About Us

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 21 years of age.

The Inquisitor - April 2015

April 5th, 2015

Associates Weekend April 24-26, 2015

Associates weekend, April 24-26, kicks off with a night out on the town. Join your brothers for an informal bar night at the SF Eagle http://sf-eagle.com/storm/ starting at 8pm on Friday April 24th. And don’t forget to wear your colors!

After the Saturday night of great play, refuel before the Sunday afternoon party with us. The 15 association will be gathering at the Canton Dim Sum restaurant for brunch from 11am until the play party starts.

Scheduled events include:  

Friday, April 24 - Associates weekend bar night at the Eagle, 398 12th St., 8pm -11pm
Saturday, April 25 – Associates weekend Play Party at Alchemy, 1060 Folsom Street from 7PM to Midnight
Sunday, April 26 – Associates weekend Brunch from 11am to 1pm at Canton Dim Sum restaurant 655 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Sunday, April 26 – Associates weekend Sunday Play Party 2PM to 6PM at Alchemy, 1060 Folsom.
Play event at Alchemy – Needs Dungeon Monitors

Play event at Alchemy – Needs Dungeon Monitors

SWINE – April 10 from 8:00PM to 1:00 AM - Men's 18 and over play party benefiting Wagz Pack's Service Pups, Inc.  Come play with the piggy pups of Wagz Pack at the Alchemy 1060 Folsom Street in San Francisco. They will raffle a gift basket full of sexy fun.  $20 admission but free if you volunteer to DM.  Contact smgaynes@gmail.com.  More info at: https://fetlife.com/events/330531

Annual Beer Bust Sunday May 3 from 3PM to 6PM

The 15 Association's annual Beer Bust at The San Francisco Eagle is on Sunday May 3 from 3PM to 6PM. Come meet friends and brothers while you enjoy a beer or two and food on the patio at the Eagle, 398 12th Street at Harrison in San Francisco.

SF Pride Parade Leather Marshal Election May 9, 2PM at the SF Eagle.

The nominations are in and the election is set for May 9, 2PM at the Eagle, 398 12th Street San Francisco. Everyone who shows up gets a vote. Candidates who have the most friends present will win. The details and the nominees will be posted to www.sfleather.org soon.

Felix Jones to inducted into Leather Hall of Fame at CLAW

Felix Jones will be inducted into the Leather Hall of Fame this year. Felix is a former fraternal of The 15 and an honorary member from 1985 until his death. Newly inducted Fraternal Emeritus Jim Farant was Felix's partner. Jim created and funded the Jones Fund in Felix's honor. You can read more about Felix and the other Leather Hall of Fame inductees at: http://leatherhalloffame.com/index.php/inductees

BootCamp Almost Sold Out! Only a Few Camp Sites Left

Boot Camp registrations near maximum capacity - Boot Camp is full for Doubles and Bunk rooms and has only a few camping spaces left! If you haven't yet registered and are planning to be there, register now before registrations close. Be sure to let your favorite boys, bottoms, tops, daddies, pups or whoever you hope to play with know that the few slots left will be gone soon.

Vote Early and Often! – Donations Go To AIDS EMERGENCY FUND

The Golden Gate Guards 43rd Annual Golden Dildeaux Awards are underway. Steve G., Chairman of The 15, has been nominated for “The Arrow Award” (top of them all), Jorge is competing for “The Lovesick Award” (has a new spouse every month) as well as “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Award (best individual performance in a 3-or-more-some), Rob C. is in it for The “50 Shades of Grey” Award (likes to get spanked), Wolf is up for the “Inherent Vice” Award (most active cocksucker of the year) and the “Hunger” Award (deepest deep throat), and Richard B. is in it for the “Leviathon” Award (horse hung stud). 15 members Eric S., Wolf, and Rob are all competing for the “Wild Tales” award (wildest playspace screamer). Your newsletter editor, Al Parso (Mr Alameda County Leather) is nominated for the “Guardian of the Galaxy” Award (hottest current title holder). If you love us, please go vote for us and if you don't, please go vote for somebody else. Your donations are tax deductible and the proceeds benefit The Aids Emergency Fund. Go to http://ggguards.org for your ballot!

SWAT-A-MILE Challenge BACK in 2015

The Swat-A-Mile Challenge is back says 15 member, Eric Crow. As some of you know, Eric was a Roadie for AIDS LifeCycle in 2013, when he created the “Swat-A-Mile” challenge. AIDS LifeCycle is a 545 mile ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It takes place in June (the week before Bootcamp). He successfully reached a minimum of $545 in donations from 15 members, so he promised a special spanking/paddling scene at Bootcamp, with 545 swats. Eric says, “It was quite a sight, I tell ya, and I was giggling by the end of it, even with a paddle broken over my ass at the end of the scene.”

This year, however, Eric is raising the stakes a bit: He wants to raise $2 per swat. So if he receives more than $1,090 in donations from the 15, he will submit to this scene again, and along with the extra money raised comes a more intense scene. One that you will not want to miss. He is currently at $645, and if just five more members donate $100 each, Eric will reach his goal and the fun will be had by all those who donate. Your donation is tax-deductible and it can be made in installments of just $10 a month over ten months. Please visit Eric's page and make your donation today! He says, “Thank you very much for your support, and I look forward to having a very red bottom at the end to show for this.” Eric Crow, Roadie #8502.  Eric's personal web page is:  http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/eaglebear

Genital Diversity Project

For the exhibitionists among us and those of us concerned with good health care, Brian Swager, DM, Director, The Genital Diversity Project is seeking volunteers to have their genitals photographed for an upcoming photography book that will be used for medical education. You can get all the facts at www.genitaldiversity.com.

The 15 Association – Information for you:

The donation for our parties in 2015 is: $15 for members, $20 for guests. $10 off for volunteering and free if you do clean-up at the end of the evening. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Jonathan Domash for more information. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Note to our Guests: First-time guests must arrive at parties with a member, or request an invitation via our website. However, if you have been to a 15 Association party in the last year, you are automatically in our system and do not have to be invited to come to our regularly scheduled parties. Just show up with your ID! 

Interested in Prospecting to join the club? Come to parties, play hard, volunteer, and get to know the Associates and the guys on the Fraternal Committee, especially but not only Frank S., our Membership Chair. They can tell you all about it!

Fraternal Meetings - Want to know more about how the club runs? Have you got something to say? Or are you just kinky for meetings? Fraternal Committee meetings are open to all members, plus prospects and interested others, and usually happen the same afternoon as the parties at 5:00PM but check with a current fraternal. The time and location of fraternal meetings does change from time-to-time as necessary.

Events of interest to The 15 Association members:

April 9 – 12  International Ms Leather Contest at The DoubleTree in San Jose

April 10   Wagz Pack Play Party at Alchemy. https://fetlife.com/events/330531

April 18  Golden Gate Guards Awards Golden Dildeaux Awards “The Woodies” http://ggguards.org

April 19  Uniform Party / contest / Fund Raiser at The World Famous Turf Club 22519 Main Street, Hayward from 3PM to 7PM. See http://aclcweb.org/

April 22  LDG Rich Trove 10th anniversary http://www.sfldg.org/

April 25  The 15 Association Play Party – See anniversary weekend events schedule above.

May 1-3  Northwest Leather Celebration San Jose

May 3  The 15 Association's Annual Beer Bust at The SF Eagle from 3pm to 6pm

May 17  IML 'SendOff' Party for Al Parso at the World Famous Turf Club 22519 Main Street, Hayward from 3PM to 7PM.

May 21 – 24  International Mr Leather Contest in Chicago

May 30  The 15 Association Play Party at Alchemy

June 10-14  BootCamp – Almost sold out See details above

July 9-12 GearUp

July 25 Dore Alley Weekend Play Party (Tickets must be purchased in advance – No tickets will be sold at the door)

Sept 26 Folsom Eve Play Party (Tickets must be purchased in advance – No tickets will be sold at the door)

 

Other News:

Worn Out West will take 10% off for anyone who mentions The 15 Association!

San Francisco Leathermen’s Discussion Group is an independent, all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization of men serving the educational needs of the BDSM/Leather community. With a few of our own club's members on their board, we have a lot of intersection. 

For those in the Leather Community who find themselves in dire financial straits due to injury or illness, San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance sponsors a fund to help out with emergency expenses. If you need financial help to pay bills due to a serious injury or chronic/life threatening illness, please contact the Leather Alliance to see if you qualify for help. Al Parso is the 15 Association's representative on the Leather Alliance board. He can be contacted through our website.

The 15 Association supports the Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago. This is an important institution that is dedicated to preserving the histories of our communities, clubs and scenes. No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit!  

Got News?  We want it. Events of interest to our membership or brief articles about our members or our community are welcome. Not sure? Send it to MrACL2014@yahoo.com.

Contact the newsletter editor, Al Parso (MrACL2014@yahoo.com) with any news or event that may of interest to members of The 15 Association.


BootCamp XXVII Registration now open!

January 4th, 2015

We are very proud to invite you to the 27th Anniversary Boot Camp, Wednesday, June 10 to Sunday, June 14, 2015. Yes, you read that right, by popular demand we have kept the extra day!

Please take a few minutes now to review the following points. Since we anticipate very high demand for Boot Camp yet again, only 15 Association Member applications will be processed during January. Priority guest applications will be processed beginning February 1, 2015. Register by going to BootCamp Registration in the "Members & Guests" menu.

Rates: Members: $425 for camping; $475 for bunk rooms; or, $525 for double rooms.
Non-Members: $470 for camping; $520 for bunk rooms; or, $570 for double rooms.
If you will be arriving Thursday instead of Wednesday, subtract $50 for lodging or $25 for camping.

Applications, reserved space, and dates: We will not be accepting money or reservations unless they are accompanied by an appropriately filled-out original application. Your reservation is not transferable. Also, you may name priority guest(s) only if you are applying to attend. We will not process your guest’s application until we have received yours. If by February 25 there is still space available, applications for additional guests will be sent out. All applications will be processed in the order received. Once space is filled we will maintain a waiting list.

Name on application and release: A signed release is an integral part of the application. The name on the application and the release must be the same and must be a legal name (which we will handle as confidential information). We will not process applications that do not include a release containing your original signature. Please note that this is a new release form. Read the release carefully (both front and back), as well as the “Policy and Behavior at SM Events.”

Payment and cancellations: To simplify our record keeping, you are requested to submit full payment with your application. If this is not possible, you must include the minimum deposit noted on the enclosed application, or your application will not be processed. Full payment must be received by April 15, or your reservation will be canceled. Cancellations received by April 30 will be entitled to a full refund; those received by May 15 will be entitled to a 50% refund; no refunds after that date.

Financial help: The Seibert-Click fund provides for a limited number of Boot Camp scholarships and partial scholarships. If you cannot afford to pay the full amount of the fee, send what you can now and include a letter of application for help from the Seibert-Click fund. Your letter will be forwarded to the Seibert-Click Fund Committee. Space, if available, will be reserved for you pending the decision of the Fund Committee. The Seibert-Click Fund Committee plans to consider additional applications in the order received.

Special needs: You must state in your application any dietary, mobility, or other concerns that may affect the planning of meals and housing. We will do our best to accommodate your needs. Please tell us as soon as possible; last-minute requests may not be fulfilled.

Transportation: Transportation to and from the run site is the responsibility of each man attending the run. We will make an effort to find rides for those who need them. If you need a ride and we can’t find one for you, we will try to put you in contact with other men in the same situation, so that you can share car rentals.

Set up/tear down: If you would like to volunteer to help with Set Up (June 8-10) or Tear Down (June 14), you will be able to eligible to attend a special pre-run Dungeon Christening Party Tuesday, June 9. In order to attend this event, you must contact me (msterjeffrey@comcast.net) to register for either Set Up or Tear Down prior to the run. Both Set Up and Tear Down are hard work, but we have a lot of fun while we do it, and the pre-run party is a blast. Space on the Set Up and Tear Down crews is limited.

Run Directory: Since it was so popular last year, we will be handing out a Run Directory to all Boot Camp 27 Participants. Your application has spaces for you to select what of your information (if any) you wish to have in the Run Directory.

The past six Boot Camps (2008-2014) have been our most successful ever. We hope that you will be able to participate in Boot Camp 27 and make it even better.


Events Calendar

2015
Fri 4/24
8pm–11pm
Bar Night at the SF Eagle
Sat 4/25
7pm–12M
Associate's Weekend Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 4/26
11am–1pm
Associates Weekend Brunch
Sun 4/26
2pm–6pm
Associate's Weekend Play Party
Doors close at 4pm
Sun 5/3
3pm–6pm
Beer Bust
Sat 5/30
1pm–3pm
Fraternal Committee meeting
Sat 5/30
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Wed 6/10
2pm–6/14 12pm
BootCamp XXVII
Sat 7/11
1pm–3pm
Fraternal Committee meeting
Sat 7/25
6pm–12M
Dore Alley Weekend Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 8/22
1pm–3pm
Fraternal Committee meeting
Sat 8/22
6pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 9/13
3pm–6pm
Beer Bust
Sat 9/26
6pm–12M
Folsom Eve Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 10/24
1pm–3pm
Fraternal Committee meeting
Sat 10/24
6pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 11/28
1pm–3pm
Fraternal Committee meeting
Sat 11/28
6pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 12/13
2pm–6pm
Holiday Play Party
Doors close at 4pm