Your Safety is My Top Priority

Here in Leather and Kink, safety should be our top priority. So I appreciate a few minutes of your attention while I explain some of the lacking features of our culture. You can follow along with your listening ears, and your privilege left behind in your pocket.

By | February 19th, 2017|Opinion, People|3 Comments

Reveling in “Divine Deviance”

by Race Bannon Divine Deviance is a multi-part documentary project, by and about the global kink communities, that will reveal the stories of people who create their own fellowships, both sexual and supportive. This film and web series will honor and explore our large and fascinating community’s diversity and truth. As someone who has actively [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|News|0 Comments

CineKink Film Festival Hits Chicago for a One-Night Stand

A special evening of films that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality will screen on Saturday, October 3, 2015 as CineKink, "the kinky film festival," returns to Chicago for a hot, one-night stand. CineKink: Chicago will begin at 7pm with a screening of the shorts program, Best of CineKink/2015, followed by the feature [...]

By | September 17th, 2015|Entertainment, Events, News|0 Comments

Don’t Scare the Muggles

Harry Potter has forever altered our vocabulary. Before J.K Rowling introduced the fantasy game of Quidditch the word “snitch” was only used in gangster movies a derogatory term for a stoolie. If I have to define “stoolie” you were born after 1980 and so this whole thing might be a bit obscure. My favorite word [...]

By | May 27th, 2015|Community, Opinion|0 Comments

CineKink Seeks Entries for 2015 Festival and Tour

Kinky Film Festival Invites Filmmakers to Submit Sex-Positive, Kink-Friendly Entries for 12th Annual Event! October 15, 2014 - RAHWAY, NJ - CineKink - "kinky film festival" - is seeking films and videos, of any length and genre, that explore and celebrate a wide diversity of sexuality, for inclusion at its annual NYC-based event and subsequent [...]

By | October 15th, 2014|Film|0 Comments

CineKink in Portland

The 2014 CineKink Festival Tour kicks off with a one-night screening of sex-positive and kink-friendly films in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, August 6. CineKink PDX will begin at 7pm with a screening of the shorts program, "Decade of Decadence," followed by “Best of CineKink/2014,” at 9pm. All screenings will take place at the Clinton Street [...]

By | July 30th, 2014|Events US, Film|0 Comments

Pride and Polaroids

I wasn’t going to post again for a couple of weeks, but last month was Pride month, a celebration of all we are: GLBTQ, Kink, Leather.  Market Street San Francisco was lined in big beautiful rainbow flags; I can almost hear the roar of the Dykes on Bykes!  It hasn’t always been like this, you [...]

By | July 25th, 2014|News|2 Comments

Fetishmen Gets Major Overhaul

Canadian-founded Fetishmen Networks announced today the upgraded and improved Following a complete re-write of the site and its features, users are now able to connect more with the people they share interests with. From leather to rubber, bondage to cigars, the new Fetishmen site intends to help men of all sexual orientations connect with [...]

By | July 25th, 2014|Current Affairs|0 Comments

Portland Queer Kink and Leather

Check out Leatherati's own Co-Editor in Chief, Leland Carina's, new blog column for PQ Monthly.  Leland has been a major contributor to Leatherat's success and it's awesome to see her share her voice with the kinksters in Portland. I <heart> Leland!

By | June 24th, 2014|News|1 Comment

Leading From The Closet

Recently one of my Facebook friends re-posted a question about whether or not educators and activists in the alternative sexuality communities should use their full name and not hide behind screen or scene names. It's not a new questions for sure. I hear various forms of it at almost every event I attend. On that [...]

By | March 15th, 2014|Community, Opinion|1 Comment

CineKink Announces Award Winners at Eleventh Annual Kinky Film Festival

Rounding out multiple days of screenings and parties in its eleventh anniversary appearance, organizers for CineKink NYC/2014 announced the recipients of awards in a range of categories during the film festival's closing celebrations held on Sunday, March 2, 2014 "It's so exciting to be stepping into the next decade of CineKink," noted Lisa Vandever, CineKink [...]

By | March 8th, 2014|Current Affairs, Film|0 Comments

Live at Sin in The City

What happens when you mix a bunch of kinksters with Sin City? Well, we're gonna find out out. Join Leatherati Editor in Chief Loren Berthelsen this weekend for live coverage of all of the Nastier, Dirtier, Raunchier...Wrong-er action at Sin in The City.

By | February 28th, 2014|News|0 Comments