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Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, November 28, 2018

By November 28, 2018




20th Annual 12 Days of Christmas

Hooker and Boys would like you to invite you to The 20th Annual 12 Days of Christmas - A Fairy Of A Tail on Saturday, December 8 at 1 PM, it's a Cosplay kind of Christmas. Define cosplay: the activity or practice of dressing up as a character from a work of fiction.... Attendees are encouraged and invited to dress for the occasions! 20th Annual 12 Days of Christmas is a 18-years-old-and-up event. No ID,no entry, no exception. 20th Annual 12 Days of Christmas will be at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum, Maryland.





Satyrs MC - 64th Anniversary

The Satyrs Motorcycle Club celebrated their 64th Anniversary in style at a Hollywood Hills home on Saturday night, November 24 with about 100 invited guests in attendance. New officers were installed including President Riley Black, Vice President Brent Sweer, Road Captain Bob Pearson, Treasurer Ron Neiport, Recording Secretary Shane Lopez and Corresponding Secretary Garry Bowie. The Satyrs MC is the oldest gay motorcycle club in the world and they will host the Run to Badger Flat the weekend of August 30 - September 2.




Mr. Leather Mexico

Congratulations to the new Mr. Leather Mexico Omar Ramirez who won his title at Tom's Leather Bar in Mexico City, MX on Saturday night, November 24.




ONYX Great Lakes - XXX Mas

ONYX Great Lakes will present XXX Mas at the Eagle of Detroit on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 9:30 PM. 950 West McNichols, Detroit, Michigan 48203. This is an annual charity drive for toys and toiletries to help local charities. With loads of shots including Gummi‘s, balls-to-boots raffles, plus tons of man-size fun. So come and enjoy this holiday-themed play date and see what gift is waiting for you under the tree. Cover is $5 without a toy or $2 with a new unwrapped toy.




Chappy Chanukah!

Join Bears LA and Mr. LA Leather Bear Ben Johnson as they celebrate the ASStival of Lights at the Bullet Bar at 3 PM on December 2. Wear your chaps and cruise the patio for a fun fundraiser benefitting Reach LA. Raffle prizes, Best Chaps contest, Ho-made latkes, Chanukiah wax demos and Holiday Selfie Booth. Bullet Bar, 10522 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, California 91601.




SECC Leather Weekend and Contest X

SECC Leather Spring Meeting Weekend and Contest X will be produced by the Southeast Conference of Clubs the weekend of March 21-24 at the Parliament Resort of Augusta, 1250 Gordon Highway, Augusta, Georgia 30901. Packages go on sale in January, so stay tuned.






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San Francisco Bare Chest Men's Calendar

Looking for a Holiday gift? Or something for you? The 2019 Bare Chest Men's Calendar is available. Annually they come up with some of the hottest men in the San Francisco Bay Area and the 2019 Calendar is no exception. Proceeds of sales goes to the Positive Resources Center. PRC helps people in San Francisco affected by HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, or mental health issues get the opportunities they deserve by providing a variety of integrated legal, social, and health services.




The Exiles - Orientation and BDSM 101

Whether you are looking to join a legacy of kinky Leatherwomen and Leatherdykes, or curious about what this BDSM world is really all about, The Exiles' Orientation and BDSM 101 event is the way to go. Sunday December 2 at Oakstop, 1721 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612. As a member of this San Francisco, CA club, you enjoy discount admission to Exiles events and also discount admission to any of the Exiles reciprocal/sibling group's events, discount on safer sex supplies, fantastic volunteering opportunities to get to know this community more in depth, leadership opportunities and mentorship.




Chicago Rubbermen

The Chicago Rubbermen host their 2019 Calendar Planning Meeting this Friday, November 30 from 6-8 PM at Cell Block Chicago. Any interested rubberist who wants to help plan and become more involved in the running of the club is welcome to attend and participate. Chicago Rubbermen is a social club for men from the Chicago area and beyond into rubber gear fetish including latex, industrial rubber, neoprene wetsuits, waders, rubber boots, and gas masks. Chicago Rubbermen is informal in nature, meaning there are no dues or officers. The club functions by consensus; what the majority of the members want, the volunteer organizers try to accomplish.




International Geared Up Pup

Are you next? Entry to the International Geared Up Pup Contest is open until January 26. The primary responsibility of the winner is to promote human pup play with the highest regard for integrity. Pawesome prizes will be awarded from our sponsors to the winner, runner-up, and fan favorite. The winner will receive an all expenses paid trip from anywhere in the world to Atlanta as part of their title year. For more information and to enter, go to




Beast - Krampusnacht Gift Exchange

Be at Beast: Krampusnacht Gift Exchange on Friday, December 14 at 9 PM, and join in the gift exchange, $25 Max, and beware of Krampus who will be there to find the naughty pups... come and join us in the last pet play and furry Party at Bullet Bar in 2018. Have a great holiday, and share it in the forest with us. Private mosh and pet play area included. Last day to RSVP is Sunday, December 9. The Bullet Bar, 10522 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601.




The 15 Association - Play Party

The 15 Association's Holiday Play Party will be on Sunday, December 16 at 12 PM at Blow Buddies. The 15 Association will hold its January 26 monthly Play Party at Catalyst, 1060 Folsom Street, starting at 7 PM with doors closing at 10 PM. This event usually sells out well in advance, with no ticket sales at the door. The November 17 Thanksgiving Play Party was cancelled due to dangerous air quality from the fire in Northern California.





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Ayko was chosen to be Mr. Rubber France 2019 recently.



Los Angeles Leather Pride - Leather Family Game Night

Los Angeles Leather Pride will hold Leather Family Game Night at Eagle 562 in Long Beach, CA on Saturday, December 15 starting at 8 PM. It's holiday season! Join your chosen family for a fun night playing kinky carnival-style games and camaraderie. Test your aim with Jock or Dildo Toss, try your knowledge on Titleholder Stack-up, or get out your frustration with the famous Cum Canon. Play to the glorious ambient beats of Brian Novy. Opportunity drawing, Jell-O shots and more. $5 suggested donation at the door supports Los Angeles Leather Pride. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd, Long Beach, California 90805.




ONYX Northwest - Back to Black

Join the Men of ONYX for their holiday party with a Leather/fetish/kink/gear Dress Code for the back upstairs bar at the Powerhouse. This special edition of the ONYX Northwest's fourth-Saturday-of-the-month bar night has everything you've come to expect. 6 PM on Saturday, December 22 at the Powerhouse, 1347 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.






That special morning


Coffee - check

Nice warm muffin with butter and jam - check

The Leather Journal newsmagazine - check


Subscribe to the print version






Hunter & Charlie's

Most of us have eaten there when it was Farmboy Restaurant. Only the name has changed to Hunter & Charlie's. Serving American Food, the restaurant in Hollywood has been popular with LA's Leather community with many groups meeting there. In the photo, Hunter displays the Best of Show Award he won during the Regiment of the Black and Tans' Chili Cookoff in early November. Hunter & Charlie's, 1050 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Tell them Dave Rhodes says hello. (323) 848-4790.




Mr. Rubber Russia

Mr. Rubber Russia 2019 is none other than Nikolas Stripey Pup who won hid title in Moscow, Russia in early November.



Leatherman of Color, Leather Woman of Color

Leatherman of Color, Leather Woman of Color Competitions and the People of Color Leather Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held live at the DC Eagle on Saturday, December 8 at 7 PM. This is Mufasa's Pride Fellowship Weekend. A Friday night meet and greet starts at 9 PM, Leather University will be on Saturday from 4-6 PM. Sunday closes the weekend with a Fellowship Victory Brunch at Alero at 11 AM. Dax Volpe will pass the title onto the next man and there will be a woman, too. DC Eagle, 3701 Benning Road, Washington, DC 20019.




ECMC - 55th Annual Holiday Party

By Chaz Antonelli

Empire City MC's 55th Annual Holiday Party and Gift Drive is on the docket for Saturday, December 8 at The Stonewall Inn at 6 PM. This is a benefit Rising Ground Children’s Services. Focus is on the teenagers of Leake and Watts. Gift cards or items from the following places are especially desired: Target, Amazon, Old Navy, Modell's Sporting Goods, Apple iTunes and/or other appropriate stores in the NYC area. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. The Stonewall Inn, The Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street, New York, New York 10014.




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, December 7 and January 5 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.



Lights Off - Folsom Fridays

Lights Off - Folsom Fridays are hosted by Sellers Underground in Austin, TX. The next two are December 14 and January 11 at 9 PM. For those that don't have enough Leather and gear, or who might be intrigued by it - Sir Rat Leather and Gearwear has you covered with their pop-up shop in the back. Take over the glowing black light, fog-filled dance floor on second Fridays while DJ Tony Castro spins us into the early morning hours. Sellers Underground, 213 West 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701.




CLAW - Early Bird price ends Friday

Buy your CLAW XIX package this week and save $30. On December 1 the price will be $209. CLAW Packages include more than 209 different events and exhibitors and the best cigar deck in all of Leather. CLAW XIX is April 25-28 in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The Westin is sold out but CLAW has three other great hotels with rooms available. CLAW is an annual men’s conference with no Leather contest that many consider the best Leather event of the year.




Touché - Night of 1,000 Santas and Toy Drive

Touché kicks off the Christmas fun on Saturday, December 1 with a very special Bear Night at Touché. It's also our annual Night of 1,000 Santas and Toy Drive for Toys For Tots. Sunday is the huge motorcycle parade up Western Avenue for Toys for Tots. Bring an unwrapped toy to put under Touché's tree. Touché will load up the donations and take them down to the parade. Everyone who brings in a donation will be entered into a raffle for prizes, restaurant gift certificates, movie passes and not one, but two Chicago BearFest 2019 weekend packages will be given away. Touché, 6412 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60626.




Los Angeles Leather Pride XX

The 20th Annual Los Angeles Leather Pride will celebrate its 20th Anniversary March 24-31 with numerous events at several venues. LALP has expanded over the last 20 years as the community has grown to become more inclusive and diverse. This year's theme is XXPLORATION. Los Angeles Leather Pride will include Leather meet-ups, play parties, panel discussions, and many other events, culminating in the Off Sunset Festival.




Leather Leadership Conference

The Leather Leadership Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport the weekend of March 15-17. Leaders Serving Leaders - LLC is an organization dedicated to strengthening the Leather/BDSM/Kink/Fetish community. We envision a richly educated and connected community of leaders. In serving leaders, those that are on a path to leadership, and community groups, we strive to foster a greater sense of connection between and within the communities we serve.




Leather List - Leather community fundraising

By Robert O'Dell

Leather List and LeatherList.org - the next step in Leather’s nearly 40 years of charitable fundraising in Leather service. Contribute directly and securely online to help Leather people and culture. Discover and support local and national nonprofits in Health and Medicine, LGBTQ Support, National Leather Institutions, Radical/Sex Positive Life and Relationship Freedom. Leather List also helps Leather clubs and organizations develop Leather Service To Communities, a new model that honors Leather’s past, present and future. Take a look at this new concept in raising funds for Leather community needs. To donate to The Leather Journal check out


and to see the home page go to https://leatherlist.org/



Desert Fetish Authority - Kink Talk

The Desert Fetish Authority's Discussion Group, Kink Talk, meets once a month on the second Friday, the next being December 14 and January 11. 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.




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 5, 12, 19 and 26, 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.




Touché opens Club Room - Leather Women's Cruise

Touché opens its Club Room at 8 PM on second Fridays, December 14 and January 11, for its monthly Leather Women's Cruise. 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.




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 October 24 and 31. Labeled as San Diego's favorite weekly fundraiser, Tiger's Pictionary has been going since 2011.




Austin Gears - Gear Night

Austin Gears will host their monthly Gear Night at 4 PM on Saturday, December 1 January 5 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.




BLUF: DC at DC Eagle

BLUF: DC meets on the first Sunday of each month at the DC Eagle. BLUF: DC is a chance for Leather men and women to get in their best Leather from head to toe, or Muir cap to Boot. Come join us, enjoy your cigars on the patio and have a drink or two. December 2 and January 6 are up next. 3701 Benning Road NE, Washington, DC 20019 at North Minnesota Avenue.



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 two are October 27 and November 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.




Smokeout - Register now and save

By Bulldog Bob

The Alexis Park Resort Hotel, longtime host of Smokeout in Las Vegas, NV, is 75-percent full of reservations for Smokeout 2019 which will be held April 4-7. Smokeout has reserved the entire hotel with the exception of three suites already booked by others. Phone the Alexis Park at (702) 796-3300 to book your room. The hotel is going through renovation. Room includes buffet breakfast for room guests. Smokeout registration goes up from $50 to $55 on December 1.



LDG Presents - Real Talk About Kinky Guys, Depression, and Suicide

The holidays can be emotionally rough. We are going to talk about how we can support each other during difficult times on Wednesday, December 5 at 7:30 PM. Programs are every fourth Wednesday, with some exceptions. December 8 will be the Volunteer Appreciation and Holiday Party at SF Catalyst, 1060 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA. Attendance varies from 60-150 people. Occasionally a presenter may ask for audience participation, but its never required.




Seattle Men in Leather - First Friday Leather Social

The Seattle Men in Leather host a First Friday Leather Social with December 7 and January 4 being the next two dates. All start at 9 PM. Leather and gear encouraged. Cuff Seattle, 1533 13th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122. December 7 and 8 is Seattle Men in Leather's annual Pictures With Santa and Ms Santa Weekend.




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 1 and January 5, 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.





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