Second Annual Leather Leadership Conference
New York City - April 17 - 19, 1998

The New York S/M Activists, sponsors of the Second Annual Leather Leadership Conference, today announced the program for the conference which will take place on April 17-19, 1998 in New York City.

Friday 7-10pm

Registration, Orientation, Meet & Greet - Opening Remarks at 8:30pm

Saturday 10am-11:30am

Hosting A Succesful Leather Event
Coming Out
Effective Presentations
Effective Lobbying For Leather

Saturday 11:45am-1:15pm

Organizing & Operating A Leather Group
Effective Leadership
How To Give A Good Interview
Community Organizing

Saturday 2:45pm-4:15pm

Media Skills Part One
Working With AVP and Police

Saturday 4:30pm-6pm

Issues Of Communities Of Color
So You Want To Be A Titleholder
Media Skills Part Two
The Power Of The Briefing Book

Sunday 10am-Noon

SM Education Policy Think Tank
Domestic Violence & Abuse Think Tank

Sunday 10:30am-Noon

History Of Our Community

Sunday Plenary

12:30pm-1:30pm Policy Presentations
1:30pm-2:30pm Ongoing Projects
2:30pm-4:00pm Community Issues & Feedbackl

Conference includes

Friday Night: Snacks
Saturday & Sunday Morning: Bagels, Doughnuts, Coffee, Juice
Sunday: Box Lunch

Some of the non-LLC events on Saturday night include:

GMSMA Dungeon Demo
3rd annual LoL Women's Play Party
TES Novice Excursion to a NYC SM Club
plus the regular line-up of fabulous NYC nightlife - leather bars and SM clubs....

Some Important Contacts:

LLC2 Registration Coordinator: Susie Q at
LLC2 Housing Coordinator: Susan Wright at

$50 registration if postmarked by 3/31 (or else $75 still a good deal!)


In addition to developing particular proficiencies in the workshops, participants will also be able to network and strengthen ties with leaders from other regions. Policy sessions on SM Education and Domestic Violence/Abuse are scheduled. Sunday will feature a session History Of Our Community followed by discussions on proposed Policies as well as Community Projects already in progress.

The conference is open to men and women of all orientations. To date, attendees are registered from as far away as California, Colorado, Chicago and Canada. Steve Koenig, from Society of Janus, said of last year's LLC, "It was more than I had ever possibly hoped for. Absolutely worth the trip."

Cost for the Confrence which runs from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon is just $50 before March 31 ($75 after March 31 with a limited number special needs scholarships available if applied for before March 31).

To register print out and snailmail the following information:

Name: _____________________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip: _______________________________________________________

Phone/email: ________________________________________________________

I would like info on guest houses/hotels ____

Send along with a check payable to GMSMA to Leather Leadership Conference, 332 Bleecker Street, #452, New York, NY 10014. Please note in the memo section that payment is for LLC. (This is not a GMSMA event but LLC thanks GMSMA for the use of its bank account.)

The Leather Leadership Conference is being produced by an ad hoc group collectively known as New York S/M Activists (NYSMA) which organized to work on projects of importance to the s/m-leather-fetish community.

The event is made possible, in part, by our sponsors: Black Rose, TES, Greenery Press, GMSMA, Society Of Janus, National Leather Association- International/Living In Leather, Leather Pride Night, Jack McGeorge, Bound For Pleasure BBS, Hellfire/Manhole, Brush Creek Media, Purple Passion, The Leather Man, London Boutique, David Samuel Menkes, Boston Dungeon Society, Butchmanns, Outrageous Creations, Diversified Services, Z Triad, Michael Horowitz/The Accounting Group, CHROME, NLA:New England, John Weis, House Of Inneract, Alternate Sources, LeatherWeb/Ross & ross, Lolita Wolf/Exemplar Printing Company, Orlando Munchgroup, Glove, Dark Shadow, Arizona Power EXchange, Donald & Susan Degnan/The Q's, Lucifer's Armory, Peggy aka O, Chris, Dee and Betty, Leather Nexus, Velvet & Silk, Daedalus Publishing, OUT-FM, and New York Leather S/M.

For more information, go to or call 718-383-3318, or email


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