"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!"
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 […]
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 […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added!
"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."
"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."
"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. "
"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."
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 […]
For this year’s Toronto Leather Pride weekend, it marked two anniversaries – the twentieth anniversary of the Leather Ball (the dance that typically followed the night of the competitions), and the 25th competition for the title of Mr. Leatherman Toronto.
The weekend started with the roasting of the outgoing title holder team – Mr. Leatherman Toronto […]
"The SF K9 Unit was founded in November of 2004 by Spunky. After coming onto the puppy scene, he yearned to find other people with whom he could share his newly found human canine spirit. But it seemed that the only place he could find them was on a very few social websites. As much fun as those sites were, Spunky wanted to create something more intimate—a pack bonded by brotherhood."
"I was asked to write about my how I became a pup and how the movement of the pup community has evolved, so here it goes… from my perspective. I found the Leather community on a warm and humid summer evening in Houston, Texas in 1992. Okay, this isn’t a novel, so I’ll cut the crap! I strongly identified as a boy. It wasn’t until about 1999 that a friend of mine, patrick chees, saw my inner pup. He made it his task to bring it out of me. He enlisted my help (and many others) to assist in preparing for the first pup event, the International Puppy Contest (IPC) during the year 2k. (IPC taking place in 2001) This helped ease my way into the pup scene, as well as the two of us having long talks that frequently revolved around our childhood history with bio canines."