South Carolina Pride in Leather

by Master Bella and slave rooks Leather. Love. Cocktails. Laughter. Cocktails. Those are the words that spring to mind when I recall our weekend at South Carolina Pride in Leather. Cocktails are thrown in there twice for the emphasis on availability. Such that, my Yankee-wired brain interpreted the Saturday morning event titled "Eye Opener" as [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Reveling in “Divine Deviance”

by Race Bannon Divine Deviance is a multi-part documentary project, by and about the global kink communities, that will reveal the stories of people who create their own fellowships, both sexual and supportive. This film and web series will honor and explore our large and fascinating community’s diversity and truth. As someone who has actively [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Leaving a Legacy

By Sarah Humble for Women's International Leather Legacy (WILL) I was sitting with Vi Johnson the night she gave a keynote speech to Colorado Leatherfest last April. As the emcee started reading her bio she looked at me, a touch embarrassed, and told me to remind her she needed to shorten that bio before her [...]

By | August 12th, 2016|News, People|1 Comment

GLLA Announces Randal Kinnear and Woody Woodruff as GLLA 2016 Contest Emcees

"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."

By | July 21st, 2016|Community, Events, Events US, News|0 Comments

GLLA Announces A LA&M Fireside Chat With Ms Kendra at GLLA 2016

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 | June 30th, 2016|Community, Events, Events US, News|0 Comments

GLLA Announces GLLA 2016 Weekend Keynote Speaker: Sir Ernie

"June 20, 2016 The Great Lakes Leather Alliance (GLLA) announces that one of this year’s brunch keynote speakers will be Mr. 501 Eagle 2010 and Indiana Leather Sir 2012& 13 Sir Ernie."

By | June 22nd, 2016|Community, News|0 Comments

interview with Micky Rebel

I had a chance to catch up with Oregon State Bootblack 2015 Micky Rebel. She was a great sport and did the interview while holding my chicken Jorge! (Named for Jorge Vieto in San Francisco.) Thank you Micky!

By | June 18th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Keynote Speech – M/s Gathering

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 [...]

By | May 25th, 2016|Events, News, Opinion|0 Comments

IMsBB 2016 and IMsL 2016 Meghan and LasciviousJane!

Congratulations to our new International Titleholders. May your year be filled with amazing experiences! Meghan is proud to represent her region as Great Lakes Bootblack 2015. Since 2012 she's been active in her local kink and leather communities, blacking regularly at The Barracks, ReMix and fundraiser throughout her region. At home, Meghan runs a Boot [...]

By | April 17th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Live from IMsL 2016

Join the amazing Deborah Hoffman-Wade live this weekend at IMsL! Plus we'll have awesome photos to come from Photo Jan.

By | April 15th, 2016|Events, News|0 Comments

“Inclusive And Exclusive:” Keynote Speech SPLF 2016 by Ms Kendra

I have a short video to share with you this morning that one of my titleholders put together last year: VIDEO Now that you have seen a little bit of history and had a good laugh, good morning. Master Jim, slave marsha and Sir Cougar, I thank you for the opportunity this morning the share some thoughts and ideas. When I was asked to give the keynote speech this year at South Plains, I was in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and had just spent most of the day trying to make some tough decisions that I knew would affect some lives in our Leather community. I was also able to decide what I wanted to talk with you today about.

By | April 8th, 2016|News, Opinion, People|0 Comments

Happenings in Houston

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 [...]

By | April 4th, 2016|Events, News|0 Comments