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The History of the Minnesota Leather Pride Dog Tag

The Minnesota Leather Pride commemorative and collectible dog tag has been produced and sold by the Minnesota Leather Pride organization for over twenty years. All except the first few dog tags reflected the theme of the year’s Minnesota Leather Pride celebration.

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Become A 2015 Minnesota Leather Pride Sponsor

Minnesota Leather Pride is seeking sponsors for 2015. "The support of the of clubs, groups, business and leather/kink/BDSM friendly organizations has been vital in helping Minnesota Leather Pride fulfill our mission," said 2015 Event Chair Ryan Brown. "Minnesota Leather Pride is honored to have steadfast supporters."

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Minnesota Leather Pride 2015 Dog Tag Design Revealed

A large crowd had gathered for to see the spectical that was Mr/Miss Catastrophe (People you would not expect to see in drag) fundraiser on January 10 at The Saloon. In addition to the hilarity and horror (gasp!) of the contest, attendees were treated to a big surprise - a first look at the Minnesota Leather Pride 2015 dog tag design!

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2015 Theme: "American Leather Story"

Four possible themes were presented for six weeks of voting to the Minnesota leather/kink/BDSM community and now the results are in; "American Leather Story" is the theme for Minnesota Leather Pride in 2015!

The theme, which references the popular TV series "American Horror Story," was suggested by community member Andrew Bertke.

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Vote on a 2015 theme and help Minnesota Leather Pride prepare for a new year!

As in past years, Minnesota Leather Pride is asking the community to vote on the theme for 2015. At the November Events Committee meeting, attendees reviewed over 20 submissions and narrowed the list down to four to present to the community. The four themes are:

  • Feel the Beat
  • Serving With Pride
  • Walk in Her Boots
  • American Leather Story

Voting will take place online via SurveyMonkey at and in person at events and will conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 15. You can vote more than once.

The online survey also includes a few other questions to help provide Minnesota Leather Pride with feedback as we plan for 2015 with optional comment boxes for respondents to share more details about their perspectives.

You will also have the opportunity to vote on the theme at several events where board members will be available to tally your vote. Board members will be present at:

Board members will also be present at some club/group meetings during this time to collect votes. 

Once voting has concluded and been tallied on December 16, the winning theme will be anounced! Minnesota Leather Pride will then immediately begin taking submissions for a design for the 2015 dog tags. All submissions will be reviewed at the January 5 meeting (3 weeks from the close of voting) and the board will select the final design at that time. More details about how to submit dog tag designs will be announced at the same time as the winning theme.

Happy voting!