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Flash Back Gallery - International Olympus Leather

International Olympus Leather was founded in 1996 by The Leather Journal with its first contest being held at the Landmark Hotel in Metairie, LA where Daddy Flo and Ron Hendon became the first International Olympus Leather titleholders. Since then, the contest has been held in Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, San Diego and Chicago. Dave Rhodes sold the contest to Vonn Tramel in 2016. Scroll down to see photo from each year.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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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Karri Plowman Honored

 

 

Kinky XXXMas at The Bullet

 

 

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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

https://newhorizonsforfifty.blogspot.com/2019/10/onyx-blackout-24-event-listicle.html?fbclid=IwAR3IkoYGctn0N2PALGI0vhcHeGsuDoBLXr7PiFX9ZPfG5bOcf6El5Oodhk0

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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

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.

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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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