SLPA events coming up during Mardi Gras...
Fetish Cocktails / Welcome Party
This is our leather welcome to local, interstate & international visitors. It's your chance to gather up the tribe for a special welcome drinks night, to make sure our visitors to Sydney get the friendly leather welcome they're looking for and the one you'd want if you were visiting a new city.
Featuring one of Sydney's steamiest DJs from our leather/fetish community - Sandi Hotrod. From 7.30 pm until late at The Polo Lounge (Top floor of the Oxford Hotel - corner of Oxford St @ Taylor Square). Price = 15 entry if you're an SLPA financial member or member of a kindred organisation or if you have a concession card. (general entry = $25) * Complimentary drink on arrival plus raffles and other stuff to get the night bubbling away.
SLPA Mardi Gras Parade Entry
The world-famous Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade happens this Saturday night. Be part of the action and march with the SLPA contingent by registering here
To help with costs, it's $15 for SLPA financial members, kindred organisations and those on DSP. (It's $25 for all others). So flaunt your Leather/fetish identity with pride and creativity - just no sex in the parade or marshalling area please because it upsets the Police and will cause us hassles. So hook that lead to your sub, buff that latex, polish those boots, look fabulous and we'll see you there at the 2014 Parade.
* Marshalling Area Details & times will be posted here/emailed to Parade participants.
** Pics below from SLPA's Parade Entry in 2010... (2mp phone camera)
* pics by Steve Atkins
Leather Dance Events this coming weekend...
Two of Sydney's hottest leather dance parties are happening on Sunday... Extra Dirty (Mixed gay, lesbian + close family) on Sunday night & WoofClub (Men-Only) on Sunday evening.
The main party happens Saturday night, bringing together people from the wider LGBTIQ family. It also funds the Mardi Gras Parade which is centrepoint to the whole Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival.
For a full schedule of events, check out Mardi Gras' website here.
About Sydney Leather Pride Association...
SLPA has been Sydney's peak Leather & Fetish community organisation for around 22 years.
We recently staged the 21st birthday of our legendary event - INQUISITION (subtitled 'Deliverance') at The Imperial Hotel. Held over 2 floors, the party featured a capacity crowd from around Australia (& Internationally), with 8 top DJs, performers + a very HOT crowd. The response has been almost unanimously... "just like the old days".
The Date for Inquisition XXII will be announced!
BELOW : Inquisition XXI Pics below courtesy of Marc Berndsen Photography
Leather Pride Week 2013
Leather Pride Week 2013 kicked off with the Mr & Ms Leather Competition @ The Oxford Hotel.
A large attendance of leather family was present to welcome this year's winners; Master Domenic & Lydia Joie Divine. A big Congrats to both of you! Also, a big thanks to the Oxford Hotel as venue for the Comp and to Rod Spark for use of the image. View more Leather Pride event details by clicking LPW on the main menu and view more photos from the competition HERE
This week we also had great attendances at our Education Workshop (Thanks Mistress Anna and Sir Titi for sharing your wealth of knowledge) and Fetish Cocktails - great vibe all around and fantastic to welcome some new people to the SLPA family.
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* Thanks to photographers Rod Spark, Kellie Lafranchi, Medousa Karagiannis & all others who've contributed imagery / material for the site so far. And also...
A Special Thanks to all sponsors & supporters of Leather Pride Week 2013 & Inquisition XXI...