Time Line 1987

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Books Published

  • The Green Hotel by Gordon Hoban writing as Tom Hardy.
  • Hell's Angels by Yves Lavigne
  • Slavery in the Arab World by Murray Gordon in France, first American edition 1989/
  • The Sexologist by Charles Moser and psychologist Eugene E. Levitt publish the results of an empirical study on sadomasochists. [wd]

Clubs and groups formed

Formation of Boston Ducks; Diablo DV8's, Walnut Creek CA; Firedancers LLC, Dallas; Griffins MC, DE; and Trident International LA.
First International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) Finals Rodeo.
1987
The British police conclude Operation Spanner with the arrests of several gay men participating in a private party where consensual SM was going on.
1987
Desmodus Inc. and Zeus Studios jointly publish a volume of still photos from Chicago Hellfire Club's Inferno 15.
1987
The Schwules Museum in Berlin begins publication of Capri, a periodical dedicated to gay history.
1987
The German SM-group Suendikat Hamburg is formed. By 1995, it will have about 100 members, roughly half of them women. This is the first known heterosexual SM group in Germany. [wd]
1987, Feb. 2
First Portland Leather Woman contest won by Judy Tallwing McCarthy.
1987, Feb 11
Death of D. Lyn Sterling, known as "The Leathermaker". He originated many unique designs in leather clothing (and toys), including chaps with the zippers on the outside! and was for many years Leathermaker to the stars in Los Angeles. [LJ 93]
1987, Mar. 21
Judy Tallwing McCarthy of Portland, OR, is named the first International Ms Leather at the contest in San Francisco.
1987, Mar. 24
The newly formed ACT UP holds its first demonstration in New York City.
1987, Mar. 25
Robert D. Reite begins SM Board in Los Angeles, one of the first telephone bulletin boards specifically catering to SM men. SM board is now accessible by Direct dial, telnet, and the World Wide Web. it celebrated it's 10th anniversary in 1997.
1987, May
David Rhodes begins publication of The Leather Journal in Los Angeles.
1987, May
The National Leather Association holds its first May Day conference in Seattle.T. K. Cuellar is named the first Mr. National Leather Association and Jan Brown of Vancouver BC is named the first Ms National Leather Association.
1987, May
Thomas Karasch of Hamburg, Germany, is named the 9th International Mr. Leather at the contest at the Park West in Chicago.
1987, June
Mark Alexander of Los Angeles becomes the 8th Mr. Drummer at the contest in San Francisco.
1987
Following the traffic of leathermen cruising, Up Your Alley moves it's San Francisco leather charity street fair from Ringold Alley to Dore Alley, across from the Powerhouse.
1987, Aug. 1
The first Mr. & Ms Vancouver BC Leather Contest is held.
1987, Aug. 7
Over a hundred people protest a British law against same sex hand holding and other public displays of affection by holding a "kiss-in" at London's Picadilly Circus. [TOL]
1987, Aug. 28-31
NLA's Living In Leather II is held in Seattle. Tony DeBlase of San Francisco, and Susie Bright of Denver, are named NLA Man and Woman of the year.
1987, Sept.
Chicago Hellfire Club holds Inferno 16 in Douglas MI. Robin Tutt of Fire Island Pines, NY, receives the Caligula Award.
1987, Oct. 10
A National Leather Conference is held in Washington DC on the day before the march. Barry Douglas of GMSMA is the prime organizer, NLA organizes the panels. Judy Tallwing McCarthy gives keynote address. Thousands attend and the next day march, for the first time, behind a banner using the phrase "Safe-Sane-Consensual".
1987, Oct. 11
Hundreds of thousands, including thousands of leather people of all orientations, march and rally in Washington DC for the 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay rights.


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