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 - April 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:

  • Sat April 20 7pm – Midnight — Associates Weekend Play Party at Catalyst. Doors Close: 10pm
  • Sun April 21 2pm – 6pm — Associates Weekend Sunday Play Party at Catalyst. Free! Doors Close: 4pm
  • Sat May 18  7pm – Midnight — Play Party at Catalyst. Doors Close: 10pm
  • Sun May 19  4pm – 8pm — Beer Bust at Lone Star Saloon, San Francisco.

Message from the Chairman

Gentlemen,

Happy Associates Month. As you may know, April 1980 was the month our first associate joined the club after it was formed. Without all of you joining and supporting this club over the years, the 15 would have folded its tent many decades ago. So we throw an additional free Sunday party in April for all of you. Think of it as a birthday gift! Of course all of our guests are welcome to come as well. This particular Associates Weekend happens to fall on Easter weekend, so I’ll let the humorist in you make the requisite puns and jokes.

Eric See
Chairman


Eric See


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


Member News

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 info 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:
April 17
May 15
June 19
July 17
August 21
September 18
October 16
November 20
December 18


Other News and Events

Other events of interest to 15 Association members:

  • Sun Apr 21 11am – 6pm — Sisters in the Park 40th Anniversary – Dolores Park
  • Thu May 16 7pm — GLBT Historical Society SF - Exhibition Opening: The Mayor of Folsom Street
    The life of Alan Selby, also known as Mr. S, who opened the iconic leather and kink retail store Mr. S Leather in the SoMa district in 1979. Curated by Jordy Jones, Jeremy Prince, and Gayle Rubin, and drawing on the Alan Selby papers preserved in the archives, this transdisciplinary exhibition situates Selby’s life within the context of a changing SoMa neighborhood, AIDS charity, and the emergence of a district queer leather and kink culture. Light refreshments will be served.
    4127 18th St, San Francisco. Tickets $5, www.eventbrite.com. Limited seating
  • Sun May 19 11:30am – 5:30pm — CPR and First Aid AED and blood Bourne pathogen certification class, Wicked Grounds, $95-$125

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
Sat 4/20
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 4/20
7pm–12M
Associates Weekend Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 4/21
2pm–6pm
Associates Weekend Sunday Play Party
Doors close at 4pm
Sat 5/18
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 5/18
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 5/19
4pm–8pm
Lonestar Beer Bust
Sat 6/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley
Wed 6/12
2pm–6/16 12pm
BootCamp XXXI
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