"July 20, 2016 The Great Lakes Leather Alliance (GLLA) announces that the GLLA 2016 contest Emcees will be Randal Kinnear and Woody Woodruff. International Leather Sir 2006 Randal Kinnear brought many laughs to GLLA last year as a contest co-Emcee, and GLLA is thrilled he will return to the stage this year. He is a fundraiser, activist, entertainer, auctioneer, producer, mentor, teacher, and Bootblack. Among Randal’s many accomplishments, he is the former owner and president of ILSb-ICBB, first runner up at International Drummer 2000, the 2003 Pantheon Leather Man of the Year, the 2005 Flesh and Fantasy Man of the Year, and the 2009 Pantheon South Central Regional Award winner. Currently, Randal resides in Dallas, Texas."
"I walk into the Eagle Los Angeles on a busy Friday night. After getting my drink, I notice one of my friends walks in with someone I don’t recognize. This stranger has a thick beard with a shaved head. He stands six feet tall. He has a stocky, muscular body adorned by an intricate harness and tight leather pants. His nipples stand on end. Mine do too. My friend makes small talk with me and proceeds to introduce me to this new stranger. This stranger interrupts, “We’ve already met. You’re Rahul. We hung out last week at the other leather bar.” Baffled, I disagreed, “No, we’ve never met before because I was working last week.” He responded, “I couldn’t forget someone as hairy as you are. You have an excellent brown skin tone too. Very hot.” Then I say, “I’m not Rahul. I’m Ali.” After inspecting my physique and my face, he says “I’m so sorry. You look exactly like . . .” I’ve had this conversation many times after moving back to Los Angeles from San Francisco. The truth is that Rahul and I are good friends, but we look nothing alike. We are different people. I turned to the internet for answers."
Today, International Mr. Leather Patrick Smith is wrapping up four days of LGBT outreach in Uganda, a country with a reputation for extreme hostility to the gay and lesbian community. “I always said that as International Mr. Leather, I would go to places in the world not just with established leather communities, but to places [...]
"Today, the nation’s highest court affirmed the age-old principal of equal treatment under the law and changed the lives of millions of LGBT people across the nation. This is the America I dreamed of living in as a child growing up in Canada."
And now for our final two contestant speeches - Patrick Smith, Mr. Los Angeles Leather and our new IML for 2015 and 1st runner up Kevin Murphy, Mr Leather Ireland 2015
Next up these two super-hot contestants - Greg Bearskin, Mr. Leather UK and Brian Donner, Mr. TriState Leather.
Mistress Joanne C. Gaddy Papers│ June 2015 By Jakob VanLammeren, LA&M Archivist/Collections Librarian Five Things To Know About Mistress Joanne C. Gaddy: Mistress Joanne at International Mr. Leather ca. 1994. Mistress Joanne C. Gaddy Papers, Leather Archives & Museum. 1. She loves the color purple. Purple clothes, purple pens, purple leather. When [...]
Here are two contestants from IML 2015 who really tore it up with their speeches. Welcome Pup Tugger, Mr. Phoenix Leather and Dan Ronneberg, Mr. DC Eagle.
Next up! Two more contestant speeches from IML 2015 - Trevor Black- Mr. San Francisco Leather and Clifton Tatum- Mr. Palm Springs Leather.
Next up - two more awesome contestant speeches from IML 2015: Bas Stronks, Mr. Hoist 2015 and Matthew Birkhoff, Mr. Big Easy Leather.
Here to enjoy are two more speeches from IML 2015 Contestants Brett Murden, Mr Leatherman Toronto and Andreas Moore, Bavarian Mister Leather.
We're back with two more excellent speeches from IML 2015 - Daniel DeLage, Mr. Powerhouse Leather 2015 and Ren Rushold, Mr. Minneapolis Eagle 2015