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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Events as of July 16

Photos by Scott Smith

From the desk of Sir Magnum...

It's finally here and time to celebrate San Diego 40 Year Anniversary of LGBT Pride!

It's estimated that over 300,000 residents and visitors will attend this weekend's festivities. Now is the time to come out in full force to acknowledge, honor and celebrate our community's Leather Pride.


I'll be out flagging my colors and hankies as they raise the LGBT Flag at the "Spirit of Stonewall Rally" this Friday from 6-7pm.

You can show your Pride, unity and solidarity by walking with FMSD in the Parade with the Leather Contingenct on Saturday at 11am (see note below).  After the parade, come support all the BDSM & kink activities, exhibits, workshops and demos at the Leather Realm at the SD Pride Festival this Saturday and Sunday.

While I'm out celebrating, cruising and having fun, I'm going to make a point and be aware to meet and greet my brothers and sisters in our leather/kink tribe and possibly make some new connections. Come out and join me.

Happy Pride!




From Mr. San Diego Leather 2013 Eli Correa:
Congratulations to the new SoCal LeatherSir 2014 Joe Micci, and SoCal Leatherboy 2014 Matthew Mullins!




From JP:

Now that I have your attention, here's an update for everyone regarding the table we will have inside the Leather Realm at the Pride Festival.

WHAT WE HAVE:
Table with 2 chairs
Really great flyers to give those that want them.
An amazing slide show that will run constantly, showing most of the FMSD events and activities of the last couple years.

WHAT WE NEED:
Men to man the table - First shift both Sat. and Sun. and last shift on Sunday. (most shifts now covered - Thank You!)
Fabric to cover table. Large canvas or black fabric. Maybe camouflage?
Something to hang behind us like a big Leather Flag or ?
Other items to make members and guests comfortable? I'm planning to bring a cooler with water...but if anyone wishes to add to this, all is welcome.



The new shirts will look like this, but BLACK.

From Leatherboy jon:

FMSD Pre-Ordered T-Shirts!

They will be coming down with me LATE FRIDAY NIGHT 7/18/2014

PICKUP LOCATIONS: (Please click "See More" to view details.)

- Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:30-11:00AM - Pride Parade Leather Contingent Staging Area.
The Leather walking contingent is #79 in the parade. We are staging in contingent zone F which is on Harvey Milk Street and wraps around on the east side of Normal toward University.

- Saturday, July 19, 2014 1:30PM-ish to ??? - Pride Festival Entrance on Balboa and Laurel St/El Prado. (I will be marching in the parade and the shirts are coming down the route on a float, so this is a guesstimate.)

- Saturday, July 19, 2014 3:00PM to 4:00 PM - FMSD Table in Pride Festival Leather Realm

Need to make other arrangements? Private Message me via Facebook or email: pipebearoc@gmail.com and I will try to coordinate with you.


Last year's Leather Contingent during the San Diego Pride Parade 2013


July 16th (7-9pm): Wed Night Men's Discussion at Mission Gathering will be fine tuning and coordinating our efforts to support SD Pride & SD Leather Realm at the Pride Festival. Our fine Fetish Men will be marching in the Pride Parade with the Leather Contingent being organized by Mr. SD Leather 2013 Eli Correa.

Our new handout, which will be passed-out to 
hundreds of eager newbies at the Leather Realm!
Thanks to Lee and JP for their hard work in getting this handled superbly!

From JP: Men, Pride Weekend is unquestionably the best time all year to get the word out about our group to the greater community. If you wish to see this organisation grow PLEASE help by sitting at our table at the Festival in the Leather Realm for couple hours.*Currently most of Saturday is open. All you need to do is chat with people as they come by and talk about your experience. We will have a slide show running of images from past events that should stimulate interest. And we have a great new handout!
*message me at jpschuiteman @gmail.com!
There will be a FMSD info & demo table at the Leather Realm headed up by JP, one of our members and yours truly will be a Leather Realm Demo Ambassadors among other FMSD members who'll be giving workshops, demonstrations and information of BDSM toys, gear and equipment on both days of the Leather Realm (Sat & Sun). SD Pride Parade & Festival is happening July 19 & 20th (Sat & Sun).

Parade kicks off Saturday, July 19th at 11am
FMSD (contingent #79) to meet up and stage at ZONE "F"(intersection of Harvey Milk St & Normal Street, slightly north of University Ave) with the other Leather/BDSM clubs. 
Arrive no later than 10:30am.


Cum over to the demo tent and give me a "shout out", a kiss and a hug and in return I'll give you a few leather licks of love with one of my floggers or paddles!

The Leather Realm is one of  Southern California's largest Leather, kink & BDSM educational outreach forums. Check them out at www.SanDiegoLeatherRealm.com.




From Wish Linda: To All in our Leather Tribe and affiliated communities:

San Diego has a very special community who welcome you with open arms to join us for San Diego Pride and the San Diego Pride Parade!

Please join with Mr. and Ms. San Diego Leather 2013, Eli and Colt, and the San Diego leather, kink, fetish and affiliated communities on Saturday, July 19, 2013, and show your PRIDE by walking with the Leather Contingent in the San Diego Pride Parade.

The parade kicks off on Saturday, 11:00 a.m. and ends just in time to visit the Pride Festival grounds and the Alt-Pride area in beautiful Balboa Park in San Diego.

UPDATE: The Leather walking contingent is #79 in the parade. We are staging in contingent zone F which is on Harvey Milk Street and wraps around on the east side of Normal toward University.

The Leather walking contingent, The San Diego Eagle float, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and the Bears are all next to each other in the parade BUT NOT NEXT TO EACH OTHER IN THE STAGING AREA( (because vehicle/float and walking contingents are staged in different areas). We will all join up as directed by SD Pride staff at the parade kick off.

All are welcome to join us!

Please message WishLinda at MsSanDiegoLeather2012 @gmail.com to RSVP, for questions, information or assistance.

PARKING: General information and important parking information for San Diego Pride can be found here: http://www.sdpride.org/






Friday, July 18 Beat & Greet - Pride Kickoff Play Party!




Friday, July 18, 10:30 at the Eagle: STUD Night with Bad BoyZ of Porn, featuring Tony Vega



The 2013 Leather Contingent. 2014's will be MUCH bigger!

July 18-20: San Diego Pride, with the parade on SATURDAY, July 19, and the Leather Realm on Saturday and Sunday.


Saturday, July 19, 9:30PM: LL Bear Dance Party @ Rich's, at 1051 University. Third Saturday of each month. Watch the video - You will be grrrratified!






July 23rd (7-10pm): Our monthly Wed Night  "Demo & Play Party" will be hosted & led by Gladiator pup Nikita & Cobi. The theme will be "Creating Your Own Pervertable Toys" with items from Homo Depot, Dollar Store, Goodwill, etc. RSVP at signmeupforevent @gmail.com




Sunday, July 27: Up Your Alley Street Fair in San Francisco

http://www.folsomstreetevents.org/alley/




Tuesday, July 29 at 7:00pm - "Manning Up" Launch Party for Visible Bodies: Transgender Narratives Retold‎.

Transgress Press and Visible Bodies invite you to attend the "Manning Up" Launch Party!

Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family & Themselves is a groundbreaking collection of 27 personal narratives by a diverse group of North American transsexual men who span class, ethnicity, ability, and age locations. Award-winning writers and new voices come together to tell their stories of doubt and discovery, invisibility and belonging, isolation and paying wisdom forward.

Manning Up offers readers a fuller image of transition’s place within men’s larger life pictures, ultimately challenging academic, medical, and bureaucratic narratives of transsexual people and expanding on cultural understandings of masculinity.

What to expect...

- Snacks & beverages begin at 7pm
- Signed books available for purchase
- Readings by local contributing authors
- Prints of the cover art available for purchase, courtesy of Visible Bodies: Transgender Narratives Retold

This event is FREE and open to the public. Donations are welcome and tax-deductible.

Parking & accessibility: the Joyce Beers Center is located in the shopping center on University, near Ralph's. Two-hour parking is plentiful. Joyce Beers is wheelchair accessible. We are currently working to find ASL interpretation as well -- updates to follow.

All ages are welcome, but please be aware that some authors' excerpts may have mature content.

Co-hosted by Transgress Press, Visible Bodies, and the San Diego LGBT Center..

Further information and reviews...

The official Manning Up webpage: www.manningupbook.com

Review from the Good Men Project: www.transgresspress.org/2014/02/08/the-good-men-project-review-of-manning-up/

Other reviews:
www.transgresspress.org/reviews/manning-up-reviews



July 30-Aug 4: Lazy Bear Weekend in Guerneville, California




Friday, August 8: Cirque Reinvente
Cirque Réinventé is just that for one night the San Diego LGBT Center will be transformed into a Circus unlike any other. Drawing on the Power of 6 and the build up to AIDS Walk San Diego, help raise money for this amazing cause!!

DOORS OPEN 6pm

******Guaranteed to be a night packed full of surprises! With acts including and not limited to stilt walking, Poi, Burlesque, Impersonations, shenanigans and excitement.
Tickets are 15$ on the night of the event in exchange you will receive 20 tickets that you can use to enjoy the nights festivities with more tickets available for purchase once under the big top for 1$ a piece.

Join together and enjoy the many Fantastic facets of the San Diego LGBT Community.
Circus theme Shot Boys and Candy Girls will be walking around all night along with a bar for even more indulging.

AND MUCH MUCH MORE!!!!

**I call upon as many members of the San Diego community to support and in the spirit ask if there are any talented performers that are interested in join the line up of performers. please message me.

Cant make the event?? Wanna donate?? No worries feel free to donate directly to the Power of 6 online! http://events.thecentersd.org/site/TR/Events/General?fr_id=1080&pg=teamlis




ROMP 2014 Schedule (San Diego Leather Pride)

Call for Contestants: Download an application to be the next Mr or Ms San Diego Leather

Friday, 8/22/13: located at the Victory Theater:

8 pm - 9:30pm: Meet and Greet
9:30 pm - 9:45 pm: Opening Ceremonies
9:45 pm - 11 pm: Celebrate Eli and Colt at the Cigar Social, with Hors d'oeuvres and drinks

Saturday, 8/23/13: all events located at the Victory Theater

10:00am - 4:00pm - Unofficial Gay Day at Sea World Learn more here
10 am - 3pm: Educational Classes
6 pm - 8:30 pm: Mr and Ms San Diego Leather Contest and Bootblack Contest
8: 30 pm - 9:30 pm: High Leather Cocktails with Tray Service and Cigar Social
9:30 pm: Announcement of Mr and Ms San Diego Leather 2013 winners
9:30pm-11:30pm: Cigar Social celebration with our new titleholders!
11:30pm: Afterparty at the San Diego Eagle

Sunday, 8/24/13

11 am - 1 pm - Victory Brunch Location TBD
Time To be announced: Leather Streetfair - Urban Mo's




September 5-6: Las Vegas Pride, with the parade at NIGHT, from 7-10PM, on SATURDAY, Sep. 5.





Sunday, Sep 21: Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco


Tips for Folsom Newbies

MINOR SHIFT IN FOLSOM STREET FAIR LOCATION

Annual fetish fair will take place on Folsom Street between 8TH and 13TH Streets

((San Francisco, CA - Wednesday, June 4, 2014) While the South of Market streets have changed fairly drastically over the last 20 years, the location of Folsom Street Fair hasn't changed at all. In 1995, the fair expanded its footprint to include the block of Folsom between 11TH and 12TH Streets; however, in all of the years since then, the fair's footprint has remained constant and unwavering. Until this year, that is. For the first time since 1995, Folsom Street Fair will be updating its layout to accommodate the needs of a changing city.

According to Demetri Moshoyannis, Executive Director, "The Board of Directors agreed to move the fair slightly in order to achieve three major objectives: 1. Improving street traffic around the fair; 2. Minimizing impact on residential side streets; and, 3. Engaging new community businesses. The shift of just one block in our fair footprint means that we can improve traffic flow by opening up 8TH Street to live traffic; we can engage fewer residential side streets; and, we can create new or improved relationships with community businesses like The SF Eagle, Sports Authority, and Cat Head's BBQ - all of whom will be able to participate more actively now. Getting the Eagle onto the fairgrounds feels especially relevant for many of us in the leather community!"

According to Phillip Babcock, Board President, "Folsom Street Events hopes that this shift is an improvement for the event, the community, the businesses and our fairgoers. We don't want to keep producing the same fair year after year. In fact, we meet and plan frequently in order to work towards a more improved experience for everyone. We hope that the community likes the change; we're excited to try something a little different."

Sponsorships for 2014 include: PRESENTING RECON, Steamworks, Mr. S Leather, Kink.com, and GLOSS; PRESENTING LIQUOR Distillery 209, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, and Southern Comfort; PREMIER 9x6 Lubes, Blow Buddies; CHARTER eXtremeRestraints.com andBoyzShop.com, Factory Video and CumUnion; SUPPORTING Powerhouse, Orchid & Serpent, 440 Castro, Falcon Studios/Raging Stallion Studios, and Adult FriendFinder; MEDIA Bay Area Reporter, SF Bay Guardian, SF Weekly, Frontiers, and GayCities; OFFICIAL PARTIES PLAY T-Dance, Full Fetish, and Aftershock; and, HOST HOTELS Kimpton Hotels, MisterBNB.com.

Bay of Pigs - Saturday, July 26, 2014 

Up Your Alley - Sunday, July 27, 2014

Magnitude - Saturday, September 20, 2014

Folsom Street Fair - Sunday, September 21, 2014

DEVIANTS - Sunday, September 21, 2014

Folsom Street Events is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that creates world-class leather and fetish events that unite adult alternative lifestyle communities with safe venues for self expression and exciting entertainment. Our events raise funds to sustain San Francisco Bay Area-based and national charities. For more information, please visit www.folsomstreetevents.org.


Dear BDSM Enthusiast,

This September, over 500,000 men and women will be gathering in San Francisco for the "Folsom Street Fair", "Leather Week" and for our Inaugural Kink.com open house - BOND CON!

Please join us to exhibit your crafts, artwork, gear, toys and demos at the first annual BOND CON!

At BOND CON 2014, you'll be exhibiting to bondage enthusiasts, models, practitioners and the curious for two days Friday, September 19, 2014 and Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Kink.com's recently remodeled drill court, now The Armory Community Center. 30,000 square feet of exhibit-hall space has been made available to YOU and other vendors from around the country for an international, national and local audience, located just 3 blocks from Folsom Street Fair!

We plan to have something for everyone at BOND CON 2014 and we know you won't want to miss this opportunity with a "Meet & Greet" on Thursday, September 18; followed by the expo! Check out our exciting schedule of events, tours, workshops and entertainment.

And, turn your two day exhibit exposure to a three day EVENT and exhibit at the 31st Annual Folsom Street Fair, our partners in kink, leather and BDSM.

To exhibit at BOND CON 2014, click on the link below to complete your application. See you at BOND CON 2014!

Michael Beatty

Exhibitor Manager

exhibitor @bondcon.com



October 18-19: Bearquake in San Diego. BearQuake grew out of an idea of forming an alliance between the various clubs in Southern California and elsewhere. A "Bear Weekend" was planned where we could all get together and get to know each other. A contest was also held for Mr. So Cal Bear and Cub. The success of that first event opened the door to future gatherings which has become "BearQuake".





October 30 - November 2: Desert Leather Pride in Palm Springs

Note: This is a BIG CHANGE in the scheduling, since this usually happens on the SECOND weekend of the month  - Make a note of it!


Here are pics from last year:





Nov. 7-9: Palm Springs Gay Pride, with the parade on SUNDAY, Nov. 9




January 16-19, 2015: Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend

Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend is a three-day long party and event with participants that now number in the thousands. The heart of the weekend is the historic leather formal Saturday evening cocktail social, Leather Cocktails. Leather Cocktails is the weekend lynchpin gathering from which all other weekend events evolved.

The Weekend also includes official events organized by weekend hosts, Centaur MC that include a bustling Leather Exhibit Hall; Sunday brunch; Mr. MAL Contest and the official Sunday night closing party, REACTION. In addition, Weekend hosts provide hotel space for what has evolved into a huge leather-loving community and affinity annual reunion. Weekend participants may purchase a full weekend package that includes access to all events. Tickets to a few select events are sold separately.

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