September Podcast – Community Memory and a Thin Veil

aidsquilt_squareThough Halloween is a month and a half away, Lee just decorated for the season. It’s time to pause this time of year to reflect on the history of the kink community through the lens of those who have passed away, and our community history. From AIDS to accidents to time that has elapsed, we remember those who have gone before, clearing the way for folks to dress up in sexy dominatrix costumes during this holiday season. With sweet and sad stories alike, he dares you to take up the challenge of not forgetting where the current kink communities came from.

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GRID: Gay Related Immune Deficiency Disorder –
Cleo Dubois Essay appeared in Spirit of Desire –
60 Minutes Michael Jackson Episode – Coming Out Day, September 28th –
International Fetish Day –
BDSM Pride Day –
Crucible, DC –
Burningman –
Burningman Clown Video :
Surreal porn clown pic –

Books Mentioned

When Santa Was A Shaman –
Leather Folk –
Urban Aboriginals –
Life, Leather and the Pursuit of Happiness –
International Mr. Leather: 25 Years of Champions –
25 Years of Living in Leather: National Leather Association 1986-2011 –
Leatherman: The Legend of Chuck Renslow –

People Mentioned

Remembering Ayem Willing –
Kung Foole Proverbs –
Lola Montez –
Mick and Dee Luvbight –
Lochai –

Extra! Learn some BDSM History

Leather Archives and Museum – and
Carter/Johnson Leather Library –
The Oral History Collection at LA&M –
BDSM History Project –
Cynthia Slater –
Tony DeBlase, by Jack Rinella –

Now… do your homework. Go talk to someone, learn their stories, and remember those beyond the veil.


If so moved…




Lee Harrington

Lee Harrington is an internationally known sexuality, relationships, and personal authenticity educator. Having taught in all 50 states and in 6 countries, he brings a combination of playful engagement and thoughtful academic dialogue to a broad audience. An award-winning author and editor on gender, sexual, and sacred experience, his books include “Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Journeys,” and "Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond," among many other titles. He has been blogging online since 1998, and been teaching worldwide since 2001. Welcome to his world, and your chance to expand your mind and heart alike.

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