As the Parapan Am Games were ramping up in Toronto, so was this year's Toronto Leather Pride Weekend (August 6th-9th, 2015). The “opening ceremonies” for the weekend started with SALUTE! at Crews & Tango where the the 2015 Titleholder Team – Mr. Leatherman Toronto 2015 Brett Murden, Ms. Leather Toronto 2015 Luca, and Toronto Puppy [...]
"TLP 2015: Rue du Cuir, par Youkali Youkali. En août 2011, j’ai été témoin de la scène la plus surréaliste qui soit, et cela ne s’est produit ni dans un donjon, ni à un spectacle du Cirque du soleil, mais dans la rue Church à Toronto. Un labrador noir aboyait de manière frénétique devant un chiot humain à quatre pattes plantigrades et tout vêtu de cuir, lequel jappait en retour devant le chien à quatre pattes digitigrades, le tout sous l’œil perplexe d’un bambin de quatre ans qui tenait son père par la main, sur fond de grande roue, de château gonflable et de stand où l’on vendait des martinets."
"Editor's Note: Please welcome Youkali Youkali to the Leatherati Team. She will be lending her voice in both English and French, broadening our reach to our International Readers.-Tyesha Best TLP 2015: Leather Street, By Youkali Youkali. In August 2011, I witnessed the most surreal scene, and it did not happen in a dungeon or at Cirque du Soleil but on Church Street in Toronto. A black lab was barking excitedly at a human puppy all clad in leather and on all-fours who was barking back at the four-legged dog, all this being perplexedly watched by a four-year old kid holding their father's hand, on a background of Ferris wheel, bouncy castle, and flogger vending booths."
Follow Leatherati Canada Editor J.J. Deogracias as he blogs live from his home city of Toronto during its Leather Pride Weekend!
For this year's Toronto Leather Pride weekend, it marked two anniversaries - the twentieth anniversary of the Leather Ball (the dance that typically followed the night of the competitions), and the 25th competition for the title of Mr. Leatherman Toronto. The weekend started with the roasting of the outgoing title holder team - Mr. Leatherman [...]
Join Leatherati Canada Editor, J.J. Deogracias as he blogs live from Toronto Leather Pride this coming weekend. It will be a special one this year as Toronto Leather Pride celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Mr. Leatherman Toronto contest. It will also be a special one for J.J. as he tries to live blog with his [...]
The news just came out that Mr Leather Ottawa 2014, Jon Letke, has died from an apparent suicide. Letke, 25, who was known in the leather community as "Nizzi Greatpup", had moved to Ottawa from Toronto in 2013 and was a well-loved member of Ottawa’s leather/queer community. Letke had competed at International Mr Leather in [...]
. (with notes provided by Brandon Matheson) Changes in the Title Back in January 2014, producers of the former Eastern Canada LeatherSIR / Leatherboy (ECLSb) contest announced a restructuring of the Eastern Canada region to create three new regions within the International LeatherSIR / Leatherboy (ILSb) and Community Bootblack (ICBB) contest family. The Eastern [...]
For this coming weekend (May 2-4, 2014), follow Leatherati Canada Editor J.J. Deogracias as he acts in a dual role as both reporter and judge during the Mr. Leatherman/Ms. Leather Kingston 2014 Contest Weekend.
This is J.J. Deogracias wishing everyone a happy Easter from Toronto, Ontario, Canada! Follow me this Easter weekend as I hop around Toronto to and cover the events of Central Canada LeatherSIR, Leatherboy, and Community Bootblack 2014 weekend.
Producers of the Central Canada LeatherSIR / Leatherboy (CCLSb) today announced the panel of judges for the 2014 contests, as well as the appointment of a permanent Head Judge for future years¹ panels. The CCLSb contests will take place in Toronto on Saturday, April 19, part of the CCLSb / Community Bootblack weekend, which will [...]
When the Family Day holiday was introduced by the Ontario Liberal government in 2008, it was intended to be a holiday in between the Christmas and Easter holidays, and its emphasis was on “families spending quality time together”. I bet the Liberals would never have thought that "family" activities would include titleholder contests, workshops on [...]