Leather History and Culture

Are you leather? Do you want to be? Some roll their eyes at the idea of “Old Guard”; others take off their covers out of respect for those who have passed. This class gives a perspective of the cultural phenomenon known as “leather” – gifted, earned, rebel motorcycle clubs, Stonewall, AIDS, competitions, bootblacking, and more. We will engage in controversial subjects like gender, orientation, cultural appropriation and privilege, but don’t let that scare you; we will also talk shop about cruising, rough sex, cigars, piss, and cocksucking. Graydancer, editor of the leather documentary “Sisterhood of the Sash” and former DO Dirty Pig, gives an entertaining and thought-provoking introduction to the legend, culture, and personal journey that is “Leather.”

Type of workshop: Lecture