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Dave Rhodes

Dave Rhodes

 

LGBTQ Leather at Pride World Wide

This is the summer where the world came out from shelter as they felt safe enough from COVID-19 that they could do so. To be sure, the virus has not thrown up the white flag and it doesn't look like it ever will; and many are still cautious because it "ain't over yet."

 

Southland Honors returns

The Southland Honors were back after a two-year hiatus and were presented by the Los Angeles Leather Coalition at MCC United Church of Christ in The Valley in North Hollywood, CA on Saturday, August 6 with about 40 Leatherfolk in attendance. Mr. LA Leather 2022 Angel Rincon was the emcee.

 

 

 

Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2022 Duke interview

By Rodney Burger. Photos by Todd Davidson including main photo, Todd Wolfstryker, Rodney Burger, Dave Rhodes, John O'Brien, Facebook.

On January 15th, I sat across the judge’s table and interviewed Mr. Mayhem Leather 2021 Duke as he competed for the title of Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2022. Although clearly nervous, he opened up and answered the wide variety of questions tossed at him by the distinguished panel of judges. On February 5th I interviewed Duke again after he captured the MAL 2022 title on January 16th. Dressed all in black with his signature black cowboy hat, he was beaming, confident, and relaxed. With his sites on the International Mr. Leather 2022 Contest in May, this cowboy was clearly ready for the ride.

 

 

Southern California Leather Gathering

The Southern California Leather Gathering was held on Saturday, June 18 at the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area in South El Monte, CA with about 75 guests.

The Southern California Leather Gathering was emceed by Mr. LA Leather 2022 Angel Rincon and Mr. LA Leather 2022 second Runner-up Romyn LeMuerte. Attendees participated in dildo distance tossing, water balloon pair toss, and the renowned SCLG human scavenger hunt.

 

 

 

 

Tom of Finland Foundation is back with the biggest TOM’s Bar in history

Tom of Finland Foundation produced the biggest TOM’s Bar in history on Sunday, June 19 at the Avalon & Bardot in the dead center of Hollywood, CA - at Hollywood and Vine - across the street from Capital Records and James Dean's star on the Walk of Fame only a few feet from the entrance.

 

 

Tom of Finland Foundation is back with the biggest TOM’s Bar in history

TOM’s Bar will be the Foundation’s 29th Annual commemoration of the artist Tom of Finland, his life and legacy on Saturday, June 18, 4-8 PM.

“Tom asked me not to have a funeral but to have a party – like a scene from his artwork – people coming together and having a hell of a good time. We created a celebration – the first ‘TOM’s Bar’ in 1992 – which has become a Tom of Finland Foundation annual event honoring Tom.” -Durk Dehner, president and co-founder, ToFF.

 

 

 

Off Sunset Festival draws huge crowd

The Off Sunset Festival, held in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, June 5 in perfect weather, was back from a two-year hiatus with a bang. The huge street festival was held at Santa Monica Blvd. at Hoover and Myra next to Eagle LA which saw long lines of Leatherfolk waiting to get in. It seems every type of kinkster was there.

 

 


 

IML 44 Class and IMBB 30 Class

 

IML and IMBB 2022

Gael Leung Chong Wo was named International Mr. Leather 2022 and Alistair Leather Hiraeth was chosen to be International Mr. Bootblack 2022 at the Arie Crown Theater at McCormick Place on Sunday night, May 29. For the full schedule and registration options go to the IML IMBB web site. Note - there have been some changes, so it might worth it to take a look.

http://www.imrl.com

 

 

 

Both winners were truly international

Mr. Leather Belgium 2020-21 Gael Leung Chong Wo was tops among 60 men vying for International Mr. Leather 2022 and Alistair Leather Hiraeth bested two others to become International Mr. Bootblack 2022 at the Arie Crown Theatre in McCormick Place along Lake Michigan in Chicago, IL on Sunday night, May 29.

 

The Leather Journal's IML IMBB 2022 Contestants Preview

It has been a long time waiting, but the day is coming when a new International Mr. Leather and International Mr. Bootblack will be sashed, and that will be on Sunday night, May 29 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. The link below will take you to The Leather Journal's annual IML and IMBB Preview of contestants.

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