By Apolonio “Apple” E. Munoz III
LA Leather Pride is right around the corner and the LALC (Los Angeles Leather Coalition) will present Bound For LA Leather, a post-holiday mixer/gear swap meet, on Sunday, January 24 at the Tom of Finland Foundation in the Echo Park District of los angeles, beginning at 3 PM.
Bound For LA Leather will be hosted by Sister Mariposa Patriota of the LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
The Tom of Finland Foundation is located at 421 Laveta Terrace, los angeles, CA 90026.
Bound For LA Leather will include a post-holiday mixer, LA Leather Pride meet and greet, Gear swap meet, live entertainment, a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres.
Costs are $10 general admission or $20 VIP admission, $5 convenience fee at the door. LA 30 members get in as a perk for LA 30 membership.
The los angeles Leather Coalition is currently accepting contributions and volunteers for Bound For LA Leather as well as LA Leather Pride. Contact them at for more details.
For more information visit http://www.lalc.info and ask how you can become an annual supporting member of the LA 30 so you can receive some of the perks of being a member of this special supporting benefactor group.
The first Ms Bullet Leather title went to Tuesday Niles on Saturday night, December 19 in a bar packed to the rafters. Cyn Duby was the runner-up.
Ms Sanctuary Leather 2015 Moon O'Neal was the emcee.
The judging panel included International Mr. Leather 2015 Patrick Smith, Mr. Bullet Leather 2015 Esteban Bartolo, So Cal Leatherwoman 2015 slave bren, Sandy "Mama" Reinhardt and So Cal Bootblack.
The LA Sisters of Perpetual performed a blessing.
Several people were pinned into Mama's Family including Bullet Bar owner Michael Lara, Mr. West Coast Olympus Leather 2014 Dave Faunce, Manual Ramirez and Master George.
Tuesday Niles will compete in the Ms Los Angles Leather contest this month along with Ms Sanctuary Leather 2016 Scarlett Sin.
A meet and greet was held on Friday night at the Bullet Bar and a victory barbecue at the same place on Sunday afternoon. All of the events during Ms Bullet Leather 2016 were well-attended and there was plenty of support from the men's Leather community. Leatherfolk from San Diego made the trip.
For more information on the Bullet Bar and its events see http://www.bulletbarla.com
By boy John Schmitt
The 2016 Great Lakes Olympus Leather and Great Lakes Power Exchange Contests were held November 7 at the 501 Eagle in Indianapolis, IN where Rhea became Ms Great Lakes Olympus Leather 2016, and Kevin and kate were chosen to be Mr. and Ms Great Lakes Power Exchange 2016.
Contest Producer boy John announced the Mactep accepted the title of Mr. Great Lakes Olympus 2016.
The judges were MS Great Lakes Olympus Leather Ms Tammy, 2015 Great Lakes Power Exchange Niki, Great Lakes Leather Sir 2013 Sir Papa Behr and owner of Abraided Leather Shane, artist and contestant handler Andi, Scarlett O'Hairy from the Bag Ladies, Indiana Leather Sir 2013 and past Indiana Leather Boy Brent.
The emcees were 2015 Power Exchange Sir Travis, 2015 Mr. Great Lakes Olympus Leather Mactep and Tri State Pup 2015 Pup Spaz.
By Paul E. Hines
The weekend of March 4-6 is the Conductors LL of Nashville TN’s 34th Leather run, Track XXXIV. A member club of the Mid America Conference of Clubs we will be hosting Leather men and women from all over the United States for a fun filled weekend of Leather, Fetish and Brotherhood. The run theme this year is Under A Big Top.
The weekend begins with Registration at 3 PM on Friday March 4 PM and the Start of Cocktail parties at 5 PM with 10-15 cocktail parties planned over the weekend. All food and drinks are included in the price of the Run (except any drinks during our bar crawls).
Transportation is provided for any events outside the host hotel. Our Final Farewell is Sunday, March 6 starting at 2 PM and every moment between opening and closing is planned with entertainment and brotherhood.
A few of the events to look forward to during the Track XXXIV: Under A Big Top run include Freak and Fetish event at Trax, hosted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, MACC Fall meeting for all member clubs of Mid-America Conference of Clubs, the Conductors Run show (A show unlike any other), featuring Conductors LL club brothers and associates in ways you always/never wanted to see, Formal Dinner (Club Uniforms and Colors), games, bar crawls, Mr. Friendly, after hours with demonstrations/teaching and playroom time, awards along with cocktail parties hosted by clubs, bars and members.
Detail plans for the run and registration is now online at http://www.conductors.net
The Track XXXIV host hotel is the Clarion and phone numbers and information on getting our Run rate is posted on our website. Our Track XXXIV: Under A Big Top rate is only available though the beginning of February so book early.
There is a whole spring and summer ahead with club runs all over North America. Track XXXIV: Under A Big Top is one of the first. Some have been going for more than 50 years such as the Run to Badger Flat hosted by the Satyrs Motorcycle Club in California over Labor Day Weekend in September. Between the beginning of March and September there will be nay a weekend without at least one Leather/Levi, BDSM club or motorcycle club run from which to chose.