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Bob Miller Leather Leadership Award Acceptance Speech at Creating Change Conference

January 29th, 2016|1 Comment

"Thank you to the National LGBTQ Task Force for creating this award. There was a time, not so long ago, when many in the LGBTQ community wished the people into leather would dress normally at gay pride marches, and worried that we held back progress. Back then, I argued and won gay rights impact litigation by day as a practicing lawyer, but snuck my boots and leather pants out of the house at night so I could change in my car…out of sight...twice a night…night after night."
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Beyond Blue, Black, and White: Race in the Leather Community

December 8th, 2015|3 Comments

"I walk into the Eagle Los Angeles on a busy Friday night. After getting my drink, I notice one of my friends walks in with someone I don’t recognize. This stranger has a thick beard with a shaved head. He stands six feet tall. He has a stocky, muscular body adorned by an intricate harness and tight leather pants. His nipples stand on end. Mine do too. My friend makes small talk with me and proceeds to introduce me to this new stranger. This stranger interrupts, “We’ve already met. You’re Rahul. We hung out last week at the other leather bar.” Baffled, I disagreed, “No, we’ve never met before because I was working last week.” He responded, “I couldn’t forget someone as hairy as you are. You have an excellent brown skin tone too. Very hot.” Then I say, “I’m not Rahul. I’m Ali.” After inspecting my physique and my face, he says “I’m so sorry. You look exactly like . . .” I’ve had this conversation many times after moving back to Los Angeles from San Francisco. The truth is that Rahul and I are good friends, but we look nothing alike. We are different people. I turned to the internet for answers."

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Mr. Florida Rubber Weekend—A Sunny, Sweaty Good Time!

January 27th, 2016|0 Comments

"Escape “snowmageddon” and head to paradise for the sixth annual Mr. Florida Rubber Weekend in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida March 18-20, 2016."
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Beyond Vanilla XXV Keynote

October 18th, 2015|1 Comment

Beyond Vanilla Keynote
Delivered by Hardy Haberman
Saturday, October 17 at Beyond Vanilla XXV
Dallas, Texas

This is a Muir Cap. They are called this because they were manufactured by the Muir Cap & Regalia Ltd. of Canada. When […]

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IML & IMBB 2015 Class 37 Contestant Numbers Are In!

May 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

"The IML Home Game has done major work in procuring the contestant numbers for both the IML and IMBB 2015 class. Thanks to all of those who contributed to help get this list together! As the competition starts tonight, check out the IML Home Game group for statistics and "Super Bowl" style banter with some of the biggest die hard IML fans around! And without further ado, here are the contestants and their numbers:"
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Leatherati Live From IML 2015!!!!!!

May 21st, 2015|0 Comments

"The Leatherati IML 2015 Team is eager to keep you updated with minute to minute coverage of all the contest portions. Also, something new for you to check out this year is The IML Home Game...."

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On The Road (Again) with Ms Toy

April 25th, 2015|0 Comments

"by Sarah Essex You will be hard pressed to pull up a BDSM video and not find a TAZapper. That annoying little device was the brainchild of Ms Toy (Sarah Essex) and for years she took it and a lot of other great items on the road to events under the TOY’s TOYS business name. The TOY’s TOYS roadshow is no more. Things change…."
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E-Cigars: The Next Generation of Play

February 3rd, 2014|1 Comment

Written by Squeaker Imp (Steven Disney)

Most of what happens in our lifestyle is based on the sensory of our environment. It only seems appropriate to open this article by setting such a stage. It’s a Saturday night […]

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