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Pass it on - Leather gear and personal legacy

Pass it on - Leather gear and personal legacy

By Race Bannon

Leather communities have had a longstanding practice of passing down leathers, gear and treasured objects to others as a way of letting a valued possession experience new life with a new caretaker.

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By Race Bannon | February 13, 2019

There's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

By Race Bannon | February 13, 2019

One of the biggest annual local gatherings for leatherwomen took place this past Saturday, the Ms. San Francisco Leather contest at SOMArts Cultural Center.


By Race Bannon | January 30, 2019

Enjoy any of these events going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

By Race Bannon | January 16, 2019

Rain or shine, each week includes a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.


By Race Bannon | January 16, 2019

Far too frequently, the leather communities tend to honor and revere tops and doms in a way they do not always bottoms and subs. I've increasingly seen this play out in the non-kinky gay men's world as well.

By Race Bannon | January 2, 2019

I'm going to make this column a self-indulgence reflecting my hoped-for outcomes for 2019 for leatherfolk, kinksters, and anyone who resides outside the societal norms for sexuality and relationships.


By Race Bannon | January 2, 2019

The new year begins with a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

By Race Bannon | December 19, 2018

There's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters. Get out and get some face-to-face, non-Facebook time!


By Race Bannon | December 19, 2018

Tumblr announced that their platform would no longer allow adult content. Close on the heels of that announcement, Facebook appears to be following through on much tighter restrictions on sexual content. What does that mean for kink communities?

By Race Bannon | December 5, 2018

What has been impressed on me on World AIDS Day is that we should each of us grab on to life hard and live it as fully, beautifully and vibrantly as we can. For kinksters, that means taking full advantage of the many opportunities we have.


By Race Bannon | November 20, 2018

One of the many attractions to San Francisco when I moved here in 1994 was how readily it embraced older gay men. I was always pleasantly surprised at how well older gay men were integrated into the larger LGBTQ whole, especially in the leather scene.

By Race Bannon | November 7, 2018

We're a month past National Coming Out Day, but the issue of coming out is something that anyone within the LGBTQ communities struggles with 365 days a year.


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