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Chicago's Leather Invasion

Chicago's Leather Invasion

  • by Race Bannon
  • May 26, 2015

Being a former Chicagoan, every time the International Mr. Leather (IML) weekend rolls around, I get excited. It's always a trip down hometown memory lane for me as well as a chance to reconnect with countless friends, some of whom I only see there once a

Leather Alliance Weekend

Leather Alliance Weekend

  • by Race Bannon
  • Mar 17, 2015

Yet again the fine folks at the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance, along with a small army of dedicated volunteers and supportive sponsors, produced their Leather Alliance Weekend on March 5-8.

Are Leather Titles Necessary?

Are Leather Titles Necessary?

  • by Race Bannon
  • Feb 7, 2015

On Wednesday, January 28, the San Francisco Leathermen's Discussion Group (LDG) hosted a panel discussion named "Are Leather Titles Necessary?" at the SF LGBT Center.

PrEP: Tipping Point to Put the Sex Back in Leathersex?

PrEP: Tipping Point to Put the Sex Back in Leathersex?

  • by Race Bannon
  • Jan 21, 2015

Before you read any further, I know the title of this column is provocative. Obviously I'm going to talk about PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), the once a day pill regimen to prevent HIV infection. I also seem to be implying that leathersex is lacking sex

Gifts wrapped in leather

Gifts wrapped in leather

  • Nov 19, 2014

It was a festive atmosphere at the Eagle bar Tuesday, November 18 when Folsom Street Events, producers of the Folsom Street Fair, Up Your Alley fair, and related parties, presented checks to this year's beneficiaries.

BARchive: Folsom Street Leather

BARchive: Folsom Street Leather

  • by Jim Stewart
  • Sep 16, 2014

"What happened to the other leather restraint?" Joe Taylor said. "You had four." "One of my BD buddies must have wanted a souvenir," I said. "I noticed it missing during a session last night." "Yeah," Joe said. "I can make a replacement."

Who is Andy Cross?

Who is Andy Cross?

  • by Scott Brogan
  • Jun 11, 2013

Two weeks ago, Andy Cross brought the title of International Mister Leather (IML) home to San Francisco. He shared some stories about what led him to the leather scene.

BARchive: Leathernecking

BARchive: Leathernecking

  • by Dr. Jack Fritscher
  • Jul 19, 2011

The night its doors opened, the Leatherneck became the peer of vintage theme bars like The Tool Box, The No Name, and The Brig. The Leatherneck was one of the best bars of the Titanic 1970s.