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Mid-Atlantic Leather - 50th Anniversary of Centaur MC

By Rodney Burger

The new Mr. Mid Atlantic Leather is David Adam Spivey who won his title at the host Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill on Sunday afternoon, January 19 and the opportunity to compete at International Mr. Leather in May. He was chosen best of seven men competing. David is Mr. Pittsburgh Leather. The double barrel shot of one of the best produced Leather contests on the circuit was joined by the always-awesome Leather Cocktails on Saturday night, January 18. Mid Atlantic Leather is produced by the Centaur Motorcycle Club which celebrated its 50th year as a club. First runner-up was Mr. NC Triangle Leather 2019 Pupper Skinzy and second runner-up was Mr. Mayhem Leather 2019 Pup Lucky. Of course, Frank Nowicki was the emcee. Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend also included the MAUL bash, ONYX Cocktail Party and Gear Show, Highwaymen TNT Impact Sauvage, classes on BD/SM presented by SigMa, Super Heroes Meet Up, Puppy Park XII, events at the DC Eagle and Green Lantern, announcement of IML 2020 judges, SigMa Demonstations - several of them throughout the weekend, bootblacks available all weekend with 50-percent of proceeds going to the Mr. Mid Atlantic Leather travel fund, Sunday brunch, a huge vendor fair with 35 exhibitors, and Sunday night closing Reaction Dance at the 9:30 Club.







Mid Atlantic Leather - The contest

By Rodney Burger

Mr. Pittsburgh Leather Fetish 2019 Emerson Aniceto took home the title of Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2019 at the annual Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend (MAL) held on January 18th – 20th at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Mr. NC Triangle Leather 2018 Sir Brad was first-runner up and David Gerard, who was first runner-up at the Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2018 contest placed second runner-up. Also competing were Mr. Connecticut Leather 2019 Mr. Sperry, Mr. Mayhem Leather 2018 Pup Baxter, and first runner-up to Mr. Maryland Leather 2019 Raven. The Centaur Motorcycle Club's Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend's Leather Cocktails held on Saturday night is the kingpin of XXX. Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 1993 Frank Nowicki emceed Saturday night's Leather Cocktails and the contest on Sunday. MAL concluded on Sunday evening with a dance at the 9:30 Club featuring music by Tedd Patterson and Manny Ward.




West Coast Rubber - Rubber New Year

Thanks to all the awesome rubberists, about 30 of them, who came out and helped kick start the new West Coast Rubber at Rubber New Year on Sunday afternoon, January 6 in Los Angeles, CA. Much thanks to our generous host Jon Wright, the unexpected fundraising by Alan Gamrican, Los Angeles Rubber Company, Spunk Lube, our volunteers Esteban Bartholo and John Carreon, and Dusti Cunningham for the photography, some of which will be at the bottom of this Hump Day as well as above. The Mr. West Coast Rubber contest weekend will be April 12-14 at Eagle 562 in Long Beach, CA.




Dave Rhodes turns 70

Dave Rhodes turned 70 years old on December 20. Dr. Larry and his husband, William, threw a huge LA Dodgers-themed birthday party for me on Saturday night, December 22 with 76 Leatherfolk attending. There was a great outpouring of love and I thank everyone who was part of it. A couple more photos appear near the bottom of this page.



Southwest Leather Conference feels the woo in Phoenix
Southwest Leather Conference was held January 19-21 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Phoenix, AZ with almost 500 kinksters in attendance for the the three-day conference that was highlighted by the Dance of Souls hook pull ritual on Sunday afternoon and a brunch keynote address by Mark Frazier. The Southwest Master, slave and Bootblack contest results appears in another article. The weekend saw workshops, dinners, play parties and a terrific hospitality suite centered on kink-spirituality. For more go to http://www.southwestleather.org/

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