The vision of Ms San Francisco Leather, is to empower leatherwomen & to increase their visibility in our communities. Our goals are to encourage & develop leadership, while promoting the building of a strong, diverse and healthy Leather Community.

The intention of the Annual Ms San Francisco Leather Titleholder Contest, is to create and maintain an event that celebrates our diverse & dynamic Greater San Francisco Bay Area leather/kink/fetish community; raise funds to support the work of relatively small non-profit organizations; continually embrace inclusion & diversity in our community, while learning & growing together.

Each year at the Ms. San Francisco Leather contest, an esteemed panel of judges selects a leatherwoman to represent our community. This representative is a leatherwoman who exemplifies the principles of honor, service and community commitment.

The first Ms San Francisco Leather contest was held in 1987 & was closely associated with International Ms Leather (IMsL) which was also held in San Francisco. The first Ms SFL Titleholder was Shadow Morton. The contest was owned & produced by Audrey Joseph. A titleholder was selected each year, through 1999 (The 1st Wave).

After a 10-year break, Ms San Francisco Leather’s 2nd Wave began in 2009, under new owners & producers, Liza & Jody (International Master/slave 2011). Liza & Jody held the annual contest from 2009 to 2017. The Contest was then passed to the current owner/producer, Daddy Sal Hopkins (SF Leather Pride Contingent Grand Marshal 2003).

Ms SFL has always had the focus of supporting leatherwomen & promoting community leadership in the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Community.
For more history of the Ms San Francisco Leather Contest, visit our HERstory Project


We teach leadership, team building & organization. Encouraging education, visibility & fundraising skills. Our leatherwomen titleholders are leaders, who set an example for other women in the Leather Community.


An important part of Ms SF Leather’s title year is her commitment to raising funds for her charity of choice. She organizes events & solicits donations to raise monies for the charity. At the contest, the amount is announced & the beneficiary awarded their money.


Ms SFL works closely with other community groups & titleholders, to strengthen the Leather Community. Some affiliates include: The Exiles; Society of Janus; Onyx NW; Leather Alliance; IMsLBB; NWLC; Mr SFL; Ms Sacramento Leather, NW Master/slave & NW Person of Leather.


Our organization strives to build & nurture an inclusive leather culture. We understand all forms of diversity are imperative to a truly strong & healthy community, where everyone feels included & valued. We always welcome constructive dialogue towards this goal & towards improved understanding of one another.


Besides having lots of fun,
-They attend leather events, bar nights, club meetings
-They organize fundraisers and events to benefit her chosen charity
-They make a lot of leather friends in the Bay Area, in the State and across the nation
The 2021 Ms SFL Contest is scheduled for Saturday February 13, 2021.
-Yes, for sure.
-The Meet and Greet is held on the Friday night before the contest
-The Victory Brunch is held on Sunday morning after the contest
We welcome anyone who identifies as a leatherwoman regardless of sexual orientation or social label.
They must be 21 years of age or older and a resident of Northern California, willing and able to represent the San Francisco Bay Area.

We love our volunteers & couldn’t do any of this with out you!

Throughout the year, we have fundraising beer busts, hospitality suites & other events that we need help with.
Want to volunteer during the year?  VOLUNTEER FORM

Want to volunteer for the contest? One work shift gets you free admission.
To volunteer for the contest:  CONTEST VOLUNTEERS