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

International Master and slave 2015

The winners of IM/s 2015:Master Kevin and slave FairyCongratulations to the winners and all the contestants. 

By |March 14th, 2015|Contests, Events US|0 Comments

Congratulations Trevor Black, Mr. San Francisco Leather 2015

The San Francisco Bay Area Alliance held their annual Mr. San Francisco Leather contest tonight.  Congratulations to Trevor Black, Mr. Daddy’s Barbershop Leather, Mr. San Francisco Leather 2015.

Mr. Black was chosen out of a field of 6 contestants: Mr. Edge Leather.  L-R. Daniel DeLage, Stephen Shute, Gerald Borjax, Christopher Humphreys, Steve Jirgl and Trevor Black.

First runner […]

By |March 8th, 2015|Contests|0 Comments

Papa Bear Wins First-Ever IPOL

Papa Bear was selected as the first-ever International Person of Leather at the 3-day Sin in the City weekend held in Las Vegas, NV.

The International Person of Leather Contest is a celebration of the diversity in the Leather Community. The title of Person of Leather exists to promote that diversity.

International Person of Leather […]

By |March 1st, 2015|Contests, Events US, News|0 Comments

SECC Has A New Title Family-Adds A Bootblack To the Mix!

"Orlando, FL.It’s with great pleasure that SECC introduces our SECC Leather family for 2015. Mr SECC Leather 2015 is Jeffrey Williams from Knighthawks of Virginia. MS SECC Leather 2015 is Suzanna Stracener from SRALL, and our first ever SECC Leather Bootblack 2015 is Kat Vago also from SRALL. We are sure these 3 will have great title years and represent the SECC member clubs and business partners well."

By |February 20th, 2015|Contests, News|0 Comments

Leather Life Photography Contest-Extended to Feb 8

"The Goal of the Leather Life Photography Contest is to explore and exhibit the various avenues, and intricate ideals of the "Leather Lifestyle". This includes a raw exploration of an individuals view point of their life and of those that live in Leather. Photography brings an unspoken awareness, connection and insight into many journeys. "

By |January 23rd, 2015|Art, Contests, Entertainment|0 Comments

IML Executive Board Changes and 2015 IML Judges Announced

Credit goes to Patty, IMsL 2014, for the juicy info on the changes and judges.


This year while at MAL, Jon Krongaard, a longtime board member of IML, announced that he was stepping down from day to day activity and that Joey McDonald would be stepping up to take on the role as Executive Director of […]

By |January 17th, 2015|Contests, Events|2 Comments

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

3rd Alamo Leather and Fetish Weekend Approaches!

"This Valentine’s Day Weekend, Feb 13-15, instead of giving your significant a bouquet of roses and a box of chocolates, why not whip him or her into submission? This coming February, plan to attend the Alamo City Leather & Fetish Weekend being held at The Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa near Sea World. The event weekend was conceived by Steven Parker, who as the winner of Houston Misfits’ first Mr. Third Coast Leather in 2012, promised to bring more leather and fetish to San Antonio. However, after making that commitment, Steven quickly became aware that various groups and clubs already existed in the Alamo City area, but there was no function or purpose to bring the gay, pan, and straight clubs in San Antonio together...."

By |January 7th, 2015|Contests, Events, Events US, News|0 Comments

San Francisco Bay Area Sober in Leather Contest 2015

November 17, 2014, San Francisco, California — The second SF Bay Area Sober in Leather Contest took place on November 15, 2014 at SF Citadel and saw the selection of Mr. and Ms. SF Sober Leather 2015 and SF Sober Kinkster 2015 in front of a full audience. The Saturday night contest show was emceed […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Contests, Events US|0 Comments

Mr. and Ms. Santa Clara County Leather Contest 2014

November 14, 2014, San Jose, California — The Santa Clara County Leather Association’s 17th Leather Weekend took place on November 7-9, 2014 and saw the selection of Mr. and Ms. Santa Clara County Leather 2014 in front of a packed audience at Renegades Bar in San Jose.

The winners, named among a field of four contestants, […]

By |November 15th, 2014|Contests|0 Comments

Clifton Tatum – Mr Palm Springs Leather 2015

The Mr. Palm Springs Leather contest, a cornerstone of Palm Springs Leather Pride, saw 5 HOT contestants vie for the title of Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2015. When the last judges scores were tallied in an incredibly close race, the winner was Clifton Tatum (Mr. Tool Shed 2015) (click here for a high res photo), […]

By |November 9th, 2014|Contests, Events US, News|0 Comments