About us

Kal - Tom of Finland

Kal, 1979, Pen & ink on paper
Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991
Artist gift to SLM Göteborg/Stig Walbrecht

SLM Göteborg (Scandinavian Leather Men Göteborg) is a non-political and non-profit association of men who have sex with men and are interested in leather, BDSM and fetishes. The association is run on voluntary basis by its members and is governed by a board of directors elected at the annual general meeting.

SLM Göteborg is a member of the Nordic / Baltic organization Top of Europe (ToE), which consists of clubs in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, (Iceland) and Estonia. Since 1997 we are also members of the European Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs (ECMC), an organization for non-commercial leather and fetish clubs in Europe.

History
The current SLM Göteborg was founded in 1994. Already in the early 70s there was a SLM association in Gothenburg, which was then one of the oldest in Europe, but the activity ceased in the 80s. The only venue of our own that we have had was at Karl Johansgatan in the begining of the century. We moved out in 2006 due to our land lord RFSL Göteborg leaving the premises. Otherwise we have hired us to various places in Gothenburg.

Operations
Although the Board is primarily responsible, it is necessary that other members contribute in order to maintain and develop the club. The bar and entrance need personnel each evening it is open, different events require more or less preparation and the venue needs maintenance. Thus it is important that all members are doing what they can to help and contribute.

Find us
You can find us at Ångpannegatan 4, a short walk from Backaplan. Take tram number 5, 6, 10 or 13 to tram stop Hjalmar Branting or Backaplan.