BootblackPrideFlagHello! We are the Geeky Kink Event Bootblacks. If you’re not familiar with the term, that’s ok! There aren’t always many of us around, but we’re trying to fix that. Most of what we do may look like simply shining boots or other leather gear, but in our hearts we are preservationists, and our skill-sets typically go far beyond simply making leather (and other similar items) look the best they can. We believe that the gear we use, carry, and wear carries with it our stories, both kinky and otherwise – and that those stories and history are worth preserving. By serving the leather, we serve our community. And we’re absolutely thrilled to be doing just that at this year’s GKE! So please don’t hesitate to stop by and see us – even if it’s just to say hi or watch for awhile. :)Typically, bootblacks work for tips and donations – they help to cover things like the supplies we use in the practice of our craft, travel expenses, food, and drinks (hey, bootblacks like to party!) Half of our total tips for the weekend will be donated on behalf of the staff and attendees to Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization dedicated to securing equal civil rights for the LGBT community as well as those living with HIV/AIDS. Last year we were able to raise $775 for Lambda, and with your help, we hope to do even better for this totally awesome and deserving organization!

Thanks very much!

Kingpin, Indey, Boy Poetic Desires & Tallshooter – the bootblacks.


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