Upcoming Events

Press Release:  ONYX Mid-Atlantic 2022 Code Red Charity Recipient – SYMAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders)  www.symal.org

In 1984, local youth service professionals and community activists organized a conference on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth issues after an LGBTQ-identifying youth was hospitalized. Through this conference, advocates founded SMYAL to meet the needs of LGBTQ youth in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.

SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders) supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region. Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy. Committed to social change, SMYAL builds, sustains, and advocates for programs, policies, and services that LGBTQ youth need as they grow into adulthood.

National Celebrations

  • May 17 – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
  • May 18 – World AIDS Vaccine Day
  • May 24 – Pansexual and Panromantic Visibility Day

ONYXMA Running Event List (Includes Past Events and Some Future Events)

We would love to see you at a Local or National Event!

Local Chapter Events

  • Business Meetings Occur the Second or Third Saturday of Each Month.  Check our calendar.
  • Exec. Board Meetings Occur One Week Prior to Each Business Meeting.  Check our calendar.
  • ONYXMA @ DC Capital Pride.  June 11, 3 – 7:30 PM.  ONYXMA will be walking in the DC Capital Pride Parade – come check us out.  Staging: On 15th Street NW (between Massachusetts Ave. and T Street), between 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM.  Step off: 14th Street at T Street NW, at 3:00 PM.  Finish: P ST at 21st Street NW.
  • Mr. Triangle Leather Contest.  June 17 – 18, 2022
    ONYXMA will host a Leather Cocktails / Hospitality event on June 18 from 6 – 9 PM.
      Music, Drinks and Light Appetizers.  Location:  Residence Inn  616 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh NC  27601    Come out and meet our members and learn about ONYX Mid-Atlantic.
    Overall event:  Contestant Meet & Greet:  June 17.  Contest 6/18 10 PM.

  • Folsom Street East.  June 17 – 19, 2022.  Folsom Street East, Inc. celebrates and inspires participation and pride in fetish, kink, and LGBTQ communities through the creation of safe spaces for public expression of our sexual identities. Folsom Street East promotes and provides grants to other nonprofit organizations serving these communities.  Click on:  https://www.folsomstreeteast.com/

  • Baltimore Pride.  June 20 – 26, 2022.  Baltimore will come #Together Again to celebrate the contributions made to society by sexual and gender minorities. Hosted by the Pride Center of Maryland, Pride 2022 will bring 50,000 people from throughout the region to Baltimore for a week of celebration, recognition and fun.  Click on:  https://www.baltimorepride.org/


    High Heel Race, Saturday June 25, Charles Street 12:10 – 12:15 PM

    Line up will begin at 12pm on 25th Street, and the race will run a block ending on 24rd Street, at the viewing podium.

    Parade, Saturday June 25, Charles Street 1:00 – 3:00 PM.
    In true spirit of PRIDE, we will be marching for unity and celebrating our resilience.

    Block Party, Saturday June 25, Charles Street 3:00 – 9:00 PM
    Baltimore Pride is excited to host its 47th Baltimore Pride Block Party. This event is the largest LGBTQ event in Maryland. Over 100 vendors, amazing DJ’s, great food, and phenomenal talent including this year’s headliners: Trina, Keke Wyatt, DDM, and Davon Fleming.

    Pride In The Park, Sunday June 26, Druid Hill Park 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Baltimore Pride once again takes over Druid Hill Park. This year they will have over 100 vendors, amazing music, drag performers, great food and much more. This year’s headliners will include: Mya, Averie Wilson and George Lovett.

  • ONYXMA Bar Night.  July 30, 2022, 10 PM – 2:30 AM.  ONYXMA will be hosting our next bar night at the Green Lantern.  More information to follow soon.

Recurring Local Events (Bar Nights and Events by ONYXMA Brothers)

  • Green Lantern Shirtless Thursdays.  Join ONYX Mid-Atlantic at our home bar, The Green Lantern DC, as we come out for fellowship each Thursday.  See you there!

  • The BGKH Show
    Black | Gay | Kinky | Human
    The BGKH Show is a weekly podcast recounting the adventures and opinions of Dominion & Epic. We cover pop culture, the world of kink and fetish, and general shenanigans.

    The BGKH Show with Dominion & Epic streams live on Wednesdays via YouTube, 8 – 9:30 PM Eastern.  Join in the live conversation by subscribing to the channel at


  • D & K Sounds Presents Karaoke.  Join our brothers Kevin (Grey Owl) and Derrick (007) at these three locations.  No Cover | Good Vibes | Great Drinks

National Events

  • International Mr. Leather (IML) 2022 May 26 – 30, 2022 (Chicago).  IML 2022 starts on Thursday, May 26th and continues through Monday, May 30th. The Congress Hotel and Convention Center will once again be the host hotel.  IML traditions will continue with the expansive market filled with vendors from around the globe and of course you can’t forget the unforgettable Victory Party and must attend Black and Blue Ball. There’s also the lobby social time and a multitude of other events to fill the entire weekend.  For the latest information go to:  https://www.imrl.com/

  • Master/slave Conference (MSC) 2022, September 1 – 5, 2022.  More information to follow.

  • Leather Leadership Conference (LLC), September 23, 3:00 PM – September 25, 7:00 PM, 2022
    LLC is an organization dedicated to strengthening the Leather/BDSM/Kink/Fetish community. We envision a richly educated and connected community of leaders. In serving leaders, those that are on a path to leadership, and community groups, we strive to foster a greater sense of connection between and within the communities we serve.
    Early Bird sales at a discounted rate end December 31, 2021. Regular Registration sales end March 1, 2022. Host Hotel: Sonesta Atlanta Airport North (formerly the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport) at 1325 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30344. Registration Code for LLC (31021LLSHP).
    For more information and direct links to registration, hotel, etc. click on the LLC Linktree LLC 2022 – Resilience  or the LLC Websitehttp://www.leatherleadership.org/


  • ONYX Blackout 2022, October 6 – 10, 2022.  Fort Lauderdale (Hosted by ONYX Deep South)
    BLACKOUT is open to EVERYONE – We welcome not only our members but our friends, allies, and supporters and anyone who’s willing to embrace us, literally anyone, regardless of race, gender expression, sexuality, age, or other demographics. For a beautiful, if brief, moment every two years, BLACKOUT creates and sustains a space where racism, transphobia, misogyny, and other forms of discrimination do not exist.  BLACKOUT depends on our community of family, friends, admires, sponsors, and partners like you to make our event a success. We look forward to hosting you in Fort Lauderdale and ensuring that you get the most out of KINKY PARADISE!
    ONYX Deep South announced that registration for BlackOut 27 opened October 17

    Purchase your registration and make hotel reservations by visiting
    (Note:  After you register through the link above, you will receive an email confirmation that contains the host hotel link containing the special event code to register at the hotel).

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