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Centaur MC's record-breaking donation to LA&M

The Leather Archives & Museum is very pleased to share some great news to end the week. The Centaur Motorcycle Club has made a record-breaking donation to LA&M of $90,000. Half of this will go

 

 

San Diego Leather Pride

San Diego Leather Pride Week will be March 11-16 at the World Beat Cultural Center in Balboa Park. Social and educational events are happening throughout the week, including the anticipated San Diego Bootblack, Ms San Diego Leather and Mr. San Diego Leather Contests. San Diego Leather Pride kicks off the SDLP Weekend with Tigers Pictionary on March 11, Opening Ceremonies and All Club's Night on Friday, March 13, Education Fair and Demos on March 14 from 2-6 PM on site with the San Diego Bootblack, Ms And Mr. San Diego Leather contests to follow. World Beat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd., San Diego, California 92101.

https://www.facebook.com/events/122229135666842/

 

 

Centaur MC donations will total $125,000

The Centaur MC donations will total $125,000 for the following charities: Unbroken Horizon, Persad LGBT Counseling Center, Waves Ahead, LGBT Asylum Project, Juniper INOVA Health, HIV League, Medstar VNA Quality of Life Fund, LGBT Fallen Heroes Fund, Team DC Scholarship, and Leather Archives & Museum from funds collected at Mid Atlantic Leather. "I would like to thank my club brothers who put so much passion and hard work into MAL Weekend you are amazing. I would also like to thank the Highwaymen TNT, SIGMA, ONYX, the boot blacks, and the staff of the Hyatt. You have each become a part of the weekend either through service or events you produce. Finally to the attendees we truly are at times amazed and overwhelmed with the support you have given us. MAL Weekend shows us that when we come together as a community in an environment of fun, love, friendship, and respect we can move mountains." said Centaur MC president Todd White. Mid Atlantic Leather will be held January 22-25, a week later than usual due to the presidential inauguration.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/MALWeekend/

 

 

DESIRE for Women

DESIRE is a unique weekend event for Leather and kinky Women/GQ folk taking place May 29-31 in the Palm Springs/Cathedral City area at a new hotel which will be revealed upon paid registration. DESIRE is a player's weekend for new and experienced alike.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/desire-leather-weekend-may-29th-may-31st-2020-tickets-62766673811

 

 

Ms San Francisco Leather

By Sal Hopkins

On Saturday, February 8 Ms SF Leather 2019 Reika stepped down and San Francisco chose Caity Lynch to be Ms San Francisco Leather 2020. The runner-up was Tammy lg Hatter. Emcee Val Langmuir entertained the crowd and kept the pace going. The contestants were Tammy lg Hatter, Ms Willow Kat, Lola Ursula and Caity Lynch. They all gave dynamic speeches and thoughtful answers to the pop questions. The judges were
Vick Germany-Head Judge, International Ms Leather 2019 Bennett Haley, International Mr. Leather 2019 Jack Thompson, International slave 2016 Tomo, Miss Lola Sunshine and Jawn Marques.

 

 

Fetish, Kink, Leather Ascension

Fetish, Kink, Leather Ascension, a Southern California organization, celebrates the diverse nature of our communities and as such, is guided by visibility, inclusivity, and representation. We believe that education, mentorship, advocacy, and fun are core to our shared interests in Leather. We center our actions around integrity, respect, and love for each individual who shares our path and as a beacon to those finding their way. FKLA was founded with the intention of creating programs that provide shared space for the entire community to come together as one, to celebrate the diverse aspects of our community and increase the visibility of those who experience marginalization within our community. Follow us on Facebook as we share upcoming events such as our Kickoff Event in May and Kink Week 2020 in June. More on this in the next Hump Day, including names of club officers.

https://www.facebook.com/Fetish-Kink-Leather-Ascension-114177256669852/

 

 

Human Pup Play - The Happy Pup

Many FAQs are answered in The Happy Pup. One such question is, "Are There Only Certain People Who Can Be Human Pups?" is answered with, "Human pup play is a fun enjoyable kink that everyone can participate in. Male, female, gay, straight, bi, trans, able, disabled, you name it you can enjoy it. Often we get caught up with labels and ideas of who should and should not be able to enjoy human puppy play but the fact is we all can." Go to the link below to find out more from Gpup Alpha. The Happy Pup includes Puppy Play Guides, Puppy Play Events, Puppy Play Bulletin Boards, Puppy Play Gear and Puppy Play Blogs by Pup Emrys and Anubis Pack.

https://thehappypup.com/faq/?fbclid=IwAR1MjHI6ROIQtqRaCdWc4YhCOAomGyr3SbxR2QU6ldD7cOLN3ULYNx_Lx0s

 

 

Smokeout 2020 in April

Smokeout is a fun-filled uncomplicated weekend in Las Vegas for cigar and pipe studs, Leathermen, bikers, bears and friends, from all over the world. A free-flowing weekend so everyone can enjoy Las Vegas the way they want - in the company of fellow studs. There is even a large play area with equipment, DJ music and open bar provided by Mike of The Bullet Bar in Los Angeles and Alex of the San Francisco Eagle. Join the Desert Brotherhood Motorcycle Club on their ride to Nelson, Nevada and tour the active Techatticup gold mine. One night, all attendees can eat at the famous HafBrauHaus, an exact replica of the famous Beer Garden in Munich. Smokeout will be held at the Alexis Park Resort the weekend of April 8-13.

http://lasvegassmokeout.com/

 

 

Mr. Bullet Leather

Brandon Bullet was tops among four men as the Mr. Bullet Leather title was revived on Saturday night, February 9 at the Bullet Bar in North Hollywood, CA. Val was the runner-up. Don Mike excelled as emcee. The meet and greet was held on Thursday night and the contestants performed fantasies then. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence opened with one of their zany blessings. It was revealed during one of the on-stage questions that Brandon is a violinist. Friday night featured Fox Hole which was a bathhouse theme party celebrating the golden days. Mr. Bullet Leather was te last of 10 feeder contests leading in to Mr. Los Angeles Leather in March.

https://www.facebook.com/thebulletbar/

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Mr. Leather64TEN

The Mr. Leather64TEN contest will be held the weekend of March 12-15 with most events being in the Jackhammer Complex and a Free Day at the Leather Archives & Museum on opening day, Thursday. The winner will travel all the way to downtown Chicago to compete at IML 2020 in May. The opening ceremonies and meet and greet will be on Friday night, Dirty Boys and Danish Brunch on Saturday at 11 AM, classes presented by 64TEN University at the Leather Archives on Saturday afternoon, Mr. Leather64TEN contest on Saturday night, Victory Brunch and photo shoot on Sunday morning and a Communion party on Sunday night. Jackhammer Complex, 6408 North Clark Street, Chicago IL 60626.

https://www.leather64ten.com/

 

 

Alameda County Leather Corps - Spring Shenanigans

The Alameda County Leather Corps will present Spring Shenanigans at the world famous Turf Club in Hayward, CA on Sunday, March 8 from 3-6 PM. Entrance is free and $10 for lunch which includes corned beef and cabbage and three raffle tickets. The shenanigans include cigars on the patio with Scotty, chocolate and port tasting and Paddy Wagon's traditional corned beef and cabbage. Turf Club, 22519 Main Street, Hayward, CA 94544.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/47216094228/

 

 

ONYX SoCal-Southwest

ONYX SoCal-Southwest has monthly meetings on the third Thursday of the month with the next two being February 20 and March 19 at the The Village at Ed Gould Plaza in Hollywood, CA.

https://www.onyxsw.com

http://www.onyxmen.com

 

 

Mr. West Coast Rubber 15th Anniversary

West Coast Rubber celebrates its 15th Anniversary at the Mr. West Coast Rubber 2020 contest in San Francisco the weekend of March 6-8. Things start with a meet and greet at the Powerhouse on Friday night, the contest on Saturday at the San Francisco Eagle followed by Shiny Happy Peephole at Atlas and closing with a Victory Party at the Edge. The first West Coast Rubber was held in Palm Springs in 2005. Contestant application at http://westcoastrubber.us

https://www.facebook.com/events/755932368195948/

 

 

Are You Worth a Rug Burn?

Are You Worth a Rug Burn? is the absolutely zany, live action, interactive, game show about oral sex, produced by The Bear Television Network. The game show is the brain child of Bear Television Network CEO, Michael "The Metropolitan Cowboy" Coleman. The live-action game is based on the outrageous, John Waters inspired, music video to the song, "Rug Burn" by the dance and disco duo, Red Carpet Premiere. "Are You Worth a Rug Burn?" pits three contestants against one another, all competing for cold, hard cash. The game is played in three parts, Part 1: The Audience Question and Answer, Part 2: The Rug Burn Wheel of Death and Part 3: The Mystery Jock Strap. What makes the show so outrageous are the challenges that come up on The Rug Burn Wheel of Death. Each challenge on wheel comes from the imagination of The Metropolitan Cowboy and every challenge is personally tailored to the contestants competing on the show.
"The challenges are the hardest part of the show to produce.", said Coleman. "Every challenge has to be over-the-top and has to have a unique name associated with it, plus we need 30 per show, but the contestants spinning The Rug Burn Wheel of Death is what our audience comes to see." "Are You Worth a Rug Burn?" is filmed in Phoenix, Arizona, but The Bear Television Network has plans to take the show on the road in 2020 and eventually would like to film an episode in all 50 states. If you want compete on the show or learn more about "Are You Worth a Rug Burn?"

http://www.beartelevision.com

 

 

Perverted Interracial Guys - Lumberjock

PIGS host Lumberjock at the Eagle 562 in Long Beach, CA every third Sunday from 3-7 PM. Celebrate the Whoring Twenties with the first Lumberjock of the decade. Get into your union suits and long johns on the third Sunday of each month, with the next one on March 15. Perverted Interracial Guys was founded by Joël Royal and Matthew Jensen to promote creative events and further kink education and community brotherhood between all races. PIGS produces Leather, Rubber, and Fetish events in the Los Angeles area and abroad. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, California 90805.

https/www.facebook.com/realpigs/

http://www.pervertedinterracialguys.com/

 

 

NCSF Annual Meeting in March

The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom will be holding its Annual Coalition Partner Meeting the weekend of March 7-8 in Houston, Texas at the Comfort Suites Hobby Airport. The year-end reports on NCSF programs, the budget and financials, and NCSF goals for the year are discussed and approved by Coalition Partner representatives. Board members are elected at the Annual Meeting. NCSF has a commitment to encourage diversity in orientation, identity, race and community affiliation among the board and staff members. The NCSF will be hosting a Consent for Non-monogamy Social at Colette Club on Sunday afternoon from 5-7 PM.

http://www.ncsfreedom.org

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International Geared Up Pup

By Hunter Draufganger

The winner of the fourth International Geared Up Pup contest was announced on February 9 and his name is Presto Cerberus. Presto is Mr. Puppy Brazil 2020 and he is from São Paolo, Brazil. The runner-up is Pup Chaman, from Montreal, Canada. There were four categories: written application and three essays, still photographs showcasing pup image, a video showcasing pup playfulness, and character, charity, and service. The contest was judged by Mr. Puppy Europe 2019 Puppai Buumi, Ms D Dom, Mr. Fetish Finland 2019 Thomas Hurd, Mr. Texas Leather 2019 Kaprese Andre, Henk, Alpha Sage, Mr. San Diego Leather 2018 boy doriam and International Geared Up Pup 2019 Tosa Alphainu. The tally master was Atlanta drag persona Baby Doll Schultz. The primary responsibility of the winner is “to promote human pup play with the highest regard for integrity."

 

 

Mr. Missouri Leather

The Mr. Missouri Leather 2020 contest will be held at JJ's Clubhouse on Saturday, February 29. A whole slew of events are on tap for the weekend including Friday night meet and greet, Saturday the Titans of the Midwest will present Kink U from 11 AM - 3 PM, Mr. Missouri Leather 2020 and Gateway Guy competition at 10 PM; and Sunday Mr. Missouri Leather 2020 Victory Brunch at Hamburger Mary's at 11 AM. Kink U consists of four educational seminars and is open to the public. International Mr. Leather 2019 Jack Thompson will be on the judging panel. The Mr. Missouri Leather winner will compete at IML in May. JJ's Clubhouse, 3858 Market St, St. Louis 63110, 3858 Market Street, St. Louis 63110.

https://www.facebook.com/events/851396005310061/

 

 

Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District Second Anniversary

On Saturday, May 9 the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District will host a major event to celebrate the Second Anniversary of the creation of our Cultural District. It was indeed on May 9, 2018 that the Resolution establishing the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District was signed by then-Mayor Mark Farrell. Since then, the group has become incorporated as a California Non-Profit Corporation, received 501(c)3 status, obtained funds from the City and private developers, hired a Cultural District Manager, done outreach to local residents, organizations, and businesses, advocated for and against local development projects, scouted possible locations for a Leather Cultural/Community Center, participated in parades and street fairs, worked with city agencies to create Leather and LGBTQ placemaking along Folsom and Harrison Streets, coordinated with the city’s other Cultural Districts, and begun work on developing our CHHESS — an essential strategy document that will guide the city in protecting and supporting our neighborhood for years to come. For updates on these and other accomplishments, please plan to attend the Open House on February 12 from 6-8 PM, at the SF LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco.

https://sfleatherdistrict.org/2019/12/27/save-the-date/

 

 

 

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 February 22. Touche', 6412 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60626.

https://touchechicago.com/

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Kink The Vote

 

https://www.kinkthevote.net/?fbclid=IwAR2GM9uwXRqP6joTuaCiH6cDekYbzv8lEoF6QdWmlLg0vGIuIPtJfN-Nezc

 

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Bears, Bikers & Mayhem turns 10 years old

Bears, Bikers & Mayhem will celebrate its 10th Anniversary the weekend of April 23-27 at the Eisenhower Inn & Aspire Conference Center in Gettysburg, PA. Bears, Bikers & Mayhem will be chock-full of events including the Mr. Mayhem Leather and Mr. Mayhem Leather Bear contests, vendor market, puppy mosh, cigar party, bowling, Recovery meeting, cuddle room, Segway Tour, adult bus tour, breakfast buffet, Sunday brunch with Varla Jean Merman, dinner and show, smell my pits, motorcycle ride, pool party, bear bingo, horseback battlefield tour and a ghost-story campfire among others. Not to be missed.

https://www.bearsbikersandmayhem.com/event/

 

 

Bay Area Cigar Buddies

Bay Area Cigar Buddies is a San Francisco-based group for adult homophile men in the San Francisco Bay Area, who are cigar smokers; and for men who are interested in cigars, cigarmen, socializing, and making contacts. We also welcome pipe smokers among our ranks. BACB is a regional forum, but men from everywhere are invited to join and participate. Our membership includes men from across the US and internationally. Cigar Night has been ongoing for over 16 years as a weekly event in San Francisco. However, it is currently being restructured. Cigar Night is held on the second Friday of the month at The Lone Star Saloon, from 8 PM in San Francisco, CA with the next being on March 13.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/bayareacigarbuddies/info

 

 

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, March 6 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/

 

 

 

Ms Los Angeles Leather adds new title

The Ms Los Angeles Leather and Bootblack has added Mx LA Leather to its group of titles which will be sashed on June 20 in Los Angeles, CA. The site is up and many formulative decisions are still being made. Go to the following link to follow progress.

http://www.mslaleather.com/

 

 

Northwest Leather Celebration names judges

The Northwest Leather Celebration has stated that Mister-Blue back to Northwest Leather Celebration as the 2020 NWLC Keynote Speaker at the Brunch on Sunday, May 3 in Sacramento, CA. Mister-Blue, along with his slave Blue Frost, was the 2018 International Master/slave titleholder and the 2017 Master/slave titleholder for the Northeast Region. He is also the senior Master of the House of Blue based in Southern Maryland, Deputy Director of Operations for the Master-slave Conference. 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/

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Austin Gears - Gear Night

Austin Gears will host their monthly Gear Night at 4 PM on Saturday, March 7 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.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1780767715369700/

 

 

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 February 22 and March 28. 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 March 1 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 ones are February 26 and March 11. 7109 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63111.

http://www.rudis-mls.com

https://www.facebook.com/pg/rudisleather/

 

 

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 at 8 PM with the next one is March 14. 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 they provide a kink related class each social
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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, March 6. 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/

 

 

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, March 7, 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.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/sdcigarsandboots/about/

 

 

Seattle Men in Leather - First Friday Leather Social

The Seattle Men in Leather host a First Friday Leather Social with March 6 being the next date. All start at 9 PM. Join Seattle Men in Leather for a weekend Leather night on the Cuff patio. Leather and gear encouraged, but not required. Seattle Men in Leather is social group. We put on socials, classes, contests, and the occasional party. The group was founded in March 1989 and has grown over the years into 300+ men. Cuff Seattle, 1533 13th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122.

https://seattlemeninleather.org/

https://www.facebook.com/seattlemeninleather

 

 

 

DC Boys of Leather

he DC boys of Leather host their monthly Happy Hour at Larry's Lounge on the second Wednesday of each month beginning at 6 PM and the next one is on March 11. If interested in the DC boys, this is a great, casual, low-pressure environment to meet some of our members and get to know what we're about - providing a safe, inclusive, and fun space for the DMV's subs and switches. Larry's Lounge, 1840 18th Street NW, Washington DC 20009.

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A Blast From The Past

 

 

The Mayor of Baltimore, MD honored Brother, Help Thyself by presenting the organization a Proclamation during their Fundraising Dinner in February, 2019.

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Past Dave Rhodes' Hump Day news blogs

 

http://www.theleatherjournal.com/op-ed/item/2100-dave-rhodes-hump-day-february-5-2020

http://www.theleatherjournal.com/op-ed/item/2099-dave-rhodes-hump-day-january-21-2020

http://www.theleatherjournal.com/op-ed/item/2098-dave-rhodes-hump-day-january-7-2020

http://www.theleatherjournal.com/op-ed/item/2097-dave-rhodes-hump-day-december-11-2019

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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

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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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Satyrs Motorcycle Club - Badger Flat 58

Photos by Motorboot Photography

Nearly 150 Leather/Bikerfolk made the trek through Fresno and up into the Central California mountains for the Satyrs Motorcycle Club's Badger Flat Run over Labor Day weekend, August 30 - September 2. This was their 58th year of of hosting a huge bonfire, all-day cocktail bar, people and bike events, run awards presentation, great food, movies under the stars, bike christening, virgin rituals, sightseeing and immense brotherhood at 8,500 above sea level. This year, the US Forest Service closed multiple campsites through-out California due to years of drought-driven bark beetle infestations which forced the Satyrs to relocate the infamous Badger Flat Run for only the second time in history, to a campsite not as far up the winding road of the secluded Badger Flat Group Camp, this year at Midge Creek. the closing night’s entertainment, Finding Kinky Boots in Neverland, the Satyrs Players mash-up of several musicals on an elaborate outdoor built on-site stage. Photos by Motorboot Photography..

http://satyrsmc.org/

 

 

International Leather Sir, Leatherboy and Community Bootblack 2019

The International Leather Sir, International Leatherboy and the International Community Bootblack 2019 contests were held August 29 - September 1 at the Crown Plaza Market Center in Dallas, TX where Sir Robert from Canada was chosen to be International Leather Sir 2019, J Baby to be International Leatherboy 2019 and AJ to be International Community Bootblack 2019. The weekend kicked off with the Pantheon of Leather Awards and Dinner on Thursday, August 29 followed by introduction of contestants, the contestants' public demo and a roast of last year's titleholders. Leather Sir runner-up was none other than Sir Shawn, Leatherboy runner-up was boy Kristofer and Bootblack runner-up was Mark Chain. In awards decided by the in contestants were Sir Alan Penrod Flogger to Sir Bull, John Siracusa Golden Paddle to boy Kristofer and the Golden Brush to pup Ryder. There's more to the story at

http://www.ILSb-ICBB.com

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