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Kink about town

Kink about town

  • by Race Bannon
  • May 30, 2018

But as I prepare to attend what is the biggest men's leather and kink event of its kind in the world, I'm reflecting on some of the events I've been attending this past week here locally in San Francisco.

On becoming kinky

On becoming kinky

  • by Race Bannon
  • May 16, 2018

Throughout the years one of the most common questions I've been asked has come from people who don't consider themselves kinky but have discovered they're interested in or dating someone who has such interests.

The scene is alive and well

The scene is alive and well

  • by Race Bannon
  • May 2, 2018

Every so often I'm reminded of how vibrant our San Francisco Bay Area leather and kink scene is and how lucky those of us who live here are to so easily be our true erotic selves. This past week was a clear reminder that our local scene is most definitely

Street Meet - Big block party planned for Eagle's fifth anniversary

Street Meet - Big block party planned for Eagle's fifth anniversary

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 25, 2018

On April 29 the SF Eagle, one of South of Market's most popular and iconic gay bars, will celebrate its fifth anniversary under the ownership of Lex Montiel and Mike Leon with what promises to be a huge birthday bash.

Collateral Damage: Kink communities censored by federal overreach

Collateral Damage: Kink communities censored by federal overreach

  • by Race Bannon
  • Apr 24, 2018

One of the ramifications of badly worded legislation is that often there are unintended collateral damage consequences. Recently, the President signed into law ill-conceived and overly broad legislation referred to as SESTA/FOSTA.

Volunteering - It's Good for You!

Volunteering - It's Good for You!

  • by Race Bannon
  • Mar 4, 2018

The organized elements of the leather and kink world run mostly on the energy of volunteers. Whether it's a play party, social event, education class, or whatever, most of them are produced and run by volunteers.

New Ms. San Francisco Leather Chosen

New Ms. San Francisco Leather Chosen

  • by Race Bannon
  • Jan 21, 2018

One of the biggest events of the year for local leather women is the Ms. San Francisco Leather contest, held on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at SOMArts Cultural Center.

Leather :: Another Year, and Looking Ahead

Leather :: Another Year, and Looking Ahead

  • by Race Bannon
  • Jan 7, 2018

Like many of us often say to ourselves around this time of year, 2017 went by quickly. Despite the national political churn and angst so many of us are experiencing, it still whizzed by, at least for me.

Leather :: Give the Gift of Volunteering

Leather :: Give the Gift of Volunteering

  • by Race Bannon
  • Dec 10, 2017

I felt compelled to write about giving the gift of volunteering because it's only through our volunteer efforts that we build the cogs and wheels that create and manage our organized kink scene.

Accessing Kink :: Making Leather Space for All

Accessing Kink :: Making Leather Space for All

  • by Race Bannon
  • Nov 26, 2017

Over the years, I've become aware of the difficulties some kinksters with disabilities deal with while trying to fully participate in our scene.

Intersexualities :: We're Not One Community, and That's Okay

Intersexualities :: We're Not One Community, and That's Okay

  • by Race Bannon
  • Nov 12, 2017

When some of you read the title of this column you got a little pissed off. Inside of you might be a voice wanting to scream "Yes, we are one community, damn it!" But hear me out.

BARchive :: When 'Drummer' Came to Town

BARchive :: When 'Drummer' Came to Town

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Sep 24, 2017

During its classic period from 1977 to 1979, the magazine "Drummer" introduced the growing leather culture to both San Francisco and the world.

Folsom Frenzy :: Annual Street Fair Unleashes the Kink

Folsom Frenzy :: Annual Street Fair Unleashes the Kink

  • by Race Bannon
  • Sep 24, 2017

This past Sunday the annual Leather Week frenzy that leads up to the centerpiece event, Folsom Street Fair, began with the 26th annual LeatherWalk.

Our Women in Uniform

Our Women in Uniform

  • by Race Bannon
  • Sep 17, 2017

The Dyke Uniform Corps (D.U.C.) was founded in April 1998 for women uniform fetishists by four people known as the General Officers: Gunner, Kane, Blade and Tomo. I had an opportunity to speak with one of those founders, Tomo.