Boot Co. Presents: Rubber and Uniforms

Boot Co. is excited to present Rubber and Uniform, let your senses indulge on a night of rubber and uniforms.

Special guest all the way from Melbourne Mr Melbourne rubber him self Liam Clark will be there and on the decks to bring the club rockin is Dj Doug MC from 9pm.

The dungeon will be active under the care of an experienced Dungeon Master, where those interested in BDSM activities can watch or experience in them in a safe place. Whether you identify as a keen top, curious bottom, or something else, please free to come and check it out.

Boot Youth will be meeting in the main space from 8pm – 9 pm and is open to all young men aged from 18-early 30’s who are interested in exploring kink and fetish. Your $5.00 entry fee includes entry into BootCo. This is an opportunity for younger guys to get to know each other a bit and share some of their experiences with kink and fetish. Wanting to eat before Boot Youth, we sugest coming early dinner area opens around 6 pm.

Although rubber and uniform is the theme, don’t forget Leather, sports or latex gear is always welcome. Cloak facilities will again be available on the night with all funds raised being returned back into our community.

Door Prices:
Members price: $5
Non-Member price $10

Want to become a member for alot more than door discounts please check out and sign up for $20 per year at https://thebootcobrisbane.tidyhq.com/public/memberships/new

AGM dates will be released soon, want to put your hand up for nominations, become a member/renew today to be elegiable.

Don’t kink shame (by Andrew Goldberg)

I’ve been on both sides of this issue, being both the kink shamer and the person receiving the negative comments. When I first came onto the LGBIT scene, I discovered that we define each other by what we look like – twinks, muscle marys, bears, lipstick lesbians, drag queens, drag kings – this list goes on forever. I would only hang out with people who looked like me, because I felt safe with that group and I wouldn’t associate with anyone else. Most of the time we would get drunk and talk about how wrong and disgusting it was if you were different from us – especially if you liked unusual forms of kink.

That is a part of my life I wish never happened. To this day, that person I was makes me sick inside. Looking back, I was a little shit of a person. I know I hurt people and for that I’m sorry.

Now fast forward a few years and I was lucky enough to get a job at The Sportsman Hotel where regular LGBIT events take place. Working there has changed my life. I have experienced the good and bad of what our community offers. I have made friends whom I know in the past I would have never spoken with.

I learned that some of my new friends enjoyed some kink and fetishes that I at the time I knew nothing about. I didn’t know how to respond. But I was interested to learn more. I was invited to a Boot Youth meeting so I could learn and ask questions about anything and everything I wanted to know about this lifestyle.

Coming out of my first Boot Youth meeting I was on such a happy high – until I received a message from someone whom I had thought was a friend, saying that I was a sick, messed up in the head, disgusting person. I had lost a friend who I thought meant a lot to me. I was devastated.

And it didn’t stop there. As people outside of the kink community learned what kinks and fetishes I enjoy, I’ve been shamed, bullied and made fun of. Although I had done it myself in the past, I could not understand how people could try to shame someone over something they knew nothing about? Something I truly enjoy and which makes me happy. I just wanted to run away, live under a rock and be forgotten about.

I remember thinking I was doing something wrong and I should stop. At one point I withdrew from the kink scene completely, hoping that the people around me would stop making fun of me. I let them get to me.

I’m now at a point in my life where I am still learning about different kinks and fetishes that I enjoy. It is my journey and no one is going to make me feel bad about it. It’s really none of their business. I shouldn’t feel bad about something that makes me happy. I have grown up a lot and wish that I had given some people more of a chance before making judgements about them based on what I heard from other people.

I have already shared this story on Facebook and am grateful for all the supportive comments it has generated. I hope it will make people – from within and outside the kink community – think twice about kink shaming, and encourage anyone who witnesses this behaviour to call it out, and support the victim if they are able to do so.

BootCo Presents Industrial Tinsel 2016

Have you been naughty or nice? BootCo. is celebrating Christmas in 2016 in it’s traditional twisted style with Industrial Tinsel – a night of candy canes, leather and jockstraps.

This year we have an Ipad Air to raffle off and all proceeds will be donated to QuAC’s initiative Happy Hampers for Happy Campers. As well as having a chance to sit on Santa’s knee and see what’s in his full sack. Haslam Consulting and Accounting is our sponsor with the donation of the Ipad… https://www.haslam.com.au/

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President’s message

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Greetings Men!

It is hard to believe that our upcoming pub night Wrestle will mark six months (give or take a day or two) since the current management committee was elected and a notional half-way point in the committee’s term.  I have been extremely impressed with how quickly the committee has knuckled down and got on with the job of delivering great events for you – particularly considering several committee members are relatively new to Boot Co. and have relatively limited experience of being part of a management committee.  Rest assured that we have not run out of steam and have more great events planned for you over summer.

Your committee is also keen to have a fresh look at what we might be doing during 2017 and we will be getting together for half a day on 19 November to do some strategic planning.  A key input to that day will be the results of a survey that you will soon be invited to participate in, seeking your feedback on our monthly pub nights.  I strongly encourage you all to participate in this so that your committee can have a clear idea of what you would like to hear, watch and participate in at these events.  In a diverse community such as ours it is unlikely that we can please everyone all the time but hopefully, armed with some facts relating to what our members like and want, we can please most of you, most of the time.

We recently received the exciting news that the May 2016 Boot Co.mmunity Car Wash has been nominated for the Community Initiative of the Year Award in the Australian LGBTI Awards 2017. This is wonderful honour for the club and a well-deserved pat on the back for the organiser and Boot Co. member Torren Adelle.  The final judging will take place early next year and the winners announced at a black-tie event at the Sydney Opera House.  In the meantime, Torren has another car wash coming up this Saturday, 29 October at Number 29 and Boot Co. will be running a BBQ on the day.  At $35 for a full clean inside and out it is fantastic value – and there is the added bonus of having the job done by some very fit men and women in sexy swimwear. Please take your car along and support this fantastic initiative.

As this is my first message to you since the 2016 Mister Queensland Leather and Queensland Leather Boy titles were announced at the end of August, I’ll conclude by congratulating the title winners Ben Bullivant and David Allen on their well-deserved wins, and also thank the other contestants and judges for the courtesy, dedication and community spirit with which they approached the competition.  Ben and David have really hit the ground running and already achieved some great local and interstate media exposure for us, including a fantastic write-up in the October edition of Queensland Pride.  I have also been impressed with the contribution that our Leather Daddy 2016 winner Bruce Jones has been making to the club since picking up the title at Tom’s Bar.  If Bruce hasn’t yet sold you a raffle ticket then it’s only a matter of time!

I look forward to catching up with as many of you as possible at our events over the coming months.

Joshua