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 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 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

On “Building Community” (Master/slave Conference keynote)

Thirty-five years ago, and again ten years later, I worked for a television show named Guiding Light. Now, I realize those of you who don’t watch soap operas think they are all alike, but in truth, each of the shows has its own personality. We had a character who was born when the show was [...]

By | September 5th, 2015|Events US, Opinion|2 Comments

South Plains Leatherfest 2016

Come on home - Registration is open for 2016! Whether you’re interested in Master/slave relationships or cutting edge SM – or both -- you’ll find what you’re looking for at South Plains Leatherfest-International Master/slave Weekend in Dallas, Texas on March 11-13, 2016. South Plains offers two seminar “tracks” featuring some of the community’s best-known and [...]

By | September 2nd, 2015|Events US, News|0 Comments

Northwest Leather Celebration

Friday of Northwest Leather Celebration started with a full day of classes and hospitality parties! This all led up to the meet and greet of this years contestant pairs, which there was only one couple competing, Ms Rhonda and tomo from Sacramento. Even though they were the only competing couple they still had to represent [...]

By | May 10th, 2015|Community, Events US|0 Comments

Illinois Leather Alliance to Produce Illinois Leather Titles

Michael and Angie Shorten, International Master/slave 2014, are pleased to announce that they have formed the Illinois Leather Alliance to produce the Illinois Leather titles contest, starting in 2016. The contest will be held on March 18th and 19th, 2016 at it’s traditional location - Touché - known as “Chicago’s Leather Bar Since 1977.” “We [...]

By | May 1st, 2015|Contests, Events US|0 Comments

Lady Lynette – 1955 to 2015

Lady Lynette, a prominent leader in the Master/slave community, passed away on March 3, 2015 at age 59 after a long illness. She began her journey in her native Oklahoma where she was active in the Leather and BDSM communities. She held the title of South Plains Leather 2001. She was one of the founders [...]

By | March 28th, 2015|News, Passings|0 Comments

M/s Gathering 2015

The M/s Gathering: Learn, Share, Grow will be held April 24-26 in Wilmington, DE. Story by Dave Rhodes The M/s Gathering 2015 will help attendees reach their goals through Guided Discussions, Affinity Groups and Community-led Discussions – all full of amazing ideas to help one learn more about themselves, make relationships stronger, and the opportunity [...]

By | March 24th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Master/slave Conference Dedicated to Lady Lynette

MsC 2015 will be dedicated to the memory of Lady Lynette, who passed away on March 3, 2015. The Executive Committee for MsC 2015 has decided to honor her by dedicating MsC 2015 in her memory. The Legacy of Lady Lynette: MsC Associate Producer since 2009 Member of the MTTA Board of Directors since 2008 [...]

By | March 24th, 2015|Events US, Passings|1 Comment

Southwest Leather Conference 2015 Wrap Up

Attending Southwest Leather Conference (SWLC) consistently reminds me of Garrison Keillor’s description of the residents of Lake Wobegon as each and every attendee manages to be strong, good looking, and well above average. The 2015 edition of SWLC began in earnest with a welcome back reception and the simultaneous opening of the bootblack lounge down [...]

By | March 2nd, 2015|Events, Events US, News|0 Comments

The Yanks are Coming!

by Master Michael S and slave angie S “Let’s go to the UK if we become International Master/slave” I suggested to slave angie about a year ago. “It’ll be fun!” When we thought about Great Britain and Master/slave or kink in general, thoughts that came to mind were things like caning, Victorian lifestyles, rubber and [...]

By | July 31st, 2014|Community, Travel|3 Comments