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 - June 2019

Stories


Upcoming 15 Association Events

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

  • June 12–16 — Bootcamp XXXI
  • Sat July 27  6pm – Midnight — Pre-Dore Play Party at Catalyst. Doors Close: 10pm Advance Tickets required.
  • Sun July 28  11am – 5pm — Dore Alley Fair – Outdoor Dungeon.
  • Sun August 4  3pm – 6pm — Beer Bust at SF Eagle.

Message from the Chairman

Gentlemen,

Our club is busy with activities as usual, especially now that the warmer months are upon us. First, thanks to everyone that helped out with our successful beer bust at the Lonestar. We are re-building our relationship with the bar, so look forward to more beer busts there in the future. It was nice to see so many of our brothers hanging out, socializing and volunteering. Everyone had a great time.

Speaking of an upcoming great time, BootCamp is upon us. I look forward to seeing all of you that are attending our run. I’m sure that everyone is going to have a fabulous time hanging out, re-connecting with our out-of-town members, having really good play and frolic, and otherwise enjoying each others company.

Eric See
Chairman


Eric See


The 15 Association honored to carry the SF Pride Leather Contingent Banner!

At the end of the month is SF Pride on June 30th. This year, our club has been asked to carry the main banner for the Leather Contingent! I can’t do this alone. I’ll need about 15–20 volunteers to help out. So if you are able to travel the whole route and help carry the banner (lots of volunteers equals people trading off the lifting) please contact me at chairman@the15association.org. I’m not going to create a volunteer page like our other events. And before you ask. I don’t know our location in the parade as of yet. If you are interested, let me know and I’ll send out an e-mail with more details as I know them.

— Eric See, Chairman


Volunteer at Leather Alley!

San Francisco Pride 2019 is coming up this month! Leather Alley is a booth that often attracts a lot of attention from people who are not yet in the kink community, but are tentatively curious, and have no idea how to connect to it. We are looking for volunteers to staff the booth, set-up, tear-down, and of course provide teams of demo tops/bottoms. The demo teams need to be familiar with each other and comfortable playing in public. This is a great way to meet people already in the community and introduce new people to the world of kink. To volunteer go to LeatherAlley.net, select the Volunteer tab and click on the email link for Volunteers. Demos@leatheralley.net


GLBT Historical Society — Pride Special is now Half Price!

The 15 Association has placed its archives of posters, meeting minutes, photographs, video recordings, Anniversary pins, BootCamp patches, Back patches, and more which will be catalogued and preserved for scholars and interested history types to review and research our organization. If you were thinking of becoming a member, now’s your chance to do it for Half price with all the Full Price benefits.

*Regular Member - $25 PRIDE SPECIAL
Offer valid through June 30, 2019

  • Free admission for yourself + a guest at the museum.
  • Free admission for yourself + a guest at regular programs.
  • Extended research hours in the archives by appointment.
  • 20% discount off all merchandise.
  • Free subscription to the GLBT Historical Society’s monthly newsletter, “History Happens.”

Member News

Bare Chest Calendar

Congratulations to our Bare Chest Calendar men, to Kevin Harding-Toy, Mr. March 2020, and Brock Bierbrodt, Mr. September 2020

IMBB

Congrats Geoff Millard who earned 1st runner up IMBB 2019!

Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District

The legislation creating the district was unanimously approved by the supervisors and signed by the Mayor last May, and we are in the process of establishing by-laws as we are also putting into place the organizational framework to manage the work of the district.

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 Wicked Grounds Annex (Upstairs). The upcoming dates are:
June 19
July 17
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:

  • Thu June 27 8pm – 1am — Frisky Pups: Pride Edition, SF Catalyst. Advanced ticket $20, Door ticket $30.
  • Sun June 30 10am – 5pm — SF Gay Pride Parade — Leather contingent.
  • Sun June 30 11am – 6pm — SF Gay Pride Parade — Leather Alley.
  • Thu July 25 6pm — BLUF Dinner, See Facebook Page BLUFSF
  • Fri July 26 7pm – 9pm — Early Leather History Panel, Castro Museum, 4127 18th St, SF
  • Sat July 27 Noon – 4pm — Peter Fiske Whip Collection Preview and book signing, SF Catalyst.

ABC Training classes

You can register for ABC Training at https://www.pride-beverages.com/. Anyone who will be working in a Beverage booth at SF Gay Pride, Dore Alley or Folsom Street Fair must be ABC certified! For now, no requirement for Castro Street Fair.

Please RSVP for training ASAP, as advanced registration is required and these sessions fill up!

Training dates and locations are as follows:

  • Saturday, June 22, 2018 – 10am
    The Women’s Building
    3543 18th Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Saturday, June 22, 2018 – 2pm
    Club 21 – Oakland
    2111 Franklin Street
    Oakland, CA 94612
  • Monday, June 24, 2018 – 7pm
    SFLGBT Center
    1800 Market Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Wednesday, June 25, 2018 – 7pm
    The Women’s Building
    3543 18th Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110

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 tazpuppy@sbcglobal.net.

 

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Events Calendar

2019
Mon 7/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley Party
Sat 7/27
6pm–12M
Dore Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Thu 8/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sun 8/4
3pm–6pm
SF Eagle Beer Bust
Sat 8/24
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 8/24
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 9/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sat 9/28
6pm–12M
Folsom Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 10/6
11am–6pm
Castro Street Fair booth
Sat 10/19
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 10/19
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 11/16
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 11/16
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 12/15
12pm–4pm
Holiday Play Party
Doors close at 2pm
2020
Wed 6/10
2pm–6/14 12pm
BootCamp XXXII