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The second annual Utah Leather Pride Festival will be held on Sunday May 19, 2019 

Festival: 
Utah Leather Pride 
12PM - 8PM
at The Sun Trapp 102 S 600 W, Salt Lake City UT
Featuring: Vendors, Community Organization Booths, Charity Auctions, Full Bar, Food, Bootblacks, Entertainment, Prizes, Surprises and more!

Title Contests: 
Mr. / Ms. Leather SL❤UT Title Contests
8PM - 11PM
at Metro Music Hall  615 W 100 S, Salt Lake City UT



The first annual Utah Leather Pride Festival was held on Sunday May 20, 2018 at the Sun Trapp with over 800 attendees, dozens of vendors and community organization booths, entertainment and a charity auction raising over $4000 for the Utah AIDS Foundation during the day. In the evening, the Mr./Ms. LEATHER SL❤UT title competitions were held at the Metro Music Hall.


Through collaboration and the collective efforts of the 2019 steering committee, our diverse local community groups and individuals, The Utah Pride Center, The Utah AIDS Foundation, The Sun Trapp and Metro Music Hall we are proud to present the 2nd annual Utah Leather Pride 2019.

If you are interested in becoming a part of Utah Leather Pride, here are the contacts:



Contact Information 

Mr Michael Sanders 
Utah Leather Pride, Chairperson 
2017 Mr. Leather SL❤UT
Publicity, Media and Community Outreach
michael@mrmichaelsanders.com 











Alysha Nicole
Vendor Coordinator














Lady Syre Rose
Ms. Leather SL❤UT Contest Producer















Mr Andrew Love
Utah Leather Pride Webmaster
Mr. Leather SL❤UT Contest Producer 


The History of Utah Leather Pride

The concept of Utah Leather Pride began in 2015 as a component of the Utah Pride Festival called the Kink Zone. Mr Michael Sanders, Utah Leather Pride founding chairperson, along with Ms Julie Spanks worked with the Utah Pride Center staff at that time, coordinating a separate section of the Pride Festival  dedicated to celebrating the diverse LGBTQ+ Leather, Kink and BDSM community in Utah. Although the Kink Zone was to be separated by a privacy fence, limited to ages 21+ and planned to adhere to all of the laws and legal limitations of the State of Utah,  the very conservative voices of a few from within the gay community were able to disrupt and successfully end the efforts at that time. Ms Spanks registered the utahleatherpride.net domain and Mr Sanders registered the name Utah Leather Pride at that time. They began to lay the groundwork for an independent festival. The Leather and Kink Community contingent of the Utah Pride Parade has also been registered as Utah Leather Pride since that time. In 2017, during his titleholder year as MR LEATHER SL❤UT, Mr Sanders began gathering community members from many of the diverse groups and organizations to launch the inaugural Utah Leather Pride 2018.  In the fall of 2017, the Utah Leather Pride steering committee assembled and the location for the festival and 2018 LEATHER SL❤UT title competitions were selected. 

The first annual Utah Leather Pride Festival was held on Sunday May 20, 2018 at the Sun Trapp with over 800 attendees, dozens of vendors and community organization booths, entertainment and a charity auction raising over $4000 for the Utah AIDS Foundation during the day. In the evening, the Mr./Ms. LEATHER SL❤UT title competitions were held at the Metro Music Hall.