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Dave Rhodes

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CLAW shines in California debut

CLAW 2021, held November 24-28 at the Westin Bonaventure in Down Town Los Angeles, has come and gone and plans for next year are already under way with a new name, The Leather Getaway. The huge space with events going on at the same time in the lower convention rooms and suites and halls on the top section of the world-class piece of architecture made it difficult for attendees to get an idea of just how many Leatherfolk were there.

 

 

By Richard Villani, photos by Benno Sebastian and Dave Rhodes

On the weekend of December 3–5, the Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) presented the 26th Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival — Tom of Finland 101: Raw Anatomy. An estimated 1,400 people attended. This was the first year the Tom of Finland Art and Culture Festival was held at at Second Home and the first in-person Festival they have hosted in two years.

CLAW 2021 in Los Angeles

December 08, 2021

 

 

 

CLAW 2021 held November 24-28 at the Westin Bonaventure in Down Town Los Angeles has come and gone. The huge space with events going on at the same time in the lower convention rooms and suites and halls on the top section of the world-class piece of architecture made it difficult for attendees to get an idea of just how many Leatherfolk were there. CLAW producers did let The Leather Journal know there were over 400 volunteers

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Los Angeles Pup is Pup Kieran Hound

The Los Angeles Pup Pride Festival was held October 22-24 with Pup Kieran Hound winning the LA Pup Contest in front of about 100 enthusiastic spectators at MCC in the Valley in North Hollywood, CA.

The judges were Mr. San Diego Leather "Pup Starke" Jay Heimbach, LA Pup 2019 Pup Tony Bark, LA Pup 2020-2021 Pup Star ...

 

 

Palm Springs Leather Pride produced by the Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert proved once again the durability of that club which has overcome adversity so many times, this one being a return after a year down due the the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

Mates Leather Weekend raises record sum

By Richard Conley

375 Leatherfolk were on hand for the 24th Mates Leather Weekend in Provincetown, MA the weekend of September 30 - October 4 and by all accounts had a great time. The event raised a record $6,440 for the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, bringing the total to date over - Continues

 

 

 

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Mates Leather Weekend raises record sum

By Richard Conley

375 Leatherfolk were on hand for the 24th Mates Leather Weekend in Provincetown, MA the weekend of September 30 - October 4 and by all accounts had a great time. The event raised a record $6,440 for the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, bringing the total to date over $78,000. In addition, 26 men took part in ASGCC’s Free Health Screening throughout the weekend.

 

 

Race Bannon honored by Palm Springs Pride

Greater Palm Springs Pride announced the recipients of its 2021 Palm Springs Pride Honors Awards. The prestigious awards honor individuals for their work advancing the causes of LGBTQ individuals and their allies.

Leather culture legend Race Bannon is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award. Race has elevated awareness of the - Coninues

Smokeout Las Vegas

September 22, 2021

 

 

 

 

Several hundred cigarmen and their friends descended upon the Tuscany Suites in Las Vegas, NV the weekend of August 25-30, hoping to have a blast at a new hotel and in the August heat Due to COVID-19 the date was changed from early April.

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