Leather Alliance Weekend 2018

Leather Alliance Weekend 2018Leather Alliance Weekend

The Leather Alliance Weekend 2018 was held on March 2 – 4, 2018 at SOMArts, (934 Brannan Street), and other locations around San Francisco. It included the 2018 Mr SF Leather Contest and (new this year!) the 2018 SF Bootblack Contest, along with the SF Leather Community Awards, a beer/soda bust, a vendor fair, auctions, entertainment, education, and, of course, parties!

Contest Results

Mr. San Francisco Leather 2018Matt WelchMatt Welch

Matt is a northern California native who has called San Francisco’s leather community home for the last four years.  Professionally, Matt serves as an Executive Assistant in the environmental sector.  He also freelances as a theatrical director and designer throughout the bay.  He is currently Mr. Bay Area Cub 2017 and is excited to see the return of the title after a nearly 10 year hiatus.  Matt also regularly performs with the Boys of Bearlesque, a body positive dance company.  A proudly polyamorous pup, Matt is married within a triad to his Sir and their pup.  He is also his pack’s Alpha.


San Francisco Bootblack 2018Victoria BootblackVictoria Bootblack

Victoria is a mouthy, unapologetically black, and highly-opinionated baby bootblack. Though fairly new to the leather community, she is long acquainted with general deviance and prurient behavior. Hobbies include: talking shit at the bootblack stand at SF Eagle, shouting into the void about racial injustice and/or the patriarchy, and forcing people to participate in lap-dance contests. She is an active member of a whole bunch of Leather organizations including SF girls of Leather and SF Bay Area Bootlab, for whom she organizes a monthly community event.

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San Francisco Leather Community Awards

The SF Leather Community Awards have been honoring the Groups and Individuals who create and support our communities through events and projects since 1965. They are the longest-running Leather Community Awards in the world.

Best Community Educational Event 2017:
LDG – Depression and Suicide in the Men’s Community

Best Organizational Anniversary Event 2017:
The 15 Association

Best Bay Area Leather Contest 2017:
Mr San Francisco Leather

Best Community Weekend Event 2017:
LDG Fetish Fair

Most Visible Organization in the Community 2017:
Leathermen’s Discussion Group

Best New Organization 2017:
ONYX Northwest

Outstanding SF Bay Area Community Business 2017:
Wicked Grounds

Outstanding SF Bay Area Community Nonprofit 2017:
Trans Lifeline

Best One-Day Motorcycle Ride 2017:
SF Dykes On Bikes Pride Parade

Best Overnight Out-of-Town Motorcycle Ride 2017:
Golden Gate Guards – Springtime in Yosemite

Best Weekend Out-of-Town Motorcycle Ride 2017:
GearUp Weekend

Next Generation Award 2017:
Keao Lani

Frank Benoit Award:
Jim Taylor and Rand Hunt

Woman of the Year 2017:
Ms Cat and angel Garfold

Non-Binary Person of the Year 2017:
Azalea Hollinger

Man of the Year 2017:
Al Rahm

Lifetime Achievement Award 2017:
Dahn Van Laarz

Selby Award:
Dahn Van Laarz

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