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R.A.I.S.E., formally known as the Bear’s Lair Leather Family and House, began its journey in early 2012, in the San Francisco Bay Area, in California. As the Bear’s Lair Family and House, members volunteered, donated, hosted parties, taught, sponsored, and demonstrated for a multitude of organizations, venues, and events over the years, including Tri-Valley Kinky Lunch Brunch Munch, The Legion of Sin, Motorcycle Club, The San Francisco Leather Alliance, The San Francisco Citadel, Northwest Leather Celebration, MAst-Livermore, Folsom Fringe, Mr. SF Leather Contest, Leather Ally, and Folsom Street Fair.

In 2020, we relocated, due to the Pandemic and family medical needs to South Georgia. When the Pandemic subsided, we began attending, sponsoring, volunteering, and hosting, as many community events, parties, and conferences as possible.

In 2022, we in collaboration with rapture of the mind, began The Valdosta, Georgia Munch and a non-profit organization, The South Georgia Leather and Kink Collective. Both include their own respective Discord sites.

For 2024, we as a Family, decided to rebrand with the acronym R.A.I.S.E. that more aligns with our shared goals and direction. Our founding members, under our reorganization are Master Bear, Kiterra, Demi, and Pony. Our family is comprised of LGBTQ, plus members and culturally diverse. We are passionate about reaching out, as advocates and to serve our amazing community, in all its glorious facets and forms. Here, all are welcomed, loved, and supported. We desire nothing more than to evolve into the best version of us!




Valdosta, Georgia USA




In 2012

Panel History:

Added in-person at SouthEast Leather Fest, June 15, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia.



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