IN a previous post I wrote about broken chains. Ok in my opinion the chains are broken that bind men together. How do we forge new chains?
We need organizations and groups that do NOT have contests. The men get together for fun friendship brotherhood and whatever else happens to happen. You want to have sex, GREAT. You dont want to have sex, GREAT. You can do this on a local level, regional level or national level. We already have that in C.L.A.W which is my favorite weekend of the year.
We need more LOCAL leather groups or runs. You shouldn’t have to travel and spend tons of money just to meet other leather guys unless you live in an area where you have no choice but to travel…and the focus doesnt need to be spending mega bucks on leather. Its more about the socialization and commonality of desires in leather that bring us together..WE HAVE FORGOTTEN ALL OF THIS!!
I feel there already is that big non contest event in C.L.A.W. which stands for Cleveland Leather Awareness Weekend. Having a regional get together of some sort would also be a GREAT idea. Again no contest or producer needed.
In all of these events, there should be demos and classes FREE OF CHARGE. Information should be passed down freely NOT charged for. You get together for dinner and everyone pay their bill, not some pre fixed menu where the organizer gets a CUT of the money for himself..thats MORE bullshit. Now if the money were to go to a charity, different story. Guys should be able to bring their leather goods to sell them WITHOUT paying a HUGE vendors fee and again with someone getting a cut of the action. IF you make the leather you should get to keep all the money of the products you sell, PERIOD. Things need to change and chain needs to be forged so that men can simply come together and ENJOY who they are WITH LIKE minded men.