About

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LeatherWest has been serving the gay male leather community in the south west since 2011. We grew out of a need for a focal point for the large number of gay men interested in leather. LeatherWest was established with clear aims and we have been working hard to provide a strong presence and voice in the community, both online and in reality.

Through our comprehensive resource website, users can access a range of information and support. Close integration with social media means that we can communicate and respond to our followers readily. We also host and support local events which give men the opportunity to meet others in a safe, non-judgemental environment as well as to learn about the leather lifestyle.

LeatherWest works closely in association with a number of local businesses and we reinvest funds into projects, charities and initiatives that support gay leathermen.

SBerg
SBergFounder and Director
SBerg has been involved in the leather community for over twenty years and looks after LeatherWest’s social media streams and our commercial operations.
Bristol Uniform
Bristol UniformFounder and Director
Bristol Uniform is always looking for ways to engage with the wider leather community and has responsibility for LeatherWest’s website.

Our Goal

To unite, grow and strengthen the gay male leather community in the south west region of the UK, both online and in reality, by facilitating events, providing targeted information and supporting local businesses. 

We Aim to Develop

  • Trust and respect in the local fetish community.
  • Strong, positive working relationships with partner business and organisations.
  • Key information sources for the gay leather community.
  • Quality social experiences in a friendly and attitude free environment.
  • Educational events and resources to promote understanding.
  • Access to products and goods which are of interest to the local fetish community.
Nice bunch of guys and all very friendly. Very well organised too – nothing but praise for LeatherWest
Pete, Bristol
Really impressed with the way you guys are promoting LeatherWest…setting standards in how it should be done. I know it must be hard at times but hope you get some pleasure out of it and know that you are helping a lot of guys.
Luke, London
Great post. As a newbie, I sometimes feel like I don’t know much at all about what and how to go about stuff.
Lawrie, Bournemouth
You guys have created something amazing with a lot of hard work. Much kudos.
Saxon, Manchester
I’m really pleased I found your blog. I found you totally by accident,
while I was searching on Aol for something else, anyhow would just like to say thanks an interesting post and a all round stimulating blog (I also dig the
theme/design you’ve got going there). I have book-marked you and also added into my RSS feed, so I will be back. Keep up the awesome job leather guys in England.
Megatropin, LA, America
I got this web site from my mate who told me about it at Backstreet on the weekend. Great reading very informative articles at this time.
Derek, London
This blog was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something which helped me. Thanks! It was great to meet you guys at Leather Pride. Thanks for the beer mats too. I now have them on my table!
Hans, Germany
Normally I do not learn much on blog articles, however I wish to say that this write-up forced me to take a look!
Your writing style has surprised me, well written, well thought out and a clear way to display links. Thank you, great post.
Antjehaddad, London
The info on leather gear care is superb. Thanks. Leatherwest men know there stuff that’s for sure.
– John Maddox, London EC1
John, London

Being a CIC

LeatherWest (the trading name for LWEvents CIC) is dedicated to supporting the gay male leather community in the south west of the UK – a section of the LGBT population that is often under-represented and despite its high profile through common stereotypes, is often misunderstood. Through our work, we aim to unite guys with a common interest and support them in developing their social networks (online and in reality) while providing social experiences and opportunities. We also help guys access resources and impartial information which are of interest and strive to education the wider community and dispel myths.

In 2013 we became a community interest company which allows us to operate as a non-profit organisation with responsibilities to reinvest for the benefit of gay leathermen in the south west.

A Community Interest Company (CIC) is a limited company, with special additional features, created for the use of people who want to conduct a business or other activity for community benefit, and not purely for private advantage.
LeatherWest exists to support and develop the gay male leather fetish community in the south west of the UK. Monies that are available after covering operating costs (website and event expenses for example) are used to invest in our community to ensure that leathermen in the south west have a visible presence and voice; an outlet for their interests and sources of information and education.
LeatherWest is staffed and run entirely by volunteers. Our events are managed by our team, the website and publicity is processed in-house and we engage with members of our community who have special skills or talents that we can utilize for the benefits of all. If you feel you could contribute or help out, please do get in touch – email us at info@leatherwest.com with an outline of what you could offer.
Since we began we have raised the profile of leathermen in the south west of the UK. We have run events which have given leathermen an environment in which to feel comfortable socialising with like-minded people. We have facilitated a vibrant on-line community which has allowed us to support many leathermen and answer their questions. Through our events, local leathermen have got to know each other, increased their circle of friends and in many cases reduced their sense of isolation.