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Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, February 15, 2024

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Los Angeles Leather Pride - March 17-24

Los Angeles Leather Pride is thrilled to unveil the itinerary for its iconic week-long celebration. Embracing the theme of Dark Angel Seduction!, this year's festivities promise to stand out as the premier events within the Los Angeles Leather Community.

Event producer Mistress Cyan expresses the team's dedication to curating a week filled with enjoyable and memorable experiences for the community. "We've put significant effort into crafting a diverse schedule of events throughout the week that we believe our community will find both engaging and worthwhile," she shares. "Los Angeles is known for hosting top-tier events, and we continuously strive to elevate the standards. This year is no different."

Sponsored by Rough Trade, the festivities kick off with the legendary Kick-Off Party at The Bullet Bar on March 17th, featuring the arrival of Mr. Los Angeles Leather contestants on The Satyr Motorcycle Club's bikes. The week unfolds with a formal Leather experience on Monday night, showcasing the cultural event, La La Leather—a classical music concert where all the musicians will be adorned in Leather and Fetish attire. Titled "In The Arms of Angels," this year's concert will take place in Pride Hall at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Various gatherings are scheduled throughout the week, including a Meet and Greet at The Precinct on the 21st, The Assembly at Rough Trade and Den LA on the 22nd. The pinnacle of the week is The Mr. Los Angeles Leather Contest on the 23rd, followed by an exhilarating dance and play party. The festivities conclude with the Off Sunset Street Party on the 24th.

As the event approaches, additional events may be added to the schedule. Stay informed by visiting https:www.LALeatherPride.com for more details. Get ready to indulge in a week of unparalleled celebration and connection within the vibrant Los Angeles Leather community!

 

MAL was XL!

By Rodney Burger

Mr. Virginia Leather 2023 Ken Nelms was sashed Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2024 at the annual MAL Weekend produced by the Centaur MC in Washington, DC during the January 12 – 15 weekend. After a canceled event in 2021 and a smaller MAL in 2022, everything seemed bigger and better this year with nine contestants hitting the MAL stage. It is my understanding that over ten contestant applications were received, with the club cutting the field of applicants down to ten. (Unfortunately, the tenth contestant dropped out giving that old cliché, “I’m not ready.”) Mr. MAL 2024 first runner-up was Mr. Mayhem Leather 2023 Keron BoyPup and Mr. Pittsburgh Leather Fetish 2024 Michael A Tikili was awarded second runner-up. Also competing were Mr. Rehoboth Leather 2023 Garrett Taggaet, first runner-up to Mx Maryland Leather 2024 Daddy Scott, from Vancouver, British Columbia Dr. Nicholas Bear, Mr. Connecticut Leather 2024 Jordan Lewis, from Washington, DC Milo Alfarero, and Mr. North Carolina Triangle Leather 2023 Boy Matthew.

The contest moved quickly thanks to seasoned emcee Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 1993 Frank Nowicki and was judged by International Mr. Leather 2023 Marcus Barela, International Ms. Bootblack 1999 / American Leatherwoman 1997 Leslie Anderson.... More, including gallery with 35 photos at

https://theleatherjournal.com/news/mal-was-xl

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Rough Trade Gear 25th Anniversary

Rough Trade Gear’s 25th Anniversary Celebration occurred on two days at the store's Sunset Junction store. Friday night, February 9 was a private affair with host drinks by Eagle LA, music by Matt Emblen and appetizers by Hunter Fox with a guess of 300 in attendance. Most of LA's Leather A-List was there including a huge contingent from Palm Springs, about 10 members of Avatar Club Los Angeles, a large contingent from the Regiment of the Black and Tans, California B&B Corps and titleholders from all over Southern California. The emcee was Emërson Anicëto drag entertainer was Glen Allen.

Several notables appeared on stage to praise on Rough Trade Gear founders Adrian Bernal, and Jessica Pimental and staff, remembering when the store started on the second floor of its flag ship location and noting that Rough Trade Gear now has four stores - two in Los Angeles and two in the Palm Springs area.

The second celebration was open to the public on Sunday, February 11.

Scroll all the way down to see Gallery.

https://www.facebook.com/rough.tradegear

https://www.roughtradegear.com/

La La Leather Concert V

By Jon Wright

Honoring the theme of LA Leather Pride 2024 “Dark Angel: Seduction,” this year’s concert is inspired by Sarah McLachlan’s haunting melody “Angel” featured in the Grammy nominated soundtrack of “City of Angels,” an American remake of the classic German film about Berlin; Wings of Desire. It is the perfect inspiration for the fifth edition of the La La Leather Concert series, part of this year’s LA Leather Pride. The series takes its cue from the amazing “Classic Meets Fetish” Concert series held annually in Berlin as part of Easter Fetish Week, and as in previous years, the LA Leather Coalition has introduced the concept to LA Leather and fetish audiences with a twist.

In both cities, the music is played live on stage by members of the community in gear and the audience is dressed in their best leather finery. In Los Angeles, film capital of the world, the concert consists of selections of beautiful classical and original music featured in film, gaming or television! The concert will take place in a new venue this year: Pride Hall on the campus of the LA LGBTQ+ Center in Hollywood. The soaring open spaces and great acoustics of the Hall will enhance the music of the talented ensemble led by Music Director Dr. Jason Lo.

The Leather connections between the “sister cities” of Berlin (with its Victory Angel) and Los Angeles (the City of Angels) run deep. And, the Los Angeles Leather Coalition, Inc. (LALC) has long been a proud partner of Berlin Leather Fetish (BLF) and Folsom Europe.

Tickets are $30 advance purchase and $40 after March 15. Refreshments will be served. Doors open at 7:30 and the performance begins promptly at 8 PM.

https://www.losangelesleatherpride.com/events for more information and tickets (information and ticket link for the concert coming soon.

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FemDom Awards announces winners

(Hollywood, CA) Organized by an eclectic group of Female Dommes, The FemDom Awards femdom-awards.com honors and recognizes the FemDom industry’s best. This is their show's first year, and they recently announced the winners online in a virtual ceremony.

The first Annual FemDom Awards held a virtual ceremony and announced the winners in 10 categories that were voted on and chosen by the fans, devotees, and slaves. And the winners are:

Best Cam Model - Mistress Kennya
Best Clip Producer - Brittany Andrews
Community Leader - Mistress Cyan
Best Dressed - Latex Nemesis
Best Educator - Mistress Cyan
Best Findom - Princess Sierra
Ballbusting Queen - Goddess Lilith
Most Hypnotic - Mistress Max
Facesitting Queen - Milah Romanov
Trample Queen - Madame Raven Rae

There were over 200 nominations of some of the most legendary Dommes in the business and promising newcomers. Thousands of people from all around the globe voted for their favorite Dommes. In 2024, we aspire to have the funding to produce an in-person event.

Later this year, the FemDom Awards will open up category suggestions and then pre-nominations and voting. Follow @TheFemDomAwards on Twitter/X and visit Femdom-Awards.com for updates.

The FemDom Awards came to be because there are not nearly enough women involved in adult content awards, so this awards show aimed to change that. Nominees and winners are decided by the fetish community and their fans, devotees, and slaves.

https://www.femdom-awards.com

The European Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs (ECMC) is 50 years old

By Tom Keller and photo by Leather Friends Italia

2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the ECMC. Whilst the golden anniversary was formally celebrated at their annual AGM in Milan October 2023, ECMC clubs will be hosting many Leather and fetish monthly/annual events around Europe in 2024. Taking place in between the larger-known European weekend events, ECMC clubs events are setup all year round - by the community, for the community.

It is an opportunity to expand your travels and visit new countries and cities that boast proud Leather/fetish communities. Events can be found via the ECMC website. Representing the ECMC and Europe this year as their new Mr. Leather Europe 2024 is Tom Keller, originally from London, UK.

https://www.ECMC.EU

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Atons 2024 Officer Brunch

As the dust settles on what was an unforgettable Atons 2024 Officer Brunch, we want to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who made this event a resounding success. Your presence, enthusiasm, and support embodied the Atons spirit.

Our 2024 President, Kevin F., delivered a stirring banquet speech that celebrated our 52-year legacy and set a visionary tone for our future. He emphasized the Atons’ journey from a group of like-minded individuals to a family that grows through service and fellowship. Kevin’s homage to our past and roadmap for the future, including the exciting ‘Kink in Space’ Atons Run (September 13-15) and the innovative Leather Closet initiative, left us all inspired.

The ceremony saw the ushering in of a new leadership team with vibrant energy and commitment. We congratulate our returning Secretary, Ken K., our new Vice President Mark L., and Treasurer Josh K.

In recognition of their outstanding contributions, the Associate Excellence Awards were presented to Henry S., Justin S., and Mike W. Your dedication and hard work are what drives the Atons forward.

A heartfelt congratulations to Kurt P., who was named an Honorary Lifetime Associate, and to Bobbie S., our newest Emeritus member. Your profound impact and unwavering commitment to our community are truly commendable.

Atons Gopher XXIV Run: Kink In Space will be held September 13-15 at the White Water State Park Group Center.

https://www.atons.net/atons-2024-officer-brunch-honoring-achievements-and-welcoming-new-leaders/

Precinct Leather Harwick

Harwick was chosen to be Precinct Leather at the Precinct in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 12. The crowd cheered when Harwick was announced the winner who will repesent the Precinct at Mr. Los Angeles Leather in late March. The runner-up was ChiChi La Pinga. The title had been gender specific in previous years and has been changed for inclusivity. Photo by Jeremy Lucido.

https://www.facebook.com/precinctdtla

Violet's Bake Sale: A Charity Auction by Eagle Wings

Join in for a heartwarming event that combines the joy of baking with the spirit of giving. Eagle Wings charity will present Violet's Bake Sale, a charity auction benefiting HIPS and Rainbow History Project on Sunday, February 18 starting at 11 AM at The Crucible in Washington, DC. Plan the whole afternoon for this culinary fest.

Hosts are searching for volunteers to assist in setup, breakdown, and running the event. Calling All Bakers: Get creative with your baked goods! This year's theme is Fill Your Hole! Whether it's cookies, cakes, or pastries, hosts invite you to showcase one's culinary talents.

Violet's Bake Sale is an event where sweetness meets compassion to fill those holes! The Fabulous Jo Arnone is this year's auctioneer.

https://violetsbakesale.com/

Eagle LA Mr. Leather

Photo by Motorboot Photography

The Eagle LA Mr. Leather contest saw Daddy Larry come out on top on Saturday night, January 6 at Eagle LA in Los Angeles, CA. The Eagle LA Mr. Leather 2023 contest was the springboard for Marcus Barela's becoming International Mr. Leather. Four men competed.

As IML 2023 and and outgoing Eagle LA Mr. Leather 2023, Marcus had a lot to share about his journey with title during his stepdown speech. Jim Neuman was presented the Eagle LA Recognition Award by Eagle LA owner Charlie Matula.

The judges were Kevin Casey as head judge, Marcus Barela, Hunter Fox, Jessica Pimentel of Rough Trade Gear fame and ONYX SoCal president Suede. A hot little fucker that goes by Bourbon will be the judges boy, Mike Gerle and husband Dennis will be contestant handlers, and Lou Romano will be back as emcee.

A meet and greet was held on Thursday, January 4 at 8 PM.

https://eaglela.com/

Arizona Men of Leather 20th Anniversary

By Mark Levesque

The Arizona Men of Leather (AML) mark their 20th Anniversary with a long April 11-14 weekend of exciting events at Anvil Bar in Phoenix, 2424 East Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016, including the revival of the Mr. Anvil Phoenix Contest.

This weekend also marks the Anvil Bar’s 14th anniversary and kicks off on Thursday, April 11. The Mr Anvil Phoenix contestants will be on hand for a special edition of Contestant Karaoke. Friday, April 12 Anvil will host the contestants for a meet and greet. Contestants can take a stab at Go-Go box dancing in front of the judges and demonstrate their fundraising prowess with a sticker sash mini-contest.

An order draw selection for their contest positioning will occur, along with a cigar social on the Anvil patio. The centerpiece of the weekend takes place the evening of Saturday, April 13 when the Arizona Men of Leather are proud to present the Mr. Anvil Phoenix 2024 Contest. The winner will represent Anvil Bar throughout 2024, and will represent Anvil Bar at the International Mr. Leather contest in Chicago in 2025.

There will be a parking lot party, featuring AML’s famous outdoor dungeon, and a gift basket raffle and so much more. On Sunday, April 14, the festivities will conclude with a victory brunch and beer bust and the drawing of grand raffle winners. Lucky winners will take home a Taotao Motor scooter, a new 50 inch Roku Smart TV and $100 cash. Proceeds will benefit Mulligan’s Manor at https://www.mulligansmanor.org

The Arizona Men of Leather held a demonstration for Valentine’s Day during their monthly Leather Club Night hosted at the Anvil bar. Rope bondage, electro, flogging and spanking were demonstrated with a great time had by everyone who attended.

The Arizona Men of Leather is hosting a St. Paddles Day party at Anvil bar on Saturday, March 9 at 10 PM, and a medieval-themed party called The Inquisition at Anvil bar to benefit the Mr. Anvil Phoenix Travel Fund for contestants attending International Mr. Leather in 2025 at 10 PM on Saturday, March 23.

Founded in 2004, the Arizona Men of Leather (AML), is a male-identified Leathermen's social club consisting of individuals who seek or live the Leather/SM/Fetish lifestyle, proving opportunities for friendship, mentoring, education, and support of the community

https://www.MrAnvilPhoenix.com

https://arizonamenofleather.com/

AML has a gallery of awesome photos of club kinky play at

https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaMenOfLeather

Mr. Bullet Leather is Pup Diego

The Mr. Bullet Leather contest was held the weekend of February 1-4 at the Bullet Bar in North Hollywood, CA and is a preliminary for Mr. Los Angeles Leather in late March. Not long before last call, Pup Diego was named the winner, first runner-up was David Venture and second runner-up was Jon Moser. Seven men competed.

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence opened the Show with a blessing followed by an A Capella version of the Star Spangled Banner by Shamey Mooney. The emcee was the venerable Don Mike.

The judges were Justin Hauser, Ismael Fuentes, Charlie Banfield, Dan Lovell and Kirk Cunningham. The alternate judge was Scott McTeir

Justin The Stork Hauser spoke on a successful title year as Mr. Bullet Leather 2023.

https://www.bulletbarla.com

Avatar to host puppies

Avatar Club Los Angeles will host Pup Fenrir along with his puppy Delta lead you on a night filled with fun. frolic and intrigue. Join the salacious play and fun with fellow kinksters at Avatar's puppy play event on Wednesday, February 28 at MCC United Church of Christ in the Valley starting at 8:30 PM. Pup Fenrir along with his puppy Delta lead you on a night filled with fun. frolic and intrigue. Join the salacious play and fun with your fellow kinksters at Avatar's puppy play event.

$5 donation is requested, no-one is turned away for lack of funds..

Avatar will hold its following monthly educational meetings on Wednesday night, March 27 and April 24.

https://www.avatarla.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/922511862454654

Leather Archives Visiting Scholars Program

The Leather Archives & Museum announces the 2024 LA&M Visiting Scholars Program. A stipend of $1,000 will be awarded to one recipient to conduct research using LA&M’s unique archival collections. An additional $1,000 of travel support will also be provided for those who live outside of the Chicago metropolitan area.

The award is available to individuals who are working on a specific research project that can be supported by the LA&M collections. Potential applicants include individuals working on publications including (but not limited to) journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertations. This is a multi-disciplinary program and LA&M welcomes proposed projects that are based in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

LA&M seeks projects which will use its archival and research collections to create new scholarship related to the history and culture of leather, fetish, kink and BDSM. LA&M encourages proposals that may include multiple ways of disseminating the results of this research, such as publication, public programs, or conference presentations or other similar events.

Applications are due March 8 by 5 PM Central.

https://leatherarchives.org/archives/visiting-scholars-program

SoCal Leather X

The 10th edition of the SoCal Leather contest will occur on February 18 at 6 PM at the Eagle LA in Los Angeles, CA.

This is the first time in SoCal Leather contest history that contestants of all genders are welcome to run for a single title. The winner determines if we have a Mr. , Mx. or Ms. titleholder.

Moshiel, the outgoing 2023 titleholder, will be the emcee. The judges will be IML 2017 Ralph Bruneau, IML 2008 Gary Iriza, Rough Trade Gear manager Jessica Mendoza, Mr. LA Leather 2019 Elliot Musgrave, Mr. Fetish SoCal 2023 Francisco Perales, IML 2018 James Lee and IMsBB 2011 KD Diamond.

SoCal Titles (SoCal Leather and Fetish SoCal) are produced by Aric Wilson (Mr SoCal Leather 2019). The Fetish SoCal title, also an open gender contest, will be held on September 1.

Fetish and Kink Return to The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo

By Mistress Cyan

The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, held from January 24-27 in Las Vegas, witnessed the resurgence of The Lair. Sponsored by Bad Dragon and presented by Mistress Cyan, this segment brought together BDSM, Fetish, and Leather vendors from across the country to the main floor of the premier adult entertainment event of the year. Among the participating vendors were Leather By Danny, The Kink Shop, Sanctuary Studios LAX, House of SXN, and more.

With an estimated 25,000 attendees, the event provided an interactive space where visitors could explore activities such as bondage, flogging, spanking, violet wand, and various other kinks. A unique feature was the opportunity for attendees to spin The Wheel of Torture at the Sanctuary booth, introducing an element of chance to their experience.

The highlight of the week was The Official AVN Lair Party on Friday night, produced by Mistress Cyan. Despite the sold-out status, the event took a somber turn with the unexpected passing of Masuimi Max the day before. The party paid tribute to her through performances by Master Overbound and Orpheus Black, along with a captivating burlesque act by Cervena Fox. The crowd, led by Goddess Lilith, commemorated Masuimi Max by singing along to Joan Jett's rock anthem "I Love Rock n’ Roll."

In conclusion, Las Vegas was immersed in a genuine encounter with BDSM and Kink during the expo, leaving a lasting impression that won't be easily forgotten.

https://avnmedianetwork.com/

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Leathermen's Discussion Group presents Paul King

The LDG Mentoring Program has been in existence for 12 years and has involved literally hundreds of men as mentors and mentees. The program will begin again on February 28 at Transform1060, 1060 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA at 7:30 PM.

This presentation by Paul King delves into the process of creating the first book written about London's legendary gay Leatherman tattoo artist and body piercer, Alan Oversby aka Mr. Sebastian. Oversby gained international "notoriety" for being one of the gay men arrested and convicted for consensual BDSM practices. The legal consequences still shape UK law today. This presentation discusses the first public viewing of photos, material objects, and extensive interviews from the June 2022 exhibition of Mr. Sebastian and the Rise of the UK Piercing Industry and the accompanying book, Alan Oversby: Documentary Evidence. This presentation world premiered at Bishopsgate Fetish Archive, London, 2022. The LDG February 2024 presentation will be the US premiere.

To see Paul King's productive biography click on the link below.

https://www.sfldg.org

Knight Hawks of Virginia - Mardi Gras

Join the Knight Hawks of Virginia at their Mardi Gras Celebration on Saturday, February 10 at MJ's Tavern from 9 PM to closing. Put on your mask and come earn them beads.

Laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll).

Featuring Mr. oin the Knight Hawks of Virginia, on Saturday, February 10th at MJ's Tavern from 9 pm to closing. Put on a mask and come earn them beads. Proceeds support the Samaritan House. Local Boot Blacks will show love to your Leather.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/307170239357701/

 

Maximus 20th Anniversary

By DJ Reed

As part of the Maximus 20th Anniversary Weekend, February 16-18 at Rough Trade Gear, 3915 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029

We encourage you to dress in Leather, gear, and fetish wear, but the mostly to be comfortable. Bring along your favorite sticks. Cigars, lighters and supplies will be available. We will have a host bar sponsored by Eagle LA, which will feature a selection of beers, vodka, bourbon, and mixers to keep the festivities lively. Join us for smokey times at the Eagle LA after the Rough Trade Gear parking lot party. There will be no cover at Eagle LA. Come meet Leather Pipe Daddy at all the weekend events. See the attached flier for all the weekend details.

RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 12 to ensure we have ample arrangements for all attendees.

Northeast Person of Leather 2024 selected

By Rodney Burger

Jace The Caveat from Suitland, Maryland was selected Northeast Person of Leather 2024 on January 27th at a packed contest sponsored by Twisting Culture at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore. Mx Maryland Leather 2023 Finn Gerhardt was first runner-up. Also competing were Bastet Khepera and Mr. Blk.

Tasked with judging this very complicated contest that saw contestants compete in pre-contest interview, two on-stage questions, formal Leather speech, and an on-stage fantasy, were International Ms. Leather 2023 King Mari (Liquid), International Mr. Leather 2019 Jack Thompson, Mr. SouthEast Leather 1993-1995 Darryl Flick, Mr. Mayhem Leather Bear 2023 Tyrik Strachan ( Lord Thunderknight), Mid-Atlantic Community Bootblack 2013 Girl Amelia Horo, and Lady Catherine Gross, producer of Southeast LeatherFest.

With each contestant presenting a different category instead of taking the categories one at a time, judging this contest could not have been easy. International Ms. Leather 2005 Jess was the tally and the duties of judge liaison fell to popular area bootblack Burke. Keeping the contest moving along was emcee Mrs. Kimi Phoenix deRou, who started the contest by stating, “Take all the pictures you want. I’m wearing a mask!" During his step-down speech Northeast Person of Leather 2019-2023 Sir S’ango RoyalHeart, who carried his title for many years due to the pandemic, stressed the importance of everyone having a seat at the table. Congratulations to Jace The Caveat who will advance to the International Person of Leather contest in March of 2025.

Mr. LA Leather Bear is Tony Vega

By Robert Green and photo by Motorboot Photography

2024 Tony Vega won his opportunity to compete at Mr. Los Angeles in March. He and runner-up Isaiah Tercel runner up vied for the Mr. LA Leather Bear at Eagle LA on Sunday, January 21. The contest was produced by Bears LA. There was a victory party at the Bullet Bar in North Hollywood on January 28.

Cachondo Leather is David Mosqueda

Photo by Motorboot Photography

16th SNOWBOUND Leather Weekend

By Rick Conley

Plans are underway for the 16th SNOWBOUND Leather Weekend in Provincetown MA February 23-25.

Mates Leather Weekend and SNOWBOUND Resident Bootblack Jay Falcon will be on hand to shine boots during White Out on Friday night at Crown & Anchor and Leather Dance on Saturday night at Atlantic House.

Proceeds from the Mr. SNOWBOUND Contest benefit AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod.

Like to show it off? Wanna be the face of SNOWBOUND 2024? Send a picture of yourself in your Leather/fetish gear to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Pictures received will be printed as a poster and displayed at the Beer Blast at the Watership Inn, SNOWBOUND Brunch at Bayside Betsy’s, Leather Dance at Atlantic House and SNOWBOUND Brunch II at the Crown & Anchor.

SNOWBOUND participants will vote for their favorite with a donation in the contestant’s name to ASGCC. The man with the most money raised will be Mr. SNOWBOUND 2024.

https://www.matesleatherweekend.com



DomCon Los Angeles

DomCon Los Angeles, now in its 21st year, returning with a bang from May 29 to June 2.

Sharpen your skills and expand your knowledge with a diverse range of workshops, seminars, and panels led by industry experts. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or a curious newcomer, DomCon offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn from the best in the business.

Explore the Fetish Marketplace, with 70 vendor booths from around the world showcasing the latest and greatest in BDSM gear, fetish fashion, and unique accessories. Discover one-of-a-kind items that will add a spark to your intimate moments.

Indulge in an electrifying nightlife experience! DomCon LA hosts legendary parties featuring top DJs, mesmerizing performances, and an atmosphere that pulsates with excitement. Dress to impress and revel in the freedom to express your desires.

DomCon Los Angeles 2024 is where fantasy meets reality, and boundaries are meant to be pushed. Get ready for an unforgettable journey into the heart of fetish culture. Registration is now open at

https://www.DomCon.com

Leather Cocktails at TOM of Finland House

Leather Cocktails, held at TOM of Finland House on Saturday night, February 10 was hosted by: BLUF, CA B&B Corps, and The Regiment of the Black and Tans and VIP Guests as usual were The LA30 and Mr. LA Leather 2024 Contestants.

Leather Cocktails is a Leather / Uniform / Gear event social for guests dressed in their finest Lathers or fetish gear. This is considered a warm up Leather social for the Assembly and LA Leather Pride Week 2024.

Leather Cocktails featured boot blacks on duty, Ben Orsen with Dehner and Wescos custom measuring and orders, a silent auction of Leather gear and art from Rough Trade Gear, Ben Orson Leather and the Tom of Finland Foundation.

Beverage Sponsors were the Bullet Bar and Eagle LA with a table of appetizers, TOM of Finland House vibes and Leather sexiness were served.

International Bear Convergence

International Bear Convergence (IBC is the premier winter Bear Event in Palm Springs, California, welcoming thousands of frisky, bears, muscle bears, cubs, chasers, chubs, admirers, and their fans to have the time of their lives.

The four-day event comes to life with DJs, live entertainment and thousands of bears from around the globe.

During the day kick back and enjoy pool parties with music provided by world renown DJ's at the fabulous Hotel Z0So pool. After the sun goes evenings will heat up with high energy dance parties, draw shows in comedy shows You can chill out in the lounge check out downtown or shop in our vendor mall.

http://www.ibc-ps.com/

South Plains Leatherfest

"South Plains Leatherfest, March 21-24 in Dallas Texas, will be celebrating the 25th Year of South Plains Leatherfest and the 35th International Master slave Contest at SPLF 2024" states Tomo, the owner and producer of South Plains Leatherfest' For the first time, SPLF will also host the International Person of Leather Contest. Race Bannon will give the opening note and Mama Vi will deliver the keynote.

"We are excited to both celebrate the rich history of the IMs Contest as well as welcome the IPOL Contest System to SPLF. With an emphasis on Leather and diversity and a welcome to all who wish to call South Plains home, SPLF will be epic next March with a hotel buyout, education, hospitality, parties, at least 15 vendors, play parties and hot sexy entertainment" Tomo shares with great passion. Among the SPLF goodies will be a slave Circle with Mama Vi.

All the details, including information on the host and over flow hotels, can be found at https://www.SouthPlainsLeatherfest.com

Satyrs MC Presidents' Day Ride

By Stanley Satyr

Satyrs MC will hold their first ride of the year. Meet for breakfast at the Coral Cafe, 3321 Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505 at 8:30 AM. Join in on February 18th for a ride out to the Reagan Library, The Rock Store and ending up at the Bullet Bar.
All vehicles are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1626417194557692/

NCSF's 2024 Annual Meeting

NCSF will hold its virtual Annual Meeting on Saturday March 2nd, from Noon-6 PM Eastern.

The Coalition Partners elect the new Board Members and review the Annual Reports on each program and committee, including Consent Counts and Explicit Prior Permission for consent to kink, and the educational workshops and exhibits provided by the Education Outreach Program. The CPs also approve the 2023 financial statements and the 2024 budget for NCSF and the NCSF Foundation.

https://ncsfreedom.org/

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First Southland Honors produced LA Leather Coalition was in 2004

The Southland Honors were held at the ONE Institute and Archives, a former USC fraternity house on Friday night, March 26. The following were the awards and their recipients:

Mentor of the Year - Ken Arnwolt
Business of the Year - The Leather Journal
Club/Organization of the Year - LA boys of Leather
Event of the Year - Avatar Club Los Angeles
Fundraiser of the Year - Gannon Gray
Most Supportive Individual of the Year - pug
Chairman’s Awards - Riley Black and Palm Springs Leather of the Desert
Person of the Year - George Wong

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