Community Mourns SIR Alan Penrod

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 [...]

By | January 18th, 2016|News, Passings|0 Comments

Lady Lynette – 1955 to 2015

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 [...]

By | March 28th, 2015|News, Passings|0 Comments

Master/slave Conference Dedicated to Lady Lynette

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 [...]

By | March 24th, 2015|Events US, Passings|1 Comment

R.I.P. Andy Anderson

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, [...]

By | March 6th, 2015|News, Passings|1 Comment

RIP Mr Leather Ottawa Jon Letke

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 [...]

By | July 26th, 2014|Current Affairs, Events Canada, Passings|4 Comments

ACT- UP Co-Founder Commits Suicide

ACT-UP co-founder Carl Goodman, 58, of Bristol, RI was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital after jumping from the Mt. Hope Bridge in Bristol. San Francisco activist Michael Petrelis, author of The Petrelis Files blog, reported that Goodman was his friend and one of the co-founders of ACT UP. Petrelis shares personal memories of how [...]

By | January 7th, 2014|News, Passings|0 Comments

In Memoriam, Artemis Silverowl—“A Lion Among Women”

April 5, 1957 – October 3, 2013 by Caro Last week the tragic news of the untimely death of Artemis Silverowl rocked both the Women’s and Leather communities. Artemis was a long time member of both, beginning in the early days of the “feminist wars in the 70s” through to NLA-I Dallas, Living in Leather, [...]

By | October 12th, 2013|News, Passings|0 Comments

Thank You Empress Jose

One of America’s gay rights pioneering leaders, Jose Julio Sarria, passed away in Albuquerque, N.M. this morning at 7:02 a.m. He was 90. Sarria was a proud World War II veteran, founder of the Imperial Court System, and the very first openly gay candidate to run for public office in North America.  He was a [...]

By | August 19th, 2013|Passings, People|0 Comments

Eusebio Alfaraz 1959-2013

Eusebio Alfaraz, an entrepreneur and artist, passed away in his sleep at his home in the Adams Hill area of Los Angeles on April 16th. He was 54. Born in Remedios, Cuba, his family immigrated to Miami in 1963 where they resettled in Falls River, Massachusetts. Mr. Alfaraz attended college in Calgary, Canada where he [...]

By | May 16th, 2013|Passings|0 Comments

The Final Shot

Los Angeles - We received the news yesterday that Jay R. Lawton of JayPG photogaphy has passed away after a brief but intense fight with cancer.  Jay was surrounded by friends at the end. You could usually find Jay at just about every leather event in Los Angeles and he was best-known for his candid [...]

By | April 24th, 2013|Film, Passings|0 Comments

Passings: Harley McMillen Former IML Coordinator

We've received word that Harley McMillen, a past Coordinator at International Mr Leather, has passed away in Viroqua, WI. Full story at the Windy City Times

By | March 28th, 2013|News, Passings|0 Comments

In Memoriam Jason Lynch “RubberJason”

In Memoriam Jason Lynch "RubberJason" Mr. International Rubber 16 February 24, 1975 - February 25, 2013 It is with great sadness and heavy heart that we report the passing of our current Mr. International Rubber, Jason Lynch, on Monday February 25th, one day after his 38th birthday. Jason's partner found him unconscious when he arrived [...]

By | February 26th, 2013|News, Passings|0 Comments