Mar 302015
 
Fooling around with Sharpy and Pointy and cutting and sticking.
*Come explore all the ways to use sharp and pointy objects to enhance your scenes.*
What: Bound Rose
When: April 1, 2015
Time: 7pm -10pm
Where: The Sanctuary
Cost: $5/Sanctuary members $15 for every one else
Why: To educate, learn, share and grow BDSM skills.
Who: Master Neko and koneko (see bio below)
Agenda:
7-8 social/eating Please bring something to share.
8-9 demo/learning hands on
9-10 Play allowed in back dungeon. Dungeon rules and etiquette apply. Front dungeon will be lighted to encourage learning and practicing skills.
Please RSVP. Click on link below or contact MstsBoots
Bios:
About Master Neko & koneko
Neko has been in the lifestyle for eighteen years. His travels and learning in the lifestyle began as a collared slave. After almost 2 years, his Mistress felt he was on the wrong end of the flogger and spent 3 years training him to provide the proper care and feeding for his own slaves in the future, as well as building upon the Leather history, traditions, and ideals of his previous training.
Through his training, he discovered a desire to educate others about our lifestyle – helping people to understand and find personal acceptance of the deep, dark parts of us that we keep locked away. To that end, he has given presentations on such topics as (in no particular order and not limited to) fear play, mind fucks, interrogation, sword/knife play, orgasm control, rough body, blood play, body mechanics, medical play, stapling, electricity, sensory deprivation, liquid latex, needles, mummification, humiliation, rope 101, predicament bondage, and shibari. He enjoys dishing out a variety of sadism when he plays as well as being an active part of the community.
Prior to Texas, he was a part of the New York scene where he presented, played, and did fetish and rave photography. In Dallas, he ran the Bound Rose Society for four years with his slave, koneko. During 2008, he led the local bondage SIG group: DFW Bound2 and this year, they have picked up the reins again. He is a Mentor in the Dallas Mentors Program, volunteers at the local dungeon, Sanctuary, is a co-chair at NLA-Dallas and does security for Beyond Vanilla along with continuing to present when asked. He’s presented in places such as New York, Dallas, Austin, Colorado, Blanco, and Temple.
He has had as many as four slaves at one time, (which makes him certifiably insane) though currently, he owns one slave, koneko, who has been with him since 2002 in a 24/7 relationship.
koneko has been walking a kinky path since 1991 with the last twelve being blessed in service to Master Neko. She is a bi, poly, Leather kitten, and slave who loves kink education. koneko is also Wiccan, first initiated over twenty years ago and a teaching elder since 1999. During her Leather path, she has been given opportunities to serve the community through a number of venues, such as volunteering at the Dallas dungeon Sanctuary, Bound Rose Society, NLA-Dallas, Beyond Vanilla, Darker Paths, Fourth Friday, and in the Dallas and National submissive Mentor Programs. She has also been gifted with opportunities to teach as well as co-teach with Master Neko at several kink groups and events in Dallas, Austin, Colorado, Blanco, and Temple. koneko loves dancing under the moon, bottoming to her Master’s wild scenes, serving privately and publicly, having a full life, and enjoying the journey she is on.
Mar 072015
 

Pull out your calendar, here are the dates for this month’s events:

Mark your calendars and invite a friend! We look forward to seeing you there!

Feb 272015
 

Due to the winter weather and seeming continuation of it, I’ve consulted with our Leather Perspectives presenter and we’re in agreement that for everyone’s safety, we’re cancelling February’s Leather Perspectives.

Please stay safe and mark your calendars for March 28 with Daddy Rose on Overcoming Obstacles in the Path of D/s, April 25 for our Leather Panel, and Our Bald Ewok in a Wookie World will be back for May 23!

Thank you, everyone.
Enjoying the Journey,
Master Neko’s kitten, koneko
Feb 242015
 

What happens when you mix lots of sexy leather folk with bunches of hot bears? One crazy weekend of non-stop fun that’s what! So, hitch up yer boots and get-er ready cause it’s all coming at you for March! Use this listing to plan your calendar and then you will have so much to do you might not get any sleep. Your community needs you to get out, get involved and become part of something greater. Together we can all have loads of fun and make a better future for everyone.

 

1) Tue Feb 24 from 7-9 is the NLA EC Meeting at Resource Center Dallas

 

2) Wed Feb 25 from 7:30-10:30 is the UCLSE Club Night at the Hidden Door

 

3) Sat Feb 28 from 7-8:30 is the ICFWA Candidate Presentation at Best Friends Club

 

4) Sun Mar 1 from 1-2 TGRA Chapter meeting at the Round-Up

*Trash Disco from 5-9 at The Dallas Eagle

 

5) Tue Mar 3 from 7-9 is the NLA Membership Meeting at Resource Center Dallas

 

6) Wed Mar 4 from 7-10 is the T-Bears Club Night at the Hidden Door

* Leather Knights: Leather Night from 9-11 at the Dallas Eagle

 

***WEEKEND EVENT for Mar 6-8 is Esprit de Corps hosted by Discipline Corps

 

7) Fri Mar 6 Discipline Corps Bar Night from 10-12 at the Dallas Eagle

 

8) Sat Mar 7 from 7-10; TGRA: King & Queen of the Rodeo Candidate Show at Hidden Door

 

9) Sun Mar 8 from 1:30-3 is UCLSE Executive Board Meeting at Youth First Texas

*UCLSE General Membership Meeting from 3-5 at Youth First Texas

 

10) Mon Mar 9 from 7:30-9:30 is the Leather Knights Members Meeting at Youth First Texas

 

***WEEKEND EVENTS: South Plains Leather Fest; Mar 12-15 at the Crown Plaza in Downtown Dallas; vending, classes, Master/slave Contest, plus much more.

See: SouthPlainsLeatherFest.com for full schedule of the event

***Also TBRU-the Texas Bear Round Up is Mar 12-15 at the Crown Plaza-Dallas Market Center; vending, parties, bear contests, parties, food, parties, plus lots of bears…oh and parties!

See: TBRU.org for full schedule of the event

*** UCLSE Bear Bake Sale benefiting Youth First Texas & held all weekend at TBRU venue

 

11) Wed Mar 11 from 9pm-12 The Early Bear: Pre-TBRU Cigar Social at Woody’s

*TBRU Underwear Night & Contest from 9pm-1am hosted by Miss Wanda at the Dallas Eagle

 

12) Thur Mar 12 from 8-10 is the South Plains Meet & Greet hosted by NLA-Dallas at venue

 

13) Sat Mar 14 NLA-Club Night from 7-9 at the Dallas Eagle, come out early for good parking & party all night with the Hot Bears from TBRU plus all those sexy Masters & slaves from SPLF

 

14) Sun Mar 15 UCLSE: Lets Feed the Bears Cookout from 2-5 at Hidden Door

*80’s Dance Party from 5-9 at the Dallas Eagle

 

As always the NTXCC Community Calendar is up and ready to help you plan your fun.

 

http://www.ntxcc.org

 

Plus we have our own calendar of events too. Visit and see what NLA is up to.

 

http://nladallas.org

 

Just click on the calendar link to see what is listed. If you want more info just click on the entry and get the details. If you have anything that should be added to the community calendar drop a line with the details to me at leatherboyleo@yahoo.com and I will send them along to be listed.

 

Go, support, and be a part of your community! Hope to see you!

Boy Leo

Feb 172015
 

2015 Feb Leather Perspectives

Join us for LEATHER PERSPECTIVES!

In February we will have TC sharing his perspective with us on “Being a Bald Ewok in a Wookie World.” Yeah, come find out what this is all about!

Saturday, February 28, 2015
2:00 – 5:00 PM (Doors open at 1:30)
The Dallas Eagle
RSVP at Facebook or Fetlife

The fourth Saturday of each month NLA-Dallas invites a person walking a leather journey, to present on leather related topic from his or her perspective (as there is no “one twue way”).

Doors will open at 1:30 pm and the class will start at 2 pm. Things will conclude at 5 pm to allow plenty of time for Q&A. The class will be held at our local leather & Levi bar, The Dallas Eagle!

This class is FREE to NLA Dallas members and $5 for non-members. Bring a friend with you who might be interested in the leather/fetish/SM lifestyle!

(Members, please be sure to bring your current NLA card, Non-members can join for $25/yr.)

Attendees must be at least 21 years of age based on the location.

Leather Perspectives is a monthly event sponsored by NLA-Dallas. NLA-Dallas is a DFW based organization focused on the education of those interested in and/or living 
the leather/SM/fetish lifestyle. As a gateway leather club, NLA-Dallas is open to people of all walks of life regardless of orientation or identification. We invite you to join us for a General Membership meeting on the first Tuesday of each month, a Leather Perspectives on the fourth Saturday of each month, or an Advanced Workshop each quarter.

Feb 132015
 

Leather Perspectives – Past Present, and Future

An Afternoon with Master David Walker

By Bushido_Bard

Master David began his Leather journey in 1980 by being introduced into it from a friend. His friend happened to be gay and already in the lifestyle so Master David was introduced to his first Leather house. Although he identified as straight, he was still welcome in the house; albeit at the lowest rank. Only after years of service and dedication was he able to earn his leathers and grow within the culture of Leather. This afternoon he shared his thoughts and perspectives on Leather’s history; where we’ve been and where we’re going.

During the early 80’s there was a club in San Francisco called “Catacombs” and it was America’s first dungeon. It began as a gay men’s only club but soon included lesbians, bi, and hetero customers. This of course was not wholly accepted by the gay community, but it was a major transition for Leather at the time. Master David witnessed new terms; the Sexual Frontier and words were being adopted such as S/M standing for sensuality and mutuality. It meant to encompass everyone and to exclude none. Change was arriving and it would transform into what we may consider a beginning to our modern Leather.

Leather, as it began after World War 2, had a formal military structure that allowed no room for mistrust. What happened in Leather stayed in Leather; the ability to keep secrets was essential. Master David was quick to say, “Perhaps the most famous tradition to come from our past is the earning of leathers and the ranking system involved. Your earned leathers represented your level of trust and where you were in your journey.” Traditions are what keeps us connected to our past and provides for the future.

When speaking of Leather and its past, Master David promoted the idea that Leather is a tribal experience. By using this example he illustrated the way in which Leather folk interacted with each other as well as the protocols and traditions shared by all. A tribal structure allows for a more intimate gathering of people; it becomes like a family. Within a family there are certain rules and laws that are honored. Respect has to be earned and people are held to a certain standard. Ultimately you were not required to like everyone in the tribe, but you must render the respect that their behavior and dedication warranted.

During the 1980’s the AIDS crisis heavily impacted Leather and the gay community and eventually Leather became politically active. With the stigma that followed AIDS, many within the Leather community became inactive for reasons of health or fear. Many families were destroyed during this time… Due to the efforts of the supporters for AIDS awareness the World Health Organization recognized the first World AIDS Day and President Bush signed into law the Ryan White Care Act. Although the views concerning AIDS were changing, Leather was forever affected.

Master David smiled when he said, “The1990’s brought us the best and worst thing to happen to Leather…the Internet”. The Internet has allowed people to connect in more discreet ways and it is easier to locate groups and Leather families. Leather and BDSM education is also easier to access as well as “how to” videos. The biggest downside, according to Master David, unfortunately is that the anonymity of the internet permits “experts” to misrepresent Leather and distort information. What is the ultimate verdict? Time will tell if the ability to instantly communicate will be a boon or bane for Leather…

Where does that leave us for the new century? Master David offered this, “What we know as Leather is dying. The lifestyle is being watered down with political correctness”. It can also be said that anyone who speaks about real issues or concerns is immediately ridiculed by those who know nothing about the community or the speaker. Master David also commented that many in Leather are treating it like a cafeteria; taking what they want and leaving what they do not. Traditional Leather is changing, but is it dying or simply growing beyond its roots? With the inclusion of pansexual identities and a more democratic organization what do we see in the future?

Master David ended his presentation with a series of “what if” questions and they entailed some perspectives on the future of Leather. The first pondered if Leather is missing anything now that it had in its past. Is there a missing link between the beginning of Leather and its current iteration? What if we could change our trajectory? Perhaps more importantly, should we adopt a military style again but with slight modifications? Has Leather overall become too lax in its execution?

In conclusion, Master David insisted that fresh blood is needed for Leather to survive but there seems to be too many groups that separate us rather than unite us. Tribes and clubs are small, intimate, and familial. As we get larger we lose the intimacy that’s needed for more traditional Leather. Master David said, “I wanna find younger people to teach leadership to. This doesn’t mean that you immediately make them rulers.” Master David was fond of saying throughout the afternoon, “Leather is a ride, but not always an upward ride.”

Where do you see Leather going? What will you do to see it get there?

Feb 072015
 

National_Coalition_for_Sexual_Freedom_logoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dallas, Texas: The General Membership of National Leather Association (NLA) – Dallas voted to renew the organization’s Coalition Partnership with National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) extending the relationship between the two organizations. Continuing partnership enables NLA-Dallas to continue its mission of building, strengthening and defending individuals, organizations, publications and businesses within our community, especially against threats to their freedom of expression, freedom of the press, rights to free association and right to equal protection under the law.

“We value the work done by NCSF and believe they provide important resources for the kink community,” said Neko, Male Co-Chair of NLA-Dallas. “NLA-Dallas is very proud to continue our support of the work they are doing on important issues related to consent and non-monogamy.” Each year NCSF fights for the sexual freedom and privacy rights for adults who engage in safe, sane and consensual behavior and depends on partnerships, memberships and general donations to continue their work. “Everyone benefits from the activities of NCSF, and we are glad to be a part of their network of partners,” said Miss Debi, Female Co-Chair of NLA-Dallas.

NCSF provides resources for locating kink aware professionals, consent counts program, incident reporting and response, and was heavily involved in depathologizing kinky sex – including cross-dressing, fetishes, and BDSM – in the The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). They rely solely on donations to continue their work towards advocacy for the rights of consenting adults. “The work NCSF has done with psychiatry professionals is crucial to allowing consenting adults to freely engage in their kink,” said Master Patrice, NLA-Dallas representative to NCSF.

About NLA-Dallas: Founded in 1990, National Leather Association (NLA) – Dallas is focused on social and educational opportunities for our members and those interested in the Leather/SM/Fetish lifestyle, including Beyond Vanilla, an annual BDSM conference. Membership is open to legal adult regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or gender identification. For more information, visit www.NLADallas.org

About NCSF: The NCSF is the national advocate and resource for consenting adults who engage in kink and non-monogamy. The NCSF is a coalition of educational and social groups across America, along with the businesses that serve them and individuals who are kinky. Since its formation in 1997, the NCSF and its programs have significantly changed the way the media, legal and psychiatric professions view kink and non-monogamy.

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Feb 032015
 

For those who were unable to attend the general meeting this evening, here are the dates for this month’s regular events:

Mark your calendars and invite a friend! We look forward to seeing you there!

Feb 022015
 

How much fun can you fit into one month? Isn’t it time to find out? There is so much going on in February I am going to have to split it into two installments! Use these dates to plan your calendar and then you will have plenty to do. Remember, your community needs you to get out, get involved and become part of something greater. Together we can make a better future for everyone.

 

1) Tue Feb 3 from 7-9 is the NLA General Meeting at Resource Center Dallas

 

2) Wed Feb 4 from 5:30-7:30 is the ICFWA: Samaritan House Supper

* From 7-10 is the T-Bears Club Night at the Hidden Door

** Leather Knights: Leather Night from 9-11 at the Eagle

***Underwear Night at the Dallas Eagle from 10 until midnight

 

3) Fri Feb 6 from 10-midnight is Discipline Corps Bar Night

 

4) Sat Feb 7 from 6 to midnight is ICFWA: Emperors Red & White Ball at Best Friends Club

*Leather Knights: Buy Daddy’s Box from 7-10 at The Dallas Eagle

 

5) Sun Feb 8 DC Play Party 12-6; sponsor &/or tickets required (see Fri Sep 12 bar night)

*UCLSE-EC Meeting from 1:30-3 at Youth First Texas followed by their General Membership meeting from 3-5

**IGRA Food & Show from 6-9 at Club Reflection

***TGRA Queen of the Closet from 6-10 at the Dallas Eagle

 

6) Mon Feb 9 from 7-9 is the Cowtown Leathermen Meeting at Club Changes

* Leather Knights Member Meeting 7:30-9:30 at Youth First Texas

 

7) Wed Feb 11 from 7-9 is the Cowtown Leathermen Game Night at Club Reflection

 

8) Sat Feb 14 from 7-9 is NLA Bar Night at the Dallas Eagle

*UCLSE: Dynamic Duets Show & Contest from 6-10 at the Dallas Eagle

 

9) Sun Feb 15 from 4-7 is the Cowtown Leathermen Cookout/Fundraiser at Club Reflection

*Dallas Eagle: 80’s Dance Party from 5-9

 

10) Wed Feb 18 from 8-10 is SLUTS Club night at the Hidden Door

*Trinity River Bears: Rhonda Mae’s Wall of Food Show from 9-11 at Club Changes in FW

 

11) Thur Feb 19: Trinity River Bears: Rhonda Mae’s Wall of Food Show 8-10 at Club Changes

 

***WEEKEND of Feb 20-22 is the TCC Maintenance Weekend come out and help us take care of our community campsite that NLA-Dallas is a member of. For directions or additional info contact me: leatherboyleo@yahoo.com

You can also get more info about TCC and the site at: http://www.texasconferenceofclubs.com/

 

 

12) Fri Feb 20 from 8-10 ICFWA: Imperial Show at Club Changes

 

13) Sat Feb 21 from 2-6 the Dallas Bears Chili Cook off at the Hidden Door

*UCLSE: Angles VS Demons Show from 6-10 at the Dallas Eagle

 

As always the NTXCC Community Calendar is up and ready to help you plan your fun.

 

http://www.ntxcc.org

 

Plus we have our own calendar of events too. Visit and see what NLA is up to.

 

http://nladallas.org

 

Just click on the calendar link to see what is listed. If you want more info just click on the entry and get the details. If you have anything that should be added to the community calendar drop a line with the details to me at leatherboyleo@yahoo.com and I will send them along to be listed.

 

Go, support, and be a part of your community! Hope to see you!

Boy Leo