We Are...

  • A social and sexual fraternity for men who engage in BDSM.
  • The longest-standing gay male BDSM Association in the western USA.
  • Active in the San Francisco BDSM community with play parties, an annual run (Boot Camp), social events and charitable fund raising.
  • Premier BDSM Players who mentor by example.
  • Safe, Sane and Consensual.
  • A volunteer Association with over 175 members, coordinated by a Fraternal Committee.
  • Open to members and invited guests with a government-issued male ID who are at least 18 years of age.

The Inquisitor - September 2019

Stories


Upcoming 15 Association Events

Get out and play with your brothers! Mark your calendars for these upcoming 15 Association Play (and other) Events:

  • Sat Sept 28  6pm – Midnight — Folsom Play Party at Catalyst. Doors Close: 11pm Advance Tickets Pre-sale ONLY.
  • Sun Oct 6  11am – 6pm — Castro Street Fair Booth (Beer and/or Beverage) at Castro Street Fair.
  • Sat Oct 19  7pm – Midnight — Play Party at Catalyst. Doors Close: 10pm

Message from the Chairman

I hope everyone enjoyed their August vacations. It’s always a bit of a slow month for Leather, and our club in particular. But just around the corner is the Folsom Street fair and our infamous Folsom Eve party. This party will sell out early, so get your tickets ASAP.

Some folks have asked me if we’ve ever hosted a booth at the Fair. My answer has always been: Folsom is too crowded and hectic, with a higher percentage of vanilla onlookers for our club to host a play booth safely. There’s a bevy of other exciting activities for the entire leather week, so our out-of-town brothers should have a full dance card.

The weekend immediately after Folsom weekend is the Castro Street Fair and our beer booth. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and needs many hands. I’ve heard feedback from everyone who has ever worked the beer booth how much of a fabulous time our brothers have. Look for a few e-mails to gin up volunteers over the next few weeks.

Eric See, Chairman


Eric See


Member News

SF Ring: M/s Dynamic

Monday Sep 9th, from 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Eros Community Room, 2051 Market St, SF

The SF Ring presents: M/s Dynamic — Master Richard Sprott and his slaves lyle and james

Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District

Board of Directors elections are set for August 21!

Once 55 leather & LGBTQ businesses, bars and clubs were in SOMA; now there are just 12. It is our goal to preserve and expand the leather and LGBTQ culture in the area. For more information see: www.sfleatherdistrict.com or visit our Facebook page: Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District; www.facebook.com/sflcd.org

The meetings are the third Wednesday of the month, 7 – 9pm at the SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market St. The upcoming dates are:

September 18
October 16
November 20
December 18

Support The Leather Journal!

Recently a Patreon has been created to support The Leather Journal. The Leather Journal has been a long time resource to the community locally and internationally, a long time supporter of The 15 Association and the Leather community in general. Our history is documented and shared with its readers both online and in paper print. Please consider donating to help support this great resource. https://www.patreon.com/theleatherjournal

Support the SF Catalyst!

About SF Catalyst:

SF Catalyst is a community-run educational and social space in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco and is available for use by groups, organizations, and individuals for events that are in alignment with the mission of The San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance, an all-volunteer-run non-profit organization, which is to create a welcoming and supportive environment for members of the SF Bay Area Leather, Fetish, Kink, & Motorcycling communities. The space has been through a few incarnations and has been an important part of the community for over ten years!

SF Catalyst is also available for private bookings to groups and individuals. Email reservations@sfcatalyst.org to inquire.

More information and online donations: https://www.patreon.com/sfcatalyst


Other News and Events

Other events of interest to 15 Association members:

  • Fri Sept 6 10pm – 2am—STANK, Powerhouse bar, 1347 Folsom St, SF
  • Fri Sept 6 — Sat Sept 28 times vary—The Haunting of Hill House, Curtain Call Theater at Russian River
  • Sat Sept 21 1pm – 2pm—BLUF at the GLBT Historical Society, 4127 18th St, SF
  • Sun Sept 22 1pm – 3pm—Leather Pride Parade, Start at Folsom Foundry, 1425 Folsom St, SF
  • Sun Sept 29 11am – 6pm—Folsom Street Fair
  • Fri Oct 18 — Sun Oct 20 SF Rubber Weekend
  • Sat Oct 19 7pm – 9:30pm—SF Rubber Contest, SF Eagle

The Haunting of Hill House

Dear Theater lovers,

Paranormal activity and scary phenomena abound on our latest production of The Haunting of Hill House at Curtain Call Theatre. Join us for an extraordinary experience as we delve into what makes a house evil and why we can get affected by its powers.

Based on Shirley Jackson’s celebrated novel by the same title, the play is authored by F. Andrew Leslie who also wrote stage versions of such famous films as The Spiral Staircase, Splendor in the Grass, and Mr. Hobbs’ Vacation.

More information on our website at RussianRiverHall.com. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm, September 6th through September 28th. Reservations at 707-524-8739. We now accept credit cards at the door. Please pass it on to others.

See you there for a haunting good time.

STANK

Spencer Adam & Powerhouse presents: STANK. RIPE PIT Contest. Shirts-off specials! Sweaty Go-Gos. Sponsored by: SPUNK LUBE, DOUBLE SCORPIO & STEAMWORKS. Every first FRIDAY at the Powerhouse, 10pm to 2am. $5

BLUF @ GLBT Historical Society

Join your BLUF SF friends (and meet new ones) as we explore this historical exhibition focused on the man who helped shape so much of our continuing identity within leather culture. Gear is welcome but not necessary. Admission to the museum is $5. Join us for lunch in the Castro afterwards.

Leather Pride - Parade and Eagle Plaza Party

Organized by the SF Eagle and the Friends of the Eagle Plaza.

This year Leather Pride Parade replaces the PRC’s “LeatherWalk” fundraiser on Sunday, September 22, just one week before the Folsom Fair. This will also mark the inauguration (if not the actual physical opening) of Eagle Plaza.

Parade to start at the Folsom Foundry and visit the usual SOMA venues, ending with an expanded beer bust on Harrison Street outside the SF Eagle and raising the leather flag to mark the start of Leather Week.

The event will not be a fundraiser the way Leatherwalk was, but it will have a truck, music, an honor guard, and mini-contingents from any and all interested organizations. The parade will be officially hosted by the Friends of Eagle Plaza, with the SF Eagle hosting the beer bust at the end. Persons under age 21 are welcome to join the Parade, but may not enter the bars or the festival at the end. Arrangements will be made for the mobility-impaired to participate.

All are encouraged to wear club colors, march with club banners, and join the festivities along the parade route, or just meet up at the SF Eagle. Info@leatherprideparade.org.

SFBARubber 2020

SF Bay Area Rubber Title Elections 2020 will be expanded to include Mr. SF Rubber, Ms. SF Rubber, Mx. SF Rubber, and SF Fetish Puppy. Go to http://bit.ly/SFBARubber2020 for Contestant Application. A weekend of activities are focused around the contest on Sat Oct 19 at the SF Eagle. More info on Facebook: San Francisco Bay Area Rubber.

Got News? We want it!

Do you have News or Events our members would have interest in or enjoy outside the Dungeon?! Whether you are producing an event or just attending one others may not be aware and wish to participate. Our Community has much to offer and a variety of tastes so don’t hesitate to e-mail by the 25th of the month for publication in the following month’s issue. Inquisitor editor: Tyler Fong tazpuppy15@gmail.com.

 

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Events Calendar

2019
Sat 9/28
6pm–12M
Folsom Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 10/6
11am–6pm
Castro Street Fair booth
Sat 10/19
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 10/19
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 11/16
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 11/16
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 12/15
12pm–4pm
Holiday Play Party
Doors close at 2pm
2020
Wed 1/1–12:01 am Member Registration starts for BootCamp
Sat 1/25
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 1/25
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 2/1–12:01 am Guest Registration begins for BootCamp
Sat 2/15
1pm–3pm
Fraternal Meeting
Fri 2/21
6pm–10pm
Anniversary Dinner
Sat 2/22
7pm–12M
Anniversary Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 2/23
2pm–6pm
Anniversary Sunday Play Party
Doors close at 4pm
Sat 3/28
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 3/28
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 4/18
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 4/18
7pm–12M
Associates Weekend Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 4/19
2pm–6pm
Associates Weekend Sunday Play Party
Doors close at 4pm
Sat 5/16
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 5/16
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Mon 6/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley
Wed 6/10
2pm–6/14 12pm
BootCamp XXXII
Wed 7/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley Party
Sat 7/25
6pm–12M
Dore Play Party
Doors close at 11pm
Sun 7/26
11am–6pm
Dore Alley Fair and The 15 Outdoor Playspace
Sat 8/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sat 8/22
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 8/22
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Tue 9/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sat 9/26
6pm–12M
Folsom Play Party
Doors close at 11pm
Sat 10/24
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 10/24
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 11/21
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 11/21
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 12/13
12pm–4pm
Holiday Play Party
Doors close at 2pm