The ShipMates Club of Baltimore is an all-gender inclusive, Baltimore-based Leather Club that has served the LGBTQIA+ community of the Maryland area since 1974. ShipMates aims to promote pride in the leather community, as well as welcome and promote the different ways that pride in the leather community can be expressed, both personally and publicly. ShipMates strives to work hard and play hard to support our community financially and actively whenever possible.

ShipMates also regularly promotes bar nights and various charitable social events, ranging from personal events such as bowling, barbecues or movie nights, to events which the entire Mid-Atlantic Leather Community are invited. Our club coordinates with other Leather clubs and non-profit organizations that provide services to the LGBTQIA+ community, and proceeds from these events are used to support the Leather and LGBTQIA+ communities through donations to a variety of queer-related charities and causes throughout the Baltimore/Washington, DC area.