BOE presents Community Building Perspectives, May 23

DETROIT — This week’s class is:Community Building Perspectives: Are We ‘Keepers’ Of Our Leather Sisters and Brothers… And On To Building A Virtual ‘Leather Nation’… What Do You Think???

Are we our Leather and Kink sisters and brothers ‘keepers’… to edit, audit, police (and) possibly educate and motivate our sexual, social and community behaviors??? Do we have a ‘duty to warn’, as well as possibly the ‘hidden opportunity’ to educate and motivate our Leather and Kink Community members, visitors, and the larger society to be aware of potential dangers of unhealthy behaviors, (and) possibly inform and invite them to safely try the new, healthy and enriching habits for everyone’s survival, benefit and perhaps even enhanced happiness – ‘passion’??? Perhaps, we are ready to become another proud American minority population???

Dale Ross
Dale Ross has had his own private therapy/counseling practice since 1985, is an addictions specialist, and created and taught two graduate courses on working with Gay/LGBT clients at the WSU School of Social Work in Detroit, MI (where he always included a section on Leather). He was a founding member of the Michigan Band of Brothers’ leather titleholders social support organization (board member-at-large). He was a founding member of the Leather Institute For Education – Detroit ( is an associate member of the Chicago Hellfire Club, was Mr. Detroit Leather ’83 (and a semi-finalist in International Mr. Leather ’83), has served on four AIDS speakers bureaus since the early 80’s, and came out as a Gay Leatherman in the early 70’s. He lives with his partner of 36 years, Ron..

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Note our new Southfield location.

The Manor Room is located in the lower level of The Quality Inn in Southfield. This is accessible both by elevator (directly across from the check-in counter) or by stairwell (directly ahead and to the right of the check-in counter). Please be respectful of any hotel staff and patrons, and keep all conversations vanilla outside of The Manor Room. Class begins at 7:30pm and runs until 9:30pm. Please be punctual, as there will be no admittance to class after 8:00pm.

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