Desert Fetish Authority News

Gear Up for Pride Season!

Pride Season is approaching! And there’s no better way to show off your Fetish Pride at the street fair, in the bar (or in the grocery store) than in a stylin’ DFA tee. They’re hot and sexy—and a great way to start conversations with other kinky guys!

DFA tees are premium-quality, 100% cotton black shirts with a flattering athletic cut. The DFA logo is featured in a pocket-sized print on the front and emblazoned boldly across the back.

You can snag one (or more) for only $15 each! All funds in excess of costs will go into our activity fund.

This time the tees will be stocked at Gear. To get a sense of how many shirts and what sizes to order to order, we’re asking guys to reserve them in advance. (If you did this when we asked over the summer, you don’t need to do it again.) To reserve yours, just reply to this message and tell us the number and sizes of shirts (Small, Medium, Large or XL) that you want.

Our goal is to have them on hand for Leather Pride, so please make your reservation by Saturday, October 4.

Stand out from the crowd and declare your membership in our brotherhood. Get a DFA tee!


Power Dynamics Group Forming

Master/slave, Daddy/boy, Alpha/sub:

We are forming a group of men who are engaged in or have an interest in any connection between men that involves the exchange of obedience for responsibility, as in a Master/slave, Daddy/boy, etc.

The purpose of this group is to foster support, connection, understanding and growth by providing a safe accepting environment for like-minded men who feel this draw. This group is for you if you have an interest, whether or not you have experience.

Join us for our first meeting and help us work out the details. In keeping with the DFA style, it will be loosely structured, meaningful and fun!

The first meeting will be held on Sunday October 5, 2014 from 3:00-4:30 pm at a location to be announced.

RSVP and questions:


Leather Pride Call For Volunteers

Speaking of Pride Season, Drew Kramer, who’s both a DFA Member and Vice President of PSLOD. has issued this call for Leather Pride Volunteers. Guys who help got in for free, so pay attention!  


Desert Leather Pride Weekend ( needs your help!

Palm Springs Leather Order Of The Desert, the group that brings you this great weekend every year, was faced with a challenge when we learned that Gay Pride had opted for the weekend of the November 8th and 9th.  In years past, Leather Pride has been held the weekend following Pride celebrations.  We were concerned that pushing our weekend back to November 15th and 16th would run the risk of pool party adverse weather.  After consultation with various stakeholders, we decided to hold our event on the weekend preceding Gay Pride, October 30th through November 2nd.  We learned that the Palm Springs Convention Center, the site of our contest and Victory Dance, held a space open for us on the 8th and 9th, but was unavailable for other weekends.

So there’s that thing about the Chinese ideogram for Crisis being the same for Opportunity.  We committed ourselves to making this years Desert Leather Pride the best ever.  We have found great new venues and added events, and we’re excited about the possibilities. 

Pretty quickly, we realized that we would not be able to make this the weekend we wanted it to be trying to do all the work ourselves.  We need volunteers.  We want to make the volunteer experience as much fun--if not more fun--as it is to attend.  So for starters, volunteering to help gets you a free pass to all the events during the weekend, except the formal leather dinner, and that’s just because of space limitations

Below is the list of volunteer positions we are looking to fill.  If you would like to help, please send me an email at, putting Desert Leather Pride Volunteer as the subject.  Please list your first, second, and third choice for volunteering, and I will do my best to give you your first choice.  

In particular, for the first time in ten years, we are including a BDSM play party as part of the weekend.  It is listed as the Victory Party in the itinerary and will be held at the Canyon Club on Saturday night from 10 PM until 2 AM.  In addition to volunteers for set up, working the door, security, and the beer bar, we need equipment!  We think we're okay on slings and we have a fuck bench, but we are needing St. Andrew's crosses, whipping posts, bondage frames, and a bondage table.  If you can lend us any equipment between Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon, please get in touch with me as soon as possible.  I can help with transportation to and from and will do everything to ensure that it's well taken care of while it's out of your care.

Thanks so much!  Any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

All the best,


Thursday, October 30


12 Noon to 4 PM Tommy’s Pool Party at Canyon Club

• Gate

• Bartenders

• Food


5 PM to 11 PM Weekend Registration at Hunter’s Nightclub

• Registration Table


Friday, October 31


7 PM to 2 AM Leather Vendor Market and Parking Lot Party at the Tool Shed

• Gate (7 PM to 10:30 PM)

• Gate (10:30 PM to 2 AM)


Saturday, November 1


12 Noon to 3 PM Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2015 Contest at 314 S. Cahuilla Road

• Set Up


6 PM to 10 PM Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2015 Contest at 314 S. Cahuilla Road

• Door/Registration

• Silent Auction

• Floor Manager


10 PM to 2 AM Victory Dance at The Barracks

• Door (10 PM to 12 Midnight)

• Door (12 Midnight to 2 AM)

• Security (10 PM to 12 Midnight)

• Security (12 Midnight to 2 AM)


10 PM to 2 AM Victory Party at Canyon Club

• Door (10 PM to 12 Midnight)

• Door (12 Midnight to 2 AM)

• Beer Bar (10 PM to 12 Midnight)

• Beer Bar (12 Midnight to 2 AM)

• Security (10 PM to 12 Midnight)

• Security (12 Midnight to 2 AM)


Sunday, November 2


11 AM to 3 PM Pool Party and BBQ at Canyon Club

• Door (11 AM to 1 PM)

• Door (1 PM to 3 PM)

• Bartender (11 AM to 1 PM)

• Bartender (1 PM to 3 PM)

• BBQ (12 Noon to 2 PM)


Sorry for the Duplicate Notice

Some of you who have been with us since the very beginning may have gotten two mailings about the new Power Exchange Group. That's because we accidentally reactivated our old newsletter system when we did some maintenance on the DFA site this weekend. Sorry about that!