Jack McGeorge [Edit]

Jack McGeorge (1949-2009) was an American BDSM Master and a regional leader for BDSM advocacy and education. He was a founder of the BDSM support and education group Black Rose, an officer of the Leather Leadership Conference, a Director of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, and a Chairman of the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities.

He was also a munitions analyst for the U.N. Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC). During his work as such, over Thanksgiving weekend in 2002, an article in the Washington Post publicly highlighted McGeorge’s leadership in the Washington, DC BDSM community. McGeorge had made no attempt to conceal his involvement in BDSM; his full name appeared prominently on related websites, and he said as much to the Post and other media. He did, however, offer his resignation to Hans Blix, hoping to preserve the credibility of UNMOVIC before the weapons inspections in Iraq. Blix refused to accept McGeorge’s resignation. Later, Hua Jiang, spokeswoman for U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, said that being into BDSM was no more likely to be a cross-cultural problem in the Middle East than any number of other issues.

In 2007, McGeorge was the keynote speaker for the Master/slave Conference (MsC).


In 1998 and 2000 McGeorge received the Mid-Atlantic Regional Award as part of the Pantheon of Leather Awards; in 2000 he tied for that award with Jonathan Krall.

The Pantheon of Leather named McGeorge their Man of the Year in 2004.

The Master/slave Conference (MsC) established the Master Jack McGeorge Excellence in Education Award in 2009, to honor McGeorge, who passed away a few weeks earlier at age 59. The first award was presented posthumously to Jack McGeorge and received by his son Alex and his BDSM slaves Justin and Elizabeth.

In 2010, the Master/slave Conference (MsC) had a special tribute to McGeorge’s life.

In 2021 McGeorge was inducted into the Leather Hall of Fame.

The Leather Archives & Museum gave him their Centurion Award.

Black Rose established The Jack McGeorge Excellence in Education Award, to recognize “an individual who has consistently provided exemplary educational service to, and for, the betterment of Black Rose, its members, and the greater national community over a number of years.”

The Leather Leadership Conference established the Jack McGeorge Scholarship.