LAL: deCODEd – Issue #1

“LAL: deCODEed” Official eNewsletter of the Los Angeles Leather Coalition & Los Angeles Leather Pride

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In This Issue

Message from the Chair
Board News
Community Partner Spotlight – ONYX-SW
LALP 2017 Update
Community Calendar


Message from the Chair

Welcome to the first issue of “LAL: deCODEd” the Official eNewsletter of the Los Angeles Leather Coalition & Los Angeles Leather Pride. As we get closer to this year’s LALP we will be releasing more and more exciting tidbits of information. This year we bring to you 10 days of Leather,Kink & BDSM starting with the LALP Gala on March 24th at Sanctuary Studios  LAX, which will kick-off the festivities and blend our 3 contests for you, and as always we celebrate our Leather Pride all over LA until the Off Sunset Festival on April 2nd. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this year’s Los Angeles Leather Pride. Be sure to follow our website and app as we will be publishing updates regularly.

Yours in leather,

Marlon I. Morales
LALC Chairman & LALP17 Chair


Board News

The LALC would like introduce the world of Leather/BDSM to the 2016-2017 Board of Directors:

  • Marlon Morales – Chair*
  • Gus Norris* – Vice-Chair*
  • Apolonio “Señor Apple” E. Muñoz III – Secretary*
  • Patrick Smith* – Treasurer*
  • Kevin Casey
  • Ms. Diana
  • Alan Stroik
  • Michael Lara*
  • Esteban Nuñez*

*: denotes newly elected Board Members & new positions

The LALC would also like to extend its heart-felt appreciation to Caleb Engen who served on the Board for a few months at the end of 2016. We thank Caleb for all his hard work & dedication, and we look forward to working with him again in the near future.

With the start of a new year the LALC is asking that all Community Partners please submit a Community Partner Renewal Form to the Secretary before the Feb Meeting to update information. If you have any questions about the renewal process don’t hesitate to contact the Secretary at apolonio.munoz@gmail.com.

Organizations/Clubs/Interested Individuals are welcome to request to be recognized as a voting Community Partner after attending 3 consecutive meetings and applying for membership, please visit LALC’s website for more information.


Community Partner Spotlight

With this being our inaugural edition of the LALC eNewsletter “LAL: deCODEd” we think it is appropriate to introduce the world to our newest Community Partner – The Men of ONYX SoCal-Southwest (ONYX-SW). ONYX-SW is an organization that supports ethnic and racial diversity in the gay leather community. For over a year, the organization has been the bridge between leather men of color and the broader leather community . As such, its activities support this particular mission. For example, its monthly beer bust at Eagle LA provides a safe space for men of color to bond with each other, and other like-minded individuals who enjoy the BDSM, Kink and Fetish lifestyles. Additionally, ONYX-SW also fundraises to support charities that particularly focus on LGBT People of Color, HIV and Care Organizations, and those that aid youth.

ONYX-SW is an inclusive organization that supports all forms of diversity, including members that do not identify as gay, bi or transgendered men of color. This group includes caucasian men & women, women of color, transwomen, and heterosexuals. All are welcome to join the organization as associate members. As an associate member, you will be a part of the organization, however, you will be unable to vote in general or board meetings. In short, we are an organization for the people. You can meet the Men of ONYX-SW at their Monthly Beer Bust every 2nd Sun of the Month at Eagle LA from 4p-8p. Their next event will be at ONYX Takes Over Gear Night on Fri, 20 Jan from 9p-2a at Eagle LA. LALC would like to also congratulate ONYX-SW on celebrating their 1 Year Anniversary this past Sept.

ONYX-SW 1yr Annivesary PosterONYX-SW Gear Night Poster

LALP 2017 Update

LA Leather Pride (LALP) 2017 is just around the corner, and this year will be bigger & better than years before. LALP 2017 is named “CODE: LA; Setting the Standards and Starting the Trends for the Leather Community.” This of course can be seen in the diverse community that makes up LA’s Leather/BDSM Scene. We are truly honored to see that in this year’s contestants, and is reflected in the various events that make up LALP 2017, with 3 titles up for grabs. That’s right we will be holding 3 contests this year over the span of 10 days, Mr LA Leather, Ms. LA Leather & LA Bootblack. In this inaugural issue of the LA Leather eNewsletter we decided to name it after this year’s theme and to feature below some of this year’s title holders. We also want to thank our Official Photographer, Motor Boot Photography for supplying us with our official photos throughout the year, we can’t thank you enough for making LA look fabulous.

In addition to the plethora of events going on throughout LA during LALP, we are excited to announce that we are also expending this year’s Raffle. The winner will be able to choose from not 1 but 3 different all-expense trips for two, Berlin (Folsom Europe), London (Fetish Weekend) and Barcelona (Fetish Weekend). Tickets can be purchased at any of the LA Leather Feeder Contests, on-line at www.losangelesleatherpride.com/tickets/, or by contacting any of the LA Leather Board Members & Community Partners. Ticket prices are 1-$10, 3-$20, 7-$50, so get your tickets while they last. Last year’s winner Pup Zero claims that his trip to Berlin for Folsom Europe was life changing, who will be next?


LALP 2017 Schedule of Events

(Tentative)

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 www.losangelesleatherpride.com/tickets/

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

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, The Faultline

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 Party
Fri, 31 Mar 2017, TBD, Sanctuary Studios LAX

Leather Dog Pound
Fri, 31 Mar 2017, TBD, Bullet Bar

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)

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

Southland Honors Awards Ceremony
Sun, 7 May 2017, TBD

Mr. LA Leather Class of 2017

Mr. CSW Leather 2017
Christopher Ryan
Mr. Sister Leather 2017
David Sanford
Mr. Regiment 2017
Marco Antonio Valadez
Mr. Precinct Leather 2017
FiFi LaFille
Mr. Sanctuary Leather 2017
Romaldo Mancilla
Eagle LA Mr. Leather 2017
Jeff Wilcox
Mr. SoCal Leather 2017
Ken Bradley
Mr. LA Leather Bear 2017
TBD
Mr. Oil Can Harry’s Leather 2017
TBD
Mr. Bullet Leather 2017
TBD

LA’s Leather Royalty

(Current Title Holders representing the LA Region)

Mr LA Leather 2016
Jeffrey Erdman
Ms LA Leather 2016
Goddess Moon
LA Pup 2017
Pup Dazzle
American Leatherboy 2016
Steven Carlisle
Mr. Long Beach Leather 2016
Ali Mushtaq
Ms. Sanctuary Leather 2017
CyPher
Ms. Bullet Leather 2016
Tuesday Niles
Ms. West Coast Olympus Leather 2016
Pixie
Mr. CMEN Leather 2016
Esteban Bartholo
Mr. Bear LA 2017
Dennis Reiley

Community Calendar

Join our Community Partners as the celebrate their events throughout the year. If you would like to list an event here or on our website, please contact the LALC Secretary at apolonio.munoz@gmail.com

Mr LA Leather Bear 2017: Meat ‘N Greet
Thurs, 19 Jan 2017, 9p-11p, Eagle LA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1703833096573420/

Mr. LA Leather Bear 2017: Bears LA Dinner
Fri, 20 Jan 2017, 7p-10p, Farmboy Kitchen
>https://www.facebook.com/events/309932402740550/

ONYX-SW takes over Gear Night
Fri, 20 Jan 2017, 9p-2a, Eagle LA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1855688314676387/

Mr. LA Leather Bear 2017: Contest
Sat, 21 Jan 2017, 9p-2a, Eagle LA
https://www.facebook.com/events/236154243430463/

Mr. LA Leather Bear 2017: Victory Bear Bust & BBQ
Sun, 22 Jan 2017, 3p-8p, Bullet Bar
https://www.facebook.com/events/1393166580715300/

AVATAR Monthly Meeting (Topic: BDSM Sampler)
Wed, 25 Jan 2017, 8:30p, MCC/UCC in the Valley

Ms. Oil Can Harry’s Leather 2017: Meet & Greet
Thurs, 26 Jan 2017, 9p-11p, Oil Can Harry’s LA

Ms. Oil Can Harry’s Leather 2017: Contest & Mr. Oil Can Harry’s Leather 2017: Meet & Greet
Fri, 27 Jan 2017, 6p-8p, Oil Can Harry’s LA

Mr. Oil Can Harry’s Leather 2017: Contest
Sat, 28 Jan 2017, 6p-8p, Oil Can Harry’s LA

Mr. Bullet Leather 2017: Meet & Greet / Fantasy
Thurs, 2 Feb 2017, 9p-11p, Bullet Bar
https://www.facebook.com/events/917241411746781/

FOX HOLE Leather Edition
Fri, 3 Feb 2017, 9p-2a, Bullet Bar
https://www.facebook.com/events/717102221787673/

Mr. Bullet Leather 2017: Contest
Sat, 4 Feb 2017, 10p-2a, Bullet Bar

Mr. Bullet Leather 2017: Victory Party / DOG POUND Bark Park
Sun, 5 Feb 2017, 4p-7p, Bullet Bar
https://www.facebook.com/events/1062351507226521/

My Kinky Valentine
Sat, 18 Feb 2017, 1p-7p, Threshold Clubhouse
https://www.facebook.com/events/1730978783896146/

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

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