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LOVE MUSCLE Ever since a Sydney Leather Pride member
competed in the 2002 Sydney Gay Games physique contest,
the concept of a leather physique has intrigued. This Leather
Pride Week there is one, run under INBA rules, with a range of
categories, and DJ Neil Hume pumping out love muscle music.
Sat 8 May 7:30pm Petersham RSL, 7a Regent Street Petersham
$10, tickets SAX Fetish, NSW Bodybuilding Supplies.
LEATHER FAIR DAY Everyone from the leather and wider
communities can enjoy a fun day in the park. Set up a picnic
area or simply stroll and enjoy the contests, music, entertainment
and beer garden. As it is Mother's Day, bring your family, your
FELIC I've been a member of Leather Pride for five years. It's like
a social group for me. The thing that's good about the leather
community is that it's very mixed. I get a sense of enjoyment and
fun as you would from a type of club. I'm also a joiner, so as
volunteer co-ordinator I like pitching in, and I'm looking forward
to meeting a whole lot of spunky chicks this year. I'm a corporate
wearing full leather with lots of red lipstick. Leather is really
sensual. It is the most comfortable, beautiful smelling thing but it
is also very enduring and can be quite imposing. MADDY I
don't go straight night clubbing in any shape or form. There's not
much to go to as it is but if there weren't Leather Pride there would
be nothing. I go to such a lot of effort to groom myself within an
inch of my life. I'm personally into latex. I started planning my
Inquisition outfit six months ago. I think it's the best party of the
whole year. The leather community is broader than leather -- it's
just fetish, whatever you are into as long as you look fabulous.
INGA I enjoy the friendship throughout the year of like minded
people. This year I will try to attend all of the events and I never
miss the educational workshops. I am going to Fair Day and I
went to Inquisition two years ago and it was absolutely fabulous
and stunning -- it was the best thing in Sydney I had ever been
to. JULIE I am only recently out on the lesbian scene. What's
really appealing about leather is the physical sensuality, which I
especially enjoy as a woman in my 40s. The best thing about
Leather Pride is the capacity to share that with a group of mature
adults. This year I will be going to the physique show -- that gets
my socks running, it's got sardonic humour and eye candy. And
the educational program -- wonderful for a newbie like me!
dog or your daddy. Sun 9 May 11am--5.30pm Prince Alfred
Park Surry Hills. In case of bad weather, Fair Day will be on Sun
MCC CHURCH SERVICE Come along, kneel, and think about the
sins you are going to commit over the next week of celebration.
Rev Greg will deliver a thought-provoking sermon whilst
wearing his leathers. You can also join in the remembrance of
those leather folk no longer adding colour and spirit to the
community as the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display.
Supper will be served after the service. All denominations
welcome, but please wear your best leathers. Sun 9 May 7pm,
Metropolitan Community Church, Crystal Street, Petersham.
Free, however donations to the MCC welcome.
ARTSPACE An exciting display of kinky creativity providing
a forum for new and established creative talent. Entry by
gold coin donation. Art is available for sale and there
will be a range of prizes, including People's Choice Award.
Opening Mon 10 May 7pm Tap Gallery. Exhibition Tues 11
to Sat 15 May, 12--6pm.
EDUCATE A range of educational workshops with interactive
and hands-on sessions are run by experienced members of the
community and offer something for everyone no matter what
level of experience. Contact Minotaur on 0419 424 509 to
book a place as these events are extremely popular or email
email@example.com. Attendees must be over 18 years of age.
Intermediate whipping & flogging Tuesday 11 May, Sounds &
catheterisation. Wed 12 May, Advanced bondage including
suspension Thurs 13 May, Red hanky fun [for guys and girls Fri
14 May.] $10 member/$15 non-members.
BOB BUCKLEY MEMORIAL WORDS An evening celebrating
the written and spoken word with contributions invited of
spoken word, poetry, interpretations, musings and favourite
passages from books to the length of 5 minutes. There will be
a commemorative prize for audience choice of best
original piece. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to
participate. Wed 12 May 7:30pm Tap Gallery
INQUISITION XII Arguably the most highly anticipated annual
event by the leather and fetish communities, this year's party will
be held at Fox Studios using Stage 11 with the addition of an
outdoor chill-out area and large second fully tented and heated
dance floor. The focus will be on ambience, intimacy and the
inherent performativity of the BDSM community. There will be
extra seating and places to roam. DJs include Sveta, Justin Scott
and Sandi Hotrod in the outside space and Mandy Rollins and
DJ Feisty inside. Sat 15 May 10pm--8am Fox Studios. $80
members and DSP card holders/$95 non-members. Limited
public tickets on sale 1 May at Reactor Rubber, SAX Fetish,
Radical Leather, Karnal Leather, Lucrezia & De Sade (Melb).
247 Victoria Street Darlinghurst Sydney 2010
Open 7 Days Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Tel: 02 9360 9581
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