Get In There, Do Something, Change Things

Check out this great article in Bear World Magazine by Eric Paul Leue on PrEP and the national dialogue taking place around the use of Truvada as a pre-exposure precaution against HIV infection.

Full story here

By |December 5th, 2014|News|0 Comments

From The LA&M Archives: This Month In Review

This Month in Review│ November 2014
By Jakob VanLammeren, LA&M Archivist/Collections Librarian
 

It’s been a while since I’ve written about an average* month at the Leather Archives & Museum. Sometimes I feel a certain kind of writer’s block around the specifics of what I do here (I think there are moments where I get so focused on […]

By |November 28th, 2014|Entertainment, History, News, People|0 Comments

Update from Leland Carina

Those of you who read Leatherati loyally may be wondering where I have gone. There’s a story, if you care to read.

When I first started engaging in Leather and kink in the Bay Area many years ago it felt so fresh to me. It was exciting, cutting edge, and being a sexually deviant outlaw seemed […]

By |November 25th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Pacific Coast Power Exchange 2015 Winners

The 2015 Pacific Coast Power Exchange titleholders are Ranell, Aren, and Ms. WillowKat. The title contest was held at Dark Odyssey: Surrender on the weekend of November 14th-16th in San Francisco. The stage portion of the title contest on Sunday featured an educational presentation and fantasy performance from each of the contestant groups, as well […]

By |November 25th, 2014|Events US, News|0 Comments

San Francisco Bay Area Sober in Leather Contest 2015

November 17, 2014, San Francisco, California — The second SF Bay Area Sober in Leather Contest took place on November 15, 2014 at SF Citadel and saw the selection of Mr. and Ms. SF Sober Leather 2015 and SF Sober Kinkster 2015 in front of a full audience. The Saturday night contest show was emceed […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Contests, Events US|0 Comments

Forging Bonds of Intimacy: Mind, Body and Soul

"The happiness flows as we exchange our travel stories, share the judges table, sit with each other in our classes, and help with fundraisers. But what happens when we come home from our social and political activities, close our front doors and rely on our virtual and local surroundings? The number of suicides has our community both surprised and alarmed. What can we do to strengthen the connections with each other? What can we do to be there for each other during times of duress and sadness? The mental health of our community has become a hot topic and now, there are two positive causes that are developing in our community when it comes to addressing mental health and suicides in our community: We Are Here Suicide Hotline and 'Project Touch Base'."

By |November 18th, 2014|Current Affairs, Interviews, News, Opinion, People|0 Comments

Mr. and Ms. Santa Clara County Leather Contest 2014

November 14, 2014, San Jose, California — The Santa Clara County Leather Association’s 17th Leather Weekend took place on November 7-9, 2014 and saw the selection of Mr. and Ms. Santa Clara County Leather 2014 in front of a packed audience at Renegades Bar in San Jose.

The winners, named among a field of four contestants, […]

By |November 15th, 2014|Contests|0 Comments

SECC Leather Weekend 2015

The Southeast Conference of Clubs announced the SECC Leather weekend for 2015, February 12 through 15 at the Parliment Resort in Orlando, FL.

In 2009 former SECC President Jerry Ramsey helped to develop the Mr. SECC Leather title and contest in an attempt to foster healthy competition among the member clubs and business partners. The event, […]

By |November 11th, 2014|Events US, News|0 Comments

MIR 18 – Max, Mr Rubber Netherlands

Max, Mr. Rubber Netherlands, won Mr. International Rubber 18 at MIR weekend in Chicago, Illinois on Nov. 1, 2014. Franz of Germany is 1st runner-up, Alejandro of Mexico is 2nd runner-up.

Max was one of ten contestants from across North America and Europe who came to Chicago to represent their regions at MIR. And, in […]

By |November 9th, 2014|Events US, News|0 Comments

Clifton Tatum – Mr Palm Springs Leather 2015

The Mr. Palm Springs Leather contest, a cornerstone of Palm Springs Leather Pride, saw 5 HOT contestants vie for the title of Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2015. When the last judges scores were tallied in an incredibly close race, the winner was Clifton Tatum (Mr. Tool Shed 2015) (click here for a high res photo), […]

By |November 9th, 2014|Contests, Events US, News|0 Comments

Southeast Alliance of Leather Announces Contests and Judges

"Sirs, boys, and puppies OH MY! February 27 - March 1, 2015 the Sirs, boys, and puppies are taking over the Southeast in Charleston, South Carolina at the Connections Nite Club! Southeast LeatherSIR, Southeast Leatherboy, Southeast Puppy, and Southeast Trainer titles will all be awarded during the awesome and historic weekend in Charlestown, South Carolina."

By |November 4th, 2014|Contests, Events, Events US, News|0 Comments

Midwest Leather Weekend 2014

The annual Midwest Leather Weekend in St Louis, Missouri took place the first weekend of October. Leather folk locally and from surrounding states converged on the Bad Dog Bar & Grill for parties, fetish seminars and the Mr Midwest Leather and Midwest Puppy contests.

Once again the two contests were held the same night, with their […]

By |November 3rd, 2014|Contests, Events US|0 Comments