Upcoming Events

Press Release:  ONYX Mid-Atlantic 2023 Auction and Cocktail Party 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

  • January 16 | MLK Day
  • February | Black History Month
  • February 6 – 10 | Black Lives Matter
  • February 20 | World Day of Social Justice

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.
  • MAL 2023 Contest, January 15, 2023
    Congratulations to the MAL 2023 Winner, Daniel DeLuca (upper left).  We are excited to follow your journey!!   We salute our own ONYX Mid-Atlantic brother, boy Bakari ONYX (upper right), and are so very proud of your efforts and representation.   And of course, much love to all the contestants (bottom) that worked so hard to prepare for and participate in the MAL 2023 Contest.  We look for great things from each of you!!  CONGRATULATIONS FROM ONYX MID-ATLANTIC!!

  • Scarlet’s Bake Sale – 50th Anniversary, February 12, 2023, @The Crucible
    This is an annual charity event.  Cake drop-off is between 1:30 – 3:00 PM.  The Social starts at 3:00 PM, with the Cake Auction held at 4:00 PM.   This years charity is HIPS (Reducing Harm and Saving Lives).   Location:  The Crucible, 412 V Street NE, WDC.

  • ONYX Mid-Atlantic Planning Meeting, January 21, 2023
    ONYXMA will hold it’s Annual Planning Meeting January 21 via Zoom, from 1 – 4 PM.  This is a members only meeting.  We hope to see our entire membership at this event.  Come out and participate in the the planning and goal setting for 2023.  This is your opportunity to participate in and influence our organizational planning.  Zoom information and an agenda will be sent prior to the meeting via the Blast.

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 great locations.  Good Vibes | Great Drinks | Great Music

National Events

  • Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend 2023, January 13 – 16, 2023.  The ONYX Mid-Atlantic Cocktail Party and Gear Show / Auction will be held Saturday, January 14 from 2 – 6 PM in Congressional A on the lobby level.  More information to follow.  Check link at the start of this bullet to see any new information regarding MAL 2024.   Thank you to everyone that attended MAL 2023 and supported MAL, the Centaurs MC and of course ONYX.  See you in 2024.

  • Leather Leadership Conference (LLC), March 10 – 12, 2023 in Atlanta, GA.
    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..

    For more information and direct links to registration, hotel, etc. click on the LLC Websitehttp://www.leatherleadership.org/

  • International Mr. Leather (IML 2023), May 25 – 29, 2023 in Chicago, IL.
    We are preparing for our Sapphire Anniversary of International Mr. Leather™ and International Mr. Bootblack contests for 2023. The host hotel is once again at Chicago’s historic Congress Hotel and Convention Center and our contests are returning to the Auditorium Theatre.
    Contests have already begun to happen across the country choosing new title holders to fill our stage. We look forward to introducing you to the Class of 23 in its entirety at the beginning of May.

    Our volunteers are always very eager to sign up for their shifts, we appreciate them giving their time to our organization, those shifts should become available in mid-February. You can still find information regarding volunteering under the visitors guide.

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