“ The tribal circle is ever widening. Each generation must be here for the other. Imagine what grand stories could be exchanged. What learning could take place. What new ideas could be created, if we just greet each other, learn about our differences, AND recognize our sameness across our leather generations and across our kinks. ”

VIOLA JOHNSON • Southwest Leather Conference 2016 Keynote Speech


Our Ms SF Leather CONTEST PRODUCERS throughout the years

About Our Ongoing HERstory Project

Our HERstory Project is an ongoing archive, which documents the history of the Ms SF Leather Titleholder Contest & the many contributions of Leatherwomen to our Community. We will periodically be featuring new additions to the project & will announce these collections via social media & our site blog. We are planning to feature many past venues, affiliates, publications, memorabilia for title runs, photos, interviews, charity work & much more about our titleholders, producers & community members.
We welcome any applicable historical contributions you may wish to share. Images, news articles, memories from past Ms SFL events, or relating to Ms SFL members, during other events & the like. Since the contest began in 1987, we have a lot of history to archive & share. We would love for this to be a community effort.
This project will be coordinated by Caity Lynch (MsSFL 2020), Reika Faust (MsSFL 2019), Octavia & Daddy Sal (Current MsSFL Producer). If you have photos or stories to share with the community, we would love to add them to the archive. Please contact us at HERstory@MsSFLeather.org


Our SF Leatherwomen TITLEHOLDERS  –  Then & Now

THE 1st WAVE  –  1987-1999

THE 2nd WAVE  –  2009-Present

Learn more about our 2020 Ms SFL

Read about Ms SF Leather 2020 – CAITY Lynch. See what she’s up to, what events she’ll be attending [Virtual & IRL], learn about her chosen charity, see images & more…

2020 Ms SFL


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.