Anniversary XLIV Dinner registration open

December 1st, 2023

The Anniversary Dinner will be at the Folsom Street Foundry, 1425 Folsom St, San Francisco. The dinner entrées are: White Beans with Sage on Toast and wilted greens (Vegan); Slow Braised Brisket; and Salmon with Tarragon Butter.

For the 2024 Anniversary, the schedule is:

  • Friday Night Anniversary Banquet, February 23rd, 6:00 pm at Folsom Street Foundry. No-host bar and appetizers start at 6:00 pm. Cost is $107 per person with your choice of entrée. Pre-payment is required to attend.
  • Saturday Night Transform1060 Dungeon Play Event, February 24th, 6:00 pm to Midnight at 1060 Folsom (at 6th). Doors Close at 10:00 pm. $25 for Members, $30 for Guests. Advance Tickets are Recommended, but (if not sold out) will be available at the door, payable by credit-card only.
  • Sunday Transform1060 Dungeon Play Event, February 25th, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at 1060 Folsom (at 6th). Doors Close at 4:00 pm. FREE for everyone who attended the Anniversary Dinner. Otherwise, $20 for Members, $25 for Guests. Advance Tickets are Recommended, but (if not sold out) will be available at the door, payable by credit-card only.

To apply and pay for the Anniversary Banquet, click the button below. The deadline is February 16th at 9:00 am.

A limited amount of funding is available for 15 members from the Jones fund to assist those who cannot afford to attend. If you need assistance, please include a request with your application. If you can offer assistance, we would appreciate your contributions* (see application for details).

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. Ideally, they’d upload their COVID vaccination information as well, but it can be shown at the front desk.

Our apologies, but this is non-negotiable.

The Inquisitor - November 2023


Upcoming 15 Association Events

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

  • Sat Nov 18 6pm – 11pm (Doors Close: 9pm) — Play Party — Transform1060, 1060 Folsom St, SF, Advance Ticket Recommended, but can also be obtained at the door.
  • Sun Dec 17 2pm – 6pm (Doors Close: 4pm) — Holiday Play Party — Transform1060, 1060 Folsom St, SF, Free, but Advance Ticket Recommended, but can also be obtained at the door.

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

Dear brothers,

I hope this finds each and every one of you well. As we head towards the holiday season, I reflect on the close of my third year having the privilege to serve as the Club’s Chairman. Last month, we partnered with ONYX Northwest to host our first collaborative play party in at least as long as I’ve been involved with The 15. It was spectacular, bringing together over 100 leathermen and kinksters from across our diverse community. I could not be prouder of seeing this happen and getting to experience the love and joy of those who attended.

In October, I also had the joy of welcoming two new Associate Members to the club. Greg Boyd of Albuquerque, NM, and Jeff B. of Colorado were both voted in to our brotherhood. I have had the pleasure of getting to know both of them this year and know they will represent us well. We also have a new Fraternal member, Mitch Enfinger. Mitch brings a much-needed youthful perspective to the committee and will help lead us as we continue to thrive for decades to come.

I’d like each of us to remember that The 15 shines brightest when we support our members in times of hardship and crisis. The world is rough right now. Always remember that, first and foremost, we are a fraternity that celebrates the love we have for one much as (and because) we like to beat one another.

Chairman, The 15 Association

Christopher Wood

Member News

The Roast of Graylin Thornton

Graylin Thornton (Associate Member) has been an advocate within the greater LGBT Community for decades with a specific interest in BIPOC and kink communities. He had a historical win as International Mr. Drummer 1993.

CoMC’s for the event will be Race Bannon (Honorary Member) and Sister Roma. Sat Dec. 16 at 2pm (cocktails) 3pm (program) SF Eagle.

Other Events

Other events of interest to 15 Association members:

Nov 23 – 26 — LA Leather Getaway 23 – Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles CA

Sat Dec 9 Noon – 5pm — SOMA Second Saturday Holiday Edition – SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannon, SF

Sat Dec 16 2pm – 5pm — The Roast of Graylin Thornton – SF Eagle, 398 12th St, SF

Pacific Northwest Leatherman’s Campout 2023 recap

“This year’s Pacific Northwest Leathermen’s Campout was a resounding success! Held during 3-6 August 2023, we had almost 50 men enjoying this Leather-focused event, which is also BDSM-friendly, Pup-friendly, sex-positive, and clothing optional, with a variety of seminars, workshops, and laughter! We enjoyed 15 secluded, tree-lined acres near Oregon City, Oregon, just 25 minutes south of Portland International Airport. Next year’s event is set for 1-4 August 2024, at the same location, so watch for the announcement on our website:

Thanks, Dave!

NEW in Portland - Asylum Underground

“I am thrilled to announce that Asylum Underground is ready to serve our pan-sexual/Leather/kink/fetish/BDSM/Pup community in Portland, with our first Tastings event coming on Friday, November 3, 2023!” said Candie Winkel, president of the board of directors of Asylum Underground. She went on to urge everyone to watch for the new website coming soon.

Asylum Underground’s initial launch event, called “Sample Asylum,” was an opportunity for the public to view many different presenters on the evening of Friday, November 3, 2023, at 800pm, as they offer a variety of pan-sexual/Leather/kink/fetish/BDSM/Pup styles of play. Presenters will be offering discerning adults many different ways to enhance intimacy in a safe, sane, consensual environment.

The location: 1006 SE Grand Avenue in Portland. Prices are as follows: $10 for the evening including a one-month membership, or $5 just for the evening. For further information, please contact:

Asylum Underground is a new organization in Portland, soon to become a 501(c)7 membership-based non-profit organization, focused on serving the pan-sexual/Leather/kink/fetish/BDSM/Pup community with classes and events. Asylum Underground is assuming the programs and assets of a previous, now-defunct group known as Catalyst, with a totally new board of directors, with new initiatives, new community outreach, and new programs.


Transform1060! Check out the website 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



Events Calendar

Sun 12/17
Holiday Play Party
Doors close at 4pm
Mon 1/1–12:01 am Member Registration starts for BootCamp
Sat 1/27
Play Party
Doors close at 9pm
Thu 2/1–12:01 am Guest Registration begins for BootCamp
Fri 2/23
Anniversary Dinner
Sat 2/24
6pm–12:01 am
Anniversary Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 2/25
Anniversary Sunday Play Party
Doors close at 4pm
Sat 3/23
St Paddles Day Play Party
Doors close at 9pm
Sat 4/27
6pm–12:01 am
Associates Weekend Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 4/28
Associates Weekend Sunday Play Party
Doors close at 4pm
Sat 5/18
Play Party
Doors close at 9pm
Sat 6/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley
Sat 6/22
2pm–6/27 12pm
BootCamp XXXIV
Mon 7/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley Party
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
Sat 8/24
Play Party
Doors close at 9pm
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
Play Party
Doors close at 9pm
Sat 11/23
Play Party
Doors close at 9pm
Sun 12/15
Holiday Play Party
Doors close at 4pm