From The LA&M Archives: This Month In Review

This Month in Review│ November 2014
By Jakob VanLammeren, LA&M Archivist/Collections Librarian

It’s been a while since I’ve written about an average* month at the Leather Archives & Museum. Sometimes I feel a certain kind of writer’s block around the specifics of what I do here (I think there are moments where I get so focused on […]

By |November 28th, 2014|Entertainment, History, News, People|0 Comments

Leatherati Calendar: Place Your Events Here!

"Leatherati has its own D-I-Y Calendar that community members can use to place their own events. You can even enhance your submission by submitting photos via email as well! If you are new to our site or have not yet used our Calendar Tab, here is a quick tutorial on how to place your event and let the world know what's happening in your area!"

By |November 3rd, 2014|Community, Current Affairs, Entertainment, Events, News|0 Comments

CineKink Seeks Entries for 2015 Festival and Tour

Kinky Film Festival Invites Filmmakers to Submit Sex-Positive, Kink-Friendly Entries for 12th Annual Event!

October 15, 2014 – RAHWAY, NJ – CineKink – “kinky film festival” – is seeking films and videos, of any length and genre, that explore and celebrate a wide diversity of sexuality, for inclusion at its annual NYC-based event and subsequent screening […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Film|0 Comments

Leatherati S-E-X Series: Butt of the Joke

by J Baby
Okay, so this is one for the “stories that are only funny to you after the fact” pile. You know those right? We’ve all had them, right? So here’s one of mine. Several years ago I was a wedding, or a commitment ceremony, or a domestic partnership party, or whatever they used to […]

By |August 8th, 2014|Entertainment, People|0 Comments

Leatherati S-E-X Series: “Breathing” by Tenille Brown

Since the release of my first book as editor released from Cleis Press in July, I’ve gotten many interesting inquiries during different times and at various appearances. At my reading, which took place at Charis Books in Atlanta, an attendee wanted to know how many of my stories was in the book. Another wanted to know if […]

By |August 7th, 2014|Books, Entertainment|2 Comments

The Yanks are Coming!

by Master Michael S and slave angie S

“Let’s go to the UK if we become International Master/slave” I suggested to slave angie about a year ago. “It’ll be fun!” When we thought about Great Britain and Master/slave or kink in general, thoughts that came to mind were things like caning, Victorian lifestyles, rubber and strict […]

By |July 31st, 2014|Community, Travel|3 Comments

CineKink in Portland

The 2014 CineKink Festival Tour kicks off with a one-night screening of sex-positive and kink-friendly films in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, August 6. CineKink PDX will begin at 7pm with a screening of the shorts program, “Decade of Decadence,” followed by “Best of CineKink/2014,” at 9pm. All screenings will take place at the Clinton Street […]

By |July 30th, 2014|Events US, Film|0 Comments

From The LA&M Archives-Daddy William & the Bootblack Chair

Daddy William & the Bootblack Chair │July 2014
By Jakob VanLammeren, LA&M Archivist/Collections Librarian

As the Archivist/Collections Librarian at the LA&M, I feel impacted by almost every donation that comes through our doors, particularly if it’s an archival collection. I often spend weeks, or sometimes months, getting to know these collections intimately, noting the nuances, biographical information, […]

By |July 2nd, 2014|Entertainment, History, News|1 Comment

Never Say Never Book Review- A Call to Explore More!

Never Say Never- Tips, Tricks and Erotic Inspiration For Lovers, grasps at your hand and guides you through exploring how sex can be when thinking outside of the box. Starting at the simpler fetishes and heading towards the deeper, edgier fetishes including 24/7 submission. Never Say Never, a diverse anthology, teaches you that exploring kinks […]

By |June 20th, 2014|Books, News, Opinion|0 Comments

Prosthetic Citizen – New Beats From M. Arana

Nothing sets the tone in a dungeon like a great selection of appropriately dark and sexy music.  We’ve been enjoying M. Arana’s offerings for years and the latest release continues the traditon.

An all new, original 16 track lyrical album cross-breeding bold dance and backroom beats with dark poetry in a nearly seventy minute seamless mix. […]

By |June 5th, 2014|Current Affairs, Music|0 Comments

“Heartbeat” Finalist for 2014 International Book Awards

American Book Fest announced that HEARTBEAT: Musings on Leather and Leadership by Thomas Smith (Alternate Publishing) has been honored as a finalist in THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (IBA) in the category of Gay and Lesbian Nonfiction on May 21, 2014. Thomas Smith said, “This is great national recognition and I am beyond thrilled!” Heartbeat: […]

By |May 22nd, 2014|Books, Current Affairs|0 Comments

NLA Writing Award Finalists

National Leather Association: International (NLA-I), a leading organization for activists in the pansexual SM/leather/fetish community, announced today the finalists for its annual writing awards. Named after activists and writers Geoff Mains, John Preston, Pauline Reage, Cynthia Slater, and the groundbreaking organization Samois, they are awarded annually to recognize excellence in writing and publishing about Leather, […]

By |May 21st, 2014|Books, Current Affairs|0 Comments