ONYX is an organization formed and operated by Men of Color who enjoy the leather lifestyle. ONYX sets as its goal to provide an informational and social organization to address issues specific to people of color who chose to project the positive aspects of the leather lifestyle and support our community and economic initiatives.

For additional information, please visit the organization’s national website.

The Northwest Chapter

In October 2017, ONYX Northwest became an official ONYX chapter as voted on by the national board! This is great news! The chapter founders are excited :). Steaming ahead, however, we are currently in the process of becoming a legally recognized social organization. The Northwest chapter covers California (the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento and Monterey Areas), Washington, Oregon and Alaska and Northern Nevada (i.e. Reno).


Are you interested in joining the ONYX brotherhood? We invite you to join our google group to become informed about the chapter and apply for membership. The deadline to apply for 2018 is March 31st. For details about pledging, refer to our Pledge Process.

Upcoming Events

  • ONYX Presents: Pledge

    January 27, 2018  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Powerhouse, 1347 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

    The wait is finally over! Become a member of ONYX NW. Come out for our first membership drive and to help us honor Powerhouse as our home bar.

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  • ONYX Northwest: Black Panther "Heroes & Villians" Party

    February 24, 2018  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Powerhouse, 1347 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

    As the Black Panther movie roars across the world, the hottest leathermen of color in the Bay Area invite you to our "Heroes & Villians" Party. The Black Panther Movie matches ONYX's values of visibility and representation by people of color in our society; so come and join the party as we raise money for local charities and nonprofits in the region.

    A suggested donation of $5 for charity gets you a chance to win a spectacular door prize! There will be a raffle, go-go studs, Onyx-Pops music by DJ ONE A and some of the hottest leathermen in the Bay Area. Who knows, you might find the Robin and Nightwing to match your Batman, and you can show them how to go down on crime!

    We hope to see you there and please bring a friend!

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  • Meet ONYX Northwest

    March 14, 2018  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Join us for this hangout if you’re interested in pledging ONYX Northwest this year. We’ll answer your questions, and introduce ourselves to you.

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  • ONYX Northwest presents: BOOTS!

    March 24, 2018  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Powerhouse, 1347 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

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