LDG: Electric Connections: Making Electro Play Matter

San Francisco Leathermen’s Discussion Group Program

When and Where:
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm @ Mr S. Playspace, 385A Eighth Street

Electric Connections: Making Electro Play Matter—Yossie Silverman

The more technical our play becomes, the more layers of gear or equipment between our own skin and the skin of our play partner, the more important are the strategies we use for achieving meaningful connection with each other. Join us for one experienced and widely respected player’s take on how to make your electro play serve you rather than you serving all those dials, clamps and electrodes. YOSSIE SILVERMAN
has been a kinky player for 25 years. His interests cover a wide range from basic corporal punishment play to esoteric medical play. As a member of the Chicago Hellfire Club he has taught various SM techniques both at the yearly Inferno event and other leather venues around the country and the world.

The “New” Harlem Shake

I think what I find more interesting is the snarky
comments listed – including the meanness on what some folks see San
Francisco as being made up as…

Me thinks
someone got his or her feelings hurt along the way and has made
some big judgements to make themselves feel better.

Curtesy of


Because sometimes you just have to name it…

Teacher who said gays have ‘no purpose in life’ placed on administrative leave

As posted on


PFLAG Founder Honored With Presidential Citizen’s Medal

The founder of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays or PFLAG was honored with a posthumous Presidential Citizen’s Medal Friday afternoon in Washington.
One of Jeanne Manford sons, Morty Manford was gay, and was beaten at a Gay Activists Alliance demonstration in April 1972, where police failed to intervene. She wrote a letter to the New York Post, published April 29, 1972, in which she stated, “I have a homosexual son, and I love him.” Her letter sparked a groundswell of response, and less than two months later, she joined her son at the Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade. Her participation and the affirmations she received from others eventually led to the beginning of PFLAG, in 1973.

49ers need to relook at themselves

So Culiver is simply a homophobe who said to much and like most pro athletes gets paid too much and has an inflated sense of self.

But the team management have done a piss poor damage control on this entire mess. I expected more. Maybe I’m not so sad to see the team go.

Of course some might say they fucked themselves and cosmic retribution cost them Sunday…

From the daily dot:

Sean Chapin convinced the San Francisco 49ers become the first NFL team to produce an “It Gets Better” video. Now he’s demanding to know why two players denied taking part.

“gay people should be allowed in the Boy Scouts of America”

Obama makes is clear on his thoughts about gays and scouts.

President Barack Obama said on Sunday that gay people should be allowed in the Boy Scouts of America, and that “nobody should be barred” from the experience of being a scout.