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Apple grew up in a small town in South Texas, having no gay role models or knowing what it was to be fabulous. It wasn’t till after coming out while deployed to Iraq, while serving in the Army; and then moving to LA a few years later, was when he found out what is was like to explore your sexuality and have fun doing so. Apple identifies as a Butch Clown/C-Sucking Leather Queen who is a Disabled Combat Army Veteran who has been part of LA’s Leather & BDSM Community since 2010, after joining the LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and finding out there is a fun, kinky world out there. Apple dedicates his life to fighting for the little guy and giving those in the fringes of the community, those that don’t fit in one of the expected boxes, a voice at the table.

Apple currently serves the Greater LA Community as an Advisor for the LA Homeless Services Authority, as the Board Secretary for the LA Leather Coalition, as a Fully Professed Member of the LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, has the distinct honor of being the first Nun to join the Men of ONYX, (where is a Full Brother of the SoCal/Southwest Chapter) and for the past 4 years has served on the LA Leather Pride Planning Committee Apple is a VA Certified Peer Support Specialist, helping those in need, and linking them with services and resources. In his day job Apple is a Grant Compliance/Internal Auditor for one of the largest nonprofits in LA responsible for 17 Veteran Programs in LA & Orange Counties.