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F.I.S.T. (Females Investigating Sexual Terrain)



A brief history of F.I.S.T.: The group was started in 1994 as a direct result of the March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian rights in 1993. A group of 4 or 5 leatherwomen got together in Baltimore and DC and decided there was a need for a women's leather/BDSM educational and social backpatch group in the area. F.I.S.T. was born. Several of the original members are still active in the organization, including Glenda (IMsL co producer) and Lisa.

Many members have moved out of the area...but they are still members...for life.

We are here, we are now about 26 members strong, and looking to build on that. We still uphold the principles and ideals of our founding members, which is to provide a venue for women who enjoy BDSM with other women to learn, play, have fun, and build community. We are also very involved with other groups in the area and participate in fundraising and community events throughout the year.