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One-on-one with OxBalls

By Edward Lee

New product is highly anticipated and sells out within days, if not hours. Is it the latest Droid, iPhone, Mac notebook, the latest Xbox game? With names like Anallock, Pisser and Cock Sling we don’t think so. OxBalls is the leader in adult toys and enhancers for men. The cutting edge designs from OxBalls have turned the adult toy market on its ear. Never complacent, OxBalls is always coming up with something new and totally original. Desert Knight News recently sat down with OxBalls’ creator for a one-on-one with the diabolical genius. How did you come up with the idea for OxBalls? I came up with the concept for OxBalls during my former life as a men’s clothing designer in NYC. I reached the peak of my career, I had to wear designer clothing for my job, I did wear Wesco boots with em though, no underwear and a cockring so my dick would flop around in my suit pants while I walked. I didn’t shower much and never wore deodorant or cologne. I smoked cigars at lunch so I smelled like smoke and musk. I got away with it because I was a good designer, but I was a pig, and I hated that my work during the day. And, it wasn’t as fun as what I did at night. The apparel business was getting bad and I wanted a big change.  My friends and I ran a cool dungeon space in NYC, we had a boy living there to maintain it, we filled it with amazing equipment:  1940’s operating tables, bootblack chairs, slings, fuck benches, cages, bondage tables, old bathtubs and urinals.   I had been writing filthy porn stories describing the shit we did in the dungeon  for Instigator and Bound & Gagged for a few years, and came to L.A. to meet the owner of Instigator. While there I met people in the porn and adult products business. I asked them  what products were missing, what kind of products needed to be made better. After a ton a research,  I packed up my shit and moved to L.A. I taught myself the mold making process, and started putting together a line of products.   What is your degree in? I went to Rhode Island School of Designs, It was amazing. I got a degree in textile design and print-making. I sculpted…who knew I’d be sculpting twisted toys you shove in your hole.   Why Ox? OxBalls was inspired by my nickname, “Ox”. I played football in school, and “balls”…that’s  the part of a guys anatomy that stinks so good. What is your favorite barn yard animal? Why?

Do ripe farm-boys count? I did grow up next to a Amish farm…   Do you design and manufacture? I design everything I sell here in my shop in Silverlake, from sketch to model to final product. I now use a 3-D printer and CAD system that allows me to make any shape I can dream up in my sick perverted mind.  

Two fulltime, and a bunch of others come and go as needed. Our Staff:  an ex-IML winner, convicted felon, a sister, a boy who thinks he is a super hero, a hairy skinny guy that looks like a terrorist, and a inked pierced guy that quotes Plato, bright as shit if a bit of a psychopath. My pit-bull Tulip is in quality control, I give her reject dildos to chew up. She loves to greet the UPS guy at the gate with a gnawed up dildo in her mouth.

Do you have fun at your job? I have a blast, I love designing cool sex-toys, I love making quality stuff for pigs, I love knowing all those cocks and holes are enjoying my designs.  The business became huge really quick. The days start at 7am and go til midnight. We work in a part of L.A. that is hot and sunny all day long then cool in the afternoon when the beach breazes come in. We work shirtless, some of my guys wear only a jock or speedo. We have workshops, patios, and tons of outdoor space, the weather here is so amazing we all sweat and get a great tan while working.   Unlike my work in NYC, here I have a blast all day, we blast music indoors and out, we have big screen monitors showing the porn others make using my dildos, we have dogs running around, we grill meat and eat together in a outdoor kitchen…we have meetings in a outdoor living room…that is the life in L.A.   I live on a private lot with two houses. In the other house are two buds of mine, one an architect, the other produces porn.  We share all the outdoor space, there are always guys here at night playing poker, smoking gars, tons of bikers, porn boys… Could life get any better?  How many people do you employ?

What is your favorite color? I’m guessing neon orange. Why all the neon colors? Can we ever hope for a more pastel OxBalls for those of us that are conservative? Er…what the fuck’s wrong with fluorescent orange?  I love black….leather is black, my soul is black, my sexuality is blacker than black…but I try to key my product to fetishes. Fluorescent orange dildos are for Carhartt wearing truckerfuckers. The designs in piss yellow are for piss-pigs, red is a great color for dildos—looks so hot stretching open a pink tight hole. Police blue for cop-fuckers and uniform boys. I make cock and ball toys and pisshole stuffers in glow in the dark silicone, great for dark dungeons and deep dark holes. And yeah, I make a few realistic  dildos in brown. Guess who they are for.   Did you have some kind of fucked up childhood? Of course I did, but I wouldn’t be the twisted, sex-obsessed pig I am if I didn’t.    What is your favorite toy? Hmmmm….I really like my dick and I play with it often. I love cars…vintage.   When you are on a date, and they ask you what you do for a living what do you tell them, or do just show them? Do they run out screaming? At first, I was shy about telling what I do, but most guys I date know OxBalls, and get all excited when they find out I am “Ox”. Most of my dates can’t run or  scream cause they usually are gagged and shackled with a dildo or two duct taped up their shitter.   What are people’s response when they hear what you do for a living?  They usually offer to be a product tester.   Who tries out the new products?  We all do…we all look at my sketches and test models, and I sell to great companies, I often bounce ideas off them and they Continued on page 7

Behind Closed Doors: Ménage à trois By Edward Lee Ménage à trois is a French term which originally described a domestic arrangement in which three people having sexual relations occupy the same household – the phrase literally translates as “household of three”. In contemporary usage, the meaning of the term has been extended to mean any living relationship between three people, whether or not sex is involved, but because it has also been extended to refer to the actual sexual act between three people, otherwise known as a threesome, the term retains its suggestive quality. [Wikipedia] Baja Arizona Leather proudly announces year three (trois) of what has rapidly become a nationally known event: Behind Closed Doors. The event will take place September 25. According to Mike Jones, Baja Arizona Leather, the producers of Behind Closed Doors and Baja Bound, was founded by Jefferson James, who wished to expand the scope of the Arizona kink community. And although Behind Closed Doors is primarily an education event, it is also a social gathering of kinky people from across the southwest.

“We try to cater to all tastes. There are relationship classes, SM classes aimed at the average kinky person and advanced SM classes for those interested in playing on the edge,” says Jones. The event has grown every year. This year organizers expect about 150 people. There are a total of 12 workshops, 3 running concurrently in 4 time slots. Burn it in 2: Branding From A-Z and Other Decoration Michael Sol and Nurse Bettie Sol and Nurse Bettie (Page) will discuss safer practices in branding and other body art and then Sol will discuss and demonstrate the use of temperature or chemical reaction aka branding to mark the skin. Like other forms of body art, brands have been used as symbols of identity, rites of passage, and for society to mark; symbolizing honor or shame. They will briefly discuss the history and origins of the forms. Nurse Betty will discuss creating a safer environment for success and avoidance of

unintended consequences, locating and creating designs, and then Sol will discuss and demonstrate branding techniques such as strike branding, electro-cautery, chemical brands, and expanding the potential of Devil’s Fire (sometimes called Cell Popping) as forms of body art. Cell Popping - Karen Yew Using teasing needles and a heat source, this somewhat primal approach to branding gives a way to exchange energy and a leave a design. They will cover general safety and supplies needed. With time and interest permitting we will have a hands on section. Dynamics of a BDSM Relationship - Mistress Cyan It’s all about play... or is it? Like most other types of relationships, a BDSM relationship takes the effort of all parties in order to make it work. In this class, Mistress Cyan will discuss the different types of BDSM relationships, what they have in common, and how they differ. The class will also Continued on page 3

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REBEL AGAINST THE ESTABLISHMENT As the weather gets cooler in Arizona it means one thing - more community charity events than you can possibly attend. What it means for publications and businesses, particularly niche ones such as those that cater to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, or Leather & fetish communities, is more requests for sponsorship than we can possibly fulfill. With that said, it is extremely disappointing that charitable service organizations that used to depend heavily on these niche newspapers, magazines and businesses to get the word out to the gay community about their important fundraising, and provide them with much needed financial support, are the first to bolt far away from gay publications and businesses that aren’t ashamed of gay sexuality once they have the attention of mainstream, corporate sponsors. In many cases it is not the mainstream sponsors but the organization leaders themselves, once dependant on publications like “Desert Knight News” for important outreach and gay businesses like Chute for much needed dollars that make the choice to self-censor and dis-associate themselves from these publications and businesses for fear of offending their, new, powerful and flush-with-dollars corporate sponsors. The sad truth is that somewhere in this long and arduous march towards equality our own brothers and sisters seem to have said to themselves, “We must appear like we never are sexual

or have sex so that straight people will accept us.” Seems like they are embarrassed about a natural part of being human, the very thing that naturally, sets us apart from the mainstream community, and in order not to risk losing those valuable mainstream corporate sponsors, fall all over themselves to take the “sex” out of “homosexuality”. Hey, I’m the first one to say that no one should shove their sexuality or their “lifestyle” in someone else’s face - gay or straight, kink or fetish. But, while conservative publications like the Arizona Republic now have ads touting “Sex for Life” or carry ads featuring provocative models selling everything from clothing to opera tickets, our own community leaders think that to be accepted by the mainstream we need to appear to have become sexless, harmless beings who just happen to have good decorating sense, I guess. Some gay bathhouses and gay publications happily and generously supported many of the AIDS organizations and food banks for years with their hard-earned dollars when few if any mainstream businesses would. And although there are still bathhouses in large cities, it is sadly doubtful that you will see their logos on any sponsorship ads, and certainly, it seems, not in this city, as those logos are summarily excised from corporate-sponsored charity campaigns by nervous charity board members fearful for their new mainstream corporate donations.

Walk Phoenix, which was a no-brainer. Of course we would do it! But after running an ad the organizers decided that Walgreens (the major sponsor) might not like having their logo on the ad that was in this newspaper. They didn’t ask Walgreens, they just assumed. Maybe they should have asked to see if Walgreens would be offended. Maybe Walgreens realizes that some of their customers might read our newspaper, or better yet, some of our readers might switch to Walgreens. So I say to these charitable organizations, don’t forget where you came from and who supported you along the rocky way before mainstream corporate sponsors decided it was “de rigeuer” to jump on the AIDS sponsorship bandwagon. Just as quickly as you are given something, like big corporate sponsorships or support, it can and will be taken away and someday you again may need those little gay publications and businesses you suddenly found it necessary to look down your disapproving noses at in order to appease the conservative sensibilities of your new corporate masters. Don’t come crying back to us for our dollars when you do. We’re proud of being gay, proud of our so-called “lifestyle”, and refuse to crawl back into anybody’s closet, least of all yours, by disavowing the “sex” in “homosexuality” in order to become “acceptable” to the mainstream.

Desert Knight News was asked to sponsor this year’s AIDS

Q AND A So What Is...

I’ve noticed some nipple clamps in a local store. I am intrigued. Can you tell me what you would use them for. Why of course dear! They are used for what is referred to as nipple play or nipple torture or tit torture. So, why do it? Because oh dear ones, like most things discussed in this column, IT CAN BE FUN!

Nipple play is intriguing and exciting for just about anyone in one form or another! Many women and men enjoy the stimulation of their breast area during sexual contact or during BDSM play activities. This is a great foreplay item when exploring and experimenting with new techniques alone or as a couple. Obviously everyone prefers different types of stimulation to their nipples/breast area. Some like gentle licking or teasing. Still others like pain. There are some who like to be licked, bitten, sucked, massaged, pulled, twisted, clamped, slapped, whipped, poked, punched, pierced or, of course, any combination of these done within an infinite variety of intensities.

The best approach is trying out various techniques, toys and sensations and go from there. I suggest you start out lightly, then gradually add more intensity with clamps or suction.

pincher; have no fear just start with short intervals of a few minutes in time and conservatively increase finding what works best for you.

Nipple clamps are items that pinch the nipples. Some have adjustable settings so the pressure can be customized or varied. Others work only by a single spring mechanism and do not allow for pressure adjustment. Nipple clamps can also be used on other areas of the body, such as the labia lips, ball sack, ear lobes and probably some other areas I haven’t thought of. Spartucus and M2M make a variety of clamps. Some are adjustable and some are not.

O-Pleasure has some magnetic pinchers that come in styles that are “light” or “hard”. The “light” aluminum nipple ring houses 2 magnetic rods which pull apart and slip back closed for a light nipple hold. The “hard” pair have extra strong intensity which is perfect for those who are experienced to nipple sensory play and crave that extra strength firm hold.

If you would like good vibrations then Fetish Fantasy Vibrating Nipple Clamps might be for you! These clamps have ten patterns of pulsation, vibration, and escalation to choose from. Choose the desired tension and adjust the rubber coated clamps until they’re nice and snug. Select a function and let the tingly vibrations tease and seduce you. Nipple pinchers stimulate your nipples in part by restricting the blood flow to the nipples and will intensify sensations. Pinchers should not be worn for extended periods of time and remember intensity of sensation can increase when removing the nipple

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discuss getting into and maintaining a BDSM relationship, and some of the things you need to know before getting into the relationship. Electric Stapling Sensation Play - Master Z Come see the fun you can have with an electric staple gun (yes…the Home Depot type), a little duct tape and impact instruments including fists. Those who may be a little squeamish about blood play should be aware that they probably will see some. Electrosex - Drew Drew will discuss electrical play / electrosex safety as it pertains to Violet Wands, EMS/TENS units, Livestock Prods, Stun Guns and other devices. He will discuss how the devices operate, how they can be used in play, and how to integrate them into a mixed play scene. If you have a favorite and/or unusual electrical toy and would like to ask questions about it, or just show and tell, feel free to bring it with you.

In many relationships, from casual to committed, a line is crossed when Play moves into a physical contact one-on-one style moment. From pushing to brawling, when play moves into the realm of both giving and receiving simultaneously, the outcomes can take many forms: Body Percussion including slaps and punches; Take-Downs from emotional take downs to physically restraining/relocating someone; Kicking or Trampling, and more. This class rolls several forms of play into a discussion, demo and workshop on physically interactive play. If you’re interested in exploring some of this, please wear comfortable clothes that you can move in -- brawling is difficult in spiked heels and tight pants. Yes. Interactive. The bottom is fighting back. Call it resistance. Call it rebellion. Call it good old-fashioned fisticuffs. Some might label it violent. It can touch on buried issues; it can bring powerful energy to light and leave you stronger, and more able to face the issues in your life. It can leave partners even more deeply bonded.

What is a powerful slave? Can a slave be powerful? What constitutes Power? What if a slave is powerful? Can a slave be more powerful than a Master and remain a slave? Can a Master slave relationship exist if a slave is more powerful than a Master? This workshop is about the thoughts, ideas, reflections based on a personal journey of slavery from a “powerful” slave and may speak to both slaves and Masters.

For the Tops: Learn how to escalate physical play in a controlled manner. Learn how to work with your hands, body and feet and never touch a toybag, and yet both still be drenched in sweat, panting, and having the time of your life. Learn how to work with a bottom that is moving and reacting in unexpected (and occasionally painful) ways. Learn about potential emotional issues that may affect you in the course of playing this way. Safety precautions relevant to both sides of the equation will be discussed.

Rumble in the Dungeon - Whipmaster Bob

For the bottoms: Learn how to participate in play like this, and

Powerful Slaves - slave caroline

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Another great way to do nipple play is with suction. Using suction on nipples pulls the blood to the surface very rapidly, thus making the nipple tissue sensitive and swollen. With repeated use, many have enlarged their nipples with this technique. There are many devices you can use such as snake bite kits, rubber or silicone suction cups made specifically for nipple suction. These cups come in many sizes from very small to a super size that OxBalls makes. Always be safe and sane when trying something new...then you can go crazy!

‘Fess Up!

New Column Wants Your Hot Confessions We could invite you to submit erotic confessions for a new column by simply filling in the following blanks: I wish I could tell my _________ that I _____________. The first blank could be boyfriend/girlfriend/teacher/priest etc. The second blank could be a paragraph or short story about a secret fantasy...whether true or imagined. This new column will allow you to get something off your chest, or just get off! Send your confessions to edward@

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So What Is (Q/A)



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LOCAL NEWS Bear night at Bunkhouse! Phoenix - Come on down and join the Bears of the West every First Saturday night starting at 9pm at the Bunkhouse located on 7th Ave between Indian School and Camelback roads! If you’re just visiting Phoenix, new to our city, or just want to hang out for a little tom foolery this is the time and place to do it! This month the Bears will meet up at the Bunkhouse, 4428 North 7th Avenue, on September 4. For more information go to Leather BBQ Phoenix - On September 12 and/or the 19th, come get a hamburger or brawtwurst grilled by the Arizona Men of Leather. The BBQ takes place from 5-9pm at Apollo’s Lounge, 5749 North 7th Street, Phoenix.

Food Play Fun w/ boi Moe! Phoenix - Who says you’re not suppose to play with your food?? Take a tour through the Arizona Power Exchange’s kitchen on September 13 to spice up your play! Join Boi Moe and Beth for an adventure on the sweet AND spicy side of kink. Creative ideas for edible (and some not so edible) delights. Must be a member. Go to Seduce Me! Pamper Me! Phoenix - On September 18 join APEX from 10am-5pm for 2 classes (for the price of one) and it includes entrance to the Saturday night dungeon party! Class 1: Seduce Me: Seduction for the Rest of Us This is a participation based - hands-on class that will explore a combination of belly dance, lap dance, strip tease, erotic


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body isolation, and more! We will work on perfecting our “bedroom eyes,” seducing crawl, and sexy body movements. This class will also explore techniques that work well for people with bad knees, backs, or other aches and pains. There’s a whole erotic paradise of movement before your clothes even come off - and then some afterward too grin - come join us! You will walk away with something to use tonight!!! Class 2: Pampering Service: Hands-On Class Have you wanted to take the time to prepare your own luxurious bath salts, massage oils, facial potions and more for the Dominant/Master/Top in your life? Have you had the desire but never really knew how to start? Or how about wanting to provide a pampering or relaxing service for your Top which focused solely on them, while also letting you relish in your service?

you and your partner(s) make your own rules? Have you ever wanted to play out your wildest SM fantasies, but didn’t know where to start? Come join Cap as she presents on “Role Playing: Actualizing Your Wildest SM Fantasies” September 27 at 7:15pm. In this class you’ll learn tips and techniques on how to leverage attire, speech, body language, props, and the five senses to evoke different “scene stages”. Learn how to assume a character, improvise, create a backstory, and to suspend reality for a scene. Introductory as well as more advanced techniques will be presented. After the break, you can look forward to the local debut of Cap and JenniDoll’s newest scene, “Victorian Toymaster”, a Victorian dollification and crossdressing scene that features and illustrates many of the elements discussed in the first half of the class. APEX members only. For more info go to www.

In this class we’ll talk about all of this - and do hands-on demos for making the yummy homemade products - as well as sending you home with “recipe” cards to make it at home! We will discuss topics such as bathing, facials, foot/hand care, and more! We will discuss and demo setting the “atmosphere” and “mood.” There are so many things one can do to pamper the one they adore! Come on out for the kinky Martha Stewart meets Leather class!

Kink 101 Phoenix - Presented by Lee Harrington, AZ Leather Sir 2010, L(Earn) Your Leather Skills is a series of fundraiser classes benefiting Arizona Men of Leather and CommunityAcademic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities.

Cost is $30, must be APEX member. Bear Review featuring Ms. Lady Christian, Sissy Collins and Tulida Pepsi Phoenix - Hosted by Ms. Lady Christian and Sissy Collins, join the Bears of the West’s Tulida Pepsi and the all Bear Review September 18 from 9-11pm for an evening of fun and frolicking and support one of our north valley hangouts! Rainbow Cactus Saloon is located at 15615 North Cave Creek Road. Role Playing: Actualizing Your Wildest SM Fantasies Phoenix - Does the idea of becoming someone else in a scene turn you on? Would you like to live in or create a world where

The class will take place September 30 at 7pm at Fascinations, 10242 N 19th Ave, Phoenix.

TUCSON slut 101 Tucson - Desert Dominion, a Southern Arizona pan-sexual, pan-fetish BDSM organization based in Tucson and welcoming of everyone regardless of orientation, age (18 and above), kink (legal activities involving consenting adults), race, creed, and religion, will be hosting “slut 101” on September 8 at 7 pm. This workshop introduces what Slut means in general and specific terms related to the social interactions and responses to slut nature. What Slut is from a free and proclaimed sluts point of view.

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LOCAL NEWS Continued from Page 4

Free in 2007 and finally re-united with her daughters after two decades, she began to rebuild her physical and emotional being back to a point in which she can once again share her Slut Spirit.

Now in the service as Slut and Sex Slave to her Lord and Master she strives to share the important spirit that is Slut.

San Carlos Mexican Grill is located at 1370 North Silverbell Road, Tucson.

For more information go to

Tucson - Join the Bears of the Old Pueblo for their Beer Bust benefiting local charitites at The Venture-N, September 25 from 3-7pm.

Dinner Out with The Bears of the Old Pueblo

Members Only. Seminar fee is $5. Temporary memberships are available at the door for $3. Nudity may occur. Notch, the instructor for this event, was raised to be in domestic service all her days. This slut found more joy in the fields and with the animals than in the kitchen or parlor. The loss of her grandfather brought her into domestic service starving her Boi of happiness. As a young teen she found happiness with both girls and boys as Slut. Good domestic service skill served well in service to a young gay man. Her first husband sought more happiness and Thus finished her First two decades.

She raised a family while in service to one in her community that was abusive of his property. She endured physical, emotional and spiritual danger and the loss of contact with her children, as she escaped her community to survive. The man who sought to save her found this Slut to be uncontrollable. All the man wanted was to take her spirit. The spirit is strong when you fight to survive.

Tucson - Join the Bears of the Old Pueblo for their Monthly Bear Dinner, September 16 at 6:30 pm. The group selects from one of the many tasty and affordable local restaurants for an evening of great food and friendship! Everyone is welcome! This month the Bears have chosen to go back to San Carlos Mexican Grill on Silverbell. The group was there about a a year back and had a tremendous meal so it’s time to do it again! Featuring a range of Sonoran-styled Mexican specialties (enchilada rojas, chili rellenos, carne seca, etc.) and a variety of fresh seafood from the Gulfs of Mexico and California. Entrées range from $8-14. Seating can be limited in this popular location so please RSVP to Member at Large Rick Martin at: or 520-668-4538 and we’ll hold a spot for the first 15 diners.

Bears Beer Bust & Chili Feed Benefitting Homeless LGBT Youth!

The fine folks at the Venture-N are offering $1 drafts and $2.50 pitchers of soda or beer and $2.00 bowls of our famous homemade chili. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds go straight to the Homeless LGBT Youth Programs of Wingspan & Open Inn! Join the Bears for a great afternoon on the Venture-N’s patio and enjoy some tasty beverages, jumpin’ tunes, and friendly bruins all while benefiting your community! For more information contact President Kevin Jackson at: 520904-4714 or The Venture-N is located at 1239 N. 6th Avenue, Tucson. 1VCC needs volunteers for anti-violence hotline Phoenix - One Voice Community Center is committed to providing support to LGBT individuals and families impacted by violence. The Center is currently recruiting volunteers for the AntiViolence Project Hotline. The training is offered quarterly and the next date is Sept. 18th. No experience necessary. Volunteers will be trained in crisis intervention, advocacy, safety planning, domestic violence, hate crimes, resources, etc. If you are interested please contact Karyn at, call the Center at 602-712-0111 and ask for Karyn, Saul or Ernesto or visit

If you have a restaurant that you’d like to suggest, please contact us at or 520-829-0117.

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unleash the part of you that wants to play rough. Learn how to meld the parts of you that want to submit, and the parts of you that want to resist. Learn how to fight a “clean” fight. On a physical basis, learn how you can prepare your body for this type of play, and what you can do to reduce your chances of injury.

In this type of play, there is a great deal of trust from both sides on how much is enough, what is considered “clean” fighting, what buttons can and cannot be pushed (from either side). Sensory Enhancement: It’s Not Your Mummy’s ‘fication Master Dennis

Blast From thePast

From a collection of boxing and fighting memorabilia. More to come! The language reflects the context of the times. Author is anonymous.


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Sensory Deprivation, or as I like to call it, Sensory Enhancement will be discussed and demonstrated in various forms; not just Saran Wrap, but a whole gambit of materials.

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NATIONAL NEWS Palm Springs “Sting” Police Use Gay Slur

Palm Springs - According to the Desert Sun, a Palm Springs police officer who was involved in a 2009 sex sting used a gay slur. Defense attorney Bruce Nickerson feels the slur may suggest police officers’ motive to condemn gay men in the sting, instead of focusing on other types of crime in the area. Complaints about drugs, prostitution, and lewd sex acts sent police to an area neighborhood known as Warm Sands. Nickerson, however, believes the defendants may have been targeted specifically because of their sexual orientation and coerced into situations that resulted in the worst possible punishment. Most of the men were encouraged by undercover cops to expose themselves after they could have already been arrested for lesser offenses, Nickerson says in the article. He called the incident one of the most “vicious” sting operations he’s ever seen as a specialist in sting operations law. Riverside County chief deputy district attorney Dianna Carter says the gay slur could have been aimed at anyone, despite sexual orientation. Police officials believe the men should be charged with the harshest punishments possible to deter sex acts in the area, which they feel are not resolved with lesser punishments. If charged under the California Penal Code 314, the 24 men arrested could face misdemeanor charges and would be registered as sex offenders on a list made available only to law enforcement officers.

In 2010 the world’s largest leather event, the Folsom Street Fair®, will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. We are sure to see the fairgrounds filled with people in their most outrageous leather/rubber/fetish attire enjoying the worlds largest and best loved Leather fair. The Folsom Street Fair San Francisco - The Folsom Street Fair is a true San Francisco original. With over 400,000 people in attendance covering 13 city blocks, the Fair is the largest leather/fetish event in the world and the third largest, single-day outdoor event in California. Folsom Street Events is thrilled to celebrate the 27th Folsom Street Fair with style and a week’s worth of truly outstanding events and programs over the course of San Francisco Leather Week. The Fair itself will take place Sunday, September 26, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 27th Folsom Street Fair will offer 250+ exciting and sexy exhibitors and vendors, hot food and cold drinks, and tons of artistic and cultural entertainment. The event hosts two live stages with 16 live alternative acts, a huge dance areas with internationally renowned DJs, a dedicated area for women (“Venus’ Playground”) and a newly inaugurated Artists’ Area. This year, as always, it will be located in San Francisco’s South of Market district on Folsom Street between 7th and 12th Streets. Donations at the gates and proceeds from beverage purchases will benefit local charities. For more information go to


Continued from page 1 give me theirs. I also use all my stuff, and anyone that comes by the workshop leaves with a bag of toys. I went to a poll party last weekend, and brought a bag of new toys. There were about 100 guys, the stuff was gone in minutes. Why do you think that people will continue to buy adult toys when the economy is down? Two reasons—guys are pigs and will use and abuse their meat and hole in any economy. Secondly, my product is new, well thought out, the materials feel sexy, they are original designs… and in my experience as a designer, good design sells, good design gets used. Is it hard coming up with new products? No.  if anything I have too many ideas…too many sketches, too many designs waiting to be manufactured.   When you go to a hardware store do you find yourself saying, “That would make a great toy?” Home Depot, the one I go to in Hollywood, is where I go to get inspired…and laid.   Fuckin cruisier than a bathhouse.    Any new products coming down the line that you can tell us about? Fuck yeah. I have partnered with 665 Leather here in West Hollywood, they are my distributer. There are so many things I just can’t manufacture here in my shop, so we are manufacturing new product in Japan and China. We have twisted nip-suckers in really cool shapes launching in a month, piss-hole stuffers, a lower price dildo line, a line of T-shirts, gags, hoods, a line of underwear and jocks. Name it, if you shove it up your ass, if it makes your cock hard, if you put it in any hole in your body, if it covers your junk, if you lube it up, OxBalls will make it, and make it better than anyone else.


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MADCAP Theaters Fresh from sold out shows in San Jose and the San Diego Comic-Con its author, scripter, comic book writer, editor, and professor Ric Meyers (Inside Kung-Fu), with an encore presentation of his 2010 Comic-Con show that brings you the best in freaky, funny, fantastic film fighting. Its martial arts mayhem at its finest, from the man who put the “Kung Fu” in Kung Fu Panda, Ric Meyers packs all the upcoming martial arts exclusives in to a 2-hour presentation, an exclusive behind the scenes look at what is hot for martial arts in 2010 and beyond.

MADCAP Theatre presents: September Thursday 2 – 75th Anniversary of 20th Century Fox Screening of Raising Arizona (7pm) Join local cast members for this special screening of Raising Arizona (1987). Joel and Ethan Coen’s black comedy that was filmed in Arizona is being presented in celebration of 20th Century’s Fox’s 75th Anniversary series. Vowing to go straight, a convenience store bandit (Nicolas Cage) proposes marriage to the police department’s photographer (Holly Hunter). All is wedded bliss until they discover she’s unable to get pregnant and are turned down by every adoption agency in town. It does not take long before they realize the only solution is to kidnap one of the town’s celebrated quintuplets and hit the road!

September Friday 3 & Saturday 4 - The Room (8pm) - $15 or $25 for both nights with Director Tommy Wiseau The Man, the Myth, the Legend, Tommy Wiseau the director and star of The Room (2003) is coming to MADCAP for two nights of insanity! The cult celebrity will be at MADCAP Theaters to introduce the film and then engage with audience members for a memorable Q&A and signing session after the film. Greg (Mark) Sestero is also scheduled to appear (schedule permitting). Tommy has been selling out venues all over the Country and is known for his eccentric persona that fans can’t get enough of. The Room is the unintentionally hilarious steaming pile of relationship drama that been hailed as Floor Plan 9 from Outer Space and without a doubt, the worst film ever made, including movies made on Betamax cameras in special education high school classes. Gag me with a plastic spoon! Q & A hosted by local filmmaker David Hayes.


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September Friday 10 & Saturday 11 – Trash Humpers (8 & 10pm) - $8 Trash Humpers (2009) follows a small gang of sinister ‘elderly’ peeping toms through the shadows of a nightmarishly familiar suburban landscape. Their shocking and sociopathic behavior makes for unbearably compelling viewing that scorches itself onto the mind’s eye. Harmony hailed as “the future of American cinema” by Werner Herzog, writer/ director Korine has blazed a trail with his consistently idiosyncratic output, including Kids, Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy and Mister Lonely. Trash Humpers sees him return to the big screen with an excoriating attack on the American Dream. A lo-fi production of white-heat intensity, Korine calls it, “a new type of horror; palpable and raw.” September Thursday 16 - Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza with Professor Ric Meyers (8pm) - $8

September Friday 17 The Arizona Premiere of All About Evil With The Peaches Christ Experience In 4-D! with Mink Stole (9pm) - $10 or $20 VIP Seating The directorial debut of Midnight Movie impresario Joshua Grannell (better known as ‘Peaches Christ’), All About Evil (2010) is a twisted black comedy with performances by Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Dekker, Noah Segan, cult icon Mink Stole, and Cassandra Peterson (although her fans may know her better as Elvira)! The evil begins when Deborah, a mousy librarian, inherits her father’s beloved but failing old movie house, the Victoria. In order to save the family business, she discovers her inner serial killer-- and starts turning out a series of grisly short films. Peaches Christ presents a live pre-show with musical numbers inspired by the film. The evening will be rounded off with a Q&A and signing session with Joshua Grannell (Peaches Christ) and Mink Stole (Pink Flamingos).

For more information visit: or MADCAP Theaters are located at 730 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-4250. Phone: (480) 634-5192

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CLASSIFIED ADS ADVERTISING ‘N Touch News can help you put together an advertising package that works for your business. Print ads, classifieds, and electronic ads are all available. For more information contact Tracey at or (602)373-9488. ANNOUNCEMENTS To our trusted advertisers, Did you know that Desert Knight News is spreading across the country? Each week brings new requests for distribution. We are very pleased to be bringing you a new audience and potentially new customers! DKN Staff COMMUNITY INFO The Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS offers free confidential HIV and syphilis testing every Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. at Chute, located in Phoenix. at 1440 East Indian School Road. Phone: 602-234-1654. EMPLOYMENT We are growing our Advertising Sales Team. E-mail your resume to attention Patrick. This is commission position. Position located anywhere in the USA. We don’t limit our options don’t limit yours. Desert Knight News, We’ll Take you Where Others Won’t ™ FOR RENT/LEASE/SALE Amazing McDowell Mountain Ranch Home Bank Owned beauty located in a guarded community with mountain views. Home is over 3700 sqft, 4 bedroom/ 2.5 bath, formal living room, family room, open kitchen, play room/media room, over sized master suite with jetted tub, separate shower, fireplace, 3 car garage, resort style backyard with pool, spa, waterfall, built in BBQ, gas fire-pit. $615,000. The Ron Houston Group 602-402-2459. Arizona Lifestyle Realty   Bank Owned Biltmore Townhome Over 1500 sqft, 2 bedroom/ 2 bath with large loft, open floor plan, granite counter-tops, upgraded cabinetry, fireplace, vaulted ceilings, over-sized bedrooms, lots of closet space, balcony, split 2 car garage. Gated complex has many amenities including pool, spa, fitness center, BBQ grills & fountains. $149,900, Sold AS IS.  visit  or call 602-402-2459. The Ron Houston Group 602-402-2459. Arizona Lifestyle Realty


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Blake’s Fitness So how do you begin a new fitness training program? It starts with levity and fun. The key to life is to enjoy that very thing…life. How to do that? Fun…fun with moderate doses of responsibility. As a fitness trainer, my job is to encourage you to take responsibility for your life. Maybe not quite to the degree of your friendly neighborhood preacher who pounds the pulpit and proclaims all homosexuals doomed to kiss the conflagration of hell because of their evil and irresponsible ways. I’m a kinder, gentler more compassionate kind of fitness trainer. At least that’s what they taught me when I was still a straight boy in college. Then I saw the light when I ran into this self-absorbed fitness enthusiast who converted me into a rainbow flag-waving, Prada dressing extrovert and taught me that I too could earn a free toaster if I transmogrified three breeder boys to the dark side. No more tangent thoughts or digressions! This is a fitness column and I’ve gotta save you heathens from your licentious and hedonistic lifestyles! So as I was saying… any fitness program you embrace should involve fun. Yeah, working out does involve hard work and dedication. We all know that. It should also be something you look forward to and get excited about. Otherwise, why do it. But yes there is hard work involved and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that. After all I come from a cornfed Midwestern background that is engrained with a great work ethic. Why else do you think fellow Hoosiers like David Letterman, Orville Redenbacher, Kurt Vonnegut, and Michael Jackson would be so successful. During my numerous years of training clients and coaching high school athletes, I have stressed one thing and that is for them to simply enjoy the ride as each day passes. I involve trivia contests, singing, motivational handouts, music, vocabulary lessons, and endless anecdotes about my life into my training programs. In many ways I feel like an entertainer

who tries to regale my clients with the lighter side of it all. Fitness training should be a method of escaping the harsh realities of the daily grind. It makes a perfect opportunity to channel any frustrations or aggressions in an appropriate manner.

doesn’t need to be approached as a dreaded task. You have the power! You have the control! You can have fun! Two of my favorite motivational sayings are from Victor Borge and Mary Pettibone Poole respectively: “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people” and “He who laughs, lasts.”

I have informed my clients that they might not have control over what goes on in life but that they certainly have the power to control what goes on in their lives. This control exists in workouts, training runs, bike rides, yoga classes, and other exercise routines. This control should be used when deciding the “who” and “where” of your workout. First who will you workout with? Choose someone who will motivate you, make you laugh, and validate the quality person that you are. Choose someone who is reliable, trustworthy, and goal-oriented. Choose someone who will help you change your life for the better.

This health and fitness column is brought to you by that guy who enjoys a good glass of port when sitting starboard. That marine sommelier is Ron Blake and he can be reached at

Then where will you work out? Choose someplace that has pretty curtains, Tiffany lamps, and leather recumbent sofas. What? It’s not really my cup o’ tea but hey if it works for you then do it! You need to choose a place that fits your style and personality and a place that will allow you to have fun during your workout sessions. Find that place where you can adjust the radio to any station and any volume. Find that place where you can take off your shirt and walk around flexing in front of the mirrors like you would at your favorite gay haunt on a Saturday night. Find someplace that is relaxed and understanding. We all want results when we begin a fitness routine. It just

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CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS STATEWIDE Northland Cares Improving the quality of life of those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in Northern Ph: 928-776-4612 Victim/Witness Services of Coconino County Victim/Witness is a non-profit organization that helps victims of crime with assistance referrals within the community, as well as criminal justice advocacy and court escorts. We are an excellent resource in Northern Arizona. Ph: 928-779-6163 Arizona Men of Leather - Arizona Men of Leather (AML) is a male-identified Leathermen’s social group consisting of individuals who seek or live the Leather/SM/Fetish lifestyle, providing opportunities for friendship, mentoring, education and support of our community. A-Pah (Arizona Pups And Handlers) - This group is devoted to the human-dog, and those that love them. This is a place for pups, handlers and people curious about pup play in Arizona. We are a group in the Phoenix area that has been created to educate people about what pup play is as well as have a family of friends where they can be comfortable about this fun type of play. Desert Dominion - Desert Dominion is an educational and social group whose focus is providing information and education for people interested in the BDSM lifestyle. Desert Dominion gives people a chance to talk with like-minded adults confidentially about BDSM topics and practices. www.

fetishes, whatever they may be, from S&M to shoes. We hold play parties, coffees, munches, educational demos, discussions and other social functions where people can meet, get to know each other, and learn more about their own sexuality in a comfortable atmosphere.

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 and brotherhood to support our members and to serve our community with respect and integrity. www.


Phoenix Movie Bears - Phoenix Movie Bears is a social activity group for gay men and their friends in Phoenix, Arizona and surrounding areas. We get together on Wednesday nights (and occasionally on weekends) to see a movie at a local theater.

APEX (Arizona Power Exchange) - APEX is a not-for-profit corporation that provides education, social opportunities, and support for adults who are interested in Bondage and Discipline; Dominance and Submission; and Sadomasochism (BDSM) who value individual responsibility, integrity, confidentiality, and respect for self and others. APEX provides on-going forums for education and practice of BDSM and opportunities for like-minded individuals to socialize, explore and learn in a respectful and dignified environment. APEX welcomes all sexual orientations, consensual relationships, and risk-aware BDSM and sexual practices. www. Arizona Women of Leather- We are a group of women, organized for the common purpose of visibility, the promotion and encouragement, teaching and continuing the rich traditions of the Leather community within the Leather/S&M/B&D/ Fetish community, using mutual energies, resources and activities which can benefit not only our sisterhood, but also the greater community at large. We value visibility, sorority (“Sisterhood”), honor, education (teaching and learning), herstory and tradition, and promulgation of RACK (Risk Aware Consensual Kink).

Imperial Sovereign Empire of Arizona Strives to unite the GLBTS communities through charitable fundraising events to meet the needs of all. www.

Bears of the West - The mission of the ‘Bears Of The West’ is to promote opportunities for social and fraternal interaction between its members. This will be accomplished through meetings, activities and charitable events held by members of the club. The club will strive for diversity and acceptance of any person who wishes to join.

The Next Generation: Arizona - TNG-AZ is The Next Generation of Kink and Fetish in Arizona. We’re a social and educational group for ages 18-39 interested in exploring their

Phoenix Boys of Leather - In celebration of the essential “boy” spirit, the Phoenix Boys of Leather exists to serve, support, and enrich the Leather community. Membership is

HEALTH PHX LAMBDA Center Provides 12-step programs for LGBT people. Ph: 602-635-2090 Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS Created by and for people infected and affected by HIV. 1144 E. McDowell Road, PHX Ph: 602-307-5330

SOCIAL/SUPPORT Agape Network A food progrm for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Volunteers & Donations needed. Ph: 602-2346143 Stonewall Institute Outpatient Addiction Treatment Provider with a specialization in serving the local LGBTQ community. We provide Alcohol and Drug Screening, Assessment, and Individual, Group, and Family Counseling Services. Ph: 602-535-6468 Transgender Harmony Metro area support TG group, meets twice monthly on 2nd & 4th Saturdays at 7pm.

1 Apollo’s 5749 North 7th Street Phoenix, AZ 85014 (602) 277-9373

5 Cruisin’ 7th 3702 North 7th Street Phoenix, AZ 85014 (602) 212-9888

9 The Rock 4129 North 7th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85013 (602) 248-8559

13 Off Chute Too Store 4115 North 7th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85013 (602) 274-1429

2 Bunkhouse 4428 North 7th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85013 (602) 200-9154

6 Ice Pics Video Bar 3108 East McDowell Road Phoenix, AZ 85008 (602) 267-8707

10 Roscoe’s 4531 North 7th Street Phoenix, AZ 85014 (602) 285-0833

14 Tuff Stuff 1716 East McDowell Road Phoenix, AZ 85006 (602) 254-1429

3 Charlie’s Phoenix 727 West Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85013 (602) 265-0224

7 Pumphouse II 4132 East McDowell Road Phoenix, AZ 85008 (602) 275-3509

11 Rainbow Cactus 15615 N. Cave Creek Phoenix, AZ 85032 (602) 971-1086

15 Chute 1440 East Indian School Phoenix, AZ 85014 (602) 234-1654

4 Cherry Bar 1028 East Indian School Phoenix, AZ 85014 (602) 277-7729

8 Nu-Towne Saloon 5002 East Van Buren Phoenix, AZ 85008 (602) 267-9959

12 Velocity 2303 East Indian School Road Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 956-2885

16 Royal Villa Resort 4312 North 12th Street Phoenix, AZ (602) 266-6883

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17 Pleasure World 4029 East Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 275-0015 18 Paradise Adult Boutique 130 West Osborn Street Phoenix, AZ 85013 (602) 265-3735

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Elevated Lust by Jardonn Smith These five stories contain no ropes, no chains, no leather. They are devoid of stretch racks, whipping posts, crosses of crucifixion, for there is no interrogation, no torture, no torment of milking or orgasm denial... well, scratch those last two items. These are lust stories, and the only bondage of tortured heroes comes from the imagination of my victims.

Smith is also the author of Liquid Delights: Jardonn’s Erotic Tales of Wetness - 1. Coming Harvest 2. Country Club Swim, Past Shadows, Danube Divide, Axle Grease, I’ll Never Talk, and The Bishop of Grunewald: A Tale From the Dungeon.

the uncensored sizzling words of real women describing their hottest, wildest erotic adventures.

the Kilgrimol Finishing School is no place for a lady.

Stacy Bias is the founder of, the gathering place for the web-savvy dyke. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Fetish Sex By Violet Blue The information contained in “Fetish Sex” is well organized and it contains detailed descriptions and definitions. The writing is informative, yet casual and friendly. When I read Violet Blue’s work, I feel as if I am learning a great deal, while enjoying a relaxed conversation about many of my very favorite topics. Another fantastic virtue of this book is that it arouses such intense curiosity about so many ideas. Your online adventures in fetish exploration will be well directed if you prepare yourself ahead of time by reading the work of Violet Blue. For anybody just beginning their own adventure of self discovery and sexual exploration, this is really one of the best places to start. Couples will love it. I would recommend it to anyone interested in fetish sex, couples, singles, experts, and beginners. It’s a great book, on a great topic.

Black Garter by Lisette Ashton Ruthless and beautiful, Hera leads the Black Garter with a merciless hand. Her elite group of prefects secretly patrols the Kilgrimol Finishing School for Young Ladies. They help her to administer cruel and degrading punishments whenever Hera deems it necessary. New recruits are subjected to humiliating initiations, but the treasured prize of acceptance makes it a sacrifice worth enduring. When a spate of scandals strikes the school, private investigator Jo Valentine is called in to find the source of these incidents. Finding herself drawn in to a world of perverse pleasures and sexual intrigue, she soon realizes that

Up All Night by Stacy Bias In the tradition of the erotic bestsellers Skin Deep and Early Embraces, Up All Night presents

Behind Closed Doors: Ménage à trois Continued from page 6 The enhancement part comes when I show you how to control the senses that I allow the person to experience. Come let us wrap our minds and kink around this topic. Speed Play-Partnering: BDSM Event Mixer - Jeff and Hope Tired of having to take forever, or more, to just find out if someone is compatible for a play session? Not looking for happily ever after - just looking for Right-For-Tonight? This is a fun, fast-paced workshop where you get to “interview” multiple potential play partners in a short amount of time! We will go over ground rules, suggested questions, and allow a short period of time for participants to come up with 3 questions of their own to use in the event. When the sultry music plays - it’s game on! We have a set-up where we have Tops in one row, and bottoms in another across from them. It starts when the first pairing asks each other their 3 questions in 2 minutes!! And then the bottoms move one seat/place to the right, and the questions start flying again! After everyone rotates - we have an open social session where you can find that perfect Top and/or bottom to arrange a play date!! This gathering has limited attendance!!! We take the first 15 Tops and 15 bottoms!! Ready? Set? PLAY! The Tao of Bondage: Connection and Flow with Rope Michael Sol

The most profound beauty of bondage is how we share intimate expressions with our partner. When the flow of rope opens a channel between partners it allows for an intimate balance of two. Here, Michael Sol will reveal the magic of rope as a connective medium and art of the soul. Emphasizing Japanese bondage Sol will share how its discipline has liberated his expressions and become the first step towards the potential of rope. What follows is aspiring to a place where the rope disappears and your partner emerges in the flow of your art. While you are welcome to observe, rope is learned hands on. Feel free to bring rope and a towel or mat to sit on to actively participate. Traditional Caning - Lady Bridget Proper cane strokes, including placement, adequate time between strokes, the proper reed used to make the cane, these are all important to traditionalists. These, as well as other related topics will be discussed in this class on caning. Please feel free to bring your own canes for a bit of show and tell. Wax Without Wicks - Julian Wolf

you do when you want something relaxing that doesn’t hurt? Well, you’ve barely scratched the surface of possibilities, and quite possibly you’ve barely scratched your playmate. This class gives you the tips, tricks and tools to make waxing a memorable scene, for both the top and bottom. This class will cover the basics and go right into advanced techniques and will entice and excite tops, bottoms and everything in between as well as offer new ideas or variations to even the most experienced players. The biggest variation is we won’t be using traditional candles- no wicks will be lit, no fire used. Behind Closed Doors: Ménage à trois is produced by Baja Arizona Leather and sponsored by: Desert Dominion, Arizona Power Exchange, Horns & Halos, Northwest Leather Celebration, Off Chute Too and Fire & Ice. Cost is $30 if you pre-register before September 15, $40 at the door. To pre-register got to The event will take place at the Holiday Inn Tucson AirportNorth, 4550 South Palo Verde Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85714. For room reservations call: 520-746-1161.

Think of wax play as a great “warm up” or something soothing to do right before aftercare? Afraid of wax play because you don’t want to lose your lovely body hair? Is wax play the scene

Clubs and Organizations TUCSON


Bears of the Old Pueblo – The club will strive for diversity and acceptance of any person who wishes to join. This will be accomplished through meetings, activities and charitable events held by members of the club.

Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) Providing support services and HIV/AIDS prevention programs to Southern Arizona. Ph: 520-628-7223

1 Colors 5305 East Speedway Tucson, AZ 85712 (520) 323-1840 14

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2 IBT’s 616 North 4th Avenue Tucson, AZ 85707 (520) 882-3053

3 VENTURE-N 1239 North 6th Avenue Tucson, AZ 85705-6639 (520) 882-8224

TIHAN Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network. Ph: 520-299-6647

4 Woody’s 3710 North Oracle Road Tucson, AZ 85705-3282 (520) 292-6702


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