Defenders

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Description: The Defenders Leather Levi Club is a group who value and wish to celebrate both their leather “lifestyle” and their Christian spirituality. Contrary to common belief, the two are not mutually exclusive. The Defenders believe that the leather experience can, when integrated and spiritually informed, actually produce a richer spirituality, and help the Church. The club strives to provide a space that leathermen and leatherwomen will find welcoming and familiar, yet unique in its spiritual dimension.

Country: USA, active chapters throughout

Active Chapters: Washington, DC (Founded 1992), San Francisco (Founded 1994), Chicago, Columbus/Dayton (Founded 1992)

Status: Active

Established: 1981 in New York City as an affiliate of Dignity New York

Founded By: Michael Olivieri

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Social Media: Website Leatherpedia