Message from the Chair
Welcome to LA Leather Pride 2017, our annual week-long celebration. Ina couple of years we will celebrate 20 years of Mr. LA Leather as produced by the Los Angeles Leather Coalition, since 1999. In advance of that milestone, we present to you a very special 2017 LA Leather Pride festival.
The theme for 2017 is CODE: L.A. which allows us to look to the future and accont for current events that have changed the way we view our community. We invite you to reflect on a time when we communicated our sexuality in “code”. Just before the AIDS crisis in Los Angeles was at the center of a movement of sexual freedom and American cultrure took notice. Many fetish codes still in use today began here. We beleive the future is happening here. We are a scene with striking inter-generational connections, cultural exchange where we nurture the spaces for the curious to reinvent themselves. What’s striking about the L.A. Scene is we refuse to settle for meidocrarity and we encourage new forms of play. These are among the reasons that Los Angeles a unique place. We belive you will expericence our message of renewed focus on unabashed fun, playful, sex.
We will celebrate over 10 days beginig with the KICK-OFF Gala on March 24th in a special way with the Ms. LA Leather Contest Weekend. We have been working toward combining forces for sometime and we are thrilled the the diveristy of the L.A. Scene will shine in this way. During the week we are excited to introduce the LA Boot Black Contest which is woven into the entire week’s activities. And while adding new events, we are preparing to surpise you with very special versions of the events you have come to expect suc as The Assembly, The Roast of Mr. LA Leather and all the parties. The Week will reach its hieght at the Mr. LA Leather Contest & Dance on April 1st at the historic Globe Theater in Downtown LA. We will wrap it all up with the Off Sunset Street Fair & Victory Celebration at Faultline on April 2nd, where we expect the largest attendance ever. You are going to love all that we have in store for you.
Be sure to browse our site – losangelesleatherpride.com and app to explore the experiences that are waiting for you. We look forward to seeing you at LA Leather Pride 2017!
Marlon I. Morales
LA Leather Pride & LA Leather Coalition Chairman