Dave Rhodes' Hump Day April 4, 2018 - The Leather Journal

Dave Rhodes' Hump Day April 4, 2018

 


 

Carter/Johnson Leather Library Florida Annex opens
By Rae N Chris

We are wrapping up the first night of a full weekend, March 30 - April 1, at the new Carter/Johnson Leather Library Florida Annex. Vi Johnson just got done giving a wonderful history talk for our local community. Miss Rae and Vi Johnson were surprised by Luke Monaco with a memorial frame of memorabilia from his personal collection. This memorial was created by him and his slave victor to honor the memory of his uncle David Weinbaum and is on loan from Sir Luke. The library annex housed in the SFC10 Community space in Oakland Park. https://www.facebook.com/groups/carterjohnsonleatherlibrary/

 



46th Annual Golden Dildeaux Awards - Voting deadline April 13
By Marc Owens aka pony
Voting for the 2018 Golden Dildeaux Awards has begun! Go to http://www.ggguards.org/gda/votingBallot.htm and place your votes for some of the funniest categories such as The Top of Them All (The "Master and Commander Award) Best Butch Woman…The “Big Boo' Award and Best Puppy Player...(The "Pup F(r)iction Award" Award) and many more. For a dollar one can vote for a candidate or vote as many times as you like. The Golden Dildeaux Awards Saturday will be presented to the deserving on April 14 at 7 PM at SF Eagle, 398 12th Street in San Francisco, CA.
    
Fetish for Beginners: Collaring
From Recon News
For some, a collar might just be the finishing touch to a fetish outfit or something worn only during play, but for others, there's a deeper meaning. They are a frequent sight at many fetish nights and have been part of the fetish scene for decades. Let's unlock the significance of collars and collaring. Whole article at https://www.recon.com/en/News/Article/2641

Sixty Nine Club - 53rd Anniversary
The Sixty Nine Club will celebrate their 53rd Anniversary, April 20-22, at The Star Tavern, 6 Belgrave Mews W, Belgravia, London SW1X 8HT, UK. Sixty Nine Club is the oldest Leather fetish social group for gay and bisexual men in Europe. https://www.facebook.com/69clublondon/

Thunder in the Mountains
Thunder in the Mountains will again be held at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center in Denver the weekend of July 20-22. Thunder in the Mountains, with an outstanding line-up of presenters and classes and, our 50,000 square-foot dungeon, and puppy mosh pit and pony track, this promises to be the best party so far. Some of the big-name presenters are Laura Antoniou, Master Skip Chasey, Mark Frazier, Midori, Lee Harrington, Peter Fiske and Glenda Rider. Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center 15500 East 40th Avenue, Denver, CO 80239. Details at http://www.thunderinthemountains.com

The Cuff - 25th Anniversary
The Cuff Complex just celebrated its 25th Anniversary in Seattle, WA on Saturday night, March 24. The place was packed to the rafters as many years of major community service of hosting club events, Leather contests, auctions, raffles among others were remembered. The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave Seattle WA. DJ Danny Verde provided hot tunes. http://cuffcomplex.com/

Women's International Leather Legacy
Women's International Leather Legacy (WILL) is planned for August 3-5 at the Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Market Center. A weekend filled with workshops, activities, women’s history and a contest like no other, WILL features some fantastic workshops and panels, classes, the WILL contest, Friday dinner, Inside the Leather Jacket interviews, Sunday brunch with Keynote, and Bootblack Roundtable moderated by Jayson DaBoi and Briar. Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Market Center, 2325 North Stemmons. Freeway, Dallas, TX, 75207. https://www.facebook.com/events/262310584303437/

DomCon: LA - Class and workshop schedule released
DomCon: Los Angeles released its schedule for classes and workshops which begin on Friday, May 9 and run through Sunday, May 13. There are some 52 classes and workshops including Suspension for Newbies, Submissive Empowerment, BDSM vs 50 Shades, The Art of Seduction, The Erotic Art of Ritual and Protocol, Mummification, Kinky Yoga, Body Harness Hogties, FEM Doms of the Wild, The Magic of Mindfucking, Thinking Outside the Toybox and Predicament Ties for Playing Dirty among them Just a few of the presenters - Sera Miles, Sir Nik Sanatanas, Sir Valentino Harrison and Cupcake Harrison, Master Gabriel, Orpheus Black, Astrid, Dr. Susan Block and Mistress Simone Justice. DomCon: LA will be at the Hilton LAX on Century Blvd. near LAX with a big Saturday night Fetish Ball at Sanctuary LAX Studios. http://www.domconla.com/

The Stock Room relocates
The Stock Room moved to a new location in the middle of March, leaving its Sunset Blvd. location for one at 1769 Glendale Blvd., los angeles, CA 90026 where there is parking available. The Stock Room was founded in 1988 and became the first internet-based kink store in 1996. https://www.stockroom.com/

Mr. and Ms Houston Leather 2018 Contest
HTLP presents the 2018 Mr. and Ms Houston Leather Contest will be held on Saturday, April 7 at Resurrection MCC Activities Building at 9 PM in Houston, TX. VIP Party with free food (gumbo and jambalaya) and entertainment starts at 7:30 PM. Silent auction and raffles with all kinds of Leather, fetish and kink apparel, and accessories. https://www.facebook.com/events/156647348473291/

Sam Carlisle passes
Sam Carlisle passed away on March 27, 2018. Sam was the longest standing active member of the Atons of Minneapolis, having joined the club in 1992. He served the club as President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Social Chair, Run Chair, and as a brother to his fellow Atons. Sam was always such a driving force behind our message of brotherhood and our leather family. He championed for our active involvement our local Minnesota Leather community through Minnesota Leather Pride and in our broader regional communities through his leadership in the Mid-America Conference of Clubs (MACC). Sam could always be counted on for saying, “Well Hello there....” and greeting you with a warm smile and that characteristic twinkle in his eyes.  Sam was also known for his love of motorcycle rides, quality cigars, his cats, questionable scary drag outfits, the creative table centerpieces at Atons Runs, and his excellent collection of Leather and boots.

Alameda County Leather Corps - Bottom to the IRSA
The ACLC will present Bottom to the IRSA at the White Horse Inn on Sunday, April 15 at 4 PM. As we bottom to the IRS, see who comes out on top! Join us for potluck, raffle prices, and entertainment! Sweetie Bootblack will be there black those boots, and Mir Bilodeau will be house topping. The beneficiaries are the Pacific Center for Human Growth and BAYC/OurSpace. White Horse Inn, 6551 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612. http://www.acleather.org/

3,000 people showed up to celebrate Pride in the Mississippi town that banned it
By Alex Bollinger for LGBTQ Nation
This past February, the town council of Starkville, Mississippi, voted 4-3 to reject a permit for an LGBTQ pride march. The group Starkville Pride started taking legal action against the town of 25,000, and, several weeks later, another vote was held and the application was approved. With almost 3,000 people attending, Starkville Pride this past Saturday was the largest parade ever held in the town. Complete story at https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/03/3000-people-showed-celebrate-pride-mississippi-town-banned/town-banned/


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New! Trivia Question of the Week


How many African American men have held the International Mr. Leather title and who were they?

1. Three - Ron Moore, Ed Higgs, Ramien Pierre.

2. Two - Ron Moore and Ramien Pierre.

3. Two - D Cannon and Ramien Pieerre.

4. Three - Ron Moore, D Cannon and Ramien Pierre.

5. Four - Ron Moore, D Cannon, Tom Willis and Ramien Pierre.

Answer next week when a new question is asked.

Last week's Question answered - Which of the following cities never had a chapter in the National Leather Association or later International Leather Association? Answer - Omaha, Nebraska..


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Bruce Byers Celebration of Life
By Bill Hoeppner
A Celebration of Life for boy Bruce Byers who was Florida Leatherboy 2016 was held on the patio of the Ramrod in Fort Lauderdale, FL on Sunday, April 1. "Thank you to those of you who joined us today to celebrate the incredible life and journey of boy Bruce Byers, and for sharing your stories. It was very apparent in the sharing how deeply he touched the lives of those he worked with and along side. Bruce Byers, you will be missed."

Queer Leather Association Sacramento
The Queer Leather Association Sacramento exists to serve, support, and enrich Sacramento's queer Leather community. Membership is open to anyone who self-identifies as queer leather without regard to gender or appearance. We gather to support our members through education, social activities, and charitable purposes that serve our community with respect and integrity. The QLAS held their First Anniversary at the Bolt in February and holds workshops and classes every month. Find out more about this new and fast growing group in Central California at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1902512479968769/about/

Perverted Interracial Guys - Pigs in Space
Pigs in Space by PIGS (Perverted Interracial Guys) are at it on Saturday, May 12 at 9 PM at Eagle 562. Neon Gear Night! Wear neon, gear, or neon gear! Leather, rubber, latex, or even just underwear. $5. Glowing go-go boys, live DJ, free clothes check, drink specials, pig shots, prizes, free parking lot. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805. https://www.facebook.com/events/1504104456367296/

LUC of Las Vegas
Friday, April 27 at 8 PM. Hey all you molls and dolls and you cake-eaters. Come join the Leather Uniform Club of Las Vegas for PROM. This year is LUC's 20th Anniversary and to celebrate we're have a Roaring 20's Prom. There will Hors D'oeuvres, and drinks. A silent picture show. Disc Jockey Chase with the latest tunes to get the rub going for all you Oliver Twists, so don't be a wet blanket. And, if you hear whispers there may be a juice joint near by. So all you Bearcats get ready to shake your bubs and all you Sheiks put on your glad rags and join us for LUC's Roaring 20's prom. Fallout Shelter, 3600 West Oquendo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89118-3120. https://www.facebook.com/events/1982217885366200/

Gerry "Squeaky" Legault passes on
By Bruce House
Gerry "Squaky" Legault recently passed away after a battle with cancer. He was born in 1951. Gerry’s life touched many people, including his friends with the Ottawa Knights and during his title year as Mr. Leather Ottawa. Bruce House staff and volunteers remember Gerry as an open, spiritual, and loving person, freely sharing his warm smile and signature laugh. He demonstrated his genuine gratitude to staff and held several fundraisers. Gerry left a lasting impact on all those he touched.

KINK - new monthly event in San Diego
In Conjunction with International Olympus Weekend, Vonn Tramel, we kick off our first monthly pansexual event, KINK, on Friday, May 4 at The Rail in San Diego, CA, an event that welcomes everyone, men, women, gender neutral, and non-conforming Leatherfolk and/or their admires. Portion of proceeds will benefit International Mr., Ms, Mx Olympus Leather 2018 Travel Fund. May's special guest hosts are Olympus Leather and special guest DJ is Ryan David Racino. For more information contact Robert (619) 817-9926 and/or for Olympus Leather Weekend check out http://olympusleather.com

Let's Get Sucia
Let's Get Sucia, hosted by Luis Ramos on Friday, April 6 at 9 PM at the Faultline. Come out to a Latin Leather night you won’t forget. The Payasos LA and Mr. Faultline Leather 2018 are hosting. Cover $5. Great raffle items, Latin beats by DJ Rubin, photography by IGGY, hot Go Go Dancers. Come out and Let's Get Sucia! All proceeds will go toward AIDS Lifecycle 2018. Faultline, 4216 Melrose Avenue, los angeles, CA 90029. https://www.facebook.com/events/201828643746121/

Exxxotica Denver
Exxxotica Denver is taking place at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center located at 15500 East 40th Avenue. Show hours are Friday 5-11 PM, Saturday 1-10 PM and Sunday 1-7 PM. Friday is Ladies’ Night - all women can attend the show for free. This is a pansexual event with several BDSM/Kink/fetish classes included in a huge curriculum. Find out more about Exxxotica Denver at http://exxxoticaexpo.com/location/denver-co

Excelsior MC — Lust for Life 2018: Erector
Excelsior MC presents Lust for Life 2018: Erector "If you build it, they will cum" the weekend of May 18-20 in Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY 11980. The usual club weekend revelry is expected and you can be a part of the action. Excelsior MC began in 1975 when a group of four men, Terry McNulty, David Talbot, Rich Dicurci and Wally Wallace shared a room on Fire Island where they spent Leather Weekend, sponsored by Cycle MC. The club members and GDI's (Goddamn Independents) at this run came from all over the United States and Europe, and everyone was very friendly and outgoing. The original four members felt a kinship with these Leather men and a special friendship evolved with one group in particular, Empire City MC. Registration is available at http://www.execsiormc.com

West Coast Jungle Gym contest
WCJG is a three day weekend conference, September 7-9 in San Diego, of all the things fun and exciting under the Age Play umbrella. We’ll have exciting education worships, out of this world social parties, fun and helpful vendors, giveaways, dark age play dungeon, puppy mosh, and the conferences first Little Miss, Mr. Mx and Pet contest. We welcome all little type folks (18+) Littles, middles, baby girls, lolitas, little sissies and bubbies, age players, folks that regress, folks that don’t, sexual littles, non-sexual littles, Adult babies, diaper lovers. Regardless of gender, identity, race, age or ability. We also welcome their caregivers, Daddys, Mommys, Aunties, Babysitters, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, etc. Along with critters, puppies, kitties and their handlers to join us. https://thewestcoastjunglegym.com/

Student, women’s, and Leather groups formed in 1980s Utah
By Ben Williams for Q Salt Lake
In addition to Women on Wheels, the Wasatch Leather and Motorcycle Club formed in September 1984, to create a Leatherman’s community in Salt Lake City. It was organized at the Deerhunter bar with 11 men as founding members. They sponsored campouts and a motorcycle run called “Falcon Flight,” as the falcon was the symbol of the organization. It was an exclusively male organization with a clubhouse and sex dungeon in the basement. Another Leather club organized in 1984, the Salt Lake Chapter of the Knights of Malta, by Lee Trinka, Emperor IX of the Royal Court. There's more to the story at https://qsaltlake.com/news/2018/03/23/student-women-leather-utah-80s/


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Payasos LA - Bazaar LA Yard Sale
Join the Payasos LA as we have another fundraiser, this time a yard sale on Saturday, April 14, 8 AM - 5 PM. Filled with a bunch of silly clowns. We will be doing this Payasos-style (whatever that means). Come join us help end this epidemic. Also if you have any donations you would like to give please contact me at the Facebook link below so I can make arrangements to go pick it up. 1021 West Court Street, los angeles, CA. Smashing taboos and redefining philanthropy, Payasos LA is an organization of gay Latino men who wear clown make-up, go-go dance, and try to make the world a better place for future generations. https://www.facebook.com/events/1974453606152099/ or http://www.payasos-la.org/

Lick It
Hosted by Lick It at Powerhouse SF on Friday, April 13 at 10 PM. Come 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. Powerhouse SF, 1347 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA. https://www.facebook.com/events/154128572050183/

Sarah Humble will host Inside the Leather Jacket interviews at IMsL
By Lynn S.
On Saturday April 21, Sarah Humble will host an in-depth interview with women in our community as part of the IMsLBB Productions, Women’s International Leather Legacy (WILL) and the IMsL Foundation history collaboration series called Inside the Leather Jacket. The goal of the project is learn more about women we have heard about for years, and now get to know them better. For 2018, we will hear from Lainy and Julia who hail from Seattle and together have a combined 60-plus years of experience and involvement in the Leather scene. For more info visit http://www.imslbb.org

California B&B Corps: los angeles - Gear Swap Gear Night
Gear Swap Gear Night hosted by California B&B Corps: los angeles on Friday, April 20 at 9 PM. CA B&B Corps Presents Gear Swap! Gear Night at Eagle LA. Leather, Boots, Uniforms for sale at bargain prices swap meet style. $5 suggested donation benefiting, The ONE Archives, TOM of Finland Foundation and the CA B&B. Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd., los angeles, CA 90029. https://www.facebook.com/events/1098801190260008/

Help Keep Leather Alive in SOMA
Contribute to SF Catalyst. Your support will help keep and improve SF Catalyst, the Leather community run space at 1060 Folsom Street in San Francisco, CA. Go to the SF Catalyst Facebook page and click on their IndieGoGo link https://www.facebook.com/CatalystSanFrancisco Space Rental - Catalyst features more than 3,000 square feet of dungeon, play and social space well-stocked with BDSM furniture. The space is currently available to rent for photo shoots, filming, art shows, gatherings, dates, life events, professional sessions, and play parties. Inquiries for renting the space may be sent to

TBLC -  27th Anniversary
TBLC celebrates their 27th Anniversary July 27-29 with there annual camp out at XXX. XXX, 4592 Lone Pine Road, Burkeville, VA 23922. Please visit TBLC website for more information go to http://www.tblcofvirginia.com

Spartan MC - 50th Anniversary
The Spartan Motorcycle Club will celebrate their 50th Anniversary during their Biker Bar Night on Saturday, March 17 at 9 PM at the DC Eagle, 3701 Benning Road NE, Washington, DC 20019. For our 50th Anniversary, the Spartan Motorcycle Club will be celebrating with their 23rd Marathon, June 4-9. We will be participating in Americade, the world's largest multi-brand motorcycle touring rally. Americade is held in Lake George, NY. It is a gathering of friendly, fun-loving folks, for whom motorcycling is a social hobby, but not some form of rebellion. http://marathon.spartanmc.com/

CLAW - Coffee Corps In-Room Coffee Service
The CLAW Coffee Corps, consisting of pups, boys, Alphas, Handlers and Sirs, will be delivering coffee, tea, hugs, pounces and more directly to your hotel room if you are staying at the Westin or Hampton. Service times are from 8-11 AM on Saturday and Sunday only. Signup will be located at a table close to CLAW Registration and delivery times are limited and first come first served. This is free, but tips are very much encouraged and will all go to benefit the CLAW charities. https://www.facebook.com/events/174725263340937/


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This vital part of BDSM is a lot less sexy than you’d think - Safe words
By Gabrielle Fonrouge for New York Post
Thousands of years ago, in dusty temples across what is now modern-day Iraq, legend has it that an ancient Sumerian goddess forced her followers to bow before her. Adorned in jewels and battle armor, the beautiful young deity Inana was said to have a seductive prowess that mesmerized gods, kings and servants alike — and led them to degrade themselves for her pleasure. Her worshippers would strip naked and throw their bodies on the floor, do ritualistic dances — and get whipped — all to please the violent and calculating goddess. As Inana’s followers screamed in pain, they would beg her for “mercy.’’ When they uttered the word, the torture would stop, according to ancient writings — making “mercy’’ the first-ever known “safe word." For the rest go to https://nypost.com/2018/03/22/this-vital-part-of-bdsm-is-a-lot-less-sexy-than-youd-think/less-sexy-than-youd-think/

ONYX - April Showers
April Showers - Yellow Raincoats and Rubber is the theme for the ONYX Southeast party on Friday night, April 6 at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306. ONYX is a Leather Fraternity for Gay and Bisexual Men of Color. The Southeast Chapter (ONYX SE) is centered in Atlanta and includes the following states: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Full membership is open to gay, bisexual and trans men of color, and Associate membership is open to men and women of all colors and sexual persuasions. Oh, and don't forget the BDSM Workshops presented by Southeast Black and Blue and ONYX Southeast at the Atlanta Eagle on April 18. http://www.onyxsoutheast.com

World Bear Weekend - Mr. Kilt International Contest
World Bear Weekend will be hosting the first Mr. Kilt International Contest on August 24 Emcee John David has been active in the Bear and Leather communities for a number of years. He has held several titles including Mr. Kentucky Bear 2008 and International Mr. Bear 2009. This amazing stole, made by Wolfstryker Leather, along with $500 cash, $500 worth of kilts, and a custom sporran could be yours. Ready to compete? Visit http://www.Worldbearweekend.com for details.

CLAW registration is up 50 percent
3,000 Leatherfolk are expected at CLAW 18. CLAW returns to the magnificent Westin Downtown Cleveland April 26-29, and is CLAW's home through at least 2022 - including vendor mart, parties, cigar deck, and more than 100 different Skills and Education sessions. A few rooms are still available at our other two hotels - the nearby Hampton Inn and Double Tree by Hilton. CLAW expects more vacancies before the end of April, so get a room now, or get on the hotel wait list and plan to be in Cleveland next month. http://www.clawinfo.org

Sherman Oaks Munch
The Sherman Oaks Munch is held the second Tuesday of every month in the River Rock restaurant at the Sportsman's Lodge in Studio City. 6:30 - 11 PM. This munch has been going for over six years and draws in excess of 250 kinksters each month. No host bar and food. Sit and eat, move around and share. Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel, 12825 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604. http://sportsmenslodge.com/river-rock/

International Geared Up Pup - Adult Slumber Party
The Bullet Bar and International Geared Up Pup 2017-Ashtray Boner Kain will host Adult Slumber Party on Friday, April 6 at 9 PM. This is an event made for adult kids like you and me, who miss watching Saturday morning cartoons. Join us on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, as we gather in our pjs to watch cartoons like He-Man, TMNT, Thundercats, and more! Join us in a comfortable sitting where you can relive and re-imagine the moments that we loved but feel so so long ago! Cartoons screened on a large projector on the patio, with lots of comfortable places to lounge with eachother. $5 Cover. Bullet Bar, 10522 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601. https://www.facebook.com/events/349736025533834/

Meat Rack at Eagle LA
John Piampiano and Hunter Fox present Meat Rack with deejay Matt Effect is hosted by Eagle LA on the second Saturday of each month. The next Meat Rack is on Saturday, March 10 at 9 PM. Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd., los angeles, CA 90029. https://www.facebook.com/events/1544728685826714/

ONYX Lands at the Eagle NYC
By Mr. Eagle NYC Cee Jay
The men of ONYX NY Northeast celebrated their bar night at their new home bar The Eagle NYC on Saturday March 10. Join the men of ONYX NY Northeast the second Saturday of every month. We are a Leather Fraternity for men of color and their admirers. We seek to provide a comfortable space for men of color who are interested in Leather. Eagle NYC, 554 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001. https://www.facebook.com/events/944509692369123/

Touché opens Club Room for its monthly Leather Women's Cruise
Touché opens its Club Room at 8 PM on second Fridays 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 last year. All women, butch/femme and non-binary welcome. Touché, 6412 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60626. https://www.facebook.com/ToucheChicago-110806562290308/?rf=215934215107409

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/

Photo - Puppy 101
By Papa Woof Roth
We are bringing Puppy 101 back to it’s original focus - Education and Discussion. Discussions of issues, and things directly relating to the puppy community. Event-related posts must have a direct educational focus for the puppy community, such as, discussion about workshops or looking for input for educational topics at an event, etc. Educational topics on gear, training, safety, etc. Gear pics - Once a month we will have a Show and Tell Sunday, you can share all the gear pics you have that abide by Facebook standards. https://www.facebook.com/groups/puppy101/

TOM House - The Work and Life of Tom of Finland
April 19 at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit in Detroit, MI. The exhibition features work by Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920-1991) and incorporate artists who supported and admired his work over the years, including Richard Hawkins, Robert Mapplethorpe, Raymond Pettibon, Jim Shaw, and John Waters. The presentation will also include photographs, reference materials, and ephemera. http://www.worldoftomoffinland.com/tomsblog/?p=20687


Bears LA Mac and Cheese Cook-Off
Mr. LA Leather Bear 2018 Ben Johnson Kaufher presents the Inaugural Bears LA Mac and Cheese Cook-Off on Sunday, April 8 at 3 PM at Eagle 562 in Long Beach, CA. show off your comfort food cooking skills. Bring your nana's favorite recipe, your bougie best concoction, your Southern delicacy, or your childhood memory. Or just come sample the best macaroni and cheese dishes in the county during Eagle 562's Sunday Beer Bust. $6 Tasting Buy-In lets you be the judge. Proceeds to benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center and Bears LA Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, Eagle 562 90805. https://www.facebook.com/events/771362783053032/

Austin Gears and The Weird City Sisters to screen Tom of Finland
The Austin Gears with The Weird City Sisters in conjunction with Alamo Drafthouse will be hosting a screening of Tom of Finland in a fundraising effort for the Kind Clinic. The screening will be at the Alamo Drafthouse Village Austin, Texas 78757 on April 11 at 8 PM. https://www.facebook.com/events/1730178533739707/

Support the NCSF
Several articles in Dave Rhodes' Hump Day are supplied by the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom through a press release form. Support them be becoming a member. The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions. The NCSF aims to advance the rights of, and advocate for consenting adults in the BDSM/Leather/Fetish/Swing/Polyamory communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach, in conjunction with our partners, to directly benefit these communities. http://www.ncsfreedom.org/

Northwest Gay for Play
Ain't going to CLAW and you live in the Pacific Northwest? Northwest Gay for Play might be the thing for you the weekend of April 27-29 in Portland, OR. Northwest Gay for Play Weekend 2018 features three days full of play opportunities. We will be hosting a fabulous Meet and Beat to kick the weekend off right. Meet contestants and see how they play well with others. Saturday features play workshops all day followed by the contest for three fetish titles: Intergalactic Ethical Sadist, Intergalactic Power Bottom, and Intergalactic Hardcore Switch. To wrap up the weekend we will be hosting a Big Gay Brunch on Sunday which combines delicious breakfast food with even more play. https://www.facebook.com/events/166613500642149/


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Past Dave Rhodes' Hump Day blogs


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