Activism within the Leather Community
Presented by Master (Daddy) Zulu @DaddyofMisfits on fetlife
Think that we just showed up and started power exchange relationships? Do you think that we were welcomed and embraced by mainstream society before “50 Shades Of Grey?”
There were risk takers, activists and people who sacrificed for the Leather Community. Join Master Zulu as he takes you down a timeline of the journey that many Leatherfolk took to keep our community safe from the late 1950s to present day and how we develop safe spaces for kink through organization, unity and activism with and without risks.
About Master Zulu:
Master (Daddy) Zulu is a pansexual Leatherman who started his journey in kink around 1991 as a member of People Exchanging Power- Tennessee (PEP-TN) where we was mentored by Mistress Kay. In 1994, he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and was active in PEP-Atlanta. In 1996 he became active with the dungeon the Sanctuary of A Dark Angel. It was through the Sanctuary that Daddy Zulu developed as a Leatherman with guidance from Master Doug and he created the size positive pansexual group Anvil Dungeon International and served as the Producer of the event Love and Leather (1996-1999). In 1997 he was selected at the first Regional Coordinator (Southeast) for The Leather Archives and Museum. Daddy Zulu also has taught at various meetings and events across the country including OhioSMART, Columbus Power Exchange, Black Rose (BR98) and was a panelist at Leather Leadership Conference 3 in San Francisco. His focus while teaching is bigger bodies play, fisting/handballing, sex magic/rituals, impact play, Leather History and activism for people of color. Daddy Zulu earned his cover on March 15, 1997 at the Sanctuary of A Dark Angel during Love and Leather 2.
In addition to his activism and participation in the Leather/BDSM Community, Daddy Zulu is a registered member of the Democratic Party, the ACLU, NAAFA, NAACP, ACF, World Central Kitchen, Hosea Feeds The Homeless and 100 Black Men Of The Bay Area. He was the disc jockey and Master of Ceremony for SEIU-UHW- Bay Area (2001-2014), The Master of Ceremony and DJ for the rally of Gay Rights Fresno March (2005), the formal ball for the re- election of Mayor Willie Brown (San Francisco) (2002),
and the Master Of Ceremony (with Dan Savage in 2003) and DJ for the National Association for The Advancement Of Fat People (NAAFA) (2000-2015). Daddy Zulu was a participant of the Million Man March in Washington D.C. (1995), The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington (2013) and The Women March (2017). Daddy Zulu has also DJd at Leather Bars and fetish clubs across the country and major Leather events including the Dark Arts Festival, Fetfest and Folsom Street Fair.
Cost: $5, members and non-members welcome! (Must be 18+ years of age.)
Stay for the Living in Leather Play Party afterwards! https://fetlife.com/events/852295