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 [...]
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 [...]
Join the amazing Deborah Hoffman-Wade live this weekend at IMsL! Plus we'll have awesome photos to come from Photo Jan.
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 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 [...]
Before I begin, I would like to bring you greetings from The Woodhull Freedom Foundation in Washington DC. I am the co-chair of that organization and I wanted to take a moment to let you know what we do and why I am involved. Woodhull's underlying principal is that sexual freedom is a basic human [...]
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(keynote address, Leather Leadership Conference XX, March 18, 2016) For 37 years, my workplace has been the television industry, and trust me, it’s very industrial. Television employs about as many Americans as the firearms industry. In fact, there are about as many guns as there are TV sets in the country, upwards of 300 million. The [...]
Hi ya’ll! -wait- Can I curse up here? I gotta ask cuz in Texas you can’t curse on a wireless mic and I need to know the ground rules. Might have to start re-writing my speech real fast. They gave me a mic. At least some of ya’ll should be a little scared…or drunk…or both. [...]
Court Rules No Constitutional Right to Practice BDSM: Breaking down Doe v George Mason University, et, al.
Court rulings are complicated even for the most adept legal scholars much less for the average Joe/Josephine. So here’s your colorful commentary and lay break down of what happened and what’s going on with the case from the Eastern District of Virginia. I. What Happened (TL;DR skip to section II unless you like details): For [...]