Desert Fetish Authority News

Sunday: Pride Parade!

Show off your fetish pride by marching with the Leather/Fetish Contingent in Sunday's Pride Parade. We've been invited to join with The Barracks, San Francisco's Bare Chest Calendar Men, Boots and Breeches Corps of SF, LA and PS, Mr. Palm Springs Leather and PSLOD in a show of unity and fellowship. Gear up, or just wear your DFA tee (available at Gear).

The group is contingency number 104. Everyone is asked to gather at 9 am. The parade steps off at 10 am. Remember, this year’s parade will be farther north on Palm Canyon because of the new downtown street festival. The staging area is near Dish Creative Cuisine, 1107 North Palm Canyon Drive at Tachevah.

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Tomorrow: DFA Idea Lab

Each first Thursday of the month at 7 pm, guys who are interested in creating DFA events and activities get together at the LGBT Center to coordinate schedules and seek advice, feedback and support.

We used to call these meet ups planning sessions, but that implied we had some sort of central group which somehow ran all of the DFA's activities. That's not how it works!

DFA events and activities are driven by individuals or groups of guys who see a need and decide that they’d like to do something about it. Those of us who have done similar stuff in the past help set visionaries up for success by sharing strategies which have worked well (and what's not worked so great!) and by connecting them with advisers and resources.

We now call these sessions Idea Labs.

Want to help build our fetish and gear community? Got an idea for something fun? Join us and talk about it! Everyone is welcome.

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Friday: HIV Testing for Kinksters

Once again, this Friday, November 7 from 2-5 pm Gear will be hosting its monthly First Friday HIV Testing. It’s painless, it’s free and it’s run by kinky people just like you. You’ll even get a gift for participating! Read more about it here.