Welcome to BLUF Local

BLUF has members and events in many places around the world. In cities with lots of members, or dedicated teams of volunteers, you'll find BLUF Local. Our Local pages provide news and updates for people who want to know more about the leather scene in a city, and they're available to both members and non-members. If you are a BLUF member, you can join an BLUF Local, so other members can find you easily. To join a local, you need to first join BLUF, which you can do online at join.bluf.com

Like the rest of BLUF, our Locals are run by volunteers. If you'd like to get involved, contact one of the members listed for a city.

Click the button beneath each city to read more


Amsterdam has for many years been one of the principal cities for BLUF events in Europe, and it's where many of BLUF's major milestones have been celebrated, including our 6th and 15th birthdays, the launch of the current BLUF site, and more.
Parties are held regularly, including during Fetish Pride, Gay Pride and Leather Pride.
Current organiser in year 2018 is: Joffry, aka wescobootcop (2252).
The current hosts are: Eric (2456), Maarten (905) Ton ( 500), Michiel 2469 Rene 2669 and Joffry (2252).

BLUF members who like to help the organizing crew or willing to take part in the Amsterdam local board are kindly requested to message Joffry, aka wescobootcop (2252).


BLUF Amsterdam 2019 AGENDA

Check out our new BLUF Amsterdam 2019 Agenda!





Berlin is a key destination for BLUF members, and official events have been organised by many members, since the earliest days of the club. The first event for which we have photos was in Easter 2003, and members can find pictures in the site Magazine section.

As well as informal BLUF gatherings at Easter and during Folsom Europe, we're pleased to work with Leather Social Berlin and Male.Space to bring extra events for members around they year. You can find out more by contacting steelcollar (69) about Leather Social and GermanLTHRcop (420) about Male.Space. All official events are listed on this page. Beware of imitations.

Folsom Europe - a great place to catch up with BLUF members

Folsom Europe - a great place to catch up with BLUF members



Members can get more information from BristolUniform (87) SBerg (12) or click Join to stay in touch.





Information about events for BLUF men in the Chicago area, from Michael, aka chgogearman (307) and elcuero (1864). Regular socials are held at Touche, once a month on the third Saturday, along with events in association with other groups in the Chicago area. BLUF Chicago has its own page on Facebook and a web site.





The Breeches and Leather Uniform Fanclub of DC is brought to you by DC Leather Pride, a non-profit organization that organizes events throughout the year to bring the leather community of the nation's capital together. BLUF:DC events will occur quarterly. DC Leather Pride also organize happy hour invasions and other events. DC Leather Pride recently won with their entry in the annual Scarlet's Bake Sale. For more info, contact Miguel, aka Miguel DC (3352)




Information about London specific events, from Nigel, aka LondonSubNigel (3) and Master Thomas (33). Most BLUF London events take place at The Backstreet in Mile End, but many members also regularly attend the London Leather Social and meetings of London Leathermen. We also organise a presence at the London Pride Parade.

BLUF at Pride 2015

BLUF at Pride 2015

Backstreet: How you can help save it

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve seen a call being circulated on social media to help try and save the Backstreet from closure. I’ve gathered together some information here to help you make the most effective submissions.

What’s happening?

In January of 2019, a planning appeal will be held that will determine whether or not The Backstreet continues in its present form. The appeal is a public inquiry, into a planning application submitted in 2016 to redevelop the site. The redevelopment will replace the present buildings with a tower comprising retail space on the ground floor, residential space above, and a new space for The Backstreet in the basement.

So, this is not a new situation by any means, just the culmination of a process that has been going on for a longtime; at the bottom of this article you can read earlier pieces about the situation for additional background.

The inquiry is scheduled to last for five days; a planning officer for the council (Tower Hamlets) will put their case, which is that the redevelopment should not be allowed. The developers will argue their side, in the hopes of overturning the decision, and after five days the inspector will make a report. That - unless it is challenged in court - will be the end of the current proposal, one way or another.

How you can help

In the strictest of terms, it is not possible for members of the public to submit material to the planning appeal. Objections sent to the council earlier form part of the evidence at the inquiry, and people who wrote during the earlier stages of the process will already have been asked if they wish to make any additional submissions. The deadline for those has now passed.

However, the council officer who will be making their case at the inquiry has until the 18th of December to submit her material. If she receives relevant information, it will be included as part of her submission, and so become available to the inquiry.

By sending submissions to her, you can make your voice heard, regarding the importance of The Backstreet to the gay community, and in particular the leather and rubber community, both in London, and beyond.

What you should consider saying

I won’t provide a cut-and-paste letter, because things always have more weight if they are expressed in your own terms. You should also at this stage focus largely on the preservation of Backstreet; the other reasons for refusal of the planning permission, regarding air quality, access and so on, can be quite complex, and it is not necessary for you to raise them.

These are some key points to highlight:

  • The Backstreet is one of very few strict dress code clubs still operating, not just in the UK but in Europe too
  • It is home to many successful nights, such as Mastery, BLUF, and IGNITE, which attract visitors from all over the UK and from overseas
  • The dress code and the nature of the nights mean that there is a unique atmosphere to the club that cannot easily be replicated by simply moving some of the events to a different venue
  • As one of the oldest continually running LGBT spaces in London, it is an important part of our culture, and of the night time economy
  • The night time economy is considered a key part of London, and in particular LGBT spaces in Tower Hamlets and elsewhere need to be protected, as was recently done with the Joiners Arms
  • The Backstreet has operated for over thirty years, and not caused trouble or disturbance, unlike the clubs that have operated in the other part of the building

You may also want to note that, while there is a proposal to build a new club in the basement, this remains a matter of concern for some of the following reasons:

  • A legally binding agreement needs to be in place, not just to grant the new space to The Backstreet, but to ensure that it’s financially viable
  • With residential space above it, the rebuilt club would be vulnerable to noise complaints from the new neighbours
  • As a newly built club, there would be a requirement for a new licence, and this may impose additional constraints upon the club that it doesn’t have at the moment
  • The proposed new development would mean the loss of the smoking area, which is an important part of the club, and very popular for events like IGNITE and Mastery
  • The proposed alternative to relocating the club to the basement would be difficult to finance

In short, while there is a proposal on the table to move the club to the basement, we no longer believe that there are sufficient safeguards to guarantee not just that it will happen, but that the club will remain viable afterwards.

You could also include some personal information, to explain why Backstreet is so important to you personally, or if you are writing on behalf of an organisation, explain why it matters to that organisation.

Where to send your submissions

You can submit your comments to the council’s Principal Planner, Christina Gawne. She will be representing the council, and arguing their case at the inquiry - which is that the application to redevelop should be refused. So, in this she is very much our ally. Your comments will be included as part of her evidence, if you submit them in time.

You can send comments by email to christina.gawne@towerhamlets.gov.uk or by post to her at Development Management, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Mulbery Place, PO Box 55739, 5 Clove Crescent, London E14 1BY.

Please send them as soon as possible - remember that the deadline of the 18th is for the council’s submission to the inquiry, so aim to send your information to them sooner.

The appeal reference is APP/E5900/W/18/3204874 but if you simply say you are writing about The Backstreet, or 562 Mile End Road, she will know which case you are referring to.

Previous reports about this (newest first):

Another Backstreet update (August 2018) Backstreet: developers are appealing (June 2018) Planning wheels grind exceeding slow (November 2017) Backstreet planning update (August 2017) Backstreet Planning Update - Digging Deeper (July 2017) Backstreet - another win (April 2017) It lives! The Backstreet planning application has been revised (March 2017) Planning committee minutes (January 2017) Step up to save London's leather bar (June 2016)



BLUF Manchester events are organised in association with Manchester Leathermen and take place in the Manchester gay village, centred around Canal Street. Manchester Leathermen also organise a number of other leather orientated events. Information from Dave, aka 30holedms (1108) and Nick (608).

Manchester and North West Leather events

As you many notice we have just posted details of a number of future Leather events in and around the Manchester and North West area of England. Feel free to contact us if you have ant questions about these events and we'll do our best to answer your questions but we might not have all the details as these events are not being arranged by us. We will though be able to point you in the right direction of people who should have the answers for you.

If you know of any other leather events that are happening in the North West region please let us know and we'll try and get them posted here so that everyone knows about them.

Thanks from your BLUF Manchester co-ordinators Nick (608) and Dave, aka 30holedms (1108)



The first BLUF event in Minneapolis took place on July 11, 2015, at the EagleBolt Bar. A group of local BLUF members decided to begin organizing ongoing events with the goal to introduce those interested in leather uniforms to BLUF and to provide an opportunity for members to socialize locally.

Minneapolis is a major city in the Upper Midwest region of the United States of America. The leather community is progressive and rich in clubs and groups supportive of fetishes and various sexual expressions. BLUF Minneapolis is part of Minnesota Leather Pride, an organization dedicated to celebrating leather culture and history.

If you live in Minneapolis or you are visiting, reach out to us. We'd love to meet you.

BLUF in Minneapolis is organised by Ivan Nunez aka Sir Ivan (3396)




Welcome to BLUF Montréal

BLUF originated in 1997 out of Montréal as an internet based organization. In recognition of its birthplace, a group of leather men are launching a Montréal Chapter in August 2016. The aim of the Montreal Chapter is to strengthen and grow the local leather scene via the organization of regular meetings and events for BLUF members and the leather community at large in a spirit of cooperation and friendship.

Next gatherings, always on fridays : December 21st. Always at Stud Bar, from 7 to 9 PM.

Members can get more information from LanglitzMontreal (3301) or Master TyranT (1632) LeMaestro(3532) or click Join to stay in touch. BLUF Montréal has is own Facebook page at : https://www.facebook.com/groups/645761442248452/

Bienvenue à  BLUF Montréal

BLUF a commencé comme club sur internet en 1997 depuis Montréal. C'est dans le respect de la reconnaissance de l'origine, que plusieurs gars de cuir lancent en août 2016 BLUF Montréal. Le but du chapitre BLUF de Montréal est de valoriser la scène de cuir en organisant régulièrement des rencontres ou événements entre eux dans un esprit de collaboration et d'amitié.

Prochaines rencontres, toujours les vendredis : 21 décembre. Toujours au Bar Le Stud, de 19 a 21 heures.

Les membres peuvent obtenir de l'information en communiquant avec LanglitzMontreal (3301) ou Master Tyrant (1632) LeMaestro(3532) ou en cliquant "Joindre" pour rester en contact. BLUF Montréal possède sa propre page Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/645761442248452/



Information about Munich specific events, from Polarwolf (810). Most BLUF Munich events take place at Underground - hosted by the leather and fetish club MLC. BLUF Munich has its ownpage on Facebook.
We also are presence at the Munich Pride Parade within the MLC.


New York

Are you a BLUF member in New York? If you fancy stepping up and maintaining this page - or even trying to get people out in gear in the city - please contact Nigel, aka LondonSubNigel (3)



In Nordrhein- Westfalen mit seinen zahlreichen Großstädten leben ca. 200 BLUF Mitglieder. Schwerpunkte sind Köln und das Ruhrgebiet.
BLUF Events gibt es regelmässig im Essener Drexx Club (organisiert von Klaus, aka SmartLeather (212)) und in Köln, Station2be, (von cgn-leather (183)). Weitere Aktivitäten, auch in anderen Städten, sind jederzeit willkommen.

NRW (North Rhine- Westfalia) is the most densely populated urban area in Germany, including cities like Cologne, Essen, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, and only a short drive from cities like Amsterdam, Brussels or Antwerp. Around 200 BLUF members are living here. BLUF events are held regularly in Essen, drexx club (organized by Klaus, aka SmartLeather (212)) and Cologne, Station2be (by cgn-leather (183)). Other activities are always welcome.



Suite à  l'initiative de Bearpaname (44), Copboots (1915) et Dark_Leather (264), la communauté française BLUF se donne rendez-vous à  Paris. En 2018, il est prévu de proposer trois temps forts en Mars, Mai et Octobre. Habituellement les apéritifs ont lieu à La Mine, les soirées au Mensch et les repas au Gai Moulin.
Tout membre souhaitant prendre part à l'animation de la scène BLUF française est le bienvenu ;-)

Further to the initiative of Bearpaname (44), Copboots (1915) and Dark_Leather (264), the French BLUF community makes an appointment in Paris. In 2018, it's planned to propose three highlights in Mars, May and October. Usually, aperitifs take place in La Mine, BLUF parties in Mensch and Dinners in Gai Moulin. Any member wishing to take part in the animation of the French BLUF scene is welcome ;-)


Weekend BLUF Paris - Octobre 2018

Ce nouveau week-end BLUF Paris du 12 au 14 octobre 2018 sera exceptionnel avec l'élection de Mr Leather Europe 2018 !!!

Au programme :
♦ Apéritif - 12 octobre à 19h30 @ Mensch.
♦ Diner - 13 octobre à 19h30 @ Caffé Vito.
♦ Soirée - 13 octobre à 23h @ Full Metal.
♦ Brunch - 14 octobre à 11h @ Halle des Blancs Manteaux.

► Tous les détails des rendez-vous sont à retrouver ici >> https://bluf.com/e/2246
La Team BLUF Paris : Bearpaname (44), Copboots (1915) et Dark_Leather (264).


San Francisco

BLUF events in San Francisco are organised by Lexx (3656) and Larry Kenney aka HotBootsSF (26), and include an annual dinner before Dore Alley, usually one of the busiest events of the year, plus some events in association with other groups, and bar nights.




The Assembly Dress Code Event is Friday 23rd March [Tickets](https://lalptickets.com/)
In Southern California, BLUF is most active in Los Angeles, where Robert, aka Motorboot (834) hosts a monthly gathering at Eagle LA on the second Friday of every month. Other events take place in San Diego and Palm Springs, particularly during and around the Desert Leather Pride event.
LA Leather Pride is in March every year, which include The Assembly Dress Code Event hosted by California B&B Corps, The Regiment of the Black and Tans, and BLUF LA.

BLUF LA at Eagle LA

BLUF LA at Eagle LA



About us
Members of BLUF Stockholm, with curious friends, meet regularly to socialize.
We meet for dinner before we continue to “Club Berlin” at SLM Stockholm approximately 5-6 times per year. This normally takes place on a Saturday in odd months.
We also meet for dinner before Scandinavia’s biggest fetish event “Baltic Battle” in October.
We also try to arrange BLUF Social 3-4 times per year, normally a Friday in March, August and October, in cooperation with SLM Stockholm.
To attend SLM Stockholm events, see “Important information” below.

On the agenda
BLUF Social on Friday October 19 between 8 pm and 10 pm at SLM Stockholm. The club then opens at 10 PM. This is a great way to start the Baltic Battle weekend in Stockholm. Take the chance to meet locals and visitors in a relaxed atmosphere with very reasonable prices in the bar.

BLUF Dinner on Saturday October 20 at 8:30 pm at a restaurant in central Stockholm. We get a good meal with old and new friends before we continue at the oldest and largest fetish party in Scandinavia, the 41st Baltic Battle. (Tickets to the party are available at the Baltic Battle web page.)

Important information about SLM Stockholm events
For SLM Stockholm events you need either a full year membership card for a SLM, Top of Europe or ECMC club or BLUF. The valid membership-card must be presented at the entrance upon arrival.

You can also sign up for a temporary membership (1 month) for 150 SEK at the SLM Stockholm webpage, but not later than 6 pm on the same day. See the webpage for more info. See below.

Useful addresses
SLM Stockholm – www.slmstockholm.se
Baltic Battle – www.balticbattle.se
Facebook – www.facebook.com/BLUFStockholm
Email - BLUFSthlm@gmail.com

For more info, you can also contact the local BLUF-members:
Navygaytor (2711), Jippe (3444), Kristofer, aka Nordic Wolf (897)



Other resources

Besides the pages for individual BLUF Local groups, you'll find plenty of other useful information on this site, including details of bars, local leather clubs, shops and photographers. Just check the Info & Links menu, or follow links from one of the BLUF Local pages.

There are also articles on the BLUF Blog from some of our local groups, too, and if you're a member, you'll be able to browse through event reports and private photos, or search for other BLUF Local members in any of our cities.

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