It is with great regret and sorrow that we say farewell to Daddy Bo, an amazing Leatherman, teacher, mentor, and friend. He passed Friday night, March 7, likely from heart failure. Daddy Bo was a volunteer educator with the Center for Positive Sexuality since its inception prior to 2007. Daddy Bo began as Program Chair for the Threshold Society, then served as head of OCLA (Orange Coast Leather Assembly) from 2004 to 2008, where he created their day-long “Taster” education events, produced their 1-on-1 “Sampler” weekends in Palm Springs, and created the “Leather Interview” Series to record OCLA mentors for posterity. He presented programs, workshops and demonstrations for national conferences (Leather Leadership Conference, Southwest Leather Conference); countless events for Southern California pride festivals, educational organizations and Leather bars; and presented BDSM and Leather concepts on many college panels. He served honorably as a judge at several Leather title contests, and mentored many title contestants. Daddy Bo was honored to receive Avatar L.A.’s first “Community Service Award” in 2004 and the Southland Honors’ “Most Supportive Individual of the Year” in 2005.

It was been requested that we let debbie and his close family have some space to mourn. The community will be contacted about memorial services and such in due time. I recommend checking through Fetlife, Avatar, and other similar groups for more information.