How Vancouver Men in Leather (VML) was Founded:
In January 2004, a small group of gay men interested in leather, uniform, and fetish banded together to form a community-focused social club. These founding members have been actively involved in the local leather community for years.
Tired of not having a local place or club to meet other like-minded men (like many other cities have), these men formed Vancouver’s newest club specifically for gay leather men.
The club is dedicated to having fun, meeting new people, and learning more about the leather lifestyle. We’re offering gay men interested in leather a place to meet on a regular basis.
Gay men are seeking out places to meet one another, and Vancouver Men in Leather is happy to create that space with the great support from Numbers.
VML had its inaugural party and membership drive on February 27, 2004. It was jointly planned with the management of Numbers. With Numbers’ cooperation and keen interest, the upstairs bar at Numbers was renamed the “Leather Loft”.