The BDSM/Fetish/Leather community publication of record. Founded May 1987
By: Jaco Lourens
1. For those who don’t already know, please tell us about yourself and what your titles are.
Hi Jaco! Thank you for interviewing me as part of this very interesting project. I am not your average bear… I’m a sometimes warm and cuddly- and-a sometimes passionate and ferocious leatherdyke bear! I identify as a leather woman on a path of Mastery. Initially working with a Mentor to master myself, I am presently continuing to work on myself as I guide the development of four terrific leatherwomen that are part of my leather family called the House of the Dove. I hold two leather titles, Mid-Atlantic Leatherwoman 2012 and Ms Woods Leather 2011, as well as being honored to be 2012 American Leatherwoman first runner-up, and part of Mama's family as "Mama's Story Seeker."
The Leather Journal welcomes Erik Taylor as one of its commentators on Leather life. I met Erik at The 15 Association's Folsom Weekend play party in San Francisco. We've had several conversations on a wide variety of topics - some scene-related and some not. He writing style is comfortable and I hope our readers will find Erik's writing to be something they will want to read regularly. His writings will appear approximately once-a-month.
May 22, 2014 - I am a storyteller. When telling a story, one is often advised to start at the beginning and when they reach the end, stop. Yet I have learned,
Master Mike Zuhl of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Master Brandon Matheson of Toronto, Ontario, today announced the founding of the Drummer North America (DNA) organization and the launch of a new fetish/kink contest weekend for gay men to be held February 2015. The announcement was made at the Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago, during American Brotherhood Weekend.
The inaugural DNA weekend will be held February 12–16 at the Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida. The holiday Monday is President’s Day in the US and a provincial holiday in most of Canada.
Joining the established roster of men’s, women’s and
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the defendants' request in our Bostic case to hear oral argument on their claims against the freedom to marry. That means marriages for gay and lesbian couples will begin in Virginia as soon as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issues its mandate - which could be at any moment!
This is a tremendous victory for our plaintiffs - Tim and Tony of Norfolk, VA and Carol and Mary of Richmond - for all Virginians, and for all Americans as it signals that discriminatory marriage bans are indefensible under the law.
The Supreme Court also denied requests for review from