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I remember last time you were publishing something about the Leather scene in Poland, it was when I won the Mr. Leather Poland Title, in March of this year. I thought you may be interested in publishing some more news from Europe.
The last six months were very intense for me and the Leather Poland Association, with events, gatherings, fests taking place, Pride etc. But I thought you’d be interested in hearing about something special we did for this year’s Folsom Europe.
Poland is mostly a Catholic country and the Leather scene is growing quite slowly, but Poles are known for being very good and professional organizers. Local support and enthusiasm helped for the second time already to organize Polskie Piffko (Polish Beer) at Folsom Europe, one-of-a-kind event of nationals from one single country! Of course, all others were more than welcome, and after last year’s success, this year again we all met at Reizbar in Berlin. Right in a heart of Berlin’s gay district, Schoneberg, almost 150 Leather, rubber and any other fetish-men gathered together for big cake, free beer, cocktails and friendly chats in relaxed atmosphere.
By Jaco Lourens
I am honored to be asked to do this. Thank you. I almost 50, and have the weekend lifestyle of a 20 year old. As a personal trainer, that is a difficult thing to do. I produce National Capital Leather Pride and the four Titles that go on during the weekend: Ottawa Pup, Mr. Rubber, Mr. and Ms National Capital Leather Pride. I do this because it was needed, and I can do it. I traveled across the Continent during my year
With a theme of Equality, the Sixth Annual Philadelphia Leather Pride Night (PLPN), coordinated by tireless founding PLPN Producer and Mid Atlantic Leatherwoman 2009 Cowboi Jen and with 160 Leather people in attendance, took place at Voyeur Nightclub on November 8 and raised $8,231 for beneficiaries By the Grace of George, “million dollar auctioneer” Jo Arnone’s charity, devoted to helping the pets of people who need assistance in caring for them ($731); Philly AIDS Thrift ($2,500); Change Philly Today, helping homeless LGBT youth ($1,000); and Chicago-based Leather Archives and Museum (LA&M—$4,000).
The Mr. Palm Springs Leather contest, a cornerstone of Palm Springs Leather Pride, saw five hot contestants vie for the title of Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2015 and when the last judges' scores were tallied in an incredibly close race at the Palm Springs Women's Center on Saturday night, November 1, the winner was Mr. Tool Shed 2015 Clifton Tatum.
The entire 20th Anniversary Palm Springs Leather Pride event was a rousing success, seeing record numbers at the Tool Shed/PSLOD Vendor Market and Cruise Party wearing everything from full Leather to extravagant Halloween costumes and enjoying the wonderful weekend weather.