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 - May 2019


Upcoming 15 Association Events

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

  • Sat May 18  7pm – Midnight — Play Party at Catalyst. Doors Close: 10pm
  • Sun May 19  4pm – 8pm — Beer Bust at Lone Star Saloon, San Francisco.
  • June 12–16 — Bootcamp XXXI

Message from the Chairman

Thanks to everyone who made our Associates Weekend a fun time! This month our club is hosting it's first beer bust at the Lonestar on May 19th from 4pm-8pm. Some of you may remember that our Fraternal meetings used to be held at the Lonestar, both upstairs and on the back patio. It's been a long time since we've held any events at the bar, so this year will be our glorious return. You can help out and volunteer. Just go to our website or e-mail Kevin our volunteer coordinator. And you can come by, support the club and hang out with your club brothers. This will of course be the Sunday after our Saturday platy party. Note that our party is on the 18th this month to avoid Memorial Day so you can make a weekend of it.

In other news, Congrats to all of our brothers who were nominated and those who won a Golden Dildeaux this year! Our club represented extremely well on the ballot and at the award presentation held at the SF Eagle, Saturday April 27.

Eric See

Eric See

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. The 2000+ sq. ft. space 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

Member News

Bare Chest Calendar

Good luck to Kevin Harding-Toy (Fraternal Member) and Brock (Associate Member) as they compete for a spot in the Bare Chest Calendar 2020! They are raising funds for PRC and you can support them in person or online:
Kevin: https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/1940340
Brock: https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/1896655


Good luck Geoff Millard (Associate Member) at IMBB 27 in Chicago over Memorial Day Weekend! May 23-27 imrl.com

Exhibition Opening — Mayor of Folsom Street: The Life and Legacy of Alan Selby

Thursday, May 16, 7pm — September 30, 2019, the exhibit will be on display at the GLBT Historical Society SF.
The life of Alan Selby (Associate Member of The 15 Association), also known as Mr. S, who opened the iconic leather and kink retail store Mr. S Leather in the SoMa district in 1979.

Curated by Jordy Jones (Honorary Member), Jeremy Prince, and Gayle Rubin, and drawing on the Alan Selby papers preserved in the archives, this transdisciplinary exhibition situates Selby’s life within the context of a changing SoMa neighborhood, AIDS charity, and the emergence of a district queer leather and kink culture. Light refreshments will be served.

4127 18th St, San Francisco. Tickets $5, www.eventbrite.com through the Facebook Event listing OR the GLBT Historical Society, glbthistory.org. Limited seating

Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District

The legislation creating the district was unanimously approved by the supervisors and signed by the Mayor last May, and we are in the process of establishing by-laws as we are also putting into place the organizational framework to manage the work of the district.

In 1980, there were 55 leather & LGBTQ businesses, bars and clubs in SOMA...and there are now 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 Wicked Grounds Annex (Upstairs). The upcoming dates are:
May 15
June 19
July 17
August 21
September 18
October 16
November 20
December 18

Other News and Events

Other events of interest to 15 Association members:

  • Sat May 11 3:00pm – 6:30pm — Finals: Bare Chest Calendar 2020, DNA Lounge, 375 11th St SF
  • Sun May 12 3:00pm – 6:00pm — A Mother’s Day IML Send Off Party and GGG Beer Bust, SF Eagle
  • Sun May 19 11:30am – 5:30pm — CPR and First Aid AED and blood Bourne pathogen certification class, Wicked Grounds, $95-$125

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 tazpuppy@sbcglobal.net.



Events Calendar

Sat 6/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley
Wed 6/12
2pm–6/16 12pm
BootCamp XXXI
Mon 7/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley Party
Sat 7/27
Dore Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Thu 8/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sun 8/4
SF Eagle Beer Bust
Sat 8/24
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 8/24
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 9/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sat 9/28
Folsom Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 10/6
Castro Street Fair booth
Sat 10/19
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 10/19
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 11/16
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 11/16
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 12/15
Holiday Play Party
Doors close at 2pm
Wed 6/10
2pm–6/14 12pm
BootCamp XXXII