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Dave Rhodes Hump Day December 27, 2017

By December 28, 2017



Scene from Southwest Leather Conference 2017. Photo by Dave Rhodes

Southwest Leather Conference - Take the Plunge
Southwest Leather Conference 2018 - Take the Plunge will highlight the annual Southwest Master/slave Contest and Southwest Bootblack Contest in gorgeous Phoenix, Arizona. Southwest Leather Conference also includes Dance of Souls hook pull ceremony, keynote brunch, play parties, a large number of classes and workshops, Leather Tribe Revival and other socials. http://www.southwestleather.org/content/registration NOLA Leather to Geaux 2018 March 16 - 18, 2018 hosted by NOLA Leather to Geaux March 16-18 at 6 PM at the Phoenix, 941 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-8535.


The full weekend package will give you access to a weekend of Leather, fun, and food, including a welcome cocktail reception and registration party, a fetish dance party, beer busts, St. Patrick's Day parade parties, dancers at the Phoenix, Saturday dinner, Sunday brunch, and other events. https://www.facebook.com/events/314873875695849/?active_tab=about

MAUL: To Protect, Caffeinate and Serve
Meet the hot officers of the Mid-Atlantic Uniform League as we start your MAL Saturday, January 14 from 9-11 AM with fresh Krispy Kreme donuts, perfectly brewed coffee as a thank you to the community for their support over the last 10 years. The room being used in the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill has not been designated yet. Make sure not to behave...we didn't bring our handcuffs for nothing! http://uniformleague.org/pages/sitehome.php?x=99

Frisky Pups
Frisky Pups is a sex-positive event open to all men age 18-plus whether they have interest in puppy play, BDSM or both. Saturday, December 30, 8 PM - 1 AM, SF Catalyst. Visit Facebook (Frisky Pups) for more details and tickets. We’re inviting sex-positive pups and the men who love to play with them to SF Catalyst for a night of debauchery. We’ve got a fully equipped play space with BDSM equipment, fuck benches, beds, slings and many more fun toys that will help you unleash your primal instincts. $15 in advance. $20 at door. Proceeds go to benefit SF Catalyst. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=frisky%20pups

Leathermen's Discussion Group
Still looking for an organization to donate to for that awesome tax write off? LDG is that organization, we are a 501 c (3) so your donations qualify for that tax write off! You can donate through Paypal or send a check to our mailing address. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Leathermen's Discussion Group, 584 Castro Street, #374, San Francisco, CA 94114. http://www.sfldg.org/


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Israel Mr. Leather
By Dan Premack
Israel Mr. Leather 2018 will take place in Tel Aviv 17-21 October 2018. Please save the dates and plan your holiday - vacation time accordingly. You know you’ve thought about visiting. Now visit and bring your Leather as well as your swim wear.

Monthly Leather Night
The Monthly Leather Night hosted by Mr. OCIC Leather Jeff Galley-Reay will be at the Frat House on Friday, January 12 at 8 PM. A monthly Leather / Gear / Social night. We will have some kind of kinky fun and /or games and maybe raise some cash for charity along the way. Frat House Nightclub, 8112 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92844.

LGBTQI/Queer Play Party to Celebrate MidAtlantic Leather Weekend
Glenda Rider will host the LGBTQI/Queer Play Party to Celebrate Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend on Sunday, January 14 at The Crucible at 8 PM. Join the FUN as they end MAL Weekend with one more play party - 'cause too much is just enough. In addition to all of the regular dungeon equipment available they are creating a Fisting Palace at The Crucible with four slings. The Crucible, 412 V Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 http://http://www.the-crucible.com/

Jerry Barnes, October 8, 2017
Jerry Barnes, probably best-known in the Leather community as the owner of the Bum Steer bar in Phoenix, AZ in the 1980s and early 1990s, passed away at the Southwest Washington Medical Center south of Tacoma, WA at the age of 81. He and his partner, Michael Frank, moved to Hawaii before moving to Battle Ground, Washington. He met Michael on a visit to the Grand Canyon in 1987. Many Leatherfolk still reminisce the Bum Steer and its emphasis on the Leather clubs and later, titleholders.

18th Annual Mama's Family Toy Drive
By Lady Katerina
The Russian River Sister's of Perpetual Indulgence from Guerneville, CA, hosted their Annual Community Holiday Dinner at the Veteran's War Memorial feeding about 400 individuals. On Christmas Day Sister Beatrix was the Mistress of Ceremonies hosting a Kings feast of dinner and desserts. Sandy "Mama" Reinhardt with her guests of honor Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their elves hosted the 18th Annual Mama's Family Toy Drive.

Cruise Night: Black 'N Blue
A benefit for the LA Leather Coalition and LA Leather Pride, Cruise Night: Black 'N Blue, will be held at Eagle LA Friday, December 29 at 9 PM. Come out to Eagle LA to kick off the NYE weekend for a fun evening of cruising and kink – wearing your favorite black and/or blue Leather, gear, uniform or jock. Demonstrations of BDSM/Kink play throughout the evening. Jello shots, raffle prizes. Music by DJ Candy. Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029. https://www.facebook.com/events/1569239899818354/

Puppy 101
By Papa Woof Roth
We are bringing Puppy 101 back to it’s original focus - 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/

Leather Hall of Fame 2018 Inductee List
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. We are pleased to announce the 2018 inductees: International Mr. Leather (IML), Black Leather in Color, The Society of Janus (SoJ). The Leather Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Brunch 10th Anniversary will be held during CLAW 18, April 29 in Cleveland, OH. The LHoF has compiled a total of 30 inductees in its first 10 years. Full article at https://www.theleatherjournal.com/news/regional-news/item/1975-leather-hall-of-fame-2018-inductee-list To learn about the Leather Hall of Fame’s previous inductees go to http://www.leatherhalloffame.com

Furball - Drenched
Martin Luther King Weekend - Sunday, January 14, 7 PM, and Presidents Day Weekend - Sunday, February 18, 7 PM. Both parties will be at the Grace Hotel, 125 West 45th Street, New York, NY. Shane Stiel from Los Angels will be the emcee. https://www.furball.nyc/

End of the World: Death Knell Oracle New Years Eve Party
End of the World: Death Knell Oracle New Years Eve Party, hosted by Nicole Moon O'Neal on Sunday, December 31 at 9 PM at Sanctuary LAX Studios, 10914 South La Cienega Blvd., Lennox, CA 90304. https://www.facebook.com/events/145703212731696/

HOME General Meeting
The HOME General Meeting hosted by MarKus Leath and Dee Leather on Saturday, January 13 at 2 PM at 3906 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219. Kicking off 2018 HOME will be bringing some big news to DFW. We have been working our butts off getting things ready for 2018, and we want to do it with BIG news that will be fixing a well known issue we all in DFW have been facing with the recent closing of play spaces. We will fix it. This is an open invite to ALL of the DFW and supporting areas. That includes ALL groups and interests. This will effect everyone, and it will take the full support of the community. This is the perfect time for every one to unite regardless of gender, age, orientation, interests, dynamic, or experience. Please feel free to invite all of your friends to both the HOME group as well as this event. https://www.facebook.com/events/1603716199688408/

CODE: Dress Rehearsal
CODE: Dress Rehearsal - MAL Discount Tix Night will be hosted by CODE at the Glorious Health Club on Saturday, January 6 at 9 PM. With MAL just around the corner, try out your best gear at CODE - it's "dress rehearsal" time! Harnesses, chaps and jocks, oh my! Don't be caught by surprise - it's always best to have a Dress Rehearsal. Glorious Health Club, 2120 West Virginia Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002. https://www.facebook.com/codedc/



Mr. Dallas Eagle 2016 John Pates By Hank Henley

Mr. Dallas Eagle 2018
Who will represent the Dallas Eagle at International Mr. Leather in May? We will find out who succeeds John Pate on Saturday night, January 6. The weekend of January 5-7 will also have a meet and greet and victory party. Dallas Eagle, 5740 Maple Avenue, Dallas, TX 75235. http://www.dallaseagle.com/mrdallaseagle.html


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12 Days of Christmas totals in
Hooker & Boys released their collection amount for their 19th Annual 12 Days of Christmas held at the Maritime Institute in Baltimore, MD. $10,300 was collected for the following charities: AIDS Action Baltimore, The Leather Heart Foundation, Hagerstown Hopes and Project REAL each receives $2,575. Emcees Shawnna Alexander, David Allen and Sarha Shaubach will work the stage with ASL emcees Debbie Jones and Susan Weinstein.

Frisky Pups
Frisky Pups is a sex-positive event open to all men age 18-plus whether they have interest in puppy play, BDSM or both. Saturday, December 30, 8 PM - 1 AM, SF Catalyst. Visit Facebook (Frisky Pups) for more details and tickets. We’re inviting sex-positive pups and the men who love to play with them to SF Catalyst for a night of debauchery. We’ve got a fully equipped play space with BDSM equipment, fuck benches, beds, slings and many more fun toys that will help you unleash your primal instincts. $15 in advance. $20 at door. Proceeds go to benefit SF Catalyst. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=frisky%20pups

Fetish and Fantasy Forum
SF Catalyst will host the Fetish and Fantasy Forum on Thursday, January from 7-9 PM. Fetish and Fantasy Forum is a monthly meetup, held on the first Thursday of each month. Everyone will be invited to take turns offering their own stories: share memories, explore fantasies, and discuss kinky interests. Speakers will be asked to obey a few basic rules, but discussion of fantasies that are impractical or hazardous are welcome. SF Catalyst, 1060 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. https://www.facebook.com/events/1807598766199690/s/1807598766199690/

Saturday Fetish Carnival
Come explore your darker side at Saturday Fetish Carnival on January 6 at the Eagle 562 in Long Beach, CA. Live demos, hot wax, bondage, flogging, electro and other stuff starting at 9 PM. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, CA. $6 cover.

ONYX Mid-Atlantic New Years
Kick off your New Year's plans right! Join celebrate with me, your American Leatherman 2017, on Friday, December 29, for what will be a fun and festive night sponsored by my Brothers, the men of ONYX Mid-Atlantic and music by DJ Theo Storm Onyx. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=301826813662884&set=gm.1586522668053852&type=3&theater&ifg=1

SECC Leather emcee and judges announced
The judges and contest staff for the 2018 Southeast Conference of Clubs Leather contest are emcee Craig Clark, tally: Timothy Thomas; judges: Mr. SECC Leather 2017 Paul Berry, SECC Bootblack 2017 Shaun Cameron, Sandy "Mama" Reinhardt, Mr. Atlanta Eagle 2017 Jonathan Fenrir Wolf, Ms Atlanta Eagle 2017 Dale P Maddox and Mr. Michigan Leather 2018 Erwin Willhite. SECC Leather weekend 2018 runs February 15-19 at the Parliament Resort in Augusta, GA. http://www.facebook.com/events/2010102169266538/

The next Ms San Francisco Leather

Who will be the next Ms San Francisco Leather? Seven judges will decide at the Ms San Francisco Leather Contest, Saturday, January 13, 7 PM at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 9410. Under new leadership, producer Daddy Sal has announced there will be open interviews at 2 PM on Saturday and promises an evening of exciting fantasies and hot Leatherwomen. Tickets on sale soon. Check out http://www.MsSFLeather.org

Mr. Phoenix Leather 2018.
The 10th Annual Mr. Phoenix Leather Contest will be held January 4-7 at several venues in Phoenix, AZ. The winner will compete at International Mr. Leather in Chicago, IL in May. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mr-phoenix-leather-2018-tickets-38058883144

Leather History Preservation Weekend
Leather History Preservation Weekend will be in High Point, NC November 2-4. Full weekend pre-registration packages include access to all of our history sessions, the event pin, the Saturday night dinner and keynote, three days of vending, Friday night dance party, two nights of dungeon play space access and cocktail parties. Radisson Hotel High Point, 135 South Main Street, High Point, High Point, North Carolina 27260. https://www.facebook.com/lhpfoundation/

Leather Leadership Conference Scholarships
We are pleased to announce the LLC Scholarship application process ia officially open. Additionally, the 2018 Conference year will bring with it the largest scholarship awards available to date with a total of $10,000 available to potential recipients. This ability to offer these college scholarships is in direct correlation to the amazing support from the Conference attendees, donations from groups and organizations and the Leadership in Action pin sales. Majority funding is generated from the Friday Night Auction with 100-percent of auction proceeds supporting LLC Scholarships. Check out http://leatherleadership.org for more information.

Brother Help Thyself 2018 Grant Reception
Brother Help Thyself 2018 Grant Reception on Saturday, January 20 at the Baltimore Eagle at 2 PM. BHT Grant Reception, save the date, due to technical difficulties this has not yet been correctly posted on the BHT web site or Facebook page. Please check the Baltimore Eagle page for details. Tentative start is the same as January 2017 at 2 PM. Baltimore Eagle - 2022 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.

New Years Eve Bash
The Bullet Bar in North Hollywood will celebrate the New Year starting on Sunday at 9 PM. Join DJ Candy and the entire Bullet Bar gang for their infamous New Year's Eve Celebration. Champagne toast at midnight. Stop by the Bullet now and enter to win a big screen TV Bullet Bar, 10522 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601. https://www.facebook.com/events/142150696390140/

Mr. Indiana Leather 2018
The Mr. Indiana Leather will be January 5-7 at Greg's Indy. Find out who will be the next Mr. Indiana Leather who will go on to compete at the International Mr. Leather contest in Chicago over Memorial Day Weekend. Saturday - Kink U Classes by Titans of the Midwest. Greg's Indy, 231 East 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. https://www.facebook.com/events/240532516460424/?active_tab=about

Creating Change Conference XXX
The National LGBTQ Task Force is hosting its 2018 Creating Change Conference from Wednesday, January 24 through Sunday, January 28 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. This year, Creating Change is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the theme: Learn. Connect. Resist. Thousands of LGBTQ progressives will gather in Washington, DC, just one year after the inauguration of the most divisive president in modern American history — which presents a unique opportunity to report on the state of the movement and how the LGBTQ community resists. One of the awards presented will be the Leather Leadership Award. The Creating Change Conference is sponsored and organized by the National LGBTQ Task Force. https://www.creatingchange.org/

Get your Leather Archives memorabilia through Amazon
Shop Amazon.com and support the Leather Archives & Museum through Amazon's charitable giving program, Amazon Smile. For every qualifying purchase, Amazon will donate a percentage to the Leather Archives & Museum. It's that simple! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3841874


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