For those who are in Palm Springs, LeatherSex Conversations, presented by the Desert Fetish Authority, are held the first Friday of every month. On Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, Mark I. Chester will present “Street Sex Photos and Other Perversions,” which is described by organizers as 40-plus years of images from San Francisco’s gay radical sex underground.
“Mark I. Chester’s work work is politically provocative, artistically taboo and socially conscious,” an announcement from the Desert Fetish Authority says. “In documenting his life, Mark has also documented these tumultuous times in San Francisco, giving a glimpse of the people and times that we have lived through. One focus of this presentation will be Mark’s new project, Street Sex Photos, which documents gay men being sexual on the streets of South of Market in San Francisco.”
The presentation will take place Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, from 7-9 p.m. at the LGBT Center of the Desert. It’s not to be missed, if you are in Palm Springs!
If you are in Berlin, you might want to check out a presentation, “Hojojutsu, the warrior’s art of the rope,” taking place on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Samurai Art Museum.
Quote: “Using hemp ropes, Hojojutsu taught soldiers and policemen how to tie up and control prisoners during arrest, transport, capture and interrogation. In medieval Japan, where ropes symbolized a connection between the material and spiritual realms, hundreds of aesthetically refined rope-tying techniques thus came to be developed and respected not only the religious beliefs of the times, but also took into account the Confucian sub-division of society into castes.”
Then, on Sunday, Dec. 8, Yanagi Berlin will host a “practical introduction” to Hojojutsu with author Christian Russo, author of a book on the subject:
More information about the talk and practical introduction available here.
Author Christian Russo’s Facebook for his book is available here
If you are a local guy who wants to check out the bondage scene, or if you are an out-of-town visitor looking for some fun, be sure to visit the New York Bondage Club, which meets for play every Sunday night.
Men of all ages, shapes and sizes and — all experience levels — are welcome. You can join in on the action, or you can just watch! You owe it to yourself to go at least once!
Check out their website get more information, and to see some of the action that goes on:
Andrew Harwin, who died recently, was a member of Inferno, Delta, GMSMA and many other organizations. He was one of the organizers of the popular Folsom Street East block party here in NYC. There will be a memorial service for Andrew on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the LGBT Community Center in New York. It will be a wonderful opportunity to reminisce, to connect with those who knew and remember Andrew, and to help celebrate his life.
The monthly social event of BLUF SF — Leather Lounge — is held on the patio at the SF Eagle from 9 pm to closing every second Saturday of the month. Get your gear on and join for an evening of fun in leather. See old friends or make some new ones. All are welcome. Mention BLUF at the door if you get there before 10 pm.