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

Live in Dallas! Southplains Leatherfest

Welcome Home! The Leatherati crew is back home in the Big D for a full weekend of SPLF fun. Join Master Todd, slave elizabeth, Rooks and Loren Berthelsen for live updates right here.

By |March 11th, 2016|Events, News|0 Comments

Viola Johnson’s Southwest Leather Conference 2016 Keynote Speech

Note: The following transcript was created using the notes that Viola Johnson graciously provided to Leatherati.com.  Unfortunately no video of  the speech exists.  While these notes do not represent a full transcript of the speech, they do capture the vast majority of her remarks.  While slights edits were made for clarity, this transcript attempts to [...]

By |February 22nd, 2016|Events, Events US, History, News, Opinion, People|0 Comments

Authority Vs Anarchy: Punks, Power Exchange, and BDSM

By Steven Patton Last fall at a leather weekend event, the MC introduced someone to the stage who's bio mentioned being an anarchist. The MC questioned on the microphone how one could be an "anarchist" in BDSM? This struck me, as I too consider myself to be very much more in the punk/anarchist veign of [...]

By |February 15th, 2016|News, People|0 Comments

IMsL 2015 Speaks on Forgiveness in Lupercalia Keynote

""Im about to tell you a very personal, a very real story. Bare with me, as my face may leak. I was physically abused as a child which led me to drugs and alcohol at a very young age. My mother always got involved with these ridiculous relationships which were never healthy for her or her children. She was an alcoholic and I watched her deteriorate during my early teens. So, I was a mom to her other kids.""

By |February 13th, 2016|News, Opinion, People|0 Comments