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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...

Lascivious Jane and Meghan are IMsL, IMsBB winners

Lascivious Jane and Meghan are IMsL, IMsBB winners

    By Vonn Tramel, Photos by Rich Stadtmiller and MuffinIMsL Weekend 2016 the “Dirty 30" Celebration was held in San Jose, CA, April 14-17. Seven contestants competed for the titles of IMsBB and IMsL 2016, but Saturday night it was Bootblack Meghan and LasciviousJane who came ou...

IML Class of 2016 Bios and Photos

IML Class of 2016 Bios and Photos

    The Leather Journal welcomes our readers to our annual preview of the International Mr. Leather contestants. There are 52 who made it by our latest deadline and a couple more that did not make it. Word had it that byt the end of April that there would be at least 60 mencompet...

Jeffrey Erdman wins Mr. Los Angles Leather title

Jeffrey Erdman wins Mr. Los Angles Leather title

    Los Angeles Leather Pride: Bound, held March 27 - April 3 saw the sashing of Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2016 Jeffrey Erdman and the Off Sunset Festival as its highlights among other shining star event . Mr. Christopher Street West Jeffrey Erdman was tops among 10 men vying for t...

Ty Portell is sashed as Mr. Missouri Leather 2016

Ty Portell is sashed as Mr. Missouri Leather 2016

    By Terry Laupp Mr. Missouri Leather (MML), celebrated 33 years the weekend of February 26-28 at JJ's Clubhouse Annex in St. Louis Missouri where Ty Portell  from St. Louis was sashed the new Mr. Missouri Leather 201. Three men competed. For the first time in three years...

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RECENT NEWS
GLLA XV Education Program

GLLA XV Education Program

By Christina Court Great Lakes Leather Alliance will celebrate its 15th year in GLLA Weekend October 13-16 in Indianapolis, IN and announced its five-year Education Program. This year, GLLA will begin a five-year program that encourages GLLA Weekend attendees to get a little out of their comfort zones and attend skills workshops, discussion panels and classes they might not normally...

IML 37 Winners Press Conference

IML 37 Winners Press Conference

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
Southland Title Sisters make history at Off Sunset Festival

Southland Title Sisters make history at...

History was made this year on April 3 at the Off Sunset Festival in Los Angeles, CA. The first three years of the festival saw exclusively men’s groups sponsoring booths...

REGIONAL NEWS
GLLA XV Education Program

GLLA XV Education Program

By Christina Court Great Lakes Leather Alliance will celebrate its 15th year in GLLA Weekend October 13-16 in Indianapolis, IN and announced its five-year Education Program. This year, GLLA will...

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
IML Class of 2016 Bios and Photos

IML Class of 2016 Bios and Photos

    The Leather Journal welcomes our readers to our annual preview of the International Mr. Leather contestants. There are 52 who made it by our latest deadline and a couple more that did not make it. Word had it that byt the end of April that there would be at least 60 mencompeting. Enjoy - and select your favorite....

EDITORIALS
Changes at Olympus Leather and Pantheon of Leather, and Technological Evolutionary Chart

Changes at Olympus Leather and...

    There is a lot going on this time around and some of it involves my interests, so I am goin...

CONVERSATIONS
Conversations in Leather - Kj Nichols

Conversations in Leather - Kj...

    1. For those who don’t already know, please tell us about yourself and what your titles are...

SOCIETY & ARTS
Leathermen open Farmboy Kitchen in Hollywood, CA

Leathermen open Farmboy Kitche...

    The day has arrived - the Farmboy Kitchen, dream of Hunter Long Fox and Charlie Matula of E...