SgoL President's Message

It’s been a fantastic year so far for the Seattle girls of Leather - with everything from our calendar release party in January to our booth at Paradise 2013 to this coming weekend’s Swagger. The calendar, put together by Lady Vi and Wendy, was a great success! The images were fantastic and the proceeds helped fuel many other SgoL events. Big thanks to all of our community supporters who stocked our calendars in their stores! Thank you to Bar Myx for hosting our January release party.

I would like to give a shout out to Kimberly Kate for giving as all a lesson in formal coffee service to prep for An Evening with Laura Antoniou. “The Killer Wore Leather” reading was hilarious! I hope you have all gone out and gotten your copy. It was amazing having Laura come out to speak to us. Hopefully we will get the chance to host her again with her next novel!

Building Bonds: Cupid’s Carnival was a great success. We were able to pull together the Seattle boys of Leather, Seattle Pups and Handlers, Kitsap ACES, MicroDungeon, SnoCoRack, and Rainier Roller Girls for an excellent kinky carnival! Thank you to Loli for creating the amazing pasties for the fundraiser. We had a great time making them and giving them out at the event.

We had a great time performing at Bang for Your Buck this year. Thank you Lily, Tamera, Ruin and Vi.

Congratulations to our very own Danelle for becoming the 2013 Washington State Ms. Leather and Ruin for taking her regional NWCBB title to nationals bringing home the International Community Bootblack title! You girls have made us so proud. Thank you for helping make the Leathergirls everywhere more accepted, appreciated, and admired.

We did a great job with the hospitality suite and coffee service at KINK-Lincs. People around the country are STILL talking about it! Thank you Kimberly Kate, Lily, Vi, Jerica, Tris, damien, aiden, Christine, Danelle, and Rayne for contributing at the event.

Thank you to the Knights of Mantra for honoring us at their President’s Show and Awards dinner. . We were both honored and surprised to receive the Organization of the Year award. Above all, SgoL is proud to support the community any way that we can. It was great being able to host a cocktail hour at the Longhouse for them.

The “Best in Show” Show benefiting Seattle Pups and Handlers was a huge success! Congratulations to Pup Trix and Lily for winning First Place. We were able to support an up and coming part of our community and have a great time doing it! Thank you to all of the handlers and all of the pups for the contest did a great job of putting on an excellent show. Thank you Baus Yukon (Yukie) and Pup Gadget for partnering with us for this event. Thank you to Allena, Linda, and Jeff for judging and to Tony and Hobbit for being such witty & entertaining MC's.

We were tickled (pink of course!) to receive a "Friend of the Pack" award from Sea-PAH during the WSMLO Emerald City award victory brunch.

Thank you to the Portland girls of Leather and Bad Girls for inviting us down to march with them in the Portland Pride parade. We had a great time helping support a new sister club.

We were thrilled to once again help support the 15th Annual YWCA Rainbow Women’s Health Fair during the 2013 Pride Weekend and march with the Leather Contingent during the parade. We were proud to have the Portland girls of Leather come up and march with us in the parade. Big kudos and thanks to Katrenia for getting everything organized for the parade, for the beautiful pink St. Andrews Cross, and for the fantastic float!

A huge shout out to Tris for starting the weekly girl’s Night events. These weekly opportunities for girl on girl social time has been great! I would like to congratulate Tamara for recently becoming a patched member. Katie will be receiving her patch at the next monthly meeting for the fantastic job she did on the club's hospitality booth. Such initiative! We look forward to your enthusiasm, spirit, and leadership in the club. A special shout out goes to Christine Cummings. She has been donating a tremendous amount of time and money for every fundraiser that SgoL has put on. Thank you so much for your dedication. We were all sad to see KimberlyKate move to Detroit in July. We wish her all the best on the move and look forward to seeing her spread the word about SgoL in her new home. We cannot wait for her to come back and visit!
We are looking forward to Swagger and SgoL’s birthday party! SgoL and Seattle Inferno are hosting the Third Annual Swagger! August 24th at Neighbor’s Nightclub. Come out to support our girls as they host this event with Inferno. I am looking forward to attending!

It is hard to believe that SgoL is turning two years old! Come out to our birthday party in September! Julia is putting it together so you know it is sure to be a blast.

Our October meeting is a mandatory member meeting as it is our elections for the 2013-2014 board. It has been a difficult choice, but I have made the decision to not run for the board again. I have been blessed with an amazing opportunity to be your President for the past two years. Founding this club and serving as the President has been one of the best things that I’ve ever done. I would not trade these experiences for anything. It has been an honor and privilege to serve you and this community. I am extremely grateful for being able to help build a solid foundation in SgoL, but I feel that it is time for a breath of fresh air and some new blood. I look forward to the next girl who will be able to bring her heart and her energy to being the next President. I will continue to serve with enthusiasm and support SgoL as a proud member. Thank you for a wonderful two years as your President.

Yours in Leather,
Candace Cantrell
President, SgoL
www.sgol.org



2013 WMSLO Competition

Join SgoL at The Cuff Complex Saturday, 03/23 from 7:00 - 9:00 for the Washington State Mr and Ms Leather Contest, featuring SgoL’s own Danelle King!

WSMLO-2013

Sin in the City!


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What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…but the marks and memories are sure to go home with you!

Join SgoL in Las Vegas on March 1-3, 2013 to celebrate the inauguration of Sin in the City, the first full weekend leather event in Vegas! Share in this unique gathering to rejoice in community and education with presenters and attendees from around the world.

Sin in the City welcomes attendees of all sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, nationalities, physical abilities, and religious/political affiliation to participate in socials, the SouthWest Olympus Leather Contest, 35+ educational workshops, off-site play parties (with shuttles), amazing vendors, bootblacking, a local kinky store tour and more!

Check out the site by clicking here, and join SgoL in the hospitality suite at your convenience.


Butches Unwrapped!

Seattle girls of Leather are proud to support "Butches Unwrapped" happening this Saturday at Re-Bar in Seattle.

Haven't got your 2013 Seattle girls of Leather calendar yet? We got you covered! We will have them available for purchase.

Come show your support!

Tickets on sale NOW here

Event Details:

What type of…err…PACKAGE do you hope to receive this holiday season? At BUTCHES UNWRAPPED we invite you to join us in peeling back the layers of gender, sex, orientation and attraction as though they are the wrapping paper on this star-STUDded film and cabaret extravaganza.

Presented in partnership with Sistah Sinema *, the show opens with a screening of the short film, “They Call Me Sir”, a journey into the world of aggressive black lesbians otherwise known as studs. Take a sneak peek at the film trailer here

Then we delve further into the XXX-Mas stocking with a presentation of bois, kings, butches, and one German Daddy giving you a show PACKED with drag, boilesque and song.

Hosted by German gender-f*cker, Daddy le Déviant, and featuring:
Randy Andy, Seattle’s self-proclaimed premier Drag King
Dandy Tatas, the swagger-styled alter ego of Sinner Saint Burlesque’s Lady Tatas
Al and Will Lykya, the boilesque douchebag duo with hearts of gold
Black & Tan, two-thirds of the 3-time “Bang 4 the Buck” award-winning studly stripteasers known as The Nerdz
David Coppafeel, the King of Geeks, he’d tell ya a periodic table joke but all the good ones argon
Gema Lusterious, a fun filled spectrum of burlesque and go-go dancing surprise

Saturday, December 8th at ReBar
Doors 10pm, show 10:30
$15

*Sistah Sinema was created to showcase the nuances of Queer Women of Color culture. It is hoped that the movies will serve as a vehicle to foster honest dialogue on struggles and opportunities unique to Queer Women of Color. While discussion will focus on Queer Women of Color, all members of the Queer community are invited to attend.

BUTCHES UNWRAPPED is brought to you by Another Brother Productions and the proceeds will be used to organize a day-long, Seattle based conference for women who are masculine of center.