PHILADELPHIA LEATHER PRIDE NIGHT
2017 PHILADELPHIA LEATHER PRIDE NIGHT SATURDAY September 30, 2017
CHARITY AUCTION FOLLOWED BY THROW-BACK LEATHER DANCE PARTY
There will be walk-up tickets at the door during the event after on-line sales shut down. We accept Visa/Mastercard/American Express/Discovery and of course cash!
Join us for our 9th annual Philadelphia Leather Pride Night…. winner of the 2012 Pantheon of Leather Event of the Year and producer of the 2014 Leather Leadership Conference. Our evening will once again take place inside the newly renovated Voyeur Nightclub located in the heart of Philadelphias gayborhood at 1221 Saint James Street. Returning for her 9th year is our million dollar auctioneer Jo Arnone. With her booming voice we have been able to raise and donate out over $80,000 for our charities.
Our live auction consists of items across the spectrum…everything from Opera tickets, event passes, leather and fetish clothing, adult themed toys, equipment, books, art, jewelry and always a few special surprise items.
Our silent and Chinese auction will be run by Philadelphia’s oldest and still active munch group – The Gate Munch. They have been part of PLPN since its inception in 2009. Bootblacking will be available all night on our main floor with local and regional talent.
Each year we bring in a a guest Emcee or two for the event. This year our Emcees are Jim and Arne Grandell-Bennett. Both Jim and Arne have held the title of Mr Woods Leather and together they are the current producers of the annual contest happening during Leather Weekend III (September 15-17) at the Woods Campground. They bring a sense of humor and realness to the table that makes them stand out from the crowd. Come and hang out with these great men and find out what makes them so special.
Early in the night we have our traditional Intimate Conversation With… this year we are blessed to have Sir Guy as our featured guest. Sir Guy is a Native New Yorker, former police officer and EMS supervisor who was a Ground Zero and Hurricane Katrina first responder and lifestyle Dominant. He is an emeritus board member for TES and presents/teaches across the country. Come learn about Sir Guys history and have a chance to mingle with him and others on our 2nd floor. Light faire will be provided for those that attend and of course the bar will be open!
We are also changing things up this year and adding a dance party to the mix. Whether you received your first piece of leather last week or 40+ years ago be proud of where you came from. For those that don’t wear leather come have some fun in an environment that is acceptable for all of us, for together we stand strong. What a great way to blow off some steam and embrace the diversity our community brings.
Did we mention every year we offer Free Pizza during the night as well?? Also don’t forget the Cigar Party!
Attire for the evening is Dress as you please “street legal” We are in a nightclub after all. Leather, fetish, kink, levi, pony, pup, rubber, etc.. don’t have any of these outfits…thats ok… remember we will have many of these items in our live auction and you can pick up something to wear for next years event.
5pm – Intimate Conversation featuring Sir Guy from New York City!
6pm – Cigar Social with our Emcee’s Jim and Arne Grandell-Bennett
6pm – Bootblack stands open
7pm -Live and Silent Auction
10pm- Throw-back Leather Dance Party
All monies raised go to our charity partners.
Our 2017 Charity Partners are:
By The Grace of George – helps to feed animals of homebound men and women who could otherwise not afford to keep their beloved pets.
The Leather Archives and Museum – located in Chicago but serving the world.. the LA%M protects and preserves the history of our leather and kink communities.
Philly Aids Thrift (PAT) located just off of South Street at 710 S 5th Street. As of June 2015 PAT has donated $1,183,000.00 to Philly area HIV/AIDS Organizations. We have a working partnership with PAT where our donation assists where it is needed the most. Philly AIDS Thrift also provides free store vouchers to Philly area HIV/AIDS service providers for distribution to clients in need of clothing assistance and household necessities.
Philly AIDS Thrift is excited to announce our new, drop-in HIV testing center on the second floor of our store at 710 S. 5th Street. The center offers free, rapid HIV testing in a safe, welcoming, and easily accessible location. They provide testing every weekend. Go to phillyAIDSthrift.com/get-tested for schedule.
Local Philadelphia Charity TBD
**Smoking Policy – Due to the laws in Philadelphia smoking is only permitted outside the venue. All attendees will have wristbands to reenter and a bootblack stand will be set up early in the evening for those who wish to enjoy the cigar party in style.
During the weekend the Bike Stop is open for business with no additional cost. Please support those businesses that support us!