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ALBAC’s Leather Bear Weekend

Arizona Leather Bears and Cubs (ALBAC) announced its fourth annual Leather Bear Weekend will be September 10-13, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ. This year’s weekend is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever.

“Our focus this year is on the overall weekend and not solely on the contest. We have a great opportunity to showcase […]

By |April 1st, 2015|Events US, News|0 Comments

CineKink Announces Award Winners at Twelfth Annual Kinky Film Festival

Rounding out multiple days of screenings and parties in its twelfth anniversary appearance, organizers for CineKink NYC/2015 announced the recipients of awards in a range of categories during the film festival’s closing celebrations held on Sunday, March 1, 2015

“It was an especially tight competition this year,” noted Lisa Vandever, CineKink co-founder and director, as she […]

By |March 31st, 2015|Film, News|0 Comments

Lady Lynette – 1955 to 2015

Lady Lynette, a prominent leader in the Master/slave community, passed away on March 3, 2015 at age 59 after a long illness.

She began her journey in her native Oklahoma where she was active in the Leather and BDSM communities. She held the title of South Plains Leather 2001. She was one of […]

By |March 28th, 2015|News, Passings|0 Comments

Flashback to SF in the 70’s

Ran across this great article on Slate about what it was like to be a gay man in 1970s San Francisco.

Street Fashion Jock is soooo my new look!

Check it out after the jump.

By |March 24th, 2015|Art, History|0 Comments

M/s Gathering 2015

The M/s Gathering: Learn, Share, Grow will be held April 24-26 in Wilmington, DE.

Story by Dave Rhodes

The M/s Gathering 2015 will help attendees reach their goals through Guided Discussions, Affinity Groups and Community-led Discussions – all full of amazing ideas to help one learn more about themselves, make relationships stronger, and the opportunity to bond […]

By |March 24th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Master/slave Conference Dedicated to Lady Lynette

MsC 2015 will be dedicated to the memory of Lady Lynette, who passed away on March 3, 2015. The Executive Committee for MsC 2015 has decided to honor her by dedicating MsC 2015 in her memory.

The Legacy of Lady Lynette:

MsC Associate Producer since 2009
Member of the MTTA Board of Directors since 2008
Deputy Director of the […]

By |March 24th, 2015|Events US, Passings|0 Comments

Iowa Leather 2015

Iowa Leather Weekend 2015 preparations are in full swing.

The 27th Annual Iowa Leather Weekend returns October 9-11th, 2015. This year ILW is pleased to announce some changes to better accommodate the guests and community that have supported them these past 27 years.

The Quality Inn at Wells Fargo arena will play host with […]

By |March 23rd, 2015|Events US, News|0 Comments

Keynote Speech SPLF 2015

by Liza’s slave, Jody

Thank you Master Jim, Sir Cougar, and slave marsha for inviting me to give the keynote here at
Southplains. I am deeply honored. I hope I don’t disappoint.

I would also like to thank my Mistress, Liza, for allowing me to speak today and for supporting
me as I take a risk.

I believe one of […]

By |March 22nd, 2015|Community, News, Opinion|0 Comments

International Person of Leather

Southwest Person of Leather, Papa Bear of Las Vegas, Nevada, became the first-ever International Person of Leather during the February 26, 2015 Sin in the City weekend. Highlights of the contest were Papa Bear’s leather bar fantasy and each contestant’s very moving speeches about diversity and acceptance.  First Runner Up is Master Bill Keith, […]

By |March 15th, 2015|Community, Contests, News|0 Comments

Leather Life Photography Contest Winners

The Winners of the Leather Life Photography Contest have been chosen.

It was an honor to have so many amazing photographs submitted to the contest. Each of the Contestants photographs will be put up on the We are Leather Women website, along side some of our Judges personal favorites.

WINNERS & PLACEMENT

1st Place – Zoe Gemelli of […]

By |March 7th, 2015|Art, News|0 Comments

Tolerance Is Overrated

"by Tobin Britton When first asked to contribute to this peace I’ll admit I had hesitation. It came on the cusp of insane rulings that have the Black Nation reeling and those of us, including myself, who have firsthand experience of, or witness to, police brutality feeling fearful and enraged. I have my own personal accounts I could relate but I have decided that is not my goal today. I need no sympathy, we now have awareness. The awareness of the Nation. What we have apparently needed, to remind people that racism in all of its insidious forms is in no way, dead. It had been sort of, swept under the rug in the wake of gains in the 60’s and 70’s. We thought we had come out victorious with sweeping cries of tolerance and Jim Crows laws struck down. Desegregation and the mixing of races on a daily basis had us fooled because of” tolerance”. You read that correctly, tolerance. I’m sure you are thinking, “what could possibly be wrong with tolerance?”."

By |February 25th, 2015|Opinion, People|0 Comments

Titleholder Problems-When Race Is Thrown in The Mix

" By Ramien Pierre- Part of my titleholder privilege is unearned acceptance when I go into most leather spaces, so I’m often insulated from moments when my race is conspicuous. But I’ve had a few since being named IML. These moments occur frequently enough to me and other leather men of color that I can’t dismiss them. None of these were riot-worthy or chair-throwing incidents. And without knowing the hearts and minds of the other people involved, I wouldn't even call them “racial” incidents. But they were definitely moments when I was reminded that, as a black gay Leatherman, I’m a member of a sub-culture within a sub-culture within a sub-culture."

By |February 24th, 2015|Opinion, People|4 Comments