NELA is an organization dedicated to making a safe place in the world for all leather/fetish/sm people through education, advocacy, and charitable giving. NELA stands for New England Leather Alliance, formerly known as NLA: New England. We are an incorporated non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the support, education, and political organizing of the leather/fetish/sm communities in New England. We are a diverse, pansexual group of adults who share a common interest in leather/fetish/sm and who want to be active in building our community. We are women and men, transgender folk, heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian, and gay, married and single, young and old. We are from CT, ME, MA, NH, RI & VT.