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Dave Rhodes Hump Day January 10, 2018

By January 11, 2018



Don Thompson passes
Don Thompson, perhaps best known as San Francisco Leather Daddy VIII, passed away on the morning of January 5, 2018 in Cathedral City, CA due to a long time illness. Don studied at Cambridge and Oxford University in the United Kingdom, country of his birth. Professionally, Don was a concert organist and president of Pipe Organ Presentations. Much of Don's Leather community service was as producer of Fetish Balls in San Francisco in the 1980s and 1990s. He was a member of the California Eagles Motorcycle Club. For several years he was co-emcee of the Pantheon of Leather Awards. One proud moment in his early years was as the organist for The Beatles' Mr. Moonlight. Thompson is survived by his husband Henry Jordan. A memorial service is being planned for Don. Photo gallery which will not leave one with dry eyes https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157037282395968&set=rpd.1132007819&type=3&theater


Leathermen’s Discussion Group - Chastity
The Leathermen’s Discussion Group's January 24 at 7:30 PM meeting at Mr S Leather Studio, 385A 8th Street, San Francisco CA is about Chastity - the ultimate surrender? The ultimate torment? A paradoxically erotic thrill ride? Whatever it means to you, the numbers of people asking about chastity prove one thing: more people are openly curious about it right now than anything else. This session will explore the urges that drive us to both short and long term chastity, the psychology of chastity devices and self-enforcement, what's in it for a key-holder, what the first 24 hours might feel like, and of course some terribly wonderful ways to have fun while someone is locked up. https://www.facebook.com/events/158965991392475

Ms San Francisco Leather
Who will be the next Ms San Francisco Leather? Seven judges will decide at the Ms San Francisco Leather Contest, Saturday, January 13, 7 PM at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 9410. Under new leadership, producer Daddy Sal has announced there will be open interviews at 2 PM on Saturday and promises an evening of exciting fantasies and hot Leatherwomen. Tickets on sale soon. Check out http://www.MsSFLeather.org

Inside the Leather Jacket IMsLBB Weekend 2018
Each year, Sarah Humble hosts an in-depth interview with women in our community as part of IMsLBB which will be April 19-22 in San Jose, CA, Women’s International Leather Legacy (WILL) and the IMsL Foundation history collaboration series called Inside the Leather Jacket. The goal of the project is learn more about women we have heard about for years and now get to know them better. 2018 will hear from Lainy and Julia who hail from Seattle and have a combined 60-plus years of experience in the Leather scene. They are founding members of both Outer Limits, Seattle’s original Leatherdyke club, as well as Powersurge, the first International Leatherwoman Conference held in Seattle in 1992. We will learn more about these amazing women on Saturday at lunch to meet them! https://imslbb.org/

Leather HEAT canceled
By Brenda Toy Scileppi
It is with deep regret that we must announce, due to personal reasons as well as various life circumstances that have arisen, that we have been forced to cancel the 2018 Leather HEAT event which was to be held April 26-29 in Los Angeles, CA. We’ve had three amazing, successful years, but our circumstances are precluding us this year from continuing the event....The contest portion of the event will still be happening in 2018 and we will announcing that as soon as everything is set. http://leatherheat.org/

Mr. Indiana Leather
Roman Conquest was chosen to be Mr. Indiana Leather at Greg's Indy on Saturday night, January 6 in Indianapolis, IN. Four men vied for the opportunity to represent the Hoosier State at International Mr. Leather in May. Kink U classes were presented by the by Titans of the Midwest on Saturday and the Sunday victory brunch was at English Ivy's. https://www.facebook.com/mrindianaleather/

Mr. Eagle 562
The first Mr. Eagle 562 contest will be held at the Eagle 562 in Long Beach, CA the weekend of January 26-28 with the contest being on that Saturday night beginning at 9 PM. The Mr. Eagle 562 contest will be emceed by Jeremy Ronceros and Don Mike which will guarantee it will be a lively event. Friday night's meet and greet includes a cigar social. The winner will go on to compete at Mr. Los Angeles Leather in March. A victory beer bust on Sunday at 3 PM. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805. http://eagle562.com/

HOME General 2018 Meeting
By MarKus Leath
HOME will hold its General 2018 Meeting on Saturday, January 13 at 2 PM at the Spring Creek Barbecue 270 North Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080. We have been working our butts off getting things ready for 2018, and we want to do it with big news that will be fixing a well known issue we all in DFW have been facing with the recent closing of play spaces. We will fix it! This is an open invite to ALL of the DFW and supporting areas. That includes all groups and interests. This will effect everyone, and it will take the full support of the community. This is the perfect time for every one to unite regardless of gender, age, orientation, interests, dynamic, or experience. https://www.facebook.com/events/1603716199688408/

Eagle LA Mr. Leather 2018 judges and emcee named
The judges and emcee for the Eagle LA Mr. Leather 2018 contest were named. The Judges are: head judge Kevin Casey, Eagle LA Mr. Leather 2016 Jeff Wilcox, Chad Judkins, Randy Carmanaty and Lou Romano. The emcee will be Pup Don Mike, judges' boy Glenn Ramirez and tally is Mike Van Horn. Eagle LA Mr. Leather will be on Saturday, January 13 at 8 PM at Eagle LA in Los Angeles, CA. There will be a combined meet and greet with Mr. So Cal Leather 2018 on Friday, January 12 at 9 PM. The Judges are: head judge Kevin Casey, Eagle LA Mr. Leather 2016 Jeff Wilcox, Chad Judkins, Randy Carmanaty and Lou Romano. The emcee will be Pup Don Mike, judges' boy Glenn Ramirez and tally is Mike Van Horn. http://www.eaglela.com/

International Olympus Leather

International Olympus Leather Weekend will be held May 4-6 in San Diego, CA at the Crowne Plaza - San Diego Mission Valley and will feature the 2018 International Mr., Ms and Mx Olympus Leather Contest, vendors, classes and socials. Join us as the first class of gender neutral and non-conforming leather folk come together to compete for International Mx Olympus Leather alongside men and women from other Olympus Leather Regions. Join us for the contest, stay for the Bootblacks, barbers, classes, Luau, cigar socials and hospitality. Crowne Plaza - San Diego Mission Valley, 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA92108. https://www.facebook.com/events/293592137758718/


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19th Annual Post Holiday Open House
Jim Neuman and Dick Shapiro of the California B&B Corps hosted their 19th Annual Post Holiday Open House and Y2K18 Survivors' Party at their home in Palm Springs on Saturday night, January 6 with about 100 guests. The theme was Western dress with a catered barbecue with pulled pork sliders and salmon steaks prepared by South Fork Catering. The B&B Corps held their monthly meeting before the crowd descended upon Casa Lola en masse at 6:30 PM sharp.

Big Queen Bingo benefiting Los Angeles Leather Pride
By Jeffrey Erdman
Big Queen Bingo benefiting Los Angeles Leather Pride at 7 PM on January 29 at Hamburger Marys in Ontario, CA. If you live out that way, or know folks that do, this is a fun way to meet some other Leatherfolk and have a fun time raising money in support of LALP 2018. There will be eight games, and each game provides three chances to win. Each game has a prize, with a grand prize for the final Black Out game. Suggested donation for all rounds is $20, with the game proceeds going to LALP. Hamburger Mary's Ontario, 3550 Porsche Way, Ontario, CA 91764. https://www.facebook.com/events/561495110861174/

Mr. Phoenix Leather
By Kenneth Anthony
The 10th Annual Mr. Phoenix Leather Contest, a local preliminary to the International Mr. Leather contest, was won by Scott Darby of Phoenix on January 6 at the Embassy Suites Phoenix Airport Hotel. Eric Thurnbeck of Tempe, Arizona was named runner-up. The judges included Mr. Phoenix Leather 2017 Jerry Heitman, Ryan "Pawlish" Garner-Carpenter, Guy Baldwin, Bill Dudley, Michael May; Judi Clark and Doug Kuhn. The emcees were Steven Lokie and Jefferson "Tugger" Ely.

Welcome to DC
Welcome to DC hosted by Mr. Maryland Leather 2018 on Thursday, January 11 at 9 PM at the DC Eagle, 3701 Benning Road NE, Washington, DC 20019. Join DC Leather Pride and local Leather titleholders as we celebrate and kickoff an amazing weekend. We will be joined by a man who needs no introduction - Rocco Steele! The evening is sponsored by his brand 10SEVEN, and we will be raffling off a gift basket of his jocks and briefs. On the turntables we have DC's own The Barber Streisand. Shuttle from the Hyatt provided by the DC Eagle. https://www.facebook.com/events/127552351269903/

COMMAND MC - Mo’s Pledge Project: Fetish-improv competition!
COMMAND MC will present Mo’s Pledge Project: Fetish-improv competition in Baltimore, MD on Sunday, January 21 at 3 PM at the Nest Nightclub, 2022 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. Play some Fetish-themed improv games with a panel of judges and a prize for the winning team. Games are very much along the lines of Whose alone is it anyway? but with Fetish themes and a panel of three judges - Fetish judge, technique judge and narrative judge. https://www.facebook.com/groups/COMMANDMC/

Get your Leather Archives memorabilia through Amazon
Shop Amazon.com and support the Leather Archives & Museum through Amazon's charitable giving program, Amazon Smile. For every qualifying purchase, Amazon will donate a percentage to the Leather Archives & Museum. It's that simple! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3841874

Leather Heart Foundation launches General Assistance Applications
Over the last year the Leather Heart Foundation (LHF) has gone through structural changes and reorganization internally to bring all of the fetish communities LHF serves a strong foundation for those facing financial hardships. LHF is the only non-profit group of its kind - by the community, for the community. A few weeks ago LHF opened applications to the Disaster Relief Fund for individuals affected by the devastating wildfires and hurricanes. Today, LHF is announcing the reopening of regular applications for support due to financial hardship. Members of the various fetish communities including, but not limited to, the Leather/BDSMKink/Rubber communities may apply at http://www.leatherheart.org

GULP Black and Blue Party
GULP Black and Blue Party on Saturday, January 20 at 10 PM at The Iron Bear, 121 West 8th St, Austin, TX 78701. The dress code will be black and blue so be creative. https://www.facebook.com/groups/AUSTINGULP/

Smokeout 2018 in Las Vegas
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 in 2017. See http://lasvegassmokeout.com/ for registration and hotel information.

Seattle Men in Leather monthly socials
Seattle Men in Leather will hold its Thursday Leather Social at Diesel Seattle on January 18 at 7 PM and its Dress Code Leather Social on Wednesday, January 24 at 7 PM at the Cuff Seattle. Diesel Seattle, 1413 14th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 and Cuff Seattle, 1533 13th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122. https://www.facebook.com/events/201997403693513/

The 15 Association - Men’s BDSM Play Party
The 15 Association will host its monthly Men’s BDSM Play Party at SF Catalyst on Saturday, January 27. The 15 Association is a social and sexual fraternity for men who engage in BDSM and other kink play. They host all male-identified people who are interested in BDSM and are 18 or older. Invite required for first-time attendees. Request one at http://www.the15sf.org. SF Catalyst, 1060 Folsom Street, 7 PM. https://www.facebook.com/events/160189411404615/

LGBTQI/Queer Play Party to Celebrate Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend
Glenda Rider will host the LGBTQI/Queer Play Party to Celebrate Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend on Sunday, January 14 at The Crucible at 8 PM. Join the FUN as they end MAL Weekend with one more play party - 'cause too much is just enough. In addition to all of the regular dungeon equipment available they are creating a Fisting Palace at The Crucible with four slings. The Crucible, 412 V Street NE, Washington, DC 20002. http://http://www.the-crucible.com/

Leather Pride Dublin by GEARED Ireland
Leather Pride Dublin is a weekend of events, January 26-28, organized by the community group GEARED Ireland. GEARED Ireland is the country’s longest running Leather and fetish group for men. The events include a Cultural Tour, Formal Leather Dinner, BLUF Social, GEARED Ireland Main Event with Mr Leather Ireland, Leather Brunch, Leather Archives & Museum Fireside Chat, Relaxed Fetish Dinner and are focused on the gay Leather and fetish community of Ireland and their international friends. For more information on GEARED Ireland please check out http://www.gearedireland.com and/or http://www.leatherpridedublin.ie

Mr. Oil Can Harry's Leather
Sean Buono was tops among three men who competed for the Mr. Oil Can Harry's Leather sash, patch and medallion on Sunday night, January 7 at Oil Can Harry's in Studio City, CA in front of about 100 Leatherfolk. There was a Sister blessing to start the night off. Jeremy Ronceros deftly led the pace with his humor and emcee skills. Also competing were Jasper Lewis and Robert Salcedo. Buono is from Los Angelss and will compete at Mr. LA Leather in March. The Thrive Tribe Foundation was the beneficiary. https://www.facebook.com/events/2026954067586287/

CLAW Pups 2018 Volunteers
Puppy volunteers are sought for CLAW. To volunteer must indicate that you are a Puppy Volunteer and for what you are volunteering. There is a deposit you must put down to register, that will be returned after CLAW. If you register for a shift you are expected to show up. No-Shows will lose their volunteer deposit. We try and make sure things are fun but they are work. As a volunteer you are required to work a minimum of eight hours worth of shifts. Puppy Event shifts are filled on a first come - first served basis. If Puppy shifts are filled, you will go to the regular volunteer pool for CLAW. You volunteering helps make CLAW what it is. CLAW will be in Cleveland, OH the weekend of April 26-29.

Mr. and Ms San Diego Leather head judge named
Mr. San Diego Leather 1997 Mark O’Keefe will be the head judge for the Ms and Mr San Diego Leather judging panel the weekend of March 14-18 in San Diego, CA. This will be his platinum anniversary and welcoming him and his delectable special guests March 14-18. Whose resume includes Leatherfest, The Leather History Project, SMNAA Fridays, Club X, MCC, Leather Ministries, and Art That Can Hurt You? Final Hint: he states “I’m the nicest sadist you’ll ever meet."? To see the full San Diego Leather Pride Week schedule go to http://www.sdleatherpride.com/

The Mayor of Folsom Street: The Auto/Biography of "Daddy Alan" Selby
Here's an awesome holiday gift - A biography of San Francisco entrepreneur and activist Alan Selby, founder of the iconic Mr. S Leather Store on Folsom Street. In the Introduction, Dr. Jones, a close associate of the late Mr. Selby, offers a biography of the man, who immigrated from London to San Francisco, where he became world-famous as the owner of the Mr. S Leather store and a key figure in the San Francisco gay community during the AIDS crisis. The second part of the book is an autobiography constructed from Selby's own journals.This book gives a unique inside look into the character and personality of one of San Francisco's most colorful figures. A must-read. https://www.facebook.com/TheMayorOfFolsomStreet

Iowa Leather Weekend announces a change
Iowa Leather Weekend, now entering its 30th year, recently announced a change in leadership structure to address the continued growth and expansion of the weekend. Jeremy Morris, current Executive Producer, will continue to oversee the production of Iowa Leather Weekend, one of the Midwest's largest fetish events. The leadership team will see the addition of an Associate Producer and Managing Directors, as well as some additions to the production staff. Iowa Leather Weekend is planned for October 12-14 in Des Moines, IA. Information about weekend packages and hotel reservations can be found at http://www.iowaleatherweekend.com Read the whole story at http://iowaleatherweekend.com/press.html

Monthly Leather Night
The Monthly Leather Night hosted by Mr. OCIC Leather Jeff Galley-Reay will be at the Frat House on Friday, January 12 at 8 PM. A monthly Leather / Gear / Social night. We will have some kind of kinky fun and /or games and maybe raise some cash for charity along the way. Frat House Nightclub, 8112 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92844

MAUL: To Protect, Caffeinate and Serve
Meet the hot officers of the Mid-Atlantic Uniform League as we start your MAL Saturday, January 14 from 9-11 AM with fresh Krispy Kreme donuts, perfectly brewed coffee as a thank you to the community for their support over the last 10 years. The room being used in the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill has not been designated yet. Make sure not to behave...we didn't bring our handcuffs for nothing! http://uniformleague.org/pages/sitehome.php?x=99

Ms Phoenix Leather

During the Mr. Phoenix Leather contest on January 6, producers Kenneth Anthony and Steven Bloom announced the expansion of the weekend to include a female category, Ms Phoenix Leather, which will send its winner to International Ms Leather, beginning in 2019.

Mr. SoCal Leather emcee and judges
The Mr. SoCal Leather 2018 Contest, hosted by Mr. SoCal Leather 2017 Ken Bradley will be held at Eagle LA on Sunday, January 14 at 7 PM. The winner will compete at Mr. Los Angeles Leather in March. The emcee will be Don Mike and the judges will be Ken Bradley, Eric Slayton, Shad Cruz, Xavier Espejo, Chris Jones, Tom Schneck, and Cito DaMoude, and the Den Daddy is Jose Magana. Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029. https://www.facebook.com/events/198666624040452/

Empire City and Excelsior MCs Leather bar night in DC
Empire City MC and Excelsior MC will host a joint-club Leather bar night at the DC Eagle on Saturday, January 13 at 9 PM during Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend. This is a great opportunity to experience the hospitality of two great east coast clubs. DC Eagle, 3701 Benning Road NE, Washington, DC 20019.

FMSD: Kinky Petting Zoo
By Doriam C.
Sunday, Jan 14 - Fetish Men San Diego will present Kinky Petting Zoo at Tom's Place on Sunday, January 14 from 5-8 PM. E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the address. KPZ is taking the place of the FMSD monthly hard skills workshop. We'll have several trusted men from FMSD demonstrating different forms of play including Rope Bondage, Flogging, Spanking, Electro, Fire, and more. If you are interested in demoing, please E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a brief introduction. https://fetishmensandiego.blogspot.com/

Highwaymen TNT - Impact
The Highwayment TNT will present Impact Menage A Trois on Friday, January 12 during Mid Atlantic Leather weekend in Washington, DC at 10 PM with a $10 cover. Impact will be in Ballroom B of the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. http://www.leatherweekend.com/ and/or https://www.facebook.com/groups/212887948803412/

Thunder in the Mountains volunteer application
Thunder in the Mountains will again be held at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center in Denver the weekend of July 20-22. Thunder in the Mountains is accepting volunteer applications which can be downloaded at
15500 East 40th Avenue, Denver, CO 80239. Details at http://www.thunderinthemountains.com/

Philadelphians MC - Another Philly Jawn in DC!
Another Philly Jawn in DC! hosted by Philadelphians MC and Jim Kiley-Zufelt wiull be held on Saturday, January 13 at 3 PM at the Hyatt Regency Capiutol Hill in Washington, DC during MAL weekend (room number TBA). This party will have everything! Guys dressed like slutty Tastykakes, the Rocky theme being played by a string band on unicycles, a bathtub full of Schmidt's (no cans, just golden liquid Schmidtys...), a drag queen named Lady Wawa, Star Wars and DC Superhero porn, but most of all it's got the Philadelphians hosting a Philly-style party at MAL on Saturday.

Southwest Leather Conference - Take the Plunge
Southwest Leather Conference 2018 - Take the Plunge will highlight the annual Southwest Master/slave Contest and Southwest Bootblack Contest in gorgeous Phoenix, Arizona. Southwest Leather Conference also includes Dance of Souls hook pull ceremony, keynote brunch, play parties, a large number of classes and workshops, Leather Tribe Revival and other socials. http://www.southwestleather.org/content/registration


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