2016 Philadelphia Leather Pride Night - September 24
2016 PHILADELPHIA LEATHER PRIDE NIGHT - SATURDAY September 24, 2016
There will be walk-up tickets available after on-line sales shut down.
Join us for our 8th annual Philadelphia Leather Pride Night.... winner of the 2012 Pantheon of Leather Event of the Year and producer of the 2014 Leather Leadership Conference. Our evening will once again take place inside the newly renovated Voyeur Nightclub located in the heart of Philadelphias gayborhood. Wait until you see the new decor and layout!
Returning for her 8th year is our million dollar auctioneer Jo Arnone. With her booming voice we have been able to raise and donate out over $70,000 for our charities.
Our live auction consists of items across the spectrum...everything from Opera tickets, event passes, leather and fetish clothing, adult themed toys, equipment, books, art, jewelry and always a few special surprise items.
Our silent auction will be run by Philadelphia's oldest and still active munch group - The Gate Munch. They have been part of PLPN since its inception in 2009. Bootblacking will be available all night on our main floor with 2016 Philadelphia Bootblack Sir Kim and a local crew of fabulous bootblacks including 2015 Philadelphia Bootblack Jade and 2013 Mid-Atlantic Leatherboy Quinton.
Each year we bring in a a guest Emcee or two for the event. This year our Emcee is Jaco Lourens traveling from Cape Town South Africa. Living through Apartheid as an openly gay man Jaco Lourens took Cape Town by storm. In 2009, he won the title of Mr South Africa Leather and went on to take 4th place at International Mr Leather in 2010. Jaco runs the Cape Town Chapter of South Africa Leathermen and along with his legal husband, Herman, has co-founded the Golden Gays Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that cares for aged gay men and women in their community. Jaco was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Philadelphia Leather Leadership Conference with his speech "Long Walk to Freedom" come meet Jaco and find out what makes him and his community so special.
We bring in entertainment every year to make the night magical. Once again we will have a fire spinning show otuside our venue. We have special entertainment coming in from Washington DC this year.......we would like to welcome Destiny B Childs to Philadelphia! Destiny is the current Ms Ziegfields 2016 and former Miss International Gay Rodeo 2007 along with multiple other titles and awards. We will also have other local entertainers like the very talented Jed Ryan.
Did we mention every year we offer Free Pizza as well?? Also don't forget the Cigar Party hosted by Sir Kim, Donna and The Woods Campground.
Attire for the evening is Dress as you please "street legal" We are in a nightclub after all. Leather, fetish, kink, levi, pony, pup, rubber, etc.. don't have any of these outfits...thats ok... remember we will have many of these items in our live auction and you can pick up something to wear for next years event.
5pm - Intimate Conversation featuring Catherine Gross facilitated by Rick Storer with the LA&M
6pm - Cigar Social and Q&A with 2009 Northeast Master and slave, Master Steve and slave tami
7pm - Entertainment and Auction
Night filled with boot blacking, entertainment and a live auction
All monies raised go to our charity partners.
Our 2016 Charity Partners are:
By The Grace of George - helps to feed animals of homebound men and women who could otherwise not afford to keep their beloved pets.
The Leather Archives and Museum - located in Chicago but serving the world.. the LA%M protects and preserves the history of our leather and kink communities.
The Keystone State Gay Rodeo Association - The mission of the Keystone State Gay Rodeo Association is to foster and promote a country lifestyle and rodeo in Pennsylvania through:
Encouraging participation in country and rodeo events
Educating and training individuals that may compete in IGRA Sanctioned rodeos
Sponsoring events such as trail rides, cookouts, horse shows and other events
Engaging with charity partners to provide support and services to selected community organizations
Philly Aids Thrift (PAT) located just off of South Street at 710 S 5th Street. As of June 2015 PAT has donated $1,183,000.00 to Philly area HIV/AIDS Organizations. We have a working partnership with PAT where our donation assists where it is needed the most. Philly AIDS Thrift also provides free store vouchers to Philly area HIV/AIDS service providers for distribution to clients in need of clothing assistance and household necessities.
Philly AIDS Thrift is excited to announce our new, drop-in HIV testing center on the second floor of our store at 710 S. 5th Street. The center offers free, rapid HIV testing in a safe, welcoming, and easily accessible location.
We provide testing every weekend. Go to phillyAIDSthrift.com/get-tested for schedule.
**Smoking Policy - Due to the laws in Philadelphia smoking is only permitted outside the venue. All attendees will have wristbands to reenter and a bootblack stand will be set up early in the evening for those who wish to enjoy the cigar party in style.
During the weekend the Bike Stop is open for business with no additional cost. Please support those businesses that support us!
Voyeur Nightclub (View)
1221 St. James Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|