It is always so wonderful to be here in Albuquerque. When Diane asked me to do the keynote this year, I was honored. When she asked me to teach, I couldn’t say no… and then there was this opportunity to get to know this year’s contestants as a judge…whatever you need! Then she asked me to sing too and I was like “Whoa! Now you are asking too much!” She wasn’t the only person that asked me to sing *cough Kathryn clears throat Gary*… and well, I hate to disappoint anyone so I will sing a little something.
by Master Bella and slave rooks Leather. Love. Cocktails. Laughter. Cocktails. Those are the words that spring to mind when I recall our weekend at South Carolina Pride in Leather. Cocktails are thrown in there twice for the emphasis on availability. Such that, my Yankee-wired brain interpreted the Saturday morning event titled "Eye Opener" as [...]
by Race Bannon Divine Deviance is a multi-part documentary project, by and about the global kink communities, that will reveal the stories of people who create their own fellowships, both sexual and supportive. This film and web series will honor and explore our large and fascinating community’s diversity and truth. As someone who has actively [...]
"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 [...]
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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 [...]