Thank you for your interest in Leather girls Of Color.

We hope to be an enriching part of your journey in leather and community service. We are excited that you are interested in joining the first membership class. As a new organization we are taking steps to grow LgOC intentionally as a safe space for right side slashers who desire to grow in their leather journey and serve the community or their D type to the best of their ability. 

 

We ask that you please review the frequently asked questions listed below. We also invite you to our membership open house on Tuesday, July 6th at 7pm. Please see FB invite to RSVP for the link and information. Once you decide if this is for you or not, please use the following link to complete the membership application process. LgOC Membership Application

 

Please be advised the application will only be open until July 30, 2021. Our next membership class will not be until January 1, 2022. 

 

We thank you for considering giving your time and energy to serve, grow, and lead with us. 

 

Leather Girls of Color - Membership FAQs

 

  • Is there a cost for membership? Membership Dues are $75 per year for Full Members - $50 for Associate Members - and $25 for Allies 

  • What is included in membership? You will receive your membership certificate as well as standard patch and custom t-shirt for Full members - Associates receive membership certificate and t shirt - Allies receive Certificate of Recognition and t-shirt- please note additional SWAG will be available for optional purchase with each Membership class - details to be announced. 

  • Where do membership costs go? Membership dues go toward our organizational costs including Zoom hosting, Website maintenance, Office supplies, support and sponsorship of other Leather Organizations, and costs associated with any service projects 

  • How long is the process? Membership takes approximately 3 months to complete - while this may seem like a long time, we strive to ensure we are asking reasonable amounts of time stretched out over this period totaling approximately 12 hours of meetings time, service projects and reading in addition. 

  • What will I be required to do? Depending on your membership level you will be required to attend a specific number of meetings, as well as required readings, and for full members develop a service project to be implemented. Meetings will include time for bonding, education and personal development in a shared safe space. 

  • Do I need to join in person? At this time no in person meetings are required - the Closing Membership Retreat may be in person - but that is TBD at this time dependent on the membership class decision. 

  • What is the time commitment required? 2 hour biweekly meetings and outside time to read, study and develop service projects. 

  • Why is the application so long? We think with anything you must be intentional - if you are willing to commit thought and time at the beginning of a process, we hope you will be able to give that same thought and time to the organization as well. The questions on the application are meant to make you consider your journey and if LgOC will be a good fit for you. 

  • What if I decide I don’t want to do this after I apply? Application fees are nonrefundable but can be transferred if you choose to hold off on joining until a later class. We will wish you well and keep your application open for 2 years. 

  • What do I do if I have questions? Please email us leathergirlsofcolor@gmail.com or feel free to FB or IG message us as well. 


 

Important Dates

 

  • Membership applications open July 1 - July 30

  • Responses to applications no later than August 7th 

  • Membership Process Begins on or about August 15th 

  • Closing Membership Retreat on or about November 15th