Desert Fetish Authority News

Leather Pride 2012

Leather Pride is only a few days away! Here's this year's schedule:

Thursday, November 8

Hunters Nightclub, 5-11 pm

Meet & Greet
Introduction of Contestants and Judges
Hunters Nightclub, 9-11 pm

Friday, November 9

Hunters Nightclub, 12-4 pm

Formal Leather Dinner
VIP Package Holders Only
Leon's at the Desert Princess, 6:30-10 pm

Vendor Market/Backlot Cruise Party
Tool Shed Parking Lot, 7 pm-2 am

Saturday, November 10

Cigar/Pipe Party and BBQ
Cigars Sold by MAXIMUS
DiGS Bar, 2-5 pm

Mr. Palm Springs Leather Contest
Palm Springs Convention Center Grand Concourse, 6-10 pm
Admission $25 (Includes Admission to Victory Dance)

OINK! Leather/Fetish Victory Dance
Special Guest DJ Chi Chi LaRue
Palm Springs Convention Center Grand Concourse, 10 pm-4 am
Admission $25

Sunday, November 11

Pool Party/BBQ
Helios Resort, 11 am-3 pm
Admission $20

VIP Packages and advance tickets are no longer available, but tickets are available at the door for Saturday night's and Sunday's events. For more details and venue addresses, visit Leather Pride is hosted by our brother club, PSLOD.

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A Special Opportunity

Papa Tony, of our brother club FetishMenSanDiego, has offered to sit down with our members and chat about event planning and organization building this Saturday morning, November 10 (Leather Pride Saturday).  

FMSD has built an incredibly successful, vibrant organization in a very short time. Papa Tony would be a terrific resource for any DFA members who are looking to make more things happen in Palm Springs!

To take advantage of this opportunity, we just need a venue and a volunteer host. It can be as simple as opening up your living or dining room for 90 minutes or sharing a conference room at your office. Can you lend a hand? Send an email to

Fetish in the Outfield Wrap-Up

Over 1200 people visited this year’s cool new Pride Festival Leather Realm, Fetish in the Outfield! It couldn’t have happened without the tenacious efforts of coordinators (and DFA members) Jim Neff and Christopher Simon, who, along with everyone else who attended and volunteered, created an awesome brand-new tradition that is already set to return next year!

Special thanks to presenters Papa Tony (FMSD), Luke Owens (DFA), Keith Heisz (DFA), Mike Knolhoff (DFA) and Drew Kramer (DFA/PSLOD); DJ/Performer Mac Valentine (DFA); special guests Aaron Duke and Eli Correa (FMSD); and tons of great DFA venue volunteers!

Photos have already been posted in our Facebook Group. A gallery will be posted on our web page soon!

No Whips this Week

Due to Leather Pride festivities, Drew Kramer’s weekly Whips in the Park gathering will not be happening this week. Join him at 4 pm on Sunday, November 18 in the Southwest Corner of Ruth Hardy Park for the next installment!