THE L.A. LEATHER PRIDE GUIDE 2015
A Message From Committee Chair Marlon Morales.
I have never been more proud or excited to be a part of the Los Angeles Leather community. It is a great pleasure to serve as your L.A. Leather Pride Chairman for 2015 along with our outstanding volunteers and dedicated planning committee members. Leather Pride is produced by the Los Angeles Leather Coalition (LALC) and is a result of a strong network of businesses, clubs, organizations, and individuals working together to showcase the incredibly vibrant leather scene here in Los Angeles and the Southern California region.
The sign of any stable and successful organization is continued improvement year after year. L.A. Leather Pride is not different. Each new year has brought record attendance, new and exciting events and growth in sponsorship. Our 16th year is a turning point as we continue to innovate and make improvements that are making us one of the most established, prosperous, and influential leather events in the world.
Our theme in 2015 is TRIBE: Rites of Passage, as we celebrate over 10 days the different roads we have all taken into the community and the camaraderie that keeps us together. We kick-off the week at FAULTLINE BAR on March 22nd with all the signature events you have come to expect and we introduce some surprises too. I am eager for you to see what awaits you at SOUTHLAND HONORS, The ROAST OF ERIC PAUL LEUE, The ASSEMBLY Dress Code Enforced Uniform Party, FULL FETISH TRIBAL RIGHTS play party sponsored by RECON, and so many more ancillary events-all leading up to the Mr. L.A. LEATHER CONTEST and LEGION dance on March 28th at an amazing new venue, CLUB 333 LIVE, located in the heart of downtown L.A.’s pulsating city life. We top it all off with the OFF SUNSET STREET FAIR on March 29th where we expect 8,000 participants!
I hope you have already downloaded our App for iPhone and Android. With a reach of 9,000, more people than ever have engaged our sponsors and receive the latest updates on events happening Leather Pride week and throughout the year. Please use it to take advantage of special promotions available only to App users. And thanks to a generous gift from THE FIGHT MAGAZINE—our partner in producing and distributing our L.A. Leather Pride Guide & Program-we are scaling up our print visibility to 25,000 and reaching an online readership of 200,000.
WEEKEND IN EUROPE
All the wonderful new opportunities for 2015 have been made possible by our record number of sponsors. There are far too many to list in this message, but I especially want to highlight FOLSOM STREET EVENTS and RECON who are scaling up their presence in Los Angeles. Generous sponsorships from FOLSOM EUROPE and SCHOTT LEATHER are making possible an unbelievable “WEEKEND-IN-EUROPE” GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE. I am deeply grateful for the dedication of our LA30 giving circle members who have personally pledged financial support to assure the success of our week.
And what is most exciting, all our work at L.A. Leather Pride makes possible significant charitable contributions to PROJECT ANGEL FOOD, ONE ARCHIVES FOUNDATION, and TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION.
Thank you for your support and welcome to L.A. Leather Pride 2015!
Yours in leather,
Marlon I. Morales
L.A. Leather Pride 2015