National Leather Association : Utah Chapter

Who is NLA?

The National Leather Association has been around for more than 25 years. They are referred to as NLA-International or NLA-I because they are an international leather organization, with chapters in the United States in Washington, Texas, Ohio, Florida, Nevada, Colorado, Oklahoma, Indiana, Georgia, and more; and in Canada in Toronto and Vancouver. NLA-I also holds the annual Living In Leather (LIL) event, which moves around the country from chapter to chapter each year. One day, LIL will hopefully be held right here in Utah.

Who is NLA:Utah?

NLA:Utah is the new NLA chapter based in – you guessed it – Utah. Most other NLA chapters focus on a metropolitan area such as a major city, but those areas generally have more leather people in their communities. We saw a greater need to create a unifying chapter for the more spread out and at-large leather community in Utah, and our founders are all from neighborhoods all over the Salt Lake valley and the Ogden region. Should our community grow to the extent that we would be better served by utilizing multiple chapters, we will be among the first to help organize that.

Why become a member of NLA-Utah?

There are lots of reasons you may want to join NLA:Utah. Many of our events will be closed to members only. We are in the process of developing unique properties online as a resource for members to communicate and meet like-minded folks. Perhaps you just want to show your support for the chapter, or the people, or the causes which we will be supportive of in the future.