Program Schedule

Our 2017 – 2018 programs unless noted are:
7pm Door, 7:30-9:30pm Program @ Mr. S 398A Eighth St

December 9 (Sat.) – Holiday Party2-4pm @ the Catalyst,
-1060 Folsom St.
January 16 – Flogging
February 20 – Human Pet Play w/ Raj
March 20 – Fisting



SF YLDG is a group for BDSM / Kink / Fetish / Leather guys ages 18-40.

We meet monthly to discuss leather topics, issues, host demos, and social events.

Programs cover topics of interest to the young men’s leather/kink community.

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Participation is not required. Programs are free, optional donations are welcome.

In December, instead of our regular program, we have a holiday party, at a location announced on our page.

In order to assure everyone is of age to enjoy the content, we ask all participants present ID at the door when signing in.

YLDG Board Members

Bob Goldfarb – Chairman

Bob is delighted to be on YLDG’s board. He has presented at YLDG and both LDG’s monthly programs and Fetish Fair and has attended LDG’s monthly programs since LDG’s inception.  He served as president of Folsom Street Events (then known as SMMILE, South of Market Merchants and Individuals Lifestyle Events). He was voted onto the South of Market Bare Chest Calendar, and subsequently helped produce the calendar.  He volunteered for the production committee for San Francisco’s Leather Elegance fundraiser and has served as a judge for the Mr. San Francisco Leather, Mr. San Diego Leather and Mr. San Diego Drummer Contests.  Before moving to San Francisco, he was president of the National Leather Association: San Diego Chapter, and produced San Diego’s Leatherfest Weekend. He is an active member of the 15 Association and the Chicago Hellfire Club.

Zach Van Pelt – Program Director

Zach currently serves on the board and as Volunteer Chair for the Young Leathermen’s Discussion Group. He identifies as a submissive and has been active in the kink and leather community for the past two years. As an introvert, Zach has always found that volunteering helps him feel more connected in the community, and hopes to help others feel that they also have a place in the kink and leather world. In addition to kink, Zach’s major passion is classical music. He has a Doctorate in Tuba Performance and regularly performs around the Bay Area. A native of Southern California, Zach has been living in the Bay Area since 2014.

Douglas Ambrose – Board Member at Large

Since moving to San Francisco in 2013, Douglas has been refining his skills at various leather events in the local and national leather communities.  He is currently the resident Bootblack for Mr. S. Leather in San Francisco, and one of the community Bootblacks at the San Francisco Eagle.  Through blacking, Douglas has been able to share his own story while helping to hold space for others to share theirs. Douglas self-identifies as an Alpha slave, this has, helped him develop and maintain a focus on the bootblacking craft while furthering his love for boot and leather care.  This focus on precision and detail fuels his own style of discovery, born of teaching moments with his mentor and fellow Bootblacks.  One of those discoveries was “Bootblack Alchemy,” a process of mixing products to test their results. This practice allows him to
be flexible and open to sometimes unexpected results, fueling a response that is rooted in the presence of the moment and experience.

YLDG has provided Douglas with a space to further his own appreciation for kink and  leather while helping others on their own journey.

Contact Us

Send us email at:

USPS Mail:
584 Castro Street #374
San Francisco, CA 94114-2512