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IMBB and IML 2019 Contestants Preview

IMBB and IML 2019 Contestants Preview

        Welcome to The Leather Journal's annual IMBB and IML Contestants Preview We have all four of the Bootblacks and 63 of 69 IML contestants Who are your favorites?  

Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, May 16, 2019

Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, May 16, 2019

    DomCon: LA - Draws record crowd DomCon: los angeles, the world’s largest professional and lifestyle domination convention was held May 8-12 at the Hilton LAX in los angeles, CA with a 20-percent increase in attendance. DomCon was a weekend of socials, play parties, vendors, c...

Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, May 9, 2019

Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, May 9, 2019

International Olympus Leather 2019 - Three winners in Chicago International Olympus Leather was held in Chicago, Illinois May 3-5 with Rayna kitten becoming International Ms Olympus Leather 2019, Ferris Oxide chosen to be International Mx Olympus Leather 2019 and Randal boy glovez named I...

Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, May 1, 2019

Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, May 1, 2019

    CLAW 19 - so hot that a certain social media site blocked a cover photo, so we used this. Open to see the the next photo.     CLAW XIX CLAW XIX (Cleveland Leather Awareness Weekend) has come and gone and around 3,000 Leatherfolk are the better for having been part o...

Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, April 17, 2019

Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, April 17, 2019

IMsL and IMsBB winners International Ms Leather 2019 Haley Alice and your new International Ms Bootblack 2019 Gretchen Wellman in San Jose, CA. There are three IMsL and two IMsBB contestants. The IMsBBs are Brooklyn and Gretchen, and the IMsLs are Haley, Heather Kelley and Tuesday Niles....

Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, April 3, 2019

Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, April 3, 2019

  LA Leather Pride Two weekends of fun saw the largest attendance for many of the events. History was made when Mr., Ms LA Leather and Bootblack were held together, Assembly was huge, Doug Okeeffe had four Fireside Chats, Tom of Finland on display and the Off Sunset Festival grew. Ea...

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Dave Rhodes' Hump Day October 3, 2018

Dave Rhodes' Hump Day October 3,...

Written byDave Rhodes

    This is the emotional reality of outliving the AIDS epidemic IML 2017 Ralph Bruneau reflects on the impact of losing loved ones to HIV By Ralph Brunueau, appearing in Gay Star News "My recent FB post got picked up for publication today, National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Means the world to be able to tell this story on this day." "Walking the dog in Griffith Park. So beautiful. Love the day. Love my dog. Love my life. I see a bruise on my leg. An irregular shape, small, purple with a bit of black. How did that...

Community Event Photos

IML 37 2015 Attendees Gallery

IML 37 2015 Attendees Gallery

When the dust settled at the Harris Theater in Chicago, IL on Sunday night, May 24 Mr. los angeles Leather 2015 Patrick Smith was chosen to be International Mr. Leather 2015 from a field of 52 contestants and Bamm Bamm was best of six competitors in becoming International Mr. Bootblack 2015. Read more about IML 37

LOCAL NEWS
SD Eagle Patrons Egged Early Monday Morning

SD Eagle Patrons Egged Early Monday...

At approximately 150 am Monday, November 14, 2016, three patrons of the San Diego Gay Leather bar The San Diego Eagle were, made the recent victims of hate, when they...

REGIONAL NEWS
IMBB and IML 2019 Contestants Preview

IMBB and IML 2019 Contestants Preview

        Welcome to The Leather Journal's annual IMBB and IML Contestants Preview We have all four of the Bootblacks and 63 of 69 IML contestants Who are...

NATIONAL NEWS
Leather Cares Help Fund transfers monetary assets

Leather Cares Help Fund transfers monetary...

By “Wish” Linda Fisher The Leather Cares Coalition announced that they have conveyed and passed interest of the monetary assets of the Leather Cares Help Fund to the Leather Heart Foundation, Inc. The Leather Heart Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization established in 2009 whose mission is to provide charitable assistance in times of financial hardship to individuals of...

INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Bootblack KL

Bootblack KL

Basic Information: Name Current Title City, State website (if any) regular community events that you produce or participate (limit 3) Favorite Leather item in your arsenal of bar/fetish wear & social media: Bootblack KL from Ballarat, Victoria, Currently untitled as there is not a title for female identified bootblacks in Australia. I participate in Vic Leathers monthly Gear up munches;...

EDITORIALS
Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, April 17, 2019

Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, April 1...

IMsL and IMsBB winners International Ms Leather 2019 Haley Alice and your new International Ms Bootblack...

CONVERSATIONS
Conversations with Leather - Race Bannon

Conversations with Leather - R...

    Jaco: For those who don’t already know, please tell us about yourself and your connection w...

SOCIETY & ARTS
15th Anniversary Showing of "The Secretary" Film Festival Cum Dungeon Party

15th Anniversary Showing of &q...

Performers from Europe's morally notorious fetish club Torture Garden are scheduled to "dance" the night...