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Leather & Grace (L&G) is an organization of Unitarian Universalists who identify with or support the BDSM/kink community. Founded in 2011,[1] L&G is a member of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom,[2] and engages in educational and advocacy work for "kink-oriented" UUs within the denomination.[3][4][5] The organization's efforts are coordinated by an elected steering committee, which appoints and oversees specialized committees (educational outreach, crisis response, etc.) and local affiliates. The current Moderator is Desmond Ravenstone, a lay leader at the Arlington Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts.

Leather & Grace
FounderDesmond Ravenstone
PurposeTo engage in educational and advocacy work for "kink-oriented" Unitarian Universalists within the denomination
  • United States
Desmond Ravenstone
AffiliationsNational Coalition for Sexual Freedom Edit this at Wikidata

Their logo combines a red flaming chalice with the stripes of the Leather Pride flag.[6]


  1. ^ "Leather & Grace website: L&G's Story".
  2. ^ "NCSF: Who We Are: Coalition Partners".
  3. ^ "Minutes of UUA Board of Trustees meeting, April 20-21, 2013" (PDF). UUA.
  4. ^ ""Spirituality Meets Leather" by Amy Shiner". Huffington Post. January 23, 2012.
  5. ^ "sUbteXt: "So I say, if you are burning, burn ..."". Nori J. Rost. February 26, 2015.
  6. ^ "Leather & Grace: L&G's Story".

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