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The man who put the S in Mr S

This is great timing for pride month! The GLBT Historical Society Museum in San Francisco is presenting an exhibition on the life and legacy of Alan Selby, the founder of Mr S. “The Mayor Of Folsom Street: The Life And Legacy Of Alan Selby,” on display through the end of September, recounts Selby’s story, putting it into context as part of the story of San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood and the overall leather/BDSM culture.

Race Bannon has published an article about Alan Selby for the Bay Area Reporter (click the image directly below to read):

articles by Race Bannon

 

Many more leather/kink articles by Race Bannon here

More information on the GLBT Historical Society Museum’s exhibit here

For Mr S click here

Metalbond gay bondage

I thought you would live forever, Andrew

Andrew Harwin died today.

Andrew Harwin RIP

 

Andrew was a wise and spiritual man who was generous with his time and attention. He had many friends.

He was one of the organizers of the popular Folsom Street East block party and fund-raiser here in NYC. He was a member of Inferno and of Delta.

I got to know Andrew many years back when we served together on the board of GMSMA (Gay Male S/M Activists). I knew him as hard-working, kind, friendly and thoughtful.

Andrew was a longtime survivor of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He bravely battled so many health crises over the years that I thought he would outlive us all.

He is going to be missed.

End of year message

Hey fellow prisoners,

As 2018 comes to a close and 2019 commences, I want to wish everyone a very happy new year! I know there have been many ups and downs this past year.

trans rights are human rightsChief among the downs has been the administration’s various attacks on the LGBTQ community, and especially attacks on the trans community. Let it be known to all, that the faggot cocksucker homo pervert who runs this this website welcomes ALL visitors, regardless of race, religion (or lack thereof), sexual orientation — or gender identity and expression. I can’t believe in 2018 it is even necessary to say this, but, FOR THE RECORD: I support supports the rights of those who identify as gay, straight, bisexual, lesbian AND transgender!

belly chain banned by tumblrAnother unfortunate development has been the new policy over at Tumblr, in which adult images are now being banned and pages disappearing altogether. That’s a real shame in my view, especially for those who are into more unusual or exotic fetishes. (If you are like me, you probably have discovered some fetishes you hadn’t even known were fetishes but now that you know about them, you think they are totally hot!) I have a Metalbond page over on Tumblr, and when the new policy was announced I went ahead and deleted all the dick pictures I had ever posted or re-blogged. Yet many of my completely non-explicit pictures were tagged as “sensitive content,” while on the app I am still seeing tons of dicks, so I am not even really sure what is happening.

Nevertheless, the new Tumblr policy does not affect this site — the official Metalbond site, the site you are on now — in any way, as I pay out of pocket for private web hosting and development and have done so since 2012. From time to time I receive contributions (via the PayPal link in the sidebar to the right), and I do wish to thank those who have kicked in a few bucks. Your support is greatly appreciated and goes to good use.

So you know, the Metalbond site will continue stronger than ever in the new year, with lots more content on the way including many new stories. Among the new fiction is a band new story series — a novel really — that is going to be very exciting, especially for sci-fi fans who are also interested in athletic gear and chastity! Watch for Chapter 1 of “Lucky Cup” to appear in the Prison Library very soon!

Meanwhile, I hope everyone is getting ready for the ball drop! If you are home alone tonight watching the festivities on TV as I am, be sure to lock yourself in something as the clock strikes twelve!

locking ankle cuffs

I love it when guys on Tumblr write hot captions like this

Anyone can re-blog a picture on Tumblr but it takes a special gift to “add value” by writing a hot story line, like Do Not Open Til Christmas has done here:

long term bondage

 

Side note: Personally, I am going to miss Tumblr when it’s gone. It’s apparently just a matter of time before the religious right succeeds in forcing the Republicans in Congress to shut down so much of what we freely see and enjoy — according to this article by Kristofer Weston.

David Stein: Writer, editor, activist and publisher

I learned with great sadness last night that David Stein, also known as slave david stein, has died. I do not know any of the details.

 

David was an author and publisher of BDSM-themed books, both fiction and nonfiction. His most popular works included “Carried Away: An SM Romance,” an erotic novel; and “Ask the Man Who Owns Him: The Real Lives of Gay Masters and Slaves,” a non-fiction book in which a number of real-life Master/slave couples share their stories. David self-published his books — along with many more by other authors — via his publishing company, Perfectbound Press. His fiction and non-fiction writing was also published in Drummer, DungeonMaster, Mach and many other gay underground magazines back in the day.

David was one of the founders of GMSMA (Gay Male S/M Activists), which was a New York City-based organization of gay men dedicated to “safe, sane, consensual s/m.” As an officer of GMSMA and longtime volunteer and editor of NewsLink, the organization’s newsletter, David helped educate countless others on safety and technique. He wrote a column on safety for Bound & Gagged magazine, called “Bond+Aid.” Over the years he was a volunteer, speaker and presenter at many leather and SM events, including numerous International MAsT (Masters and Slaves Together) weekends, the Leather Leadership Conference, the Master/slave Conference, South Plains Leatherfest, and Leather Pride Night.

He was also an active on many online discussion groups over the years, including FetLife.

His most recent project was “Our Lives, Our History: Consensual Master/slave Relationships From Ancient Times to the 21st Century,” a non-fiction anthology edited by Peter Tupper, which he published under Perfectbound Press. His books are also available on Amazon.

According to his profile on FetLife, David was in service to Sir Brian. He is also survived by many former Masters and fellow slaves, as well as countless friends. He will be greatly missed.