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|0 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

Leatherati Woof Series: Socialize! Oh, the places you’ll go…Online and Offline!

Editor's Note: I've compiled a list of website pages of which if, regardless whether or not one is new or seasoned to the pup culture; you can start socializing online with the various pup clubs, contests, and communities. Then once you connect with them online, pup out, mosh out, hang out with your fellow pup and handlers friends offline! Don't see your event, contest or club listed?? Email me at tyesha@leatherati.com and you will be added!

By |October 22nd, 2014|Clubs, Community, Contests, News|0 Comments

Leatherati Woof Series: Meet Me in St Louis with Saint Louis Puppy Patrol!

"Saint Louis Puppy Patrol is a safe, fun and social group for those into puppy and pet play in the Saint Louis Regional Area. The group's home bar is The Bad Dog Bar in Saint Louis and has a variety of events through the year where those interested can "pup out"! Since there is no "boy" group active in Saint Louis we are also welcoming all boys as well (after all every boy needs a pup!) The Saint Louis Puppy Patrol is also the founding group for the Midwest Puppy Contest also held in Saint Louis."

By |October 17th, 2014|Clubs, Community|0 Comments

Leatherati Woof Series: Midwest Puppy Contest

"The Midwest Puppy Contest is one of the first larger regional Leather & Rubber Puppy contests covering 13 states including - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota & Ohio. Midwest Puppy is a feeder contest for the International Puppy Contest."

By |October 16th, 2014|Community, Contests|0 Comments

Leatherati Woof Series: Houston! Welcome Houston Pups & Handlers

"Houston Pups & Handlers was established early in 2014 to provide a social club for all pups, handlers and anyone else interested in this fetish. This is intended to be a non-profit organization which holds events, moshes, and other activities to promote pup play and interaction for the purposes of learning, teaching, and growing in this part of life. "

By |October 14th, 2014|Clubs, Community|0 Comments

Leatherati Woof Series: Welcome the Mid-Atlantic Kennel Korps!

"Club Description: The Mid-Atlantic Kennel Korps is a social club for pups, handlers, and members of the wider community interested in pup play. Although centered in Washington DC, MAKK is a regional organization that includes northern Virginia and the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Within this area, the other emerging focal points are Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Together, the members within this region promote and increase awareness of pup play and related topics within their areas while coming together as a community whole to support one another."

By |October 13th, 2014|Clubs, Community|0 Comments

GLUE Weekend Keynote Speech

I have a confession to make.

I never expected to speak in Houston for the GLUE weekend. I never expected to travel to cities across our country and in a few weeks, around the globe speaking. I never expected anyone would give a damn about anything I said, and quite frankly it still baffles me.

When I […]

By |October 13th, 2014|Community, Events US|3 Comments