A Leather Family is a small community of people into BDSM or D/s or Leather whose personal relationships often mimic that of a birth family. A Leather Family often has a "Head of Family", and some sort of hierarchy among its members. A D/s Household provides an alternative model.
It should be noted however that in some instances the concept of Leather Family and D/s Household overlap i.e. a Leather Family may be run equally ritually/formally as a D/s Household, adhering to similar strict D/s hierarchical and D/s codes and having a definitive (male or female) Head of Household.
- Sovereign House Leather Family in New York, US
- Master Taino's Leather Family in Washington DC, US
- DK & the UK KRueL Leather Family Chesterfield, UK
- Links on the Houses article.
- Leather subculture