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Folsom Street East returns this year with event on Christopher Street

The wide spectrum of the fetish community in all its colors will be on display for all to see at Folsom Street East, which will return to NYC on Sunday, June 19, 2022.

The theme of the event is S.L.U.T.S. (Sex Love Unity Trust Safety):

Folsom Street East 2022

 

After a three-year absence, Folsom Street East is returning and inviting participants to come “Outta The Dark And Into The Streets”— what will YOU be wearing?

Official FSE website here

Follow them on Twitter here

Also be sure to check out Rockbar NYC

Leather Mart at NYC Eagle benefits LGBT community in Ukraine

There are several upcoming events at the NYC Eagle, including a benefit tomorrow afternoon (Sunday, May 15, 2022) for our LGBT brothers and sisters in Ukraine:

LEATHER MART NYC 2022

Sunday, May 15, 2 to 5 PM

BENEFIT: FULCRUM LGBT CENTER, LVIV UKRAINE

Host: Kenzo, Mr. Eagle NYC 2022

$20 Suggested Donation

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Official Fulcrum LGBT site here

 

Also not to be missed:

BLUF New York

Sunday, May 15, 5 to 8 PM

Monthly Social

Host: Michael Jeavons, Mr. Eagle NYC 2020

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The Official NYC Eagle site is here

NYC Eagle leather bar

Excellent book: ‘Twentieth Century Leatherman’ by Drew D. Kramer

I just finished a fantastic book by Drew D. Kramer, “Twentieth Century Leatherman: An Argument, A History, A Love Story.”

Drew is a seasoned BDSM veteran who recounts his exploits at several legendary NYC establishments including the Mineshaft. There is some hot bondage, as well as lots of flogging and whipping. The story, lovingly told, takes place over several decades.

A semi-autobiographical novel depicting the life, loves, joys, and heartbreaks of a gay man as he evolves from novice submissive in 1970s New York City to mature leatherman in early 21st-century Palm Springs, California

I was greatly moved by his book, and I hope the author writes another one soon! You can purchase ‘Twentieth Century Leatherman’ on Amazon. Highly recommended!

The Becoming

The filthy Pig has illuminated my Raison d’etre. It comes to me distressed, rigid, and overwrought, desiring only to be used.

During our timeless sessions, I observe Its angst, frustration, and tumult dissipate as calmness and serenity fill the vacuum. With each level of synergy; each extension cord lash, peck punch, nipple clamping, and stress position, the Pig draws closer to the elusive tranquility that It incessantly yearns for.

I am pleased to relieve the Pig of its affliction, as in the process, I temper my own despair.

—Commander

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Metal would like to thank Commander for the text and pictures above. This NYC-based Master can be reached via RentMen, and also at Commander76484@gmail.com

Remembering Mr. Bratman

The leather community has lost a kind-hearted Old Guard Master.

Mr Bratman

 

Mr. Bratman was a true bondage enthusiast who dished out plenty of restraints, discipline and protocol — and lots and lots of love. He grew up in Baltimore and lived in New York City and San Francisco before moving to North Carolina, where he frequently hosted play parties at his facility.

“He died peacefully of complications from his heart condition. He was alert and socially active up until the end,” wrote Dan in an email.

Richter says there will likely be a memorial in the fall.

I spent an entire week with Mr. Bratman in San Francisco back in the early 1990s. He took me out in public every day with a fresh mohawk and a VERY big collar. The picture of myself in front of my then-employer’s corporate headquarters that I posted recently, was taken by Mr. Bratman on that visit! Each night it was a different form of bondage. I’ll never forget those experiences.

I am sharing this with love and respect for Mr. Bratman. There will never be another like him.

— Metal, June 9, 2021

Purple Passion

One of NYC’s very best leather/BDSM stores is Purple Passion/DV8, located in Chelsea. The retail store is currently closed, but they have recently revamped their website and added new products. I have known these folks personally for many years, and they are good people — especially Hilton, Lolita and Keith.

Purple Passion NYC

 

“We have been sheltering in place and have been very busy updating our website,” the retailer announced in an email to its customers and friends. “We have added hundreds of new products and removed discontinued items. We now ship our web orders every Monday and Thursday, and Hilton is in the store to do phone orders and answer questions every Sunday and Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m.”

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Purple Passion also recently donated a large supply of exam gloves to local first responders!

If you are so inclined, please visit the Purple Passion website and place an order! They have a large assortment of BDSM gear. Or you can even purchase a gift certificate for a future visit to NYC.