Toronto Leather Pride 2014 Wrap-Up

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 Toronto […]

By |October 12th, 2014|Community, Contests, Events Canada, News|0 Comments

Live from Toronto Leather Pride 2014

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 new Android […]

By |August 7th, 2014|Contests, Events Canada|0 Comments

RIP Mr Leather Ottawa Jon Letke

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 […]

By |July 26th, 2014|Current Affairs, Events Canada, Passings|4 Comments

Central Canada LeatherSIR, Leatherboy & Community Bootblack 2014 Weekend Wrap-Up

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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 Canada region was […]

By |June 2nd, 2014|Contests, Events Canada, People|0 Comments

Live from Mr. Leatherman/Ms. Leather Kingston 2014 Contest

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.

By |May 2nd, 2014|Contests, Events Canada, News|0 Comments

Live from Central Canada LeatherSIR, Leatherboy & Community Bootblack 2014 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.  




By |April 18th, 2014|Contests, Events, Events Canada, News|1 Comment

Central Canada LeatherSIR/Leatherboy 2014

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 […]

By |April 12th, 2014|Community, Contests, Events Canada|0 Comments

Toronto’s Family Day 2014 Weekend: The Leather Edition Wrap Up

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 fetish […]

By |March 2nd, 2014|Community, Contests, Events Canada, Music, Shopping|0 Comments

Lupercalia MMXIV Closing Speech

Events like this are great. Not only are fun and educational, but they are life affirming and for people who are a sexual minority that’s important.

If you are wondering about that minority, I am not talking about gay men, or lesbians or bisexuals or transgender folk, I am talking about you. […]

By |February 17th, 2014|Community, Events Canada|0 Comments

Live at Toronto’s “Family Day” Weekend 2014: The Leather Edition

Hailing from the Canadian city of Toronto, Ontario, this is J.J. Deogracias, Leatherati’s Canada Editor blogging live from THREE major events during Ontario’s Family Day Weekend:

(1) Toronto Bound 2014 Weekend, which includes the Toronto Puppy 2014 Contest and the HOTF community awards.

(2) Northbound Leather’s 24th Anniversary Party.

(3) BlackKnight Toronto, the Leather-Rubber ball that took Montreal […]

By |February 14th, 2014|Bars, Clubs, Community, Contests, Events Canada, Music|0 Comments

Northbound Leather’s iKink Wrap-Up

For the 17th edition of its annual fashion show, Toronto’s Northbound Leather presented iKink at the Sound Academy on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Produced by Canadian filmmaker Carolyn Kelly (who also produced previous Northbound Leather fashion shows, Dream, Rapture and Vanilla?), iKink took elements of the techno-sexual revolution in dating, relationships, and sex that most people would recognize […]

By |January 30th, 2014|Entertainment, Events Canada, News, Shopping|0 Comments

MLO-21 Weekend Wrap-Up

On the weekend of November 8th-10th, 2013, the 21st Mr. Leather Ottawa competition excited the leather and kink community within Canada’s national capital with its James-Bond-inspired theme, “Your License to Thrill”.


That weekend was jammed pack with action at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, the host hotel Novotel Ottawa, and the newly renovated Centretown Pub. […]

By |December 19th, 2013|Contests, Events Canada, Interviews, News, Shopping|1 Comment