Leather & BDSM Links Page

John on stage wearing a blue leather shirt, talking into a microphone
Jan 2007 - Hosting the Mr Chicago Leather contest at Touché
Photo credit: Chuck Goes

BDSM/ Civil Rights Campaigners

American Civil Liberties Union (USA)
Amnesty International - LGBTI Network
Lambda Legal (USA)
Liberty (UK)
National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (USA)
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (USA)
Peter Tatchell (worldwide)
Reprieve (worldwide)
Revise F65 Project (worldwide)
Sexual Freedom Coalition (UK)
Social Justice in Action - List of 100 Social Justice Organisations (USA)
Spanner Trust (UK)
Stonewall (UK)

Publications and Resources

AIDS Committee of Toronto - excellent information about reducing disease transmission during BDSM
Daedalus Publishing company - publish books on SM
FetLife - social networking site for the BDSM community
Gay Leather Fetish History - personal website by Dutch gay couple
GMFA (gay men's health) - UK sexual health charity
Green Candy Press - publish books on SM
Hard Sell - UK based sexual health website for SM players
Howard Brown Health Center - Chicago based LGBT health organisation
Informed Consent - UK based pansexual BDSM website
John's (my) Guide to London - updated weekly
Kink-Aware Professionals (KAP) - worldwide directory of legal, medical and mental health practitioners
Leather Archives & Museum (LA&M) - "based in Chicago, serving the world"
Leather Hall of Fame - founded in 2009
Leather History.EU - based in the Netherlands, documenting European titleholders and events
The Leather Journal - free monthly newspaper, published in the US
Leather Journey - Minnesota based BDSM website
Leatherati - blog covering leather events, people and news
Magnet - sexual health center in San Francisco
Mr Friendly - campaign to remove the stigma of HIV, also on many social media sites
The New York City Anti-Violence Project - working for New York's LGBT and HIV-affected communities
Perfectbound Press - BDSM books
Planet Midori - Personal website of author and SM educator "Midori"
Race Bannon - personal website with excellent blog
Rope Dojo - rope bondage events
San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI) - Free information and referral switchboard
SM Gays - UK volunteer group providing SM information
Society for Human Sexuality - Promoting understanding of diverse sexual expression
Terrence Higgins Trust - UK sexual health charity
TPAN - HIV support (USA based)
True Tales - Gay Leather News, Narratives and Fiction
Two Knotty Boys - rope bondage presenters from SF

Clubs and Events (Europe)

Amsterdam Kink Academy - educational workshops in the Netherlands
Amsterdam Leather Pride - in the Netherlands
Belgium Leather Pride
Berlin Leder und Fetisch (BLF) - Leather group in Berlin, Germany
BLUF Antwerp - leather weekend in Antwerp, Beligum
Breeches and Leather Uniform Fanclub (BLUF) - European hosted website, worldwide membership
European Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs (ECMC)
French Dungeon - Accommodation offering BDSM education in France
LeatherWest - events in Bristol and the south west of England
MSC Belgium - Leather group in Belgium
RECON Events - fetish contact ad website which sponsors kink events around the world
Rheinfetisch E.V. - Leather group in Cologne, Germany
Rome BDSM Conference (Italy)
Scuola Di Bondage Japanese rope bondage school in Rome, Italy
SLM Oslo - Leather group in Oslo, Norway
VSSM - largest SM society in the Netherlands

Retail (Europe)

Alcova The shop in Rome for fetish, BDSM, toys and more (Italy)
Black Body - Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Bound to Please - bondage rope and accessories from Birmingham, UK
Coffee, Cake & Kink - Online store run from the UK
Expectations - London, UK
Fetish Freak - London, UK
Fettered Pleasures - London, UK
FleshBlack Images - fetish photographer in Brussels, Belgium
HM Leder - Bremen, Germany
Invincible Rubber - Nottingham, UK
Kinkinprint (Ulli Richter) - professional fetish photographer
Mr B - Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Regulation - London, UK
RoB of Amsterdam - Amsterdam, the Netherlands
RoB - Shop and apartments in Berlin, Germany
SpeXter - Munich, Germany
Trussed UK - Dorset, UK
Ultimate Bondage Rope Online shop selling rope and bondage accessories (Italy)
WESP Leder Design - Germany

Clubs and Events (Canada)

Edmonton "O" Society - Pansexual group in Edmonton, Alberta
Lupercalia - BDSM educational weekend in Edmonton, Alberta
Ottawa Leather Fest - BDSM educational event in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Toronto Leather Pride - including Mr Leatherman Toronto
Toronto Leather Youth - for 19 to 35 year olds
Westcoast Bound - BDSM educational weekend in Vancouver

Retail (Canada)

Dayton Boot Company - boot manufacturer in Vancouver, British Columbia
Nick's Custom Boots - Toronto, Ontario
North Bound Leather - leather store in Toronto, Ontario
Priape - online only

Clubs and Events (USA)

The 15 Association - BDSM group based in San Francisco
AVATAR Club Los Angeles - LA based BDSM educational/ social group
BDSM - The Local Scene - list of BDSM groups in the USA
BDSM Events page - list of BDSM events and organisations
Beyond Leather - BDSM educational weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Beyond Vanilla - BDSM education in Dallas, Texas
Black Beat - BDSM education in Maryland
Black Rose - BDSM education in Washington DC
Dallas Discipline Corps - Men only BDSM group based in Dallas
DomCon Atlanta - BDSM education in Atlanta
DomCon LA - BDSM education in Los Angeles
The Eulenspiegel Society - New York based BDSM group
Fits Like A Glove (FLAG) - paid membership
Floating World - BDSM education in Edmonton, New Jersey
Folsom Street East - New York
Folsom Street Fair - San Francisco
Great Lakes Leather Alliance (GLLA) - BDSM education in Indianapolis
Hot Boots - web based fan club
International Deaf Leather (IDL) - annual leather contest
International Mr Leather (IML) - annual leather contest held in Chicago
International Ms Leather (IMsL) - annual leather contest held in San Francisco
Kinkfest - BDSM educational weekend in Portland, Oregan
Kinky Kollege - BDSM educational event in Chicago
Leather Camp - BDSM educational event in Wichita, Kansas
Leather Leadership Conference - annual educational conference
Los Angeles Leather Coalition
Men In Gear - San Francisco based social events
Mid America Fists In Action (M.A.F.I.A.) - Chicago based, men only group for FF players
Mid-Atlantic Leather (MAL) - annual leather contest held in Washington DC
Minnesota Leather Pride
New England Leather Alliance (NELA) - fundraising, education and events in New England
Northwest Leather Celebration - BDSM educational weekend in San Jose, California
Oregon Leather Pride
Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert (PSLOD) - social club
Palm Springs Leather Pride
Sin in the City - BDSM educational weekend in Las Vegas
ShibariCon - Rope bondage convention held in Chicago each May
Society of Janus - San Francisco based BDSM education/ support group
Southeast Leatherfest - BDSM educational event in Decatur, Georgia
Southwest Leather Conference - BDSM educational weekend in Phoenix, Arizona
TES Fest - BDSM educational event in Piscataway, New Jersey
Thunder in the Mountains - BDSM educational weekend in Colorado
Tribal Fire - BDSM educational weekend in Oklahoma

Retail (USA)

665 Leather - Los Angeles
Bear Gear
Big Black Boots - San Diego
BootWerks - Fort Lauderdale
Boss Bondage - bondage and SM supplies (USA)
BullmanX - professional fetish photographer
ConZept DeZigns - whips and thuddy toys, based in Washington state
Damascus Protective Gear - leather gloves from Rutland, Vermont
The Dehner Company - boot manufacturer in Omaha, Nebraska
Dungeon Beds - San Francisco
Gear Essentials - Palm Springs
Happy Tails - whips and floggers from the West Coast
Full Kit Gear - Chicago (opened Jan 2015) and Provincetown
Inseam - masculine, tailored, military inspired clothing made in Boston, MA
JT's Stockroom - Los Angeles
Langlitz Leathers Inc. - high quality leather clothing from Oregon
Leather Masters - stores in Dallas and San Jose
The Leatherman - leather store based in New York
LeatherWerks - Fort Lauderdale
Marvelous Mayhem - Snellville, GA
Mr S Leather Co. & Fetters USA - San Francisco
Nasty Pig - butch clothing from New York (not leather)
PaddleWerks - Fort Lauderdale
Palm Springs Piercing Company - read this before you get pierced
Rainbow Rope - cotton and hemp rope
Renaissance Rope - jute, hemp and bamboo rope
Rubio Leather - New York
SHEL-don - Chicago
StationHouse Leathers and Gear - also has police uniforms
Stompers Boots - boots and gloves
Taylor's Leatherwear - leather jackets from Tennessee
Tough Gloves - San Francisco
Twisted Monk - hemp rope from Seattle
Vanson Leathers - Fall River, Massachusetts
The West Coast Shoe Co. (WESCO) - Oregon
Woof Wax - Dallas (candles that smell of leather, ink, saunas etc. Not for pouring onto skin!)

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