ATLANTIC STATES GAY RODEO ASSOCIATION
The Atlantic States Gay Rodeo Association (ASGRA) is a 501(c)4, charitable and social organization whose primary purpose is to promote the sport of rodeo and foster country and western lifestyles in the gay and lesbian community. ASGRA members enjoy the fellowship of numerous social, recreational and educational activities.
THE CHESAPEAKE BAY BEARS
The Chesapeake Bay Bears is a social and service group for gay men of the bear community in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Membership driven, the group holds various fundraisers throughout each year to benefit three non-profit organizations voted upon by members. The group also holds retreats and functions for it's members, consistently largely of plus sized and hirsuite gay and bisexual men.
CORPS OF MARYLAND MAKING A NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE
The purpose of COMMAND MC is to promote pride in the Leather Community, personally and publicly; to bring about an image of respect, responsibility and fellowship toward the leather community; and to support our community financially and actively whenever possible. COMMAND MC primarily serves the LGBT community of the Maryland area.
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BEAR CLUB
The District of Columbia Bear Club (DCBC) was created to promote fellowship among bears, cubs, levi/leather and other diverse members of the District of Columbia Gay/Lesbian Community. In addition, DCBC seeks to promote better inter-club relations with local, regional, national and international bear, Levi/leather communities and to encourage a positive public image in the larger global community.
HOOKER AND BOYS
Hooker & Boys was formed by a group of close friends and Leather titleholders who united in 1999 in Baltimore, Maryland, to raise funds for charity as part of their Drummer Titleholder responsibilities. As a result of this event (The 12 Days of Christmas), Hooker & Boys became established as a community-based invitation-only Leather Club.Our goal is to serve the GLLBTSQ communities through fund-raising, support, and service.
THE SHIPMATES CLUB OF BALTIMORE
The ShipMates Club of Baltimore was founded in 1974 and was the first leather/Levi social club in the state of Maryland. It is a diverse group of individuals devoted to serving the LGBT community. The club holds bar nights and fundraisers throughout the year with the biggest fundraiser “Daddy Christmas” being held each year on the first weekend of December. Traditionally there is a cookout fundraiser held in the summer as a kickoff to Daddy Christmas called “Ho Ho in the Heat.” At the beginning of the year the ShipMates select a charity to be the Daddy Christmas charity. Past recipients have included Health Care for the Homeless, AIDS Action Baltimore, Baltimore Transgender Alliance, Don Miller House, Adullum Community Healthcare Center, Spotlighters Theatre, and CHANA.