Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 7 / 15 February 2018

Year of the pig fading fast

Mister Marcus

Scott Peterson, manager of the Powerhouse Bar, was the recipient of the Community Service Award last Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Octavia Lounge, which was site of the annual Holiday Leather Brunch, benefiting Positive Resource Center.
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The Year of the Pig is coming to an end. There is the usual flurry of private, employee and public fundraising parties taking place throughout the land. Everywhere, cash and plastic are evident as cash registers open and close with regularity.

Yes, 'tis the season and a time to gather your thoughts about the past year and all it entailed in your chosen lifestyle. The annual toy drive by Sandy "Mama" Reinhardt is in full force. And remember, there are drop-off points if you can't make it to the bar parties where toys are accepted. They must be new (of course!) and unwrapped; cash is also acceptable. You can drop off toys every day at Body and Rock Hard on Castro Street, at Urban Bread (3981 18th St. at Sanchez) and at Leather, Etc. at 8th and Folsom streets. Volunteers are flocking to gather up the toys and get them ready for delivery to the Sunburst Project, the SF Fire Department and other agencies.

Last Sunday, December 9, the annual holiday brunch to benefit the Positive Resource Center was held at the Octavia Lounge. The end result of all this planning spearheaded by Gary Virginia and his crew was a whooping $2,052.20 for PRC.

There was entertainment by Ben Prince, Eric Hanson, Ida Slaptor, Mark Paladini, and Miss Gay SF BeBe Sweetbriar, as well as a trumpet interlude by Aaron Priskorn.

All the "usual suspects" were there, including Assemblyman Mark Leno. And everyone shrugged when it was pointed out that the supervisor for District 8 was a no-show again.

The highlight of the afternoon was the community awards, given each year to worthy recipients. This year, the awards went to Scott Peterson, manager of the Powerhouse bar, and Sister Roma of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Peterson was there but La Roma was another no-show and was even supposed to be the emcee for the festivities. Of course, Sister Roma didn't know she was going to get the award, but to not show up to host the event was viewed as either due to illness, she forgot, or partied too much the night before. Tsk-tsk. Leno also issued a certificate from the California Assembly and some lucky person paid $250 for a 1981 bottle of Chateau Lafitte Rothschild wine. Bravo! Hope you had a great time!

Meanwhile, in Texas

The sash-rash race continues, too. Last weekend, the Dallas Eagle had the spotlight with two contestants introduced at the meet and greet on Friday night and the contest on Saturday.

Nearly 200 people witnessed the sashing of Darrell Larsen of Dallas as Mr. Dallas Eagle 2008. He advances to compete for the Mr. Texas Leather 2008 title in March. The outgoing Mr. Dallas Eagle 2007, Julian Harris, delivered a stirring step-aside speech that garnered a standing ovation.


During the holiday brunch on Sunday, an individual approached me to ask: "When did the LGBTQ nomenclature become that? It used to be GLBT only, and now it's this alphabet soup name that denotes us as a group."

Now that's one I can't answer and quite frankly, I never gave it too much thought. There are gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, and questioning people out there. Quite frankly, I don't care if it's LGBTQ or GLBTQ. You all know what these letters mean and it's no big deal to start it out with the letter "G" or the letter "L." I hope this question doesn't make it t

The Naughty Boys toy drive benefit at the Powerhouse was a great success here with (L to R): SF Leather Daddy Glen Tanking, SF Leather Daddy's Boy Angle and Mama Reinhardt.
o the Leather Titleholders Page. There's enough nonsense there as it is.

And the other day someone asked: "Has anyone ever refused to be pinned by Mama?" Hey, you'll have to ask Mama that one. I have no clue on that subject.

Another question: "Whatever happened to the gay museum that was supposed to be in the SF Public Library building in the Castro?" I don't know.

Closing it out for another week. Only two weeks left in this year. Next week and the week after, I'll not do "Thanks for the memories" as I have in the past. Instead, I'll wish certain things for certain individuals both here and in other cities. Until then, keep the fundraising going and remember: You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage him or her.

Darrell Larsen of Dallas (L.) was chosen Mr. Dallas Eagle Leather 2008 last Sat., Dec. 8, here with Mr. Dallas Eagle Leather 2007 Julian Harris. Darrell advances to compete for the Mr. Texas Leather 2008 title in March 2008.

Eventures in Leather, Dec. 15, 2007 – Jan 27, 2008

Saturday, Dec. 15

The last Men in Gear gathering will take place at the Powerhouse tonight from 2100 to closing. Whether these meetings will occur in 2008 is in question right now. Stay tuned.

Toy Drive gathering at the Edge from 2100 with a (their words) rockin' raffle and collection of new, unwrapped toys.

At Renegades in San Jose, a holiday party with a buffet dinner and desserts and a prize for the tackiest holiday sweater. Bring new unwrapped toy.

Sunday, Dec. 16

Another toy drive event at Café Flore from 1500 to 1900.

Sundance Saloon Holiday Ball at 550 Barnveld Ave. Bring new unwrapped toy and stomp those floors!

Mon., Tue., Wed. Dec. 17, 18 and 19

Donna Sachet's "Songs of the Season" shows (Monday is sold out!) Surprise guest on Wednesday - in the Plush Room of the Hotel York. Always a fun event.

Friday, Dec. 21

The Exiles of SF present their annual Carnal Carnival at the Women's Building tonight and if you've never been, this is one great event for women of the BDSM persuasion. $4 for members, $10 for guests.

Weekend Jan. 18-21

Centaur MC of Washington, DC annual Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend. Host hotel Washington Plaza sold out but satellite hotel rooms available. For more information, go to

Weekend Jan. 25-27

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