Welcome to the home of BLUF, the Breeches and Leather Uniform Fan Club. BLUF is a club for men who enjoy wearing breeches and leather uniforms. Founded in 1997, there are now over 4,000 members worldwide, and many of them meet in person at BLUF events.
On the BLUF menu, you can find out more about the club. The Community menu has our calendar of events and blog, while on the Info menu you can find many useful resources, including other clubs, vendors and venues around the world.
BLUF is one of the world's biggest communities for men into leather uniforms, with members in dozens of countries and around 100 events every year. Joining BLUF gives you access to our whole site, where you can meet other guys seriously into leather, create a profile, and become part of our community. We maintain a strict dresscode, which you can read about here.
Joining BLUF is free and open to men who meet our dresscode requirements. The site is run by volunteers, and owned by BLUF Ltd, a not-for-profit company based in the UK.
LA 17E ÉDITION DU FESTIVAL FIERTÉ MONTRÉAL RASSEMBLE PLUS QUE JAMAIS.
Montréal, le 16 août 2023 ─ La 17e édition du Festival Fierté Montréal, présenté par TD en collaboration avec Loto-Québec, a eu lieu du 3 au 13 août 2023, et a attiré plus de 450 000 participant·e·s qui ont célébré la diversité sexuelle et de genre. Avec des inscriptions record de 15 500 marcheur·euse·s, le Défilé de la Fierté a commémoré les luttes et les victoires du passé, honoré ceux et celles qui nous ont précédé et mis en lumière les revendications des organisations 2SLGBTQIA+. Au total, une foule de plus de 200 000 personnes a démontré au centre-ville de Montréal que la fierté est inextinguible. Face à la montée de la haine et de la discrimination, nos communautés et nos allié·e·s ont envoyé un message clair : Jamais sans notre fierté!
Fierté Montréal amplifie les voix des communautés 2SLGBTQIA+, et les Journées communautaires de l’édition 2023, présentées par Air Canada, en ont été la preuve : une participation record de plus de 180 organisations 2SLGBTQIA+ et alliées, de Montréal et venant de plus de dix régions à la grandeur du Québec, a permis à plus de 145 000 visiteur·euse·s d’aller à leur rencontre le vendredi 11 et le samedi 12 août.
Source : Fierté Montréal
Montréal, August 16, 2023 ─ The 17th edition of the Fierté Montréal Festival, presented by TD, in collaboration with Loto-Québec, took place from August 3 to 13, 2023 and saw over 450,000 participants celebrate gender and sexual diversity. With record registration of 15,500 marchers, the Pride Parade commemorated the fights and victories of the past, honoured those who preceded us and put a spotlight on the demands of 2SLGBTQIA+ organizations. A crowd of over 200,000 people gathered along the streets of downtown Montréal demonstrating that pride is inextinguishable. Faced with a hike in hate and discrimination, our communities and allies sent a clear message: Never without our pride!
Fierté Montréal amplifies the voices of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities and, during the Community Days, presented by Air Canada, its mission was attained: a record participation of over 180 2SLGBTQIA+ and allied organizations from Montréal and all over Québec made it possible for over 145,000 visitors to get to know their work on August 11 and 12.
Source : Fierté Montréal
For the top 10 cities in the 2024 edition of Lonely Planet's Best in Travel, Montreal is surpassed only by Nairobi, Kenya and Paris, France (guess they haven’t heard about the bedbugs).
If you’re trying to decide what to do with your next week off, consider a staycation — Montreal was just voted the third-best city to visit by Lonely Planet for its 2024 edition of Best in Travel. The guide referenced the city’s all-season festivals, diverse restaurants, galleries and quirky shops as reasons Montreal “has long been one of Canada’s coolest destinations.” What pushed it over the edge for this year’s best-cities category, however, is new museums, revamped attractions, the vibrancy of the restaurant scene and — Mayor Valérie Plante will be happy to hear this — transit options.
” Lonely Planet is one of the most prestigious and recognized authorities in tourism worldwide,” Tourisme Montréal president and CEO Yves Lalumière said in a statement. “Being among the world’s 10 best cities of this special 50th anniversary edition is a real crowning achievement for Montreal, which speaks to the city’s truly distinctive appeal for visitors from around the world.” This isn’t the first time the guide has included Montreal in its list of 10 best cities, the last being 2013, Tourisme Montréal noted. This year, it’s surpassed only by Nairobi, Kenya, and Paris, France (guess they haven’t heard about the bedbugs). The cities that follow Montreal on the list are: Mostar, Bosnia; Philadelphia, U.S.; Manaus, Brazil; Jakarta, Indonesia; Prague, Czech Republic; Izmir, Turkey; and Kansas City, Mo., U.S.
” Must-see” attractions given the best real estate on the page are Mount Royal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Notre-Dame Basilica. The Lonely Planet ranking comes about a week after Time Out (somehow) named downtown Montreal Canada’s coolest neighbourhood.
November 3rd thru 5th, the leather community of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul will gather to celebrate TCL weekend. This annual event focuses on the contest to select the next TCL title holder. The event brings visitors from around the USA, particularly from the Midwest region. Activities include "Flogapalooza" on Friday, an evening of flogging demos. Also on Friday, The Saloon bar features The Tank, a gear enforced night open to all genders with a semi-dark backroom. Saturday during the day focuses on workshops and demos followed by the TCL contest in the evening. Finally, the weekend ends with a lunch on Sunday and the popular "shower contest" also at The Saloon in the evening, an opportunity for anyone interested in dropping their trousers and showing their dance moves in a plexiglass shower enclosure usually reserved for the bar's go-go dancers. Twin Cities Leather is a leather retailer/design studio in Minneapolis and St Paul. Weekend events will take place at The Saloon 830 HENNEPIN AVE MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55403 To learn more about the weekend, visit: https://www.twincitiesleather.com/pages/twin-cities-leather-weekend…
BLUF's website isn't just for our members. You'll find plenty of information available to non-members too, including our listings of leather and fetish vendors, leather venues, and local leather clubs, around the world.
The BLUF events calendar features events worldwide, organised by a wide range of clubs and other groups, and as well as BLUF topics, our blog often includes posts of general interest to the leather community.
Members of BLUF also have access to our online magazine, which includes reports from BLUF events, exclusive photo galleries, and even short stories written by other members. The member forum provides places to share tips or ask for help on a range of topics, incuding For Sale and Wanted sections, travel advice and more.
On your BLUF profile, you can even let people know if you have a guest room, or can show them round your city, and our sophisticated search tools can help you find a bed in a city, or even someone who's into the same things as you, with a playroom, who rides a bike and speaks German.
We're committed to keeping BLUF membership free, with all members getting all the functions of the site. BLUF is funded by donations and sales of BLUF merchandise. Members who donate to BLUF qualify for the BLUF card, which gives discounts at a range of vendors, including Boxer, Clone Zone, Fetish Freak, Mister B and Regulation.