Ottawa Knights - Mr. Leather Ottawa
By Randy Spearhead
At Saturday’s Formal Dinner Martine L Chu was presented her Pantheon of Leather President’s Award. Following the dinner was the conclusion of the MLO/BBO 26 Contests. Congratulations to all the competitors and Bootblack Ottawa 2019 winner Dakota and Mr. Leather Ottawa 2019 winner Francois Belanger. The runner-up in the BBO competition was Michael and the runner-up in the MLO Competition was Jefferson. The weekend events, held November 16-18, included seminars, a mosh pit, gear swap, the contests, formal Leather dinner and parties.
Bears, Bikers and Mayhem
After the winter thaw events perk up on the East Coast and a big one is Bears, Bikers and Mayhem VIII which will be held April 11-14 in Baltimore, MD at the Eisenhower Inn and Aspire Conference Center. The Mr. Mayhem Leather, and Leather Bear contests are a huge part of Bears, Bikers and Mayhem ad there is plenty more including Thursday pre-party, bowling, Whiskey and Cigars, vendors, cigar party, PanDEMONium, after parties, downtown tour, recovery meeting, Porn Star Bingo, Smell My Pits - Pig, dinner and show, pool party, cuddle room, Bots To Briefs and Sunday Brunch.
Avatar Club los angeles - Power Exchange Dynamics vs Intimate Partner Abuse
By Alan Stroik
An Avatar is a Hindu deity who makes a deliberate descent into mortal realms for special purposes. This is where Avatar los angeles got its name. There have been many times since the club was founded over 35 years ago that our community needed leadership in addressing issues critical to our safe, sane, and consensual play and relatedness. Avatar Club los angeles believes we are currently in such a time. Recent events have, again, put into the spotlight, the difference between power exchange and intimate partner violence/abuse. While this conversation is initiated by the loss of Pup Tank (aka Jack), this is by no means, an isolated incident. We will be holding an informational and experiential forum to discuss the nature of healthy power exchange, bodily autonomy, and the very nature safe, sane, and consensual BDSM play with a a panel of experts on power play and power exchange dynamics on Sunday, December 9, 4-7 PM at MCC in the Valley, 5730 Cahuenga Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601.
Buck’s Motorcycle Club - Santa Saturday
The 45th annual Santa Saturday will be held again at the Paradise, in Asbury Park, NJ on November 24. 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..
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. 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. Ripe Party is on October 27 and November 24. Touche', 6412 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60626.
Basic Puppy Play 101 video
Matthew Mullins is interviewed in this short video. No one tells puppy like Matthew does. He is co-founder of LA Puppy Pride weekend.
Golden Gate Guards - 32nd Anniversary
The Golden Gate Guards 32nd Anniversary gave $2,500 to the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance. Congrats to David Hyman for being presented a Special Club Award in recognition of his exemplary support in 2018. Congratulations to Ray Red Spider who was given the Friend of Club honor, Jim Stokes given the Road Captain Award and Marc "Pony" Owens the President's Award and the Golden Guard Award. Club baby Daniel Cherry is now assistant Road Captain.
ONYX Northwest - First Anniversary
The ONYX Northwest First Anniversary Celebration the weekend of November 23-25 in San Francisco, CA. All official ONYX events are donation only. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Mr. San Francisco Leather 2018 Matt Welch invites you to a South of Market Invasion Leather bar crawl. Grab you favorite gear (Leather, rubber, fetish, more) and join me for the ONYX SoMa Celebration – Friday, November 23. It starts at Mr. S Leatheer, 385 8th Street at 6 PM and visits Leather locations afterward.
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International Geared Pup
The International Geared Pup 2019 Contest will be held on February 10. Unlike other contests currently being held in the Leather, rubber, kink, and fetish communities, International Geared Up Pup is held entirely online. There is no physical venue, which means that there are no travel limitations or expensive run packages to purchase. Any pup, worldwide, is truly capable of entering and participating in the contest. There were 10 contestants last year. The inaugural International Geared Pup titleholder is Alpha Pup Ashtray Boner Kain of Studio City, CA.
The Leather Journal
By Robert O'Dell
Just want to pay tribute to Dave Rhodes and The Leather Journal for 30-plus years of service to Leather cultures. TLJ has documented daily Leather life - and with the mindset of a nonprofit, to be sure. TLJ's commitment gives Leather culture a way to continue being permanent, a goal Leather List explicitly supports. TLJ is the only organization supported through Leather List that is not a nonprofit corporation. You can support TLJ here on Leather List/National, or visit their own contribution page.
Nastykinkpigs - Macho Beef
Macho Party and Nastykinkpigs host Macho Play Ground on Friday, November 30 at the Threshold Clubhouse in North Hollywood at 8 PM. Go to their Facebook page for starting times and other parties in San Bernardino. Free clothes check/snacks/drinks. $20, 18 and older. Two-for-one in the first hour of the party. Threshold LA, 11300 Hartland Street, North Hollywood, California 91605.
PIGS - Lumberjock
The Perverted Interracial Guys host Lumberjock every third Sunday at Eagle 562 in Long Beach, CA at 3 PM. The next one is December 16. The next one is Winter Underwear beer bust. No cover. Saturday, November 24 for is Perverted Interracial Guys's Leather Cruise Night at Eagle 562. $5 cover. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805.
Panther L/L - Panther Bar Night
Panther L/L hosts their monthly bar night on fourth Saturdays at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA. The next one is on November 24 followed by December 22. We bartend in the club room to raise money for different organizations in the LGBTQ+ community. Come on out and have a drink or two with the Panthers. Big cats play hard.
By Scot McTeir
Scott McTeir and Frank Cavallo host Cigar Time, a Cigar and Pipe Social, at Eagle 562 on Friday, January 4 at 8 PM on the first Friday of odd months with the next being on March 1, 2019. Leather, Smoke, Testosterone and Cruising. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805.
Papa Bear - Sash Bash Weekend
Join Mr. Iowa Leather 2016 Rob "Papa Bear" Anderson and current and past titleholders from around the region for a weekend full of fun, fetish, and family, Sash Bash Weekend is an event for the Leather family and friends to come together and celebrate, socialize and bring kink to Eastern Iowa area. Full weekend VIP passes are on sale now. March 1-3 at Studio 13, 13 S Linn Street, Iowa City, Iowa 52240.
A Country Bear Christmas
A Country Bear Christmas will be held on Friday, November 23 at Eagle 562 at 8 PM. $6 cover, Cowboy attire saves you a buck. Featuring live performances by Sean Wolf G and the Country Bear Jamboree. Holiday spirit and silent auction. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, California 90805.
Black and Tans Toast to the Season
The Regiment of the Black and Tans will kick off the holidays with their 43rd Annual Toast to the Season at Eagle LA on Saturday, December 1 at 9 PM. This is the start of a month when Los Angeles' Leather community shines with its many clubs' Holiday parties. Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd., los angeles, CA 90029.
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Sin in the City
Sin in the City 2019 - Sins Are Lucky For Us will be held at the Alexis Park Resort in Las Vegas, NV the weekend of January 31 - February 3 and features the International Person of Leather contest, at least 65 workshops and classes, vendors and socials. Sin in the City welcomes attendees of all sexual orientations, gender identities, ages 18-plus, ethnicities and nationalities, physical abilities, and religious and political affiliations to participate in socials, the International Person of Leather contest, educational workshops, play parties, vendors, boot blacking.
Save the date May 16-19. Beyond Leather will include 60-plus educational workshop choices on power exchange relationships, newcomer, advanced education series, edge play, blood sports, skills, rope track, sex and more, by esteemed well known International presenters, four delicious meals, four outstanding theaters putting you on the edge of your seat either laughing or cringing, two contests, three nights on site dungeon play with 18,000 square-feet that powers one's darkest desire, three nights hospitality delicacies to tempt their palate in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Beyond Leather is home to the International Power Exchange Contest. The keynote speaker will be International Power Exchange 2016 Master Talon.
Avatar Club los angeles - Deck The Balls
Avatar Club los angeles will host its monthly educational meeting at MCC in the Valley on Wednesday, August 22 beginning at 8:30 PM. Rubber and latex cling to the skin and can make their wearer feel sexy and aroused. The tightness of the garments may be viewed as a kind of sexual bondage, and the smell is also a turn-on for some enthusiasts. Experience the feel and smell of rubber for yourself! Come dressed in your rubber. MCC United Church of Christ in the Valley, 5730 Cahuenga Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601.
Females Uniting Kink - Club FUK and FUK U will present FUK University Flogging and Spanking Class at Sanctuary LAX Studios on Saturday, December 1 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.
Leather People Building A Better World
By Robert O'Dell
Leather List and LeatherList.org - the next step in Leather’s nearly 40 years of charitable fundraising in Leather service. Contribute directly and securely online to help Leather people and culture. Discover and support local and national nonprofits in Health and Medicine, LGBTQ Support, National Leather Institutions, Radical/Sex Positive Life and Relationship Freedom. Leather List also helps Leather clubs and organizations develop Leather Service To Communities, a new model that honors Leather’s past, present and future. Take a look at this new concept in raising funds for Leather community needs. To donate to The Leather Journal check out https://leatherlist.org/contribute/leather-list-national/ and to see the home page go to https://leatherlist.org/
Timeline of Pup Play
Timeline of Pup Play is a web site with tons of puppy history. When going to the site you will see a timeline for 2011 to the present. Yes, there is a lot of puppy history prior to that. Not to be alarmed - scroll down and you will see 2001-2010. There is more than that, you will discover. The Go-to website for all things pup play, from the basics for newcomers to advice and opinions to inspire those with serious ambition. This is not meant to be taken literally or as a rule-book. This is designed to inspire pups to be the pups they want to become and to find resources. We try our best to gather information and experiences from across the community and compile them into one place so the content is not biased to one persons experiences but to have content made by the entire community to inspire those who are curious and those who are also long time veterans to animal role-play.
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The Fourth Annual Mr. Leather64TEN Contest will be held in Chicago March 7-10 at the Jackhammer Complex. The Mr. Leather64TEN contest and events were created to help the Chicagoland Leather community explore, celebrate, and showcase their Leather pride.
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?
Desert Fetish Authority - Power Dynamics Group
The Power Dynamics Group is now meeting at 3 PM on the third Sunday of every month with the next being on December 16. Contact us at the link below for location. The Power Dynamics Group is a group of men who are engaged in or have an interest in any connection between men that involves the exchange of obedience for responsibility, as in a Master/slave, Daddy/boy, etc. The purpose of this group is to foster support, connection, understanding and growth by providing a safe accepting environment for like-minded men who feel this draw.
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.
Rocky Mountain Leather Alliance education
The Rocky Mountain Leather Alliance holds educational classes on the second Saturday of each month in Denver, CO. The November 10 and December 8 classes begin at 2 PM. The RMLA advocates for an alliance of the regional Leather, kink, fetish, and BDSM communities thru outreach, social, and educational events. King Center, Auraria Campus, King Center room 201 in Denver, CO.
Sanctuary Marketplace, and charity Slave Auction
By Jacquie Crass
Sanctuary Marketplace was host to 22 kinky vendors on Saturday, November 3 at Sanctuary LAX with nearly 200 shoppers visiting. Organized by House of Rayvnblood and Sanctuary LAX, the event featured handmade BDSM gear, fetish clothing, artwork and novelties. Vendors included Orchid and Serpent, Laced Up Corsets, Ghoul Vibrations, Geeky and Kinky pins, Anticipation USA, American Ruin, Mistress Evil, Aron the Canemaker, Naughty’s Proper Paddles, Kim Air’s Grand Opening, Justin Sayne Leather and more. Later that night, Mistress Cyan hosted her legendary charity slave auction food drive, raising over $5,000 in food for the homeless. For more, visit http://www.SanctuaryMarketplace.com
ONYX is an organization that supports ethnic and racial diversity in the gay Leather community. For over 22 years, the organization has been the bridge between Leather men of color and the broader Leather community. ONYX SoCal-Southwest has monthly meetings on the third Thursday of the month at the The Village at Gould Plaza in Hollywood, CA. The next is December 20 at 8 PM.
LDG Presents - Kinky Tech
The next SFLDG presentation will be on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30 PM. Brian Bolt Donner will present Kinky Tech. Programs are every fourth Wednesday, with some exceptions. They vary from interview, to demo, to community panel discussion, and more. Attendance varies from 60-150 people. Occasionally a presenter may ask for audience participation, but its never required.
Encuerado Leather Latin Night
Encuerado Leather Latin Night, hosted by Leo Iriarte is held at the Eagle LA on the fourth Wednesday of each month with the next one on Wednesday, October 24 at 9 PM. Join in for a crazy-fun night in gear with famous deejay Rubin Sanchez bringing the most amazing collection of rock en español and rock pop available in USA. The wild and cachondos Go-Go’s from Panama, Mexico and California will make you sweat. Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd., los angeles, CA 90029.
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