The leather culture denotes practices and styles of dress organized around sexual activities that involve leather garments, such as leather jackets, vests, boots, chaps, harnesses, or other items. Wearing leather garments is one way that participants in this culture self-consciously distinguish themselves from mainstream sexual cultures. Gay male leather culture has existed since the late s, when it likely grew out of post-WWII biker culture. Early gay leather bars were subcultural versions of the motorcycle club with pioneering gay motorcycle clubs including the Satyrs , established in Los Angeles in ; Oedipus, also established in Los Angeles in , and the New York Motorbike Club. Leather Clubs for gay men started in Amsterdam and Berlin in the s, and in Sydney from
Few bars in San Francisco are quite as friendly or charming as Blackbird. The hanging Edison lightbulbs warmly light the crowded room that also caters to a fair amount of women, queer and straight patrons. This place is known to get incredibly packed every night, so get here early. Among a crowded nightlife scene, Score has continued to stand above its competition for the past plus years, attracting celebrities like Lady Gaga to dance with the sweaty masses on its always lively dance floor. DJs from near and far bring the music that keeps the sexy patrons grooving often shirtless and sipping on pricey drinks all night long. Near the historic Stonewall Inn and the Christopher Street scene is this lesbian West Village mainstay where all are welcome. Kitschy decor like Chinese lanterns, tissue-paper fishes and plush animals hang from the ceiling, while a mix of semi-regulars and folks just passing by sit on barstools upholstered with colorful images.
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ECMC stands for European Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs and consists of 35 member clubs across Europe active in organizing bike runs and social events aimed primarily at gay men with a common interest in motorcycles and fetishes for leather, rubber and uniform clothing. LMA aims to reactivate the leather and fetish community of Argentina, in order to form a solid group that makes visible and promotes the local and regional leather and fetish culture, through networks with other countries in the region. Daily membership is available. For the newsletter, click here.