July 13th: We All Have a Pulse w/ Race Bannon
As every seasoned kinky person knows, the leather and kink world is comprised of a wide assortment of orientations, gender identities, sexual interests and approaches. One distinct subset of that whole is the gay men’s leather and kink realm. How is the gay men’s scene alike and different from other aspects of the scene? Are there issues of importance to kinky gay men that are different than the rest of the scene? How does the gay men’s scene and the rest of the Bay Area’s scene coexist and work toward common goals? These and other questions will be discussed in a moderated, freeform discussion led by Race Bannon.
Date: July 13th
Location: SF Citadel
Time: 8:00p to 10:00p
Entry is $20; all SoJ members and reciprocals see a reduced cost of $10.
Kinky sex has been one of Race Bannon’s passions as a practitioner, organizer, writer, educator, commentator, activist and leader since his first explorations of the leather world starting in 1973. Race’s accomplishments include co-founder of the Kink Aware Professionals referral service; leader of The DSM Project that began to change how psychotherapy professionals view kink; author of the bestselling Learning The Ropes: A Basic Guide to Safe and Fun BDSM Lovemaking; founder of Daedalus Publishing Company, the first company dedicated to publishing nonfiction leather/SM/fetish books; prolific writer; former sex advice columnist; former producer and host of the first kink internet talk show Bound To Talk; past Board member of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities, NLA International and Avatar Club Los Angeles; co-founder of NLA Los Angeles; and member of Chicago Hellfire Club, The 15 Association, and Society of Janus. Race is currently on the Board of the Leather Hall of Fame. Recently, Race was inducted into the Society of Janus Hall of Fame. He has been awarded the 2006 National Leather Association International's Lifetime Achievement Award, 2010 Mister Marcus Hernandez Lifetime Achievement Award (Man) Pantheon of Leather Community Service Award, the 2011 Philip M. Turner Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2013 National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Creating Change Leather Leadership Award, and the 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance Co-Man of the Year (tie). You can read some of Race's writings at www.bannon.com or www.racebannon.com or in the Bay Area Reporter (ebar.com) where he is the leather/kink columnist.