elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Charles M. Durham & michel de la Roche

Charles was born in Georgia on Oct. 27, 1947 and died in San Francisco on Jul. 18, 1986. His family moved to Detroit early in life. He served with the U.S. Coast Guard and lived in Chicago before moving to San Francisco in the mid-1970s.

He was a "leather man" in the "old guard" tradition. He was an early member of the "15 Association" and served for three years as it's chairman. He was also a member of the Barbary Coasters Motorcycle Club. immensely popular and outgoing, he made friends very easily. He was at once funny, irreverent and always in good spirits.

Charles was a caring social worker and dedicated to his work. He quietly was holding on to depression and one Sunday went to his favorite bar, ordered a drink, called for a taxi and asked to be taken to Marin County. Half way across the Golden Gate Bridge, he had the taxi stop, he got out and ran over to the rail and jumped. His friends and co-workers were left stunned because this man personified optimism, a sense of humor and confidence.

He was survived by his mother Madeline, his partners Warren and Bill, his former partner michel de la Roche, his close friends Robert, Dolores and Duane. There was a celebration of his life at the "S.F. Eagle" on August 2nd, 1986.

Source: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67822643

In 1988, Fred Vaselenak and his slave michel de la Roche founded the first chapter of Masters and slaves Together (MAsT) in San Francisco. MAsT was founded as a support group for gay men living in Master/slave relationships. Slave michel de La Roche died in 1994.

Charles M. Durham & michel de la Roche by Lisa Kanemoto
Charles M. Durham was a Social Worker, michel de la Roche was a Tour Director. "S&M has to do with a mutually agreed-upon exchange of power in which the slave voluntarily subjects himself to his master's will." In brief, michel has found his freedom in slavery to the man he loves, and similarly, Charles has found his in the possession this involves.

Further Readings:

The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge by Tristan Taormino
Paperback: 475 pages
Publisher: Cleis Press (March 13, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 157344779X
ISBN-13: 978-1573447799
Amazon: The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge
Amazon Kindle: The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge

The Ultimate Guide to Kink is the first major guide to BDSM in a generation—a bold and sexy collection of essays that run the gamut from expert how-to tutorials to provocative essays that delve into complex questions about desire, power, and pleasure. The book brings together diverse voices from the kink community in an unprecedented way: each chapter is written by a different sexuality/BDSM educator. Divided into two sections, the first section features thorough, thoughtful pieces—on everything from flogging to bondage—packed with techniques and beautifully illustrated with original images from artist Katie Diamond. The second section is dedicated to role-playing fantasies and personal manifestos. From age play to masochism, these chapters cover some of the edgiest, most taboo and controversial elements of kink in depth. The Ultimate Guide to Kink features the expertise of renowned educators writing passionately on their favorite subjects, including Patrick Califia, Midori, Laura Antoniou, Barbara Carrellas, Lee Harrington, Jack Rinella, Lolita Wolf, Madison Young, Hardy Haberman, Felice Shays, Ignacio Rivera, Sarah Sloane, Mollena Williams, FifthAngel, and Edge. It will educate, inspire, and challenge both newcomers to the world of kink and experienced BDSM players.

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