Aubrey's Playroom was a 60 minute Internet talk show hosted by Aubrey Hart Sparks and featured diverse conversations for the Leather, Fetish, BDSM & Alternative Sexuality Communities. The show ran from 1999 to 2004 totaling 123 interviews. Check back often for new interviews.
Sandmutopia Guardian magazine was published by Desmodus, Inc. [San Francisco, CA] from 1988 to 1994 (issues 1 - 17) and by The Utopian Network [New York, NY] from 1995 to 2000 (issues 18 - 39). Desmodus editors included Tony DeBlase (Fledermaus), Carol Truscott, Joseph Bean, Victoria Baker, Marcus-Jay Wonacott, and Pat Califia. The Utopian Network managing editor and editor in chief was Mitch Kessler.
Leather Pride Flag
The most widely celebrated of Tony DeBlase's achievements in the world of leather is and probably always will be the Leather Pride Flag which he presented to the world as a "proposed design idea" on May 28, 1989, at International Mr. Leather. As the creator of the flag, he was often asked to explain the colors and design, but consistently refused to do so, insisting that each person could do that for himself. The design was immediately embraced and began appearing in parades within a month of its introduction, and turned up in shops as a bumper sticker barely two months later.
Oral History Exhibit
The Oral History project involves the taping, transcribing, indexing and filing of interviews with long time participants or important individuals in the leather community. The transcribed histories form one of the most important information sources in the LA&M's collections. Identifying oral history subjects, arranging the interviews, typing them out and indexing them is an area where volunteers are always needed.
The Artist Etienne
Domingo Orejudos, Dom, the artist Etienne is known for artwork depicting the male body in all of its leather straining heroic proportions—creating fantasies of domination and submission that most leather men try to remember and remember and definitely can’t forget. Dom’s personal and business partnership with Chuck Renslow influenced leather history through establishment of Kris Studios, the Gold Coast Bar, Man’s Country, and International Mr. Leather.