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Hello Brotherhood!


On behalf of PSLOD, and the leather community of Palm Springs, I’m excited to welcome you to MAXIMUM THRUST, PS Leather Pride 2023!  This year, we have added several events to the schedule to make your Leather Pride Experience even more memorable.  And the events that you have come to know and love, are taking on some new elements I’m certain you’ll enjoy.  We have started early this year to offer you more value through sponsorships- and, just more overall. It’s called Maximum Thrust- Go Deep, not, Just Get It In, right? LOL.  Rest up, men!  You’ll need ALL your energy!

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Seth Archuleta, for generously creating and donating our oh-so-sexy original artwork for the official marketing and merchandise of PS Leather Pride 2023.  His brilliant work will not only grace the T-shirts our VIP’s will get with their packages, but also be available for purchase throughout the weekend.  And the original piece has been gallery framed and will be the centerpiece of our silent auction at the formal dinner.  Keep a weather eye out, all three of the models featured will be attending several of the events this weekend- see if you can spot one.

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We are hopeful that this year’s events will be a homecoming of the brotherhood, old and new, we have all been pining for over the past few years.  Gathering together to celebrate what feels good to us, what turns us on, what gets us off.  Our kinks, our swirls, and everything in between.  The ultimate distraction from turbulent global woes.  I look forward to meeting each and every one of you, so stop me if you see me and say hello.  And, more than anything, I want you to have the best time ever!

Big Love-

Charlie Banfield (AKA Jack Dyer)

PS Leather Pride, Chair



Registration @ Hotel ZOSO4pm - 8pm
Welcome to Hotel Zoso, our Official Host Hotel!  Join us in the lobby to pick up your pre-registration Leather Pride package, swag bag, t-shirt, and more.  Have a drink in the lobby, this is your first opportunity to meet other event attendees.  Here, you can also easily purchase tickets to individual events, and merchandise—all weekend long! Registration will be open each day to provide information on all the events.  Here, you can also “ask the locals” -our fantastic group of PSLOD volunteers, for anything from dining suggestions, to shopping excursions, to cruising spot directions, in our fair city.


Hotel ZOSO
150 South Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs

AA Gathering Spot (24 hrs.) @ Hotel ZOSO
For all our program bothers. There is a room for you downstairs in Hotel Zoso, to gather whenever you like. Although this is not a structured meeting, it is a safe space to meet with like minds.  Available from 4pm on Thursday until noon on Sunday.

Meet & Greet the Contestants and Judges @ Toolshed, 7pm - 10pm 
Come on over to Toolshed and meet our 2024 class of contestants.  Here is your first chance to pick your favorites!  Our judges will be introduced,  as well.  And our champions will draw their order numbers for the contest.  We have a hot group of Leathermen that are ready to give you a big warm Palm Springs welcome to Leather Pride! This event has traditionally become like a homecoming for brothers from all around to reconnect.  Stay and play- it’s also Toolshed’s Legendary Underwear Night!

This event is not ticketed, cash bar.


The Tool Shed
600 East Sunny Dunes Road
Palm Springs


Plunge @ CCBC11am - 5pm

Plunge, the Official Pool Parties of PSLOD, takes over CCBC- the largest full-service, clothing optional, gay men’s resort in the country.  Come dip into the pool and indulge in all the debauchery that CCBC has to offer.  Had enough of the glorious sun on your skin?  Step into one of the many themed play spaces and, um- regroup.  At CCBC, clothing is always optional.  Lockers are available.  Lookers are, too!  Pace yourselves, men.  You don’t want to come too early at this one- *wink.


This event is ticketed, cash bar.  Official PS Leather Pride Merchandise will be available for purchase here.


68300 Gay Resort Drive
Cathedral City

JFF Content Creators Meet-up Mixer @ Hotel ZOSO (Encore Lobby), 2:30-4:30pm
This event is for the lovers… the dreamers… and, those who pay to see them. Join adult film model, Ryan Sebastian (Mr. PS Leather 2022), Just For Fans (and, other) content creators and their fans, and meet up on the top level of the hotel. No judgement here! No filming will take place at this event, it is simply a meet up conduit for potential filming, etc. And, etc.

This event is free and not ticketed, cash bar, swag by JFF.

The Official Leather Dinner Party @ Hotel ZOSO (Encore Cabaret Room), 6pm - 9pm 
Come see the new look of formal.  We’ve taken everything you normally see at a formal leather dinner and made it- well, comfortable!  Wear your best leather and enjoy a seating optional, 3-hour party!  Reduced cash Well Bar, cash Premium bar, multiple buffet stations, a fantastic Silent Auction, and a LIVE auction you won’t want to miss. And a special Live Auction that includes your chance to bid and win a Sunday Lunch Date with our own Mr. PS Leather 2022, Ryan Sebastian. We’ve taken this event out of the basement and up to the roof at the Hotel Zoso.  A Live Performance by Colton Ford, Rosemary Galore, a rooftop Cigar Space under the stars, Contestant fantasy videos on the big screen, and many, many more surprises.  This is the one NOT to miss!

This event is ticketed, reduced cash well bar, cash premium bar, multiple buffet stations, Silent and Live Auction offerings.

Dark Alley Marketplace @ Toolshed, 6pm - 1:30am 
Hosted by Owner, Rob Cole at his well-known Levi-Leather Bar, the Toolshed will turn it out again for us this year.  An elaborate collection of leather vendors and artisans. All with the same good-time-homecoming-group-hug-vibes you have come to know.

This event is ticketed, cash bar.


Plunge @ CCBC11am - 5pm

Plunge, the Official Pool Parties of PSLOD, takes over CCBC- the largest full-service, clothing optional, gay men’s resort in the country. Come take a second lap around the playrooms and then hang by the pool.  Same location, same situation, fresh prospects and, all new playmates.


This event is ticketed, cash bar.  Official PS Leather Pride Merchandise will be available for purchase here.

The Official Cigar Social @ The Barracks2pm - 4pm

Welcome to the Barracks, where men are men, and deep fetish is just a Tuesday.  Come be where the smoking hot cigar daddies are.  The bar is stocked with a wide range of Bourbon and Whiskey options for your enjoyment.  And this year, a little something special we’ve thrown into the mix.  A live Cuban cigar roller making custom cigars that can be paired with the Bourbon and Whiskey flight at the bar.  Come see how the sausage gets made, so to speak.

Ticketed event, cash bar, premium top shelf offerings, cigars available for purchase.

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The Barracks Bar
67625 East Palm
Canyon Drive
Cathedral City

The Contest, Mr. PS Leather 2024 @ Hotel ZOSO, 6pm-9pm
Get…ready…to…RUMBLE!  The battle for the sash is on!  The raucous and outrageous duo, Christopher Durbin (Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2016) and Rosemary Galore will be your hosts for the evening.  Special guest performers.  Have we got some hot contestants for you? Hell, yes, we do!  Doing us proud, straight to IML. 

*** All attending to be seated by 6:45pm.

Ticketed event, cash bar, no intermission.

THRUST, Go Deep- The Official Victory Party @ The Barracks, 8pm - 2am 
We have taken over the Barracks and we’ll be spilling out into the parking lot.  This is the BIG one!  Everything is twice the size- 2 DJ’s, concession vendors, 12 bars, Leatherman Gogo’s, and lots of dark spots for handholding and spirited scripture reading, *wink.

Ticketed event, cash bar, food purchase, come early, VIP Line. Official PS Leather Pride Merchandise will be available for purchase here.

Dark Alley Marketplace @ Toolshed, 6pm - 1:30am 
The party continues.  An elaborate collection of leather vendors and artisans take over the alley behind Toolshed, to party under the stars.

This event is non-ticketed, cash bar, food purchase.


Pancake Breakfast @ Dick's on Arenas8am - 12pm

Because everybody deserves morning sex and pancakes, right?  The perfect way to start the day.  Join us at Dick’s on Arenas for our 1st Annual PSLOD Pancake Breakfast.  Dick’s Famous Bloody Mary bars available. Pancakes $10.

Non-ticketed event, cash bar, food purchase, Official PS Leather Pride Merchandise will be available for purchase here.


Dick's on Arenas
301 East Arenas Road
Palm Springs

Beer Bust Official Closing Party @ The Barracks, 1pm-8pm
Barracks is opening early to give you more time to say goodbye.  Great music, cheap beer, hot bartenders and all the hot men you’ve come to expect at the Barracks.  Get your boots blacked, grab a hot dog from the grill, get your tarot cards read, and pick up those last-minute items from the Rough Trade pop-up shop.

This Event is Non-ticketed, VIP Package and/or donation get line jump.  cash bar.  Official PS Leather Pride Merchandise will be available for purchase here.

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