Pup Mufasa Named Mr. Leather Bear Austin

Austin’s premier bear bar, the Iron Bear hosted the first Annual Mr. Leather Bear Austin contest on April 18-19, 2015. The contest featured a diverse group of five contestants and at the end Pup Mufasa was named the winner while Shawn and his magnificent beard was named first runner up.

The contest activities began on Friday […]

By |April 20th, 2015|Contests, Events, Events US, News|0 Comments

IMsBB 2015 slave Tabitha

The Producers announced at Brunch that a mistake in computer formula caused a miscalculation.  The First Runner up is Marta. Our new IMsBB 8 slave Tabitha!  CONGRATULATIONS!

By |April 12th, 2015|Contests, Events US|0 Comments

Live at IMsL 2015

Leatherati’s own Deborah Hoffman Wade and Luna Bear are live IMsL with tons of pics of Photo Jan being posted all weekend. Check it out here

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

IMsL 2015!

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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

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