"July 20, 2016 The Great Lakes Leather Alliance (GLLA) announces that the GLLA 2016 contest Emcees will be Randal Kinnear and Woody Woodruff. International Leather Sir 2006 Randal Kinnear brought many laughs to GLLA last year as a contest co-Emcee, and GLLA is thrilled he will return to the stage this year. He is a fundraiser, activist, entertainer, auctioneer, producer, mentor, teacher, and Bootblack. Among Randal’s many accomplishments, he is the former owner and president of ILSb-ICBB, first runner up at International Drummer 2000, the 2003 Pantheon Leather Man of the Year, the 2005 Flesh and Fantasy Man of the Year, and the 2009 Pantheon South Central Regional Award winner. Currently, Randal resides in Dallas, Texas."
by Catherine Gross Speech for M/s Gathering – April 22nd, 2016 Thank you for asking me to speak. It’s a particular honor to speak at a conference whose workshops are composed by those attending and not the voice of one educator at a time. Speeches are generally about what is not quite right and highlight [...]
Join the amazing Deborah Hoffman-Wade live this weekend at IMsL! Plus we'll have awesome photos to come from Photo Jan.
by Rooks RIPCORD, Houston’s definitive leather bar has welcomed a new tenant —The Montrose Forge — to vend inside it’s already great atmosphere. The new store opened this February, filling a much needed gap for a gear shop within the local community after a previous local business closed its doors. The store owner is no [...]
Leatherati Editor in Chief will be blogging live at Leather HEAT - check it out.
Leatherati's own Alex Lindsay will be blogging live from the Mr Los Angeles Leather contest. Catch it all right here!
Welcome Home! The Leatherati crew is back home in the Big D for a full weekend of SPLF fun. Join Master Todd, slave elizabeth, Rooks and Loren Berthelsen for live updates right here.
Today, International Mr. Leather Patrick Smith is wrapping up four days of LGBT outreach in Uganda, a country with a reputation for extreme hostility to the gay and lesbian community. “I always said that as International Mr. Leather, I would go to places in the world not just with established leather communities, but to places [...]
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for an amazing 2016 Weekend Spring Event. "Camping with a Primitive Flair" Each year we will honor the Sun, Moon, Stars and Sky. In celebration of the Earth and all she has to offer, this year our theme is "Spring Fantasy". Spring is a time of new growth, new beginnings and filled [...]
A special evening of films that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality will screen on Saturday, October 3, 2015 as CineKink, "the kinky film festival," returns to Chicago for a hot, one-night stand. CineKink: Chicago will begin at 7pm with a screening of the shorts program, Best of CineKink/2015, followed by the feature [...]
SELF’s 20th anniversary did not disappoint! As the longest running southeast event of it’s size it was a nonstop celebration. One of the highlights was a Boot’s n Cigar party that latest to the wee hours overlooking the Atlanta skyline. To celebrate 20 years, they threw a dance and opened their show with puppies and [...]