About Us


The Rocky Mountain Leather Alliance is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization based in Denver, CO.

We support efforts to build community for individuals who identify with Leather, BDSM, kink, and/or fetish in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States.

We are an organization that serves individuals of all genders and sexualities.


Advocating for an alliance of the regional, leather, kink, and BDSM communities through outreach, social, and educational events.


Connect, empower, and educate our diverse communities.

What we do

As of January 2024, these are our initiatives and events:

  • We produce Back Alley, Denver, a fetish fair featuring vendors, organizations, demonstrations, and fundraising for our organization. This occurs during the last weekend of August of each year.
  • We host Rough Play, a monthly bar entertainment event, where we provide demonstrations of various kinks and fetishes.
  • We maintain a calendar of various events in Denver for people interested in leather, BDSM, fetish, or kink, and send out a regular newsletter.
  • We help coordinate the leather contingent in the annual Denver Pride parade.
  • We raise money to donate to local LGBTQ+ organizations that we believe support our organization’s vision.
  • We provide grant funding for other organizations which support our organization’s vision.

Areas for improvement

There are various shortcomings with our organization that we are aware of and would like to acknowledge and work to improve.

  • We skew toward Denver, CO and lack representation from other areas in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region.
  • We skew toward serving gay men and lack representation from other sexualities and genders.

Areas for expansion and growth

We believe that there is potential to serve our local communities better by enabling other individuals and organizations to reach their audiences, and provide them with necessary business infrastructure and resources to succeed. These items are examples of potential growth areas we envision can help us improve.

  • Build a better framework for communication with intended audiences. For example, it may be appropriate to provide different calendars or newsletters to individuals based on their interests, identity, or location.
  • Provide other organizations with fiscal sponsorship, web and social media presences, or other resources in order to expedite the process and lower the barrier to entry for groups focused on education and culture.
  • Provide a more transparent vision and solicit feedback from our audience more regularly in order to improve.