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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...

Atlanta Eagle has three new titleholders

Atlanta Eagle has three new titleholders

    By Daddy Rod The 29th Anniversary of the Atlanta Eagle Bar and the Seventh Anniversary of Atlanta Leather Pride held April 8-10 saw three people sashed and they are Ms Atlanta Eagle 2016 Princess Leigh (Janelle DeFoor), Mr. Atlanta Eagle 2016 Daddy Rod and Mr. Southeast Rubbe...

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RECENT NEWS
David Nelson December 23, 1961 - April 28, 2016

David Nelson December 23, 1961 -...

David Nelson passed away at his home in Atlanta on April 28, 2016 surrounded by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn C. Nelson. David leaves behind his mother, Carolyn Nelson, brother, Jeff Nelson and sister-in-law, Dolores Nelson. He was born on December 22, 1961 in Knoxville, TN. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Duke...

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
Jeffrey Erdman wins Mr. Los Angles Leather title

Jeffrey Erdman wins Mr. Los Angles...

    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...

NATIONAL NEWS
Woodhull Speaks Out on BDSM Court Decision

Woodhull Speaks Out on BDSM Court...

    The federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia recently ruled that Americans have no constitutional right to engage in consensual BDSM activity. The decision in Doe v. George Mason University, et. al, should be a clarion call for advocates of sexual freedom and personal autonomy, to join together and insist on our human right to consensual sexual expression...

INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Vi Johnson: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Vi Johnson: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Viola M Johnson giving the keynote address at the 30th Anniversary of the International Ms. Leather Contest Victory Brunch. Her topic was "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants".  Gramma Vi introduced a new generation to those that came before, who were present with them ... in that moment.

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...