IMsL 2015!

IMsL 2105

This year the contest started with a salute to all the countries but not without first speaking to the first nations and asking their welcome.

Our Co-Emcees for the Contest are Sara Vibes and Ashely Young!

Sara Vibes was born and raised in New York City. She is a black, polyamorous, queer, kinky, dandy top heavy […]

By |April 10th, 2015|Community, Contests, Education, Events US, News|0 Comments

The Stomping Ground San Diego — A Sex Positive Community Center

San Diego, CA – Announcing the grand opening of The Stomping Ground San Diego — A Sex Positive Community Center. Under the auspices of The Leather Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, The Stomping Group San Diego (TSGSD) provides a membership-based educational workshop and play space for all sex positive groups and organizations, centrally located in Mission […]

By |March 28th, 2015|Community, News|0 Comments

GLLA Condemns SB 101

'GLLA CONDEMNS SB 101 Indianapolis, IN, March 27, 2015– Great Lakes Leather Alliance strongly condemns The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 101) recently signed into law by Governor Pence. We are working with and supporting The Freedom Indiana Team in our fight against this law and any law that discriminates."

By |March 27th, 2015|Community, News|0 Comments

Keynote Speech SPLF 2015

by Liza’s slave, Jody

Thank you Master Jim, Sir Cougar, and slave marsha for inviting me to give the keynote here at
Southplains. I am deeply honored. I hope I don’t disappoint.

I would also like to thank my Mistress, Liza, for allowing me to speak today and for supporting
me as I take a risk.

I believe one of […]

By |March 22nd, 2015|Community, Events US, News, Opinion, People|0 Comments

International Person of Leather

Southwest Person of Leather, Papa Bear of Las Vegas, Nevada, became the first-ever International Person of Leather during the February 26, 2015 Sin in the City weekend. Highlights of the contest were Papa Bear’s leather bar fantasy and each contestant’s very moving speeches about diversity and acceptance.  First Runner Up is Master Bill Keith, […]

By |March 15th, 2015|Community, Contests, News|0 Comments

Ft Lauderdale Leather Pride a Success!

"Ft Lauderdale Leather Pride has been one heck of a ride! The goal of Shades of Pride was to create events and opportunities for individuals of Ft Lauderdale and beyond, to enjoy the lust, the thrills, and the sister and brotherhood of Leather. All throughout the month of March, Shades of Pride has showcased Fort Lauderdale institutions such as: The Stonewall National Museum & Archives with a Leather Social; Ft Lauderdale had its monthly Pig Dance at the infamous Ramrod; a formal Leather Dinner at Mojo Restaurant & Lounge; and the Bootlust Party at LeatherWerks."

By |March 15th, 2015|Community, 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

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|1 Comment

TIDINGS OF SERVICE AND JOY

I was having tea with Sybil Holiday — well, we call it “tea,” but I don’t have tea, only partly because I’m not thirsty. It might seem rude to accept an invitation to tea and then decline tea when it’s offered, but I don’t want to ask a lady in a wheelchair to serve me. […]

By |December 26th, 2014|Community, Opinion, People|3 Comments

Leatherati Calendar: Place Your Events Here!

"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 |November 3rd, 2014|Community, Current Affairs, Entertainment, Events, News|0 Comments

Five Weddings, Four Lawyers, Three Ghosts, One Bound Bear

or
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Traditional Marriage
The first time I got mass-married was at the March on Washington in 1987. It was one of the scheduled activities.
We assembled in front of the IRS. Apparently some committee decided to frame marriage as a pocketbook issue, a special discount we weren’t getting. Myself, I […]

By |October 28th, 2014|Community, Opinion|2 Comments

An Open Letter to the Owners & Producer of DrummerNA

So… The owner of the Drummer title wants to re-boot the contest. Hey, it worked for the Star Trek franchise, right?

I’m going to take off my SECC Board hat, here, and operate as John Q Leatherguy. And this straight Leatherman wants to ask a few questions. So here’s your chance […]

By |October 26th, 2014|Community, Contests|0 Comments