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Drummer North America's third year

Drummer North America's third year

  By Anthony Harmon January 26-29 Drummer North America held its Third Annual Drummer, Drummer Boy, and Drummer Bootblack contest at the re-known Alexis Park Resort in Las Vegas, NV with the winners being Drummer - Jack MacCullum, Drummer Boy - Pup Cruze and Drummer Bootblack - Boy Ti...

Feeling the Woo at Southwest Leather Conference XV

Feeling the Woo at Southwest Leather Conference XV

    Approximately 500 Leatherfolk attended the Southwest Leather Conference which celebrated its 15th Anniversary at the Four Points Sheraton in Phoenix, AZ the weekend of January 19-22 with the highlights being the Southwest Master slave Contest and the Dance of Souls. The weeke...

IML 2017 judging panel named

IML 2017 judging panel named

    As tradition has had it for many years, the introduction of judges for the International Mr. Leather 2017 contest was done during Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend in Washington, DC. Jon Krongaard of the IML Executive Committee made the announcement and added several important pie...

Mid Atlantic Leather draws record crowd

Mid Atlantic Leather draws record crowd

    Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend saw at least 3,000 Leatherfolk and kinsters converge on the host Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC the weekend of January 12-15 where Martel Brown was chosen to be Mr. Mid Atlantic Leather ans Todd White was installed as C...

Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2017 contest fills contestant pool in 15 Hours

Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2017 contest fills contestant pool in 15 Hours

  At 5 PM on December 17th the contestant application for the 2017 Mr. Twin Cities Leather contest became available on the contest website. The contest producers sought a pool of five contestants to run for the title the weekend of February 17-19. 15 hours later, the fifth application...

Mr. Mid Atlantic Leather judges named

Mr. Mid Atlantic Leather judges named

  Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2016 Todd Levitt will head the panel of judges for Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2017 which will be held at the sold out Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC the weekend of January 14-16. A record attendance is expected for Mid Atlantic Leather which w...

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Cigars and Boots and Pies! Oh, My! SD's Cigars and Boots Fundraiser for CA Drummer

Cigars and Boots and Pies! Oh,...

Written byBuster Adams

*A special report for The Leather Journal, by Buster Adams and the writers at San Diego Leather Pride (“SDLP” www.sandiegoleatherpride.com), with special thanks to Scott B. Smith for his talented photographic work, and California Drummer (www.drummercalifornia.com) for their continued collaborative contributions.* First Saturdays are home to “Cigars and Boots”, a long-running social event for Leatherfolk and friends on the back patio of the Redwing Bar and Grill. On Saturday, Jan 7, 2017, San Diego Leather Pride (“SDLP”) was on hand for a lime-green flagger’s dream … bids were taken in order to win the chance to “pie” one of many...

Community Event Photos

CLAW VX 2015 Gallery

CLAW VX 2015 Gallery

CLAW XV, held April 23-26 at the Holiday Inn South Cleveland, did not disappoint and the 20 percent increase in registration from 2014 was testimony to the growing popularity of the event.

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
LA's Black Cat Demonstration which started it all 50 years ago celebrated

LA's Black Cat Demonstration which started...

    Saturday, February 11, was the 50th Anniversary of The Black Cat Demonstration in which Avatar Club los angeles founding member and long time activist, Alexei Romanoff, participated as...

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
Leather Archives publishes free Anniversary Catalog to celebrate 25 Years

Leather Archives publishes free Anniversary Catalog to celebrate 25 Years

  A new catalog published by the LA&M, Leather Archives & Museum : 25 Years, celebrates a milestone anniversary for the community institution which is located in Chicago and serving the world.

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
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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