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International Mr. Bootblack 2018 Contestants' Bios and Photos

International Mr. Bootblack 2018 Contestants' Bios and Photos

  There are four confirmed contestants for International Mr. Bootblack this year. With the assistance of Jeremiah Morris we were able to present this to you. Jeremy is the Coordinators for the International Mr. Bootblack Competition. For more about International Mr. Bootblack includi...

IML 2018 Contestants' Photos and Bios

IML 2018 Contestants' Photos and Bios

  Members of the IML Class of 2018 who appeared at Mid Atlantic Leather in January. A record 71 men have officially registered by the early May deadline as contestants for IML 40 or International Mr. Leather 2018. IML contestant coordinator Jeff Tucker, an IML 1994 titleholder himsel...

IMsBB and IMsL shine in San Jose with Teagan and girl ang winning

IMsBB and IMsL shine in San Jose with Teagan and girl ang winning

    Teagan from girl ang was chosen to be International Ms Leather 2018 and Teagan was named International Ms Bootblack in front of 768 cheering spectators at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose in San Jose, CA on Saturday night, April 21. The Heart and Soul Award winner was Sir Do...

Dave Rhodes' Hump Day April 4, 2018

Dave Rhodes' Hump Day April 4, 2018

    Carter/Johnson Leather Library Florida Annex opensBy Rae N Chris We are wrapping up the first night of a full weekend, March 30 - April 1, at the new Carter/Johnson Leather Library Florida Annex. Vi Johnson just got done giving a wonderful history talk for our local community...

Dave Rhodes Hump Day December 27, 2017

Dave Rhodes Hump Day December 27, 2017

    Scene from Southwest Leather Conference 2017. Photo by Dave Rhodes Southwest Leather Conference - Take the PlungeSouthwest Leather Conference 2018 - Take the Plunge will highlight the annual Southwest Master/slave Contest and Southwest Bootblack Contest in gorgeous Phoenix, A...

Dave Rhodes Hump Day November 22, 2017

Dave Rhodes Hump Day November 22, 2017

    Welcome to Dave Rhodes' Hump Day - Wednesday, November 22, 2017 The holidays are here. The Leather/Levi/Fetish/Kink/Gear/Rubber/Puppy/Motorcyle community knows how to party and fund raise during this special time of year and you will see the tip of the iceberg as far as event...

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International Mr. Bootblack 2018 Contestants' Bios and Photos

International Mr. Bootblack 2018 Contestants' Bios...

Written byDave Rhodes

  There are four confirmed contestants for International Mr. Bootblack this year. With the assistance of Jeremiah Morris we were able to present this to you. Jeremy is the Coordinators for the International Mr. Bootblack Competition. For more about International Mr. Bootblack including judges and rules check out http://www.imrl.com To see our coverage of the 72 men competing for International Mr. Leather go to https://www.theleatherjournal.com/news/regional-news/item/2019-iml-2018-contestants-photos-and-bios

Dave Rhodes Hump Day March 28, 2018

 

Mr. LA Leather title goes to LA Leather Bear

The Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2018 contest saw Mr. LA Leather Bear Ben Johnson win he Mr. LA Leather 2018 title and the Brotherhood award which was selected by his fellow contestants at the Globe Theater on Saturday night, March 24 in los angeles, CA. First runner-up was Mr. Precinct Leather Spike and second runner-up was Mr. 562 Eagle Leather Pup Yoshi. 11 men have won preliminary titles all over los angeles County and it all comes down to this. The LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence gave a rousing blessing. Jeremy Ronceros and Jasun Mark rocked as emcees and Pup Dazzle was amazing in his A Capella rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Legion Meets Megawoof, the Official Mr. LA Leather Victory Dance immediately followed the contest. For more go to https://losangelesleatherpride.com/

 

Regiment of the Black and Tans - Assembly Uniform Reception

The Regiment of the Black and Tans and los angeles Leather Pride presented another successful Assembly Uniform Reception on Friday, March 23 at Rough Trade Gear. The California B&B Corps, BLUF, and The Regiment of the Black and Tans present were there as were al 11 Mr. LA Leather contestants. A lavish buffet was hosted by Hunter and Charlie's restaurant and the bar set up was by the Bullet Bar. https://www.facebook.com/events/223248438221645/ and http://blackandtans.org/news/ebook.com/events/223248438221645/ and http://blackandtans.org/news/

Leather Dog Pound at LA Leather Pride

Leather Dog Pound saw puppies and handlers from all over Southern California in attendance at the Bullet Bar on Friday, March 23. "Four years ago, we decided that some pups needed a place to go on LA Leather Weekend, and so Leather Dog Pound is back this year again as a part of the celebration! One night before we meet the new Mr. los angeles Leather, we get to romp around and celebrate one of the most clear cut origins of our human pup tribe...." said coproducer Matthew Mullins. https://www.facebook.com/events/353219768417074/

Sixth Annual Off Sunset Festival

The Sixth Annual Off Sunset Festival was held outside the Eagle LA and up Santa Monica Blvd. toward Sunset Blvd. on Sunday, March 25 and it was clear that 2017's attendance numbers were shattered making it the largest single Leather event in los angeles. Among clubs visible were Avatar Club los angeles, Satyrs Motorcycle Club, ONYX Southwest, Maximus, Regiment of the Black and Tans, California B&B Corps, Folsom Street Events, LA Leather Coalition. There was a stage with music all day and the grand finale was Queen Nation, a Queen tribute band. Off Sunset Festival closed out a week of at least 16 official and unofficial events for los angeles Leather Pride. https://www.facebook.com/offsunsetfestival

Longtime Chicago LGBT activist Gary Chichester, friends reflect on his work

By Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
In recognition of his 50 years of LGBT and HIV/AIDS activism, Gary Chichester will be honored with this year's Jon-Henri Award March 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Sidetrack. The award was created by longtime community HIV/AIDS activist and Open Hand Chicago Founder Lori Cannon and is named after the late gay writer and queer thinker Jon Henri Damski. "I am honored to be among the previous honorees to receive this award," said Chichester.... Continue reading at http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Longtime-local-LGBT-activist-Gary-Chichester-friends-reflect-on-his-work/62410.html

Washington State Mr. and Ms Leather 2018

By Toby Noon
The Washington State Mr. and Ms Leather 2018 contest had a standing-room only crowd on Saturday night, March 24 at The Cuff Complex in Seattle, WA where Master Hope, who is from Everett and has been involved in the Leather Community for 29 years, and Micro who has been into Leather for 20 years and in the Seattle Community for the last two years, were the Ms and Mr. winners. Micro was recently named International Puppy Best in Show Recipient. Emcees Thib Guicherd-Callin and Lamalani Silverts were incredibly amazing and left the crowd in stitches. This year had 26 events over Washington State Leather Pride Week, including a Leather History Presentation and Erotic Art Show presented by Seattle Men In Leather. We were thrilled to have as one of our judges, back in Seattle Celebrating his 20th Anniversary as Seattle Mr. Leather 1998, Billy Lane. See more about contest producer WSLMO at http://www.wsmlo.org/

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Trivia Question of the Week

In which city was the first Living In Leather conference held?

1. Portland, Oregon.

2. Chicago, Illinois.

3. Austin, Texas.

4. Oakland, California.

5. Seattle, Washington.

Answer next week when a new question is asked.

Last week's Question answered - This Uniform club will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in September. Who is it? California B&B Corps.

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House of MarKus - Wax Play

House of MarKus will present Wax Play at Leather Masters on Saturday, May 12 at 1 PM. Leather Masters, 3000 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226. Tickets are $20 and will be available on line and in the store. https://www.facebook.com/events/2009775182619121/

Meat Rack at Eagle LA

John Piampiano and Hunter Fox present Meat Rack with deejay Matt Effect is hosted by Eagle LA on the second Saturday of each month. The next Meat Rack is on Saturday, April 14 at 9 PM. Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd., los angeles, CA 90029. https://www.facebook.com/events/1544728685826714/

SECC Leather contest results

Mr. SECC Leather 2018 Sea Wolf and SECC Bootblack 2018 Max Maximilian won their titles in March representing the South East Conference of Clubs. https://mailchi.mp/c6bad13a8ba/0xikifm3nz-1763297/0xikifm3nz-1763297

Grandparents' Journey From Vanilla Sex to BDSM

By Jessie O'Brien for Westword
"Most couples think that honest communication is the key to a happy relationship, but they don't understand that honest communication does not mean just talking honestly," Doug says. "It means talking completely, being unafraid to be vulnerable enough to each other and admit that you have thoughts, desires, fantasies that some people might think are strange, but you need to have the comfort level with your partner to not hold anything back." To read the rest of this article, go to http://www.westword.com/arts/grandparents-journey-from-vanilla-sex-to-bdsm-9984370

International Olympus Leather - Judges announced

The judges for International Olympus Leather Weekend are Dave Rhodes, Founder and Executive Producer Emeritus, Head Judge Dr. Larry Burden, 2018 International Mx Olympus Leather Matt O’Toole, 2018 International Ms Olympus Leather Pixie Mary, Women in Leather Legacy 2018 Renee Beckman, 2017 Leatherman of Color Kai Anderson, 2017 International Rubber Preston So (who will also be giving the Keynote Address on Sunday), President of Onyx Pearls SE Queen Raini, and rounding out the new nine judge panel is 2015-16 International Mr Olympus Leather Fred Anderson. #OLW2018 is May 4-6 at the Crowne Plaza Mission Valley in San Diego, CA. Block rates start at $140 Double Occupancy and come with buffet breakfast, fridge and microwave. http://olympusleather.com/

ONYX - April Showers

April Showers - Yellow Raincoats and Rubber is the theme for the ONYX Southeast party on Friday night, April 6 at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306. ONYX is a Leather Fraternity for Gay and Bisexual Men of Color. The Southeast Chapter (ONYX SE) is centered in Atlanta and includes the following states: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Full membership is open to gay, bisexual and trans men of color, and Associate membership is open to men and women of all colors and sexual persuasions. Oh, and don't forget the BDSM Workshops presented by Southeast Black and Blue and ONYX Southeast at the Atlanta Eagle on April 18. http://www.onyxsoutheast.com

BHT Pasta Night at Schola

Brother Help Thyself will raise funds through its BHT Pasta Night at Schola in Baltimore, MD on Monday, May 7 at 6:30 PM. Learn to cook a great Italian Pasta dish with similarly minded folks in support of BHT's LGBTQ grant making operations. All proceeds from the $59 cost per person will be generously donated to BHT. Whether you've donated before, are looking to support your community in new ways, or are looking to get involved with BHT as a community director, please join us for this event. Schola, 1005 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. https://www.facebook.com/events/306345209892887/

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Leather Archives & Museum Road Show

By Gary Wasdin
The Leather Archives & Museum Road Show visited Seattle for Leather Pride Week, and the 2018 Washington State Mr. and Ms Leather and Bootblack Contest. We were honored to share a few items from the Archives and to talk about the importance of preserving our history. The events raised over $11,000 for the LA&M, through the efforts of Doghouse Leathers’ owner Jeff Henness and Washington State Mr. Leather 2017 Travis Williams. Visit the Leather Archives & Museum online at http://www.leatherarchives.org and look for the LA&M Road Show this weekend in Portland, OR at Kink Fest.

Coastal Empire Sentinels - Pigs on the River

The Coastal Empire Sentinels' 2018 Leather Run, Pigs on the River will be held April 20-22. Contact The Rivers Edge in Dewy Rose, GA for cabin or tent reservations at 706-213-8081. The members of the Coastal Empire Sentinels, Inc. are all members of the Leather subculture and choose to stand together as brothers and sisters. We strive to represent the concept of community and to exemplify fellowship and harmony. The supporting of charitable causes is fundamental to the existence of the Coastal Empire Sentinels, Inc. https://www.facebook.com/events/150796199036934/

LA Leather Coalition - Twisted Easter

LA Leather Coalition will present Twisted Easter. Happening April 1 at The Eagle LA from 3-7 PM. Join us for some wicked good times as we celebrate Easter and April Fool’s Day. Proceeds to benefit Ms los angeles Leather Scarlett Sin’s title run for International Ms Leather 2018, $5 donation requested. Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd., los angeles, CA 90029. For more information see https://www.facebook.com/events/220234542047852/?ti=icl

Bears LA Mac and Cheese Cook-Off

Mr. LA Leather Bear 2018 Ben Johnson Kaufher presents the Inaugural Bears LA Mac and Cheese Cook-Off on Sunday, April 8 at 3 PM at Eagle 562 in Long Beach, CA. show off your comfort food cooking skills. Bring your nana's favorite recipe, your bougie best concoction, your Southern delicacy, or your childhood memory. Or just come sample the best macaroni and cheese dishes in the county during Eagle 562's Sunday Beer Bust. $6 Tasting Buy-In lets you be the judge. Proceeds to benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center and Bears LA Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, Eagle 562 90805. https://www.facebook.com/events/771362783053032/

ABW Announces two-for-one Weekend Package Sale

The announcement of this year's American Brotherhood Weekend judges will be during CLAW weekend, ABW is running a promotion to make it easier to bring a friend or partner - for free. Visit ABW's ticketing system at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/29th-annual-american-brotherhood-weekend-2018-tickets-37545987058 and select ticket type BOGO April Fools Promotion, and you'll receive two weekend packages for the cost of one. This promotion is in effect only from April 1-April 28; space is limited, and these will go fast, so register early. ABW will be held at the Leather Archives & Museum in Chicago, IL on October 5-7. The weekend includes meet and greets, fellowship, food, and the American Leatherman, American Leatherwoman, and American Leatherboy contests.

All About Looning – Once You “POP” - You Can’t Stop!

By Si for Monthly Fetishes
Purse your lips, take a deep breath, begin to blow, and then feel it slowly grow within your hands. It's kinda soft at first, but the more you blow the more firm it gets. Firmer and firmer until it feels like it may explode! Just one more blow. Bang! There it goes! All over your face. Shredded rubber in all directions. That sharp, ear ringing pop that sends a tingle down to the very tips of your toes. What are you? You’re a Looner, a Looner of the “Popper” variety. There are other varieties, “Non-Pop” being the most notable. But all share a common theme, the sexual attraction to things inflatable. For the rest see http://www.monthlyfetish.com/featured-fetish/looning-pop-cant-stop/

Payasos LA - Carnival

Carnival is a Payasos LA beer bust Fun-raiser which will be held at Eagle 562 on Sunday at 3 PM. Carnival will benefit AIDS Life Cycle 2018 with a tortilla splash, Payosos kiss, auction, games, Payosos go-go dancers, games and beer bust. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805. https://www.facebook.com/events/370227630122636/

Utah Leather Pride

Utah Leather Pride will be held Sunday, May 20 at 2 PM in Salt Lake City. First Indoor/Outdoor Festival celebrating the diverse LGBTQ and Pansexual Leather/Kink/BDSM community in Utah featuring Leather/kink/BDSM, LGBTQ community events, local and national vendors, food, full bars, entertainment, bootblacks, Mr. and Ms Leather Slut competitions, and silent and live auctions. 100 S 600 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. https://www.facebook.com/events/1566043883488457/?active_tab=about

Tarheel Leather Club Anniversary Picnic/Dining with Friends

The Tarheel Leather Club will celebrate its Anniversary with a Picnic/Dining with Friends on Saturday, April  21 at Shelter #4 at Bur-Mil Park at 12 PM. Minimum donation of $5 per person; proceeds go to Triad Health. Shelter #4 at Bur-Mil Park, 5834 Owls Roost Road, Greensboro, NC 27410. https://www.facebook.com/events/212687339466694/

SoCal Leatherfest Boy weekend canceled

The SoCal Leatherfest Boy contest and SoCal Leatherfest planned for the weekend of July 6-8 in los angeles, CA has been canceled. If you have reserved this date on your schedule of event you might want to remove it. A reason for the cancellation was not given.

Satyrs Motorcycle Club - Badger Flat Run

Nearly 150 Leather/Bikerfolk will make the trek up into the Central California mountains northeast of Fresno for the Satyrs Motorcycle Club's Badger Flat Run over Labor Day weekend, August 31 - September 3. This is is their 57th year of of hosting a huge bonfire, all-day cocktail bar, people and bike events, run awards presentation, great food, movies under the stars, bike christening, virgin rituals, sightseeing and immense brotherhood at 8,200 above sea level. http://satyrsmc.org/

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San Diego Pride Leather Realm

San Diego Pride will host Leather Realm July 14-15 in gorgeous Balboa Park. Leather Realm and San Diego's Pride Festival will open before about 20,000 parade participants and those watching arrive on Saturday afternoon. Leather Realm is seeking volunteers, clubs, organizations and vendors to make it once again one of the premier Leather-during-pride festivals in the world. Leather Realm is known for great presentations and classes, social areas, sampler play areas and vendors. Other Leather events are held in conjunction around San Diego. http://sandiegoleatherrealm.com/

ONYX - April Showers

April Showers - Yellow Raincoats and Rubber is the theme for the ONYX Southeast party on Friday night, April 6 at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306. ONYX is a Leather Fraternity for Gay and Bisexual Men of Color. The Southeast Chapter (ONYX SE) is centered in Atlanta and includes the following states: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Full membership is open to gay, bisexual and trans men of color, and Associate membership is open to men and women of all colors and sexual persuasions. Oh, and don't forget the BDSM Workshops presented by Southeast Black and Blue and ONYX Southeast at the Atlanta Eagle on April 18. http://www.onyxsoutheast.com

Dance your Heart Out for Tom of Finland

Sir Ben Evan will be producing a Dance your Heart Out party to benefit the Tom of Finland Foundation at the Merrow Bar in San Diego on Saturday, March 31 at 9 PM. Fetish Men San Diego, SDBoL and the SD Cruisers MC are assisting and the deejay is Tristan Jaxx. This is a Tom of Finland fundraiser for their Foundation in LA. Food will be available. Merrow Bar, 1271 University Ave, San Diego SD, CA 92103.

Erection

Leather HEAT and the Bullet Bar will host Erection at the Bullet Bar on Saturday, April 7 at 9 PM with a $5 cover. Erection will feature a men's area, silent auction, go go dancer and Jello shots and probably a lot more. Bullet Bar, 10522 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601. http://wwwbulletbarla.com

CLAW - Skills and Education Schedule

The Skills and Education Schedule of more than 100 sessions is now posted on the CLAW website and YAPP. Start planning your own personal schedule. CLAW returns to the Westin Downtown Cleveland April 26-29, and is CLAW's home through at least 2022 - including vendor mart, parties, cigar deck, and more than 100 different Skills and Education sessions. And, whatever you do, do not miss the Kinky Cabaret late Sunday night. Full of heart and a great wind down - a must-attend. A few rooms are still available at our other two hotels - the nearby Hampton Inn and Double Tree by Hilton. CLAW expects more vacancies before the end of April, so get a room now, or get on the hotel wait list and plan to be in Cleveland next month. http://www.clawinfo.org

Mistress Cyan to Speak at Occidental College

By Jay Moyes
Mistress Cyan will be speaking at Occidental College in los angeles on Monday, April 2. She’ll be addressing students on the topic of BDSM and discussing aspects such as consent and power in sexual conduct. Mistress Cyan is an honored Dominatrix, educator, adult performer and leader with over 25 years in the BDSM community. She has spoken at Stanford University, UCLA, Long Beach State University, Cal State Northridge, and Laguna Hills School of Arts. Mistress Cyan runs the BDSM dungeon Sanctuary LAX Studios, produces Lair at AVN, and is on the board of the LA Gay Pride Festival as organizer for Erotic City. She is the organizer behind DomCon: los angeles, coming up May 9-13 at the Hilton LAX. For more information on Mistress Cyan go to http://www.MistressCyan.com

Bear Mayhem

Bear Mayhem, The Bear camp out for charity, will be held May 4-6 in Atlanta, GA. Now in our seventh year, we hope to again donate several thousand dollars to Lost and Found. Events will be held at the River's Edge Campground in Dewy Rose, Club House and Atlanta Eagle. Go to the web site for your VIP pass. http://www.bearmayhem.com

Desert Fetish Authority - Discussion Group

The Desert Fetish Authority's Discussion Group meets once a month on the second Friday, next being April 13. At the end of each discussion, DFA selects a topic for the following month to serve as a jumping off point. Our monthly kinky discussion group. The purpose and topic is to talk openly about kink in fetish and how it enhances and affects our lives. The Barracks Bar, 67625 East Palm Canyon Drive # C7, Cathedral City, CA 92234. Details at http://desertfetishauthority.com/open-discussion/

Mid Atlantic Men's Kinky Campout

Mid Atlantic Men's Kinky Campout will be at The Woods Campground September 14-16. The 2017 Kinky Campout was a blast so we're doing it again. Join 60 or so kinky men from all over the region at the Woods Campground in Lehighton for Leather III Weekend, featuring the Mr/Ms Woods Leather Contest 3500 Forest Street, Lehighton, PA 18235. https://www.facebook.com/events/422551504857973/

Miss Cassie Rope Bondage Classes

Miss Cassie Rope Bondage Classes are held every Wednesday at the Lair de Sade in North Hollywood with next month's on April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 8-10 PM and are $10 per person. Miss Cassie teaches a variety of ties and tailors her classes according to the needs of her students. She does teach a lot of bondage basics and a bit about safety, but mostly we just tie and practice all sorts of ties. She often introduces new ties and more advanced ties. Miss Cassie teaches both eastern and western rope bondage techniques. This is a hands on class - be prepared to tie or be tied! Lair de Sade, 6628 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91606. https://www.facebook.com/events/175911286517524/

Touché opens Club Room for its monthly Leather Women's Cruise

Touché opens its Club Room at 8 PM on second Fridays, April 14, for its monthly Leather Women's Cruise. Each month Touché lets Leather sisters gather for a bit of socializing and cruising before letting the boys take over the room. Several gals have come in to learn about Leather and make new friends since Touché launched this night last year. All women, butch/femme and non-binary welcome. Touché, 6412 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60626. https://www.facebook.com/ToucheChicago-110806562290308/?rf=215934215107409

Tiger's Pictionary - Leather Pride Night

Tiger's Pictionary - Leather Pride Night, hosted by San Diego Leather Pride every Wednesday at 7:30 PM at #1 Fifth Avenue, 3845 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103. There will be spankings and great prizes - and a huge welcome to all titleholders and out-of-town visitors. Next datesare April 4, 11, 18 and 25. Labeled as San Diego's favorite weekly fundraiser, Tiger's Pictionary has been going since 2011. https://www.facebook.com/PictionaryNight/

BLUF: DC at DC Eagle

BLUF: DC meets on the first Sunday of each month at the DC Eagle. BLUF: DC is a chance for Leather men and women to get in their best Leather from head to toe, or Muir cap to Boot. Come join us, enjoy your cigars on the patio and have a drink or two. April 1 and May 6 are up next. 3701 Benning Road NE, Washington, DC 20019 at North Minnesota Avenue. http://www.dceagle.com/

Flogging Friday - Theme changes make sure to change text as well as name

Flogging Friday is all set to be at the San Diego Eagle on Friday, March 2 starting at 9 PM. Come join us as Beat Your Drum Productions and Anthony Harmon hosts Flogging Friday! Have you ever wondered what it might feel like to be flogged or to learn how to flog your partner? San Diego Eagle, 3040 North Park Way, San Diego, CA 92104. https://www.facebook.com/events/1460811730707045/

Butchmanns Experience - Pansexual Butchmanns

Butchmanns Experience will present Pansexual Butchmanns the weekend of April 27-29 at APEX (Arizona Power Exchange) in Phoenix, AZ. The Butchmanns Experience is an experiential weekend offering opportunities for self-discovery. The event uses hands-on basic SM practices to explore awareness of internal direction, and it uses the practice of Master/slave dynamics to mindfully observe inner resources and qualities that are transferable to our relationships in life. The weekend environment is structured to encourage safely entering new experiences, with the Faculty members supporting each individual's unique experience. https://www.facebook.com/events/177648792963451/

Smokeout - Smokeout With Your Cock Out expands

Smokeout With Your Cock Out, presented by The Bullet Bar with Leo Iriarte, is expanding to two days due to it one-day popularity in 2017. Smokeout 2018 will be held at the Alexis Park Resort Hotel in Las Vegas, NV the weekend of April 4-8. The host Desert Brotherhood Motorcycle Club will lead their traditional Saturday bike ride with guests, this time around Lake Mead to the Valley of Fire. Smokeout is a fun-filled uncomplicated weekend in Las Vegas for cigar and pipe studs, Leatherman, bikers, bears and friends, from all over the world. A free-flowing weekend so everyone can enjoy Las Vegas the way they want to ... in the company of fellow studs. No rigid program to follow with lots of time for being a tourist, enjoying a show, attending events or just relaxing and having a great time. Smokeout With Your Cock Out, presented by The Bullet Bar with Leo Iriarte, is expanding to two days due to it one-day popularity. See http://lasvegassmokeout.com

Photo - Bears, Bikers and Mayhem VIII

Bear, Bikers and Mayhem will be held April 5-8 at the Eisenhower Inn in Gettysburg, PA. One of the highlights will be the Mr. Mayhem Leather and Mr. Mayhem Leather Bear contests. The Pandemonium Party on Friday provides an opportunity for Leather and fetish men to welcome bears to their brand of fun. The Boots to Briefs Party on Saturday is a chance for bears to show their hospitality. A few of the many events are bowling, field trip to Boswell Pipe Factory, Battlefield bus tour, meals, cigar party, cuddle room, puppy mosh pit, Smell My Pits Pig, comedy show, porn star bingo, after party, vendors and farewell brunch. There are 11 beneficiaries. http://www.bearsbikersandmayhem.com

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Bob Behr has assumed the duties...

    The Leather Archives and Museum (LA&M) has announced that Bob Behr has assumed the duties as President of the Board of Directors in light of Jon Krongaard’s announcement he is stepping down as President, effective September 27. Krongaard will retain his position on the Board of Directors, of which he has been a member of the last 17...

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, August 1, 2018

Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, August...

Taken from the Heart Lodge at Saratoga Springs by Arnna-Marie Egan the morning after the Ranch Fire pass...

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...