Meet SA Leather from South Africa

'SA Leather South Africa is a Non Profit [142-496 NPO] Pan sexual membership-based organization for anyone interested in exploring and participating in the leather/BDSM/fetish lifestyle, whose purpose is to develop character and leadership in the spirit of the leather community, community service, public education, charitable outreach, and social reform without discrimination of any kind. Promoting the health and well-being of all our members, educating each other and those around us. Working together with volunteers, regardless of age, ethnic origin, ability, gender, sexual orientation, belief or political affiliation."

By |March 3rd, 2015|Clubs, Events, News|0 Comments

Southwest Leather Conference 2015 Wrap Up

Attending Southwest Leather Conference (SWLC) consistently reminds me of Garrison Keillor’s description of the residents of Lake Wobegon as each and every attendee manages to be strong, good looking, and well above average.

The 2015 edition of SWLC began in earnest with a welcome back reception and the simultaneous opening of the bootblack lounge down the […]

By |March 2nd, 2015|Events, Events US, News|0 Comments

Papa Bear Wins First-Ever IPOL

Papa Bear was selected as the first-ever International Person of Leather at the 3-day Sin in the City weekend held in Las Vegas, NV.

The International Person of Leather Contest is a celebration of the diversity in the Leather Community. The title of Person of Leather exists to promote that diversity.

International Person of Leather […]

By |March 1st, 2015|Contests, Events US, News|0 Comments

SIN IN THE CITY keynote speech, Las Vegas, March 1, 2015

I seem to have reached that inevitable stage of living when I am, not obsessed, but fascinated by the question of how my life turned out the way it did, rather than some other way.

I’m not unhappy. I’m the happiest person I know. But when the first digit of your age becomes a six, it’s […]

By |March 1st, 2015|Events, Events US, Opinion, People|6 Comments

News From Down Under: What’s Happening in Australia? A Look At Melbourne!

"First of all, my name is KL Joy, I’m an Australian author of BDSM inspired erotica, a Leatherwoman walking an amazing journey along side courageous people and I’d like to share some of that story with you. Our leather communities down here are centred on the Melbourne and Sydney cities. They are about 800 km (approx 500 miles) apart, yet the divide between these two communities and the pride we hold in our home towns has a rivalry that dates back to the settlement by Englishmen and convicts in 1788!"

By |February 27th, 2015|Community, Events, Events Australia, News|1 Comment

SEAL Releases Workshop Presenter and Vendor Line-Ups

"Celebrate the return of leather to Charleston, SC at the Connections Niteclub, February 27 - March 1, 2015. This is the first regional leather contest weekend that has been held in the city, and also is bringing leather back to its roots, as the venue was formerly the Charleston Eagle, many years ago! Come and be apart of this history making weekend!"

By |January 21st, 2015|Events, Events US|0 Comments

Add Your Events to the Leatherati Calendar

"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 |January 19th, 2015|Events, News|0 Comments

Venue Change: SFLDG Program – Are Leather Titles Necessary?

Venue Change!

Are Leather Titles Necessary? will now be held at

San Francisco LGBT Community Center
Rainbow Room
1800 Market Street, San Francisco

7:30-9:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 28, 2015

For more information, see the LDG web site
SFLDG.org

By |January 19th, 2015|Events, News|0 Comments

IML Executive Board Changes and 2015 IML Judges Announced

Credit goes to Patty, IMsL 2014, for the juicy info on the changes and judges.

 

This year while at MAL, Jon Krongaard, a longtime board member of IML, announced that he was stepping down from day to day activity and that Joey McDonald would be stepping up to take on the role as Executive Director of […]

By |January 17th, 2015|Contests, Events|2 Comments

Live from Southwest Leather Conference 2015

Leatherati is live at Southwest Leather Conference.  Follow this post for the latest news and happenings at this year’s SWLC.

By |January 16th, 2015|Events US|0 Comments

MAL 2015

Live Coverage – Join Leatherati’s Tynan Fox and Alex Lindsay live at Mid Atlantic Leather in Washington, D.C.!

By |January 16th, 2015|Events, News|0 Comments

Are Leather Titles Necessary?

Leather titles, and by association – leather titleholders, is definitely one of those third-rail topics in our communities and the guys at the San Francisco Leatherman’s Discussion Group are stepping square on to it.

From the SFLDG website – “Is a leather title necessary to take a leadership role? What compels contestants to run? […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Events, News|0 Comments