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|5 Comments

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

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

3rd Alamo Leather and Fetish Weekend Approaches!

"This Valentine’s Day Weekend, Feb 13-15, instead of giving your significant a bouquet of roses and a box of chocolates, why not whip him or her into submission? This coming February, plan to attend the Alamo City Leather & Fetish Weekend being held at The Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa near Sea World. The event weekend was conceived by Steven Parker, who as the winner of Houston Misfits’ first Mr. Third Coast Leather in 2012, promised to bring more leather and fetish to San Antonio. However, after making that commitment, Steven quickly became aware that various groups and clubs already existed in the Alamo City area, but there was no function or purpose to bring the gay, pan, and straight clubs in San Antonio together...."

By |January 7th, 2015|Contests, Events, Events US, News|0 Comments

Pacific Coast Power Exchange 2015 Winners

The 2015 Pacific Coast Power Exchange titleholders are Ranell, Aren, and Ms. WillowKat. The title contest was held at Dark Odyssey: Surrender on the weekend of November 14th-16th in San Francisco. The stage portion of the title contest on Sunday featured an educational presentation and fantasy performance from each of the contestant groups, as well […]

By |November 25th, 2014|Events US, News|0 Comments

San Francisco Bay Area Sober in Leather Contest 2015

November 17, 2014, San Francisco, California — The second SF Bay Area Sober in Leather Contest took place on November 15, 2014 at SF Citadel and saw the selection of Mr. and Ms. SF Sober Leather 2015 and SF Sober Kinkster 2015 in front of a full audience. The Saturday night contest show was emceed […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Contests, Events US|0 Comments

SECC Leather Weekend 2015

The Southeast Conference of Clubs announced the SECC Leather weekend for 2015, February 12 through 15 at the Parliment Resort in Orlando, FL.

In 2009 former SECC President Jerry Ramsey helped to develop the Mr. SECC Leather title and contest in an attempt to foster healthy competition among the member clubs and business partners. The event, […]

By |November 11th, 2014|Events US, News|0 Comments

MIR 18 – Max, Mr Rubber Netherlands

Max, Mr. Rubber Netherlands, won Mr. International Rubber 18 at MIR weekend in Chicago, Illinois on Nov. 1, 2014. Franz of Germany is 1st runner-up, Alejandro of Mexico is 2nd runner-up.

Max was one of ten contestants from across North America and Europe who came to Chicago to represent their regions at MIR. And, in […]

By |November 9th, 2014|Events US, News|0 Comments

Clifton Tatum – Mr Palm Springs Leather 2015

The Mr. Palm Springs Leather contest, a cornerstone of Palm Springs Leather Pride, saw 5 HOT contestants vie for the title of Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2015. When the last judges scores were tallied in an incredibly close race, the winner was Clifton Tatum (Mr. Tool Shed 2015) (click here for a high res photo), […]

By |November 9th, 2014|Contests, Events US, News|0 Comments

Southeast Alliance of Leather Announces Contests and Judges

"Sirs, boys, and puppies OH MY! February 27 - March 1, 2015 the Sirs, boys, and puppies are taking over the Southeast in Charleston, South Carolina at the Connections Nite Club! Southeast LeatherSIR, Southeast Leatherboy, Southeast Puppy, and Southeast Trainer titles will all be awarded during the awesome and historic weekend in Charlestown, South Carolina."

By |November 4th, 2014|Contests, Events, Events US, News|0 Comments