Men of ONYX hold Blackout in New Orleans

ONYX Brothers and Associates at the ONYX University Cajun Lunch. (Photos courtesy of Mufasa Ali)

NEW ORLEANS — The Men of ONYX celebrated 22 years of Education, Exploration and Empowerment within the POC and Leather Communities at ONYX Blackout 22 – Voodoo in the Bayou, September 28 – October 1, 2017 in New Orleans hosted by ONYX Southeast.

With over 150 Brothers, Associates and supporters in attendance, a great time was had by all. Events included a welcome reception featuring the infamous ONYX Punch, party bus, play party, ONYX University, fireside chat with founding Board member Steve Bailous, a bar crawl and hosted cocktails at The Phoenix, the Brotherhood Awards Brunch and AGM and tons of French Quarter fun.

ONYX welcomed ONYX NorCal/Northwest, ONYX Lone Star/Texas and ONYX Deep South/Florida & the Caribbean to the Brotherhood at the AGM. Blackout 24 2019 will be hosted by ONYX Southwest. All info can be found at

ONYX Chapter & National Awards 2017

ONYX Midwest

Brother of the Year – Lnyx ONYX

Associate of the Year – John Carlsen

ONYX Southeast

Brother of the Year – Papa Shango

Associate of the Year – boy Ed

ONYX Northeast

Brother of the Year – Diablo ONYX

Associate of the Year – Ubiquitous ONYX

ONYX Mid-Atlantic

Brother of the Year – Grey Owl ONYX

Associate of the Year – Velvet Storm

ONYX Southwest

Brother of the Year – Migs ONYX

Associate of the Year – Matthew Jensen

ONYX Great Lakes

Brother of the Year – Dan Panther ONYX

Associate of the Year – Tee ONYX

ONYX Chapter of the Year

ONYX Southwest

Lion’s Strength Award

Renai ONYX

Sir Volt ONYX

Dominion ONYX

2017 Carter/Johnson Community Service Award

Eagle LA

Tammy Evanow

Pantheon of Leather 2017 Large Club of the Year

The Men of ONYX