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Beyond Vanilla Keynote – Karen Ultra

Man, I must have started this speech like four times, trying to figure out what I was going to say and how I wanted to say it….I kind of had an idea of what I wanted to talk about and how I wanted to say it and then my brain wandered off, and One […]

By |September 28th, 2014|Community|1 Comment

Beyond Vanilla – Contest Winners

Congrats to Master Bill – the first-ever Heartland Person of Leather 2014

The 2014 International Trainer and International Pup are Sir Justin and Pup Tork

By |September 28th, 2014|Contests, Events US|1 Comment

From The Archives: Peter Fiske Collection

Peter Fiske Collection│ September 2014
By Jakob VanLammeren, LA&M Archivist/Collections Librarian



The first time I saw Peter Fiske was in a photograph: It was 1987. He was shirtless with those amazing tattoos on either side of his chest. Four men—two Doms, one with a flogger and one with a whip; two subs, underwear and pants pulled […]

By |September 26th, 2014|News|4 Comments

Mr Long Beach Leather 2014

The contest just ended at Mr. Long Beach Leather!

2nd runner up is Michael Butler
1st runner up is Ray Ellington
The new MLBL is Douglas Dick.

By |September 13th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Inaugural Ms. Minnesota Leather Pride

Capitalizing on the momentum generated at Great Lakes Leather Alliance where two Minnesotans won regional titles, Minnesota Leather Pride is pleased to announce the first ever Ms. Minnesota Leather Pride contest. The new contest will be part of Minnesota Leather Pride Weekend, which also features the first ever Minnesota LeatherSIR and Minnesota Leatherboy contests, […]

By |September 13th, 2014|Contests, Events US|0 Comments

Pacific Coast Power Exchange 2015

The West Coast has a new title contest- Pacific Coast Power Exchange (PCPE). This contest feeds into International Power Exchange (IPE), which is held at Beyond Leather in Florida. Last year, Stefanos & Shay represented PCPE at Beyond Leather and won the title of International Power Exchange.

This year, the Pacific Coast Power Exchange contest […]

By |September 13th, 2014|Contests, Events US|0 Comments

From the LA&M Archives: Black Leather in Color


Black Leather In Color│    August 2014

By Jakob VanLammeren, LA&M Archivist/Collections Librarian 



It was April 25th, 1993, Washington D.C. It was the March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation. The leather contingent was large at the third March of its kind, and people of color were well represented. During Saturday […]

By |August 29th, 2014|Community, Education, History, News|3 Comments

GLLA Winners

The contests just ended at Great Lakes Leather Alliance for 2014 and the winners have been announced:

Ms Leather Pride 2014 – Riches

Great Lakes Leather Bootblack 2014 – Marta

Great Lakes LeatherSIR 2014 – Jim and Great Lakes Leatherboy 2014 – Tim

Great Lakes Master/slave 2014 – Ms. Brenda and arcane

By |August 23rd, 2014|Contests, Events US|0 Comments

Person of Leather

Saturday, August 16th, saw the naming of the first-ever Rocky Mountain Person of Leather, Simon/Alexandria Blaise. The Rocky Mountain Person of Leather Contest will forever be significant as the first regional feeder contest to the newly created International Person of Leather Contest, which will be held at Sin in the City in Las Vegas, […]

By |August 22nd, 2014|Contests, Events US|0 Comments

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

I heart Race Bannon.  Not only is he an experienced kinkster and a prolific social commentator (there’s a reason they call it Racebook), he’s also possessed of one of the keenest minds I’ve ever encountered with a knack for getting straight to the heart of a matter.

In his latest Bay Area Reporter column he […]

By |August 22nd, 2014|Community, Opinion|0 Comments

Pantheon of Leather Award Recipients Announced

The Leather Journal just released the names of the 2014 Pantheon of Leather award recipients. It’s a who’s who! Check it out:

Man of the Year – Jaco Lourens
Woman of the Year – Pat Baillie
Mister Marcus Hernandez Lifetime Achievement Award (Man) – Dr. Jack Fritscher, PhD
Mister Marcus Hernandez Lifetime Achievement Award (Woman) – Caron Ryer
Large […]

By |August 15th, 2014|Awards, Community|0 Comments

Leatherati S-E-X Series Closer: I’m Here For the Orgasms

Installment of the Leatherati S-E-X Series

by Gloria Brame
I was enjoying a chat on-line today with a FB buddy about a red rubber “beauty” mask that I’d seen on the internet and its pervertible possibilities. He said he ordered one, but I couldn’t decide if it was worth it – was it a thick rubber like […]

By |August 10th, 2014|Opinion, People|1 Comment