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 Ticket Sales or Registration

December 7th, 2021

Please be aware that there are currently no on-site ticket sales at the door, and no on-site registration.

Previously, people could pay admission at the door. We have moved to Advance Tickets Required, because we need more information (like COVID Vaccination status), and to allow us to make sure we stay within the city's Capacity Limits for the space. We literally do not keep a cash box at the Front Desk and are not set up for sales at the door.

We also 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 you and your guests buy tickets in advance, and also make sure your guests are registered in our system before coming to an event. Our apologies, but this is non-negotiable.


The Inquisitor - November 2022

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Upcoming 15 Association Events

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

  • Sat October 22 6pm – 11pm (Doors Close: 9pm) — Play Party* — Transform1060, 1060 Folsom St, SF, Advance Ticket Required
  • Sat November 19 6pm – 11pm (Doors Close: 9pm) — Play Party* — Transform1060, 1060 Folsom St, SF, Advance Ticket Required
  • Sun December 18 2pm – 6pm (Doors Close: 4pm) — Holiday Play Party* — Transform1060, 1060 Folsom St, SF, Advance Ticket Required

* All events are conducted according to the health regulations of the City of San Francisco. COVID Vaccination and Booster required. Advance Ticket Required, and there are no sales at the door. The situation is fluid — please check the website for current information. The Calendar is more current than the Inquisitor.


Holiday Play Party 2022

Celebrate the holidays and the end of 2022! This Holiday Play Party will be on Sunday afternoon. Some extra trimming and sweet treats might be just the topper you’re looking for so mark your calendar for Dec 18, 2-6pm @ Transform1060!


Dues Increase for 2023

In light of rising costs post-pandemic, the Fraternal Committee has determined that a membership dues increase is vital to the Club’s fiscal health. This will help cover the rising costs of supplies and venue rentals. The new dues are $95 for the first year of a new membership and $75 a year for Associate Members. This is our first increase in nearly ten years. Should this increase pose a financial hardship, please remember that we have a fund to subsidize those who cannot afford the full amount. We look forward to continuing to build our brotherhood long into the future.


Volunteer Weekend

Saratoga Springs Volunteer Weekend Dec 9 - Dec 11

Dear Brothers:

Saratoga Springs, our home away from home, could use some help in order to keep the resort more fire safe and improve the hiking trails on the grounds. In the past couple of years, 15 Members and Guests have been very generous with their time, as I have organized several groups to go up and assist. This year they are trying to simplify things by cutting out the middle man (me) and simply allowing you to register directly. I can tell you from personal experience that working up there for the weekend will involve working very hard all day Saturday and Sunday morning, but that it feels great to do physical labor with friends and other like-minded people in the beautiful environment up there. Feel free to check out their schedule of events and volunteer if you like. If you also let me know about your volunteering, I can make sure you get credit toward membership, if you need a shift or two.

I do advise you to make sure they are aware of your dietary requirements, as they have in the past sometimes done mostly vegetarian menus that didn’t necessarily suit the needs of everyone who participated.

They are inviting people to give a suggested donation of $200 to help cover the cost of food and running the weekend. In the past, they have not asked for the $200 fee, just the help, and you will be completely welcome if you cannot make that extra donation. Believe me, they are grateful for the free labor.

Check out the Schedule of Events to learn more about the weekend, and go to Register to let them know you are coming.

Feel free to contact me at msterjeffrey@comcast.net if you have questions, or to let me know that you are volunteering if you need to get volunteer shift credit towards membership.

In Brotherhood,

Jeff Garner
Boot Camp Committee Chairman


Member News

Biography of Jok Church

LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District

In a wonderful piece of news, Richard Bolingbroke (Associate Member) has been awarded a $500 grant from the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District to aid in his efforts in writing a Biography of Jok Church who was a member of the club.

Jok was a kinky gay man who was a member and an active supporter of The 15 Association. During his lifetime among his many achievements was the creation of the science strip You Can with Beakman and Jax and Beakman’s World, the TV series. He was also possibly the youngest out gay man to broadcast on a national FM station when he worked at KZAP radio Sacramento from 1972–1979. He gave his TED Talk in 2007 wearing his red leathers, possibly the widest audience of any Leatherman in history. https://www.ted.com/talks/jok_church_a_circle_of_caring

Richard is writing a full-length biography of Jok Church to document his long and productive life, in all its aspects. You can donate to his fundraiser on GoFundMe https://gofund.me/bd616f73


Other Events

Other events of interest to 15 Association members:

  • Sat November 19 7pm – 9pm — Golden Gate Guards Anniversary, SF Eagle, 398 12th St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Wear your club colors (vest with The 15 Association back patch).

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.

 

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Events Calendar

2022
Sun 12/18
2pm–6pm
Holiday Play Party *
Doors close at 4pm
2023
Sun 1/1–12:01 am Member Registration starts for BootCamp
Sat 1/28
7pm–12M
Play Party *
Doors close at 10pm
Wed 2/1–12:01 am Guest Registration begins for BootCamp
Fri 2/24
6pm–10pm
Anniversary Dinner *
Sat 2/25
6pm–11pm
Anniversary Play Party *
Doors close at 9pm
Sun 2/26
2pm–6pm
Anniversary Sunday Play Party *
Doors close at 4pm
Sat 3/25
6pm–11pm
Play Party *
Doors close at 9pm
Sat 4/22
6pm–11pm
Associates Weekend Play Party *
Doors close at 9pm
Sun 4/23
2pm–6pm
Associates Weekend Sunday Play Party *
Doors close at 4pm
Sat 5/20
6pm–11pm
Play Party *
Doors close at 9pm
Thu 6/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley
Sat 6/17
2pm–6/21 12pm
BootCamp XXXIII *
Sat 7/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley Party
Sat 7/29
6pm–12M
Dore Play Party *
Doors close at 10pm
Tue 8/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sat 8/26
6pm–11pm
Play Party *
Doors close at 9pm
Fri 9/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sat 9/23
6pm–12M
Folsom Play Party *
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 10/21
6pm–11pm
Play Party *
Doors close at 9pm
Sat 11/18
6pm–11pm
Play Party *
Doors close at 9pm
Sun 12/17
2pm–6pm
Holiday Play Party *
Doors close at 4pm
* NOTE: Event Controlled for COVID

To attend this event, you must be Fully Vaccinated. This means:

  • At least two weeks past one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or
  • At least two weeks past the second shot of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.

AND you were Boosted by an additional shot five months after your original vaccination.

To confirm vaccination, you can upload a picture of your Vaccination Card to our site, along with entering the date of your last shot.

If you cannot provide proof of vaccination, you will not be admitted to the event.