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Unity in Leather Weekend

by boy ray

I want to thank everyone who turned out for the Unity in Leather weekend at Sawmill Resort! As you found out these weekends are about relaxing and getting to reunite with the leather communit.

The weekend weather was great and we had guys and gals from as far away as Nebraska! Friday night […]

By |January 16th, 2013|Events US|0 Comments

The Boy Who Wrote a Book….Between Rest Stops

 

The dirt on Vince Andrews and The Complete leatherboy Handbook
(All pictures courtesy of Sinuous Images, Photographer Ash Hogg)

As a preface to our discussion, Vince Andrews talked about the creation stages of the original, The leatherboy Handbook.  “I started the manuscript in 2004 and worked on it until I felt I had gone as far as I could in 2007. I then met up with an editor, Sir Grey, that I felt I could trust and we spent another year together redoing the original manuscript. Afterwards, it was ready for publishing under the original title of The leatherboy Handbook.”

Vince knew that would not be the end of his journey with the book.

He continued, “I was a boy during this time and had not yet even began transitioning so of course I knew this book would be revised eventually.” The transition he mentioned is a journey in which a boy/boi begins his role change to a Switch and eventually a Sir.

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By |December 4th, 2012|Books|0 Comments

New Boy’s Group in Florida

A new Boy's group was just announced in Florida – Central Florida Boys of Leather.  The first meeting will be on November 30th at the Flamingo Resort at 8:00 PM.
Founder Boy Max said, “It is my pleasure to serve and put together a group for our community. The goal is to build the group […]

By |November 14th, 2012|Clubs, Community|0 Comments

New Boy's Group in Florida

A new Boy's group was just announced in Florida – Central Florida Boys of Leather.  The first meeting will be on November 30th at the Flamingo Resort at 8:00 PM.
Founder Boy Max said, “It is my pleasure to serve and put together a group for our community. The goal is to build the group […]

By |November 14th, 2012|Clubs, Community|0 Comments

The Pipes of Pan: A Tune on boy Bamm-Bamm

by Tyesha Best
Soon to be 36 years old, Bamm-Bamm is one of the most eclectic, well rounded and curious people I have met in my time in the Leather community. As the new 2012 International Leatherboy, he gets to use that player’s title to serve as ambassador while attending the events, contests and other socials that will keep him in the spotlight for the next 12 months. Though the International Leather boy is a player’s title, that doesn’t stop Bamm-Bamm from advocating passionately about two things that are very important to him while he travels: self-image and ending the stigma of HIV. Bamm-Bamm who is positive himself, wants to talk publicly about his status to encourage others become comfortable enough to create dialogue so that more can learn how to love and still be safe with each other. When describing his ILSb speech to me, he spoke very fondly of his first days in the Leather world, “It was that night at the Lure that I met the first man I ever called Sir. He died about 4 years ago, and I ended the speech saying that although I never had the honor of being collared to him, there was no doubt that I was his boy and he was my Sir, and that I hoped as he looked down on my current path he would still beam with pride.”

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By |August 5th, 2012|Interviews|0 Comments

News to Abuse: Boiy Invasion – Butchmanns All-Male Weekend – Ms Toronto Leather

Hold your Sir and hide your Master, the boiys invade the Eagle Portland! Oregon State Leather 2008, Dominic Chevalier and American Leatherwoman 2002, Tobin Britton host a night of fun and mischievous revelry! There will be a 50/50 raffle plus a few extras given away, bootblacking by boy justin and light snacks provided. Tops, bottoms, […]

By |June 12th, 2012|Contests, Events Canada, Events US|0 Comments

Leather History in Albuquerque

boy bionic reporting from Albuquerque
While motorcycle clubs no longer play as prominent a role in the gay world, the culture continues to thrive in varies ways, and new leather clubs begin, such as the Albuquerque boys of Leather and the Dallas girls of Leather, both founded this year. And certain groups are paying homage in different ways. Like the Albuquerque Leather Daddys who are putting on a show this Saturday, April 14, which honors leather brothers from the past. The audience will see how some people were once rejected because of smell, footwear, and street clothes. They will see bootblacks shining boots, and leather men who drank, liked playing hard and explored hot scenes.
When I was asked to help co-produce this show it took me back to my first leather experience… I was 10 years old and was watching “The Wild One” and I was completely mesmerized and intrigued by Marlon Brando and that tough guy image. I wanted to be just like him! So when Daddy Ruben and Daddy Mauro asked me to be part of the show I jumped at it. I got to listen to many stories on how Leather men rode motorcycles across the country seeking their sexual freedom. Leather bars emerged from coast to coast.

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By |April 14th, 2012|Events US, History|0 Comments

Albuquerque boys of Leather

by boy Leon Trujillo
Moving to Albuquerque late last year brought many changes to my life. After a couple months of being in New Mexico, I discovered the leather community and a need for boys like me to have a place where boys can be boys. So that is why I have created the Albuquerque boys of Leather or AboL, which is pronounced, "able". 
The Albuquerque boys of Leather is a leather social organization whose mission is to provide leatherboy’s a safe space in which to have fun, learn, educate, socialize, and support each other and the leather community. AboL are a group of kinky people who generally like the submissive or bottom side of things. We aren't, however, defined by what we do in bed; those tastes vary widely among our members. Rather, we feel we share some leatherboy personality traits. We're enthusiastic, inquisitive, playful, loving, and adventurous, and we're always looking for new adjectives. We have a youthful outlook, though we might be any age. We have masculine energy, and we're attracted to masculine energy, though we might be any gender or orientation. The Albuquerque boys of leather is based out of Albuquerque, NM but welcomes boys from across the state of New Mexico.

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By |March 6th, 2012|Clubs|1 Comment

Seattle Leather Daddy & Daddy’s Boy Contest 2012

by Daddy Wendell, Seattle Leather Daddy 2003, NW LeatherSir 2006
Seattle Men in Leather hosted the 2012 Seattle Leather Daddy and Daddy's Boy contest at The Cuff Complex in Seattle on Saturday, November 26th. Judges included Jean Hardy, Seattle Daddy's Boy 2010;  Mark, Seattle Leather Daddy 2010; Mark, Emperor XXXVII of the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and Washington State Mr. Leather 2003;  Stephen, NW Drummer boy 1997 and Seattle Daddy's boy 1997; and Gina Hunting, host of the monthly Blood, Sweat and Queers play party at Seattle's Center for Sex Positive Culture, aka The Wet Spot.  Kelley, NW Community Bootblack 2004, stepped up as a replacement judge for Sir Hugh, International LeatherSir 2010, who was forced to cancel at the last minute.
Ryan was sashed as Seattle Leather Daddy 2012, and Damien DeOnier was sashed as Seattle Daddy's Boy 2012 and Jeff Henness, Seattle Leather Daddy 1998 was honored as Seattle Leather Grandad 2012. All three were awarded title patches by Bearhide Creations.
To commemorate the conclusion of their very successful title year, Shawn, Seattle Leather Daddy 2011 and Brandon, Seattle Daddy's Boy 2011, were presented with studded title belts made by Daddy Wendell, Seattle Leather Daddy 2003.

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By |November 27th, 2011|Contests, Events US|0 Comments

Seattle Leather Daddy & Daddy's Boy Contest 2012

by Daddy Wendell, Seattle Leather Daddy 2003, NW LeatherSir 2006
Seattle Men in Leather hosted the 2012 Seattle Leather Daddy and Daddy's Boy contest at The Cuff Complex in Seattle on Saturday, November 26th. Judges included Jean Hardy, Seattle Daddy's Boy 2010;  Mark, Seattle Leather Daddy 2010; Mark, Emperor XXXVII of the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and Washington State Mr. Leather 2003;  Stephen, NW Drummer boy 1997 and Seattle Daddy's boy 1997; and Gina Hunting, host of the monthly Blood, Sweat and Queers play party at Seattle's Center for Sex Positive Culture, aka The Wet Spot.  Kelley, NW Community Bootblack 2004, stepped up as a replacement judge for Sir Hugh, International LeatherSir 2010, who was forced to cancel at the last minute.
Ryan was sashed as Seattle Leather Daddy 2012, and Damien DeOnier was sashed as Seattle Daddy's Boy 2012 and Jeff Henness, Seattle Leather Daddy 1998 was honored as Seattle Leather Grandad 2012. All three were awarded title patches by Bearhide Creations.
To commemorate the conclusion of their very successful title year, Shawn, Seattle Leather Daddy 2011 and Brandon, Seattle Daddy's Boy 2011, were presented with studded title belts made by Daddy Wendell, Seattle Leather Daddy 2003.

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By |November 27th, 2011|Contests, Events US|0 Comments

Seattle Leather Daddy & Daddy’s Boy Contest

Seattle Men in Leather (SML) presents the 23rd Annual Seattle Leather Daddy & Daddy's boy Contest on Saturday, November 26th, at 7:00 PM at The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122. 
Seattle Leather Daddy and Daddy's boy contestants are scored by a panel of six judges on their interview, Daddy or Daddy's boy image, […]

By |November 21st, 2011|Contests, Events US|1 Comment

Seattle Leather Daddy & Daddy's Boy Contest

Seattle Men in Leather (SML) presents the 23rd Annual Seattle Leather Daddy & Daddy's boy Contest on Saturday, November 26th, at 7:00 PM at The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122. 
Seattle Leather Daddy and Daddy's boy contestants are scored by a panel of six judges on their interview, Daddy or Daddy's boy image, […]

By |November 21st, 2011|Contests, Events US|1 Comment