ONYX is a Leather/BDSM Fraternity for Gay, Bi and Trans Men of Color. Our organizational mission is to Educate, Explore and Empower. We educate Men of Color about the Leather/BDSM/Fetish/Kink community, providing a safe space for exploration, and empowering all to live their Leather journey more freely, safely and happily.

There is much more to ONYX than just having a good time or wearing Leather/Kink/Fetish gear. Our chapters offer education programs to help others expand their fetish skills (Bondage, Spanking, Flogging, Ass Play, Role Play, etc.) with demos along with more personal workshops (i.e. Role Play, Power Exchange, etc.) Each chapter has members who are current and former titleholders such as International Mr. Leather 2014, LeatherMan of Color, Mr. Atlanta Eagle, Mr. DC Eagle, Mr. NY Eagle, Mr. SECC 2014, Mr. SELF 2014-15, Mr. Georgia Olympus, Mr. Ebony Leather, Mr. Southern Coastal States, Mr. American Rubberman and more! Our Brotherhood is about togetherness and supporting our Leather/Kink Community!

The Vice President and Pledge Master of each chapter will conduct an interest gathering that could take place at a scheduled bar night or other ONYX event.  At these gatherings, you will be provided the opportunity to meet all of the current members and ask any questions you may have about the organization in general or chapter in particular.  Prior to this interest meeting, you would be encouraged to attend our events, allowing you to get to know us and vice versa.

There will also be a vetting process established by the Membership Chair and Vice President that will allow all members to participate in the interviewing process.  Those brothers participating will be responsible to reporting all findings to the Membership Chair to determine recommendation to the coming pledge class.  Upon acceptance into the pledge class, you will be provided with your requirements, including attending meetings, completing assignments and active participation in ONYX events during the pledge period.

Membership Levels:

FULL BROTHER: Open only to Gay, Bi or Trans Men of Color with intention of active participation. You will receive voting rights, eligible for elective offices and a seat as a representative at formal business meetings. You must not be a full member of any other club of this type. Leasing of Full colors granted. Initiation and yearly fees apply. In person or video interview required. Photo and proof of age required. 

ASSOCIATE: Open to all regardless of race, color, sexual orientation, gender identification, club affiliation or distance. Leasing of associate colors (small insignia) only granted. Yearly fees apply. In person or video interview required. Photo and proof of age required. 

Please contact the chapter nearest you (in our Chapters section) to inquire about membership!