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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.


Leather Solidarity Collective Presents:

UPRISE! 2023 Souls United

The Leather Solidarity Collective (LSC) is proud to announce UPRISE 2023! SOULS UNITED, a celebration of People of Color in Leather and Kink, Saturday, October 14, 2023!

UPRISE 2023! has shifted and will now be a 1-day VIRTUAL event complete with a keynote and an award ceremony.

This year’s theme echoes the thoughts and feelings that many of us have after the trauma, pain, and struggles of the last three years. SOULS UNITED will focus on opportunities for BIPOC Leather and Kink community members to come together to heal, to grow, and to take comfort in one another’s presence. Only when we are UNITED are we strong enough to overcome our challenges and thrive. We look forward to uniting virtually with our Leather and Kink siblings as well as our friends and co-conspirators through conversations and fellowship, a thought-provoking keynote by Goddess Narcissa, the presentation of the Uprise Award of Excellence and the Sir Strange Memorial Award.


UPRISE! 2023 Event Schedule:
1-Day Virtual Event • US EST Time

12 p.m. • Opening Ceremony & Land Acknowledgement

12:30-2 p.m. • BIPOC Leather History with SirGuy

2:30-4 p.m. • Conversations with Trailblazers

4:30-6 p.m. • Bridging the Gap - A Panel with TOG & TNG

7-8:30 p.m. • Keynote • Awards • In Memorium • Closing Ceremony


Ticket prices:
● General Admission: $15.00 per person

UPRISE! 2023 Sponsorship Information:
● Sponsorship: 50.00 includes 2 tickets to the virtual event.

You can purchase your tickets here:

Deadline for ticket sales: October 12th, 2023!

UPRISE! 2023: Souls United Schedule to be announced on September 10, 2023.

For more information please contact

Follow us to keep track of all things UPRISE! 2023:

Facebook Page - The Leather Solidarity Collective

Facebook Page - UPRISE! Conference

Instagram - Leather_SC

Fetlife - Leather_SC


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