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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Upcoming Events as of April 2014

The purpose of this listing is to provide a one-stop, unbiased and reasonably complete listing of events that would attract gay FetishMen in and around the San Diego area.  It is meant to be spread as widely as possible, so that folks inside and outside Facebook have free access.

If you have a posting that you would to go out on the FMSD social network, post it on our Facebook page, and we will send it out the next Tuesday.


======= NEWS YOU CAN USE=======




It's HISTORY WEEK!



It's archived online, for your enjoyment. It's a real slice of our shared history!
You will find thousands of pictures and articles. This is the first time that this information has seen the light of day in twelve years.




While you're in the mood for history, also make sure to stop by Jack Fritscher's Drummer Magazine Archives.




From Dan: OfficerWes (who presented last month's Electrical Play workshop) maintains a useful resource website at www.officerwes.com




May, 2003: Audio of Leadership Lecture by Jack McGeorge, 
during the Leather Leadership Conference. It's at the end of the page.



In Los Angeles: 
With 3 L.A. Gays Dead from Meningitis, Here's Where You Can Get Vaccinated


Thanks to our brother Terry for passing this along.




History didn't just happen, way back then: 
It's happening all along, and here is an important part of our current history:


Wish Linda's big, annual triumph, and we all get to participate!
Lots of pictures (and a video) at the link.


 ======= UPCOMING EVENTS=======

Note: All FMSD Wednesday Night Men's Discussions are held on the first, second, third (and sometimes fifth) Wednesday of each month, in the upper classroom of the Mission Gathering Church (3040 Polk Ave San Diego, CA 92104). Please arrive at 6:45pm to allow time to locate parking.



Wednesday, Apr 9, 7PM: Men's Discussion at our meeting space. SIR Erik from The Next Generation (TNG) with their active members will lead, share and discuss the challenges and triumphs about young adults staying visible and participating in the San Diego leather/BDSM/kink community.

From Leatherboy Jon:


Some FMSD brothers will be getting together for an informal dinner before the discussion group this Wednesday. They are meeting at 5:15PM at Harvey Milk's American Diner. (535 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103)

We know a lot of you can't make this due to work, but throwing it out there for those who can drop by and join them.

***COMING SOON***

Our head honcho Mangum, myself, and the other guys involved in coordinating FMSD Discussion Groups/Events will have a date for a pizza party or potluck happening on a Wednesday during the normal discussion group time.

This will give the discussion group attendees a chance to have a whole night to break bread together and socialize without the hurry back from the 10-minute break. We won't have to squeeze our hugs in and make new friendship connections in such a hurry. Also, those folks who aren't interested in the normal discussion format but want to spend some time with their brothers will have a chance to do so.







Friday, April 11 (second Friday of each month), 10PM:  Harness Party @ Numbers Bar, at 3811 Park Blvd.




April 15-16, 6-8PM, PrEP Talk at the Center:

You've heard of PrEP, the once-daily pill used to help prevent HIV infection. But what is PrEP? How does it work? How can you get it?

Join us for FREE PrEP Talk. HIV specialist physicians from UC San Diego will talk about HIV risk, HIV testing, and PrEP. Learn the difference between the different HIV tests and when you should get tested. Get educated about PrEP, how it works and how it may help prevent HIV infections. A representative from Gilead will discuss the company's Patient Assistance Program and how to access Truvada(R) for prevention.

Register online at: www.preptalkSD.eventbrite.com






Wednesday, Apr 16, 7PM: Men's Discussion at our meeting space. Papa Tony leads discussion on "Navigating Challenges In Poly/Open Relationships" including jealousy, conflict and agreements.

It's easy to walk from the meeting to the Redwing!

Afterwards, we'll all stroll over for "Karaoke Nights" at the Redwing Bar & Grill, nearby. This event will regularly happen on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, after our Discussion.  If you haven't tried it, give it a chance. It's a jolly gathering of fun brothers!





Saturday, April 19 at 9:30pmLL Bear Dance PartyRich's, at 1051 University, featuring SINGLET NIGHT!




Saturday, April 19 at 8:00pm: CLUB X BLACK AND WHITE PARTY

Note from Tony: Several of us are planning to attend this event. From what we are finding out, gay male kinksters are REALLY missed at Club X events, and we will be eagerly welcomed as long-lost brothers.  After we've spent so much time developing true trust and intimacy with each other, it's time to show off what we have learned!




Wednesday, Apr 23, 7PM: DEMO/PLAY PARTY "FISTING 101" WITH SLUT BOTTOM BOY CHRIS" from Club X, who is eager and excited to share his knowledge and experience, and strongly encourages audience participation. We want a group of "hungry" bottoms & "eager" tops to assist in this "hands on & in" demo. Our demo/play parties are held at a private residence, and it's encouraged to RSVP due to our large attendance and space limitations. RSVP at signmeupforevent @gmail.com.



Sunday, April 27, 2014, 3:00pm - 4:30pm: Leather boys of San Diego, Membership Meeting at the Eagle




Wednesday, April 30, 2014 7PM: FMSD Discussion Group - "SIZE Matters"
Host: Jon LeatherBoy Somerville

This will be a discussion about body size/type discrimination, and any discrimination people have encountered based on cock size. An invite will be extended to members of Bears San Diego to join us as they will have some interesting perspectives on the body size/type portion of the discussion.

There is some simple, OPTIONAL homework for people to complete here:


(The surveys will be randomly distributed and read out loud to the group by our members. No names, tracking, or other identifying information is gathered from this webpage.)

LOCATION:

Upper Classroom of the outbuilding at Mission Gathering
(Please arrive at 6:45PM to allow time to locate street parking.)
Address: 3090 Polk Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
Hope to see you all there!



Sunday May 4th, 3PM: Pool Tournament for Scottie Tidwell

From boy kevin:

Ok Everyone, the Leather boys of San Diego will be hosting a pool tournament. Start time is 3:00 pm. Minimum donation is $5.00 entry fee. Trophy to the winner. This is a fundraiser to help Scottie Tidwell for his run for Mr. IML . Even if you don't play you can donate. 

There will be a BBQ from 4-8 pm. Minimum Donation of $5.00. Corona beer for $2.50. Jell-O shots for a $1.00. 

Hope to see everyone there!




Thursday, May 8, 9PM:  FBSD Kickoff Social/Red Hankies Night at the @ the Eagle, at 3040 North Park Way.

Expect a VERY sociable time.  Most times, a man arrives lonely, or unsure, or feeling awkward and shy.

NO PROBLEM!

This time around, we will have several natural-born "Julie the Cruise Directors" mixing and mingling, and making sure that every man feels welcome and safe.  Bring your friends, or come alone... It makes no difference - We’re all brothers here!




Mr. San Diego Leather 2013 Eli

Saturday, May 10, 5-9PM: Eli's Saturday Night Variety Show at Numbers, 3811 Park Boulevard.

From Mr. San Diego Leather 2013 Eli:

Calling all the Bears, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Imperial Court, Pups, FMSD, Club X, Leather, and any others I missed. Do you have talent and want to show it off. All those interested please private message me. Deadlines for all performers will be April 20.

Otherwise come out to see the variety of performers for one night and on one stage for only a $5 SUGGESTED and only SUGGESTED donation price. We will have raffles throughout the night and giveaways.

After the event ends you can stay for the Harness Event to enjoy great music and hot men.

Performers confirmed so far:
Ian Morton
Brandon Potter
Develyn Angels
Michael L Perry
Michael Johnathan Fillion

After the event ends you can stay for the Harness Event to enjoy great music and hot men.




Saturday, May 10 at 6:30pm - Sunday, May 11 at 3:00am Bus Trip from The Barracks in Palm Springs to the Eagle in San Diego. Let's make our brothers feel extra-welcome! Email Chris at clowen67 @yahoo.com, or talk to the bartenders at the Eagle!



Tuesday, May 13, 8PM-2AM, First Annual San Diego Bartenders Bash Fundraiser

The First Annual San Diego Bartenders Bash will be an annual celebration for all those that tend/work in a bar and for those bar flies that keep us happy.  Very Casual, PURPLE ATTIRE SUGGESTED !!!  Vendors with samples and giveaways TBA! Proceeds from the cover charge will be donated to charity.





May 17-18: Long Beach Pride, with the parade on SUNDAY May 18.

http://www.longbeachpride.com/


From: Mr. Long Beach Leather 2013, Marc Ransdell-Bellenger:

As you may or may not know my hometown of Long Beach CA is traditionally the first in the country to kick off Pride Season. This year it is May 17th and 18th, with the parade taking place on the morning of the 18th.. As Mr. Long Beach Leather, 2013, I would like to officially invite you to march with the Long Beach Leather contingent in the parade. I hope you accept my invitation and enjoy the hospitality of Long Beach’s Leather community has to offer.



Saturday, May 17, 6 PM: International Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather 2014 Contest

Doors open at 5 PM

Los Angeles Ballroom on the second floor of the Hilton LAX on Century Blvd.

Approximately 12 men and women will compete for this International title. Each will present tantalizing fantasies on stage.

You can attend International Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather 2014 without missing Long Beach LGBT Pride Parade and Festival. The contest will be over in time to make it back to Long Beach for the late parties and the parade on Sunday morning.

Attached are International Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather 2014 log at 294px and photo of International Mr. Olympus Leather 2013 Praxxis and International Ms Olympus Leather 2014 robyn. robyn is lower case by design.

http://www.theleatherjournal.com/index.php/international-olympus-leather-contest






May 22nd: Commemorative Postage Stamp release day: San Diego's team of champions have arm-twisted those in charge, so that we are FINALLY getting a Harvey Milk Forever postal stamp.

From Bill Neilson: Kudos to Nicole & Big Mike, Frank & Tom!!!… Event Heads-Up: Our Very Own LOCAL Restaurant ‘Harvey Milks American Diner’ Is planning a huge ‘PARTY’ for this Very Special ‘Commemorative Postage Stamp release day: May 22nd, 2014 ’... Monitor FB page for updates https://www.facebook.com/HarveysHillcrest ... Or visit (soon to come) new redesigned website http://harveymilksamericandiner.com/




May 23-26: International Mr. Leather 2014 Contest in Chicago




May 30 & 31: Second Annual Family Reunion Weekend, featuring the return of the Flog Swarm, and a visit by the folks who run the Folsom Street fair, to be our honored guests for our HUGE Movie Night!





June 6-8: Los Angeles Pride, with the parade on SUNDAY, June 8.


Saturday, June 7, 4-7pm: Return of Cigars & Boots at Redwing Bar & Grill!

Hosted by Jon LeatherBoy Somerville and Ron Brundige LeatherAlpha

Cigars, tobacco pipes, cigarettes, and dip welcome.
You don't have to be a tobacco enthusiast to enjoy the socializing!

$3 Well Drinks, $3 Domesic Bottled Beers, and Happy Hour Menu Specials until 6PM.

Bootblack on site, so bring your leathers!

Open to all genders/sexualities (21 and over).




June 12-14: FistFest West





June 13-15 - All Male Butchmanns Experience, Phoenix, AZ





June 20-22: SoCal LeatherSIR, Leatherboy, Community Bootblack & Puppy Contest Weekend, at Queen Bee's Art & Cultural Center, 3925 Ohio St., San Diego, California 92104 (one block north of the Eagle)

Southern California Leather Sir/boy, Community Bootblack and Puppy Contest will be held at Queen Bee’s in San Diego, CA June 20-22 2014. This is a feeder contest for International Leather Sir/boy and Community Bootblack to be held in Dallas TX, Labor Day Weekend, in August/September 2014. Contestants will be judged on interviews, speeches, stage presence, fantasy of their choice, and a text-messaging tally for popular votes.  Contestants will be assigned a text number to provide to their supporters.  Based on the number of text votes, a score will be added to their final tally.  Contestant sponsors and financial backers are encouraged to assist with the travel fund purse to the international contest.

Judges are:

Sir George – International Leather Sir 2014

Sir Miles Brooks – California Leather Sir 2010

Tom Pardoe – Mr. Eagle Los Angeles 2009

TC – Southern California Leather boy 2008

Alan Tunstall – International Bootblack, 2004

Skip – Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert (PSLOD),  President

Mr. Tom Dickerson – Mr. San Diego Leather, 2002 (Judge Emeritus)

MC: Roxy Bleu

Judges boy – Paulo – Mr. San Diego Eagle, 2014

Judges girl – Wish – Ms San Diego Leather 2012

Tally Masters  - Brian Teague – American Leather Boy 2010 and Annie Romano – International Ms Leather 1998

The weekend is as follows:

Friday, June 20th, at 9:00pm the San Diego boys of Leather and Mr. San Diego Eagle will host a Meet and Greet/Contestant and Judges Introductions at the San Diego Eagle.

Saturday June 21st, doors to Queen Bees will open at 7:00 for art show, vendors, cocktails and contestant mingling.  The contest will start at 8:00pm.

Sunday, June 22nd, the winners will be presented at a community picnic/fund raiser at Morley Field or a TBD location from 1:00 to 5:00pm.

Producer: Sir Mike Russell

Co-Producer: Chris Owen

For more info Text 585858, Subject: Contest

www.southerncalifornialeather.com; at Face Book: Southern California Leather, or email producer @southerncalifornialeather.com

 We're looking for Contestants!!!!!  Could that be you???




Saturday, June 21, 11:00am - 4:00pm: Southern California Leather Gathering (SCLG) 2014




June 28-29: San Francisco Pride, with the parade on SUNDAY, June 29.





July 11-13: Wet ’n Hot Weekend in Palm Springs. Over 500 sexy, attitude-free guys will descend upon an underground location in Palm Springs for a weekend filled with uninhibited pig play, brotherhood and fun. It’s the Biggest Piss Party on the Planet, and it’s unlike anything else that you’ve ever experienced




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.





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





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





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





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.

http://www.leatherweekend.com

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