2017 Archive

Thanks!

Another year has come and gone. We enjoyed being a part of bringing the Leather Alliance Weekend 2017 to you. It was a team effort and we want to share our thank yous.

Thank you to all who attended the Leather Alliance Weekend – as a paid attendee, a volunteer, contestant, or sponsor/vendor – whether for the whole time or just a piece. We hope you had a great time this year! We enjoyed bringing this weekend to you and in the new space. And each of you brought your energy to help make it what it was.

We’d like to acknowledge some folks who helped make this all happen.

Ray Tilton – Contest Producer
Beatrice – Sponsors
David Hyman – Website/Slideshow
Wally – Volunteer Coordinator
Carolyn – Weekend food
Rachele – Vendor Fair
RosaLinda and Vick – Silent Auction
Larry Rivera – Awards Chair & super volunteer

To the team that helped during the weekend – most volunteered both days. Herb and Abbe who volunteered all day both days and were willing to help out doing whatever whenever. Thank you! Daniel, Aja, Colby, Mark Ingham, and Al Parso. An attentive team who helped make sure things flowed as best they could – thank you!!!

Thank you to the workshop presenters: Roz and Shelby – Dog/pup play and Tomo – Pressure points for pain and take downs.

Thank you to all the volunteers – the contest staff (in no particular order):
Gerald Borjas, Teagan Bootblack, Jesbian, Kevin, Erick Lopez, Jason Husted, boy Tyler, boy matt, Barry Miles, John Tomlins, Nate Cotton, Jesus Nunez, Meghan Kelley, Ray, and ava Schmidt.

Thank you to all the performers: Peter Feliciano, Kippy Marks (two days in a row!), Damien Alvarez, Julia Austenfeld, Stela Furtado, Azalea (Ms. SF Leather!), and Raquela.

Thanks to the MCs Lenny Broberg and Donna Sachet.

Thank you to the wonderfully attentive bootblacks, Douglas A. and Vivian.

And our talented interpreters – thank you for your time and energy! We look forward to working with you, Bunne and Xavier again.

And of course, the judges: Julian Marshburn, Wolf Mirasol, Queen Cougar, Lance Holman, Marlena (Gary MacLain), Mike Gerle, and Cody Elkin.

Thank you to all our wonderful weekend sponsors, and to the generous folks who donated items to our auction.

Thank you to all the contestants who stepped up to compete. Thank you for sharing of yourselves. We look forward to working with you and supporting you as part of the SF Leather community.

A special thanks to Ray for donating the proceeds from his International Titleholder Reunion! The gross received was $1,485! The net proceeds will assist in this next year’s Leather Alliance expenses. Thank you!

Thank you Nerine (Bangin’ Foods) for the Saturday lunches and Sunday brunch. And bacon!

Congratulations to all the recipients of the 51st Community Awards (listed here)!

Thank you to Cody for a great year. We loved working with you throughout the year. Your communication, energy, and dedication made it easy to be your producers. So many places we went people spoke so highly of you – what a wonderful thing for us to hear. And we got to get to know other communities a bit more through you. Thank you! And your support team too!

Congratulations Geoff. We look forward to working with you and assisting however we can in making your year a great one!

And again, thanks to everyone who attended.  We look forward to the feedback we’ll get from the survey that will be sent out in the near future.  Please watch for it, and let us know what you think – what you liked and didn’t like.

And of course, if you’d like to help us bring your ideas to life, let us know what you can offer. You do not have to volunteer huge hours to help make a difference.

And be sure to visit our websites: www.leatherallianceweekend.org and www.leatheralliance.org, anytime at all!

Thank you,
Dahn and Angel
Co-chairs, Leather Alliance Weekend
SF Bay Area Leather Alliance

Slide Show

 

 

The Contest

Mr. San Francisco Leather Contest 2017

Reunion — Honoring the Past, Present and Future
Saturday, March 4, 2017
SOMArts – 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco

Doors open 6:00 pm, contest starts at 7:00 pm

Bar service by the men of the Bear Chest Calendar

Bootblacking by Douglas Ambrose and Vivian

MCs:
Lenny Broberg and Donna Sachet

Silent and Live Auction

Contestants

Judges

Tickets:
VIP tickets are included with Weekend Pass
$30 advance general seating
$35 advance VIP (limited)
$35 at the door general seating

The contest is followed by a Victory Party,
at a location depending on the contest winner.

 

United II

The Leather Alliance Weekend fun has started early this year, with two preview gatherings of the contestants and their supporters, first at the Lone Star Saloon, where the contestants drew their contest numbers, then at the Edge, for a beer bust fundraiser co-hosted with last year’s titleholders.

Here are some shots of the guys at the United II party.

  • #1 Mr. Edge Leather #1 Mr. Edge Leather
  • Connor Hochleutner Connor Hochleutner
  • #2 Mr. Daddy’s Barbershop #2 Mr. Daddy’s Barbershop
  • Geoff Millard Geoff Millard
  • #3 Mr. Powerhouse Leather #3 Mr. Powerhouse Leather
  • Travis Santell Rowland Travis Santell Rowland
  • #4 Mr. Chaps Leather #4 Mr. Chaps Leather
  • Cito DaMoude Cito DaMoude
  • #5 Mr. SF Bay Area Sober in Leather #5 Mr. SF Bay Area Sober in Leather
  • Al Rahm Al Rahm
  • #6 Mr. Eagle Leather #6 Mr. Eagle Leather
  • Matthew Niles McGowen Matthew Niles McGowen
  • Mr. SF Leather Candidates... Mr. SF Leather Candidates...
  • ...becoming a band of brothers... ...becoming a band of brothers...
  • ...at United II. ...at United II.
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Kink Workshops

Workshop:  Dog / Pup Play, with Roz and Shelby

Saturday March 4th, 11:30 am
SOMArts,  934 Brannan Street
$10 in advance
$15 at the door

The human pup scene is a popular kink, especially among younger people and the next generation of BDSM kinksters.  Pup/dog play is a way of exploring Dom/sub dynamics in a completely different way than Sir/boy or Master/slave – and often “unleashes” a playful and affectionate energy while emphasizing a power dynamic.  Pup/dog play also allows people to tap into their “primal” selves. This presentation goes into the psychology, techniques, equipment and a bit of the history and current status of Pup play.

Roz has been a human pup handler. She was introduced to pup play in 2015 when attending SF’s Folsom Street Fair. Since then, she’s had a couple of Human Pups, including Pup Shelby. During that time, she’s gotten heavily involved in the kink community through the SF K9 Unit and has use the time to created material to educate newbies, pup-curious types and vanillas!

Shelby has been a human pup and a handler since approximately 2007, and was introduced to pup play at one of the SF K9 Unit’s Christmas moshes. Since then, he has repeatedly volunteered at events, organized events, and eventually joined the board of the SF K9 Unit this year, with a focus on event organizing and educational outreach. Shelby has spent years explaining pup play at Dore, Folsom, or our monthly to new or curious individuals, and always learns more than he shares. He has a passion for discussion about the meaning and psychology of pup play from either side of the leash, techniques or gear, or anything else related. It’s all a lot of fun to him!

Workshop participants are invited to attend the Woof! Human Pup Mosh at the SF Eagle, starting at 2 pm.

Workshop:  Pressure Points To Cause Pain, with Tomo

Saturday March 4th, 2:00 pm
SOMArts,  934 Brannan Street
$10 in advance
$15 at the door

Meridians are energy pathways in the body commonly used in martial arts, acupressure and acupuncture. Along these pathways are many points that can cause intense pain without injury or marks. Pressure points can be used with little strength on all body types. We will discover and practice several effective pressure points to get your bottom’s attention, cause pain, takedown, or subdue.  The proper and most effective ways to activate these points will be shown, using parts of your own body to press, and other objects to intensify the sensation.  Safety and health concerns will be discussed to insure that this play is fun and safe.  Participation is not required, however this is a hands-on class so get ready to grab somebody willing and watch them make great faces!

Tomo is honored to be the slave of Ms Rhonda and serves with her Master as International Master and slave 2016 and Northwest Master and slave 2015.  She is a Producer of Northwest Leather Celebration and the Northwest Master slave Contest. Tomo identifies as a leatherdyke and has roots in the New York and South Texas Leather Communities.  Tomo has been teaching Japanese Martial Arts for over 30 years and as a slave, has been deeply affected by this culture.  She has presented classes and served as a judge at local and national events for two decades.  She was a Producer of International Ms Leather Weekend and a founder of the Dyke Uniform Corps.  Tomo is a member of MAsT: Sacramento, MAsT: San Francisco, and The Exiles and a member of Mama’s family as Mama’s Samurai.  She was awarded the 2013 Pantheon of Leather President’s Award.

 

Titleholders Reunion

The first-ever International Titleholders Reunion Party
was Friday, March 3, 2017
from 7 pm to 10 pm
on the reserved patio of the San Francisco Eagle
398 12th Street, San Francisco

It was hosted by Don Mike and Pollo Del Mar, and included:

The induction of the San Francisco Band of Brothers

Keynote speaches by

Judy Tallwing Mc Carthey
First IMsL 1987

and

Mike Gerle
Int’l Mr. Leather 2007 and Founding member of the Los Angeles Band of Brothers

It featured the introduction of over 80 international, national, regional, state and local titleholders:

Cody in Ireland

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2017 Auction

2017 Leather Alliance Weekend
Live / Silent Auction

 

At the Mr. SF Leather Contest on the evening of March 4, 2017, you will have the opportunity to bid on a number of exciting lots.  Keep an eye on this page for previews of some of the items we will be offering, at both our Silent and Live auctions.

 

Wine and Liquor Collection

Raymond Burr was an iconic television lawyer and detective for many years. He also lived his life “out” in Sonoma County as a leading wine producer and orchid grower.

Since Raymond’s passing his partner Robert has kept the winery and orchid business alive until this year. The winery has been sold and the award winning wines will never be produced again under his name.

A last case of 2014 Chardonnay and two estate bottles of Port have been directly donated by his partner Bob. These will most likely be the last and who knows the true value.

Including a bottle of single barrel Jack Daniels makes this offering value well over $800.

Opening bid of $500 required and final bidding and winner will be announced at the 35th Mr. SF Leather contest on Saturday, March 4th, as part of the SF Leather Alliance weekend.

Proceeds to benefit the SF Bay Area Leather Alliance.



A handsome framed drawing, 20″ x 28″, donated by Cody Elkin. (If anyone knows the artist, or has any additional information about the artwork, please contact us.)

A $250 gift card from Dark Garden, San Francisco’s original corsetmaker since 1989.

Good Vibrations Gift Bag A gift bag from Good Vibrations, including a BlueMotion NEX|1, (a Bluetooth enabled, wearable massager from OhMiBod) and other delightful items.

A $75 Gift Certificate from the folks at Good Vibrations.

A $100 Gift Certificate from Marty’s Motors of El Cerrito.

A cigar gift basket from The Cave Downtown, including four cigars, a lighter, a cigar cutter, a hat, an ash tray, and some chocolate.

A Collection of Ms. San Francisco & Folsom Street Events Posters, donated by Ms. San Francisco Leather.

A copy of “JUICE — Electricity for Pleasure and Pain” by Uncle Abdul, donated by the author.

A copy of “The Leather Daddy and the Femme” by Carol Queen, donated by the Author.

Other items to keep your eyes open for:

  • Books and art work from Karen Haas
  • A “Boundless” Party Pass
  • A Butchmanns Experience Conference Pass
  • A book from Cleo Dubois
  • Something from the Feelmore Adult Gallery
  • A book from Jay Wiseman
  • Something from Leather Etc
  • Something from Leather Masters
  • Something from Leather Tyke Products
  • Something from Romantesy Corsetry
  • A space pass from the South Bay Spot

…and much, much more!

 

2017 Contestants

Mr. SF Leather 2017 Contestants

 

1.
Connor Hochleutner
Mr. Edge Leather

As a Bay Area native, Connor has been in San Francisco for over 10 years and has been actively involved in the leather community for several years as well. He is a current member of Grass Roots Gay Rights and is starting his fifth year involved with Real Bad, raising vital funds for LGBT and HIV/AIDS charities in the Bay Area.

Mr. Edge Leather is also a pup and goes by the name, “Shadow.” He belongs to a chosen kink family known as the Fog City Pack, which puts on events several times a year. Shadow enjoys the friendships and family the leather community affords him. After dating for about two years, Connor recently got engaged to a wonderful man named PJ.


Geoff Millard2.
Geoff Millard
Mr. Daddy’s Barbershop Leather

A queer, disabled combat veteran, bootblack, and leatherman from Buffalo, NY, living in Oakland with his husband/sub. He flags hunter green on the left, light pink on right, and can switch his light blue, navy blue, black, or grey. A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor at Four Elements Fitness, a gym owned by queer women of color, Geoff is also an expert in choking if anyone wants to feel lightheaded later.

Mr. Daddy’s Barbershop Leather left home at the age of 11, and he bounced between the streets, fosters, or, at times, his parents until he joined the military at 17. He was at ground zero on 9-11 and deployed to Iraq in ‘04 where he became an early opponent of the war. Despite living most of his life in the closet, Geoff learned to love boots in the army, knowing he was a queer pervert from his earliest memories. From homeless youth to open, out, and proud leatherman, Geoff has done some amazing things: he got arrested outside of Bush’s ranch, smoked hookah over the pyramids of Giza, licked a Sir’s boots in Germany, and even briefed President Obama in the Oval Office; just ask, he loves storytelling.


Travis Santell Rowland3.
Travis Santell Rowland
Mr. Powerhouse Leather

Travis Santell Rowland is an interdisciplinary performing artist, choreographer, arts educator, and nightlife artist.  When he isn’t performing or choreographing by invitation with San Francisco Opera, California Shakespeare Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Magic Theatre, or touring social justice dance theatre to Harvard Law School and opening A.C.T.’s The Strand Theater with Zaccho Dance Theatre, you can find him wreaking performative havoc in the SoMa nightlife scene at Powerhouse, The Stud, Oasis and DNA Lounge – He likes to scare the neighbors and visitors!  He believes if performance art doesn’t provoke thought, push limits, or challenge ideas, then it needs to go back to the drawing board.

As a single gay man living in SF, Mr. Powerhouse Leather enjoys having as much awesome sex as possible with as many delicious men as life ushers his way.  George Michael said it best; “Sex is natural. Sex is good.  Not everybody does it, but everybody should.”  As the current Mr. Powerhouse Leather 2017, Travis is honored to represent SF’s #1 cruise bar in SoMa, which has allowed him growth in his own sexuality and self confidence.  Special “Thank You” to Scott Powerhouse and the Powerhouse team for welcoming him into a uniquely nurturing SoMa family.


Cito DaMoude4.
Cito DaMoude
Mr. Chaps Leather

A Bay Area native located in the East Bay, Cito is a small town guy who has always had enthusiasm and curiosity about leather, uniforms, and bikers. Having grown up around family who allowed him to be who he wanted to be and build his taste for leather, he felt the freedom to explore what interested him at a young age; doing so made him into the proud Leatherman he is today.

Mr. Chaps Leather is an active community member within the SF BLUF circle and is even the current poster model for the BLUF Nights here in SF. He is also a leather liaison to Los Angeles, participating down there constantly to build a family bond between our two great cities. Cito is a member of Mama’s Family where he is known as “Mama’s French Chef”. He is also a member of the Los Angeles based family and organization known as the “Payasos.” You can always find him exploring the leather world and teaching what he knows to many new and emerging young leathermen.


Al Rahm5.
Al Rahm
Mr. Sober Leather

A Bay Area leather kinkster, Al is an artist, activist, filmmaker and writer. His writing has appeared in Drummer Magazine and Best American Erotica. His film, SM in the Hood, is distributed by Frameline, and his artwork has been shown at Oakland Museum and YCBA. He is writing and directing a full length documentary called CLN SBR PNX-True Stories of Chaos, Redemption, Hope & Punk Rock.

Mr. Sober Leather is a veteran and spent a decade on the front lines of the AIDS pandemic working at Coming Home & Maitri Hospices. He is a single dad to a beautiful teen daughter. Al is active in LDG and last year helped raised funds for suicide prevention and the SF Aids Foundation.  He has coordinated Oakland’s largest toy drive for the last 16 years. He is currently partnering with “Cheers Queers,” a project of the SF Aids Foundation that shares messages about drinking safely.


Matthew Niles McGowen6.
Matthew Niles McGowen
Mr. SF Eagle Leather

Born and raised on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. After graduating from college and moving to San Jose, Matt came out and started exploring kink and leather in the Bay Area attending parties, gear nights, and exploring the scene in the South Bay as well as San Francisco where he moved in early 2016.

Since moving to San Francisco, he has pursued a variety of interests around the scene as well as outside of it. Mr. SF Eagle Leather regularly attends LDG/YLDG programming, has volunteered at Leather Alliance events, and helped with the community renovation of the Catalyst play space. He also was inspired to get involved in political organizing, and sees his involvement in the local leather community as a key part of that process.


For more photos of the contestants, check out the United II Party page!

A Year of Cody

In the year since Cody Elkin was selected, first as Mr. Lone Star Leather 2016 and then as Mr. San Francisco Leather 2016, his calendar has been truly well-packed.  His energy and dedication have been impressive and inspirational.
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Below is a partial list of the events where Codybear and his sash were not just present, but actively helping to raise money, awareness and support for groups and causes, in our area and far beyond.
1. Went to Southern California for Los Angeles Leather Weekend.
2. Went to Albuquerque, New Mexico to help the Leather Daddies with their fundraiser for Casa Q House, a gay homeless teen shelter.
3. Went to Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend (“CLAW”) and co-hosted a party to raise money for their charities.
4. Helped the Mr. Friendly Organization with the Aids Walk in South Bend, Indiana.
5. Bartended at the Bay Area Gay Rodeo in Duncan Mills, California.
6. Helped out at Lazy Bear Weekend in Guerneville, California.
7. Judged the following contests:
a. “Best in Show” Imperial Puppy for the SF Ducal Court in San Francisco.
b. Mr. Campit Leather in Saugatuck, Michigan.
c. Mr. Bolt Leather in Sacramento, California.
d. Mr DC Eagle in Washington DC.
e. Ms. SF Leather in San Francisco, California.
f. Mr. Leather Bear Dallas in Dallas, Texas.
8. Was the Den Daddy for Mr. Icon Leather in Detroit, Michigan.
9. Went to an Out and Proud Conference in Orlando, Florida.
10. Visited the Orlando Out Center and paid his respects at the Pulse night club in Orlando, Florida.
11. Helped out at Geared Up Ireland and promoted the SF Leather Alliance.
12. Raised $1,732 for Breast Cancer Emergency Fund at “Cancer is a Drag” at The Lone Star.
13. Raised about $700 for SF Suicide Prevention.
14. Raised about $3,000 for the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance.
15. Placed in the top 20 at the International Mr. Leather competition in Chicago (14th out of 59).
16. Helped the Bare Chest Calendar with their annual fundraising Bar Crawls.
17. Attended and helped at multiple local events on behalf of:
a. Mr. Friendly SF
b. Imperial Court SF
c. SF Leather Alliance
d. SF Ducal Court
e. Bare Chest Calendar
f.  Krewe de Kinque SF
g. Bears of San Francisco
h. SF Wagz Pack
18. Participated in the SF LeatherWalk.
19. Helped out at the SF Leather Alliance Progressive Dinner.
20. Participated in AIDS Walk SF.
21. Attended the Golden Gate Guards Leather Cruise.

20. Picked up, organized, and decorated the title holders truck at the gay pride parade for the Leather Alliance.

2017 Judges

Mr SF Leather 2017 Judges

Cody ElkinCody Elkin

Cody “Codybear” Elkin, Mr. San Francisco Leather 2016, originally from Pittsburgh, is a San Francisco-based fisting top who flags hunter green on the left. Over the last 13 years, he has worked in a variety of LGBTQ communities including the Bears, Leather Community, Gay Rodeo, Imperial Court, Ducal Court, Bare Chest Calendar and more.  Cody has also produced music events for the Bears of San Francisco and Lazy Bear Weekend.

Since winning his San Francisco title… more >>

 

 



Lance HolmanLance Holman

Lance Holman has been a San Francisco Bay Area resident for over 20 years and began his leather journey in the heart of the Castro.

Lance holds the title of Mr. San Francisco Leather 2010 and… more >>

 

 

 


Garry McLain (Marlena)“Marlena”

Garry McLain (Marlena), began his leather journey back in 1969 by walking into Phoebe’s leather bar in San Francisco.  His leather journey has been a phenomenal experience, which he is passionate about.  Garry has been a part of motorcycle clubs such as the Golden Gate Guards and the SF GDI Club in San Francisco.

Since… more >>

 

 


Queen CougarQueen Cougar

Ms. SF Leather 93 Queen Cougar has touched many lives in her 23 years of BDSM activism.  An emcee of IML, IMsL, Drummer and ILSB  just to name a few – she has produced,  judged,  and / or presented workshops at most major contest events throughout the USA and Canada.  

A beloved vocalist,  her performance credits include… more >>

 

 


Wolf MirasolWolf Mirasol

Wolf Mirasol (Mr. San Francisco Leather 1995) is an accidental titleholder. He stepped in to fill out a slate of competitors. Much to his surprise, he won, and so embarked on a year of service to the community that had welcomed and nurtured him to that point. During his term… more >>

 


 

 

Julian MarshburnJulian Marshburn

Julian Marshburn, Mr. San Francisco Leather 2004, originally from North Carolina, is happy to call San Francisco his home since 2001.

He has served as… more >>

 

 

 


Mike Gerle
Mike Gerle

Mike came out of his kinky closet in a big way in 2007 by winning three consecutive leather titles: Mr. Oil Can Harry’s Leather, Mr. L.A. Leather, and International Mr. Leather.

After his title year… more >>

 

2017 Leather Alliance Weekend Events

Pre-Weekend EventsUnited -- Mr. SF Leather 2017 Number Draw Party

Friday, February 17th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
United — Mr. SF Leather Contestant Number Draw Party
MCs:  Pollo Del Mar and mrPam Gaypornmama
Lonestar — 1354 Harrison St, San Francisco, California 94103
$5-$10 suggested donation

 

 

 

United II Beer / Soda Bust

 

Sunday February 19, 4:00 – 7:00 pm 
United II — The Class of 2016 and the Class of 2017 join forces for a Beer/Soda Bust, to raise money for the SF Leather Alliance.
MCs:  Pollo Del Mar and mrPam Gaypornmama
The Edge — 4149 18th St, San Francisco
$10

 

 

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Leather Alliance Weekend Events

Buy a Weekend Pass for $119 to attend all the events below, plus VIP seating for both the Contest and the Community Awards Brunch, a swag bag with weekend dog tag and t-shirt, and more!

Friday March 3, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Contestant Meet and Greet
Mr. S Leather, 385 8th St, San Francisco
Free

Friday March 3, 7:00 – 10:00 pmInternational Titleholder Reunion
International Titleholder Reunion
Including SF Band of Brothers induction
on the Patio at SF Eagle, 398 12th Street, San Francisco
Hors d’oeuvres by Greedy Ant Gourmet
MCs:  Don Mike and Pollo Del Mar
Keynote speakers:
Judy Tallwing Mc Carthey, First IMsL 1987
Mike Gerle, Int’l Mr. Leather 2007 and Founding member of the Los Angeles Band of Brothers
$15 in advance
$20 at the door

Saturday March 4th, 11:30 am
Workshop:  Dog / Pup Play, with Roz and Shelby
SOMArts,  934 Brannan Street
$10 in advance
$15 at the door

Saturday March 4th, 2:00 pm
Workshop:  Pressure Points To Cause Pain, with Tomo
SOMArts,  934 Brannan Street
$10 in advance
$15 at the door

Saturday March 4th, 1:00 – 5:30 pm
Vendor Fair / Social Time
SOMArts,  934 Brannan Street

Saturday March 4th, 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Mr. SF Leather Contest XXXV
“Reunion: Honoring the Past, Present and Future”
SOMArts,  934 Brannan Street
Doors open 6:00 pm, contest starts at 7:00 pm
Silent auction throughout the evening
Bar service by the men of the Bare Chest Calendar
Bootblacking by Douglas Ambrose and Vivian
MCs: Lenny Broberg and Donna Sachet

$30 advance general seating
$35 advance VIP (limited)
$35 at the door general seating

Saturday March 4th, 10:00 pm – 2:00 am
Victory Party
At the Edge, the Eagle, or Powerhouse, depending on the contest winner

Sunday March 5th – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Community Awards Brunch
Catering by Bangin’ Foods
SOMArts,  934 Brannan Street
$30 advance general seating
$35 advanced VIP (limited)

$35 at the door general seating.  (Tickets may not be available at the door.)

Sunday March 5th – 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Victory Beer Bust
SF Eagle, 398 12th Street, San Francisco
$15 at the door

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Mr. SF Leather 2017 Contestants:

#1   Mr. Edge Leather
Connor Hochleutner

#2   Mr. Daddy’s Barbershop
Geoff Millard

#3   Mr. Powerhouse Leather
Travis Santell Rowland

#4   Mr. Chaps Leather
Cito DaMoude

#5   Mr. Sober Leather
Al Rahm

#6   Mr. Eagle Leather
Matthew Niles McGowen

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Contest Judges
Cody Elkin, Julian Marshburn, Lance Holman, Marlena, Mike Gerle, Queen Cougar, and Wolf Mirasol.

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International Mr. Leather
May 25 – May 29, 2017
Chicago, IL

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NOTE:

Calendar is subject to change.  Please send additions and corrections to rmsfrep@leatheralliance.org, with a cc to weekend-chairs@leatheralliance.org, and we will update this page as soon as possible.  Thanks!

 

51st Annual Leather Community Awards

San Francisco Leather Community Awards

The SF Leather Community Awards, formerly known as the ICF Motorcycle 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.  Learn the history and past winners of the community awards.

At brunch on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at SOMArts, the following awards were handed out:

  • Philip M Turner Lifetime Achievement Award:  Demetri Sparks
  • Woman of the Year 2016:  tie between Mir Bilodeau & Stela Furtado
  • Man of the Year 2016:  Cody Elkin
  • Jim Remer Unsung Hero Award (for longterm community volunteering):  Rich Stadtmiller
  • Frank Benoit Award (for service to the Alliance):  Angel Garfold
  • Next Generation Award 2016 (under 35):  Douglas Ambrose
  • Outstanding Community Nonprofit SF Bay Area 2016:  Tie between Society of Janus & Folsom Street Events
  • Outstanding Community Business SF Bay Area 2016:  Wicked Grounds
  • Best New Organization – SF Bay Area 2016:  BARC – Bay Area Rope Club
  • Best Community Educational Event 2016:  LDG – Should Leather March in SF Pride? – Jan 2016
  • Best Organizational Anniversary Event 2016:  LDG – 20th Anniversary – Dec 2016
  • Best Bay Area Leather Contest 2016:  Mr SF Eagle – Nov 2016
  • Best Community Leather/Fetish/MC event (not a contest or Street fair) 2016: Golden Gate Guards – Leather Cruise – Sept 2016
  • Best Community Weekend Event (not a Contest or Street Fair) 2016:  LDG Fetish Fair Weekend – Aug 2016
  • Most Visible Community Organization 2016: Leathermen’s Discussion Group
  • Best One-Day Motorcycle Ride:  SF Dykes on Bikes/Women’s Motorcycle contingent 40th Anniversary ride SF Pride Parade June 2016
  • Best Weekend Motorcycle Run:  Golden Gate Guards Springtime in Yosemite May 2016

Congratulations to all the winners!

Kippy Marks entertains at Leather Alliance Brunch

Brunch catered by Nerine and Bangin’ Foods

Leather Alliance Women of the Year 2017: Mir Bilodeau and Stela Furtado, presented by Angel Garfold (WotY 2014) and Beatrice Stonebanks (WotY 2015)

Leather Alliance Man of the Year 2016: Cody Elkin, presented by MotY 2015 Bob Goldfarb

The Leather Alliance 2016 Philip M Turner Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to Demetri Sparks by Weekend Chairs Dahn van Laarz and Angel Garfold and Awards Chair Larry Rivera

 


Formal sash presentation by Mr. San Francisco Leather 2016 Cody Elkin to Mr. San Francisco Leather 2017 Geoff Millard

 

2017 Sponsors

ConZept DeZigns

The Leather Alliance Weekend is proud to have ConZept DeZigns as a community sponsor. Without their generous support, this weekend would not be possible.

Originally began in 2004 by Curt “Highlander” Campbell, ConZept DeZigns (“Where Artistry makes Ingenuity Dance…”) adheres to several of the same traditional techniques that have been used in whip making for over one hundred years. We have chosen to honor this tradition in our whips to create a product that will complement any whip enthusiast’s collection.

ConZept DeZigns

ConZept DeZigns

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Dark Odyssey

The Leather Alliance Weekend is proud to have Dark Odyssey as a Community level sponsor. Without their generous support, this weekend would not be possible.

Dark Odyssey — Surrender is scheduled for November 10-12, 2017.  Come learn, explore, and play in a no holds barred, sexually charged atmosphere. Interactive workshops fill your days, while at night you’ll explore dark dungeons, powerful rituals, passionate scenes, and mind-blowing ecstasy all under one roof in a proven scene friendly hotel in downtown San Francisco.

Join us as we combine sexuality, spirituality, education and play in an immersive environment where fantasy becomes reality. We are omnisexual – straight, gay, bi, queer, trans, and genderqueer. We are leatherfolk, kinksters, swingers, cross dressers, sex educators, Tantra practitioners, Pagans, and perverts. We are vanilla and kinky, beginners and veterans, singles, couples, triads, and more.

 

Dark Odyssey -- SurrenderDark Odyssey — Surrender

 

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Dr. Frank Lucido

The Leather Alliance Weekend is proud to have Dr. Frank Lucido as a Community level sponsor. Without his generous support, this weekend would not be possible.

Dr. Frank Lucido and Nurse Practitioner Maria Mangini have over 50 years of combined experience practicing medicine at the historic 2300 Durant medical office building in Berkeley, CA.

Dr. Frank LucidoDr. Frank Lucido

 

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E-Ville Designs

The Leather Alliance Weekend is proud to have E-Ville Designs as a gold level sponsor. Without their generous support, this weekend would not be possible.

E-Ville Designs offers the highest quality pins at the lowest possible price. I personally believe that charging you less than my competitors will help you in the end. If your ordering pins for a fund raiser, the less you spend on what is considered a give away item, then the more there should be in your net for your beneficiary. If your purchasing pins to sell, the less you spend, the more you can make per item.  I am able to do this because E-Ville Designs is a small, sole proprietorship with a direct connection to factories overseas.

E-Ville Designs

E-Ville Designs

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Folsom Street Events

The Leather Alliance Weekend is proud to have Folsom Street Events as a silver-level sponsor. Without their generous support, this weekend would not be possible.

Folsom Street Events is the San Francisco based nonprofit organization that serves the global alternative lifestyle communities. 2017 marks our 34th year of producing nine outstanding events. We are proud to have donated almost $6 million to local and national charities. Additionally, our events generate close to $300 million annually for the City of San Francisco.

Folsom Street Events

Folsom Street Events

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Frugal Domme

The Leather Alliance Weekend is proud to have the Frugal Domme as a community sponsor. Without their generous support, this weekend would not be possible.

The FrugalDomme offers quality toys for discriminating tops at reasonable prices.

Frugal Domme

www.frugaldomme.com/

 

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Karen Haas

The Leather Alliance Weekend is proud to have Karen Haas as a community sponsor. Without their generous support, this weekend would not be possible.

Karen has been providing compassionate, solution based counseling to individuals, couples and groups for 30 years and has been personally involved in the BDSM and Ethical Non-Monogamy communities for 20. Available in Santa Rosa, CA or by Skype or Phone. Will meet with groups where they meet.

Karen Haas, MA

Karen Haas, MA

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Killer Bob Graphics

The Leather Alliance Weekend is proud to have KillerBob Graphics as a community sponsor. Without their generous support, this weekend would not be possible.

KillerBob will be offering his t-shirts and other gear at the Leather Alliance Weekend on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at SOMArts in San Francisco.  You can also find him soon at North American Bear Weekend, the Texas Bear Round-Up, and at International Mr. Leather.

Killer Bob Graphics\

http://www.killerbob.com/

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Mr. S Leather

The Leather Alliance Weekend is proud to have Mr. S Leather as a platinum level sponsor. Without their generous support, this weekend would not be possible.

Mr. S Leather: When you’re ready for the good stuff!

Mr. S Leather

http://www.mr-s-leather.com/

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Northwest Leather Celebration

The Leather Alliance Weekend is proud to have Northwest Leather Celebration as a gold level sponsor. Without their generous support, this weekend would not be possible.

The Northwest Leather Celebration happens this year on May 4-7, 2017, in Sacramento, CA.  Northwest Leather Celebration is a gathering place for all the leather tribes and offers a full weekend of education, fellowship, fun and the Northwest Regional Master slave Contest.

Northwest Leather Celebration

http://www.northwestleathercelebration.com

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Recon

The Leather Alliance Weekend is proud to have Recon as a Bronze level sponsor. Without their generous support, this weekend would not be possible.

Enter Recon and start mastering your fetish evolution. Gay men into leather, rubber, BDSM and kink.


recon.com

 

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Society of Janus

The Leather Alliance Weekend is proud to have Society of Janus as a Bronze level sponsor. Without their generous support, this weekend would not be possible.

The Society of Janus is a San Francisco-based support and education organization for people interested in learning about BDSM. SOJ provides an opportunity to meet others with similar interests in a safe, relaxed atmosphere. We have only one cardinal rule: All BDSM activities can and should be safe, consensual, and non-exploitative.

Janus is a pansexual organization; we are open to persons of all genders, sexual orientations (straight/gay/bisexual/etc.) and roles (top/dom/switch/bottom/slave/etc.). Our members range from inexperienced newcomers to “SM Veterans” with years of kink experience. Janus also provides a chance to get involved with the greater SF Bay Area BDSM community.

Society of Janus

http://soj.org/

 

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Steamworks

The Leather Alliance Weekend is proud to have Steamworks Baths as a silver level sponsor. Without their generous support, this weekend would not be possible.

Steamworks Baths has been providing men with a safe, comfortable, stylish and clean place to meet other men for over 40 years. Relax, work out and play. Open 24/7 365 days a year with locations in Chicago, Toronto, Berkeley, Seattle and Vancouver. Steamworks Baths strives to be the standard setting bathhouse experience in the world. Steamworks is also committed to being an engaged community partner and has been involved with a wide range of community based arts, health, political and service organizations in the cities where we do business.

The Bay Area’s only true bathhouse experience !!

  • 2 Slurp Ramps
  • Glory Hole Booths Spanking/Fuck Bench Public & Private Slings Whirlpool
  • Gym
  • Lockers & Private Rooms Live Djs
  • Free Towel Service
  • JUST RENOVATED:
    • Showers
    • Steam Room
    • Dry Sauna
    • 4 Douche Stations

Steamworks

http://www.steamworksbaths.com/

 

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TASHRA

The Leather Alliance Weekend is proud to have TASHRA – The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance as a Bronze level sponsor. Without their generous support, this weekend would not be possible.

TASHRA is a community-based non-profit with the important mission of bettering the health and healthcare experiences of individuals who are involved in alternative sexualities.  As champions of Kink-Competent Healthcare, TASHRA supports empirical research on this misunderstood and often pathologized sexual minority.

TASHRA – The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance

 

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Wicked Grounds

The Leather Alliance Weekend is proud to have Wicked Grounds as a community sponsor. Without their generous support, this weekend would not be possible.

Wicked Grounds Kink Cafe & Boutique specializes in coffee, community and the best in kink education and gear.  Check out their growing online boutique with BSDM books, bondage rope, floggers, impact toys, and more.

Wicked Grounds Kink Cafe & Boutique

Wicked Grounds Kink Cafe & Boutique

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