CineKink Announces Award Winners at Twelfth Annual Kinky Film Festival

Rounding out multiple days of screenings and parties in its twelfth anniversary appearance, organizers for CineKink NYC/2015 announced the recipients of awards in a range of categories during the film festival’s closing celebrations held on Sunday, March 1, 2015

“It was an especially tight competition this year,” noted Lisa Vandever, CineKink co-founder and director, as she […]

By |March 31st, 2015|Film, News|0 Comments

Mr Los Angeles Leather 2015

Eagle LA Mr. Leather Patrick Smith was awarded the title of Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2015, Saturday, March 28, 2015. He will go to compete at the upcoming International Mr. Leather contest in Chicago in May 22-25, 2015. Over 1000 revelers from all over the world experienced Los Angeles Leather Pride 2015 at the Mr. […]

By |March 29th, 2015|Events US, News|0 Comments

The Stomping Ground San Diego — A Sex Positive Community Center

San Diego, CA – Announcing the grand opening of The Stomping Ground San Diego — A Sex Positive Community Center. Under the auspices of The Leather Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, The Stomping Group San Diego (TSGSD) provides a membership-based educational workshop and play space for all sex positive groups and organizations, centrally located in Mission […]

By |March 28th, 2015|Community, News|0 Comments

Lady Lynette – 1955 to 2015

Lady Lynette, a prominent leader in the Master/slave community, passed away on March 3, 2015 at age 59 after a long illness.

She began her journey in her native Oklahoma where she was active in the Leather and BDSM communities. She held the title of South Plains Leather 2001. She was one of […]

By |March 28th, 2015|News, Passings|0 Comments

GLLA Condemns SB 101

'GLLA CONDEMNS SB 101 Indianapolis, IN, March 27, 2015– Great Lakes Leather Alliance strongly condemns The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 101) recently signed into law by Governor Pence. We are working with and supporting The Freedom Indiana Team in our fight against this law and any law that discriminates."

By |March 27th, 2015|Community, News|0 Comments

The Wonder That Is IMsL

By Deborah Hoffman-Wade

One of the great passages of spring is about to arrive; International Ms. Leather! Although there are many, many events I have not attended, IMsL is beyond a doubt my favorite.  I love the coming together of all kinds of women and men.  For me, it is the epitome of the Leather and […]

By |March 26th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Flashback to SF in the 70’s

Ran across this great article on Slate about what it was like to be a gay man in 1970s San Francisco.

Street Fashion Jock is soooo my new look!

Check it out after the jump.

By |March 24th, 2015|Art, History|0 Comments

M/s Gathering 2015

The M/s Gathering: Learn, Share, Grow will be held April 24-26 in Wilmington, DE.

Story by Dave Rhodes

The M/s Gathering 2015 will help attendees reach their goals through Guided Discussions, Affinity Groups and Community-led Discussions – all full of amazing ideas to help one learn more about themselves, make relationships stronger, and the opportunity to bond […]

By |March 24th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Iowa Leather 2015

Iowa Leather Weekend 2015 preparations are in full swing.

The 27th Annual Iowa Leather Weekend returns October 9-11th, 2015. This year ILW is pleased to announce some changes to better accommodate the guests and community that have supported them these past 27 years.

The Quality Inn at Wells Fargo arena will play host with […]

By |March 23rd, 2015|Events US, News|0 Comments

Keynote Speech SPLF 2015

by Liza’s slave, Jody

Thank you Master Jim, Sir Cougar, and slave marsha for inviting me to give the keynote here at
Southplains. I am deeply honored. I hope I don’t disappoint.

I would also like to thank my Mistress, Liza, for allowing me to speak today and for supporting
me as I take a risk.

I believe one of […]

By |March 22nd, 2015|Community, News, Opinion|0 Comments

Community? What is This Thing We Seem to So Easily Speak Of?

Reminding myself today that there is no such thing really as THE ONE leather / kink / fetish community. It can be said there’s a GROUP of folks who appreciate leather, and other fetishes. But a group that’s merely connected by the same likes doesn’t equal a community.

To me, a community may share similar interests, […]

By |March 16th, 2015|News|0 Comments

International Person of Leather

Southwest Person of Leather, Papa Bear of Las Vegas, Nevada, became the first-ever International Person of Leather during the February 26, 2015 Sin in the City weekend. Highlights of the contest were Papa Bear’s leather bar fantasy and each contestant’s very moving speeches about diversity and acceptance.  First Runner Up is Master Bill Keith, […]

By |March 15th, 2015|Community, Contests, News|0 Comments