Butchmanns Experience – Pansexual in Tuscon

On October 14-16, Desert Dominion in Tucson, AZ will host the Butchmanns Experience for a weekend Pansexual Event. The Butchmanns Experience is an intensive educational weekend designed to provide an opportunity for self-discovery in pursuit of self-actualization. The event includes hands-on training in basic SM practices, protocol and rituals, and a view of leadership and [...]

By | September 1st, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SELF 2011 – Congrats and Video

Leatherati Editor Alex Lindsay (American Leatherman 2009) attended SouthEast LeatherFest over the weekend of June 10th and had a fantastic time.  The weekend is a full schedule with classes and contests and plenty of quality social time. Congrats to the SELF 2011 Winners: Mr SELF 2011 - EJay Ms SELF 2011 - Angel Propps SouthEast [...]

By | June 15th, 2011|Contests, Events US|0 Comments

Northwest Leather Celebration Wrap Up

by Leland Carina Northwest Leather Celebration was an amazing event weekend. Compliments to the organizers, presenters, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, and of course– the contestants! Congratulations to Daniel Basse (BusDriver) and Pink for winning the title of Northwest Master and slave! Classes and discussions were abundant, with over 40 different presenters. The subjects extended far beyond M/s and were categorized into three tracks: community building, relationship building, and SM technique. A full list is available here: http://www.northwestleathercelebration.com/workshops […]

By | May 26th, 2011|Contests, Events US|1 Comment

Our Own Spaces

Loki Madmonk, co-founder of the Ourboros Leather Levi Club, submitted the following comments to add to the dialogue we've had recently about the closing of the SF Eagle and the challenge from Guy Baldwin in his LLC Keynote speech to take care of our own.  Good stuff…give it a read. You guys, I have noticed a pattern here, and I hope you all have as well. The Spike is gone, Diamond Jim’s gone, Gateway Inn gone, The Outpost gone and countless Eagle Bars across the nation are gone or about to close their doors. It is time we take responsibility and take action or the only place we will have kink will be in our bedrooms by ourselves with a bottle of lotion with Righty (or lefty if you prefer).  A lot of us complain about leather dying out and not having places to go and that the Pansexual and Heterosexual BDSM community has somehow ruined leather for us. First off nature, as well as kink, favors the diverse. Making friends and allies in the Hetero and Pansexual circles can reap major benefits, if the bitter queens can quit bitching long enough to realize them.  […]

By | May 18th, 2011|Bars, Clubs|1 Comment

News to Abuse: Gear Up – Bound Gang Bangs – Shibaricon

Get your gear on! Gear Up for the first annual men-only fetish weekend on July 22-24, 2011 at Saratoga Springs Resort! Get away to a private wooded valley in the mountains near Clear Lake for a weekend with other kinky guys. New to the scene? Uncertain of your place in it? Do you have fantasies to explore, but never had the opportunity?  YOU are especially welcome. Take a course in Dominance 101 or submission 101. Relax by the pool. Expose yourself (clothing optional) to new people, old friends, and join in fun activities including naked wilderness hiking and the Gear Up play space. Workshops and demos in S/M, fisting, bondage, erotic massage, and more will be open to all interested regardless of skill level! Come explore your kinks with a friendly crowd, chill atmosphere, and secluded location! More info at GearUpWeekend.com Get more News to Abuse after the jump […]

By | May 12th, 2011|Events US|0 Comments

Guy Baldwin NLA Houston Keynote Speech

Houston NLA Keynote Kinky cybersapce has been humming with news about and reactions to another keynote speech delivered by Guy Baldwin.   This keynote was delivered on April 17, 2011 at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Houston chapter of the NLA (National Leather Association), themed “Uncommon Integrity is Our Common Pursuit.” The event also marked the 25th anniversary of NLA-International. In this speech Guy expands on a theme that he introduced in his Leather Leadership Conference keynote speech, specifically coming out of the kink closet as a way to be a fully integrated kink personality. The full video, in 3 parts, and the transcript are now available on Leatherati.  Thanks to Mike Skiff at Third Rail Media for providing the video and for Guy Baldwin for permission to publish the speech. Watch and read after the jump […]

By | May 9th, 2011|Clubs, Events US|1 Comment

South Plains Leatherfest Moves to New Weekend

South Plains Leatherfest-International Master/slave Weekend Announces A Home Improvement Plan! For over 10 years, South Plains Leatherfest-International Master/slave Weekend has provided a home for those looking for education on Master/slave relationships, cutting edge SM and a queer-friendly leather space where they can experience it all.  SPLF-IM/s Weekend 2012 will continue that tradition – but on a new weekend with a little “home improvement!” First of all, why the date change after all of these years?  Well, they weren’t too happy with some of their “neighbors” at the hotel this year — those pesky cheerleaders attending a national convention held in Dallas the same weekend as their leather homecoming.  Since the cheerleaders will be back the same weekend next year, they’re asking you to come home to South Plains two weeks later, March 9-11, 2012, when the “neighborhood” will be much quieter!  […]

By | May 9th, 2011|Events US|0 Comments

Passive Arts Reopens as Sanctuary Studios LAX

Sanctuary Studios LAX, formerly known as Passive Arts, will be celebrating its Grand Opening as a fundtaiser for Mr L.A. Leather 2011. The Grand Opening is scheduled for Saturday night, May 14th, 2011. The BDSM/Leather/Fetish Community is invited to join in the celebration that is set to start at 9:00 pm.  Sanctuary's 7,000+ sq ft, fully equipped BDSM facility is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, multi-chambered dungeons in greater Los Angeles. Sanctuary Studios LAX features an abundance of play stations, a large main showroom. 8 themed play rooms, a Roman shower, kitchen and laundry facilities, and comfortable overnight accommodations for those desiring a stay-and-play getaway! […]

By | April 26th, 2011|Events US|0 Comments

News to Abuse: Leather Gathering, Bear Vendors, Mama at IMsL

Southern California Leather Gathering 10th Anniversary June 25th from 11 AM to 4 PM at Whittier Narrows Rec Area in South El Monte, CA SCLG is an annual outdoor picnic gathering that is open to ALL leather, bdsm, fetish, kink, motorcycle and bear groups/individuals of all genders and orientations. The aim of the event is to provide an opportunity for these various folk to interact in a relaxed atmosphere, have fun and raise awareness about the size and diversity of the leather/bdsm groups within Southern California.  Leather/bdsm groups and events are encouraged bring banners and/or informational flyers about their events/groups to share with other SCLG attendees. Please RSVP on FetLife at http://fetlife.com/events/41370  More info at http://www.sclg.org Please, no minors and no alcohol and there is no smoking inside park grounds.  Find more News to Abuse after the jump […]

By | April 15th, 2011|Events US|0 Comments

Butchmanns Experience – Pansexual in Phoenix

On March 18-20, Arizona Power Exchange in Phoenix, AZ will host the Butchmanns Experience for a weekend Pansexual Event. The Butchmanns Experience is an intensive educational weekend designed to provide an opportunity for self-discovery in pursuit of self-actualization. The event includes hands-on training in basic SM practices, protocol and rituals, and a view of leadership [...]

By | March 16th, 2011|Events US|0 Comments

Rise up And Shout

Get ready for the third Rise Up And Shout! event on May 14, 2011   Rise Up And Shout! empowers gay and lesbian youth.  Bridging the generation gap between the gay elders leading the community and the gay youth struggling through the coming out process, Rise Up And Shout! brings the two groups together in [...]

By | January 31st, 2011|Events US|0 Comments

KinkFest Invites the Men – Come and Play!

KinkFest 2011 is making a focused effort to welcome all facets of our diverse leather, BDSM, and fetish community.  The men's community is an important part of this diversity.  KinkFest 2011 features several gay male presenters including Master Skip and slave Rick, Master Trooper Frank and slave paul. In addition to these presenters, all of our workshops [...]

By | January 15th, 2011|Events US|0 Comments