From Papa Tony:
Thursday, August 21, 2014. Leather Pride Flag Raising - presented by Scottie Tidwell
Thanks to the brilliant idea by our own Scottie, San Diego now has an annual tradition that brings together all generations of kinky leatherfolk. By respectfully and carefully taking down the huge rainbow Gay Pride flag (click here for video), and then just as courteously raising the Leather Pride flag for the weekend (click here for video), we show our pride in our traditions, history, and our eager young new leaders.
It's the kickoff event for a full weekend of ROMP San Diego (formerly San Diego Leather Pride) events, and nearly all of the contestants for Ms. San Diego Leather, 2014, Mr. San Diego Leather 2014, and San Diego Bootblack 2014 were in attendance.
My personal observation is that the folks in attendance included the very best of San Diego's talent, leadership and heart. This is an event that deserves to continue onward through the decades.
Excellent photos that follow are by Scott Smith:
An extremely congenial crowd. Lots of hugging going on.
The flag, ready to be raised.
Taking down the rainbow flag, to be folded and stored.