Desert Fetish Authority News

Happy New Year!

It’s a New Year and we’ve got a whole bunch of exciting new plans! Here’s just some of what’s on tap this month. For even more, check out our calendar.

DFA Planning Session

The next DFA Planning Session will be held this coming Sunday, January 6 at 10 am at Stefen and Ray’s house. Everyone who’s interested in helping to plan or implement DFA activities is welcome to attend.

Want to know what’s in the works? Check out this report from the last meeting.

Want to attend? Please RSVP to for directions.

Leather/Fetish Open Discussion

Join us this January for our new biweekly Leather/Fetish Open Discussion Group! Starting January 11, the group will gather every second and fourth Friday at 7 pm at the LGBT Center of the Desert. Stefen Burchard will facilitate.

The first few sessions will have minimal structure. Stefen will allow the energy of the evening—as revealed during the introductions and intent portion—to dictate where the discussion will lead.

The purpose of the group is to provide a forum for us to come together and speak uncensored about our experiences, desires and possible challenges in the Leather & Fetish Community.

A secondary purpose is to network with each other and potentially make connections for learning, mentoring and play. This is NOT the primary focus, though! It will be a side benefit of the open, educational nature of the group discussions.

Stefen's intent is to facilitate an open, non-judgmental space in which we can all grow and learn from each other and become closer as DFA Brothers. With a few discussions under our belt, the group will take on a life, culture and direction of its own.

Interested in helping out? We'll always need help setting up the room! Plus Stefen is open to allowing other experienced facilitators and moderators to lead future discussions. Email him at

A hat will be passed at each event to collect funds to contribute the LGBT Center's food bank and to "pay our rent."

Gear up, bring a bottle of water or soda and join your DFA Brothers on an exploration of open sharing and intimacy!

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DFA Night at Hunters

Now we have a new place to gear up and hang out!

Hunters has offered us their main bar and patio every third Thursday of the month from 7-9pm—starting January 17! Cigars are welcome on the patio. And if our crowd gets big enough, they’ll open the back bar too! The owners are really excited and have been looking forward to welcoming us back ever since our great Launch Party there last year.

January’s gathering will be more of a ‘meet and greet,’ but future events will feature demos and other special events too.

Wanna help out? If you’d like to do a demo or a plan a special event of one of these Thursday nights, contact Jim Neff ( We’d like to plan things in advance so that Hunters can include our stuff on their web site.

Mark your calendar now and get ready to gear up every third Thursday night!

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Titleholder Bootcamp

Saturday, January 20
San Diego Eagle

Our brothers from FetishMenSanDiego have asked the LA Band of Brothers to bring their Titleholder Bootcamp Seminar to San Diego—and we’ve been invited to attend! If you’re a current titleholder (or just curious about what it's like to be one), then this event is for you! There’s a $5 charge to cover the cost of your lunch.

More details online.