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Dave Rhodes

Dave Rhodes

 

 

TOM’s Bar - Daddy’s Day 30th Anniversary

The Tom of Finland Foundation’s TOM’s Bar - Daddy’s Day 30th Anniversary Gathering at Avalon Hollywood Nightclub on June 18 brought several hundred of Southern California's hottest and exhibitionist Leatherfolk and kinksters. There were

Dave Rhodes' Hump Day June 22, 2023

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Pride across the globe

Here is a gallery of photos from Fresno, California all the way to Norway. There was more than one Pride parade and festival in Los Angeles. While most of the big boys will be held the fourth weekend of June, the same weekend of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion, many, including Chicago, Baltimore and Albuquerque, held their pride events earlier so their communities could attend the half-a-million people strong events.

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IML 2023 is Marcus Barela

The International Mr. Leather 2023 Contest saw Mr. Eagle LA Leather Marcus Barela best 53 other men at the Auditorium in Chicago, IL on Sunday night, May 28. First runner-up was Christopher Gonzalez and second runner-up was Matthew Moody. Read the full story and 115 photo gallery at

https://theleatherjournal.com/news/iml-2023-is-marcus-barela

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Marcus Bareala may have been the last contestant at number 54, but he was first when his name was announced as the winner of the International Mr. Leather 2023, or IML 45, title on Sunday night, May 28 at the popular and convenient Auditorium on Sunday night, May 28. Marcus entered as Mr. Eagle LA Leather and was full of excitement and energy as he jumped around on stage. Before him were first runner-up Chris Gonzalez and second runner-up Matthew Moody. After a brief photo session on stage, the winning trio was whisked off

 

Austin Kink Weekend

Austin Kink Weekend is growing rapidly. During its second year of existence, 600 tickets of the 700 weekend passes sold two months in advance. Approximately 1,000 kinksters attended. Austin Kink Weekend was held April 22-23 in the capital of Texas

 

 

The Leather Journal's IML 2023 Contestants Preview

Welcome to The Leather Journal's International Mr. Leather 2023, or IML 45 Class, Contestants Preview. We are happy to say that we received biographies and photos of all the 54 men who will be competing this year. That is 54 of 54 or a perfect game and is the first time we did this. Every year we had at least four missing and the norm was five or six. The contestants’ order of appearance

 

 

CLAW 2023 Rocks Cleveland

CLAW 22 (Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend), which was held at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, OH the weekend of April 6-9 passed the $1,000,000 funds total raised at all CLAW events over the years. The Renaissance has a lot of history as it was built in 1820 with many names, reconstruction, having survived two fires and refitting for electricity. That electricity

Smokeout Las Vegas

April 19, 2023

 

 

Spring of 2023 has been as wet and cold as winter was and who would know the difference. Those who could made it to Las Vegas' Tuscany Suites and Casino for a weekend in the sun, cigars, swimming pools great food aplenty and big casino shows, and for some, a motorcycle day ride.

 

Release! LA Leather Pride 2023

LA Leather Pride - Release! was held March 19-26 at several venues all over Los Angeles. The main event was the Mr. LA Leather 2023 contest on Saturday night, March 25 at the Catwalk Club in Downtown LA where Colin MacDougall was best of six men competing. First Runner-up was

 

 

 

LA Leather Pride - Release!

LA Leather Pride - Release! was held March 19-26 at several venues all over Los Angeles. The main event was the Mr. LA Leather 2023 contest on Saturday night, March 25 at the Catwalk in DownTown LA where Colin MacDougall was best of five men competing. First Runner-up was Mr. Bullet Leather Justin The Stork Hauser and Second Runner-up was Mr. Cochando Leather Yair Lopez. Carlos Zavala received the Bob Tomasino Brotherhood Award. Jeremy Ronceros excelled as the emcee LA Leather Bear Carlos Zavala received the Brotherhood Award. Jeremy Ronceros excelled as the emcee.

 

 

Dr. Larry's 75th Birthday Bash

By Dave Rhodes

91 Leatherfolk descended upon the Dr. Lawrence and William Burden household in Rancho Mirage near Palm Springs, CA on Saturday night, March 18 to celebrate Dr. Larry's 75th Birthday. A museum-quality gallery of photos, awards and honorifics, Leather items and memorabilia was organized and presented on walls and tables in their home. The throng was treated to a deli buffet catered by Sherman's Deli of Palm Springs. The night started with a blessing by Sister Glitterati James Quiroga.

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