T. Michael Sutton, also known as Lurch [Edit]

T. Michael Sutton, also known as Lurch (1950-2005) was best known as a cofounder and the first president of Bears of San Francisco and as a biker.

Involvement in Leather

Sutton performed stand-up comedy; he performed for and emceed many leather events. He was a member of several leather clubs.


In 2017, the art installation known as the San Francisco South of Market Leather History Alley was installed; in it Sutton (among others) is honored with a bronze bootprint displaying his name and a short statement about him.