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 190 members, coordinated by a Fraternal Committee.
  • Open to members and invited guests with a government-issued ID verifying you are 18 years of age or older.

No on-site Registration

December 7th, 2021

Please be aware that there is currently no on-site registration.

We used to have a laptop that people who were bringing guests who were not in our system could use to enter their vital information, and the Front Desk could then retrieve it and print a Release Form for them to sign. Unfortunately, we've had three laptops stolen within the past year, and are no longer equipped for doing on-site registration.

So, make sure your guests are registered in our system before coming to an event.

Our apologies, but this is non-negotiable.

The Inquisitor - July 2024


Upcoming 15 Association Events

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

  • Sat July 27th 6pm – Midnight (Doors Close: 10pm) — Pre-Dore Play Party — Transform1060, 1060 Folsom St, SF, Advance Ticket Required.
  • Sun July 28th 11am – 5pm — Outdoor Dungeon at Dore Alley Fair, SF.
  • Sat Aug 10th Noon – 5pm — Play on the Plaza: Impact Play Area host, 398 12th St between Folsom and Harrison St, SF.
  • Sun Aug 25th 1pm – 6pm (Doors Close: 4pm) — BDSMBQ & Play Party — Transform1060, 1060 Folsom St, SF, Advance Ticket Recommended.
  • Sat Sept 28th 6pm – Midnight (Doors Close: 10pm) — Pre-Folsom Play Party — Transform1060, 1060 Folsom St, SF, Advance Ticket Required.

For Advance Ticket Recommended events, tickets can be purchased in advance on the website, but can also be obtained at the door if they are still available (however the only payment allowed is credit/debit card, i.e. no cash).

The Calendar on our website is more current than the Inquisitor.

Message from the Chairman

Happy July brothers,

For those of you In San Francisco and other cities who celebrate it at the end of June, I hope you had a wonderful Pride.

Many of us had just returned from Boot Camp 34 where we learned just how transmittable the latest strain of COVID can be. Those who were directly impacted as well as everyone else attending handled the challenge of it with grace even as we were adapting daily to the best interests of the health of our community. I especially thank Eric See for stepping up to lead teardown.

In nearly every other aspect, Boot Camp was a huge success. With 30% of the men attending for the first time, we introduced a few optional events to break the ice which were well received. Lots of dance cards got filled out! It is always a joy to see the smiles on new men to our club interacting and playing with some of our longest-standing regulars. The play was diverse and engaging. For example, Rob Callbeck introduced an erotic wrestling event that was tremendous fun for those who got on the mats and those who simply watched and cheered.

One concern many had in the months leading up to camp was how the quality of the food would be, given Gary, our treasured caterer for nearly three decades, retired last year. I am pleased to report the food was almost universally loved. From the gumbo on the first night to perfectly cooked prime rib on the final night, we did not lack flavorful fare. We will be soliciting feedback from all attendees by email so that we can improve on it even more next year. Look for a message from our caterer to all of you further in this issue of the Inquisitor.

I hope to see you all again next June at camp.

Unfortunately, while we were at camp, one of our members suffered an assault by someone he’d brought to his SF home from the SF Eagle. Details are being kept private at the moment. A community response is being formed and our member hopes to have the backing of his brothers when it is announced.

Dore Alley Play Area

I know I will see many of you at the Up Your Alley events this month. Among them is our blockbuster Saturday night play party at Transform1060, our home dungeon under several iterations for a decade. I am taking a moment to renew my call for your financial support if you are in such a position to do so. As an all-volunteer space, we rely on donations as well as event income. You may give a tax-deductible donation at spotfund.com/transform1060 and will have my personal gratitude.

In leather with love,

Christopher Wood

Message from MamaBear

MamaBear at BootCamp with helpers Dear Brothers of The 15 Association:

I am sitting here at home now and missing you all. I have so much to say, so please bear with me, this will be a little emotional.

Many of you were at the anniversary dinner where everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. I was so disheartened that the meal I had provided for you all was so disappointing. The relationship that I have had with The 15 has been important to me, both professionally and personally. I know many of you personally, and respect and admire you all so much. My love language is food, and to have the night be so terrible absolutely broke my heart, and almost my spirit. I struggled for a few months to regain my confidence and took on all the blame, although in honesty the equipment failure was the real culprit. I have never, in the decades that I have been cooking, had a failure like that.

As a result of that, I was ready to be told that I would not be your caterer for BootCamp, and I would not have had any resentment had that been the fact. Instead, Christopher and Jeff had a frank and honest conversation with me and I took everything they said to heart. They handled the situation with such respect and grace. I will always be grateful for the trust they (and you all) set in me, and for not giving up on me.

I set my mind to making this BootCamp experience the best that I possibly could.

I was so nervous that first day, and you were all so welcoming, and kind. Then as each day passed, I felt more and more a part of you. I witnessed such joy and had so many beautiful conversations. I made soulful connections that even if I don’t get invited back, will live in my heart forever.

I want to thank you for trusting me, and for allowing me in to witness just a little more of what you are all about. I hope to continue my relationship with the 15 for many more years, and look forward to continuing to get to know you all better.

You are all my brothers now, and MamaBear loves you.

Other Events

Other events of interest to 15 Association members:

Thu July 25 8pm — HEAT: Play Party for all Pups, Furries and Pigs alike – Transform1060, 1060 Folsom St, SF

Sun Sept 22 11am/11:30am step off — LeatherWalk SF – City Hall Polk St side, SF

Sun Sept 22 Noon — Leather Pride Fest, – SF Eagle Plaza, SF

Sun Sept 29 11am – 5pm — Folsom Street Fair, SF

Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District

Join us and Play on the Plaza every second Saturday of the month, 12 noon – 5pm! A community event that’s designed to ignite some spark in your life! Each month we feature a different local bay area BDSM, Kink, Leather or LGBTQ group right on Eagle Plaza!

This is an adult (18+) event.
IMPACT PLAY AREA Spanking Benches and Crosses Available
August Host: The 15 Association
KINK VENDOR BOOTHS: Leather / Kink / Fetish Vendors that rotate each month.
BEVERAGES: The SF Eagle will be open. Shop until you drop in for a beverage!
GEAR SWAP: Bring leather or kinky gear, toys or clothing for consignment or donation.

Sober Leathermen – Find Recovery at Leather Events

SoberLeatheren The soberleathermen.org website was born out of the desire to connect people to sobriety at leather events. While the focus is on gay leathermen, we hope that people of all gender identities will find the website helpful when navigating sobriety in leather spaces.

This website is not affiliated with any event, meeting, or fellowship.

Leather 12 Step Recovery

For those who are in recovery from addiction, there is a Zoom Leather Recovery group that meets several times a week. Not affiliated with AA/NA/Al-Anon and established over the pandemic, it is an open 12-step meeting for those who are in our community and wish to meet with and be supported by like-minded individuals who understand their kink & fetish interests and how those can interact with recovery.

To inquire, email zoomleatherrecovery@gmail.com for more information.

The group meets on:
Monday @ 5:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday @ 6pm
Sunday @ 10am

Other Events

Arizona Men of Leather (AML) Monthly Leather Club Night
Contact Info: Mark Levesque, 602-785-2922, mark.levesque4@gmail.com
Join the Arizona Men of Leather for Anvil’s monthly Leather Club Night at Anvil bar, located 2424 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016, the second Saturday of each month, 10 pm to Closing. Show your affinity for leather, and show off your club colors and title affiliations. AML hosts ongoing interactive demos each month. Flagging is encouraged, so grab a color hanky from our booth and let’em know what you’re into! All Leatherfolk are welcome!

AML is a male-identified Leatherman’s Social Club consisting of individuals who seek or live the Leather/SM/Fetish lifestyle, providing opportunities for friendship, mentoring, education, and support in our community. https://arizonamenofleather.com/


This is a novelty book of gay leather, kink, and fetish word puzzles. This entertaining and comical puzzle book is intended for adults who are interested in testing their knowledge against traditional and modern word puzzles. Eight different types of puzzles are included!

Paul Heras (boy paul) is a leatherboy who is very interactive in the gay and leather scenes. He loves traveling to various leather events big or small. Ever since Paul got involved in the leather scene, he has found his second home...making friends all over the world. Pheras1978@woh.rr.com.


Transform1060! Check out the website www.Transform1060.org for donation opportunities and description of the facility.

The Leather Journal — NOW back to paper print! Still recording our history and the greater Leather, Kink and Fetish community for over 35 years!

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.



Events Calendar

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Sat 7/27
6pm–12:01 am
Dore Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 7/28
Outdoor Dungeon at Dore Alley Fair
Thu 8/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sun 8/25
BDSM and BBQ Sunday Play Party
Doors close at 4pm
Sun 9/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sat 9/28
6pm–12:01 am
Folsom Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 10/19
Powerplay with ONYX Northwest
Doors close at 9pm
Sat 11/23
Play Party
Doors close at 9pm
Sun 12/15
Holiday Play Party
Doors close at 4pm