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Presented by The Leather Solidarity Collective

Our goal is to highlight People of Color in Leather & Kink to create a safe space and supportive event for our underserved yet passionate Communities of Color as well as our allies, advocates, and friends.  Creating a successful event will without question demonstrate to the broader kink community the power, value, and wealth of knowledge and experience People of Color have to show up, support, and educate in WIITWD.



UPRISE 2022! Build & Believe, a celebration of People of Color in Leather and Kink, will be held online Saturday, October 22, 2022.


UPRISE! 2022 will be an ONLINE ONLY educational event with the theme of Build & Believe to reflect the path many in the BIPOC Community must take in our Leather & Kink journeys.


12 educational sessions presented by LSC Members & their Leather friends & families

Click here to see our schedule!


In the evening we will have Closing Ceremonies with Sir Strange & UPRISE! Awards and a Keynote and Endnote featuring "Mama" vi Johnson and Cain Berlinger.


We look forward to connecting with our Leather and Kink BIPOC siblings as well as our allies to celebrate WIITWD through educational sessions, a thought-provoking keynote, and inspirational awards.


Registration is OPEN NOW! GET YOUR TICKETS via Eventbrite:


Our Call for Sponsors and Vendors will open in the coming weeks. Please be sure to join our FetLife Group - - to stay up-to-date on all things UPRISE 2022!

We look forward to seeing you online October 22nd!
~The Leather Solidarity Collective


Event Times/Format | Saturday, October 22, 2022

  • Event Times/Format | Saturday, October 22, 2022

  • 8:30am | Welcome

  • 9am - 5:30pm ET | 12 Educational Sessions

  • 12:30 - 2:00pm ET | Breaking Bread with Lady D

  • 6:00 - 7:30pm ET | Vendors

  • 9:00 - 10:30pm ET | Keynote and Endnote featuring "Mama" vi Johnson and Cain Berlinger & Awards Ceremony


UPRISE! Run Pins

Run pins are available

Please get them on our Eventbrite page @

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