The 2014 Leather Pride Contingent is now history! Everyone did a wonderful job yesterday, and also
made the Leather Community look really great. We are thrilled to announce that we won one of the top awards given out by SF Pride at the end of the parade, the 2014 Outrageous Award. This is the first time that we have won this award.
Thank you to everyone in our community who helped us make this year a big success, especially Mark Paladini,
our MC; Jason and Bootdog, our Monitor Captains, who were really on top of things; Griff, our DJ; Doug and Sara,
who were in charge of the critters and pony carts; SF Boots & Breeches, our color guard; Graylin and his boy for carrying the Leather Pride Contingent banner; and everyone who got trained as a wheel monitor and a marcher monitor, esp. the Society of Janus and the 15 Association for their help; and Jessie and the Leather Alliance for providing the flatbed for the titleholders. (Forgive us if we missed anyone). It really takes the whole community working together to make it happen every year, and we were very proud of the Leather Contingent again this year,
especially as we marched down Market street.
Have to say that it was so nice to take off around noon and be in the early part of the parade, plus being in an Assembly Area completely in the shade, almost until we stepped off. I'm sure that we all could be spoiled very easily! We will be sure that we get a letter off to Marsha Levine, SF Pride Parade Manager, expressing our appreciation for being in the early part. Any of you wishing to do the same thing, her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org .
Now, time to relax for a few months, then start getting ready for the 2015 Leather Pride Contingent.
Robert Davolt, united the Leather Community and formed the San Francisco Leather Contingent, in the San Francisco Pride Parade, one of the largest units in the world’s largest Pride Parade.
He was selected as the 19th San Francisco Leather Daddy. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Leather Archives & Museum (LA&M) in Chicago, traveling to dozens of cities every year as a teacher, lecturer, radio commentator, fundraiser,contest judge and uest of communities throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.
The San Francisco Leather Contingent Banner, is dedicated to Robert Davolt and all of those who made an impact in Jay and Michael's life as they began their journey from the shadows.