Willing and able to explore your inner dark desires, but don’t know where to start? The Black Rose and the Crucible have two programs to help you find your way into the BDSM community. Gateway is designed to facilitate getting your questions answered. A typical Gateway meeting has 20 – 40 participants from diverse backgrounds, and always runs from 8 – 9:30 PM on the 1st Thursday of the month. Please check the calendar of events for the date of the next Gateway meeting. The one exception is the members-only monthly Board Meetings. The Crucible’s monthly intro on the first Friday of each month.