"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."
The Great Lakes Leather Alliance (GLLA) announces that the GLLA 2016 Weekend will host the Leather Archives & Museum (LA&M) Fireside Chat Series. This year—GLLA Weekend’s 15th Year—LA&M’s Fireside Chat host Douglas O’Keeffe will interview GLLA’s Co-Founder and Executive Director Ms Kendra about her life and Leather journey and GLLA’s history.
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 [...]
Before I begin, I would like to bring you greetings from The Woodhull Freedom Foundation in Washington DC. I am the co-chair of that organization and I wanted to take a moment to let you know what we do and why I am involved. Woodhull's underlying principal is that sexual freedom is a basic human [...]
Leatherati Editor in Chief will be blogging live at Leather HEAT - check it out.
(keynote address, Leather Leadership Conference XX, March 18, 2016) For 37 years, my workplace has been the television industry, and trust me, it’s very industrial. Television employs about as many Americans as the firearms industry. In fact, there are about as many guns as there are TV sets in the country, upwards of 300 million. The [...]
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.
Note: The following transcript was created using the notes that Viola Johnson graciously provided to Leatherati.com. Unfortunately no video of the speech exists. While these notes do not represent a full transcript of the speech, they do capture the vast majority of her remarks. While slights edits were made for clarity, this transcript attempts to [...]
Phoenix, AZ January 21 - 24, 2016 Throughout the year we were all invited by the producers of Southwest Leather Conference (SWLC) to come and “explore the heat of Leather, Sex and Spirit with your tribe.” With the theme of “Fire” this year’s Southwest Leather Conference definitely came through on the promise to ignite the [...]
"Escape “snowmageddon” and head to paradise for the sixth annual Mr. Florida Rubber Weekend in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida March 18-20, 2016."