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Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, July 18, 2018

By July 18, 2018



San Diego Pride - Leather Realm

San Diego's Pride weekend is known as one of the most friendly and beautiful Pride celebrations in the world. They held their parade on a Saturday, July 14 and their Festival on July 14 d 15. America's Finest City boasted at least a 30 percent increase in attendance from 2017. The Leather Realm is a huge section which housed many vendor and non profit booths, a few tents for classes and meetings and a couple demo areas, Leather organizations, such as Fetish Men San Diego, marched in the parade on the way to the Festival in Balboa Park.






IPC and IPTC results

IPC is Pup Havok and IPTC are Pup Kase and Daddy Griffyn International Puppy 2019 is Pup Havok and the runner-up is Pup Ruckus, IPTC 2018 is Puppy Pup Kase, IPTC 2018 Trainer is Daddy Griff, IPC's Bill "Trooper" Boyd Memorial Best in Show Collar Pup Aechus, 2018 Puppy of the Year is Baus Yukon and the runner-up is Pup Snuggles of Toronto, 2018 Handler of the Year is Jonathan White and the runner-up is Silver Marenwolf. IPC had eight contestants and IPTC had 14 contestants. As for the Contests, IPC will be in St. Louis, MO July 11-14, and IPTC and IPAHW will be in Kansas City, MO July 25-28.


Mr. and Ms Woods Leather 2019

The Mr. and Ms Woods Leather 2019 Contest will be held September 14-16 at The Woods Campground in Lehighton, PA. Come have some fun as Mr. and Ms Woods Leather 2018, Jeanine and Erich celebrate their last weekend as current titleholders. Enjoy the dungeon party one last time this year and help us break even more records with our silent auctions and fundraisers. The Woods Campground, 3500 Forest Street, Lehighton, PA 18235. http://www.thewoodscampground.com


House of MarKus - Intro BDSM and Impact Play

Hosted by House of MarKus and Leather Masters on Saturday, August 25 at 1 PM. Introduction to BDSM topics will include History, Etiquette, Dominant and Submissive Dynamics, and Playing Safe, Sane, and Consensual. IMPACT 101 class will be focused on those just getting their feet wet in the rough body play, impact play, and using implements during a scene. We will cover topics such as negotiations, safety, consent, different types of toys and play, as well as their proper use.
Leather Masters, 3000 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226. Tickets at http://www.leathermasters.com



Pantheon of Leather Awards nominees - Voting to start soon

The nominations are in and the ballot almost set to go. Voting for the Pantheon of Leather Awards 2018 opens soon and runs through August 3. The formal announcement and clarification of this will be made on stage at Pantheon of Leather on Thursday night. August 30 during International Leather Sir, Leatherboy and Community Bootblack. To see the list of nominees go to https://www.theleatherjournal.com/component/k2/item/2029-pantheon-of-leather-2018-nominations


A Kinky Cabaret Fundraiser for Team Eagle for Cycle For The Cause

Joseph Macchia is producing a Kinky Cabaret, a fundraiser for Team Eagle NYC, and Cycle For The Cause. Emcees Rick Weber and Justin William Brown will be joined by some of the most talented singers from New York and Broadway, burlesque dancers and more as we raise funds for a good cause. Sexy Go-Go boys, raffles. $10 Cover. Thursday, July 26 at 7 PM. Eagle NYC, 554 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001. https://www.facebook.com/events/441430102990356/6/



Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out! Women's BDSM Play Party-Saturday August 11, 7 PM to midnight presented by Bikkja Amy, Mistieyes at The Compound in San Diego, CA. Dress in your Leathers or Fetish Wear. Demonstration by Lady Carrie will be Scratching for Pain and Pleasure and Energy Sex. This demo will leave the hair on the back of your neck standing at attention! Learn to scratch, tickle and leave your subject weak in the knees and trembling. Learn about energy sex and the coveted No Touch Orgasm. RSVP at https://fetlife.com/events/684867 and event details at https://www.facebook.com/groups/192545577447291/permalink/1793239260711240/0/



Mr. and Ms Sanctuary Leather 2018 Mingle and BDSM Sampler

Mr. and Ms Sanctuary Leather 2018 Adam Monda and Jessica "Cupcake" Harrison are hosting Mingle and BDSM Sampler on Friday, August 31 at the Sanctuary LAX Studios at 8 PM. The beneficiaries are The Trevor Project, LA County Food Bank and the National Sucide Prevention Lifeline. We will also have raffles going on through the night if you would like to bring something to donate. Tickets for the raffle will be $5 for 1 ticket or $20 for 10 tickets. Tickets available at the venue. https://www.facebook.com/events/1624569797662118/


Encuerado Latin Leather Night

Leo Iriarte presents Encuerado Latin Leather Night at Eagle LA on Wednesday, July 25 at 9 PM. This will be a night to remember the best rock and pop en Espaniol by Dj Rubin Sanchez, GO GO's super cachondos, Booth Black by Stinky Foo, $5 CORONAS, Leather gear Sale by GearworXXX. Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029. https://www.facebook.com/events/1870255076602383/



GLUE Weekend 2018

GLUE Weekend features many outstanding events for the gay Leather and fetish communities October 5-7 in Houston, TX. GLUE features the Mr. Third Coast Gear on Friday night and Mr. Third Coast Leather on Saturday night. In addition we will have a men only pool party on Saturday and an Officer's Lunch on Sunday that will include a featured speaker. https://www.facebook.com/events/17802000632497/



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Brother, Help Thyself is accepting applications for grants and awards

By John Riley for Metro Weekly

Brother, Help Thyself has begun accepting applications for grants and other awards, and will continue to accept them until 11:59 PM on August 31. Each year, BHT, a local organization designed to support nonprofits dealing with the LGBTQ community and groups affected by HIV, doles out thousands of dollars in grants to help those smaller nonprofits carry out their mission or undertake special projects. To qualify for consideration for a grant, an organization’s 2017 gross revenue must have been below $2,000,000. Read the whole story at https://www.metroweekly.com/2018/07/brother-help-thyself-is-accepting-applications-for-grants-and-awards/accepting-applications-for-grants-and-awards/



Tom of Finland Foundation - Films4fags - Hedwig and the Angry Inch

The Tom of Finland Foundation will present Films4fags - Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Saturday, July 21 at 8 PM. Adapted from the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock theater hit, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" tells the story of the “internationally ignored” rock singer, Hedwig (John Cameron Mitchell), and her search for stardom and love as a German emigrant living in a trailer in Kansas who was the victim of a botched sex-change operation. Tom of Finland Foundation, 1421 Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90026. https://www.facebook.com/events/1768963389863678/



Mr. Midwest Rubber 2018

Mr. Midwest Rubber 2018 will be at Touche' Chicago July 20-23. Friday, July 20 Meet the judges and contestants at 10 PM; Saturday, July 21, eye openers at 11 AM, Fetish Flea Market 12-5 PM, Kink U classes by Titans of the Midwest, Mr. Midwest Rubber 2018 Contest at 9 PM followed by Gear Fetish Night at 10 PM Celebrate Mr. Midwest Rubber 2018; and Sunday, July 22 Bounce Back Rubber Brunch at 11 AM at Andersonville Brewing Company 5402 North Clark Street, beer bust and Melt Down at Touche to close the weekend. Judges will be Pleep, Sir Mark, Stitch, Dan the Rubberman and Service Pup Link. Touche ' Chicago, 6412 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60626. https://www.facebook.com/events/260837957809835/https://www.facebook.com/events/260837957809835/



Raceland Gumbo Feed - Fundraiser

Hello friends and neighbors. As most of you know, we spent a couple weeks in the bayous of Louisiana shooting my new film, Raceland and came home with an amazingly touching film. Now that we're in post production, we could use your help finishing off our project. We're throwing a party at our home to raise some much needed funds to complete the film. Producer Scott Bloom invites you. Saturday, July 28 at 7 PM. N13615 Debby Street, Van Nuys, CA 91401. Film preview at http://tragoidia.com/ Event information at https://www.facebook.com/events/235492053732058/


Mr. and Ms OCIC Leather

Mr. and Ms OCIC Leather 2018 meet and greet on Friday, September 14 and the contest on Saturday, September 15, Mr. OCIC Leather 2017 Jeff Galley-Reay and MsOCIC Leather 2017 Goddess Vat the Frat House Nightclub. Frat House Nightclub, 8112 Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92844. https://www.facebook.com/events/2053730908202693/3/



Avatar Club Los Angeles - Summer Barbecue

Avatar Club Los Angeles will host its annual Summer Barbecue at MCC in the Valley on Wednesday, July 25 beginning at. Bring your own meat or entree. Avatar's Alan T. and Perry A. will cook it for you on a huge mobile barbecue pit. This is one of Avatar's most popular event every year. MCC United Church of Christ in the Valley, 5730 Cahuenga Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601. https://www.facebook.com/events/277689466126822/



Help Us Save The Iconic Jackhammer Complex

June is best known as a time to show pride in our LGBTQ Community, but this year brings a cloud of uncertainty as local well established businesses Jackhammer Complex, Leather64TEN and multiple tenants are told they may face imminent eviction. They need your help to find a buyer that will allow them to continue their legacy. The Jackhammer Complex has been serving the Rogers Park community for 18-plus years and the neighboring retail store Leather64TEN has just celebrated 13 years at this location. https://www.prlog.org/12714329-we-need-you-to-help-us-save-the-iconic-jackhammer-complex.html


Fuk U(niversity)

Females Uniting Kink - Club FUK and FUK U will present FUK University Flogging and Spanking Class at Sanctuary LAX Studios on Saturday, July7 at 6 PM, meeting on the first Saturday of every month. Females Uniting Kink (FUK) is a female dominant group, membership is open to all gender orientations. This group is for female identified Dominants, switches and submissives. Those who identify as male must be submissive. Sanctuary LAX Studios, 10914 South La Cienega Blvd., Lennox, CA 90304. https://www.facebook.com/events/777497145794473/ and/or http://2a7.3db.myftpupload.com/m/



Leather People Building A Better World

By Robert O'Dell

Leather List and LeatherList.org - the next step in Leather’s nearly 40 years of charitable fundraising in Leather service. Contribute directly and securely online to help Leather people and culture. Discover and support local and national nonprofits in Health and Medicine, LGBTQ Support, National Leather Institutions, Radical/Sex Positive Life and Relationship Freedom. Leather List also helps Leather clubs and organizations develop Leather Service To Communities, a new model that honors Leather’s past, present and future. Take a look at this new concept in raising funds for Leather community needs. To donate to The Leather Journal check out https://leatherlist.org/contribute/leather-list-national/ and to see the home page go to https://leatherlist.org/



Trivia Question of the Week

Which titleholder is famous for their "Titleholders Make The Best Hamburger" presentation at a Leather Leadership Conference?

1. Gabrielle Antolovich.

2. Andrew Love.

3. David Kloss.

4. Guy Baldwin.

5. Jill Carter.

Answer next week when a new question is asked.

Last week's Question answered - In 1995, Amy Marie Meek took over production of International Ms Leather, in which city was her first IMsL contest held? Chicago.



Timeline of Pup Play

Timeline of Pup Play is a web site with tons of puppy history. When going to the site you will see a timeline for 2011 to the present. Yes, there is a lot of puppy history prior to that. Not to be alarmed - scroll down and you will see 2001-2010. There is more than that, you will discover. The Go-to website for all things pup play, from the basics for newcomers to advice and opinions to inspire those with serious ambition. This is not meant to be taken literally or as a rule-book. This is designed to inspire pups to be the pups they want to become and to find resources. We try our best to gather information and experiences from across the community and compile them into one place so the content is not biased to one persons experiences but to have content made by the entire community to inspire those who are curious and those who are also long time veterans to animal role-play/ https://www.pupplay.info/2018/02/18/timeline-of-pup-play-milestones-2010-2019/9/



LDG Presents - The Art of Fisting—a Live Show

The San Francisco Leathermen's Discussion Group will present The Art of Fisting—a Live Show on Wednesday, July 25 at 7:30 PM at SF Catalyst, 1060 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. Fisting superstar/Raven's Porn Award winner HungerFF and newcomer Logan Hawk are going to take it like the champion pigs they are for your viewing pleasure. No commentary, no instructions, just hot handball action. https://www.facebook.com/events/888348714700522/



Valley Pride Street Festival hosted by Bullet Bar

The Valley Pride Street Festival will be hosted by Bullet Bar on Sunday, August 12 at 11 AM - 8 PM. The ‘block party style’ location for VPSF is on Burbank Blvd. between Cahuenga Blvd. and Strohm Street. Come ready to celebrate anything that gives you pride in who you are and what you believe in. We want you to bring that energy and share it with everyone around. Food, vendors, clubs and one big party in The Valley. Bullet Bar, 10522 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601. https://www.facebook.com/thebulletbar/


Private Garden Party

Private Garden Party will be hosted by The Baldwin Gentlemen and Tom of Finland Foundation on Saturday, July 21 at 1 PM at the Tom of Finland Foundation, 1421 Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90026. The Private Garden Party is offering an open bar, a special tour of the homoerotic artwork of Tom of Finland, and a live erotic art performance. http://www.thebaldwingentlemen.com



Join the NCSF

Please join our coalition and support our work! Please tell us your story! NCSF's Narrative Project is collecting your stories about being outed or discriminated against as well as consent violations you'd like to tell us about. The NCSF's American Law Institute project is fighting to make consent a defense to BDSM and to give anonymity for victims of assault in a BDSM context. Plus, the NCSF provides resources and referrals to kink aware professionals on request on a daily basis through our Incident Reporting and Response program. We are fighting for your rights! Why don't you join us now? https://nationalcoalitionforsexualfreedom.wildapricot.org/


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. Recently, 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



Rocky Mountain Leather Alliance education

The Rocky Mountain Leather Alliance holds educational classes on the second Saturday of each month in Denver, CO. The July 14 and August 11 begin at 2 PM. The RMLA advocates for an alliance of the regional Leather, kink, fetish, and BDSM communities thru outreach, social, and educational events. King Center, Auraria Campus, King Center room 201 in Denver, CO. http://www.rmlalliance.com/



ONYX SoCal-Southwest

ONYX is an organization that supports ethnic and racial diversity in the gay Leather community. For over 22 years, the organization has been the bridge between Leather men of color and the broader Leather community. This past weekend ONYX Southwest presented Perversion at Eagle LA in Los Angeles, CA. https://www.onyxsw.com/ and national http://www.onyxmen.com


Lost Puppy - Fourth Anniversary

Green Mirror Entertainment presents Lost Puppy - Ruff, an event for puppies, handlers, boys and Daddies who like it Ruff on Friday, July 20 at 9 PM. The first official LA Puppy Party is back to celebrate its Fourth Anniversary and to celebrate all those who get turned on by being a puppy, handler, boy and daddy. Lost Puppy - Ruff will feature a pup mosh pit, go-go pups, drink specials and more. Come get lost with us again, see you what you find and get Ruff. $6 cover. Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029. https://www.facebook.com/events/2034416283437388/8/



Master/slave Conference XV dedicated to slave david stein

The Master/slave Conference 2018 will be dedicated to the memory of the late slave david stein, an icon in our community for several decades, who passed away on October 11, 2017 at age 69.The hotel is a new venue, the Westin Tysons Corner Hotel. The hotel is not exclusive but most of the meeting space is, and we have 15,000 square feet of meeting space. The dates are August 30 - September 3. We have been able to negotiate free parking and Wi-Fi. The rate for both King rooms and Double rooms is only $99 per night. The fare is good for three days before and after the event Join us at MsC 2018 - our 15th Anniversary online registration is already open. To book your hotel room, visit http://masterslaveconference.org/home/e/


Thunder in the Mountains

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, with an outstanding line-up of presenters and classes and, our 50,000 square-foot dungeon, and puppy mosh pit and pony track, this promises to be the best party so far. Some of the big-name presenters are Laura Antoniou, Master Skip Chasey, Mark Frazier, Midori, Lee Harrington, Peter Fiske and Glenda Rider. Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center 15500 East 40th Avenue, Denver, CO 80239. Details at http://www.thunderinthemountains.com



Mr. Regiment 2019 Leather

The Regiment of the Black and Tans present Mr. Regiment 2019 Leather, November 16-17 at Eagle LA. Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029. A full weekend of activities is planned. The winner will compete at Mr. Los Angeles Leather next March. Several Mr. Regiment titleholders have gone on to win Mr. LA Leather. https://www.facebook.com/regiment.bt/t/



Leathermen of Switzerland Regulars’ Table

The Leathermen of Switzerland meet for the first regulars’ table in Zurich in the Huusma on July 28 at 7:30 PM. The event is meant for all members, prospects and their friends. Lets debate, tattle and also revisit the last Swiss Pride events – but first and foremost: wear our Leather with pride. Of course, the committed Huusma team will diligently serve drinks and tasty bites. Afterwards we will head for the Zurich nightlife. https://leathermen.ch/en/events/2018-07-28-leather-social-zurich/



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Polyamory discussion at San Diego's Leather Realm.



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A playful International Puppy 2019 Pup Havok Zak Rittenhouse.


Little Scouts during San Diego Pride weekend.