Desert Fetish Authority News

Second Friday Activities

This Friday is the second one of the month, which means that it’s time for the next installments of our Leather/Fetish Open Discussion Group and DFA Night at the Tool Shed!

Don't forget that The Discussion Group now starts thirty minutes later (at 7:30 pm) at the LGBT Center.

DFA Night at the Tool Shed follows it, and will continue to kick off at 9 pm. A great group of friendly guys attend both!

Fetish in the Outfield – Leather Realm

Back for a second year, Fetish in the Outfield – Leather Realm will take place at the Palm Springs Pride Festival November 2-3, from 11 am-6 pm at the Palm Springs Stadium in Sunrise Park.

It’s an adult venue (18+) where you can feel comfortable hanging out with other people from the leather/kink community in your gear (no bare asses or cocks, please). This year we are happy to announce that PSLOD, Bears of Coachella Valley, FetishMenSanDiego, and Desire will join DFA with booths within the venue.

DFA member Jim Neff and Desire member Andrea McMillan are the official coordinators this year. They have both been very busy assembling a great lineup of demos/workshops. As of right now they have about 15/20 demos/workshops planned. Please check out the schedule at


Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to staff our DFA table both Saturday and Sunday. We are looking for people who can commit at least two to four hours sharing information about our group. Please contact Jim ( and let him know the day and times you would like to volunteer. Don’t forget that volunteers get free festival admission!

Come out and have a good time with your fetish/kink community!

Palm Springs Pride Parade – Fetish Contingency

It’s official! DFA will have a contingent in this year’s Palm Springs Pride Parade. The parade kicks off on Sunday, November 3, at 10 am from Baristo and Palm Canyon Drive. We are inviting all DFA Members to march with us alongside the members of Bears of Coachella Valley, FetishMenSanDiego, PSLOD, Desire, and The Barracks. Let’s share our unity and spirit with the community! Be sure to mark your calendars. More information will be provided once we know where we are in the lineup. 

Pride Housing Needed

A lot of out-of-towners are offering their talents to help make this year’s Pride Festival a success and a few of them need places to stay. Can you open your home? We are so often offered reciprocal housing arrangements when we travel to other cities for other groups' Fetish Events! If you can help pay it forward, please contact Jim Neff at