CLUBS AND CHARITIES SPOTLIGHT: Fort Worth Leather Corps
Fort Worth Leather Corps made its debut in August 2017 with a kick-off presentation delivered by Master David Walker at Buffalo West Restaurant on Camp Bowie Boulevard. The first gathering, well attended by many who’d been active in both Leather and kink, outlined its multifaceted mission of building an earned patch Honor Club that supports Veterans, fundraising, and serves as a teaching resource for other local groups, charities, and people. Soon after its inception, ownership of the close-knit family-like club was passed over to current leader Master Tolly. Over the years, Fort Worth Leather Corps members and prospects have attended multiple events where they have displayed the Texas Annex of the Carter Johnson Library and Collection for the community to enjoy. Although reading and research has largely moved to online platforms, there’s just something extra special about physically touching pieces of history like the Lucifer papers, immersing yourself in passages from classical erotica like The Marketplace series, and browsing the memorabilia of those who paved the way before us. The primary method used to continue developing the Club’s activity has been fundraising with locally hosted garage sales, a recycling initiative, and accepting donations from those wishing to propel their mission forward. In the future, they plan to provide holiday dinners to Veterans that cannot make it home.
As a smaller group, everyone gets to know each other really well. They host monthly meetings, public munches at local venues, and celebrations that are open to the entire family. Every year, they typically have an anniversary party, a get together for holidays, and educational opportunities. For further information, please visit them at Ftworthleathercorp.com, Instagram, or FetLife.