By Steven Carlisle
BOUND, the 17th edition of Los Angeles Leather Pride, March 27 – April 3 has the Mr. los angeles Leather 2016 contest as its main event.
The judges will be International Mr. Leather, Mr. LA Leather and Eagle LA Mr. Leather 2015 Patrick Smith, Mr. Sister Leather 2001 Robert E. Blackmon, Folsom Street East president David Stringer Hughes, Maximus Cigar Man of the Year Master Kevin, Eagle LA Mr. Leather 2009 Jasun Mark, Mr. Leather Ireland 2015 Kevin Murphy: Mr. Leather Ireland 2015, 1st Runner Up IML 2015, Eric Pruitt also known as Sister Candy Cide and Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2015 Clifton Tatum.
Full Bios for each judge are located at https://losangelesleatherpride.com/judges
The 17th Annual Mr. LA Leather Contest will be at Club 333 on Saturday, April 2 and will be followed by LEGION Victory Dance.
There will be two full weekends of events including Assembly uniform party, play parties, a meet and greet, a VIP reception at the Tom of Finland Foundation and a Sunday party in the Faultline parking lot.
On Sunday, April 3 the Off Sunset Festival will close out LA Leather Pride week.
Tickets are on sale now with weekend packages starting as low as $70. https://losangelesleatherpride.com/tickets
By Insatiable Amazon
With a heavy heart, mind, soul and spirit Southeast Olympus would like to inform the community the passing of Mr. Southeast Olympus 2014 Master Sergeant Heinz.
He represented his title year with honor, dignity, sincerity, and integrity. He shared his knowledge, experience and passion for the lifestyle Leather community, the young and old alike.
I must say he did everything his producer asked him to do during his title year with that grin and twinkle in his eye.
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