CLAW 18Adult interest in leather, fetish and BDSM is natural and healthy.  We learn that from one another in person.  


CLAW is an event for adult gay Leathermen that creates a space for us outside of the mainstream cultural norms which may not be suitable for all. Our cultural standards for personal interaction are different from those of the overlying mainstream culture. CLAW’s origins are in the gay leather bar scene and it maintains that spirit to this day.


CLAW is a 501c3 charity dedicated to fundraising, education, volunteerism and other charitable needs of the leather community.  


CLAW produces a large annual conference for gay men in Cleveland, Ohio. CLAW 18 will be held April 26-29th. 


CLAW Hotels include The Westin Downtown, The Hampton Inn – Downtown, and the DoubleTree downtown Cleveland. 




time event location sponsor
10:00AM – 8:00PM Registration Westin 7th Floor, Business Center Master Sponsor
4:00PM – 5:00PM Speed Dating: BDSM 1
Meet & Beat
Westin 7th Floor, Stenia
4:00PM – 11:00PM Bootblacks Westin 6th Floor, Lobby
5:00PM – 6:00PM 12 Step
Kick Off Meeting
Hampton Inn 2nd Floor Ontario Room
6:00PM – 7:00PM Flogging the Boss
featuring IML Ralph Bruneau & CLAW’s Bob Miller
Westin 5th Floor, Boots & Cigar Deck Master Sponsor
6:00PM – Midnight Bootblacks Westin 5th Floor, Boots & Cigar Deck
7:00PM – 8:00PM Speed Dating: Ass Play 1
Fill that hole
Westin 7th Floor, Stelis
7:00PM – 8:00PM Speed Dating: BDSM 2
Meet & Beat
Westin 7th Floor, Laelia
10:00PM – 1:00AM Bootblacks Leather Stallion
10:00PM – 2:00AM Dick Off Party! Leather Stallion Sustaining Sponsor
10:00PM – 2:00AM

Men At Work
The CLAW Volunteer Party

10:00PM – 2:00AM Men’s BDSM Play Space The Academy Sustaining Sponsor
11:00PM – 4:00AM
 Thursday FLEXXX ASYLUM Party
FLEX Warehouse


To see the complete schedule and get more information, visit their web site