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Pup Dazzle wins LA Pup 2017 title

Pup Dazzle wins LA Pup 2017 title

  LA Pup 2017 Contestants on stage at the Bullet Bar in North Hollywood, CA. All photos by Dave Rhodes. By Dave Rhodes los angeles Puppy Pride Weekend 2017 has come and gone and what a weekend it was. The highlight was the LA Pup 2017 contest which was won by Alfonso "Pup Dazzle" Vasq...

Palm Springs Leather Pride 2016: Sorrow and Success

Palm Springs Leather Pride 2016: Sorrow and Success

    Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2016 Christopher Durbin, Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2017 Jimmy Hicks and PSLOD president Leo Newcomb immediately after the contest at the Palm Springs Air Museum. All photos by Dave Rhodes By Leo Newcomb Palm Springs Leather Pride Weekend began with a g...

American Brotherhood Weekend held in Chicago

American Brotherhood Weekend held in Chicago

  American Leatherman 2016 Doug Kuhn, American Leatherwoman Steph and American Leatherboy Steve Carlisle. Photos by Brian Mincey Article and Photos by Brian Mincey The 2016 American Brotherhood Weekend was held in the Etienne Auditorium of the Leather Archives & Museum October 7-9...

ILSLb ICCB 2016 draws over 450

ILSLb ICCB 2016 draws over 450

Left to right: International Leatherboy 2016 boy jake, International Leather Sir 2016 Ivan and International Community Bootblack 2016 boy patrick. All photos by Dave Rhodes. The International Leather Sir, Leatherboy and Community Bootblack weekend was held in a new hotel in Dallas, TX over...

International Puppy 2017 is Pup Rex Sheppard

International Puppy 2017 is Pup Rex Sheppard

    The International Puppy 2017 Contest celebrated its Fifth Anniversary with Pup Rex Sheppard finishing tops among 11 contestants at R-Bar in St. Louis, MO on Saturday night, July 16 in front of about 200 cheering spectators. The runner-up was Pup Rok. Main events were schedule...

IML 2016 was hotter than the weather in Chicago

IML 2016 was hotter than the weather in Chicago

    Story and photos by Dave Rhodes When the dust settled around 9 PM or so at the Harris Theater in Chicago, IL on Sunday, May 29 Mr. New Jersey Leather 2016 David "Tigger" Bailey was named International Mr. Leather 2016 by IML Executive Producer and Founder Chuck Renslow. Not l...

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Amazon Video Direct bans single tail instructional video while it continues to sell dvd

Amazon Video Direct bans single tail...

Written byVonn Tramel

Amazon Video Direct is banning Robert Dante's bullwhip instructional video Bullwhip - Art of the Single Tail Whip. Amazon.com has been selling the hour and seven-minute long single tail instructional video for $19.99 for 8 years. They continue to sell the DVD released through Amazon in February of 2008, and at least 6 other similar titles, while simultaneously banning it on the re-seller giant's own digital services.Dante applied to have the video streamed on Amazon Video Direct. It was rejected. They refused to give any reason - perhaps it was because it is about consensual BDSM, but whatever their reasons, this video...

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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
Pup Dazzle wins LA Pup 2017 title

Pup Dazzle wins LA Pup 2017...

  LA Pup 2017 Contestants on stage at the Bullet Bar in North Hollywood, CA. All photos by Dave Rhodes. By Dave Rhodes los angeles Puppy Pride Weekend 2017 has...

NATIONAL NEWS
Results of NCSF Mental and Emotional Health Study

Results of NCSF Mental and Emotional...

  University of Alabama and University of Central Florida researchers surveyed over 800 kinky people recruited by the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) and found they were mentally and emotionally healthy. "I was curious about the stereotypes from a mental health standpoint and we found that these kinky people are well functioning, with little mental health concerns," says Tess...

INTERNATIONAL NEWS
First Overseas Fireside Chat with Douglas O'Keeffe

First Overseas Fireside Chat with Douglas O'Keeffe

In the first ever overseas Chat, Inside Leather History, a Fireside Chat was a hit in Amsterdam during Amsterdam Leather Pride.  Chat host and co-producer Douglas O’Keeffe enjoyed the privilege of interviewing Martijn Bakker, owner of Rob Amsterdam, and former owner of Drummer Magazine and The Argos Leather bar.  Held at Amsterdam’s Club Church the Chat was co-produced by LeatherHistory.eu,...

EDITORIALS
Election Night Fun - Political Bingo

Election Night Fun - Political...

  This election has been the most contentious in our lifetime and there is so much to win or lose…on...

CONVERSATIONS
Conversations with Leather - Demetri Moshoyannis

Conversations with Leather - D...

    Demetri Moshoyannis, on the right, staffed a Folsom Street Events booth at LA Leather Pride...

SOCIETY & ARTS
Amazon Video Direct bans single tail instructional video while it continues to sell dvd

Amazon Video Direct bans singl...

Amazon Video Direct is banning Robert Dante's bullwhip instructional video Bullwhip - Art of the Sin...