Leather and Fetish at Salzburg Pride 2021
After the large presence of the European leather and fetish scene at the last Pride, a large number of sash wearers will again show their colours at the Salzburg Pride this year.
First and foremost the two guests from Vienna. This time, the president of LMC Vienna, Jens-Frederik Maier, will pay the Salzburg friends a visit. After all, the LMC Salzburg is the first Austrian national section of the LMC Vienna. LMC Vienna (Leather & Motorbike Community Vienna) is (according to its own information) the largest organisation of the LGBT community in Austria with almost 2500 members. Martin Mayr, reigning Mr. Leather Austria 2020/21, will also be in Salzburg.
Several sash bearers from other European countries will also be guests. Among them are the newly elected Mr. Leather Hamburg Darek Kraft and Benji Waters, the Bavarian Mr. Leather from Munich. Paul Feitler, Mr. Bear Luxembourg, Karin Bleie, Mrs. Fetish Eagle Netherlands and Stefan Metzlar-Rudolph, Mr. Leather Netherlands 2021 complete the representatives from Benelux.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
A special guest this year will be the Sister of Perpetual Indulgence Greta von Breitenbach. “We are part of an internationally active community that has been working for HIV prevention, joie de vivre and social equality for trans, homosexual and bisexual people since 1979,” says a self-portrayal of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
From 3 to 5 September 2021, friends of leather and fetish will also be clearly present at the Salzburg Pride 2021 and celebrate their pride in being so. This year they will even have their own parties on two evenings, on Friday 3 September and Saturday 4 September, both starting at 10 pm at Dark Eagle in Paracelsusstraße 11, just around the corner from the HOSI Bar.
In order to comply with the Corona rules with the expected crowds, it is advisable to pre-order tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can then pick them up at the HOSI on Friday evening, for example. The ticket is also valid for the use of the game rooms in the basement of the Dark Eagle. Women don’t pay admission, but they can’t use the darkroom either.
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