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Since 2013 SCK EVENTS has been hosting a variety of munches, Meet & Greets, classes & demos, and upscale play parties and intimate gatherings for LI & NYC. SCK creates a relaxed atmosphere for lifestyle kinksters to socialize, explore and indulge in BDSM. We set guest limits on all our events because we strive for quality over quantity.

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The Woodshed is Orlando's kinky community center. We are not only a teaching and research resource but also operate one of the top dungeon spaces on the east coast of the country.

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Our Household's aim is to have a clear understanding of our M/s dynamics and to practice it in a healthy manner. The most important premise is to understand the meaning of obedience and to willingly take part in a total power exchange.

The principles we strive to learn and uphold consist of good time management and organization, planning, scheduling, project-based management, and service. We also aim to be a High Protocol Household by following protocols and standing orders, maintaining self discipline and communicating clearly with others in the Household.

The core values by which we live are the following: ethics, commitment, respect, service, responsibility, accountability, education, both concerning the BDSM community, and personal academics. Education, both lifestyle and personal, is an important part of who we are. We aim to educate ourselves and then have the ability to pass this on to the lifestyle community.

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ONYX Pearls NY-NE's Mission is to build a Sisterhood that supports, educates, and empowers Women of Color involved in Leather/BDSM/Fetish Lifestyles. As a responsible Leather Organization in the NYC Metro Community, we strive to engage in various social, educational, service, and charitable endeavors within the New York/New Jersey area that develop friendships and promote safety for women.

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The Podcast for Kinky People of Color and our allies!

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Launched in 2020, CulturedKink.com is the result of a vision to provide a comprehensive adult lifestyle website for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and those that are allies of and love us.

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Cross Island Alternative 

Cross Island Alternative is a newly developed group who embodies the values of the Leather Lifestyle while existing as an ALL-INCLUSIVE group. We are committed to supporting the Alternative/BDSM community by providing a space to learn, socialize, and explore while building and upholding true community camaraderie and principles. Our Core Values: Inclusivity, Accountability, Perseverance, Education, Service, and Respect.

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The Bootblacks

We are a group of diverse, skilled, fun loving leather folks who have a passion to make our community look their best! We shine boots, clothing, makes small repairs, and more than anything love to share our knowledge and have a good time!

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Sir Luke and His victor are Southeast Master/slave 2019/2020 and Florida Power Exchange 2016/2017. They have presented internationally on the healing aspects of authority-based dynamics and advocate for pulling back the veil. When they're not doing work in the community, they enjoy their home sanctuary, where victor can sit at Sir Luke's feet in their dungeon and they can simply exist as Master and slave.

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Isabella Cross & Devyn Stone
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Isabella Cross / slave maya is a Latinx Queer ethical non-monogamous Leather femme switch. Her journey into BDSM/Leather began circa 2015 at the CSPC in Seattle, WA during Sexploration. It took her three tries to get through the door, but once in, she never looked back! Her biggest joy and passion is to connect with all in her community and to provide both an opportunity and a safe space of inclusivity, acceptance, education, mentorship and growth. Her favorite line: All beginnings are valid. You belong here. Welcome!

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Devyn Stone is a self-awareness and BDSM educator, author, and alternative lifestyles coach.

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The Woodshed is Orlando's kinky community center. We are not only a teaching and research resource but also operate one of the top dungeon spaces on the east coast of the country.

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Brown Goddess & Her Tribe 
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Brown Goddess has been an active member, supporter and presenter of and for the BDSM, Leather and kink communities for over 20 years. She and Her Tribe hold space for likeminded BIPOC kinksters and allies via Brown Goddess’ Circle of Sisters and Hudson Valley Love of Leather (HVLOL) munch.

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NCSF Mission Statement The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions. The NCSF aims to advance the rights of, and advocate for consenting adults in the BDSM-Leather-Fetish, Swing, and Polyamory Communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach, in conjunction with our partners, to directly benefit these communities. Diversity Equity and Inclusion Vision NCSF's goal is to better fulfill our mission through a better understanding of a diverse range of voices and experiences in our communities. We recognize the similarities and differences between people that make us all unique. We aim to be inclusive by creating opportunities for more people of various backgrounds to be represented and heard by NCSF.

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The House of the Black Panther is a consensual authority-based household. The mission of the House of the Black Panther is to uphold the cultural heritage as well as the lifestyle legacy of Sir Guy and his girl, Malika SG, to educate, inform, mentor and share information related to the lifestyle, its history with particular attention to that of People of Color. The credo of the House of the Black Panther is “Honor, Heritage, History, Humility”. This reflects the ideology behind the formation of the household.

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Kink Academy is a comprehensive library of sex-ed videos for adventurous, consenting adults. With over 2,000 sex-ed videos and over 160 sexuality educators, Kink Academy is a massive resource for sexual information that only keeps growing in value. The Kink Academy Team works with sex educators from around the world to present the most diverse and experienced voices possible for your ongoing sexual education.

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The Science of BDSM Research Team is led by professor of social psychology, Dr. Brad Sagarin, and composed of academics and community members. Members of the team include graduate and undergraduate students in a variety of fields, professors of psychology, clinical psychologists, and kinky people who are interested in supporting research. The team aspires to produce and disseminate quality research on BDSM (bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, sadism/masochism), and kink related topics. The team seeks to understand the nature, dynamics, motivations, and effects of BDSM activities and relationships. To do so, it is committed to designing and conducting ethical studies, thoughtfully analyzing and interpreting data, and disseminating the results in as objective a manner as possible.

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Leather House focused on education and preserving Leather values. We believe in being the eternal student, giving back to the community in any way we can, as well as supporting worthy causes. Honoring those who carved our path while moving our values ahead.

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Black FemDoms-Atlanta is a adult lifestyle group that fosters real time interactions through socializing, educational opportunities, and other real time kink/BDSM and Leather activities/events.

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Black Atlanta Munch
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Alternative BDSM lifestyle munch group in Atlanta, GA. Socially connecting with like-minded BIPOC kinksters and Leather folks creating a gateway for BDSM education. We are always LGBTQ+ friendly.

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WiLA is a non-profit Leather patch club for all Leather identified women, transwomen, and those women who are curious about and enjoy Leather culture and BDSM, whom live in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas; including neighboring states.

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LGBTQIA+ and POC strong ally. We are a 501c7, non-profit, private social club in Baltimore, Maryland. Honored host venue for WR events including Unity Munch and Sprung.

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The Woodshed is Orlando's kinky community center. We are not only a teaching and research resource but also operate one of the top dungeon spaces on the east coast of the country.

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Brown Goddess & Her Tribe 

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Brown Goddess has been an active member, supporter and presenter of and for the BDSM, Leather and kink communities for over 20 years. She and Her Tribe hold space for likeminded BIPOC kinksters and allies via Brown Goddess’ Circle of Sisters and Hudson Valley Love of Leather (HVLOL) munch.

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NCSF Mission Statement The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions. The NCSF aims to advance the rights of, and advocate for consenting adults in the BDSM-Leather-Fetish, Swing, and Polyamory Communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach, in conjunction with our partners, to directly benefit these communities. Diversity Equity and Inclusion Vision NCSF's goal is to better fulfill our mission through a better understanding of a diverse range of voices and experiences in our communities. We recognize the similarities and differences between people that make us all unique. We aim to be inclusive by creating opportunities for more people of various backgrounds to be represented and heard by NCSF.

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