HURRICANE KATRINA REPORT
News and Resources for Leatherfolk, BDSM Folk, and Bears
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Hurricane Katrina news and resources (including leather,
gay, and GLBT resources) for leatherfolk, leathermen, leatherwomen, leatherdykes,
BDSM folk, fetish folk, bears, cubs, and the leather community.
This section is no longer updated. Some of the information
in this section may be out of date.
If you need hurricane assistance quickly from
the leather, BDSM, or bear communities, start with these links:
(pansexual e-mail list), The
Dominant's View Forums (pansexual discussion boards), and KinkyParty.com
(pansexual and transgender discussion boards). Three places where leatherfolk
and BDSM folk can offer or seek assistance regarding the hurricane. Bears
are also welcome at KinkyParty.com.
SURVIVORS AND MISSING PERSONS
List of Survivors and Missing Persons
from the Leather, BDSM, and Bear Communities (at this site).
Links to leather, BDSM, and bear clubs and organizations that were
affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (at this site):
New Orleans Area.
The following groups can provide housing and other assistance to
leatherfolk and BDSM folk who are evacuees:
Louisiana (southwest) and Texas (southeast):
BDSM Beaumont. Contact cajunrose.
"BDSM Beaumont is a group with approximately 200 members, serving the Beaumont,
Orange, Port Arthur, Lake Charles and surrounding areas. The Beaumont board
and moderators are off-line for now with limited computer access. If you
are a BDSM person or leatherperson who has been affected by Hurricane Rita,
BDSM Beaumont is willing to help you, even if you do not belong to BDSM
Beaumont. If you have a need or emergency, please email cajunrose at email@example.com
and she will get your message through to one of the board members or moderators.
Also send her any request for housing help and she will work with BDSM
Beaumont to help you find long-term housing."
Louisiana: RSVP of Baton
Rouge, Louisiana. Contact Fred
by e-mail or at 225-202-3588.
Missouri (and other parts of the Midwest): A coalition of St.
Louis leather and BDSM groups, working in conjunction with the local MCC
church. The group is tracking offers of assistance from various places
in the Midwest. Non-leather GLBT and HIV+ evacuees can also be assisted.
(Mr. Missouri Leather 2005).
Ohio: NLA: Columbus
offers itself as a contact reference point for displaced leatherfolk and
BDSM folk. Contact Shane, the
Texas: A coalition of Texas leather and BDSM groups. Contact
il Maestro (GWNN) or Travis Wilson
(Houston PEP). More information.
Nation Job Board. "This board hopes to serve as a centralized "MATCHMAKER"
– a listing of job opportunities in various U.S. cities, where our leather/kink/bdsm
brothers and sisters who are Katrina Survivors might wish to relocate.
. . . The idea for this Job Board was the suggestion of Alan Bowers, Mr.
Louisiana Leather 2005, to provide long term support for victims of the
Katrina, who are not able to return to the Katrina-devastated area of the
Gulf Coast anytime soon and need to be gainfully employed as soon as possible.
Post Katrina, we hope to be able to help leatherfolk who, due to ANY dire
circumstances, need to relocate and become gainfully employed."
List of Relief Fundraisers in the
Leather, BDSM, and Bear Communities (at this site).
Hurricane Katrina & Leatherfolk: The Facts in
The Leather Pride / Katrina Aid
logo is a gift from Caro and from Stephen Bloom to the leather community
and may be freely distributed. Image description.
Variations on the design.
Table of Contents
One of many offers of assistance that have been posted
by members of the leather community. (From Master
Taino's Leather Family. Reproduced with permission of Master Taino.)
Sept. 2: No Deaths Reported Yet of Louisiana
Sept. 3: The Phoenix Bar Survives.
Sept. 3: NOBLE Members Check In.
Sept. 5: Unofficial Southern Decadence
Planned; Deaths and Damage in Leather Community Remain Uncertain.
Sept. 6: IML 2005 Urges Leatherfolk
to Respond Quickly to Hurricane Victims; Texas Leatherfolk Offer Housing.
Sept. 6: Most MAsT New Orleans Members
are Safe; Three Ambush Mag Staff Members are Missing.
Sept. 6: MAsT Members and
Mag Columnist Located.
Sept. 9: Leatherfolk's Hurricane Communications
Impeded by Troubles at ISP.
Sept. 11: Drummer
Photographer Survives Katrina.
Sept. 11: Clubs Continue to Seek News
Sept. 21: Evacuees Face Evacuation Orders
Once More; Hurricane Rita Threatens Leatherfolk in Texas, Louisiana.
Sept. 24: Leatherfolk Brace as Hurricane
Rita Lashes Coast.
Sept. 24: Houston Spared, But BDSM
Folk Around Beaumont Remain Nervous.
Sept. 24: True Tales
Provides Web Space for Exiled New Orleans Columnist.
Sept. 27: Louisiana and
Texas Clubs Seek Survivors, Offer Help After Hurricane Rita.
Oct. 6: Queernet.org Groups, LeatherPage.com,
and Great Lakes Den Back Online.
Oct. 6: Titleholders Create New Leather
Pride Logo to Aid Hurricane Victims.
Oct. 6: "Leather Fund" Project
Inspires Unity Between Orientations.
Oct. 6: Leather Businesses, Leaders,
and Media Offer Outreach to Hurricane Victims.
Oct. 6: Leather New Orleans
Returns to Life; First Deaths Confirmed.
Oct. 6: BDSM Beaumont Still Seeking
[A column by New Orleans journalist Wally Sherwood.]
Late August: Sherwood's Forest.
Sept. 12: All Mr. Marigny
Leather V Winners Safe and Sound.
Sept. 24: Leather Bar in Mobile
Reopens After Storm; Gulf Coast Bear Club Members are Safe.
Sept. 25: Richard and
Wylie Proudly Show Off New Titles at Climax of Dallas boys of Leather Weekend.
Relief Fundraisers in the
Leather, BDSM, and Bear Communities.
Relief Fundraisers in the GLBT Community.
General Relief Fundraisers.
National: Leather, BDSM, and Bears.
Alabama: GLBT and General.
Louisiana: Leather, BDSM, and Bears.
Louisiana: GLBT and General.
Louisiana – New Orleans Area:
Leather, BDSM, and Bears.
Louisiana – New Orleans Area:
GLBT and General.
Mississippi: Leather, BDSM, and
Mississippi: GLBT and General.
Texas: Leather, BDSM, and Bears.
Texas: GLBT and General.
Texas – Houston Area: Leather, BDSM,
Texas – Houston Area: GLBT and General.
Other States: Leather, BDSM,
Other States: GLBT and General.
New Orleans Area: Cavaliers
Motorcycle Club | Club FEM New
Orleans | Cowpokes Bar | Crescent
City Outlaws | Knights d'Orleans |
of Leather | MAsT New Orleans
| New Orleans Bears | NOBLE
| Phoenix Bar | Rawhide
Bar | CAPE | DARE
| FDMS | Gulf
Coast Bear and Leather Association | SAFE
| Steel City Centurions.
Louisiana (except New Orleans):
Munch | SMART | Tupelo
Texas: Houston Area
Bears | Houston Leather
Boys | Houston PEP.
Call for Submissions: Leather,
BDSM, and Bears.
* Lady Dianne (Affiliation:
Orleans Bondage and Leather Enthuiasts).
Writings and Art: Leather, BDSM, and
News Articles and Opinion Pieces: GLBT