BLUF blog

Welcome to BLUF's blog. Here you'll find selection articles that we hope will be of interest to the wider community, not just BLUF members.

Latest articles

Norden Plus, 05 May 2024

The promise of a new year, 21 December 2023

Twin Cities Leather Weekend 2023, 01 November 2023

The Eagle Minneapolis new branding and new life, 06 July 2023

Working on a dream, 13 April 2023

Time to talk, 05 March 2023

BLUF statement regarding Touché, 17 November 2022

What's new in BLUF v4.5, 25 August 2022

On secession, 22 August 2022

Pink Triangle Trainers, 11 June 2022

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BLUF blog posts

The Eagle Minneapolis new branding and new life

After a few years in limbo about its future, the Minneapolis Eagle comes back with a new attitude. Known until recently as the EagleBOLTbar, this bar in downtown Minneapolis has served as the unofficial home to the Minneapolis BLUF meet-and-greet and other leather and fetish clubs and events. Shortly before … 06 Jul 2023

BLUF statement regarding Touché

The following statement has been issued by BLUF, following discussions between HQ in London, and our volunteer team in Chicago: We noted with concern the events that happened at Touché's recent anniversary earlier this month, and the initial response of the bar management. We had initially intended to make a … 17 Nov 2022

Farewell to The Backstreet

After just over thirty seven years, The Backstreet is closing its doors on 17th July. It goes out on a high, having won the Best Bar award at this year's X-Awards in Antwerp. The world in which the club first opened has changed - our rights as gay men have … 30 May 2022

Launch of LFN at BLUF New years Drink - Start LFN bij BLUF Nieuwjaarborrel 7-1-2018

Launching LFN at BLUF New Year Drink - Start LFN bij BLUF Nieuwjaarborrel Sunday January 7 17:00 at The Web - Zondag 7 januari in de Web om 17:00 uur Dear leatherguys, LFN is a new overall leather organisation which will be launched at the BLUF Amsterdam New Year Drink … 29 Dec 2017

Tom of Finland - UK screenings

The Tom of Finland biopic had its London premiere a few weeks ago. For many people, of course, the word "biopic" can conjure up the phrase "dull but worthy," however in this case, nothing could be further from the truth. The film's witty, engaging, and at times heart-breaking too … 12 Jul 2017

The battle for Backstreet

Last night, at a meeting of the Tower Hamlets Strategic Development Committee, the future of London's only leather bar was secured - for the time being at least. The proposal Backstreet is the only part of a large building that's still in use. It occupies the back of a larger … 17 Feb 2017

BLUF posters, 2014

Continuing our collections of BLUF posters, this gallery includes those featuring the BLUF logo for events held in 2014. … 30 Jul 2016

BLUF posters, 2013

This gallery showcases posters with the BLUF logo for events in 2013. … 30 Jul 2016

BLUF posters, 2015

Since its introduction in 2011, BLUF's logo has appeared on many posters, both for our own events and for events that we're supporting in some way. This gallery includes almost sixty such posters, from 2015, in no particular order. … 29 Jul 2016

Back to the Backstreet, renewing a pledge

You don't know what you've got till it's gone, sang Joni Mitchell and sadly that's all too often been the case with leather bars, which is one of the reasons we started the BLUF 12x12 pledge back at the beginning of 2012. It's not just leather bars, of course - … 20 Dec 2015

This year, gear up and make a difference

At the start of 2012, I launched the BLUF 12x12 pledge. It's a simple idea - at BLUF, we just want people to try and make the effort to get out and support their local leather bars, at least once a month. It's important - and especially important I … 03 Jan 2015

London Leather Social

Although not a BLUF event, the London Leather Social is well attended by BLUF guys, along with a good selection of men into all the different sorts of leather. It's a friendly event which takes place in the upstairs bar at Comptons on the first Sunday of every month - … 06 May 2014

BLUF logo posters, 2012

BLUF's current logo was introduced at the start of 2011, and has slowly been being adopted by the organisers of offical BLUF events since then. This gallery features the sixteen posters for BLUF events during 2012 that featured the logo. … 23 Jan 2013

The 12x12 pledge - how did you do?

Back at the start of the year, I launched the BLUF 12x12 pledge, to try and encourage people to get out to their leather bars, for more than just the special party nights. We had a great response, especially at the start of the year, but I've also been delighted … 29 Dec 2012

Keep the leather scene alive - sign up to our 12x12 pledge

One of the most important things that BLUF does every year is to organise meetings around the world; these are arranged by volunteers, and take place in the UK, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, the United States, and many other countries. At many of these, attendance is excellent – at … 26 Dec 2011

A gallery of leather event posters

This collection of posters and flyers from events that we've advertised on the BLUF website is by no means complete - the bulk of the collection is from 2011, with a few from 2010. However, we do think it's worth keeping a record of these, so that people can look … 10 Nov 2011


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