This was a strict leather dress code night, the only specific leather night in the north of the UK. What about the Hell for Leather events in the 90s, at the Mineshaft and various other venues… and even one at G Mex during the August Bank Holiday gay carnival? The scene also remains glaringly white, according to Pianim. I hope to see you at some of the events, you can find the schedule on page of this magazine. Then came a crisis.
In Leon moved back to Amsterdam, and in the autumn closed down the site because of financial problems.
Manchester Gay Bars
For now, the Backstreet lives on, throwing specialist parties for rubberists and occasional gigs to keep afloat. Then came along Rockies, which changed its name to Chains then it became the much missed club, Legends now demolished. Club Lash is an alternative fetish club that hosts monthly events on the second Saturday of each month. The sex tends towards BDSM, from rough horseplay to sadomasochism. Club Lash also has a strict dress code, so dress to impress and break out your best fetish outfit.