Leather Life Photography Contest

"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

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

IML Executive Board Changes and 2015 IML Judges Announced

Credit goes to Patty, IMsL 2014, for the juicy info on the changes and judges.


This year while at MAL, Jon Krongaard, a longtime board member of IML, announced that he was stepping down from day to day activity and that Joey McDonald would be stepping up to take on the role as Executive Director of […]

By |January 17th, 2015|Contests, Events|2 Comments

MAL 2015

Live Coverage – Join Leatherati’s Tynan Fox and Alex Lindsay live at Mid Atlantic Leather in Washington, D.C.!

By |January 16th, 2015|Events, News|0 Comments

Beyond Judging

by Tyesha Best

Even as many use the title holding system to obtain their platform and their voice, we have started to question how heavily we rely on this system for activists and leaders for our community. One of the most important components of the title holding system is our judges. Judges are chosen based on […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Community, Contests, Opinion, People|0 Comments

Are Leather Titles Necessary?

Leather titles, and by association – leather titleholders, is definitely one of those third-rail topics in our communities and the guys at the San Francisco Leatherman’s Discussion Group are stepping square on to it.

From the SFLDG website – “Is a leather title necessary to take a leadership role? What compels contestants to run? […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Events, News|0 Comments

Mister Benson: The Screenplay

"Janurary 14, 2015. Kingston, Pennsylvania.35 years after its first publication, the cult classic Mr. Benson is set to take a large step towards being reborn for a new generation! Under Executive Producer Hardy Haberman and FilmMaker Justin John Costello, a feature length film adaptation of the John Preston novel will be shooting a fund raising trailer within the next few weeks in Dallas, TX."

By |January 14th, 2015|Entertainment, Film, News|0 Comments

Putting BDSM in the DSM

Check out this great article in The Atlantic about the 2013 revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) which (mostly) de-pathologized kinky sex.

Thanks to my heroes Race Bannon, Guy Baldwin and NCSF Co-Founder Susan Wright, for tirelessly working to change minds at the National Psychiatric Association so you and I can […]

By |January 14th, 2015|News|0 Comments

SouthWest Person of Leather Region

Las Vegas, Nevada – January 12, 2015, International Person of Leather announced that Master Trish has been selected to produce the first SouthWest Person of Leather Contest at Behind Closed Doors to be held October, 2015 in Tucson, AZ.

Co-founders of the International Person of Leather Contest, Master Tallen, Mr. Andrew Love, and slave Jazz, are […]

By |January 12th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Leather Hall of Fame 2015 Inductees

The Board of Governors of the Leather Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the inductees for 2015.

Felix Jones (1915–2003): Felix Jones was a pioneer in the leather and bike club scene in the United Kingdom and Europe. Felix founded the 69 Club a.k.a. SNC London in 1965; it was the earliest gay motorcycle/leather […]

By |January 12th, 2015|News|0 Comments