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We are Leather Women

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Documenting Leather History is not an easy endeavor. Over the last 24 months, traveling on a shoe string budget, C. Creane has been slowly, but surely, documenting women throughout the Leather Community. One-at-a time, falling in love with each participant's personal story. She takes her time getting to know each Leather Woman through her camera lens. Fully engaged in her project, she still continues to forge ahead:

We are Leather Women. A Photographic Documentary of Leather Women.

Past International titleholder Angela Albert Passes

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Ms Olympus Leather 2007 Angela Albert WebAngela Albert who held the International Ms Olympus Leather 2007 title passed away on February 10, 2014.

Angela Lesley Albert lived in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She was born in Scotland and moved to Canada at the age of 13 and was 54 years old when she died.

Condolences were passed around quickly following Angela's passing on social media. The cause of death was cancer. One friend noted that Angela had told him about her condition in November 201

Angela considered herself "an outspoken activist." She was involved with the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign that raises funds for the United Way.

More details will come once we have them.

Take the NCSF Consent Violations Survey

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NCSF 225Take this survey even if you’ve never had a consent violation. The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) wants to know what are your power exchange and sexual identities. Are you “out” about being kinky? How often do you go to BDSM groups and online communities?

The NCSF will use these results to help perform its advocacy, such as helping law enforcement, prosecutors and health care professionals understand the experiences of kinky people and provide better quality service.

This survey is anonymous and your privacy is guaranteed by Survey Monkey, a secured survey hosting website. The NCSF does not have access to any identifying information about the participants.

SF's Bay Area Reporter announces new Leather columnist

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New Bay Area Reporter Leather Columnist Race Bannon RHSPhotography WebProminent San Francisco Leather community activist Race Bannon will begin writing a new leather column for the Bay Area Reporter, the nation’s longest continually published LGBT newspaper, on January 23, 2014.

Bannon’s first column, penned while attending the annual Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend in Washington, DC, continues the traditions started by the preeminent gay news weekly.

In his first column, Bannon wrote:

“San Francisco and the overall Bay Area has one of the most vibrant leather and kink scenes in the United States and indeed the world. Yes, it’s changed and morphed as various factors have influenced how LGBT kinky folk live and express their alternative erotic identities and sexualities. But the scene is still rather awesome here, and I’m comfortable saying it’s in pretty good shape nationally as well.

“Thus all the more reason I am honored to have been asked to carry on the legacy of the original writer of this column, Mr. Marcus (Marcus Hernandez), who established the Bay Area Reporter’s leather column as one of the preeminent leather news and information sources in the world. Upon Mr. Marcus’ passing, Scott Brogan took over this column and truly did justice to Mr. Marcus’ memory. I promise to always try to live up to both men’s history as I embark on being the caretaker of this important piece of journalistic real estate.”

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