R.I.P. Andy Anderson

The Board of Directors and Titleholders of The Heart of the Flag Federation today announced the passing of Andy Anderson, Mr. Leather Fellowship Toronto 1989/ Mr. NLA International 1992-93.

“It is with deep regret and sadness that I share the news of the passing of a legendary member of our vibrant community,” said Robert Miller, President, […]

By |March 6th, 2015|News, Passings|0 Comments

Meet SA Leather from South Africa

'SA Leather South Africa is a Non Profit [142-496 NPO] Pan sexual membership-based organization for anyone interested in exploring and participating in the leather/BDSM/fetish lifestyle, whose purpose is to develop character and leadership in the spirit of the leather community, community service, public education, charitable outreach, and social reform without discrimination of any kind. Promoting the health and well-being of all our members, educating each other and those around us. Working together with volunteers, regardless of age, ethnic origin, ability, gender, sexual orientation, belief or political affiliation."

By |March 3rd, 2015|Clubs, Events, News|0 Comments

What Is IMsBB?

Here’s a fun story from Examiner.com on International Ms Bootblack with a shout out to Christina Court’s High Shine. http://www.examiner.com/article/what-is-international-ms-bootblack-1

By |March 2nd, 2015|News|0 Comments

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

News From Down Under: What’s Happening in Australia? A Look At Melbourne!

"First of all, my name is KL Joy, I’m an Australian author of BDSM inspired erotica, a Leatherwoman walking an amazing journey along side courageous people and I’d like to share some of that story with you. Our leather communities down here are centred on the Melbourne and Sydney cities. They are about 800 km (approx 500 miles) apart, yet the divide between these two communities and the pride we hold in our home towns has a rivalry that dates back to the settlement by Englishmen and convicts in 1788!"

By |February 27th, 2015|Community, Events, Events Australia, News|1 Comment

SECC Has A New Title Family-Adds A Bootblack To the Mix!

"Orlando, FL.It’s with great pleasure that SECC introduces our SECC Leather family for 2015. Mr SECC Leather 2015 is Jeffrey Williams from Knighthawks of Virginia. MS SECC Leather 2015 is Suzanna Stracener from SRALL, and our first ever SECC Leather Bootblack 2015 is Kat Vago also from SRALL. We are sure these 3 will have great title years and represent the SECC member clubs and business partners well."

By |February 20th, 2015|Contests, News|0 Comments

NLA-DALLAS RENEWS SUPPORT OF NCSF

"Dallas, Texas: The General Membership of National Leather Association (NLA) – Dallas voted to renew the organization’s Coalition Partnership with National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) extending the relationship between the two organizations. Continuing partnership enables NLA-Dallas to continue its mission of building, strengthening and defending individuals, organizations, publications and businesses within our community, especially against threats to their freedom of expression, freedom of the press, rights to free association and right to equal protection under the law."

By |February 7th, 2015|Clubs, News|0 Comments

Leather Life Photography Contest-Extended to Feb 8

"The Goal of the Leather Life Photography Contest is to explore and exhibit the various avenues, and intricate ideals of the "Leather Lifestyle". This includes a raw exploration of an individuals view point of their life and of those that live in Leather. Photography brings an unspoken awareness, connection and insight into many journeys. "

By |January 23rd, 2015|Art, Contests, Entertainment|0 Comments

The Peter Fiske Whip Collection

Peter Fiske has been a player longer than many of us have been alive and along the way he’s amassed a truly spectacular, and one-of-a-kind, collection of whips. And trust me, Peter’s whips don’t just gather dust!

Check out this great video by Lord Lugh of Peter showing off some of his Tawses. […]

By |January 19th, 2015|Education, Interviews|1 Comment

Add Your Events to the Leatherati Calendar

"Leatherati has its own D-I-Y Calendar that community members can use to place their own events. You can even enhance your submission by submitting photos via email as well! If you are new to our site or have not yet used our Calendar Tab, here is a quick tutorial on how to place your event and let the world know what's happening in your area!"

By |January 19th, 2015|Events, News|0 Comments

Venue Change: SFLDG Program – Are Leather Titles Necessary?

Venue Change!

Are Leather Titles Necessary? will now be held at

San Francisco LGBT Community Center
Rainbow Room
1800 Market Street, San Francisco

7:30-9:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 28, 2015

For more information, see the LDG web site
SFLDG.org

By |January 19th, 2015|Events, News|0 Comments