What is Your Scene Name? Sir Guy aka Sir Guy DeBrownsville City and State of residence? Brooklyn, New York Region of Residence? New York/Northeast USA What are your pronouns? He/him/His What is your gender Identity? Male What is your sexual identity? Heterosexual What is are your racial identities? African, African American What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) Black American with Southern roots and West & Central African DNAD How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? Offline Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or Kink First, just something I occasionally did,...

  What is Your Scene Name? BlueFrost City and State of residence? Waldorf, Maryland Region of Residence? Northeast/MidAtlantic What are your pronouns? She/her/hers What is your gender Identity? Female What is your sexual identity? Choose not to disclose What is are your racial identities? African American What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) Black American How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? Offline Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or Kink I was invited to a kink party from a submissive man I was dating, who wanted me to be his Mistress. What...

  What is Your Scene Name? Strange City and State of residence? Los Angeles, CA Region of Residence? South West What are your pronouns? He/him/His What is your gender Identity? Male What is your sexual identity? Heterosexual What is are your racial identities? African American What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) Black American How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? Online Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or Kink Found POC BDSM groups online followed suggestion to find my local BDSM within a couple months What was your local scene like when...

  What is Your Scene Name? Goddess Lakshimi City and State of residence? Detroit Michigan Region of Residence? United States and Canada North East What are your pronouns? She/her/hers What is your gender Identity? Female What is your sexual identity? Bisexual What is are your racial identities? African American, Asian, Caucasion What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) Black, English, and Canadian How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? Offline Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or Kink A dear friend took me to a party. What was your local scene like when...

Remember that one time when we had a bunch of ya'll fill out the Black Kink and Leather History Month Profile form for POCKLE? Remember when COVID-19 happened and things had to pause? Well we are happy to announce that we've begun uploading profiles: http://pockle.org/category/pockleblackhistorymonth/ Check out all the beautiful Black folk who took the time to carefully shout who they are and what they stand for! ...

  What is Your Scene Name? Mdm. Nicole Noir City and State of residence? Los Angeles, CA Region of Residence? Southwest What are your pronouns? She/her/hers, They/them/theirs What is your gender Identity? Gender Non-Conforming, Genderqueer What is your sexual identity? Queer, Lesbian, Femme What is are your racial identities? African American What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) Black, Southern, English/AAVE How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? Offline Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or Kink I incorporated kink into my sexual practices before I had the language for it. I...

  What is Your Scene Name? Sir Robert City and State of residence? Hackettstown, NJ Region of Residence? Mid Atlantic What are your pronouns? He/him/His What is your gender Identity? Male What is your sexual identity? Gay What is are your racial identities? African American What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) Black How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? Offline Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or Kink In retrospect, I realize I’ve always been rather kinky. As a developing adult, I knew quite early that I didn’t like boring sex. So around...

What is Your Scene Name? miss jamila City and State of residence? North Hollywood Region of Residence? CA What are your pronouns? She/her/hers What is your gender Identity? Femme What is your sexual identity? Queer What is are your racial identities? African American What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) African American How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? I cane across the site Black Beat and it listed a munch that I went to. Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or Kink I went to a munch 20 some miles away from...

What is Your Scene Name? Sir Damien City and State of residence? Everett, WA Region of Residence? PNW What are your pronouns? He/him/His What is your gender Identity? Transman, Male What is your sexual identity? Queer, Gay What is are your racial identities? African American What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) Black (1/2 Bahamian, 1/2 African American) How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? Offline Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or Kink I got my hands on a copy of The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty and started reading with...

  What is Your Scene Name? Sir Andre City and State of residence? Houston, Texas Region of Residence? Central Southwest What are your pronouns? He/him/His What is your gender Identity? Transman What is your sexual identity? Pansexual What is are your racial identities? African American What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) N/A How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? Offline Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or Kink Back in 2003, I was introduced to kink by my girlfriend at the time. This prompted me to want to study more of...

What is Your Scene Name? Exile ONYX City and State of residence? Baltimore Region of Residence? Mid-Atlantic What are your pronouns? He/him/His What is your gender Identity? Transman What is your sexual identity? Queer What is are your racial identities? African American, Caucasian What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) Jamaican/Irish - English How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? Offline Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or Kink Been into the look since I was 12, but started being a more active member of the community when I was 18....

What is Your Scene Name? Rayne City and State of residence? Baltimore, MD Region of Residence? Mid- Atlantic What are your pronouns? She/her/hers, They/them/theirs What is your gender Identity? Non-Binary What is your sexual identity? Queer What is are your racial identities? African American What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) African American, Nigerian ancestry How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? A friend lol Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or Kink My curiosity started in my mid 20’s. My partner at the time was so not into kink. Well,...

What is Your Scene Name? Sir Jaqe City and State of residence? Tampa, FL Region of Residence? Mid Atlantic What are your pronouns? She/her/hers What is your gender Identity? Genderqueer, Female What is your sexual identity? Queer, Dyke, Butch What is are your racial identities? African American What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) Cameroon and Irish/British How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? Offline Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or Kink Tracks in the mid-90s and being given a slave named Hildegard during Bound (a Black Rose event) What was your local...

  What is Your Scene Name? Daddy Ron City and State of residence? Cincinnati, Ohio Region of Residence? Tri-State Region ( Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky ) What are your pronouns? He/him/His What is your gender Identity? Male What is your sexual identity? Queer, Gay What is are your racial identities? African American What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) African American How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? Offline Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or Kink Hindsight says I've been Kink/Leather adjacent since first coming out. While I was not involved...

What is Your Scene Name? Mx Symphonee City and State of residence? Capital Heights, MD Region of Residence? DMV, Mid Atlantic What are your pronouns? She/her/hers, They/them/theirs What is your gender Identity? Gender Non-Conforming, Non-Binary What is your sexual identity? Bisexual, Pansexual What is are your racial identities? African American What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) Black African American How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? Offline Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or Kink I made a decision to intentionally explore something I was into for years. So I joined a...

What is Your Scene Name? Daddy Cakes Kylen City and State of residence? CHICAGO, IL Region of Residence? Midwest What are your pronouns? What is your gender Identity? Male What is your sexual identity? Queer What is are your racial identities? Other What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) Black How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? In-person Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or Kink The first husband bought me my first harness at age 19, started exploring various leather/kink/fetishes after that initial gift. What was your local scene like when you...

  What is Your Scene Name? Sir Cee Jay City and State of residence? New Jersey Region of Residence? Northeast What are your pronouns? What is your gender Identity? Male What is your sexual identity? Gay What is are your racial identities? African American What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) African American How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? Offline Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or Kink I met a guy who later became family to me. He was beginning his journey and I was fortunate to be able...

What is Your Scene Name? Pharaoh Khaf-Ra City and State of residence? Fairburn, GA Region of Residence? Southeastern US What are your pronouns? What is your gender Identity? Male What is your sexual identity? Heterosexual What is are your racial identities? African American What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) African-American How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? Offline Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or Kink Introduced to Kink by a Dominant Couple in 1995, was formally mentored by him as a Dominant for a period of two years,...

What is Your Scene Name? Deep Stealth ONYX, Soulewax City and State of residence? Atlanta, GA Region of Residence? Southeast What are your pronouns? What is your gender Identity? Transman What is your sexual identity? Pansexual What is are your racial identities? African American What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) Afro-American, Nigerian, Irish, English How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? Play party Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or Kink I was at MAL, got invited to my first play party & haven't looked back since What was your local scene...

What is Your Scene Name? Miss Marla City and State of residence? Fort Lauderdale, FL Region of Residence? South Florida What are your pronouns? She/her/hers What is your gender Identity? Female, Cisgender Femme Woman What is your sexual identity? Queer, Bisexual, Lesbian, Dyke, Femme What is are your racial identities? African American What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) Black American who speaks English How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? Offline Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or Kink I was a gogo dancer in San Francisco and I entered a leather...

What is Your Scene Name? kikiTHEpuck City and State of residence? Renton,WA Region of Residence? Pacific Northwest What are your pronouns? They/them/theirs What is your gender Identity? Non Binary What is your sexual identity? Queer What is are your racial identities? African American What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) I'm Black. I don't know exactly where my people are from besides Lousiana and St. Louis. English and AAVE How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? Offline Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or Kink S&M was a part of my sex as...

What is Your Scene Name? Pup Gavroche City and State of residence? Ecorse MI Region of Residence? Great Lakes What are your pronouns? El/los What is your gender Identity? Two Spirit (If Indigenous ONLY), Transman What is your sexual identity? Queer What is are your racial identities? Indigenous Indian, African American What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) Not too sure i know im native as my grandmother and great grandfather but beyond that im not sure How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? Online Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or...

  What is Your Scene Name? Miss Kitty City and State of residence? Des Moines Iowa Region of Residence? Midwest What are your pronouns? She/her/hers What is your gender Identity? Transwoman What is your sexual identity? Queer What is are your racial identities? African American What is/are your ethnicities? (Culture, nationality, ancestry, language) French Creole How did you first get into Leather and/or Kink? Online Give a Brief Description of your entrance into Leather and/or Kink Hosting a jock auction What was your local scene like when you were starting? How is it now, by comparison? There wasn’t a space for femmes...

West Point Black Female Cadets #POCKLEBlackHistoryMonth Black female cadets make history at West Point34 black female cadets are part of the most diverse graduating class in West Point’s history — but out of a class of more than 900 students, they make up less than 4 percent. https://www.facebook.com/2135170893272180/posts/2584201778369087...

#POCKLEBlackHistoryMonth I would like to take a brief break from just posting pictures to post some info of the research I’ve done of the work Mr Vern Stewart has done. Below you will find links (some of them retrieved via the wayback machine) of writings and articles of Vern Stewart! Please enjoy the memories and snapshots he left behind.- Tyesha Best, Owner and President of POCKLE Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBq0VSKAOzI (Vern Stewart video tribute) Vern Stewart Leather Archives & Museum Fireside...

Ms. Java #POCKLEBlackHistoryMonth https://t.co/2XBOcgXbuQ POCKLE on Twitter“Ms. Java #POCKLEBlackHistoryMonth” https://www.facebook.com/2135170893272180/posts/2541382082651057...

The Ladies' Tea and Rhetoric Society Black Leather in Color #POCKLEBlackHistoryMonth https://t.co/RnX3PGt9yj POCKLE on Twitter“The Ladies' Tea and Rhetoric Society Black Leather in Color #POCKLEBlackHistoryMonth” https://www.facebook.com/2135170893272180/posts/2541378449318087...