FLAME Conference is passionate about giving back to the community. When FLAME began in 2020, the purpose was to provide space and support to all members of the leather, kink, and BDSM communities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, in addition to education, FLAME made raising funds to benefit the members of our community a central part of our mission.

At our inaugural event, FLAME Conference attendees raised over $2,500 for The Leather Heart Foundation

In 2021, FLAME will once again be raising funds for charity, with 100% of the proceeds from event registration fees being donated to the community selected charity of choice.

This year we asked for suggestions and the community responded! We received 13 organization nominations, and put the top 5 out for a vote. In the end, the community selected The Carter/Johnson Library as the 2021 charity of choice.

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More about The Carter/Johnson Library:

The Carter/Johnson Library is a collective history of various communities who have chosen to live and love differently. As the only library of its kind, it creates an interactive relationship with the stories from the past and the present and links them to future generations.

The Library collection includes thousands of leather, fetish, S/m, kink and alternate sexuality books, magazines, posters, art, newspapers, ephemera and memorabilia dating back to the 1700’s. 

The main library is located in Newburgh, Indiana, USA, and has annex locations you can visit in Boston, and Virginia, USA.

Final donation totals will be announced at the FLAME Conference Keynote Speaker on Sunday, February 21st, 2021 at 3:00pm Pacific / 6:00pm Eastern.

Thank you to all our attendees for supporting your community!

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Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, we are offering a couple pins for sale to support The Carter/Johnson Library.

We have a very limited number of each pin, so first come first serve.

Pins are $10 USD each, or all three for $25 USD. Shipping is $5 USA within the USA - for addresses outside the USA, please contact us in advance to see if shipping is possible, and the relevant pricing for shipping.