Don’t Scare the Muggles

Harry Potter has forever altered our vocabulary. Before J.K Rowling introduced the fantasy game of Quidditch the word “snitch” was only used in gangster movies a derogatory term for a stoolie. If I have to define “stoolie” you were born after 1980 and so this whole thing might be a bit obscure.

My favorite word […]

By |May 27th, 2015|Community, Opinion|0 Comments

IML 37 Top 20 Rankings

"May, 25 2015 Chicago, IL. International Mr Leather has released the rankings of the Top 20 Leathermen who competed this weekend at IML 37. Congratulations to them and great job to all 52 Leathermen who competed!"

By |May 25th, 2015|Contests, Events, News|0 Comments

Leatherati Live From IML 2015!!!!!!

"The Leatherati IML 2015 Team is eager to keep you updated with minute to minute coverage of all the contest portions. Also, something new for you to check out this year is The IML Home Game...."

By |May 21st, 2015|Contests, Entertainment, Events, Live Blogs|0 Comments

Where Are The Leather Dykes?

When I first started out in the kink community, I kept looking for other leather dykes
like me, and was hard pressed to find them. I did eventually find others like me, once
I found the leather community, which was a great relief! However, even now, I wonder,
where are all the leather dykes hiding? It’s true there […]

By |May 11th, 2015|Community, Opinion|2 Comments

Northwest Leather Celebration

Friday of Northwest Leather Celebration started with a full day of classes and hospitality parties! This all led up to the meet and greet of this years contestant pairs, which there was only one couple competing, Ms Rhonda and tomo from Sacramento. Even though they were the only competing couple they still had to represent […]

By |May 10th, 2015|Community, Events US|0 Comments

Reflections on LA Leather

So, this year’s LA Pride, contest and Off Sunset Festival proved once again to be one helluva sexy well attended week long event. I arrived on Thursday for the roast and the Bullet was so welcoming. I had the honor of roasting Eric, outgoing Mr LA Leather. The roast was Comedy Central worthy

Friday […]

By |May 10th, 2015|Community, Events US, Opinion|0 Comments

“Colorful Shades of BDSM & M/s” Exhibit Opens Today at Leather Archives

Beginning today, May 21st, the Guest Artist Gallery at the Leather Archives & Museum opens Morris Taylor's "Colorful Shades of BDSM & M/s". The GAG will showcase many of his watercolor paintings that will be available for viewing till January 2016. Today, opening reception for Master Morris' exhibit will be from 7 pm-9 pm. This reception is free to the public and visitors must be at least 18 yrs old.

By |May 9th, 2015|Art, Entertainment, News|0 Comments

Leatherman of Color Contest Re-emerges!

"May 7, 2016 From the Producers of Leatherman of Color Chicago, Illinois. Temporarily Gone, But NEVER truly forgotten. Back by extreme Popular DEMAND! Mufasa’s Pride Production presents THE LEATHERMAN OF COLOR XIII CONTEST at BLACKOUT XX Men or Color have reached an unrelenting stage within the Leather community and are continuing to make strides. Channeling Men such as Ron Moore, D, Cannon, Caine Berlinger, Ric Morris, Graylin Thornton, Mufasa Ali, Sir Dexter, Lance Hoffman, Dee Mal, Sir Dre, Ramien Pierre, Jeffrey Williams and “Doc” Hoskins Jr., the Leatherman of Color is determined to present distinguished men who are leaders in and around their communities and will make a difference where it is needed."

By |May 7th, 2015|Contests, Events, News|1 Comment

LA&M Does IML

"The Leather Archives & Museum will play host to numerous activities of which IML event goers can be a participant. Say "Hello!", sign the IML flag, test the Fort Troff sling, or drop off donations at the LA&M booth in the Congressional Room, at IML Vendor Mart on the 3rd Floor of the Congress Hotel."

By |May 6th, 2015|News|0 Comments

The Handler/Puppy Golden Rules (Code of Conduct)

"Leaders of the Puppy Community Initiative on Facebook, have gathered together to create a "Code of Conduct" for pups and handlers to take in consideration in public spaces. As the puppy community has grown and their cultural concepts are solidifying more and more, there are some who are stepping up to ensure that a good time is had by all-both Pup community members and non. The purpose of the Puppy Community Initiative according to their Facebook page - "This is to find ways we can work within our community and be able to interact better at all community events and interact better with other aspects of the Leather/Kink Communities."

By |May 2nd, 2015|Community, News|0 Comments

Illinois Leather Alliance to Produce Illinois Leather Titles

Michael and Angie Shorten, International Master/slave 2014, are pleased to announce that they have formed the Illinois Leather Alliance to produce the Illinois Leather titles contest, starting in 2016. The contest will be held on March 18th and 19th, 2016 at it’s traditional location – Touché – known as “Chicago’s Leather Bar Since 1977.”

“We are […]

By |May 1st, 2015|Contests, Events US|0 Comments

Semi-Finalists Announced for 2015 NLA-I Writing Awards

National Leather Association – International (NLA-I), a leading organization for activists in the pansexual SM/leather/fetish community, announced today the semi-finalists for its annual writing awards. Named after activists and writers Geoff Mains, John Preston, Pauline Reage, Cynthia Slater, and the groundbreaking organization Samois, they are awarded annually to recognize excellence in writing and publishing […]

By |April 30th, 2015|Awards, Entertainment, News|0 Comments