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Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, July 12, 2019

Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, July 12, 2019

        Leather at Stonewall 50 By Bruce-Michael Gelbert On June 30, New York City’s LGBTQ Community celebrated both the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion, considered the start of the 20th century Gay Liberation Movement, and the first World Pride here wi...

Wilson Raiser newest West Coast Olympus Leather Titleholder

Wilson Raiser newest West Coast Olympus Leather Titleholder

West Coast Olympus was held in Palm Spring, CA June 30-July 1 at the Barracks. Wilson Raiser won the title of 2019 Mr West Coast Olympus Leather and will represent California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii in San Diego at the next International Olympus Leather Contest in 2020. The...

Jack Thompson is the first Trans POC to win IML title

Jack Thompson is the first Trans POC to win IML title

    International Mr. Leather 2019 is Jack Thompson from Baltimore, MD, first runner-up is Jawn Marques from San Francisco, CA and second runner-up is Fionn Scott from Dublin, Ireland; International Mr. Bootblack is Kriszly de Hond from Zaandam Noord, Holland, first runner-up is...

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...

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Jack Thompson is the first Trans POC to win IML title

Jack Thompson is the first Trans...

Written byDave Rhodes

    International Mr. Leather 2019 is Jack Thompson from Baltimore, MD, first runner-up is Jawn Marques from San Francisco, CA and second runner-up is Fionn Scott from Dublin, Ireland; International Mr. Bootblack is Kriszly de Hond from Zaandam Noord, Holland, first runner-up is Geoff Millard from Baltimore, MD and second runner-up is Sparkie from Waukesha, WI. The two contests were held at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, IL over Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-27 with the Congress Plaza Hotel playing host.       Jack Thompson is the first Transgender POC to win IML title. This is the first...

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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
Wilson Raiser newest West Coast Olympus Leather Titleholder

Wilson Raiser newest West Coast Olympus...

West Coast Olympus was held in Palm Spring, CA June 30-July 1 at the Barracks. Wilson Raiser won the title of 2019 Mr West Coast Olympus Leather and will represent...

NATIONAL NEWS
HEARTBEAT by Thomas Smith is a Finalist in the 2014 International Book Awards

HEARTBEAT by Thomas Smith is a...

American Book Fest announced that HEARTBEAT: Musings on Leather and Leadership by Thomas Smith (Alternate Publishing) has been honored as a finalist in THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (IBA) in the category of Gay and Lesbian Nonfiction on May 21, 2014. Thomas Smith said, "This is great national recognition and I am beyond thrilled!" Heartbeat: Musings on Leather and Leadership...

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, May 30, 2019

Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, May 30,...

Leather at Long Beach Pride By Eric Crow, Photos by Pup Icarus, XXX and XXX Leather was visible at Long...

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...

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