"P R E S S R E L E A S E Leather Hall of Fame 2017 Inductee List December 10, 2016 The Leather Hall of Fame was established to honor and preserve the legacy of the extraordinary men and women who have significantly shaped the history of the leather/BDSM communities worldwide since 1950. The Board is pleased to announce the 2017 inductees: Durk Dehner, Peter Fiske, and MSC Hamburg."
It is with great sadness that our community says goodbye to a man who touched so many of us and made an indelible mark on our lives. SIR Alan Penrod passed suddenly on January 14, 2016. He is survived by his boys and partners in crime, Nitro Hankinson and David Robinson. Alan began exploring the [...]
"Each year the National Leather Association – International acknowledges those who have gone above and beyond for our community at different levels. We are proud to announce the 2015 winners."
In the wake of Caitlyn Jenner's coming out party as the cover woman on the current Vanity Fair, GLAAD has updated and reissued guidelines on how to talk to and about transgender persons. This is an informative read even if you're an already knowledgeable ally. www.glaad.org
National Leather Association - International (NLA-I), a leading organization for activists in the pansexual SM/leather/fetish community, announced today the semi-finalists for its annual writing awards. Named after activists and writers Geoff Mains, John Preston, Pauline Reage, Cynthia Slater, and the groundbreaking organization Samois, they are awarded annually to recognize excellence in writing and publishing about [...]
Lady Lynette, a prominent leader in the Master/slave community, passed away on March 3, 2015 at age 59 after a long illness. She began her journey in her native Oklahoma where she was active in the Leather and BDSM communities. She held the title of South Plains Leather 2001. She was one of the founders [...]
MsC 2015 will be dedicated to the memory of Lady Lynette, who passed away on March 3, 2015. The Executive Committee for MsC 2015 has decided to honor her by dedicating MsC 2015 in her memory. The Legacy of Lady Lynette: MsC Associate Producer since 2009 Member of the MTTA Board of Directors since 2008 [...]
The Board of Directors and Titleholders of The Heart of the Flag Federation today announced the passing of Andy Anderson, Mr. Leather Fellowship Toronto 1989/ Mr. NLA International 1992-93. “It is with deep regret and sadness that I share the news of the passing of a legendary member of our vibrant community,” said Robert Miller, [...]
The Leather Journal just released the names of the 2014 Pantheon of Leather award recipients. It's a who's who! Check it out: Man of the Year - Jaco Lourens Woman of the Year - Pat Baillie Mister Marcus Hernandez Lifetime Achievement Award (Man) - Dr. Jack Fritscher, PhD Mister Marcus Hernandez Lifetime Achievement Award (Woman) [...]
The Leathertarian Awards, founded by James-John Joseph Gigliello, are presented annually to those who have a long-standing record of good work and service in the Leather/Fetish Communities. Six panelists were asked to select this years awardees. The panel included Hardy Haberman, Ces Williams, Bruce Ross, Master Wolf, Maria Dakota Beloti, and Sir John Krikorian. On [...]
The news just came out that Mr Leather Ottawa 2014, Jon Letke, has died from an apparent suicide. Letke, 25, who was known in the leather community as "Nizzi Greatpup", had moved to Ottawa from Toronto in 2013 and was a well-loved member of Ottawa’s leather/queer community. Letke had competed at International Mr Leather in [...]
Wilton Manors, FL. James-John Joseph Gigliello (better known as Daddy Jim) has announced that an annual Leathertarian Award will be given each June, “to recognize the long standing good works of those in the Leather Fetish communities.” According to The Leathertarian Facebook page, a 6-member panel will choose three recipients: one male, one female and [...]