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Daddy Don Returns!

Atons 2014 Run Shirt Wag Zone.

Daddy Don
Puppy Trainer 2012

The Atons are pleased to welcome Daddy Don to the Atons 2014 Run, July 18-20. Daddy Don will be conducting pup play and bondage demos for the run.

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Atons Holiday Fundraiser 2013

Sunday, December 8, 5pm-10pm Bolt Underground
$10 donation at the door or $7 donation with 5lbs of non-perishable food.
Silent auction with an assortment of items and gifts.
Photos with Sexy Santa.

Officers Banquet 2012

Atons 2012 Officers Banquest CakeThank you to everyone who attended our annual Atons' Officers Installation Banquet on Sunday. Forty-five of our leather brothers and sisters joined us in kicking off our fortieth anniversary celebration year.

Thank you to Richard Carlbom, from Minnesotans United for All Families, who spoke to us about the upcoming Marriage Amendment vote. Congratulations to our 2012 Friends of the Atons, Daniel Hennagir and Seth Iverson, along with our 2012 Associate Excellence Award recipients Rich Hunt & Jodi Fritsche and Bud Lile & Randy Ingram.

In recognition for his outstanding community work in helping to produce the Gear Nights at the Bolt Underground, and for working to foster a safe space for young leathermen, the Atons awarded a gift of leather to Derek Harley. Derek received a flattering garrison cap with yellow piping.

Sunday's banquet was just the beginning of the Atons' fortieth anniversary year.

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Holiday Spirit

It’s that time of year again when the Atons invite you to come in from the cold and join with us in this season of giving. As part of the ongoing outreach, we host this fundraising event during the winter holiday season to benefit Aliveness Project. The fundraiser will be held this year for 5pm to 10pm on Sunday December 2, 2012 at Bolt Underground in Downtown Minneapolis. 

Leading up to the fundraiser, we are looking for donations of auction items such as leather gear, books, posters, fetish items, or anything else you think we might be able to use to help raise money for charity. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to coordinate a pickup or dropoff if you have anything you wish to donate.

Holiday Fundraiser 2011

111204 Atons Holiday FundraiserThe Atons Holiday Fundraiser on December 4, 2011 was great. We raised $2000 for OutFront Minnesota to fight the 2012 Marriage Amendment, and we collected 900 lbs. of food for the Aliveness Project. Thank you to everyone who attended, donated items for the auctions, and helped out in so many other ways. And a special thanks to Seth, Angel, Daniel Hennagir, and Derek Harley for creating such a special photography experience for attendees!

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About the Atons

The Atons of Minneapolis , founded in 1972, is one of the nation's oldest active gay men's Leather / Levi social fraternity. We are dedicated to promoting a positive image of our lifestyle through our various social activities. As part of our mission, we work to encourage local, national and international fellowship. We also work to foster both the unity and diversity of the leather community.

Contact Details

Atons of Minneapolis

PO Box 580517
Minneapolis, MN 

Voicemail: 612-562-8667

Want to Join the Atons?

The Atons are currently accepting applications for new Associate Members and pledges, which is the first step in becoming a Full Member. 

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