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The weekend of July 18-20 International Puppy Contest made it’s debut in it’s new home, The Bad Dog Bar and Grill in Saint Louis where Pup Figaro came out as Top Dog as the International Puppy 2015 with Pup wolf as runner-up. Pup Scout from Chicago won the Bill “Trooper” Boyd Best in Show Award.
Thursday’s Meet and Greet had an amazing showing of Handlers, pups and friends alike. It had the feeling of almost like a family reunion with everyone coming together and meeting for the first time or seeing each other after many months. The four contestants were announced and numbers drawn - number one - Pup Frogger Midwest Puppy 2013, number two - Pup Figaro Northwest Puppy 2014, number three - Pup Havoc from Ohio and number four - Pup Wolf from Indiana.
Vendors hawking Leather, condoms, dildos, club events, clothing, jewelry, art lined the north side of the street while a few food trucks and beer booths were on the opposite side.
The Festival stretched on Santa Monica Blvd. from Myra Street to Sunset Blvd., a span of about three city blocks with several thousand visitors. Attendance was light early on, but those who are used to hitting the Eagle LA for their Sunday bar events started showing up en masse by 3:30 PM. Before Sunset the crowd tripled in size as the major entertainers hit the Off Sunset Festival stage.
The headline entertainers were My Life With The
Featuring: Dave Rhodes
1. Please tell us about yourself and what your connection with the world of leather.
I am a man who loves masculine men and masculine scenarios. This reflects in what I read, what movies and television programs I watch and those with whom I connect. To start off, here is my definition of Leather. I see it as a broad range of things, not just actual cowhide. It is an attitude and a feeling, an attraction to certain types as mentioned above.
I could easily have my Gay Card yanked because I do not know even 20 percent of the show tunes' words and cannot identify
New York City’s 45th annual LGBT Pride March, along the painted lavender line, from 36th Street and Fifth Avenue down to Christopher Street, took place on June 29 and marked the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in 1969, considered the birth of the Gay Liberation Movement in New York.
Our chosen task, as part of the Leather contingent during the march, was to precede the Eagle NYC bar truck and be among the many Leatherman proudly carrying and waving the 20-by-40-foot Leather Pride flag, made in South Africa last year, especially for Philadelphia Leather Pride Night (PLPN), by Mr. South Africa Leather 2013