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

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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|2 Comments

Toronto Leather Pride 2014 Wrap-Up

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 […]

By |October 12th, 2014|Community, Contests, Events Canada, News|0 Comments

Leatherati Woof Series: The Golden State! Welcome the San Francisco K-9 Unit!

"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."

By |October 11th, 2014|Clubs, Community, News|0 Comments

Leatherati Woof Series: pup Spotlight-Cosmo Jetson

"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."

By |October 7th, 2014|Community, Contests, Opinion, People|0 Comments

Leatherati Woof Series: Being A Handler Part 5

"This is going to talk about a different approach to being a Handler/Trainer than the style I’ve traditionally employed. It is one that I would like to start implementing, however, and that’s a higher protocol “working dog” training. I’ve spoken about my own identification as a working dog in previous posts, and this is something of an extension of that theme, wherein a strong Alpha dog heads a well-trained and coordinated pack."

By |October 6th, 2014|Community, Opinion, People|0 Comments