Our Flags

This flag was designed and created by Leather persons of color specifically for leatherboys of color Representation who identify as a leatherboy dynamics. The flag represents our influence and our continued existence within the leather lifestyle. The leatherboy role came into existence in the late 90s. Before then, they did not have a name but their presence has been ever present. They are those that are but are not a slave.  They have their own dynamic, their own power exchange. They are boys. 
 
The stripes are arranged diagonally to symbolize the relation of Dominant (represented by top left corner) and boy (represented by bottom right corner). The heart in the top right corner represents the boys position of service on the right. The brown stripe represents the melanin of the Leather POC boys/girls within the leather community The hunter green color is to represent the boys.
 
People of Color in the leather & kink community have always existed with little to no representation under fear of exploitation and un-consented fetishization and without positive presentation in publication. Due to current events it’s even more important than ever to show up and show out in a community they have long EXISTED in.

The Leatherboy of Color Flag

Because POC LEATHER LIVES MATTER in the community too!

Designed by Shand Macdonald & Maurice Butler

Created by Elias P Fishburne IV of the ILLUMINATI HOUSE OF RA

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The Leathergirl of Color Flag

Because POC LEATHER LIVES MATTER in the community too!

Designed by Shand Macdonald & Sheneka Soloman
Created by Elias P Fishburne IV of the ILLUMINATI HOUSE OF RA  

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This flag was designed and created by leather persons of color specifically for leathergirls of color Representation who identify as a leathergirl in dynamics. The flag represents our influence and our continued existence within the leather lifestyle. Like the leatherboy, the leathergirl role also came into existence in the late 90s. Before then, they did not have a name but our presence has been ever present. They are those that are but are not a slave.  They have our own dynamic, their own power exchange. They are girls. 

The stripes are arranged diagonally to symbolize the relation of Dominant (represented by top left corner) and girl (represented by bottom right corner). The heart in the top right corner represents the girls position of service on the right. The brown stripe represents the melanin of the Leather POC girls within the leather community The fuchsia pink color is to represent the girls.

People of Color in the leather & kink community have always existed with little to no representation under fear of exploitation and un-consented fetishization and without positive presentation in publication. Due to current events it’s even more important than ever to show up and show out in a community they have long EXISTED in.

"The first flag was produced with a friend of mine. (Robert Dogan) Robert had excellent sewing skills and I called on him to assist me in making the flag so that DCBOL could carry it in the DC Pride Parade. It took us 6 hours and what looked like a 10 year old could have done in 15 minutes. But it is a grand Flag. Roughly 3 feet by 5 feet the first ever physical Leatherboy Pride flag was created January 2000. Later that year it was donated to the Leather Archives and Museum. Where it still is today.

The design was based on the leather pride flag, equal number of stripes, but they are diagonal from left to right, left higher symbolizing the Sir, and the right lower representing the boy. The heart was moved to the right to show where the boys heart is, and the blue changed to green to represent boy.

The flag has become more known and recognized as the boy movement of the 2000’s had grown. I took Tony DeBlase’s concept with the flag: It is for the community and as long as it is not disgraced anyone may use it. Produce it and profit from it. I copyrighted it in June 1999, but consider it public domain.

The Original leatherboy flag

This flag, created by boy Keith Pollanen, a member of the DC boys of leather in 1999 released publically 2000.

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