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The Leather History Timeline for Texas

Based on the Leather History Timeline started by Tony DeBlase

 

Introduction

This is a version of the Leather History Timeline begun by Tony DeBlase for the Leather Archives and Museum. It contains content from the original LHT but only content specific to Texas --- with the exception of the item about the Stonewall Riots in 1969.

Over time, I plan on adding additional content that is specific to Texas.

I welcome the following submissions for inclussion:

  • Corrections of facts
  • Missing citations for existing quotations
  • missing dates and page numbers for magazine articles
  • Clubs or events that celebrate milestone anniversaries (5 year increments)
  • Passing of peole notably involved in the leather community
  • Closing of leather bars, ending of clubs, ending of contests, etc…
  • Notable laws, court cases or police reports dealing with Fetish/BDSM and the Leather Lifestyle
  • Nonpornograph and nonerotic imagery relevant to exisiting content

I intend to attribute all additions and changes to the timelime. Let me know how you wish to be attributed or if you don't wish to be.

I reserve the right to evaluate how appropriateness of the submissions.

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Before 1970

1930 - 1939 CE
Time Event
1934, March 10 The birth in El Paso, Texas, of author John Rechy, whose writing skirted the edges of leather sexuality, and about which he had strong opinions.
1936 The suicide of Robert Ervin Howard, creator of Connan the Barbarian. Exceptionally close to his mother as a boy, and bullied by older boys he turned to exercise and developed the body he admired in other men. When his mother lapsed into a coma he blew out his own brains with a borrowed pistol and Cross Plains, Texas, had a double funeral. He was 30 years old and had written 21 Connan stories in which images of muscular men suffering under the domination of others was prominent.

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1960 - 1969 CE
Time Event
1968 Formation of Texas Riders MC, originally the Warlocks and later the Cobras, in Houston.
1969, June 28 New York City Police raid the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar on Christopher St. near 7th Ave. triggering riots that last several nights, and becoming the seminal event in public awareness of the fight for gay rights.

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1970-2004

1970s
Time Event
1970s In San Antonio: After the disolution of a motor cycle club named San Antonio Motorcycle Club (SAMC), a married couple adopts the name for social club for sadomasochists. They hold social gatherings in a seafood resturaunt behind North Star Mall and host parties in their home. Eventually they stop hosting parties and gatherings and move to Dallas.

REQUEST: My knowledge of the group is sketchy and second hand. I was too young to be involved in the group. I'd love to hear from someone who knows about it first hand and could offer corrections and more infomation.

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1973
Time Event
1973 Formation of Olympian Cycle Corps in Dallas.
1973 The Texas state legislature passes Section 43.21 (known as the obscenity statute) which, in part, prohibits the sale or promotion of "'Obscene device[s]' mean[ing] a device including a dildo or artificial vagina, designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs."

Section 43.23 of the code deals with promotion ("A person commits an offense if he ... possesses with intent to wholesale promote any obscene material or obscene device. A person who possesses six or more obscene devices ... is presumed to possess them with intent to promote the same.") This section carries higher penalties, and for this reason, those businesses that trade in items covered under the act usually market them as 'novelties' or 'educational items'.

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Time Event
1974 First "Let Us Entertain You" weekend sponsored by the leather clubs of Houston on the weekend following Mardi Gras.

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1975
Time Event
1975 Formation of Battalion Motorcycle Corps, Dallas; Heart of Texas MC, Austin; and Tejas MC, Houston;

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1976
Time Event
1976 Formation of American Leathermen MC of Houston and the Dallas MC;

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1977
Time Event
1977 Formation of Ambassadors of Texas Cadre, Austin.
1977 The Lone Star run in Texas premiers.

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1978
Time Event
1978 Formation of Rough Riders MC, San Antonio.

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1980
Time Event
1980 Formation of Sundance Cattle Co., Houston.

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1982
Time Event
1982 Formation of Corpus Christi MC.

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1983
Time Event
1983 Formation of Cowtown Leathermen, Ft. Worth.
1983, May Colt Thomas of Houston TX is named the fourth International Mr. Leather at the contest at Park West in Chicago.
1983, Sept. 9 - 12 Chicago Hellfire Club holds Inferno 12 in Douglas MI. Ron Bentley of Midland, Texas, receives the Caligula Award.

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1984
Time Event
1984 Formation of Disciples of DeSade, Dallas.

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1985
Time Event
1985 Formation of River City Outlaws, San Antonio and Texas Renegades, Houston.

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1986
Time Event
1986, April 24 Donald Jatho opens the Chain Drive (Leather bar) at 602 East Seventh Street near the corner East Seventh and Red River streets in Austin, TX. To identify the bar, a chain drive motor is mounted over the door.
Chain Drive Logo as posted on Yelp

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1987
Time Event
1987 Formation of Firedancers LLC, Dallas.

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1988
Time Event
1988, Feb. 13 A conference of Leather-S/M men and women is held in Dallas, an outgrowth of the Oct. '87 conference in Washington DC. It's purpose is to organize a national organization. After two days of heated debate a statement of purpose and some organizational guidelines are adopted, and a steering committee is elected. The group begins functioning under the name Safe Sane Consensual Adults, SSCA.

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1989
Time Event
1989 Leather United Chicago Formation of Brotherhood of Pain, Houston.
1989 Austin's Chain Drive moves to a nondescript white stucco building at 504 Willow St., a dead-end street near the Rainey Street Entertainment District.
Nondescript exterior of the Chain Drive on Willow Street.

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1990
Time Event
1990 Formation of Bay Area Levi/Leather Society (BALLS), Corpus Christi.

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1991
Time Event
1991 Formation of Chain of Command, San Antonio; NLA: Houston; and Patrol Uniform Club, San Antonio.
1991, May D. Cannon of Palm Springs CA is named the 13th International Mr. Leather at the Vic Theatre in Chicago.
1991, May Founding of Bound by Desire, a Leather patch club for women in Austin, Texas.

SOURCE: An email from Bound by Desire club secretary (12/17/2022)

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1992
Time Event
1992, February First formal business meeting of Bound by Desire in Austin, Texas.

SOURCE: An email from Bound by Desire club secretary (12/17/2022)
1992, after February Bound by Desire in Austin holds its first Hunt.

SOURCE: An email from Bound by Desire club secretary (12/17/2022)

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1993
Time Event
1993 Formation of South Texas Leather Men, Corpus Christi.
1993, Oct. 8-10 NLA's Living In Leather VIII conference was held in Houston. Peri Jude Radecic keynote speaker. Lifetime Achievement Awards to Fakir Musafar and Dorothy Hajdys. Mark Frasier & Artemis Silver Owl both from Dallas, are named Mr. & Ms NLA.

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1994
Time Event
1994 Mates Clubs formed: FIST (Houston) and Houston Area Bears.
1994, March 6 Brother Help Thyself The Leather Journal's Pantheon of Leather awards ceremony is held in Houston. Joseph Bean and K.T. Chase are named Man and Woman of the Year. Other awards are: Business Person: Scott Rodriguez of the Cuff in Seattle WA; Business: Mr. S Leathers, San Francisco; Club: Centaur MC, Washington DC; Club sponsored event: Living in Leather VIII; Non-Profit Organization: Brother Help Thyself, Washington DC; Forbearer: Dom "Etienne" Orejudos; Lifetime Achievement: Tony DeBlase; Readers Choice: Lenny Broberg and K. T. Chase; Publisher's: Brian Dawson; International: Don Bastian, Calgary; Regionals: West Coast - Guy Baldwin; Rocky Mountain - Joe Potter; South Central - Boots Adams; Midwest - Ed Tobin; Southeast - Jose Alberto Ucles; Eastern - Alan Chiras; Canadian - Trevor Jacques.

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1995
Time Event
1995 Onyx Clubs formed: South Texas Lather [SIC] Men (Corpus Christi) and Texas Riders MC Corpus Christi Chapter,.

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1996
Time Event
1996, Feb. 11 Pantheon of Leather IV is held in New Orleans. Dean Walradt wins the award for the South Central region.
1996 The establishment of San Antonio S/Munch (SAS/M) aka San Antonio Social Munch (SASM.) It is modeled after GWNN in Austin. Many of its members are members of GWNN who lived in San Antonio at the time. In the early years, the SAS/M parties (located in NE San Antonio and scheduled during the months when GWNN did not host parties) were well attended by Austinites in GWNN. For many years, GWNN and SAS/M are commonly called "sister groups."

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1997
Time Event
1997 Texas Leather Pride 1997 in Austin, TX. Presentations include a talk given on patch club protocol by Mike G.
1997, Jan. Margo Frasier begins her term as Sheriff of Travis County, Texas. She is the first out lesbian to be elected sheriff in the US.
1997, April 28 David and Diane James of Sequin, TX pick up a young woman off the streets of San Antonio for play. The young woman states that she was abducted. The next day, she flees from the James home and seeks refuge in a neighbor's house. David James followed her with an AR-15 assault rifle. He is shot dead by police in a gun battle. Diane James is arrested later. She states that picking up the young woman was consensual. Diane James is tried for aggravated kidnapping and convicted on November 21, 1997. She was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

David and Diane James had been members of the Austin and San Antonio BDSM community.

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1998
Time Event
1998, Oct. 9 - 11 The National Leather Association holds Living in Leather XIII in Dallas Texas. Jan Hall becomes President and Spencer Bergsted, Vice President and President Elect.
1998 Austin Police Deparment 's 20-member police vice squad was broken up in 1998 and its task farmed out to various other police units.

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2000
Time Event
2000 The founding of the School for Austin Advanced Dominant Education (SAADE) in Austin. The original purpose was to provide education for Dominants only.

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2001
Time Event
2001: Celebrating 10 Years: Texas Leather Pride X by NLA: Austin, Austin, TX.
2001, Mar. 2-4: SPLF Productions held its inaugural annual event, South Plains Leather Fest at the Radisson Hotel - Dallas in Dallas, TX which offer over 35 workshops and more than 20 vendors.
2001, Sep. 1-3 The first Ms. World Leather contest is held in Dallas, Texas.

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2002
Time Event
2002, May Stephen Weber, Mr. Texas Leather 2002, , sponsored by the Dallas Eagle, becomes International Mr. Leather 2002. First runner-up is Borisz Mos, Mr. Leather Holland 2002, and second runner-up is Herb Kaylor, Mr. DC Eagle 2002.
2002, May 28: Stephen Scott was born May 5,1963 in Stamford, CT and died from a drug overdose in the morning of May 28, 2002 in Chicago. Stephen was the first Mr. South Plains Leather in 2001 and the first Mr. Sooner State Leather in 2000, was a Leatherman for over 12 years and served as male cochair of the National Leather Association (NLA) Oklahoma City chapter. Stephen was one of the founders of Tribal Fire. Stephen helped raise thousands of dollars for the Winds House-OKC, the Walt Whitman School-Dallas and the Leather Literary Project through various fundraising endeavors. Stephen was elected to the board of directors of the Leather Archives and Museum and served as director of Outreach and Development. He lived in Oklahoma City with his partner of six years Gregory Gray.

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2003
Time Event
2003: New on the Scene: Women's Educational Board (WEB), Central Texas.
2003, December 15 Veteran Texas leatherman Master Dean Walradt passed away on December 15, 2003 with family at his side.

Master Dean was the Founder and President of NLA-Dallas, the first Mr. Texas Drummer, NLA International's Man of the Year for 2001, and the Executive Producer of boy's Training Camp and Master's Retreat, and one of the owners of Leather by Boots - Dallas. He was associated with leathernetwork.com and a multitude of other projects and events.

Mistress Constance writes Master Dean was a tireless advocate of the both the Leather community and Master/slave relationships and he and his contributions will be sorely missed.

I didn't know Mr. Waldradt very well, but the few times I've met him and corresponded with him revealed a kind and generous spirit. He was a perfect gentleman and a true role model for leather folk.

Dean Walradt and his Mr Texas Drummer vest

IMAGE SOURCE: texasobituaryproject.org

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2004
Time Event
2004, Apr. 29: The Leather Network conducted boys Training Camp VI in Dallas, TX at Inquisition Dallas. NLA: Dallas honored key note speaker and guest faculty member Judy Tallwing-McCarthy with 75 in attendance.
2004, Jun. 25: The Leather Network held Master's Retreat VII in Houston, TX the weekend of June 25-27 which was produced by Master Roy of Houston, an alumnus of five previous Retreats. Lynda Blakeslee, Ms Twisted, of Austin was the keynote speaker. Also, The Phoenix Uniform Club of San Francisco, CA held its 27th Annual Uniforms Leather Ball in the Green Room of the War Memorial Building.
2004 In Burleson, Joanne Webb, a mother of three and a former schoolteacher, faced up to a year in prison for selling a vibrator to two undercover police officers posing as a married couple at a private party.

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The entries for 2005 - 2014 were largely lifted from an archived page from the LA&M's web site.

2005
Time Event
2005, Mar. 7 Jeffrey L. Bays (Daddy Jeff) was killed in a traffic accident in Las Vegas, NV. Jeff was survived by his partner, Stan Harrell. Jeff was Mr. Drummer Texas 1997-1998.

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2008
Time Event
2008, Sep 19 Dallas boys of Leather Dallas Boys of Leather (DbOL) disbands. During its history DbOL was well known in Dallas and the United States for its leadership, charity and social events. DbOL had hosted many boy/sub gatherings in both Dallas and Oklahoma , at such events as Beyond Vanilla, South Plains Leather fest, ILSb (when in Dallas ). As well as co-producing Dallas Leather Sir/boy contest 2002-2003 and North Texas Leather Sir boy 2005-2006. DbOL's crowning charity program was the annual boys and bears stuff animal drive for the children in Scottish Rite Hospital. Last year DbOL added Bryans House for children affected by AIDS to its charitable work. Source: Dallsa boys of Leather 9/19/08

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2009
Time Event
2009, Feb 27-Mar 1 The 10th annual South Plains Leather Fest takes place in Dallas, Texas with the naming of the new International Master/slave. Source: http://www.ebar.com/artscolumns/artcolumn.php?sec=mrm&id=192  1/15/09

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2010
Time Event
2010, Apr 9-11 20th Anniversary of Chain of Command, TCC Landsite, Cameron, TXSource:The Leather Journal Issue 238
2010, May 31 Tyler McCormick Self-proclaimed "Leather gimp" Tyler McCormick, a wheel chair-reliant female to male transgender man, breaks down barriers to win the 2010 INTERNATIONAL MR. LEATHER contest - the first time in the competition's 32 year history.

Lance Holman, Mr. San Francisco Leather, took first runner-up, and Jack Andrew Duke, Mr. Texas Leather, took second runner-up. The IML competition was held Memorial weekend (May 27-31 2010) in ChicagoSource:International Mr. Leather

2010, Sep. 24-26 20th Anniversary of Beyond Vanilla hosted by NLA DallasSource:http://www.beyondvanilla.org/home/

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2011
Time Event
2011, Apr. 15-17 National Leather Association: Houston Presents Spring Iniquity XX, its 20th anniversry.
SOURCE: springiniquity.com
2011, Aug. 25 The Dallas Observer runs a story about the effects of the Internet on the Dallas, Texas Leather Scene: How The Internet Killed (Or Maybe Just Changed) Dallas' Leather Scene by Anna Merlan. August 25, 2011.

Dallas Observer is a free digital and print publication based in Dallas, Texas. The Observer publishes daily online coverage of local news, restaurants, music, and arts, as well as longform narrative journalism. A weekly print issue circulates every Thursday.
contrib. Ambrosio. late 2022.

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2012
Time Event
2017 South Austin Kinksters (SoAK) founding in Austin.
2012, April 26-29 5th Annual Beyond Leather in Dallas, TX.Source:The Leather Journal  12/8/11

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2013
Time Event
2013, Oct 3 Cynthia Artemis Silverowl Babbitt, born on April 5, 1957 in Worcester, MA passed away on October 03, 2013 in Arlington, TX. Artemis was instrumental in the formation of the National Leather Association: Dalias and former title holder Ms NLA: International. Her work in the Leather community and her documenting of local leather history will preserve it for future generations.

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2014
Time Event
2014 According to the LGBTQ History Timeline Reference - GLSEN: Austin City Council approves ordinance for single-stall bathrooms to be recognized as gender-neutral.
contrib. Ambrosio. late 2022.
2014, Jun 21 LOYD POWELL, of Texas is announced to be the male winner of the 2014 Leathertarian Award. The Male and Female winners receive a Check in the amount of $500.00.
2014, July 18 - 20 GWNN celebrates it's anniversary with a three day conference in Austin entitled "Bash XXI." The theme is "MASQUERADE,the Many Faces of Kink." Three days of presentations, a party, and an old fashioned Texas BBQ.

Notable guests from out of state include Master Stephen (speaker and presenter) and Midori (Keynote Speaker).

The GWNN board and bash committee establishes the Ambrosio - Evilmonk GWNN Bash Scholarship. (Contrary to rumors, Ambrosio did not propose or fund the scholarship.)
2014, August 1 After being forced out of its 502 Willow Street location, the Chain Drive reopens at 84 East Ave (southbound access of I-35.) Because it has no liquor license yet, opening night is BYOB.

SEE ALSO: Facebook post for the reopening

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2015 and later

The Leather Archives and Museum stopped updating the Leather History Timeline on their website in 2014. All entries after 2014 are additions by other contributors.

2015
Time Event
2015, March 11 The building at 502 Willow Street (formerly the location of the the Chain Drive) burns down No one was harmed.
2015, April 1 The Chain Drive --- located at 84 North I-35 frontage road in Austin --- closes permanently. Not a joke.
2015, May NLA-SA is granted incorporation.
2015, May NLA-SA holds its first official meeting.

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2016
Time Event
2016 GWNN Bash 2016.
Flyer for GWNN Bash XXIII
2015, May NLA-SA is granted incorporation.
2015, May NLA-SA holds its first official meeting.

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2018
Time Event
2018, September 6 Master Ces (pronounced Chess) Williams of Houston passed away on the morning of September 6, 2018.

I had spoken to her on occasion when she visited Austin or I visited Houston. I was always impressed with how much she cared. She was a lovely person who cared deeply for the Leather and BDSM communities. I admire her, and I regret not making the effort to know her better.

SEE ALSO: Becoming Just Ces by Ces Williams

Clips from An Interview with Master Ces for the WLHP
Master Ces Williams talks about Women's Leatherfest International. In an interview for the Women's Leather History Project.


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2022
Time Event
2022 The passing of Trainer Carolyn (also known as TopTex ot TopTexx) in Austin, Texas. She had been in the Scene since 1975. She had trained for 3 years as a 24/7 slave; then received Dominance training. She described herself as "very intense but always SSC." Groups she was a member in various Austin groups include BBD, GWNN, SAADE, and Club-FEM (Austin). She had been on the first Board of GWNN when it transitioned from a "benevolent dictatorship" to representative democracy. Later, she founded a PanSexual educational BDSM club in Austin. She will be remembered by her many friends in the Austin community.
2022, Feb. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton releases a formal nonbinding legal opinion that performing certain “sex-change” procedures on children, and prescribing puberty-blockers to them, is “child abuse” under Texas law.

Later, Gov. Greg Abbott directed the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate parents who provide this health care to their transgender children.

contrib. Ambrosio. Feb. 5, 2023.
2022, March 22 South Plains Leatherfest 2022 takes place in Dallas.
According to the Leather Journal:

The South Plains Leatherfest was held March 10-13 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Dallas, TX and 500-plus Leatherfolk were glad they attended. Featuring highlight was the International Master and slave 2022 contest won by Beast and echo. Tomo was the emcee.

This year, the Sunday Brunch had three keynote speakers - Master Jim, slave marsha and Sir Cougar.

Among the presenters are: Master Jim and slave marsha, Master Trent and slave kelly, Master Skip and slave Rick, Tomo, Master David and slave Brynn, Sir Bear Texas, MAsT Dallas, Sir Lisa, Sir Daddy Daun and slavegirl j, Master Neko and koneko, Master Boromoy and slave amari, Princess Asshole, Wolf, Sir MarKus and Dee, Hardy Haberman, Kane and Kerosene, Team Fluffy, Renegade and lil red.

The South Plains Leatherfest schedule includes: Thursday Night Early Bird Mixer, Family Friday Lunch, South Plains Cafe supporting the IM's Travel Fund, Traditional Sunday Brunch and Keynote, MAsT-International Annual General Meeting, Women's Cruise, Transgender Cruise, ONYX Pearls Lustre SW Meet and Greet, TNG Social, South Plains Cruise, 32nd International Master/slave Contest, South Plains Living Room, Newcomers Stickers, Bootblacking, Silent Auction, Play Parties, and South Plains Coffee House.

2022, May NLA-SA and Team Friendly teamed up to hold the renewed Mr and Ms Alamo City Leather and Alamo City Bootblack contests. They had gained the rights to them from Steven Parker (now Winsor) in 2019, but were prevented from holding the contests due to Covid.
2022, June Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office requests from the Texas Department of Public Safety a list of individuals who had changed their gender on their Texas driver’s licenses and other department records during the past two years.
2022, June Texas state Rep. Brian Slaton(R) promised to introduce legislation in the Texas House of Representatives to protect "kids from drag shows and other inappropriate displays" by barring children from attending. In a press release, Slanton stated

The events of this past weekend were horrifying and show a disturbing trend in which perverted adults are obsessed with sexualizing young children. As a father of two young children, I would never take my children to a drag show and I know Speaker Dade Phelan and the rest of my Republican colleagues wouldn't either. Protecting our own children isn't enough, and our responsibility as lawmakers extends to the sexualization that is happening across Texas.


Slanton's Tweet
2022, July 20-23 In the greater Austin area: GWNN Birthday Bash, the yearly event hosted by GWNN Austin, features educational classes covering a variety of kink-related topics, vendors, social areas, and parties.

Keynote dinner on July 23. Keynote speaker: Hardy Haberman. Featured speakers: Dan & Dawn
2022, October 28 In Austin: KISS (Kinky in the South Side) celebrates its fifth anniversary.

End of the Leather History Timeline for Texas

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