Bay State Marauders 15th Anniversary
Link to 65 photos from their milestone celebration at Snowbound in Provincetown, MA the weekend of February 23-25. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10155339288635920&type=3
Last Frontier Men's Club - Arctic Heat Weekend
The Last Frontier Men's Club will hold Arctic Heat Weekend at Mad Myrna's in Anchorage, Alaska March 9-11. Arctic Heat Weekend will feature the Mr Alaska Leather, Ms Alaska Leather, Mr. Bear Alaska, and Alaska Bear Cub contests at Mad Myrna's. Friday has a meet and greet at The Raven on March 9 at 8 PM. Arctic Heat Weekend will finish with a Victory Brunch on Sunday, March 11 at 1 PM hosted by The Alaska Center for Alternative Lifestyles.https://www.facebook.com/events/1776870725684393/
First Woman of Drummer
Women of Drummer would like to thank both contestants for bringing their fierce, sexy, badassness to Vegas and sharing themselves with all in attendance. Our runner up is Joy Carty from Des Moines, Iowa, and the first Woman of Drummer 2018, is Domina Voss, from Tampa, Florida. Women of Drummer would like to extend very special thanks to all our judges, regional leaders, sponsors, donors, volunteers, and supporters that worked so hard to make this weekend a success. The weekend abounded with sexual energy, hot play, fun, laughter and a shared sense of purpose. We can’t wait to do it all again next year at Ramblewood Campground in Darlington, MD on September 27-29, 2019.
By Brian McIntire
"For those of you that have not yet heard, we lost Thor Stephens yesterday, February 21, 2018. The cause of his death is not yet known, but if there is any solace to be taken, it is that he at least appears to have gone peacefully, sleeping in his bed.... I love him greatly and am finding myself lost at every turn without him. I want to thank our friends and especially our staff for the outpouring of sympathy and the rush to help keep things afloat here at the bar in his sudden and unexpected absence. I literally could not have done this without you." A memorial celebration of his life was held at Precinct in downtown Los Angeles, CA on Saturday afternoon February 24. Once we have a better idea of when he can be finally laid to rest, an official memorial celebration of this giant, vibrant soul will be offered.
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46th Annual Golden Dildeaux Awards
By Marc Owens aka pony
The Golden Gate Guards present The Golden Dildeaux Awards Saturday April 14 at 7 PM at SF Eagle, 398 12th Street in San Francisco, CA. These awards are intended to poke fun at various sexual activities while at the same time provide fundraising for the Positive Resource Center. The GDAs are held in three phases: Nomination, Voting and Awards Ceremony. Nominations for the Golden Dildeaux Awards are now open. Go to http://gda.ggguards.org Nominations are free so submit as many ballots as you wish before March 7 to ensure your "friends" get enough votes to appear on the final ballot. Voting Ballot starts March 11 and ends April 12.
Bears, Bikers and Mayhem VIII
Bear, Bikers and Mayhem will be held April 5-8 at the Eisenhower Inn in Gettysburg, PA. One of the highlights will be the Mr. Mayhem Leather and Mr. Mayhem Leather Bear contests. The Pandemonium Party on Friday provides an opportunity for Leather and fetish men to welcome bears to their brand of fun. The Boots to Briefs Party on Saturday is a chance for bears to show their hospitality. A few of the many events are bowling, field trip to Boswell Pipe Factory, Battlefield bus tour, meals, cigar party, cuddle room, puppy mosh pit, Smell My Pits Pig, comedy show, porn star bingo, after party, vendors and farewell brunch. There are 11 beneficiaries. http://www.bearsbikersandmayhem.com
The Wizard of CLAW: CLAW Nation Party
The Wizard of CLAW: CLAW Nation Party will be hosted by Argos Bar and Scorpius of Southwest Ohio on Saturday, March 3 at 10 PM. Scorpius will have our famous jello shots with a special raffle for CLAW goodies. There will also be a silent auction with special donations and a live auction of Leather goods. Argos Bar, 301 Mabel Avenue, Dayton, OH 45403. https://www.facebook.com/scorpiusSWOH/
By Papa Woof Roth
We are bringing Puppy 101 back to it’s original focus - Education and Discussion. Discussions of issues, and things directly relating to the puppy community. Event-related posts must have a direct educational focus for the puppy community, such as, discussion about workshops or looking for input for educational topics at an event, etc. Educational topics on gear, training, safety, etc. Gear pics - Once a month we will have a Show and Tell Sunday, you can share all the gear pics you have that abide by Facebook standards. https://www.facebook.com/groups/puppy101/
Baldwin Gentlemen and Tom of Finland host Sip and Sketch
Sip and Sketch with a nude male model will be hosted by The Baldwin Gentlemen and Tom of Finland Foundation on Sunday, March 4 at 1 PM at the Tom of Finland Foundation, 1421 Laveta Terrace, los angeles, CA 90026. We've partnered with the historic Tom of Finland Foundation for an intimate, instructor-led art class with a nude male model! Join us for Sip and Sketch, an afternoon of art, cocktails, and fun. The Tom of Finland Foundation archives the world's largest collection of homoerotic art. Admission includes Open Bar, Nude Model, Private Art Instructor, Art Supplies and Art Canvas, and Great Company. RSVP by Friday, March 2 at 11 PM. https://www.thebaldwingentlemen.com/intimateexcursions/baldwinsipandsketch
Flogging Friday is all set to be at the San Diego Eagle on Friday, March 3 starting at 9 PM. Come join us as Beat Your Drum Productions hosts Flogging Friday! Have you ever wondered what it might feel like to be flogged or to learn how to flog your partner? San Diego Eagle, 3040 North Park Way, San Diego, CA 92104. https://www.facebook.com/events/1460811730707045/
Females Uniting Kink - Club FUK and FUK U will present FUK University Flogging and Spanking Class at Sanctuary LAX Studios on Saturday, March 3 at 6 PM. Females Uniting Kink (F.U.K.) 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/ and/or http://2a7.3db.myftpupload.com/
LA Leather Pride 2018 Kick Off Party
ONYX SoCal-Southwest and los angeles Leather Pride will host the LA Leather Pride 2018 Kick Off Party at the Eagle 562 in Long Beach, CA on Sunday, March 18 at 3 PM. The Kick Off Party features a motorcycle ride-in by Satyrs MC where Mr. LA Leather contestants individually enter on bikes ridden by members of Satyrs MC. Eagle562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805. https://www.facebook.com/events/1452020741587071/
Leather Pride Flag Raising in San Diego
Friday, March 16 from 4-5 PM is the Leather Pride Flag Raising, followed by the opening ceremonies for San Diego Leather Pride Weekend and a blessing by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence This will the first time to meet the contestants for this years Mr. and Ms San Diego Leather, and San Diego Boot Black 2018 contest. Following Meet the Contestants stick around for TWISTED, a fetish dance party like no other from 9 PM to 1 AM. Since 2013, the Leather Pride flag has been flown from Friday to Sunday during Leather Pride. All are welcome to witness a Leather color guard raise the flag at the Hillcrest Flag Pole at the intersection of Normal and University, thanks to the Hillcrest Business Association. http://www.SanDiegoLeatherPride.com
Photo - Americans Want to Try More Anal Sex and Bondage, and We're All for It
By Stacey Leasca for Men's Health
Though 40 percent of respondent said they considered themselves "kinky," that doesn't mean that they're looking to go full 50 Shades of Grey. But a decent amount are willing to really spice things up: 29 percent of survey respondents said they wanted to try anal sex with their partner, while 24 percent said want to get more into role-playing. Additionally, 18 percent said they'd made a 2018 sexual resolution to give anal sex a go, and 14 percent were looking to become either a dominant or a submissive. To read the rest of this article, go to https://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/kinky-sex-survey-anal-bondage-bdsm
Regiment of the Black and Tans - Assembly Uniform Reception
The Regiment of the Black and Tans and los angeles Leather Pride present Assembly Uniform Reception on Friday, March 23 at 7:30 PM at Rough Trade Gear. The California B&B Corps, BLUF, and The Regiment of the Black and Tans present the Southland’s hottest uniform dress code event. Strict Dress Code applies to this event Rough Trade Gear. 3915 West Sunset Blvd., los angeles, CA 90029. https://www.facebook.com/events/223248438221645/ and http://blackandtans.org/news/
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Washington State Leather Pride
By Toby Noon
The Washington State Leather Community will be celebrating the 36th Anniversary of the Washington State Mr./Ms Leather and Bootblack Contest to be held on March 24, along with the 26th Anniversary of the Washington State Leather Pride Week March 15-25. Washington State Mr. Leather 2017 Travis Williams, Washington State Ms Leather 2017 Carla Whitehurst and Washington State Bootblack 2017 Caleb Kohutek will end their very successful year of fundraising, extensive travel and community service this weekend. For more information check out the WSMLO website at http://www.WSMLO.org
Esprit de Corps
The Discipline Corps of Dallas, Texas is hosting Esprit de Corps the weekend of March 9-11. Discipline Corps is a Men’s BDSM Social Group in Dallas, Texas. Join us for our annual celebration of kinky play, brotherhood, and camaraderie. Our Leather brothers from all over the world gather on our home turf for an intense experience. It's our way of bringing together all the great men our members connect with at leather events and showing them an amazing weekend. Discipline Corps members are interested in many forms of play, including spanking, bondage, mummification, rough body play, tactile play, medical play, and many other forms of kink. http://www.disciplinecorps.com/
San Diego’s kinky roots
Club Sabbat, Pleasures & Treasures cater to a thriving fetish community
by Beth Demmon for San Diego City Beat
Every fetish has a home. Whether it’s stygiophilia—arousal at the thought of hellfire and eternal damnation—or just a good ol’ fashioned Leather fetish, somewhere, someone else is down with it. Over the years, some of the better known fetishes like BDSM have become more mainstream. That’s not just because of Fifty Shades of Gray; in fact, long-time kinksters say fetishes have thrived in spite of public misconceptions and misrepresentation in the media. Read more at http://sdcitybeat.com/special-issues/sex-issue/san-diego%E2%80%99s-kinky-roots/
Urban Bear X
Urban Bear will celebrate its 10th Anniversary the weekend of May 17-21 in New York, NY. A full weekend of events is planned including an Urban Bear Street Fair on Sunday, May 21, Stash Bash at Julius Bar and Grille and Brutus Party at Nowhere bar on Thursday, May 18, Bear Invasion: Highline and the Whitney on Friday, May 19, Bears on Bikes on Saturday, and Grizzly Guzzler at the Gym on Saturday, May 20. Also, Urban Bear will now have monthly bar parties at Nowhere, 322 East 14th Street, New York, NY on the second Friday of each month. For more go to https://www.theurbanbear.com/
Orgasmask-Rubber, Latex and Filth!
Orgasmask-Rubber, Latex and Filth!, hosted by PIGS-Perverted Interracial Guys will be at the Eagle 562 in Long Beach, CA on Saturday, March 3 at 9 PM. Put on your sexiest rubber/latex, neoprene or lycra, and join us at the Eagle 562. We will have go-go boys, live DJ, drink specials, pig shots, prizes, fun and filth! $5 cover. Eagle562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805. https://www.facebook.com/events/1851009521639439/
Leather Olympics at All Clubs Night
San Diego Leather Pride will present Leather Olympics at All Clubs Night at the WorldBeat Cultural Center on Thursday, March 15 at 6 PM. This is part of 2018 San Diego Leather Pride week. Come out and have fun with other groups, clubs and organizations in the San Diego Kink/Leather/Fetish/BDSM communities. With all the clubs in San Diego in one place it affords us the opportunity for some friendly competition. The Leather Olympics take five teams of four people from a randomly selected pool of interested clubs and pits them against each other in three creative games. WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101. https://www.facebook.com/events/168572557089165/
Drummer North America results
By Brian Kuerze
Drummer North America (DNA) hosted its Fourth Annual Leather, Kink, and Fetish lifestyle weekend on February 21-25 at the Alexis Park Resort in Las Vegas NV .The weekend included the celebration competition of three winning Titleholders: Drummer 2018 Stan Dibble, Drummerboy 2018 Brady Adams and Drummer Bootblack 2018 Pup Frisco. The Judges were Master Dexter Edmond, Elegant, and Henry Brown judging the Bootblack competition. Bobby Townsend of Hawks Gym, Daddy C. (local of Las Vegas), Sir Eli Onyx, Master Bryce Caine, Justin James and “Doc” Hoskins Jr. Over the entire weekend the event hosted 300 plus attendees. http://drummerna.com/dna-fetish-weekend/
Anti-gay Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis releases memoir
By John Riley for Metro Weekly
The right-wing legal firm Liberty Counsel is raising money through the sale of a new memoir by its tried-and-true cash cow, anti-gay activist Kim Davis. Davis, the controversial Rowan County Clerk, has released Under God's Authority: The Kim Davis Story, a book co-authored by John Aman and Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel, that attempts to cast Davis as a martyr for religious liberty. https://www.metroweekly.com/2018/02/anti-gay-kentucky-clerk-kim-davis-releases-memoir/
Buns and Baskets
Buns and Baskets will be held on March 24 at the Dunes Resort, Saugatuck, 333 Blue Star Highway, Douglas, MI 49406. Join Mr. Michigan Leather 2018 Tim Koski for a fun night of hot guys and big baskets. https://www.facebook.com/events/425645497868924/
South Plains LeatherFest XX presenters
By Jim Glass
South Plains Leatherfest and International Master/slave Weekend will be held March 8-11 in Dallas, Texas. Top name presenters will be on hand including Master Obsidian and slave namaste, Ms Rhonda and Tomo, slave elizabeth, Master Ben and slave naomi, Master Jim and slave marsha, Lady Catherine, Officer Wes, Master Bella and slave rooks, Rose, Sub Haven, Master Trent, Lord Brick and slave lara, Liza and her slave Jody, Stitch, Mark Frazier, Briar, Master Ian, Sweet Salt plus many others. South Plains Leatherfest will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary so come to Dallas and help us mark this milestone. Early registration ends January 15. http://www.southplainsleatherfest.com
Cigars - Whiskey - Play OH MY!
Cigars - Whiskey - Play OH MY! will be at the Atlanta Eagle on Saturday, March 3 at 12 PM. Whiskey - Play OH MY! is a benefit for the National Coalition of Sexual Freedom. $10 donation gets a cigar, whiskey shot and cigar service. Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. http://www.atlantaeagle.com/
Sixth Annual Off Sunset Festival
The Sixth Annual Off Sunset Festival will be outside the Eagle LA and up Santa Monica Blvd. toward Sunset Blvd. on Sunday, March 25 at 12 PM and hopes to exceed its attendance of 10,000 from 2017. Off Sunset Festival closes out a week of events for los angeles Leather Pride. Off Sunset Festival is for guests 21 and over only and will have live bands and DJs, gourmet food trucks, ice-cold beer and specialty drinks, artisan jewelry, fine art and furniture vendors, lots of Leather and fetish gear and yes, a clothing check so you can wear your fetish gear. Off Sunset Festival, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd., los angeles, CA 90029. Advance purchase tickets can be obtained at http://www.lalptickets.com
Tampa Bay Boys Of Leather - Shenanigans Leather/Kink Weekend
The Tampa Bay Boys Of Leather will present Shenanigans Leather/Kink Weekend at the Flamingo Resort in Saint Petersburg, April 13-15. There is no costs to attend. We will have vendors, demos, games, shows and a social area to keep you entertained. Flamingo Resort St. Pete, 4601 34th Street South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33711. https://www.facebook.com/events/541687659520223/
The guys who are hoping to be Mr. San Francisco 2018
Leather Alliance Weekend 2018
The SF Bay Area Leather Alliance will be producing the Leather Alliance Weekend, March 2-4, which will include the 52nd Annual Community Awards, 36th edition of the Mr. SF Leather contest, vendor fair, auctions, entertainment, education and some new things. The first San Francisco Bootblack title will be held alongside Mr. San Francisco Leather. The venue is SOMArts, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA and other locations around the city. http://www.leatherallianceweekend.org
Join the NCSF!
Please join our coalition and support our work! Please tell us your story! NCSF's Narrative Project is collecting your stories about being outed or discriminated against as well as consent violations you'd like to tell us about. The NCSF's American Law Institute project is fighting to make consent a defense to BDSM and to give anonymity for victims of assault in a BDSM context. Plus, the NCSF provides resources and referrals to kink aware professionals on request on a daily basis through our Incident Reporting and Response program. We are fighting for your rights! Why don't you join us now? https://nationalcoalitionforsexualfreedom.wildapricot.org/
Seattle Men in Leather - SLAM!
The Seattle Men in Leather will host SLAM! Seattle Leather Artists Media Show on Tuesday, March 20 at 7 PM at a private location on Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington 98122. SML is hosting a new Leather Week event to celebrate and introduce artists who create erotic male Leather, uniform, rubber, kink and fetish visual art by inviting them to display their work to SML members and the larger Seattle BDSM community. https://seattlemeninleather.org/
Long Island Ravens 25th Anniversary
The Long Island Ravens MC will celebrate its milestone 25th Anniversary, Silver + Black, March 23-25 at the Radisson Hauppauge in Hauppauge, NY. The run will include all of the usual bike club debauchery and has all meals Friday through Sunday, hosted cocktail parties, playspace, gala Anniversary dinner and dance, and the 186th AMCC Meeting on Saturday. The Long Island Ravens MC is a brotherhood of men who are proud to make the Leather lifestyle an important part of their lives, who would like to further and strengthen the image of Leather on Long Island. http://www.liravensmc.org/neo-main.php
Over 100 Skills and Educational classes at CLAW
There will again be well over 100 Skills and Educational classes at CLAW (Cleveland Leather Awareness Weekend in Cleveland, OH the weekend of April 26-29. The categories are Mummification, Predicamernt, Rope, Vac-sealing, Activism, Cigars, Consent, Contests, Community Discussion, History, Self Defense, Perspectives, Roleplay, Boots, Fantasy Fulfillment, Ass Play, First Aid, Hypnotism, Mental Health, Breath, Humiliation, Pup Community/Hander/Mosh, Fisting, Knives, Nipple Play, Protocol, Scat, Science of BDSM, Saline Infusion, Sex Tech, Travel, Cock and Balls, Electro, Fire, Impact, Knives, Needle Play and Wax. These categories have several workshops under them. For details on what gets you hot, go to https://www.clawinfo.org/home/reg/se-listing-simple
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Leather Archives new exhibit at CLAW
Leather Archives & Museum will be unveiling a new exhibit at CLAW 2018 (Cleveland Leather Awareness Weekend) entitled The LA&M Virtual Docent an interactive video exhibit highlighting exhibits, collections, and interviews from the Leather Archives & Museum, April 26-29. This exhibit made possible by a generous grant from CLAW. The Leather Archives & Museum Road Show appears at major Leather/Kink events around the country throughout the year. http://www.leatherarchives.org/events/
Shiner's viewing at IMsBB IMsL
IMsLBB Weekend 2018 is the 20th Anniversary of the International Ms Bootblack competition. Join us as we celebrate all things Bootblack. Friday, April 20, as part of the IMsLBB weekend will be the west coast premiere of the movie Shiners. The film is written and directed by Stacey Tenenbaum and lets you meet the men and women who make their living cleaning our shoes. IMsBB 2007 Ms V has secured the rights to show this new film and will talk about bringing this labor of love to IMsBB IMsL weekend. Find out more about the film and IMsLBB weekend at https://imslbb.org
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. March 4 and April 1 are up next.
Mufasa Ali to keynote Leather Leadership Conference
The Leather Leadership Conference announced that Mufasa Ali will be the keynote speaker for LLC in Atlanta, GA the weekend of March 9-11 at the Crowne Plaza. He is the founder of the Men of ONYX, ONYX National Council Chairman, Patriarch of Mufasa's Pride, Mr. World Leather 2006/2007 and a recipient of the Pantheon of Leather Marcus Hernandez Lifetime Achievement Award. Mufasa has received many community awards and is a nationally- known Leather community educator/presenter on many varied topics. To find out who the presenters will be, the schedule of events and venues go to http://www.leatherleadership.org/
Leather Heart Foundation launches General Assistance Applications
Over the last year the Leather Heart Foundation (LHF) has gone through structural changes and reorganization internally to bring all of the fetish communities LHF serves a strong foundation for those facing financial hardships. LHF is the only non-profit group of its kind - by the community, for the community. Recently, LHF opened applications to the Disaster Relief Fund for individuals affected by the devastating wildfires and hurricanes. Today, LHF is announcing the reopening of regular applications for support due to financial hardship. Members of the various fetish communities including, but not limited to, the Leather/BDSMKink/Rubber communities may apply at http://www.leatherheart.org
Leather Dog Pound at LA Leather Pride
Leather Dog Pound is being hosted by los angeles Puppy Pride and los angeles Pup Contest at the Bullet Bar on Friday, March 23 at 9 PM. Four years ago, we decided that some pups needed a place to go on LA Leather Weekend, and so Leather Dog Pound is back this year again as a part of the celebration! One night before we meet the new Mr. los angeles Leather, we get to romp around and celebrate one of the most clear cut origins of our human pup tribe, and what better way than to meet up at the Bullet in our Leathers, have a couple beers, bring our handlers with some treats, floggers, and show our pride in all our pack family. Go go Pups, DJ, two pup crates, St. Andrew’s Cross and more. Bullet Bar, 10522 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601. https://www.facebook.com/events/353219768417074/
Avatar - Harder, Men only Play Party
Avatar Club Los Angeles's entry into LA Leather Pride Week will be its Harder, Men only Play Party on Friday, March 16 at 9 PM at Sanctuary LAX Studios. Sanctuary LAX Studios, 10914 South La Cienega Blvd., Lennox, CA 90304. This is a night of abandonment, play, sex, fun, four slings, crosses, sex, large dark room, water sports area, BDSM scenes, bondage, spanking, much more. Multiple play rooms with fuck beds, fuck benches, tons of BDSM equipment, free clothes check, great music, snack and beverage station, outdoor smoking area. https://www.facebook.com/events/160810781382317/
Mal Orion steps into the title of Iowa Puppy 2018
By Rob Anderson
Pup Paddles, sashed in October at Iowa Leather Weekend, has stepped down from the Iowa Puppy title due to an increase in demands in his personal and work lives. Mal Orion, who competed in the Iowa Puppy Contest at Iowa Leather Weekend in October 2017 and currently resides in Iowa City, IA has assumed the title. Since placing as first runner-up at Iowa Leather Weekend, Mal Orion has been active in the Iowa Leather and Pup community and coordinated the KRAMPUS: Kink Masquerade event in Iowa City. Mal Orion will represent Iowa this summer at International Puppy and Handler Weekend, where he will compete for International Puppy 2018. More information on IPAHW can be found at https://ipahw.wordpress.com/
Everything important that has ever happened in the history of gay porn
Some of the names and faces from the long history of male gay porn
By David Hudson for Gay Star News
It’s tempting to think gay porn is a relatively recent phenomenon. However, the fascination with watching men have sex with one another is not new. In fact, it’s been there since prehistoric times. It’s also been at the forefront of many technological advances. Soon after the invention of photographic plates in the 1800s, people began to take shots of nudes.... Read the whole story at https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/brief-history-gay-porn/
Rocky Mountain Leather Alliance - Negotiation: It's a Cinch
Negotiation: It's a Cinch will be hosted by the Rocky Mountain Leather Alliance at the King Center on Sunday, March 11 at 2 PM. Have you ever had one of those scenes that turned out...meh? Are you new to playing in the kink world and often forget to bring a 30-page checklist? Do you want to discuss the hotness and foreplay of negotiation as a way to deeper understand the wants and needs of your partner and yourself? This class will cover best (and worst) practices to negotiate a scene using tools that can be applied to any type of interaction. Heather Daisy and maxy seek to bring compassion, consent and joy to kink through education and healthy best practices. King Center (Auraria Campus) Room 203, Denver, CO. https://www.facebook.com/rmlalliance/ and http://www.rmlalliance.com/
boy Bruce Byers - February 22, 2018
By Bill Hoeppner
Dear Leather Family and Friends, it is with a very heavy heart that I share with you the passing of a dear friend, a brother and a gentle soul. This past Thursday, boy Bruce Byers, Florida Leatherboy 2016 passed at 10:27pm. He passed peacefully and in the arms of some one who loved him dearly. He leaves behind a legacy of caring, love, commitment to this amazing community and a zest for life that touched so many of us. I miss him.
Survivors UK - Leather Market
Survivors UK will host their Leather Market at Comptons of Soho on Sunday, March 4 at 4 PM. A Leather Market aimed at raising funds for Survivors UK. Come and sell your old Leather gear with a 10 percent commission going towards Survivors UK. Use this opportunity to bring curious friends along. Help them buy their first Leather. Comptons of Soho, 51-53 Old Compton Street, W1D 6HN London, United Kingdom. https://www.facebook.com/events/1883423188397585/
BHT Pasta Night at Schola
Brother Help Thyself will raise funds through its BHT Pasta Night at Schola in Baltimore, MD on Monday, May 7 at 6:30 PM. Learn to cook a great Italian Pasta dish with similarly minded folks in support of BHT's LGBTQ grant making operations. All proceeds from the $59 cost per person will be generously donated to BHT. Whether you've donated before, are looking to support your community in new ways, or are looking to get involved with BHT as a community director, please join us for this event. Schola, 1005 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. https://www.facebook.com/events/306345209892887/
Club X - XMen! Boot Blacking Technical
On Thursday, March 8 - XMen! Boot Blacking Technical will be presented by International Mr. Olympus Leather 2017 Anthony Harmon at Pleasures & Treasures at 7PM. Free for Club X Members, $5 for non-members. With San Diego Leather Pride around the corner, it's time to pull out those boots you've been wearing all year and get 'em looking proud! This workshop will cover the Technical part of Bootblacking with a brief introduction to the craft, followed by a hands-on demo for each attendee to practice on their own boots.
Smokeout 2018 in Las Vegas
Smokeout 2018 will be held at the Alexis Park Resort Hotel in Las Vegas, NV the weekend of April 4-8. The host Desert Brotherhood Motorcycle Club will lead their traditional Saturday bike ride with guests, this time around Lake Mead to the Valley of Fire. Smokeout is a fun-filled uncomplicated weekend in Las Vegas for cigar and pipe studs, Leatherman, bikers, bears and friends, from all over the world. A free-flowing weekend so everyone can enjoy Las Vegas the way they want to ... in the company of fellow studs. No rigid program to follow with lots of time for being a tourist, enjoying a show, attending events or just relaxing and having a great time. Smokeout With Your Cock Out, presented by The Bullet Bar with Leo Iriarte, is expanding to two days due to it one-day popularity in 2017. See http://lasvegassmokeout.com/ for registration and hotel information.
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