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Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, August 9, 2019

By August 09, 2019




International Puppy and Trainer

By Pup Kona

The 18th Annual International Puppy and Trainer Contest (IPTC) was held at IPAHW on July 26-28 in Indianapolis, IN where NE puppy 2019 Pup Sirius was sashed as the 2019-2020 International Puppy and Handler David as the 2019-2020 IPTC International Trainer. 20 outstanding contestants from all over the world graced the stage and competed, 16 puppies and four Handler/Trainers. Representation this year came from the USA, Canada, UK, Austria, and Australia. Contestants competed over the course of the weekend, with the choice of doing a show ring or fantasy/play scene as one of their main judging components. 10 judges (which included two international judges from the Netherlands and Australia), five for the Puppies and five for the Handler/Trainers, were brought to IPTC to adjudicate the contest.






Hump Day's Second Anniversary

Today's Dave Rhodes' Hump Day marks our Second Anniversary of disseminating news to the Leather/BDSM/Fetish/Kink community on an almost weekly basis. We have grown in content and in readership in this period of time. Thank you to all who have read, submitted articles and/or photos and for sharing with your friends. Keep it up.

Up Your Alley

The weather was the best it could be for the Up Your Alley Fair in San Francisco, CA on Sunday, July 28 and there was a hug crowd. It was warm enough to get shirts off, nudists doing their thin and cool enough that people were not hydrating from heat. Seems there were less booths, especially on Market Street, but don't take that as official. The 15 Association had its open dungeon on the north part of Dore Alley which was where most of the booths were. There is a hot batch of men for San Francisco's Bare Chest Calendar which was on sale. Peter Fiske had his whips and books available. The Mama's Family photo shoot was cancelled a few days before the Fair.




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NCSF honors Gayle Rubin

The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom conferred the 2019 Race Bannon Advocacy Award on Gayle S. Rubin Sunday, July 28 on the soundstage at Up Your Alley in San Francisco, CA. Race Bannon and Russell Stambaugh recognized Gayle's decades of Leather leadership. Rubin is an associate professor of anthropology and women's studies at The University of Michigan. She won the award for the breadth and diversity of her advocacy accomplishments, including her role founding Samois, the first Lesbian Leather organization, her role as an archivist of Leather history, including her service on the board of the Leather Archives and Museum, her writings on the 1990s feminist sex wars regarding pornography, and her books, including "Deviations: A Gayle Rubin Reader." Gayle is currently working on "Valley of the Kings: Gay Male Leather in San Francisco, 1960-1990."





Perverted Interracial Guys - Pop Rock Jock

PIGS will host Pop Rock Jock at the Eagle LA on Saturday, August 17 at 9 PM. Strip down to your jock in the Summer heat with the music of DJ Tommy Rocker. $5 cover includes clothes check. Hot Jock contest at midnight and first place gets a hot prize. Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90029.






Payasos LA and Mr. LA Leather 2019 - Wet and Sweat Car Wash

Join Payasos LA and Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2019 Elliot Musgrave on Sunday, August 18 at the Eagle LA for a Summer event not to be missed... benefiting the Translatin Coalition. Watch your favorite Payasos get wet and wild as they wash your car, stick around and have lots of fun. $20 donation. Raffle, gift certificates. $5 donations accepted at the door. Smashing taboos and redefining philanthropy, Payasos LA is an organization of gay Latino men who wear clown make-up, go-go dance, and try to make the world a better place for future generations. Rad Queers: Payasos LA takes a look at the Payasos optimistic philosophy as well as their sexy fund-raising parties.





SF Leathermen's Discussion Group - Fetish Fair 2019

Hey folks - After all the crazy wonderful sexy fun of Up Your Alley Weekend, don’t put your gear away just yet. Keep them shined and ready for Fetish Fair 2019. Start the day off with a crack at our annual Whips in the Park event. Join us at Duboce Park on Saturday August 10 from 11 AM - 2 PM for Circus Training. Then wander on over to SF Catalyst from 3-8 PM for LDG's Fetish Fair 2019 featuring over a dozen scenes, each of the 15 presented by experts to small groups providing a unique opportunity for Q&A. The Fair has 15 scenes spread across three sessions. To sign up for a session, visit the link and add your name to the slot that interests you. SF Catalyst, 1060 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA. Then on Sunday, August 11 the SF LDG will hold a beer bust at th SF Eagle at 3 PM.



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




Men of ONYX - Blackout XXIV

Californication will be in full effect for Blackout XXIV, the Men of ONYX's bi-annual Leather run that will take place in Los Angeles, CA from October 10-13 at the Hilton Glendale. There will be breakout sessions that will educate, explore and empower your mind; a bar crawl that will give you a glimpse into the Los Angeles Leather community; an infamous ONYX dance that will leave you dripping with perspiration; a play party that will satisfy your innermost hunger for kink; a fireside chat with one of ONYX’s original founding fathers that will touch on past, present and the future of ONYX; and an AGM/awards brunch that will highlight growth, recognize some of our outstanding members, etc. Register for an all-inclusive package and lodging. Á la carte pricing is also available.






Bloodline - The Leather Intensive

The Bloodline is a Leather family that has been steadily growing for years. With their love of Leather comes a need to share and teach others. This love has inspired them to create The Leather Intensive which will be held October 5-6 in Kansas City, MO. It started with one small, crazy idea, like most of their antics, and morphed into their biggest event of the year. The Leather Intensive is a gathering of their closest friends and family... and then some, and maybe a few more. A place where your fellow fetishists come to play, learn, and explore their darkest desires. The Bloodline and The Leather Intensive offer a safe space for that exploration. What happens at The Leather Intensive, stays at The Leather Intensive. The Leather Intensive will be held at the Adam's Mark Hotel and Conference Center at the Sports Stadium Complex.




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 August 14 and August 28. 7109 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63111.





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 August 10 and September 14. Leathermen, gear up, grab a cigar and head to the SF Eagle.








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Pup Mosh in Denver

There is a Pup Mosh every second Friday at Trade in Denver, CO with the next being Friday, August 9 and September 13 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.




New Horizons For Fifty: A Different View of Things

An interview with Aric Wilson, Mr. SoCal Leather 2019

By Eric Crow

"In January, Aric Wilson became the current Mr. SoCal Leather and went on to place first runner up at Los Angeles Mr. Leather in March. I met him in person backstage while volunteering, and he had a way about him, a certain glow, that spoke beyond words...." 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. 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.




Mr. Hunters Leather

Th Mr. Hunters Leather 2020 contest will be held at Hunters in Palm Springs on August 15 at 8 PM. There will be 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, also a Mr. Hunters Leather, will emcee.






Interview with Mufasa Ali, co-founder of ONYX in September - October Issue.


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Pack For Berlin

Pack For Berlin Fundraising Party, to be hosted by MSC Belgium and Mister Leather Belgium, will be held at The Boots in Antwerp Belgium on September 7 beginning at 10:30 PM. Join us in Leather or Rubber. We gather in fetish gear together at the basement. Be there early, as your drinks support our club and Mister Leather Belgium. Music by Bramsterdam and Big General.






Sanctuary LAX - EQUUS Pony Play

Sanctuary LAX will be hosting the EQUUS International Pony Play Event the weekend of August 9-11. Friday and Saturday will be at Sanctuary LAX. with Sunday, August 11 continuing at an outdoor park in Baldwin Hills. Events like EQUUS allow equestrians to stretch their fantasies by running courses, playing in a corral, and competing for ribbons and awards. But pony play isn't just about human horses. Pony lovers and trainers get to have fun too. Trainers get to run their ponies through the courses, and there are games and competitions for the trainers as well. The event offers guests a vendor market, door prizes and refreshments. Attendees can also learn more about leather care, rope harnesses, and training techniques.

Register at http://www.EQUUSIPPE.com

Promo video at https://youtu.be/BsryDX6Tol8




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.




Fetish Festival

Mr. West Coast Olympus Leather and Mr. Off Ramp Leather will host Fetish Festival at the Barracks in Cathedral City, CA on Friday, August 30 at 9 PM. Explore your darker side. Live demos and guest participation in all types of fetishes, plus a silent auction. $10 at the door. Fund raiser for the Visibility Project a grant and scholarship 501 c3 charity that helps those with marginal identities in the community. The Barracks, 67625 East Palm Canyon Drive, Suite C7, Cathedral City, California 92234.





Golden Gate Guards - Leather Cruise cancelled

By Marc (pony) Owens

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Ninth Annual Leather Cruise on San Francisco Bay for 2019 has been cancelled by the Golden Gate Guard . Anyone who has already purchased their tickets through PayPal will have
their ticket/drink charges reversed. We deeply regret this cancellation. The Golden Gate Guards are determined produce the Leather Cruise in 2020. Thank you for your understanding. The Cruise was scheduled for Saturday, August 28.






Lick It

Hosted by Lick It at Powerhouse SF on Friday, June 14 and July 12 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.






KC Pioneers Education Night

The KC Pioneers Education Night will be on August 21 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.





Puppies in the Mountains

Puppies in the Mountains is back and longer than ever. They've added a night, so you can pups and handlers can run with their pack a whole extra day. Puppies in the Mountains will be held October 4-7 near Colorado Springs, CO. Puppies in the Mountains is not like any other fetish community event. They don't build in a lot of structure, have a schedule full of seminars or lectures, nor have any title contests or pageantry. They just want to hang out and have a lot of fun. What is planned: Plenty of play time in a huge mosh area, games for puppies and humans alike, cuddles during movie night, story time, camp fires, discussion groups for pups and handlers and excursions to Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods.




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 August 13, 20, 27 and September 3. 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.




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, September 12 at 5:30 PM. SF Eagle, 398 12th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.





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.




Hunter & Charlie - Now Open for Lunch and Dinner

Hunter & Charlie's not only is a walk-in restaurant, they also cater. They catered the food at the B&B Corps and Black and Tans' Assembly during Los Angeles Leather Pride. Serving American Food, the restaurant in Hollywood has been popular with LA's Leather community with many groups meeting there. Hunter & Charlie's, 1050 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Now Open for Lunch and Dinner, 11 AM - 8 PM, Monday - Sunday. Tell them we said hello. (323) 848-4790.





Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District to elect its initial Board

By Bob Goldfarb

The Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District will elect its initial Board of Directors at its next Community Meeting on Wednesday, August 21 at 7 PM in Room 204 of the SF LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street in San Francisco. At that meeting we will select nine individuals to serve as the initial Board of Directors. Directors will serve terms of up to three years. Full information about Directors’ duties are included in the Bylaws. Any individual may be nominated to serve on the Board. You may nominate yourself, or nominate someone else.

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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.




Rope Burn SF

Rope Burn SF is all set to go on Thursday, August 15 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.





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 August 21. 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 August 11. LUC of Las Vegas is a pansexual group with many LGBT folks involved.




Leather Archives at Chicago Market Days

The Leather Archives & Museum will have a booth at Chicago Market Days on Saturday and Sunday, August 10-11. Planning to attend North Halsted Market Days this coming weekend in Chicago? The LA&M will have a prize wheel for you to spin with several giveaways, as well as some merchandise for sale. You can also renew your museum membership or join as a new member while doing a tour of Market Days.




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