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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Palm Springs Pride Goes Kinky





For years, there have been two separate weekends in Palm Springs that express Pride:

-First weekend in November is GLBT Pride, minus the kinky crowd (Nov. 3-4 this year)
-Second Weekend in November is always Leather Pride. (Nov. 8-11)

This system has been in place for a long, long time (I was there, helping out when the newly-formed Leather Pride started, in 2000, I believe).

However, the folks who run GLBT Pride are insisting that it's time to bring our kinky brothers back into the larger community, who has missed us all along.  Frankly, PS Leather Pride has kind of gotten moldy, in the sense that it has become more and more about exclusivity. There hasn't been any entry-point for younger folks to feel included and wanted. Now that there is a whole new generation who wants access and the benefits of Tribe, it's time to let in some fresh air.

So, Desert Fetish Authority (FMSD's brother club) is gladly supporting the goal of throwing the doors open wide, and letting the newer, energetic, curious and inexperienced folks have a taste of our culture. Their website says it better than I ever could. They are starting their own Leather Realm!

You should definitely attend the new Historical leather community exhibit during Palm Springs Pride.

There will be a full crew of FMSD brothers attending both weekends.  If you want to hang out with us and maybe find some lodging to share, keep me posted at papatony @mac.com.

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