Palm Springs Leather Pride XXVI

22 April 2021





October 28-31, 2021


As the Governor of California continues to loosen Covid 19 restrictions with the hope of a fully open economy by June 15th, 2021, the Membership of Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert is confident that we will be able to safely meet this Fall and have one hell of a reunion!  All your favorite events will be back including the Formal Leather Dinner at the Palm Springs Air Museum, several clothing optional pool parties at the resorts, a Cigar Social, evening parking lot cruise parties at the leather bars, and the Mr. Palm Springs Leather Contest; plus all the private events that you our guests host to make the weekend HOT. 


We anticipate registration will go on-line in early July 2021.  As in past years there will be two categories consisting of a VIP package which will include all official events and the Formal Dinner, plus the event T-shirt; and another package for all official events except the Formal Dinner, and T-Shirt.


The White Party has announced they will hold their event the same weekend as PSLPW, well we say, the more the merrier!  These two world-class events happening in Palm Springs at the same time is sure to make this the most memorable weekend of the 2021 calendar!  


You won't want to miss it!  


With that being said, hotel rooms are going to be at a premium so if you are contemplating attending start reserving now.  PSLPW does not have a host hotel which allows you to choose based upon the wide range of styles, amenities, location, or price.


On behalf of the members of the PSLOD we are looking forward to seeing you  in late October where the Leather Community can once again hug, eat, drink, and cruise!


PSLOD Executive Board

Clifton Tatum - President

Peter Kostrobala - Vice President

David Dunn - Secretary

Skip Mlaker - Treasurer




It's a big town and that's what makes

'Palm Springs Like No Place Else!'

Distribution of Palm Springs Leather Pride 2019 Funds


Palm Springs Leather Order of The Desert is proud to announce that, at a meeting of its general membership on 27 May 2020, the funds from the fundraising effort that is Palm Springs Leather Pride were virtually distributed to representatives of the following organizations:

  • The Leather Archives and Museum

  • The LGBT Community Center of The Desert

  • Palm Springs Gay Rodeo

  • Palm Springs High School Associated Student Body

  • Sexuality and Gender Alliance at College of The Desert

  • Tom of Finland Foundation


Representatives from each organization were in attendance to accept our contribution. Each organization was awarded $2,500.


Cancellation of Leather Pride 2020

April 24, 2020




I hope that you are coping well and staying safe as we move forward during these trying times of COVID-19.  Many of us are experiencing physical, emotional and economic challenges that were simply unimaginable just weeks ago.  


This new world pandemic has struck, bringing with it the need for new behaviors and cautions, and perhaps most importantly our need to maintain social distancing and increased social hygiene. There still, however, remain many unknowns regarding how long this phase of the pandemic will last, and what our world will look like on the other side, especially for the remainder of this year.


With this reality in mind, the general membership of the Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert met on April 22nd via webcam, to reflect on planning and execution of Leather Pride this fall.


After a thorough discussion with participating members, it was decided that it would be in the best interest of all participants and their related communities, to cancel the Palm Springs Leather Pride event for 2020


We are very aware of the impact this will have on our community, sponsors and charities but, never fear; the much-anticipated tradition of Palm Springs leather pride may be postponed, but not going away. We will be back, bigger and better with the resurrection of Palm Springs Leather Pride in 2021.


Thank you and stay safe.


Clifton Tatum

President, Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert

P.S.: Check back in 2021 for updates regarding LeatherPride 2021!


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