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 Registration

December 7th, 2021

Please be aware that there is currently no on-site registration.

We 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 your guests are registered in our system before coming to an event.

Our apologies, but this is non-negotiable.

The Inquisitor - June 2024


Upcoming 15 Association Events

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

  • Sat June 22nd – 27th — BootCamp XXXIV — Saratoga Springs. Advance Registration Required, and proof of COVID Vaccination. Registration ends June 16th at Midnight PT.
  • Sat July 27th 6pm – Midnight (Doors Close: 10pm) — Pre-Dore Play Party — Transform1060, 1060 Folsom St, SF, Advance Ticket Required.
  • Sun July 28th 11am – 5pm — Outdoor Dungeon at Dore Alley Fair, SF.
  • Sun Aug 25th 1pm – 6pm (Doors Close: 4pm) — Play Party — Transform1060, 1060 Folsom St, SF, Advance Ticket Recommended.

For Advance Ticket Recommended events, tickets can be purchased in advance on the website, but can also be obtained at the door if they are still available (however the only payment allowed is credit/debit card, i.e. no cash).

The Calendar on our website is more current than the Inquisitor.

Message from the Chairman

Dear brothers,

Happy Pride! June is always a busy month for us between Boot Camp and Pride celebrations in San Francisco and around the world.

At Boot Camp this year, I will be hosting a first day meet-and-greet before dinner. We have a lot of new campers this year, and I think it’d be great for us to get to know each other and do a little icebreaking. Look for timing in the run book and on your dance card when you arrive.

Last week, one of our long-term members, Fraternal Emeritus Roberto Gonzalez passed away. Lyle Swallow and Eric See are planning a celebration of his life at Boot Camp. Roberto was responsible for a great many men being introduced to The 15 and did relentless outreach at Leather Alley and city fairs. May his memory be a blessing.

For those not attending Boot Camp, I hope to see you over Up Your Alley Weekend in July when our infamous outdoor dungeon returns. Of course, we will also have our blowout dungeon party at Transform1060 Saturday evening. Member advance ticketing is open now and guest ticketing begins July 1.

In leather with love,

Christopher Wood

15 Association Members and Guests – Update Your Information

Please update your information! Whether you’ve logged on recently or not, please review your profile by logging onto the website the15association.org so we have the most recent information in our database. E-mail, phone number, and mailing address can change every now and then, so please make certain we have your most current details.

Sober Leathermen – Find Recovery at Leather Events

SoberLeatheren The soberleathermen.org website was born out of the desire to connect people to sobriety at leather events. While the focus is on gay leathermen, we hope that people of all gender identities will find the website helpful when navigating sobriety in leather spaces.

This website is not affiliated with any event, meeting, or fellowship.

Leather 12 Step Recovery

For those who are in recovery from addiction, there is a Zoom Leather Recovery group that meets several times a week. Not affiliated with AA/NA/Al-Anon and established over the pandemic, it is an open 12-step meeting for those who are in our community and wish to meet with and be supported by like-minded individuals who understand their kink & fetish interests and how those can interact with recovery.

To inquire, email zoomleatherrecovery@gmail.com for more information.

The group meets on:
Monday @ 5:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday @ 6pm
Sunday @ 10am

Other News and Events

Other events of interest to 15 Association members:

Arizona Men of Leather (AML) Monthly Leather Club Night
Contact Info: Mark Levesque, 602-785-2922, mark.levesque4@gmail.com
Join the Arizona Men of Leather for Anvil’s monthly Leather Club Night at Anvil bar, located 2424 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016, the second Saturday of each month, 10 pm to Closing. Show your affinity for leather, and show off your club colors and title affiliations. AML hosts ongoing interactive demos each month. Flagging is encouraged, so grab a color hanky from our booth and let’em know what you’re into! All Leatherfolk are welcome!

AML is a male-identified Leatherman’s Social Club consisting of individuals who seek or live the Leather/SM/Fetish lifestyle, providing opportunities for friendship, mentoring, education, and support in our community. https://arizonamenofleather.com/


Transform1060! Check out the website www.Transform1060.org for donation opportunities and description of the facility.

The Leather Journal — NOW back to paper print! Still recording our history and the greater Leather, Kink and Fetish community for over 35 years!

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.



Events Calendar

Click here to go to “Calendar Details” to get full information on events, or to Download or Subscribe to the calendar.

Sat 6/22
2pm–6/27 12pm
BootCamp XXXIV *
Mon 7/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley Party
Sat 7/27
6pm–12:01 am
Dore Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 7/28
Outdoor Dungeon at Dore Alley Fair
Thu 8/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sun 8/25
Play Party
Doors close at 4pm
Sun 9/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sat 9/28
6pm–12:01 am
Folsom Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 10/19
Powerplay with ONYX Northwest
Doors close at 9pm
Sat 11/23
Play Party
Doors close at 9pm
Sun 12/15
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.