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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Upcoming Events

I'm not feeling well today (allergies causing chest congestion) so today's output is smaller than usual.

I'm excited about this week's Wednesday Men's Discussion (the last few have been phenomenal, forcing us to fit even more chairs into that same space). Next Tuesday on the 10th, we have a Bootblacking/Leather care seminar. I will be out at Saturday's BearDance (health permitting), and there are new faces shifting in and out in charge of local events. More info about that soon.

-=-=-=-=- Butt Straps

In response to my concerns in last week's social column, I am assured by multiple people that the one-inch butt-strap (worn with chaps) is not kosher according to San Diego's Victorian laws:

I'll get you the Municipal code the cop was right and I've been trying to tell people this for YEARS. The 1 inch strip is only good in LA in SD both butt cheeks have to be covered, and I don't know the code in SF but I believe all you have to wear up there is shoes.

The law actually states that the buttocks must be covered. It isn't a 1 inch strap down the crack.  It has been that way as long as we have been in San Diego. The same is true of women's breasts, they must be fully covered from the top of the aeroela to the bottom of the breast. The cop was fully within the law to demand the guy to cover up. 

My response?  This foolishness will fall by the wayside as time goes by.  The old shame-based cultural religious crap isn't going to be around much longer. The Internet is breaking down the old ignorance and fear about each others' bodies, and once things change for the better, they are extremely unlikely to shift back toward ignorance.


Wed. Jan. 4, 7-9PM: MEN'S MONTHLY DISCUSSIONS Moderated by California LeatherSir 2012 SamThis has turned out to be ideal for building friendships by getting to know men outside of the bar/cruising scene. First and third Wednesday of each month. Here is a picture from the December 21 event. It's a great excuse for the generations to meet and build friendships and share mentoring. Featured guests for the evening will be San Diego Puppy Patrol.  Learn more about the Puppy movement in the kinky gay male community.

Wed. Jan. 4, 9PM: PUPPY NIGHT at the Eagle, hosted by Beep and San Diego Puppy Patrol (SDPP). First Wed. of each month.

Thu. Jan. 5, 9-PM-Midnight: Yellow Hankie Social Night at the Eagle. First and Third Thu. of each month.

Fri, Jan. 6, 7-9PM; SDLOG EDUCATIONAL EVENT: Usually, the first event of the year is the Planning Meeting, where decisions are made about future events.  First Friday of each month. at the Joyce Beers Community Centerby the Aladdin restaurant near Ralph's supermarket on University.

Sat. Jan. 7, 9PM-2AM; BearNight Dance at Numbers. $5 cover. First Sat. of each month. Lots of leathermen attend this event, and it comes highly recommended… Here are some reviews.

Tue. Jan. 10, 7-9PM: Erotic Leather Care And Techniques. Spike really knows this stuff, and this is a rare opportunity to learn bootblacking, which really, REALLY builds up the Boy Points if you are looking for a Sir!

Thu. Jan. 12 at 9pm till 1am; Red Hankie Social Night at the Eagle.  Second Thu. of each month

Fri. Jan. 13, 9PM-1AM: DRESS IT UP/STRIP IT DOWN at the Eagle; 2nd Fri. of each month. Hosted by Eli. It's the nicest, friendliest crowd you'll see at a leather bar. Here are a few reviews, if you haven't been to one yet. Dress to impress if you've got the gear, or show us some skin - I promise you'll be glad that you did. Here are some pictures from Oct.FebruaryMarchAprilJune and September. Notice how HAPPY everybody is. You deserve to be that happy too.

Sat. Jan. 14, 9PM onward: UNIFORM NIGHT at the Eagle. Wear Military Gear or Civil Uniform Gear. Second Sat. of each month.

Wed. Jan. 18, 7-10PM: FilmOut San Diego presents SHORTBUS at the Birch North Park Theatre. $10 cash at the door, and bring extra cash for the fabulous raffle items!   I will be there at 6:45PM SHARP with 25 free tickets for my FMSD buddies, so get there early!  Upcoming movies: Feb 15th-Breakfast at Tiffany's, Mar 14th-HAIR, Apr 18th-Cry-Baby, May 16th-Sordid Lives.

Wed. Jan. 18, 7-9PM: MEN'S MONTHLY DISCUSSIONS. Moderated by California LeatherSir 2012 Sam. This has turned out to be ideal for building friendships by getting to know men outside of the bar/cruising scene. First and third Wednesday of each month. Featured guests for the evening will be CubClub, a group of young, dynamic men who were the organizers behind the recent, wildly successful BELT party.

Wed. Jan. 18, 7-11PM: TNG social event at Bamboo Lounge. TNG stands for "The Next Generation", which is a kinky social group for younger men and women from 18 to 35 years old. This particular event is in the style of a group discussion. Third Wednesday of each month.

Thu. Jan. 19, 9-PM-Midnight: Yellow Hankie Social Night at the Eagle. First and Third Thu. of each month.

Fri. Jan. 20, 8:30PM-1AM: FRIDAY NIGHT BEAT AND GREET, downtown, hosted by Bryan Teague - American Leatherboy 2010, tiger - Ms San Diego Leather 2010, caryl - San Diego's premier Sea Monkey Trainer, and Mike Underwood - San Diego's very own Curmudgeonly teddy bear. Third Fri. of each month. This is a GREAT educational event if you want some hands-on training in a safe environment.

Jan 26th to 29th: Hard Edge - Beyond the Realm weekend

Sat. Jan 28, 10pm: Underwear Party and Contest at the Eagle. Hosted by Mr. SD Eagle 2011 Kane. Fourth Sat. of each month.

Sat. Feb.4, 9PM-3AM: ANVIL CLUB up in the San Fernando Valley. I give it a rave review here. Upcoming dates include Mar. 24 (LA Leather), April 21(Sports Gear), June 23, August 24 (Rubber), Oct. 20 (Uniforms) and Dec. 15.

Sun. Feb. 5, 5PM, CIGARS & BOOTS on the patio at Redwing Bar & Grill. First Sun. of each month. If you like a low-pressure, comfortable event with men that you can relate to, this one is for you. 

Sat. Feb. 18th: Mr. SD Eagle Contest. More details will be posted as they arrive.

Fri. Mar. 30, 8:30PM-1AM: MEN-ONLY Fri. NIGHT BEAT AND GREET, downtown, hosted by Bryan Teague - American Leatherboy and Mike Underwood - San Diego's very own Curmudgeonly teddy bear. The Men-Only version is on the FIFTH Fri. of each month, such as June 29, August 31 and Nov. 30th of 2012. There will be hands-on training for folks who want to learn from experts in a very safe environment. I will be there, teaching flogging as usual.

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