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Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, October 17, 2018

By October 18, 2018




Mates Leather Weekend XXII

By Rick Conley

Fan-freakin-Tastic! The 22nd Annual Mates Leather Weekend has come to an end and the first results are in: 500-plus Leatherfolk were in attendance and $5,252 raised for AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod. Mr. First Mate 2018 is Dominic Donahue from Chelsea in New York, NY. The judges were First Mate 2016 and Mr. New England Leather 2017 Russell Sweeney, Mr. Providence Eagle 2018 Jesse Rosenburg and Mr. New England Leather 2018 Robert Birch. Mates Leather Weekend has raised over $66,000 for the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod since fundraising efforts began in 2002. Next is Snowbound in February. Click the mates link to find out more.





Tom of Finland Art and Culture Festival

The Tom of Finland Art and Culture Festival XXIII was held at the Tom of Finland House October 6-7 in Los Angeles, CA with about 750 attending various weekend events. The Festival celebrated the release of the book, My Gay Eye, focused on the purposeful commitment of collecting art, Art Fair, Live Drawing Sessions, Readings, Film Screening, Live Art Auction raised over $3,500 for the Foundation and an Awards Presentation. Awards went to Hector Silva – Artist Hall of Fame, Sheree Rose – Lifetime Achievement Award, Ron Athey – Cultural Icon and Slava Mogutin – Achievement Award.




Mr. Connecticut Leather

By Mr. Connecticut Leather 2017 Scooby and photo by Jim Maciel

The Mr. Connecticut Leather contest was won by Mr. Sperry on September 8 at 16 York Street Café in New Haven, CT. The weekend started as a step aside celebration for the 2018 title holder, Pup Data. Mr. Connecticut Leather was emceed by Sir Robert Chandler. The judges were Mr. Connecticut Leather 2018 Pup Data, Ms NJ Leather 2017 Velvet Storm, Mr MAL 2018 Gerard Turner, Mr TCL Pup Buster, Mr. ASLSir 2018 George Hicks, ISCofallCT past Emperor Trevor Reynolds and True Colors director Robin McHalen. Connecticut Leather included bar nights, BDSM classes, a cigar social, and entertainment by the ISCofallCT. The Jason Scott Community Spirit Award was presented to Jim Maciel.




Buck’s Motorcycle Club - Santa Saturday

The 45th annual Santa Saturday will be held again at the Paradise, in Asbury Park, NJ on November 24. As in prior years, this year’s Santa Saturday will be a combination of an auction of donated items, entertainment by performers associated with the Bucks and the Paradise; service awards for worthy individuals; photos with the Bucks’ bear Santa Claus; a Leather shop; a 50-50 raffle; and refreshments and drinks. Santa Saturday originated in New Hope, Pennsylvania and is the the oldest and largest East Coast Leather charity event. The Buck’s Motorcycle Club has been hosting this charitable event for 40 years.




International Geared Up Pup - Atlanta Pride

International Geared Up Pup at the Atlanta Pride Parade, October 14, 2018. From Left to Right: Rubrr Rubrrpup, Hunter Draufganger, International Geared Up Pup 2018 Kabous Pup.


Touche' - monthly Ripe Party

The fourth Saturday is Touche's monthly Ripe Party, a night to get down, sweaty and dirty. First they turn the lights down low, way down low. DJ Harry T will deepen the beats with a special set to get you in a ripe mood. Then they unleash their hot go-go dudes on the stages to entertain. Touche' even offer free clothing check so one can get all nice and ripe, too. Are you game for a wild time. Ripe Party is on October 27 and November 24 starting at XXX. Touche', 6412 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60626.




Los Angeles Leather Pride - Big Queen Bingo

Los Angeles Leather Pride will present Big Queen Bingo at Hamburger Mary's Ontario on Thursday, October 18 at 7 PM. They did this in January and it was a blast. Be sure to call Hamburger Mary's Ontario at (909) 632-7775 to make a reservation for your party to make sure you get seating. We need to show 20 or more reserved seats to keep our event listing with Mary's. Show some love and drive to the Inland Empire for some good fun. Hamburger Mary's Ontario, 3550 Porsche Way, Ontario, CA 91764.



Iowa Leather Weekend XXX

10 men and women vied for four Iowa Leather titles at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott in Des Moines, Iowa the weeeknd of October 12-14 with the winners being Ms Iowa Leather Jinx, Mr. Iowa Leather Jason Ranschau, Mr. Iowa Bear 2019 Zach Gillette and Iowa Puppy Pup Yukie. Iowa Leather Weekend's 30th Anniversary included vendors, classes and workshops, socials and Bearracuda party. The Imperial Court Of Iowa held an Anita Bryant Pie Day fundraiser for One Iowa which was a blast.





Palm Springs Leather Pride - Next week

The Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert's Palm Springs Leather Pride: Renegade will be held October 25-28 - next week. Just shy of Halloween which is the Wednesday immediately after. The Parking Lot Party at the Barracks will be open Friday and Saturday and there are twice as many vendors. Palm Springs Leather Pride Chair/Media Director Randy Carmanaty said, "This past year we had a 30-percent increase in attendees over the year prior with attendees coming from 26 countries and all 50 states.






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PIGS - Leather Cruise Night

Perverted Interracial Guys and Mr. Long Beach Leather 2018 will present Leather Cruise Night at Eagle 562 in Long Beach on Saturday, November 24 at 9 PM. Sexy, geared-up Go-Go Men, Jell-O shots, and drink specials all night long. Wear your gear and save $1 off your drink. We offer the largest outdoor patio in the City of Long Beach to enjoy your cigars. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, California 90805.




International Geared Pup 2019 Contest

Photo by Christian Miles

The International Geared Pup 2019 Contest will be held on February 10. Unlike other contests currently being held in the Leather, rubber, kink, and fetish communities, International Geared Up Pup is held entirely online. There is no physical venue, which means that there are no travel limitations or expensive run packages to purchase. Any pup, worldwide, is truly capable of entering and participating in the contest. There were 10 contestants last year. The inaugural International Geared Pup titleholder is Alpha Pup Ashtray Boner Kain of Studio City, CA.



Nastykinkpigs - Macho Play Ground

Macho Party and Nastykinkpigs host Macho Play Ground on Saturday, October 27 at the Threshold Clubhouse in North Hollywood. Go to their Facebook page for starting times and other parties in San Bernardino. Heroes get in free with ID (Military, Police, Firemen). Free clothes check/snacks/drinks. $20, 18 and older. Two-for-one in the first hour of the party. Threshold LA, 11300 Hartland Street, North Hollywood, California 91605.




Ottawa Knights - Mr. Leather Ottawa

This year, CCOL will be hosting a series of workshops as part of the Mr. Leather Ottawa and Mr Boot Black Ottawa weekend being held November 16-18. Presenters include International MX Olympus Leather 2018 Raven Darknights as well as M. Cuir Montréal 2018 Ophidius Hunkaar, Mme. Cuir Montréal 2018 Nastya, Mr. Central Canada Olympus Leather 2017 Bo Chi Huang, Mr. Central Canada Olympus Leather 2013 Jean Taillefer, Mr. Central Canada Olympus Leather 2012 Jean Plamondon and Ms Central Canada Olympus Leather 2012 Martine L. Chu will also be presenting. Mr. Leather Ottawa Andre Cyr will pass his title to the next man who will represent Ottawa at International Mr. Leather in May.




Avatar - Kinky Halloween Bash

Avatar Club Los Angeles presents Skulls and Skin - Kinky Halloween Bash at Eagle LA on Saturday, October 20 at 9 PM. Always the most fun Avatar event of the year. Butt painting on the cutest live guys. $100 cash prizes for best painted butt and best butt painter. Flogging and spanking demos by Avatar experts. Paint for butt painting provided, BYOB (Bring Your Own Butt). The next Avatar public monthly program is on Wednesday, October 24 at 8:30 PM and the topic is Mummification: The Mummy Returns at MCC in the Valley, 5730 Cahuenga Blvd., North Hollywood, CA.





Leather Reign XII

Leather Reign XII devotes a weekend in Bellevue, WA, November 9-11, to exploring and building healthy, fulfilling experiences in BDSM, Leather Sex, and power dynamic relationships. Leather Reign is also dramatically increasing its Service to socially vulnerable Leather people, and to strengthening Leather cultures. It's sponsoring six national and Pacific Northwest nonprofits through Leather List, a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves Leather people and cultures, and its groundbreaking site, leatherlist.org Leather Reign's sponsorships begin two months before Leather Reign weekend, and will continue for six weeks afterward, to December 31.




Panther L/L - Panther Bar Night

Panther L/L hosts their monthly bar night on fourth Saturdays at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA. The next one is on September 22 followed by October 27. We bartend in the club room to raise money for different organizations in the LGBTQ+ community. Come on out and have a drink or two with the Panthers. Big cats play hard.




Black and Tans - LA Firehouse chili cook-off

On Sunday, November 4 at 1 PM, join the men of The Regiment of Black and Tans at Eagle LA for the infamous 13th Annual Firehouse Chili Cook Off. Try our chili and meet hot men. Beer Bust, raffles, and lots of testosterone....Want to participate? E-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. Door prizes and prizes awarded to the best chili in several categories. Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90029.




Slave Scripture: A Protocol Manual for the Owner and the Owned

Authorhouse by Norman McClelland

This is different from most slave protocol manuals in that it is written by a slave (of 30 years), not a Master. Even some of the best manuals written by Masters, as might be expected, have only a limited understanding of what goes on in the mind of a slave, which is very different from what any Master may imagine. Available at Authorhouse, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.




Cigar Time

By Scot McTeir

Scott McTeir and Frank Cavallo host Cigar Time, a Cigar and Pipe Social, at Eagle 562 on Friday, November 2 at 8 PM on the first Friday of odd months with the next being on November 2 followed by January 4, 2019. Leather, Smoke, Testosterone and Cruising. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805.




Atlantic States Leather

Story and photo by Rodney Burger

Kristopher Davis – from Washington, DC, and a member of the DC boys of Leather club – was named Atlantic States Leatherboy 2019, and Ryder Tidwell from Silver Spring, Maryland, who has only been bootblacking for a year, was named Atlantic States Leather Community Bootblack 2019 during Atlantic States Leather Weekend held September 28 and 29 at Grand Central nightclub in Baltimore, MD. There were no additional contestants and no contestants for the title of Atlantic States Leather Sir 2019. The nine judges were introduced by emcee Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2006 Bob Johnson. The panel included Sir Tom Matt, boy trell waters, boy john urso, Briar Wood, Ger’ard Turner, Nina Love, Jim Coleman, Raquel Phillips and Justin B. Terry-Smith.



A Country Bear Christmas

A Country Bear Christmas will be held on Friday, November 23 at Eagle 562 at 8 PM. $6 cover, Cowboy attire saves you a buck. Featuring live performances by Sean Wolf G and the Country Bear Jamboree. Holiday spirit and silent auction. Eagle 562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, California 90805.







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DomCon: New Orleans

By Jay Moyes

DomCon: New Orleans was held October 4-7 at the Astor Crowne Plaza in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans. DomCon took over the streets of The French Quarter in New Orleans on Friday night, October 5 with a traditional Second Line Parade complete with a band and police escort. It was a celebration of the lives we've lost in our community this past year.. DomCon New Orleans offered the latest in fetish and bondage gear, classes in new BDSM techniques, discussions on community, legal, and relationship issues, and of course sizzling hot parties.




Mr. Barracks Leather

Mr. Barracks Leather 2019 is Michael Piccolo who won his title on September 22 at the Barracks in Cathedral City, CA. Friday had a meet and greet plus A Roast of Mr. Barracks 2018 Tom Schneck. Sunday closed things with a victory beer bust and celebration. Mr. Barracks Leather 2019 Michael Piccolo will compete at Mr. Palm Springs Leather next week.




Ms Atlanta Eagle 2016 Janelle DeFoor passes

By Atlanta Leather Pride

It is with great sadness that we learn that Janelle DeFoor, Princess Leigha, our Ms. Atlanta Eagle 2016, passed away Wednesday evening, October 10, 2018. Her smile was contagious and she loved sharing her joy and wonder with everyone she met. The family here at Atlanta Leather Pride sends our deepest condolences to Janelle's family during this time.



Wicked in the West

The Western Canada Power Exchange (WCPE) will present Wicked in the West in Edmonton, Alberta the weekend of November 2-4. Wicked in the West includes the WCPE and WCBB competitions, workshops focused on power exchange dynamics, and much more. Events include Race Bannon Keynote, Dinner, a Silent Auction, Meet and Greet, Opening Ceremonies, Kinky Kilted Pole Dancing, Drumming Circle, Friday and Saturday night dungeon, Hospitality Suite.



Avatar Club Los Angeles - Rubber and latex

Avatar Club Los Angeles will host its monthly educational meeting at MCC in the Valley on Wednesday, August 22 beginning at 8:30 PM. Rubber and latex cling to the skin and can make their wearer feel sexy and aroused. The tightness of the garments may be viewed as a kind of sexual bondage, and the smell is also a turn-on for some enthusiasts. Experience the feel and smell of rubber for yourself! Come dressed in your rubber. MCC United Church of Christ in the Valley, 5730 Cahuenga Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601.




Fuk University

Females Uniting Kink - Club FUK and FUK U will present FUK University Flogging and Spanking Class at Sanctuary LAX Studios on Saturday, November 3 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.





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





Albuquerque Leather Daddys

The Albuquerque Leather Daddys will hold their Leather Bear and Leather Cub Contest at Sidewinders Ranch and the Albuquerque Eagle Bar November 2-3. The judges are Jack Parton, Jacques Daniels, Jerebear, Tim Hickel and Andrew Walden-Montoya. Special guests are Dave Rhodes and Sir Jesse Segebartt. This event also occurs on Leather Daddys' Saturday Gear Night. The Daddys will be providing ASL interpreters. There will be a number of other private events for contestants, guests, and Daddys all weekend.



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.






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Desert Fetish Authority - Power Dynamics Group

The Power Dynamics Group is now meeting at 3 PM on the third Sunday of every month. Contact us at the link below for location. The Power Dynamics Group is a group of men who are engaged in or have an interest in any connection between men that involves the exchange of obedience for responsibility, as in a Master/slave, Daddy/boy, etc. The purpose of this group is to foster support, connection, understanding and growth by providing a safe accepting environment for like-minded men who feel this draw.

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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.




Rocky Mountain Leather Alliance education

The Rocky Mountain Leather Alliance holds educational classes on the second Saturday of each month in Denver, CO. The November 10 and December 8 classes 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.





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. ONYX SoCal-Southwest has monthly meetings on the third Thursday of the month at the The Village at Gould Plaza in Hollywood, CA. The next is November 15 at 8 PM.





LDG Presents - Kinky Tech

The next SFLDG presentation will be on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30 PM. Brian Bolt Donner will present Kinky Tech. Programs are every fourth Wednesday, with some exceptions. They vary from interview, to demo, to community panel discussion, and more. Attendance varies from 60-150 people. Occasionally a presenter may ask for audience participation, but its never required.




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. The winner will compete at Mr. Los Angeles Leather next March. Several Mr. Regiment titleholders have gone on to win Mr. LA Leather.




Encuerado Leather Latin Night

Encuerado Leather Latin Night, hosted by Leo Iriarte is held at the Eagle LA on the fourth Wednesday of each month with the next one on Wednesday, October 24 at 9 PM. Join in for a crazy-fun night in gear with famous deejay Rubin Sanchez bringing the most amazing collection of rock en español and rock pop available in USA. The wild and cachondos Go-Go’s from Panama, Mexico and California will make you sweat. Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029.





By Race Bannon

KinkTheVote.com is a portal to a nationwide voter registration system. Fellow Leatherfolk and kinksters, THIS is how we use our vast Leather and kink communities to help register more people to vote and energize their enthusiasm to vote. The idea is to have it at every bar night, Leather event, etc. We have stickers and a banner if you want to put it up at your event. Please help spread the word by sharing this. This is a joint project of IMsLBB Productions and The IMsL Foundation.






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