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. Through collaboration and collective efforts of the steering committee, we are proud to present the inaugural Utah Leather Pride 2018.

2018 Utah Leather Pride Steering Committee 

Michael SandersChairperson / Publicity, Media and Community Outreach
Angela Simister, Secretary 
TC, Treasurer
Vega Starr,  Entertainment Coordinator
Alysha Nichole, Vendor Coordinator
Dottie Green, Assistant Vendor Coordinator
Jodi B, Volunteer Coordinator / Decor Coordinator
Christopher B, Logistics
Crystal, Bootblack Coordinator 
Vanity Vixen, Graphic Design 
Kylee MarieMerchandise Coordinator 
Andrew Love, Webmaster, MR LEATHER SL❤UT producer
Lady Syre Rose, MS LEATHER SL❤UT producer
Ms Julie Spanks, advisory committee member

Contact Information 

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

Alysha Nicole
Vendor Coordinator

Kylee Marie

Lady Syre Rose
Ms. Leather SL❤UT Contest Producer

Ms Julie Spanks
Advisory Committee

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