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Washington DC hosts the annual Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend

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Washington DC hosts the annual Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend

(Detail of photo by Michael Key for the Washington Blade) Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend 2023 begins on Friday, January 13, and runs through Sunday, January 15. Thousands are expected to participate at MAL this year which boasts a labyrinth of leather merchants, an Onyx leather auction, a Bootblack competition, a Rubber show, a Puppy Park, a Sunday brunch, three power dance parties along with an endless spectacle of leathermen, fetish hogs and their admirers. MAL is an annual event held in Washington DC in January. It is organized by Centaur Motorcycle Club which marks the occasion with Leather Cocktails, a formal reception and dinner...

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LGBTQIA Pride: The Rainbow Flag

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LGBTQIA Pride: The Rainbow Flag

The Rainbow Flag is a symbol of pride for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (or queer), intersex and ally (LGBTQIA) people. The colors reflect the diversity of the gay community and the spectrum of human sexuality and gender. Using a rainbow flag as a symbol of gay pride began in San Francisco in 1978. Its use has become the convention at LGBTQIA+ rights events in the US and worldwide. Many fly the rainbow flag to celebrate inclusivity, hope and freedom. The first rainbow flags were flown on June 25, 1978, at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. The flags...

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Community

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Community

  Links to DC LGBTQIA+ organizations and resources:   Ask Rayceen Show The Black Rose Blasphemy (FetLife Group) Bound: DCSMB Centaur Motorcycle Club The Crucible DC Aquatics Club DC Bear Club DC's Different Drummers DC Gay Basketball League DC Pride Volleyball League DC Speakeasy (FetLife Group) DC Strokes FetLife The Garden/DC Hothouse Gay Men's Chorus of Washington Onyx Mid-Atlantic SMYAL Spank DC Spartan Motorcycle Club Stonewall Kickball DC Studio 58 (FetLife Group) Team DC Whitman-Walker Health More groups

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Gun Oil - Happy Valentines Day (2014)

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Gun Oil - Happy Valentines Day (2014)

Sometimes you wonder if it's all worth it. The lonely nights, the empty home. The truth is, you don't have a choice. Even if it makes time go slower, even if it makes your chest hurt, just knowing that person even exists in the same world as you, gives you no choice but to wait. Because distance shouldn't stop you from loving someone, when everything is this perfect when you're together. We love this. We could not have said it better. Thank you, Gun Oil. Find Gun Oil products on Bite the Fruit.

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Hanky Code

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Hanky Code

A handkerchief, "hanky" or bandana, neatly folded or unfurled then tucked in the left or right back pocket is a tradition among leathermen and leatherboys called "flagging." The color and placement of a "flag" designates the following:             To receive a free Hanky Code card, use the Add a note to your order—Special instructions for seller section.

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