Pledge Application

Applications for the 2021 pledge class is now open! Please send an email to for an application.

Pledge Applications close on March 31st, 2021.

If you’re interested in learning more about ONYX NW, please fill out a general interest form.

Thank you for your interest in pledging to become a member of ONYX Northwest. ONYX is a respected organization that has been providing a place for kinky men of color to explore safely and celebrate their sexuality for more than 20 years.

The pledge process involves the following components:

  • Participation in community project(s).
  • Participation in pledge classes
  • Demonstrating Brotherhood and Dedication
  • Developing communication and relationships with Onyx Big Brothers
  • Completing Pledge Interviews at the end of the pledging process.

Download this pdf to read our full pledge process.

The application period for this year’s pledge class Opens October 2020 and Closes January 2, 2021.

In all, the pledge process will be for a duration of 6 months. During this process, we seek a two-way relationship with you. This is a mutual assessment. ONYX men love to have a lot of fun and we want you to as well! We encourage you to play and explore all aspects of your kinkiness.

We also encourage you to become acquainted with the other pledges and ONYX Northwest brothers. At the heart of ONYX is a sense of fraternity. Our ultimate goal is for you to have a fun, memorable and educational experience. To learn more about the 9 chapters of this national brotherhood, please visit

Thank you again for your interest in pledging. We are so excited to start this journey with you.

When you’re ready to apply, click the button below.

Your application will represent you throughout the pledge process and will be used in the final interview to determine membership, so take your time and answer all questions thoughtfully. Each application is reviewed by members of the pledge committee, and a response may take some time. We appreciate your patience. Apply Now


The Brothers of ONYX Northwest
Educate, Explore, Empower