SPEARHEAD is a social club of LEATHER/DENIM enthusiasts, who wish to hone their inter-personal skills and grow as DISTINCT and RESPECTABLE persons within the LGBT2Q+ community. SPEARHEAD provides a "social club's style atmosphere to bond with people who have reached the age of majority, from all professions and backgrounds, to share a common interest and philosophy, in the enjoyment of the LEATHER/DENIM lifestyle. SPEARHEAD'S mission is to provide LEADERSHIP, COMMUNITY & SOCIAL GROWTH to all it's members.
The SPEARHEAD affiliation was established in 1970, making it the most enduring gay organization of its kind in Canada. We were incorporated in 1993.
The club was formed for he purpose of identifying and bringing together, individuals of similar interests - an affiliation, brotherhood or fraternity of men who wish to recognize with pride, the value and privalge of belonging to an organization of 'Brothers under the skin'. The red SPEARHEAD symbol back patch, shoulder flash, and/or pin is recognized and respected around the world.
the affiliation's affairs are governed by a seven member Board of Directors, elected annually. We hold quarterly open general meetings where members hear details of future plans and activities, and can voice their views. Social events and activities and held throughout the year - some are private, others are open. A newsletter "Phalia" and the website, lets members know about current happenings within the affiliation and with other clubs both locally and internationally.
SPEARHEAD'S contribution to the surrounding community, are noteworthy. Since our founding in 1970, the club has collected thousands of dollars worth of toys and distributed them to underprivileged children with our 'Toys-or-Tots' campaign. In addition, we have raised thousands of dollars for local AIDS charities.
Our members range in age from 20's to 80's and represent a variety of professions. The close fellowship exhibited by SPEARHEAD members is truly unique. It undoubtedly comes from years of practice, trial and error. Besides, we are Toronto's original, oldest and largest demin/leather organization and we are Proud of it!