Leather folx hold many common values and beliefs across regions, nations, age, sexuality, gender, and race. These Leather Values we share aren’t just talk. They are how we walk, PLAY, and CELEBRATE our Leather Journeys. However for the BIPOC Leather Community, Race, Ethnicity, and Equality unequivocally influence how we do WIITWD. Join LSC’s August Panel Discussion as we explore, discuss, and debate the intersection of Leather Values & our BIPOC identities.
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Meet The Panelists
Bri Burning (she/her and they/them) is your International Person of Leather 2020-2022 and Northwest Person of Leather 2019! Bri Burning is a genderqueer femme, proud Indigenous Mexican, leather little, s-type, Ma’am to one, and babygirl identified person. They have been active in the SF/Bay Area BDSM and Leather community since 2010 and started their journey as a presenter in 2015 at the SF Citadel and Dark Odyssey Surrender. She is the moderator of the SF Submissive Safe Space, a leader of the Submissive Girls Night Out group, and a member of the SF girls of Leather. Her passion in kink education continuously grows in topics such as self-care, power exchange, age play, and service—which she spreads like glitter!
Tiger ONYX is an audiophile, bibliophile, and wanderlusting activist/advocate from the ONYX Great Lakes Chapter in Detroit, MI.
Serving his community as Mr. Michigan Leather 2020, Tiger’s goals are advocating for the Great Lakes LGBTQIA+ community community by tackling current issues through HIV/AIDS Care Services, Inclusion/Exclusion stigma, Body/Identity Positivity, and Transformative Change/Community Engagement while amplifying BIPOC voices and experiences.
Tiger firmly believes that by "Speaking Life and walking in our own truths" we all are able to dare greatly and defy gravity while creating loads of Good Trouble.
Master Daddy Zulu
Daddy Zulu stumbled upon the kink community while in his final year in college via a chance encounter with Mistress Kay founder of People Exchanging Power- Tennessee (PEP-TN). He started attending events in 1992 and in 1994 relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and was active in PEP-Atlanta. In 1996 he became active with the dungeon and organization the Sanctuary of A Dark Angel. It was through the Sanctuary that Daddy Zulu developed as a Leatherman with guidance from Master Doug and he created the size positive pansexual group Anvil Dungeon International and served as the Producer of the event Love and Leather (1996-1999). In 1997 he was selected at the first Regional Coordinator (Southeast) for The Leather Archives and Museum. Daddy Zulu also has taught at various meetings and events across the country. His focus when presenting/teaching is bigger bodies play, fisting/handballing, sex magic/rituals, impact play, Leather History and activism for people of color. In addition to his activism and participation in the Leather/BDSM Community, He is a skilled club/event disc jockey and Master of Ceremony and has performed several lifestyle and political events. for SEIU-UHW- Bay Area (2001-2014) including the Dark Arts Festival, Fetfest and Folsom Street Fair.
Boy Robi has been a member of the Leather Community for just over 25 years. During that ti.e Robi has served on The Carter/Johnson Library and Collection staff, is Mid-Atlantic Bootblack 2005, as well as Ms. NJ 2007. Boy Robi spent a lot of time traveling through the community behind the scenes at events to many to list. His love for service is a Great thing. He doesn't say no to a lot of things or service opportunities. Robi is also a member of Women of Drummer as the North Central Coordinator and has been doing so for 5 years. As a member of Onyx Pearl Great Lakes he is a pledge Mister with the new line of Pledges.
Boy Robi has been in service to Jill Carter and Vi Johnson for nearly 20 years. Boy Robi became a Grandparent to Little Ezra Odin April 15 2021. He is my little Man and Bubba. Robi also has two Pups at home. Lakota and Sir Chadwick of Evansville. They are a Mother son Duo.
Domina Alluriah is a resident of the Gulf Coast where she leads and co-leads several groups. She is the founder of Gulf Coast Quick ( Queers United in Consensual Kink ), the chapter Director of MAsT: Biloxi, as well as a member of several sister communities in nearby cities. Domina Alluriah believes in the power of communication, the importance community service and outreach, education, and is a supporter of visibility, representation, and equality.
Her interests outside if the lifestyle include activism, the arts, and sleep; LOTS of sleep.
Jose Gutierrez holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University Ana G. Mendez in Washington, DC. Jose is a local and national long time human rights and social justice activist, immigration advocate, Latinx LGBTQ historian, artist, writer and a poet. He is the founder of the Jose Gutierrez Archives, the Latino GLBT History Project, the DC Latino Pride and co-founder of the Rainbow History Project.
In 2000 Jose joined and served in many leather clubs and organizations including the DC boys of Leather, the Highwayman, the Leather Archives and Museum and Onyx Mid Atlantic. As the first International Leatherboy in 2002 he raised awareness and funds for the leather community In 2014 he received the Jose Sarria medal of honor by Nicole Murray-Ramirez, The Queen Mother of the Americas for his contributions to the LGBTQ and in 2015 contributed to the book Queer Brown Voices, with an interview/essay entitled “We must preserve our Latino LGBTQ history”. In 2019 Jose received the Lifetime Award by the Leathertarian Award organization. Jose works with the DC Gov DHS, currently he is developing the “Jose Gutierrez Archives” and he is writing a book about the history of the Washington, DC Latinx LGBTQ.