Leather Ball VII: Another Example of Gays Exploiting Gays

Tonight’s the official start of the gay winter season here in Lauderdale, marked by Leather Ball VII. Every year tix prices go up and up, its promoters apparently thinking that we fags – both townies and tourists in town visiting folk – will pay just about anything to prance around in our cowhide. And sadly, like sheep led to slaughter, many do, particularly those HIV poz steroid boys collecting disability checks who got money to burn on their custom-made leather outfits.

Well’s here the little note I sent those organizers this year on their Ball website:

“I know you’re gonna tell me you’ve already sold hundreds of tix and that the proceeds go to worthy HIV causes (questionable since AIDS should have been a medical footnote in this community  by now), but I gotta tell you, my leather buddies and I who LIVE here in Lauderdale and have the money ain’t going.  $40 for the privilege of walking through the door and not even a couple of comp drinks? I can go to Boom, the dance bar hosting the Ball, anytime without a cover, I don’t know whether you’re star DJ will be playing music I like, and as far as the hot guys go, I’ll see their bare asses an hour later at Ramrod, our leather bar – for free.”

I’ve also heard more money goes to running the event than the charities it supports.

Needless to say, no response so far from our leather brethren.

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