SouthEast LeatherFest is proud to be a chosen family of many communities. Together we are people of all sexual orientations, physical abilities, nationalities, ethnicities, races, gender identities, sexual identities, community affiliations, classes, personal beliefs religious or political, and/or spiritual expression(s). We celebrate and respect our differences and our individualities. We celebrate our cultural differences and at times through community gathering, heal each other. We stand by, with, and in support of each other. Today is no different. We stand with Black Lives Matter.
If SELF could march, we would march. SELF's June 2016 show opened with 20+ political posters in support of undervalued and oppressed communities. Those messages were carried by every member of the board and members of our communities. The entire room stood in solidarity and grief for the massacre at The Pulse in Orlando.
Today we must stand and march. During this time of uncertainty and of much needed change and awareness, SELF is making Scout TheBootblack’s “Queer Pride” fist* a part of our logo. SELF stands with POC (People of Color) in our community and all over our country. We as good citizens of the world are here to stand with People of Color in the United States and the world.
We will continue to learn, check ourselves and expand to be diverse, equitable, inclusive and above all respectful and loving with all of our attendees.
People of Color and Black lives are valued, wanted, heard, seen, and an integral part of our diverse population and 25 years of SELF history. We love and respect you all and cherish your lives. #BlackLivesMatter #SayTheirNames
*Please visit the artist's, Scout TheBootBlack Queer Pride Gear: https://mitabear.com/collections/scouts-qtpoc-collection Thank you for working with SELF!!!
SouthEast LeatherFest (SELF) is the home where all people--kinksters and leather people, primals and littles, puppies and Masters, bootblacks, and LGBTQIA+ -- gather to celebrate our lives as sex positive individuals. We teach, we learn, and we grow. We play, we meet, and we party. We love, we laugh, and we create community. We have tons of class tracks, 2 nights of contests/shows, parties, meetups, socials, and play parties. We are the home of the Southeast Master/slave, Southeast Bootblack, Southeast Person of Leather, Mr. SELF, Ms. SELF, and SELF boy titles. We make the space for you to be you.
We celebrate difference and individuality. We are a mixology of all sexual orientations, physical abilities, nationalities, ethnicities, races, gender identities, sexual identities, community affliations, classes, personal beliefs religious or political, and/or spiritual expression(s).
Participate in growth, workshops, socials, community building, advocacy, queer culture and the affirming spirit of SELF for all attendees!!