"LAL: deCODEed" Official eNewsletter of the Los Angeles Leather Coalition & Los Angeles Leather Pride
 
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Message from the Chair
Community Partner Spotlight - LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Ms LA Leather 2017 - A LA Legacy Revitalized
LALP 2017 Update
Community Calendar

Message from the Chair

With Los Angeles Leather Pride on the horizon, the Planning Committee is ramping up planning & preparations, and we have a lot of fun and exciting events and surprises planned for everyone in the community. A new additional will be several cultural art installations around town, bringing together our kink & the arts, more to be released on that as we get closer to LALP 2017.

This year we kick-off the festivities with Mari's Leather Garden Party on 26 Feb 2017 as our Pre-Kick-Off Party at MCC/UCC in the Valley, where we will be "spilling the tea" on this year's LA Leather Pride which is set to commence on 24 March with the CODE: EMERGENCE - The LALP 2017 Gala at Sanctuary Studios LAX on Fri, March 24th and conclude with the L.A. Leather Pride Closing Party and Victory Celebration at Faultline on Sun, April 2nd. With this year’s theme of CODE L.A, you are now a part of the long tapestry of leather history in Los Angeles.  We have planned a full calendar of activities celebrating the kinky ties that bind us together. With events around LA County spanning 10 days, you will find something to fit your fancy. If you haven't done so, please visit
laleatherpride.com/tickets to get your hands on your ticket packages which are reduced for advance sale currently.
 
Marlon I. Morales
LALC Chairman & LALP17 Chair

 

Community Partner Spotlight

Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

"Ruining it for Everyone in LA since 1995"

The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is a 21st century order of drag nuns whose main purpose as a non-profit organization is to fight stigma as associated with LGBTQAI identities. We are aimed at getting rid of stigmatic guilt as imposed upon us (and our bodies), by others, and through the use of judgment.  We feel that within culture it is not only necessary to embrace our diverse selves, but also it is truly beneficial and empowering to celebrate the sort of varied bodies and experiences that we as a community engage.  We use laughter, joy, love and kindness as a way to bridge our fierce drag personas with the world, and see this as a means to individual and group empowerment.  One motto we share is, “if we can go out being our fabulous selves and looking this way, there is plenty of room in the world for everyone to present their fierce selves as they were meant to be.”
 
Although we are divided by space based on city-specific houses throughout the world, Sisters work together as a community of international sisters, and especially at events such as upcoming Drag Con here in Los Angeles, where Sisters will travel from all over to attend.  The Sisters provide different sorts of functions and service roles at a variety of events, and where most of the funds are donated to organizations and groups who play important functions and services for our shared communities.  Three of our upcoming events are the Leather and Lace benefit for AIDS Lifecycle and the LB Leather Community (2/18, The Brit and Mineshaft) where genderfucking and the leather community will intersect undoubtedly, Mardi Gras with the Sisters (2/28, Eagle LA) where I’m sure you can add to your bead collection, and The Sister Act Sing-A-Long (3/4, Hamburger Mary’s LB) where glamour nuns will attempt to sing while really only one of them can probably carry a tune.  If you are ever so inclined to, please join us for a chat if you see us in public, let us know if you wish to work with us somehow, want to make a donation to help us organize our archives, or want to plan a fundraiser, please let us know!  We are on all social medias! 
 
We believe in freedom of expression, service, teamwork, diversity, social activism, and continued development towards renewing and developing these goals in all ways. We view each other as a family and see our involvement as sisters as significant and as part of our existing and evolving selves, and where this self is firmly located within community, as sisters, as LGBTQAI, and beyond.  It is this sort of unity that we share with the leather community, even such overlap, and with an eye on diversity of identity free from stigma we celebrate such a union of identity possibilities!
 
"Here’s to the femmes such as myself!"

Sister Electra-Complex
Queering the Youth, Taking Names,
You’re Welcome That I’m Iust so Fabulous!




The LALC would like to acknowledge the LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as on of our more vocal Community Partners, one that has been around since day one, and one that dedicates 90-95% of all funds taken in, to the local community. The LALC would also like to thank the Sisters for representing the diverse LA Community and holding community leaders such as the LALC accountable. You gals are truly fabulous, even though we can't get the glitter out of leather.

More information about the LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence can be found on their website:
http://lasisters.org, on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LASisters and on Instagram @LADragNuns

Ms. LA Leather 2017 - An LA Legacy Revitalized


On January 17, 2016, the Ms. Los Angeles Leather contest was resurrected after a 17-year-hiatus. Reviving this contest added another layer to the Southern California Leather Community.

Building on last year's success, Ms. LA Leather is honored to kickoff the first weekend of Los Angeles Leather Pride week and officially join our brothers creating one of the largest leather events in the country.

Join us starting Friday, March 24 as Ms. Los Angeles Leather presents the first annual Unity Gala - A Night at the Speakeasy at Sanctuary LAX. It will be an evening of delicious and tempting delights for all of your senses. 

During the Gala you have the opportunity to feast your eyes as the Ms. LA Leather, Mr. LA Leather, and the LA Bootblack contestants as they draw their numbers and meet the crowd.

In addition to the contestants in their sexy & sultry best, you will be titilated by none other than the songstress Alotta Boutte' direct from San Francisco. She is a feast for the eyes and ears you won't want to miss.

In case that weren't enough the evening will be filled with delectible serving bois and girls offering you temping treats and noteworthy cigars.

Finally,  Speakeasy themed activities and decor will pay homage to the roots of our community gatherings with secretive back rooms that if you're lucky you may be invited into. 

Dresscode will be Leather, fetish, formal attire, or 1920's themed apparel.

The weekend continues Saturday, March 25 with the Ms. LA Leather Contest also being held at Sanctuary LAX, followed by CONVERGENCE, Sunday, March 26 at the Bullet Bar. CONVERGENCE is a celebration of the new Ms. LA Leather 2017, the Ride In for Mr. LA Leather 2017, and the first round for the LA Bootblack contest.

For more updates and news visit the Los Angeles Leather Pride website,
laleatherpride.com and the Ms. LA Leather website, MsLALeather.com.

LALP 2017 Update

Meet the Emcee for Ms. LA Leather 2017

Alotta Boutte’


Meet the Ms. LA Leather 2017 Judges

The Producers of Ms. LA Leather are releasing names once a week  on Fridays, to date these are the names released to date:
  • Annie Romano, Head Judge -  Ms. World Leather 2001
  • “Daddy Faye” Foltz – Ms. Los Angeles Leather 1999
  • LE - American Leatherwoman 2015
  • Patrick Smith - International Mr. Leather 2015
  • LasciviousJane - International Ms. Leather 2016
Visit http://mslaleather.com/judges/ to see more of the judges as they are released.
 

Meet the Mr. LA Leather Class of 2017

Left to Right, Top Row: Christopher Ryan, Mr. Christopher Street West Leather 2017; David Sanford, Mr. Sister Leather 2017; Marco A. Valadez, Mr. Regiment 2017; Fifi Lafille, Mr. Precinct Leather 2017; Romaldo Mancilla, Mr. Sanctuary Leather 2017
Left to Right, Bottom Row: Jeff Wilcox, Eagle LA Mr. Leather 2017; Ken Bradley, Mr. SoCal Leather 2017; Daniel Soto, Mr. LA Leather Bear 2017; Lane Janger, Mr. Oil Can Harry's Leather 2017; AJ Cheir, Mr. Bullet Leather 2017
Photos Courtesy of Motorboot Photography
 

Meet the Mr. LA Leather 2017 Judges

LA Leather Pride Package Deals Visit https://lalptickets.com/ to purchase tickets to individual events or to purchase ticket packages.

Community Calendar

My Kinky Valentine
Sat, 18 Feb 2017, 1p-7p, Threshold Clubhouse

www.facebook.com/events/1730978783896146/

Leather & Lace
Sat, 18 Feb 2017, 9p-12a The Brit & Mineshaft

www.facebook.com/events/402368056769698/

Love Behind Bars: Hosted by Bears LA
Sat, 18 Feb 2017, 9p-2a, Eagle LA

www.facebook.com/events/343183682742104/

Kinkmosphere: Hosted by ONYX-SW
Sat, 18 Feb 2017, 9p-2a, Bullet Bar

www.facebook.com/events/377258022666822/

"Knowledge is Power" - AVATAR Monthly Meeting (Topic: Self-Defense)
Wed, 22 Feb 2017, 8:30p, MCC/UCC in the Valley

www.facebook.com/events/1783954321868195/

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives - 34th Anniversary
26 Feb 2017, Los Angeles, CA

www.onearchives.org
(Currently has an exhibit on SoCal Motorcyle Clubs, running thru LALP 2017)

Mari's Leather Garden Party - An LA Leather Nunview
Sun, 26 Feb 2017, 4p-9p, MCC/UCC in the Valley

https://www.facebook.com/events/1428239683858906/
(Tickets now on-sale at https://lalptickets.com/)

Mardi Gras with the Sisters
Tue 28 Feb 2017, 8p-12a, Eagle LA

www.facebook.com/events/417918875266337/

SF Leather Alliance Weekend
Fri, 3 Mar - Sun, 5 Mar 2017

http://leatherallianceweekend.org/

Sister Act: The Sing A Long
Sat, 4 Mar 2017, 2p-6p, Hamburger Mary's Long Beach

www.facebook.com/events/1586629741351940/

"Know your Status" - hosted by Pixie, Ms. West Coast Olympus Leather 2016
Fr 10 Mar 2017, 9p-2a, Bullet Bar

www.facebook.com/events/401923583476998/

San Diego Leather Pride
Wed, 15 Mar - Sun, 19 Mar 2017

www.sdleatherpride.com/

CODE: EMERGENCE - The LALP 2017 Gala, Kick-off & Number Draw
Fri, 24 Mar 2017, 9p-12a, Sanctuary Studios LAX

Ms. L.A. Leather Contest
Sat, 25 Mar 2017, 9p-12a, Sanctuary Studios LAX

www.facebook.com/events/1168947176553084/

CODE: CONVERGENCE - The Ms. L.A. Leather Victory Party, Mr. L.A. Leather Contestant Introductions and 1st Annual L.A. Bootblack Contest.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017, 3p-7-, Bullet Bar

VIP Cocktail Reception
Wed, 29 Mar 2017, 6p-9p, Tom House

Official Meet & Greet for Mr. L.A. Leather 2017
Thurs, 30 Mar 2017, 9p-11p, Precinct

The Roast of Jeffrey Erdman – Mr. LA Leather 2016
Thurs, 30 Mar 2017, 10p-11:30, Precinct

The Assembly Uniform Reception
Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 7p-10p, Rough Trade Gear

Maximus Cigar Social
Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 10p-12a, Eagle LA

Den L.A. Presents: CODE!
The Official LA Leather Weekend Dance & Play Party

Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 9p-3a, Sanctuary Studios LAX

www.facebook.com/events/1149747305134947/

AFTERMATH - LA Leather Pride After Hours
Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 9p-5a, Threshold LA

www.facebook.com/events/164706790693888/

Leather Dog Pound
Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 9p-2a, Bullet Bar

www.facebook.com/events/945660688901914/

Mr. LA Leather 2017 Contest
Sat, 1 Apr 2017, 7p-10p, The Globe Theater

Legion Dance
Sat, 1 Apr 2017, 10p-4a, The Globe Theater

Off-Sunset Festival
Sun, 2 Apr 2017, 11a-7p, Santa Monica Blvd (between Myra Ave and Gateway Ave)

www.offsunsetfestival.com

Official L.A. Leather Pride Closing Party and Victory Celebration
Sun, 2 Apr 2017, 5p-10p, The Faultline

International Ms. Leather and Ms. Bootblack Weekend
13 Apr - 16 Apr 2017, San Jose, CA

www.imsl.org

CLAW
27 Apr - 30 Apr 2017, Cleveland, OH

www.clawinfo.org

LA H.E.A.T
28 Apr - 30 Apr 2017, Air-Tell Hotel, Van Nuys, CA

www.facebook.com/events/1702489040010084/

Southland Honors Awards Ceremony
 May 2017, TBD

Olympus Leather Weekend
5 May - 7 May 2017, San Diego, CA

www.OlympusLeather.com

DomCon: Los Angeles
18 May - 21 May 2017, Hilton LAX, Los Angeles, CA

www.domconla.com

International Mr. Leather Weekend
26 May - 29 May 2017, Chicago, IL

www.imrl.com

Folsom Street East - 20th Anniversary
18 Jun 2017, New York, NY

www.folsomstreeteast.com

Drummer California - Drummer, Drummerboy & Bootblack Contest (CalDNA)
Thu 29 Jun - Sun, 2 Jul 2017, Palm Springs, CA

www.drummercalifornia.com
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