About Us

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 21 years of age.

The Inquisitor - September 2016

August 25th, 2016

The Inquisitor - September 2016

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Upcoming 15 Association Play Events

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

  • Saturday, August 27: Play Party at Alchemy
  • Saturday, September 24: Folsom Weekend Play Party at Alchemy
    Advance ticket purchase required -- tickets for 15 members go on sale August 1
  • Saturday,  November 19th: Play Party at SF Citadel, 2pm - 6pm

15 Member Ray Middling Wins Mr. Alameda

Congratulations to Associate Member Ray Middling! Ray won the Alameda County Leather Corps' Mr Alameda County Leather title for 2016. Ray competed at their contest in Hayward August 19-20 and will serve this coming year, producing fundraisers for the charities he and the club choose. We wish Ray great success in his year as Mr Alameda County Leather 2016.

Ray Middling


Advance Tickets Required for Folsom Play Party

Demand exceeds space at our dungeon space for The 15 Association's biggest play parties of the year Folsom Street Fair weekend (Saturday, September 24 party). Members will be able to order tickets starting August 1 and guests will be able to order tickets starting September 1. Due to constraints on the dungeon owner, we cannot have lines outside on the sidewalk so advance ticket sales are the only option to ensure that does not happen. Tickets sell out quickly so please place your order early to avoid disappointment.

Folsom

Click here to purchase tickets for the 15 Association's Folsom Play Party.
Click here to learn more about Folsom Street Events and Folsom weekend.

 

15 Association Website Updates

The 15 Association Website has the following updates to improve your experience:

  • Members can now have the photo that appears in the Member Directory be different from the ID photo we need for the front desk. So if you want to have that shot of you in sunglasses on the rim of the Grand Canyon as your directory photo, we can now do that.
  • Remember that Members can put guests on the door list. Just log into the website, click on the "ADD GUEST to Door List" in the "Members Only" menu, and put in their legal name and email address. They'll get an email asking them to complete their profile, and they can then print the bar-coded Release Form and breeze into our parties.
  • You can Volunteer right through the website...no emailing required! Just log in, choose "Volunteer for Events" in the "Members & Guests" menu, and choose the event you want from the drop-down list at the top. If there's an open shift that you qualify for, click the "Volunteer for this shift" button, and you're done! You'll get a reminder the Wednesday morning before an event weekend of your volunteer assignment. If you have questions about what's involved in a particular volunteer assignment, you can click the circled-"i" next to the position name to get more information about that volunteer position.

If you have any questions about these changes, please contact webmaster@the15association.org.


Other News and Events

15 Association In Memoriam Pages

The 15 Association website features an In Memoriam section where we list members and friends of the club who have died. We invite everyone to visit this section, and we encourage members to submit memories and photos of 15 Association members we've lost over the years. We currently have obituary pages for only a fraction of deceased members, so we need your help to complete this part of our mission as a club. Please send submissions to membership@the15association.org.

Mark Your Calendar

Other events of interest to 15 Association members:

  • September 2-6: Delta International Annual Run in Pennsylvania
  • September 8-14: Chicago Hellfire Club's Inferno Run in Michigan
  • Saturday, September 17: Bay Area Leather Alliance Progressive Dinner. Proceeds go towards the Leather Alliance's Volunteer Appreciation Party in December.
  • Sunday, September 25: Folsom Street Fair

Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago

The 15 Association supports the Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago. This is an important institution that is dedicated to preserving the histories of our communities, clubs and scenes. No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit! See http://www.leatherarchives.org/ for more information.

Leather Archives

San Francisco Leathermen's Discussion Group

San Francisco Leathermen’s Discussion Group is an independent, all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization of men serving the educational needs of the BDSM/Leather community. With a few of our own club's members on their board, we have a lot of intersection. Go to http://www.sfldg.org/ for more information on their events.

LDG

San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance

For those in the Leather Community who find themselves in dire financial straits due to injury or illness, San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance sponsors a fund to help out with emergency expenses. If you need financial help to pay bills due to a serious injury or chronic/life threatening illness, please contact the Leather Alliance to see if you qualify for help. Al Parso is the 15 Association's representative on the Leather Alliance board. He can be contacted through The 15 Association website.

Leather Alliance

Got News? We want it!

News of interest to The 15 Association membership or brief articles about our members or our community are welcome. Not sure? Send it anyhow. Email Al Parso, the editor at: al@parso.us or MrACL2014@yahoo.com by the end of the month for inclusion in the following month's Inquisitor. The newsletter is usually, but not always, produced the first week of the month. Submit your articles, announcements, events or other items of interest by the end of the month for inclusion the following month. Share events of other organizations, contests in which you are participating, and other items of interest here.

 

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Events Calendar

2016
Sat 8/27
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Committee meeting
Sat 8/27
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Thu 9/1–12M Guest Ticket Sales start for Folsom Play Party
Sat 9/24
6pm–12M
Folsom Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 10/2
11am–5pm
Castro St Fair
Sat 10/22
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Committee meeting
Sat 11/19
2pm–6pm
Play Party
Doors close at 4pm
Sat 11/26
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Committee meeting