NEW YORK, NY—A gala celebration is planned for the 30th anniversary of Leather Pride Night NYC (LPNXXX), scheduled for Saturday, June 22 at XL Nightclub, located at 512 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. Doors open at 6 P.M., with the event running until 10 P.M..
The event is an annual fundraiser by the leather-BDSM-fetish community for various charities, and veteran auctioneer Jo Arnone will return to guide heated bidding over nearly a hundred auction items, including leather and latex fetish clothing, toys and equipment, art objects, event passes and tickets, unique personal services, and much more.
Overseeing the festivities, this year’s Master and Mistress of Ceremony will be Mr. Eagle 2013 Arsenio Amadis and Past Empress XXVI of the Imperial Court of New York Witti Repartee. Several sexy performers will also be taking the stage, as will entertainer and promoter Will Clark, presiding over a fast-paced, progressive auction. As in years past, LPN will also feature a silent auction, a raffle, a kinky flea market and, to keep those leathers, boots and shoes looking sharp, a team of bootblacks will be on hand, with all tips going to the evening’s beneficiaries.
XL’s doors will open for LPN at 6 P.M., and the auction will run from 7 until 10 P.M.. Liquor, beer, wine and soft drinks will be available at a cash bar, and light finger food will be served. A sign language interpreter will be present throughout the evening, and the venue is wheelchair-accessible.
Over the years, LPN has donated over $400,000 to local and national charities. This year, Leather Pride Night will donate the 2013 Auction proceeds to the following organizations: Bailey House, National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF), Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) and, as has been annual tradition since the start, Heritage of Pride, the producer of New York’s annual Pride Parade.
Leather Pride Night is sponsored by nine NYC-area BDSM-leather-fetish organizations: Iron Guard BC, Jersey Amazons, Lesbian Sex Mafia, MAsT Metro NY, MetroBears NY, ONYX NY/NE, Pariah’s MC, The Eulenspiegel Society, The Imperial Court of New York and many committed individuals.
General admission tickets for Leather Pride Night are $20/advance and $25/door, with a VIP option available for $75. Online ticketing for both is at the LPN website.
General admission tickets can also be obtained via any of the sponsoring organizations or the beneficiary organizations, as well as through the following supporting venues: David Samuel Menkes Custom Leatherwear, DomSubFriends, Purple Passion/DV8, The Leather Man, Passional, and Le Chateau Exotique.
Admission is restricted to those 21 years and older, and all attendees must present valid ID to enter.
There is no personal photography or cellular telephone usage allowed at the event. Media photography may be arranged in advance with David Schneider (917-921-8936) or Lisa Vandever (917-609-5928), or by emailing here.
Leather Pride Night is just part of a season of fabulous leather, BDSM and fetish-oriented happenings in New York City. More information on additional events will be released as it becomes available, and can be found at LPN's website and Twitter feed.