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 - July 2019

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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 July 27  6pm – Midnight — Pre-Dore Play Party at Catalyst. Doors Close: 10pm Advance Tickets Pre-sale ONLY.
  • Sun July 28  11am – 5pm — Dore Alley Fair – Outdoor Dungeon.
  • Sun August 4  3pm – 6pm — Beer Bust at SF Eagle.
  • Sat August 24  7pm – Midnight — Play Party at Catalyst. Doors Close: 10pm

Message from the Chairman

Wow, what a pride celebration and what an amazing BootCamp! Thanks to one and all that helped out with either Leather Alley or walked with the Leather Contingent. And our very own Tyler Fong was interviewed on TV during the parade.

July is always a busy month for us. With the Dore Alley weekend at the end of the month, we will once again have our play party on the Saturday evening before the fair. This is one party not to miss, as premier players from around the country attend. And don’t forget to purchase your tickets early, because we don’t take walk ins and this party will sell out. And of course the next morning our club hosts a huge open air dungeon during the fair. Our booth will be at its usual spot on 10th St between Howard and Folsom. Do come by and play on our equipment.

And also do please volunteer to help put on our dungeon space. It takes many hands to help set up and tear down our equipment and maintain a safe environment.

Lastly, on August 4th, (yes I know the weekend after Dore Alley), we will be running a beer bust at the SF Eagle from 3pm–6pm. This is also a great event and will need volunteer support from all of you.

Cheers!

Eric See, Chairman


Eric See


Member News

BootCamp Extra Thank You

Extra Thank You to the following men at Bootcamp XXXI who went above and beyond the usual volunteer shifts!

  • Registration — Jack G, Mike W, Scott U and Jon B
  • Saturday Cocktails — Jack G, Dan H, Mike W, and pups Ranger and Oreo
  • Event facilitators — Lyle S, Yossie, David W, and Kevin H
  • Tear Down leads — Stubby and Lincoln A

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

  • Sat July 21 1:30pm – 3pm — Dim Sum in Gear
  • Thu July 25 6pm – 10pm — BLUF Dinner
  • Thu July 25 8pm – 1am — Frisky Pups: Dore Alley
  • Fri July 26 7pm – 9pm — Early Leather History Panel, Castro Museum
  • Sat July 27 10am – Noon — Peter Fiske whips and book signing, SF Catalyst.

Sat July 21 Dim Sum in Gear 1:30pm–3pm
Here’s your chance to wear that gear among other Leather kink fetish gear folks and enjoy a meal together. Leather rubber uniform sports gear

Mon July 22 MagneKink 2019, 7pm–9pm Strut, 470 Castro St, SF
A social event for San Francisco’s leather/fetish/kink community. This year’s event will feature a live DJ, raffle prizes, complimentary refreshments and clothes check. FREE and all are welcome!

Thur July 25 BLUF SF 10th Annual In Gear Dinner, 6pm–10pm Don Ramon’s, 226 11th St, SF
Purchase your ticket at blufsfdinner.eventbrite.com

Thur July 25 Frisky Pups: Dore Alley 8pm–1am
A sex and kink party for men. Inviting all sexy positive men, boys and pups for a sweaty night of debauchery. 18+ $20 Advanced and $30 at the Door.

Fri July 26 Living History Discussion: Early Leather – SF Leather Scene, 7pm–9pm GLBT Historical Society Museum, 4127 18th St., SF
$5. Early San Francisco Leather from the mid 60’s to early 90’s. Peter Fiske moderates a panel including Race Bannon, Gayle Rubin, Steve Gaynes, and Graylin Thornton. RSVP/ticket https://bit.ly/2Mhtqv2, limited seating

Sat July 27 Peter Fiske Whip Collection Preview and book signing, 10am–12 noon, SF Catalyst

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

2019
Sat 7/27
6pm–12M
Dore Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 7/28
10am–6pm
Dore Alley Fair and The 15 Outdoor Playspace
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