Louis, MO which offers a safe place to wear one's gear. Come to make friends and educate yourself on today's Leather culture. Rudis holds social meet and greets at Bar PM on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month starting at 8 PM. The next two are October 9 and 23. 7109 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63111.

http://www.rudis-mls.com

https://www.facebook.com/pg/rudisleather/

 

 

Pup Mosh in Denver

There is a Pup Mosh every second Friday at Trade in Denver, CO with the next being Friday, October 11 and November 8 starting at 9 PM. Fridays are for Fetish and the dogs. Pup play area, drinks in dog bowls and lots of fun. Handlers, pups and the curious are all welcome. Denver's best and longest running Pup Mosh. Trade, 475 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204.

https://www.facebook.com/events/493628778040042/

Tampa Bay Leather and Kink Social

By Aaron Phillips

The Tampa Bay Leather and Kink Social meets at Cityside Lounge in Tampa, FL on the second Saturday of each month with the next one is October 12. This is a monthly social that is welcome to everyone, no matter your sexual orientation, how you identify, or the kink you may enjoy. This social is here to promote community and togetherness, while at the same time educating as we provide a kink related class each social. I am looking forward to seeing everyone come out and start the new year off right with everyone just being their kinky selves.

https://www.facebook.com/TampaBayLeatherandKinkSocial/

 

 

Cigar Time

By Scott McTeir

Scott McTeir and Frank Cavallo host Cigar Time, a Cigar and Pipe Social, at Eagle 562 on Friday, November 1. Leather, smoke, testosterone and cruising, silent auction, specialty shots and no cover. Cigar Time is held on the first Friday of odd-numbered months. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805.

https://www.facebook.com/events/305245496845505/

 

 

Gear Club Portugal - Lisbon Meets Fetish 2019

Lisbon Meets Fetish 2019 will be hosted by Gear Club Portugal September 26-29 in Lisbon, Portugal. The project of creating a gay fetishist club in Portugal was born in 2012, with two main objectives: to strengthen the male fetishist community, improving friendship bonding and promoting an associativist spirit; overwhelming the prejudice of the society in what concerns gay male fetishism. Then, in 2014, Gear Club Portugal was formed.

https://www.facebook.com/events/264810437559390/

 

 

West Coast Jungle Gym: An Age Play Conference

The West Coast Jungle Gym: An Age Play Conference will be held in San Diego, CA the weekend of September 6-8. WCJG is all-inclusive. We are welcoming of all little type folks. Littles, middles, baby girls, lolitas, little sissies and bubbies, age players, folks that regress, folks that don't, sexual littles, non-sexual littles etc. Regardless of gender. We also welcome their caregivers. Daddies, Mommy, Aunties, Babysitters, Big Brothers, Big Sisters etc. Along with critters, puppies and kitties along with their handlers to join us.

https://thewestcoastjunglegym.com/

FUK University

Females Uniting Kink - Club FUK and FUK U will present FUK University Flogging and Spanking Class at Sanctuary LAX Studios on Saturday, November 2 at 6 PM, meeting on the first Saturday of every month. Females Uniting Kink (FUK) is a female dominant group, membership is open to all gender orientations. This group is for female identified Dominants, switches and submissives. Those who identify as male must be submissive. Sanctuary LAX Studios, 10914 South La Cienega Blvd., Lennox, CA 90304

https://www.facebook.com/events/777497145794473/

 

 

Lick It

Hosted by Lick It at Powerhouse SF on Friday, October 11 and November 8 at 10 PM. Go out and dance and play and have a taste of some sexy fun at Lick IT. We have DJ Blackstone bringing you some soulful beats that will make your hips move and groove. No fancy dates. No unrealistic expectations. Just some good old down right dirty fun - where Licking IT is only the beginning. Second Fridays. Beneficiary is the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. Lick It was recently named Best (Non-Contest) Leather Event at a Bar by the Bay Area Reporter. Powerhouse SF, 1347 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA.

https://www.facebook.com/LickItSF/

 

 

Barking Billiards

Barking Billiards is a weekly social pup meet up at Eagle 562. We mosh and pup play, play games and hang out with 20-30 puppies around 8 PM every Tuesday, including October 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 5. Barking Billiards has become quite the rage and the energy is awesome. The crowd seems to grow every week. This is a popular event. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805.

https://www.facebook.com/events/462536637580238/

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Satyrs Motorcycle Club - Badger Flat 58

Photos by Motorboot Photography

Nearly 150 Leather/Bikerfolk made the trek through Fresno and up into the Central California mountains for the Satyrs Motorcycle Club's Badger Flat Run over Labor Day weekend, August 30 - September 2. This was their 58th year of of hosting a huge bonfire, all-day cocktail bar, people and bike events, run awards presentation, great food, movies under the stars, bike christening, virgin rituals, sightseeing and immense brotherhood at 8,500 above sea level. This year, the US Forest Service closed multiple campsites through-out California due to years of drought-driven bark beetle infestations which forced the Satyrs to relocate the infamous Badger Flat Run for only the second time in history, to a campsite not as far up the winding road of the secluded Badger Flat Group Camp, this year at Midge Creek. the closing night’s entertainment, Finding Kinky Boots in Neverland, the Satyrs Players mash-up of several musicals on an elaborate outdoor built on-site stage. Photos by Motorboot Photography..

http://satyrsmc.org/

 

 

International Leather Sir, Leatherboy and Community Bootblack 2019

The International Leather Sir, International Leatherboy and the International Community Bootblack 2019 contests were held August 29 - September 1 at the Crown Plaza Market Center in Dallas, TX where Sir Robert from Canada was chosen to be International Leather Sir 2019, J Baby to be International Leatherboy 2019 and AJ to be International Community Bootblack 2019. The weekend kicked off with the Pantheon of Leather Awards and Dinner on Thursday, August 29 followed by introduction of contestants, the contestants' public demo and a roast of last year's titleholders. Leather Sir runner-up was none other than Sir Shawn, Leatherboy runner-up was boy Kristofer and Bootblack runner-up was Mark Chain. In awards decided by the in contestants were Sir Alan Penrod Flogger to Sir Bull, John Siracusa Golden Paddle to boy Kristofer and the Golden Brush to pup Ryder. There's more to the story at

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Pantheon of Leather 2019 saw 30 new recipients added to the total of over 900 over the years at the Crowne Plaza Market Center in Dallas, TX. Pantheon of Leather was held as part of International Leather Sir, Leatherboy and International Community Bootblack on Thursday night, August 29 as part of a formal buffet dinner which had about 30 standing past the sellout crowd. ILSLb ICBB was held Labor Day weekend.

 

 

Avatar and Tom of Finland host Peter Fiske

Avatar Club Los Angeles and the Tom of Finland Foundation hosted a celebration of the new book My Leather Life: Early Years by Peter S. Fiske, narrated by Thomas V. Peterson on Sunday, August 18 at the Tom House in the Echo Park district of Los Angeles. One Avatar member noted there were enough Avatar club members there to form a quorum with the total attendance being around 60. At least 30 books were sold - each signed by Peter. Peter read from his memoir and gave a little talk from some things not in the book. The man knows how to entertain well. Both Tom of Finland heads Durk Dehner and Sharp were on hand.

http://www.avatarla.org

http://www.tomoffinlandfoundation.org

 

 

Mr. San Francisco Leather and Bootblack

The Mr. San Francisco Leather and Bootblack 2020 contest was held at a variety of venues in San Francisco, CA the weekend of August 16-18 and was produced by the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance. Trey Onyx was best among three men to win the Mr. San Francisco Leather 2020 title while Jessie was tops among two San Francisco Bootblack competitors. Of note, Mr. San Francisco Leather 2019 Jawn Marques finished first runner-up at International Mr. Leather in May. Also notable is the fact that Mr. San Francisco Leather 2019 was held in March and the 2000 version in August.

http://www.sfleatherpride.com/

 

 

NLA: International announces winners for Excellence in Literary Works

By CandiAnne

The National Leather Association: International announced the winners for Excellence in Literary Works in SM/Leather/Fetish writing published in 2018. The winners of the Geoff Mains Non-Fiction Book Award are Janet M. Hardy for “The Sexually Dominant Woman: An Illustrated Guide for Nervous Beginners” (Greenery Press) and Peter Tupper for “A Lover's Pinch: A Cultural History of Sadomasochism” (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. To see a complete list of awards and recipients check out

http://www.NLA-International.com

 

 

 

Palm Springs Leather Pride - Hardon

Palm Springs Leather Pride is rapidly approaching. The theme is Hardon and the event is being produced by the Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert October 24-27. Of course, the highlight of Palm Springs Leather Pride will be the Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2020 contest on Saturday night at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Other major official events include the Tom of Finland Formal Leather Cocktails/Dinner at the Palm Springs Air Museum, Coax and Bait - Cruise Alley/Street Fair in the back lot of the Toolshed/Gear/Off Ramp Leathers on Friday and Saturday nights and all day on Sunday; Foxhole, a clothing-optional pool play party hosted by Green Mirror and special Wreck Area hosted by the Bullet Bar and complimentary chow at the Canyon Club. There about 20 other events going on including workshops and classes. See the link below for all of the information.

https://www.palmspringsleatherpride.org/

 

 

 

LA&M - New Archives Assistant

The LA&M welcomes Lorca Jolene to the staff as a part-time assistant archivist. Lorca earned their Masters in Library Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and spends their days as an archivist and their evenings as a circus artist. Lorca wrote their thesis on asexual BDSM practitioners in Chicago, which was published in a peer-reviewed journal. Their work at LA&M is focused on the CHC archival collections.

https://leatherarchives.org/

 

 

 

Eagle 562 Pup 2020

Pup Kumo became the first Eagle 562 Pup on Saturday night, August 17 at the Eagle 562 in Long Beach, CA. Three puppies vied for the title. There was a meet and greet/mosh on Friday night. Barking Billiards held a party on Thursday night and the traditional victory celebration was on Sunday afternoon.

https://www.facebook.com/events/640230619789414/

 

 

Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District elects first board

By Bob Goldfarb

I would like to offer congratulations to the members of the District's new board. The District is historic in it's creation and has tremendous potential to help Leather and LGBTQ culture flourish in this area. Over the coming months we will be announcing new committees and ways to get involved. Join a committee, volunteer to work our booth at Folsom, volunteer to work on an event, there will be lots of ways to contribute and help the District realize it's full potential as a force for good in the community. The new board consists of three-year terms - President Bob Goldfarb, Gayle Rubin and David Hyman; two-year terms - Bob Brown, Erik Will and York Ng; and one-year terms - Eric See, Stephan Francisco Ferris and Steve Gaynes. The board will meet soon to select officers.

http://www.sfleatherdistrict.org

 

 

Cincinnati Leather Weekend

Cincinnati Leather held their 8th Annual contest on August 17 at the Woodward Theater in Cincinnati, Ohio, with Pup Tugger as emcee. The winner of Cincinnati Leather 2019 is Logan Savage, our first nonbinary winner. They will be adopting the title of Mx Cincinnati Leather for their title year. Cincinnati Leather is a gender neutral contest. Winners serve their community for a year and can then petition the producers to be sponsored to the next level contest of their choice. Cincinnati Leather also announced that Pup Nova will be representing Cincinnati at IML 2020 due to his year of exemplary service for his community. The judges were Bamm-Bamm, Shan Wow, Abizzy Leathergirl, James Lee and Pup Nova as head judge.

https://www.facebook.com/CinLeather/

 

 

Golden Eagle Leather Guard

Welcome to the new kid on the block, the Golden Eagle Leather Guard of the Inland Empire. This group of close to 10 members has a great back patch and a new attitude. We found them at the Peter Fiske Book Signing at the Tom of Finland House on Sunday afternoon, August 18. The Golden Eagle Leather Guard of The Inland Empire provides for the brotherhood and community needs of local, male-identified, Leatherfolk, kinksters and fetishists by providing a safe space for sexual exploration, education, visibility and advocacy. The club will announce an event schedule soon.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoldenEagleLeatherGuard/

 

 

World Bear Weekend

By Mason Stryker

World Bear Weekend, October 3-6 at the Clarion Cincinnati North in Cincinnati, OH, is held each fall to provide a unifying event for regional bear contests. Founded in 2018, our inaugural run was in Lexington, KY, but the event will move each year to allow us to reach the widest audience. Consisting of Mr. World Bear, Ms World Bear, and World Cub, the contest is the highlight of a weekend long event which includes Official Pool Parties with poolside, a buffet dinner, optional excursion to Kings Island and Haunt Night, educational workshops and on-site wine tasting, and of course a fabulous selection of vendors.

https://worldbearweekend.com/

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Mr. Tool Shed Leather

Jack Dyer is the new Mr. Tool Shed Leather and he will compete for Mr. Palm Springs Leather in October. Jack Dyer resides in Palm Springs and has been an active volunteer for the Tom of Finland foundation for many years working with many in and coming erotic artists both in residence and out. As Muse and as mentor in entrepreneurship and mentoring. He hosts a weekly Q&A on social media that addresses facts and fiction of the Fetish and porn communities and also addresses mental health issues in both. Jack was first runner-up for Mr. Precinct 2019.

http://pstoolshed.com/

 

 

 

Mr. Hunters Leather

The Mr. Hunters Leather 2020 contest was won by none other than Charlie Harding at Hunters in Palm Springs on August 15. There was a meet and greet at 6 PM. The new Mr. Hunters Leather will compete at Mr. Palm Springs Leather in October. Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2016 Christopher Durbin emceed and is seen with Harding in the photo above which was supplied by Tom Schneck.

https://www.facebook.com/Mr-Hunters-Leather-1859491190799046/

 

 

GLUE Weekend 2019

GLUE Weekend features many outstanding events for the gay Leather and fetish communities October 11-13 Crowne Plaza River Oaks in Houston, TX. GLUE features the Mr. Third Coast Gear on Friday night and Mr. Third Coast Leather on Saturday night at the Ripcord. In addition they will have a men-only pool party on Saturday and an Officer's Brunch on Sunday with keynote speaker Brian Sims. Other events include a cigar social, meet and greet, silent auction, vendor mart and a victory party.

http://glueweekend.com/schedule/

https://www.facebook.com/events/17802000632497/

 

 

Coastal Empire Sentinels - Southern Coastal States Leather

The Southern Coastal States Leather Contest 2019 will be held at The Rivers Edge in Dewy Rose, GA the weekend of September 6-8. Meet and Greet Friday starting at 10 PM followed by contest at 8 PM on Saturday September 7. The members of the Coastal Empire Sentinels, Inc. are all members of the Leather subculture and choose to stand together as brothers and sisters. Dewy Rose, 2311 Pulliam Mill Road, Dewy Rose, Georgia 30634.

http://www.cesentinels.org/scsl-contest/

 

 

Iron Eagles 21st Anniversary - Fractured Fairy Tales

The Iron Eagles of Canton, OH will host their 21st Anniversary run with the theme, Fractured Fairy Tales the weekend of October 11-13. The club The purpose of the club is to maintain an organization to further the ideals of Leather brotherhood and friendship, and to promote social and charitable functions. The club accepts full members from a sixty mile radius, which includes the Northern Ohio areas of Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Youngstown.

http://www.ironeagles.com/

 

 

Fireside Chats traveling to Australia

The Fireside Chats are overjoyed to announce an ambitious Chat tour down under! Chat host and co-producer Doug OKeeffe is traveling to Australia in October and November for a whopping 12 Fireside Chats. In conjunction with the Australian charitable organization KNOTbound Ltd, The Chats will appear in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne. The Australian subjects are: Cheryl Webster, Pup Scout, Sally Williams, Karl Madsen, John Tyndall, Iz Connell, Genevieve Newart, Gary Kennedy, Don Balfour, BJ of BJ Leather, Bob Rastas, and Sev Faustus. Look for photos and videos this fall.

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Mates Leather Weekend XXIII

By Rick Conley

Plans are underway for the 23rd Annual Mates Leather Weekend to be held in Provincetown, MA October 3-7. 500-600 people are expected to attend this four-day celebration of and for the Leather/Fetish community. Events include Boot Camp, Opening Reception, Uniforms and Cigars, Leather Market, First Mate Contest, Rubber Ball and the Infamous Fetish Party. Northeast Community Bootblack 2011 Jay Falcon will be on hand. MLW’s resident Buzz-cut barbers Danny Pantaleo and Billie Jean Beetam of SNIP Salon will be trimming at the Leather Market. Mates Leather Weekend has raised over $65,000 to date for the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod through event pass sales, raffle, and other donations. In addition, MLW holds a coat/clothes drive each year with donations going to Ruthie’s Boutique, a local non-profit thrift store. First Mate 2018 Dominic Donahue will host this year’s First Mate Contest. First Prize is $500 cash, a $100 gift card from Full Kit Gear and a two-night stay at Queen Vic Guest House. Judging panel to be announced. For contestant registration, event pass, Leather Market vendor info or find a room, log on to

http://www.matesleatherweekend.com or phone (800) 330-9413.

 

 

ONYX Northwest - Beyond Leather

Join ONYX Northwest for their fourth-Saturday-of-the-month bar night and plenty of hijinx at 6 PM on Saturday, July 27 and August 24 at the Powerhouse, 1347 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. The April 27 meeting will have a Kink Gear party and hot fetish prizes.

https://www.facebook.com/onyxnw/

http://www.onyxnorthwest.com

 

 

Oregon State Leather Pride

Mr. Oregon State Leather Ivarr B., Ms Oregon State Leather Miz Tee, Mx Oregon State Leather Joe and Oregon State Pet Pup Timber. The Oregon Leather contest was held at the Star Theater in Portland, OR on Saturday night, August 10 and was part of the greater Oregon Leather Pride Week, August 2-11 which included more than 30 events.

http://blackoutleather.org/

https://www.facebook.com/events/467697947349060/

 

 

SoCA Bondage Club

The SoCA Bondage Club will hold its monthly play party on Sunday, August 11 at 7 PM at Threshold in North Hollywood, CA. Members $15 and non-members $20. SoCA Bondage Club's monthly schedule is no longer always the second Sunday each month. They love seeing new faces at the club, and commend newbies on coming out to experience bondage for the first time at SoCA Bondage Club. The cost to attend play parties is $20 cash at the door and $15 for full-dues paying members. Sanctuary LAX Studios, 10914 South La Cienega Blvd., Lennox, California 90304.

https://www.socabondage.com/home.html

 

 

Touche' - Monthly Ripe Party

The fourth Saturday is Touche's monthly Ripe Party, a night to get down, sweaty and dirty. First they turn the lights down low, way down low on the fourth Saturday of each month. DJ Harry T will deepen the beats with a special set to get you in a ripe mood. Then they unleash their hot go-go dudes on the stages to entertain. Touche' even offer free clothing check so one can get all nice and ripe, too. Are you game for a wild time? The next Ripe Party is on August 24. Touche', 6412 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60626.

https://touchechicago.com/

 

 

Rope Burn SF

Rope Burn SF is all set to go on Thursday, August 8 at Catalyst SF at 7 PM. Rope burn is a group dedicated to creating a safe space for those interested in learning the art of rope restraint, every third Thursday of the month. It's not a workshop - We want to help people create connections and grow the queer rope community through sharing our knowledge and skills. We want this group to be a fun, sex-positive, relaxed, and informational space, open to all skill levels and sizes. Suggested donation of $20. Catalyst SF, 1060 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California 94103.

https://www.facebook.com/events/327466841135899/

http://www.ropeburnsf.com/

 

 

Buck’s Motorcycle Club - Santa Saturday

The 46th Annual Santa Saturday will be held again at the Paradise, in Asbury Park, NJ on November30. As in prior years, this year’s Santa Saturday will be a combination of an auction of donated items; entertainment by performers associated with the Bucks and the Paradise; service awards for worthy individuals; photos with the Bucks’ bear Santa Claus; a Leather shop; a 50-50 raffle; and refreshments and drinks. Santa Saturday originated in New Hope, Pennsylvania and is the the oldest and largest East Coast Leather charity event. The Buck’s Motorcycle Club has been hosting this charitable event for 40 years.

http://www.bucksmc.org/santa-saturday/

 

 

ONYX Southeast - Bar Night

ONYX Southeast holds their monthly Bar Night on the first Friday of each month at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30308. The next two are Friday, August 2 and September 6 at 10 PM. ONYX is an organization formed and operated by Men of Color who enjoy the Leather lifestyle. ONYX sets as its goal to provide an informational and social organization to address issues specific to people of color who chose to project the positive aspects of the Leather lifestyle and support our community and economic initiatives.

http://www.onyxsoutheast.com/

 

 

Avatar - Submit

Avatar Club Los Angeles will present Submit at Eagle LA on Saturday, August 31 at 9 PM. There will be hot dancers, and live BDSM demos, including bondage, flogging and more! plus friendly, experienced members of Avatar to answer any questions one might have about the Leather lifestyle and community. Do you have the guts? Join us at the Eagle and Submit to your darkest desires.

https://www.avatarla.org/

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Perverted Interracial Guys - Daddy's Pigskin

PIGS has Super Pigs: Rear End Game, a cosplay fetish party at the Eagle 562 on September 7 at 9 PM. Three categories of costume contests with prizes sponsored by Spunk Lube, Prism Comics, Huntees.com, Class Comics, and Woof Galaxy. $5 cover. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, California 90805.

https://www.facebook.com/realpigs/

 

Mid Atlantic Kinky Men's Campout

The Mid Atlantic Kinky Men's Campout 2019 will be held September 13-15 at The Woods Campground, 3500 Forest Street, Lehighton, Pennsylvania 18235.

https://www.facebook.com/events/371095670370384/

 

 

SF Bay Area Sober in Leather

SF Bay Area Sober in Leather hosts their Sober Munch on the fourth Saturday of each month at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco at 6 PM. The next is on August 24. Sober in Leather will be meeting for mingling and munching in the back room of SF's only kinky cafe and boutique, Wicked Grounds. You don't have to be clean and sober to attend. Wicked Grounds, 289 8th Street, San Francisco, California 94103.

https://www.facebook.com/support.sfbasil/

 

ONYX Mid-Atlantic

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter (ONYX-MA) is centered in the Washington, DC / Baltimore area and includes Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia. Full membership is open to gay and bisexual men of color, and Associate membership is open to men and women of all colors and sexual persuasions. ONYX Mid-Atlantic holds bar events at the Green Lantern and the DC Eagle. Not having a regular schedule, new events are listed on their web site.

https://www.facebook.com/onyx.midatlantic/

 

 

Mr. San Diego Leather - Sunday in the Park

Join Mr. San Diego Leather 2019 Jody Mitchell at Sunday in the Park in Balboa Park for games and fun the first Sunday of each month. The next Sunday in the Park will be on September 1 at 12 PM in Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado, San Diego, California 92101.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2091110597861113/

 

 

Tampa Bay Leather and Kink Social

By Aaron Phillips

The Tampa Bay Leather and Kink Social meets at Cityside Lounge in Tampa, FL on the second Saturday of each month with the next one is September 14. This is a monthly social that is welcome to everyone, no matter your sexual orientation, how you identify, or the kink you may enjoy. This social is here to promote community and togetherness, while at the same time educating as we provide a kink related class each social. I am looking forward to seeing everyone come out and start the new year off right with everyone just being their kinky selves.

https://www.facebook.com/TampaBayLeatherandKinkSocial/

Cigar Time

By Scot McTeir

Scott McTeir and Frank Cavallo host Cigar Time, a Cigar and Pipe Social, at Eagle 562 on Friday, September 6. Leather, smoke, testosterone and cruising, silent auction, specialty shots and no cover. Cigar Time is held on the first Friday of odd-numbered months. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805.

https://www.facebook.com/events/305245496845505/

 

 

Gear Club Portugal - Lisbon Meets Fetish 2019

Lisbon Meets Fetish 2019 will be hosted by Gear Club Portugal September 26-29 in Lisbon, Portugal. The project of creating a gay fetishist club in Portugal was born in 2012, with two main objectives: to strengthen the male fetishist community, improving friendship bonding and promoting an associativist spirit; overwhelming the prejudice of the society in what concerns gay male fetishism. Then, in 2014, Gear Club Portugal was formed.

https://www.facebook.com/events/264810437559390/

West Coast Jungle Gym: An Age Play Conference

The West Coast Jungle Gym: An Age Play Conference will be held in San Diego, CA the weekend of September 6-8. WCJG is all-inclusive. We are welcoming of all little type folks. Littles, middles, baby girls, lolitas, little sissies and bubbies, age players, folks that regress, folks that don't, sexual littles, non-sexual littles etc. Regardless of gender. We also welcome their caregivers. Daddies, Mommy, Aunties, Babysitters, Big Brothers, Big Sisters etc. Along with critters, puppies and kitties along with their handlers to join us.

https://thewestcoastjunglegym.com/

 

FUK University

Females Uniting Kink - Club FUK and FUK U will present FUK University Flogging and Spanking Class at Sanctuary LAX Studios on Saturday, September 7 at 6 PM, meeting on the first Saturday of every month. Females Uniting Kink (FUK) is a female dominant group, membership is open to all gender orientations. This group is for female identified Dominants, switches and submissives. Those who identify as male must be submissive. Sanctuary LAX Studios, 10914 South La Cienega Blvd., Lennox, CA 90304

https://www.facebook.com/events/777497145794473/

 

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Leather Pride Flag draft watercolor. Anthony F. DeBlase Collection. Leather Archives & Museum, Chicago, IL.

2019 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Leather Pride flag. Designed by LA&M co-founder Tony DeBlase, the flag made its debut at the 1989 International Mr. Leather competition.

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