I just want to say thanks to everyone who helped Michael and me plan the leather/kink community’s presence in the Pride Parade this last Sunday. We start in November getting all of our registration forms together and turned
In to SF Pride, and in January, we start having monthly meetings thru June. During those months, we work on getting the vehicle permits and collecting the money for them; planning the Leather Marshal nominations and election; making the contingent lineup; securing our Wheel Monitors and safety monitors; planning a fundraiser; reserving the sound equipment and sound truck; completing the contingent checklist for SF Pride, and all the other planning required for the parade. We had a lot of help this year, and the meetings were
On Pride Parade Day, we had many, many members of our community helping us from the time we arrived, until after the parade at the dispersal area. Thanks especially to Mark Paladini, our Master of Ceremonies; Petey Alvarez, our DJ; Doug, (Dragon Lord) who organizes the critters, animals, and the pony carts; The San Francisco Boots and Breeches Color Guard; Jason Husted, our Monitor Captain; Jorge Vieto, our flogger who leads the contingent; our banner carriers, The Exiles and friends; Graylin Thornton, Alexei Othenin-Girard, and Beardog.
Honor Guard for the Leather Marshals; and the Leather Alliance for supplying the Titleholder truck, in addition to so many people, too numerous to mention.
Thanks so much to all of you!
We were so proud of our contingent and it was an honor to be with you all marching down Market Street together!
Michael took pictures, as did Race Bannon, Rich Stadtmiller and so many others.
Jay Hemphill, Chairman Michael Holeman, Co-Chairman
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.