Leaving a Legacy

By Sarah Humble for Women's International Leather Legacy (WILL) I was sitting with Vi Johnson the night she gave a keynote speech to Colorado Leatherfest last April. As the emcee started reading her bio she looked at me, a touch embarrassed, and told me to remind her she needed to shorten that bio before her [...]

By | August 12th, 2016|News, People|0 Comments

GLLA Announces Randal Kinnear and Woody Woodruff as GLLA 2016 Contest Emcees

"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."

By | July 21st, 2016|Community, Events, Events US, News|0 Comments

GLLA Announces GLLA 2016 Weekend Keynote Speaker: Sir Ernie

"June 20, 2016 The Great Lakes Leather Alliance (GLLA) announces that one of this year’s brunch keynote speakers will be Mr. 501 Eagle 2010 and Indiana Leather Sir 2012& 13 Sir Ernie."

By | June 22nd, 2016|Community, News|0 Comments

Keynote Speech – M/s Gathering

by Catherine Gross Speech for M/s Gathering – April 22nd, 2016 Thank you for asking me to speak. It’s a particular honor to speak at a conference whose workshops are composed by those attending and not the voice of one educator at a time. Speeches are generally about what is not quite right and highlight [...]

By | May 25th, 2016|Events, News, Opinion|0 Comments

Live from IMsL 2016

Join the amazing Deborah Hoffman-Wade live this weekend at IMsL! Plus we'll have awesome photos to come from Photo Jan.

By | April 15th, 2016|Events, News|0 Comments

“Inclusive And Exclusive:” Keynote Speech SPLF 2016 by Ms Kendra

I have a short video to share with you this morning that one of my titleholders put together last year: VIDEO Now that you have seen a little bit of history and had a good laugh, good morning. Master Jim, slave marsha and Sir Cougar, I thank you for the opportunity this morning the share some thoughts and ideas. When I was asked to give the keynote speech this year at South Plains, I was in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and had just spent most of the day trying to make some tough decisions that I knew would affect some lives in our Leather community. I was also able to decide what I wanted to talk with you today about.

By | April 8th, 2016|News, Opinion, People|0 Comments

Happenings in Houston

by Rooks RIPCORD, Houston’s definitive leather bar has welcomed a new tenant —The Montrose Forge — to vend inside it’s already great atmosphere. The new store opened this February, filling a much needed gap for a gear shop within the local community after a previous local business closed its doors. The store owner is no [...]

By | April 4th, 2016|Events, News|0 Comments

Keynote Speech Leather HEAT 2016

Before I begin, I would like to bring you greetings from The Woodhull Freedom Foundation in Washington DC. I am the co-chair of that organization and I wanted to take a moment to let you know what we do and why I am involved. Woodhull's underlying principal is that sexual freedom is a basic human [...]

By | April 3rd, 2016|Events, News|5 Comments

Live at Leather HEAT

Leatherati Editor in Chief will be blogging live at Leather HEAT - check it out.

By | April 2nd, 2016|Contests, Events, News|0 Comments

Live at LA Leather 2016

Leatherati's own Alex Lindsay will be blogging live from the Mr Los Angeles Leather contest. Catch it all right here!

By | April 2nd, 2016|Contests, News|0 Comments

WA State Mr/Ms Leather & Bootblack 2016 contest Keynote “Up Yours and Suck It”

"It is a privilege to be here. I am honored to have been asked to speak today and thank you for this opportunity. I was entrusted with the title of American Leatherwoman only 5 months ago. To date, my journey has been filled with varied experiences and continued learning. I have traveled quite a bit with no plans of slowing down just yet. I have attended large events but I am really enjoying and cherishing my involvement with smaller events like this. This is where the heart beats in our community and where I can really get to know you."

By | March 23rd, 2016|Opinion, People|0 Comments

Let Your Femme Flag Fly

This was originally a blog found here. With the author's permission, it has been reprinted on Leatherati for your enjoyment. From "fuzzbutt07:" Last night I was approached by someone who is very prominent in the leather community and asked to do one thing as I gear up for the next stage in my title run. This [...]

By | March 15th, 2016|Opinion, People|1 Comment