BARtab :: Leather-Kink

So, You're Curious About Kink

So, You're Curious About Kink

  • by Race Bannon
  • Sep 3, 2017

One of the most common questions I get from people is "how do I learn about kink?"

Relationship Choices Grow

Relationship Choices Grow

  • by Race Bannon
  • Aug 20, 2017

For many years, our kink scene has fostered the concept of the "leather family" or some variation which I contend is our own unique variation on polyamory. There are other such kink manifestations of this concept.

SOMA leather alley dedicated

SOMA leather alley dedicated

  • by Alex Madison
  • Jul 26, 2017

After some 11 years in the making, a leather ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the South of Market redevelopment project tbhat includes a tribute to the once-cruisy Ringold Alley.

A Hero Leaves Us :: Leather Folk on the Passing of Chuck Renslow

A Hero Leaves Us :: Leather Folk on the Passing of Chuck Renslow

  • by Race Bannon
  • Jul 9, 2017

One of the world's most important leathermen left the planet this past week. Chuck Renslow, a pivotal figure in our scene, died after struggling with longtime illness.

Build It :: Leather & Kink Gatherings in SF and Chicago

Build It :: Leather & Kink Gatherings in SF and Chicago

  • by Race Bannon
  • Jun 11, 2017

One of the many pleasures that keeps me engaged in this wonderful leather and kink scene of ours is seeing our kinky kind coming together at the many events where we can socialize and connect.

Chicago leather club welcomes trans men

Chicago leather club welcomes trans men

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 26, 2016

The Chicago Hellfire Club has opened its doors to trans leathermen after more than a decade-long battle for inclusion that shook up the leather community throughout the U.S.

Alley project to highlight leather history

Alley project to highlight leather history

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 21, 2016

Developer 4Terra Investments, as part of the capital improvements it is required to pay for, has worked with leather community members and city officials to reimagine Ringold Alley into a streetscape that honors local leather aficionados and their colorfu

Sign of the (leather) times

Sign of the (leather) times

  • Aug 3, 2016

From taking a selfie to checking their cellphones, these four guys also checked out the Up Your Alley street fair Sunday, July 31. The South of Market tradition gets locals into the leather and fetish spirit for the much larger Folsom Street Fair in late

The Pulse of Leather

The Pulse of Leather

  • by Race Bannon
  • Jun 21, 2016

How could the horrific mass murder in Orlando unfold and me not comment here? It is clearly a watershed moment in our history and I would be terribly remiss not addressing it. But you might ask, what does that incident have to with leather and kink, the f

Leather women rock San Jose

Leather women rock San Jose

  • by Race Bannon
  • Apr 26, 2016

Women who are into leather, kink and the edgier styles of sexuality only have a handful of large events that are exclusively dedicated to them and their particular aspects of our kink culture.

Kurtis Wolfe

Kurtis Wolfe

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 13, 2016

Sexy, savvy stud's back at The Nob Hill Theatre

Leather Ministry

Leather Ministry

  • by Race Bannon
  • Mar 29, 2016

Anyone who has been around the leather world for a while has heard a lot of words uttered related to some version of building community. Outreach. Building bridges. Inclusion. And many other canned phrases meant to represent some leather version of foster

Unsung Heroes :: Leather Community Acknowledged on World AIDS Day

Unsung Heroes :: Leather Community Acknowledged on World AIDS Day

  • by Race Bannon
  • Dec 13, 2015

For the leather community to be honored in such a public and meaningful way is a historic moment.

Ms. SF Leather Made Me Think

Ms. SF Leather Made Me Think

  • by Race Bannon
  • Oct 13, 2015

At the recent Ms. San Francisco Leather contest held on October 3, 2015 at Hotel Whitcomb, four women competed to be Ms. SF Leather 2016. It was a fun and well run contest and I'll mention more about it in a moment.