If you self-identify as a boy and are interested in joining the Phoenix boys of Leather, let one of us know! We have a two-fold purpose – to participate in a brotherhood of boys and to be of service to the community. The Phoenix boys are open to anyone who self-identifies as a leather boy, over the age of 18, without regard to gender, orientation, or appearance. We gather in boyhood to support our members and to serve our community with respect and integrity.
If you are interested in becoming a full member, there are four steps:
1. Meet the members
We want to get to know YOU, and we also want you to get to know us. We are a strong band of friends and believe it is important that we work together as a group. It is ok if we are not all the same – in fact, we are already a very diverse group. First and foremost, we are a group of friends who care about one another, and the best place to start your journey with the Phoenix boys is to meet everyone. If there is a member you don't know, ask one of us that you do know to make sure we get you introduced. Come hang out with us, join us for events, participate and have some fun! Make sure to create an account on our website (this is our main source of communication) so you get all of our announcements; you can also like our Facebook page where we also post public events. Getting to know our members is the longest part of the process to becoming a full member.
2. Complete the Membership Application
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Phoenix boys, fill out the application and let us know. The application is simply a way for all of our members to know about your interest and get the ball rolling. For a copy of the application, please click here.
3. Have a Member Nominate You
As a group of leather boys, one of our primary purposes is to support each other in all that we do. By asking someone that is already within the group to nominate you, you are asking them to support you and encourage the rest of the group to get to know you. This is normally accomplished during our monthly business meeting (the 1st Thursday of the month). We want you to have a great experience with the Phoenix boys, and this part of the process ensures that someone is there with you. Once you are nominated, we will ask you to verify your interest, and then we will ask you (and anyone else who is not a member) to give the membership a few minutes to discuss your nomination and take a vote. Membership will be decided by majority vote. Once we have made a decision, everyone will be asked to return so that we can discuss the result, which can be one of three: 1) yes you are a member, 2) let’s wait another month to get to know you better, 3) no you are not a member.
4. Show Up
Finally, the Phoenix boys of Leather are an active and involved group, and needs participation from its members in order to best serve our members and our community. It is about fun, and it is also about showing up and being part of the group. We like you, we want to continue getting to know you. See you at the ;next PboL event!!
Note: these four steps are derived fromour by-laws.