"P R E S S R E L E A S E Leather Hall of Fame 2017 Inductee List December 10, 2016 The Leather Hall of Fame was established to honor and preserve the legacy of the extraordinary men and women who have significantly shaped the history of the leather/BDSM communities worldwide since 1950. The Board is pleased to announce the 2017 inductees: Durk Dehner, Peter Fiske, and MSC Hamburg."
We are excited to announce that Northwest Leather Celebration (NWLC) will be held May 4-7, 2017 in Sacramento, California. Ownership of Northwest Leather Celebration has transferred to three long-standing community leaders and event producers: Erich, Ms Rhonda, and tomo, who will also produce the Northwest Master slave Contest. As a team, the three individually bring [...]
by Master Bella and slave rooks Leather. Love. Cocktails. Laughter. Cocktails. Those are the words that spring to mind when I recall our weekend at South Carolina Pride in Leather. Cocktails are thrown in there twice for the emphasis on availability. Such that, my Yankee-wired brain interpreted the Saturday morning event titled "Eye Opener" as [...]
by Race Bannon Divine Deviance is a multi-part documentary project, by and about the global kink communities, that will reveal the stories of people who create their own fellowships, both sexual and supportive. This film and web series will honor and explore our large and fascinating community’s diversity and truth. As someone who has actively [...]
By Sarah Humble for Women's International Leather Legacy (WILL) I was sitting with Vi Johnson the night she gave a keynote speech to Colorado Leatherfest last April. As the emcee started reading her bio she looked at me, a touch embarrassed, and told me to remind her she needed to shorten that bio before her [...]
"July 20, 2016 The Great Lakes Leather Alliance (GLLA) announces that the GLLA 2016 contest Emcees will be Randal Kinnear and Woody Woodruff. International Leather Sir 2006 Randal Kinnear brought many laughs to GLLA last year as a contest co-Emcee, and GLLA is thrilled he will return to the stage this year. He is a fundraiser, activist, entertainer, auctioneer, producer, mentor, teacher, and Bootblack. Among Randal’s many accomplishments, he is the former owner and president of ILSb-ICBB, first runner up at International Drummer 2000, the 2003 Pantheon Leather Man of the Year, the 2005 Flesh and Fantasy Man of the Year, and the 2009 Pantheon South Central Regional Award winner. Currently, Randal resides in Dallas, Texas."
The Great Lakes Leather Alliance (GLLA) announces that the GLLA 2016 Weekend will host the Leather Archives & Museum (LA&M) Fireside Chat Series. This year—GLLA Weekend’s 15th Year—LA&M’s Fireside Chat host Douglas O’Keeffe will interview GLLA’s Co-Founder and Executive Director Ms Kendra about her life and Leather journey and GLLA’s history.
"June 20, 2016 The Great Lakes Leather Alliance (GLLA) announces that one of this year’s brunch keynote speakers will be Mr. 501 Eagle 2010 and Indiana Leather Sir 2012& 13 Sir Ernie."
I had a chance to catch up with Oregon State Bootblack 2015 Micky Rebel. She was a great sport and did the interview while holding my chicken Jorge! (Named for Jorge Vieto in San Francisco.) Thank you Micky!
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 [...]