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 - August 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 August 24  7pm – Midnight — Play Party at Catalyst. Doors Close: 10pm
  • Sat Sept 28  6pm – Midnight — Folsom Play Party at Catalyst. Doors Close: 10pm Advance Tickets Pre-sale ONLY.
  • Sun Oct 6  11am – 6pm — Castro Street Fair booth at Castro Street Fair.

Message from the Chairman

I hope all of you had a great time at Dore Alley street fair this year, I know I did. We had another amazing party and play booth. I watched so many of you enjoying yourself all weekend; playing, socializing, catching up with friends, and pitching in to help the club out.

If you will indulge me, I’d like to talk a bit more about our outdoor play space at the fair. What we have built over the years is pretty unique in the world. Where else can you openly display what happens in a dungeon to the public? And allow others to experience what we do every month in a safe and monitored environment.

It’s not a fundraiser, it’s not just an education booth, and it’s not just a spectator sport of demos (not that anything is wrong with any of those). To me, it’s a little slice of our BootCamp Run smack in the middle of the Fair. And it wouldn’t be possible if Folsom Street Events didn’t support us wholeheartedly, and of course it wouldn’t happen with out all of you.

So thanks!

Eric See, Chairman

Eric See

Member News

Sunday Streets – SOMA

August 18th, from 11am to 4pm, Folsom Street from Essex to 10th Street

Folsom will be closed to traffic and allow bikes, skates, skateboards, and pedestrians to take to the street. The Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District has a hub along the block from 9th to 10th streets in front of the Powerhouse bar. The Victory party from the Mr SF Leather and Boot Black 2020 contest will meet there at 1pm. Come out in your leather and kink gear!

Mahalo :-)

— Lincoln

Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District

Board of Directors elections are set for August 21!

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 SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market St. The upcoming dates are:

August 21
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. 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

Other News and Events

Other events of interest to 15 Association members:

  • Fri Aug 16 6pm – 8pm— Mr SF Leather and SF Bootblack Meet and Greet, Mr S, 385 8th St, SF
  • Fri Aug 16 8pm – 9pm— Mr SF Leather Fantasy Grab Bag, Powerhouse, 1347 Folsom St, SF
  • Sat Aug 17 9:30am – 12:30pm— Mr SF Leather and SF Bootblack Interviews, OPEN to the public, SF Catalyst
  • Sat Aug 17 6pm – 11pm— Mr SF Leather and SF Bootblack Contest, SOMArts, 934 Brannon St, SF

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

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