Congratulations Bobbee, our new Ms SF Leather 2019
I am a Oregon native and moved to Portland, OR when I was 17. I had been kicked out by my Mormon Family for being gay and lived at a Youth Homeless Shelter until I was 21. I moved to San Francisco in 2007 and became involved in marriage equality activism. After the passage of Prop 8 (California’s anti-same-sex marriage ruling) passed I got involved in a direct action/civil disobedience group. I have been arrested five times in three states for civil disobedience while fighting for Queer Liberation.
For 8 years I volunteered for a LGBTQ Mormon Organization on their National Leadership Team. I joined the AIDS/LifeCycle as a volunteer ‘Roadie’ and the 2019 ride will be my 4th year volunteering on the ride. I am currently SF Sober Kinkster 2019 for Bay Area Sober in Leather (BASIL) as well as the co-chair for the group. I also currently serve as a board member for Positive Pedalers, a non-profit group that is focused on “Eliminating stigma through our positive public example”.
The Mission of the Ms. San Francisco Leather contest is to create and maintain an annual contest/event that (1) celebrates our diverse and dynamic Greater San Francisco Bay Area leather/kink/fetish community, and (2) raises money to support the work of relatively small non-profit organizations. 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.