This set of sites addresses the literature and history of sexuality. Parental supervision is strongly recommended.
"If you are looking for a one-stop site for your leather culture
resources, this is your site."
—Review in the August 2004 issue of the Guard Post
This directory is maintained by Dusk Peterson. Fiction by Dusk Peterson is available, including leather fiction.
Updated in May 2012.
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International Directory of Online Leather Magazines and Newsletters. The most complete directory available of gay, lesbian, and pansexual magazines and newsletters. Recommended by the Erotica Readers & Writers Association.
Leather Books in Alternative Formats. Gay, lesbian, and pansexual books in audio format, large print, electronic text, and braille.
Leather Culture, 1945-1985: A Bibliography of Printed and Online Resources. Lists online and printed resources on leather history around the world.
Leather Fonds: Archives and Libraries with Collections Related to Leather Culture. Places where you can find leather books, magazines, and historical documents and objects.
Leather TOCs: Tables of Contents for Leather Magazines. Tables of contents and other information on gay, lesbian, and pansexual magazines such as Drummer, Brat Attack, Checkmate, and Metropolitan slave.
Transcend: Leather Spirituality News and Links. Links on Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Pagan, Shamanic, Unitarian Universalist, and general leather spirituality from gay, lesbian, and pansexual perspectives.
The Literature and History of Friendship, Romantic Friendship, Romance, and Sexuality. Includes GLBT resources.
Online Leather Fiction by Dusk Peterson.
Sites on the History and Literature of Western Hierarchical Relationships.
Topman: Online Writings by and about John Preston.
True Tales: An Erotic E-zine of Masculinity and Power. Many of the stories and articles are on gay leather. See also the magazine's leather links.
Carter/Johnson Leather Library. Catalogue, images, and information on a travelling library of gay, lesbian, and heterosexual publications.
Colors of Leather. Images related to gay, lesbian, and heterosexual magazines, clubs, bars, and leather history.
Leather Archives and Museum. Primarily gay, but with some lesbian and heterosexual material.
Penitential Arts. A kink history site with an extensive links list. Go there to find links to other important leather history sites that are focussed on particular topics.
To search all of the sites at The Leather Research Reference Shelf,
type in "leather research" (including the quotation marks) and then the
word or words you are seeking. Put quotation marks around phrases. You
do not need to capitalize. For example, if you want to find references
to New Zealand, type the following:
"leather research" "new zealand"
Alternatively, you may type the name of the specific site within The Leather Research Reference Shelf that you wish to search.
"leather tocs" preston
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