Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What Is Leather List?

Leather List (“L L”) is a Federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit which owns & operates and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Has recently changed?

Yes. In 2018 the site was involved in fundraising for 44 nonprofits that support Leather people and cultures. The site recently changed focus to providing free, updated resources.

How does L L support Radical/Sex-positive life, the core of Leather culture?

L L supports Sex Positive Centers (SPCs) that are 501(c)(7) non-profit corporations. The centers must sponsor on-site, in-person BDSM/Kink, consent and other classes. Eeducation must be available to members, and eligible public. Classes may be programmed through a separate nonprofit or foundation.

Does L L have resources for Leather people?

Absolutely yes! Both nationally and locally, people can refer to our Resources pages such as Leather clubs, annual events, sex-positive event calendars and sex positive centers.

Is Leather List a business, and what does the Board stand to gain from its operations?

L L was begun as a service to Leather people & cultures. It is not a  for-profit”business” or private enterprise. Leather List is a Federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Legally it cannot personally enrich any Board or staff member. Its financial reports and minutes will be published on its blog, the Leather Service Journal.

How Leather List Works

What is a membership about?

Free site membership allows you to comment on the blog

What is the Leather Service Journal, the L L blog?

The blog provides a forum with dialogue about Leather List, Leather people, cultures and service.

How does Leather List manage its Board of Directors?

Leather List is formally committed to the standards developed by BoardSource. Here are the key areas: Board Orientation; CEO Oversight; Board Composition; Ethics & Transparency; Board Performance

Does L L report its own income and expenses?

L L is committed to maintaining a high level of transparency in all of its operations. L L will post returns required for Federal 501(c)(3) non-profit status.