The Leathergirl of Color Flag

Because POC LEATHER LIVES MATTER in the community too!

Designed by Shand Macdonald & Sheneka Soloman
Created by Elias P Fishburne IV of the ILLUMINATI HOUSE OF RA  

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This flag was designed and created by leather persons of color specifically for leathergirls of color Representation who identify as a leathergirl in dynamics. The flag represents our influence and our continued existence within the leather lifestyle. Like the leatherboy, the leathergirl role also came into existence in the late 90s. Before then, they did not have a name but our presence has been ever present. They are those that are but are not a slave.  They have our own dynamic, their own power exchange. They are girls. 

The stripes are arranged diagonally to symbolize the relation of Dominant (represented by top left corner) and girl (represented by bottom right corner). The heart in the top right corner represents the girls position of service on the right. The brown stripe represents the melanin of the Leather POC girls within the leather community The fuchsia pink color is to represent the girls.

People of Color in the leather & kink community have always existed with little to no representation under fear of exploitation and un-consented fetishization and without positive presentation in publication. Due to current events it’s even more important than ever to show up and show out in a community they have long EXISTED in.

The Leatherboy of Color Flag

This flag was designed and created by Leather persons of color specifically for leatherboys of color Representation who identify as a leatherboy dynamics. The flag represents our influence and our continued existence within the leather lifestyle. The leatherboy role came into existence in the late 90s. Before then, they did not have a name but their presence has been ever present. They are those that are but are not a slave.  They have their own dynamic, their own power exchange. They are boys. 
 
The stripes are arranged diagonally to symbolize the relation of Dominant (represented by top left corner) and boy (represented by bottom right corner). The heart in the top right corner represents the boys position of service on the right. The brown stripe represents the melanin of the Leather POC boys/girls within the leather community The hunter green color is to represent the boys.
 
People of Color in the leather & kink community have always existed with little to no representation under fear of exploitation and un-consented fetishization and without positive presentation in publication. Due to current events it’s even more important than ever to show up and show out in a community they have long EXISTED in.

Because POC LEATHER LIVES MATTER in the community too!

Designed by Shand Macdonald & Maurice Butler

Created by Elias P Fishburne IV of the ILLUMINATI HOUSE OF RA

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The Original leathergirl flag

" What helped with the beginnings of it was the Leather girl pride flag (pictured left), created by Sheryl D, Mama’s Faery girl."

"There are many boys of Leather groups that have existed for quite some years now, including those from Denver

D.C.PhoenixJerseyNew YorkWindy CitySouth FloridaSan Francisco KeystoneHoustonCentral Texas, Kansas City (rebuilding) and the newest Albuquerque founded by boy Leon! They boast of brotherhood, the Leather boy heart and amazing events put on by and volunteered for by these groups.

Then there is the sisterhood; there seems to be a passionate interest in the Leather Women’s community for more unity and closer bond sharing. There are many contests, a few conferences, and women’s groups that are very much catered to Leatherwomen including: Desire, Women’s International Leather FestInternational Ms Leather (IMsL)Bound By DesireF.I.S.T and Exiles to name a few. The flames of diversity amongst Leatherwomen in the community are bold, very strong and grow bigger as the years flicker by.

One integral part of the Women’s Leather community is the now quickly blooming Leathergirl movement. What helped with the beginnings of it was the Leather girl pride flag (pictured left), created by Sheryl D, Mama’s Faery girl. The first unveiling was at the Ms San Diego Leather Contest in November of 2003 and shortly after again at American Brotherhood Weekend in April 2004. However, something deeper was needed than just wearing a patch, buying pins, sewing flags (as first done by girl nancy) or helping fundraise for Sheryl to travel, lecture and hold more girl and girl/boy parties."