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Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, September 26, 2018

By September 27, 2018



Folsom Street Fair Week events in San Francisco



Folsom Street Fair

The world's largest single Leather event will be on Sunday, September 30, the Folsom Street Fair which will turn Folsom Street from Sixth to 12th Streets into one big Leather sardine can. Everything imaginable will be seen there and much of it done there. The area in front of the Powerhouse and the Steamworks Twister game will be packed. We have a calendar of events below.


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Mama's Family

There will be a Mama's Family photo shoot adjacent the Powerhouse on Dore Alley at 1:30 PM to set up and 1:45 for the photo by the Bay Area's Leather community photographer, Rich Stadtmiller - Say sleaze. Please arrive a few minutes early. Plan ahead and make it through the log jam of people at the Powerhouse entrance.




San Francisco Bare Chest Men's Calendar

Perhaps the hottest booth, at least in the horny eyes of gay men, will be the 2019 Bare Chest Men's Calendar booth with next year's Men hawking Calendars from which proceeds of sales goes to the Positive Resources Center.



Fog, wind - and sunscreen

The fog and wind will show up around 5 PM and many who are not from San Francisco or are familiar with The City will be freezing. Remember - hot sun mid-day and cold wind late afternoon. Come prepared. And oh, do not forget sunscreen.



LDG Presents: Reasonable Pup Play

The next SFLDG presentation will be on Wednesday, September 26 at 7:30 PM. This workshop focuses on finding reasonable ways to engage in human pup play and not be an idiot. Programs are every fourth Wednesday, with some exceptions. They vary from interview, to demo, to community panel discussion, and more. Attendance varies from 60-150 people. Occasionally a presenter may ask for audience participation, but its never required.




Saturday night's biggest event will be the Magnitude dance party in the Festival Pavilion at the Fort Mason Center from 9 PM to 4 AM. Magnitude is the Official Saturday Night Dance Party of the Folsom Street Fair with world-class lighting, live stage shows, and superstar international DJs. Join more than 3,000 of the hottest Leathermen from around the globe to celebrate San Francisco’s popular alternative event.




Sunday night, September 29, will be the closing Deviants party at Mezzanine starting at 6 PM. Magnitude and Deviants are produced by Folsom Street Events.




Recon heads back to San Francisco to celebrate the Folsom Street Fair and takes over DNA Lounge on Friday, September 28 to host the hottest Fetish Gear and Dance Party to kick-start your Folsom weekend. Doors open 9 PM and DJ Gordon John flies in from the UK to spin a set of chunky beats.



Exiles Folsom Social

The Exiles Folsom Social, all genders welcome, will be hosted by The Exiles on Friday, September 28 at 7:30 PM at the Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission Street.




Folsom BLUF SF - Hot Boots Brunch

The ever-popular Hot Boots Brunch will be hosted by Folsom BLUF SF on Saturday, September 29 at 12 PM at Firewood Cafe in the heart of the Castro. Put on your gear and join the Leather and boot men for a fun, social, and friendly brunch. Firewood Cafe, 4248 18th Street, San Francisco, CA.




Golden Gate Guards - Leather Cruise

The Golden Gate Guards' Eighth Annual Leather Cruise on San Francisco Bay will be on Saturday, September 29 at Pier 40 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco, CA. Check in 4:30 PM, departs 5:30 PM. They will travel under the Bay Bridge, pass Angel Island and Treasure Island, Sausalito, Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Bridge to see the bridge and the city of San Francisco at sundown. Full no host bar on-board as well as late afternoon buffet. $75 donation, regular tickets are a $90. A souvenir photo will be taken on the dock or on-board and e-mailed after the cruise. Net proceeds benefit San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance.


Some will walk to nearby Delancy Street for a nice white table cloth dinner. This dinner is growing, so add it to your Bay Cruise plans.



The 15 Association - Folsom Play Party

The 15 Association will hold its annual Folsom Play Party at Catalyst, 1060 Folsom Street on Saturday night, September 29 starting at 6 PM with doors closing at 10 PM. This event usually sells out well in advance, with no ticket sales at the door. Find a member and sign up early, or wait until Sunday when you can hear how awesome it was.




ONYX Northwest - Back to Black

Join the Men of ONYX for "Back in Black" with a Leather/fetish/kink/gear Dress Code for the back upstairs bar. This special edition of the ONYX Northwest monthly bar night has everything you've come to expect and a few surprises so we're starting an hour earlier at 5PM on Saturday, September 29 at the Powerhouse, 1347 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.




Leathermen’s Discussion Group

The San Francisco Leathermen’s Discussion Group will staff the Coat Check Booth and help raise funds AND awareness for the Leathermen’s Discussion Group Folsom Street Fair on Sunday, September 30. Leave your clothes with them for the day and pick them up as the fog and wind roll in late afternoon. We do not know where the XXX will be and we searched.





That special morning

Coffee - check

Nice warm muffin with butter and jam - check

The Leather Journal newsmagazine in hands - check


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B&B Corps - display case at Eagle LA

The California B&B Corps - Los Angeles Division's bar night included the unveiling of the B&B Corps display case at Eagle LA courtesy of owner Charlie Matula on Friday night, September 14. Charlie and Hunter are B&B Honorary Members. Uniforms and Leather Launches The B&B's 50th Anniversary Weekend. Click the link below to see tons of photos by Motorboot Photograpy.




Inside Leather History - Youtube channel - A Fireside Chat

In Amsterdam, Doug O'Keeffe will interview Mario DeLaat, the surviving best friend, and sometimes lover, of Glenn Hughes, the Leatherman from the Village People, and David Heard president of Amsterdam Kink Academy. The Amsterdam Chats will be conducted during Amsterdam Leather Pride weekend October 26-28. One can view the Fireside Chats on their YouTube page.





Educational Weekend - Tampa Bay Boys Of Leather

The Tampa Bay Boys Of Leather Educational Weekend will be held October 5-7 at the Flamingo Resort in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Please join us at the Flamingo in St. Petersburg for six educational intensives, pool time, and can't forget the theme party! Special room rates are available for the weekend. Just use TBBL2018 code when registering for your room! Room rates $79.99 outside rooms or $89.99 inside courtyard rooms. $30 for the weekend festivities or $10 a class. Flamingo Resort, 4601 34th Street S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33711.





DomCon NOLA Parade in the French Quarter

By Jay Moyes

Mistress Simone Justice will be leading a Second Line Parade in the French Quarter as part of DomCon New Orleans, honoring Pro Dommes and Leather family in the BDSM scene who have past away recently. The parade will start Friday, October 5 at 8 PM with a gathering at the Canal Street entrance of the DomCon host hotel, Astor Crowne Plaza. The parade will go through the French Quarter for about a half mile, and return after about 45 minutes to the host hotel for DomCon Friday night play party. A Second Line Parade is a tradition in New Orleans, where mourners follow the lead of the First Line funerary jazz band and dance group.




Wild West Olympus Leather

Wild West Olympus Leather will be the new “Rebooted” BCD October 5-7 in Tucson, AZ. The Wild West Olympus Leather region is comprised of Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana.




Big Gay Block Party

Project REAL presents Asbury Park’s first Big Gay Block Party, celebrating the VNACJ’s new LGBTQ Health on Sunday, September 30, from 12-4 PM. Free admission, DJ Uncles Nephew, refreshments, T-shirts and give-a-ways, performances, info tables, games, health displays, PrEP information, HIV and Syphilis screenings and voter registration. Party with the Shore Area’s LGBTQ Community. VNACJ - Community Health Center, 1301 Main Street, Asbury Park, NJ 07712.




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, October 5 and November 2 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.




Knight Hawks of Virginia

This year, as the Knight Hawks of Virginia celebrate our 25th Anniversary on September 28, we will be hosting one of our biggest and best cruises ever. Not only will we be having it on a Friday Night this year, but we will also be extending the fun and hosting it for 4 hours from 10 PM until 2 AM. The boat still departs from Norfolk Waterside and boarding will begin at 9:30 PM. We will again be having demos, buffet of food, cash bar and DJ Matty will be providing the music this year. Each ticket will include a welcome packet, a program celebrating the 25 years of the Knight Hawks, a raffle ticket for door prizes and a commemorative pin. Tee shirts will be available for an additional fee if ordered in advance.



Lights Off - Folsom Fridays

Lights Off - Folsom Fridays are hosted by Sellers Underground in Austin, TX. The next two are October 12 and November 9 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. Sellers Underground, 213 West 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701.





By Race Bannon

KinkTheVote.com is a portal to a nationwide voter registration system. Fellow Leatherfolk and kinksters, THIS is how we use our vast Leather and kink communities to help register more people to vote and energize their enthusiasm to vote. The idea is to have it at every bar night, Leather event, etc. We have stickers and a banner if you want to put it up at your event. Please help spread the word by sharing this. This is a joint project of IMsLBB Productions and The IMsL Foundation.





Trivia Question of the Week

The book The Only Reason I Mention This was written by ________________ in 1991?

1. Hardy Haberman.

2. Gloria Brame.

3. Alex Ironrod.

4. Daddy Bob Allen.

5. Jan Lyon.

Answer next week when a new question is asked.

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Which of the following owns their clubhouse and hosts play parties there?

Chicago Hellfire Club.

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Los Angeles Leather Pride 2019 - Theme and Dates

Planning has begun on the 20th Annual Los Angeles Leather Pride which will be held March 24-31. As LALP has expanded over the last 20 years, we have seen our community grow to become more inclusive and diverse. We are building on last year's theme, We Are All LA Leather, with new and exciting ways of bringing Leatherfolk together - an XXPLORATION. This year we will be adding the Ms Los Angeles Leather contest, as well as the revamped LA Bootblack contest, in addition to various Leather meet-ups, play parties, panel discussions, and many other events, culminating in the Off Sunset Festival.




Leather History Preservation Weekend

The Leather History Preservation Foundation will present Leather History Preservation Weekend November 2-4 at the Red Lion Hotel, 135 South Main Street, High Point, NC 27260. Leather History Preservation Weekend will be a weekend of shared journeys, camaraderie and fellowship, with multiple historians sharing their experiences. Full weekend pre-registration packages include access to all history session, event pin, Saturday night dinner and keynote, three days of vending, Friday night dance party, two nights of dungeon play space access and cocktail parties.




Palm Springs Leather Pride

The Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert's Palm Springs Leather Pride: Renegade will be held October 25-28. Just shy of Halloween which is the Wednesday immediately after. Palm Springs Leather Pride Chair/Media Director Randy Carmanaty said, "This past year we had a 30-percent increase in attendees over the year prior with attendees coming from 26 countries and all 50 states."




Mr. Long Beach Leather

Louis Ramrod was tops among three men vying for the Mr. Long Beach Leather title on Saturday night, September 22 at the Eagle 562 in Long Beach, CA. Louis will compete at IML in Chicago in May. The judges were Mike Hooker, Scarlett Sin, Nathan Kendrick, Jeremyah Jackson and Vince Pena. The tally master was Scot McTeir. Gabriel Green ably-served as emcee.




Leather Leadership Conference - Early Registration Now Open

Leather Leadership Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport the weekend of March 15-17. Register now for the early bird special pricing at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/llc-2019-tickets-4542431033545424310335 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 https://leatherlist.org/contribute/leather-list-national/list-national/

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 October 12 and November 9. At the end of each discussion, DFA selects a topic for the following month to serve as a jumping off point. Our monthly kinky discussion group. 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 on are September 26 and October 3, 10, 24 and 31, 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.





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Touché opens Club Room - Leather Women's Cruise

Touché opens its Club Room at 8 PM on second Fridays, October 12 and November 9, 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 September 26 and October 3, 10, 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, October 6 and November 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. October 7 and November 4 are up next. 3701 Benning Road NE, Washington, DC 20019 at North Minnesota Avenue.




Smokeout - reserves entire hotel

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, so Smokeout has reserved the entire hotel with the exception of three suites already booked by others. The Alexis Park if the event started today. 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.




Seattle Men in Leather - First Friday Leather Social

The Seattle Men in Leather host a First Friday Leather Social with October 5, November 2 and December 7 being he next three dates. All start at 9 PM. Leather and gear encouraged. Cuff Seattle, 1533 13th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122.




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, October 6 and November 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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