A Social Club for Gay Leather Men and Our Friends
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Introduction to the Atons

The Atons were founded in 1972 as a gay men's Leather/Levi social fraternity that is dedicated to promoting a positive image of our lifestyle through our various activities. As part of our mission, we work to encourage local, national and inter-national fellowship, and we also work to foster both the unity and diversity of the leather community.

As a club, the Atons of Minneapolis host many different activities. These include monthly meetings, social events, and an annual banquet.

To encourage fellowship we hold events known as “runs.” These started as motorcycle road trips to visit members of clubs in other cities. Ours is a camp-out, to which we invite other clubs and members of the leather community from all across the nation for a weekend of fun and brotherhood. It is usually held on the third weekend of July.

The leather community is composed of unique individuals who have a wide variety of interests and desires. However, we share the common bond of our interest in leathersex and all that comes with it. The Atons reflect both the unity and diversity of the leather community, while seeking to encourage a unity within this diversity. As part of this, we sponsor a variety of fund raising events to bring the community together to express our identity and celebrate our culture. Proceeds from these events benefit both club functions and the larger gay community - including charitable organizations and AIDS services.

To ensure that we achieve our goals, we are always looking for a few good men. If you would like to attend our events, or are interested in membership, please visit contact our officers (links to the right) or call 763.443.0459.

Contact Details

Atons of Minneapolis

PO Box 580517
Minneapolis, MN 
55458-0517

Voicemail: 612-562-8667

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Pledging to be a Full Member isn't for everyone. If you want to have a way to contribute and participate with the Atons in leather and community activities, consider applying to be an Associate Member.

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