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Jeffrey Gummibärchen was chosen to be Mr. International Rubber 2016 in Chicago, IL the weekend of November 6-8. First runner-up was Ferel Jack and second runner-up was Tom. Six men competed.

The contest was emceed by Teri Yaki who has been a staple of the Chicago Boystown scene for over 10 years now.

The judges were Brian Conway, Reid Dalgeish, Steve Dupont, David Merrill, Greg Osko, Scott Turner and Mr. International Rubber 2015 Max Samauth.

The tally masters were Justin Herren and Luis Tipantasig.

Among events held during Mr. International Rubber 2016 were a vendor market, Rubber Club Summit, Recovery in Gear and Lubed Up Latex Wrestling.

Mr. International Rubber will celebrate its 20th Anniversary November 4-6 and a big bash is planned. To see the Mr. International Rubber gallery or find out more go to

http://mirubber.com

 

Published in International Leather
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 22:23

Los Angeles Puppy Pride weekend - Arroooooooo

 

 

By Matthew Mullins

The first Los Angeles Pup Contest happened in mid-November and gave los angeles its first pup titleholder since 2004. The winner, Ryan "Pup Zero" Evanshowled alongside, first runner-up Morgan Gregory (Pup Asher) and second runner-up Mark Laraway (Pup Nero), while the audience that packed the Bullet Bar roared with delight and excitement.

November 12-15, The City of Angels was given its first los angeles Puppy Pride weekend, and it was a smash hit. Puppies and handlers from all over the US, came to the inaugural four-day celebration. The first Class of los angeles Pup in order of the number draw included Thomas Wright (Pup Blu), William Carter (Pup Cosmo), Johnny Angel (Pup Jax), Ryan Evans (Pup Zero), Morgan Gregory (Pup Asher), and Mark Laraway (Pup Nero).

The judging panel had pups and handlers from all over the US, including Jefferson Tugger, Jay Heimbach, Don Mike, Justin Oliver Hartman, Amp Somers, and the lead judge was Pug Moliski.

On Thursday night, the weekend began with a documentary about a remarkable pup, Tim Hamilton, who was one of the first international pup title holders. The film outlined Tim and his historical journey to International Puppy in 2002. Following the treasured opus, Pup Tim, Don Mike, and Pup Pug gave a detailed account of the pup scene back during the filming. The night was informative and intimate. The panel was visibly emotional from the screening and inspirational to the new generation of pups. Everyone learned some important facts from the history of the pup community in los angeles.

On Friday night, the Bullet Bar was standing-room only. A smash hit event, Dog Pound, had taken hold of the bar and the amount of people who came to support LA Pup was astonishing. The 2015 LA Pup class was selling raffle tickets like mad, and prizes were awarded from Oxballs, Volgur, Spunk Lube, Tykables, and Rough Trade. It seemed that the night was in full swing as the contestants drew their numbers, then headed off to mosh in the largest mosh pit in los angeles.

On Saturday night, the tension and excitement reverberated through the the walls of the Bullet Bar and the LA Pup Class of 2015 had the full attention of the audience. Jordan Frink and Moon O'Neal were the emcees, alongside producers Dan Lovell and Matthew Mullins. The contestants answered a funny question and a serious question, acted out a puppy scene with a mystery object, and ended with very emotionally-driven speeches. The crowd was on the edge of their seats while the tally master added the votes.

Matthew Mullins and Dan Lovell awarded Pup Tim with the first Legendary Pup Award. They also awarded Michael Lara and Cyn Duby a special Skullbit Award for their dedication to the event. Before the announcement of the winner of LA Pup,  Dan Lovell danced with each pup on stage, while the audience clapped and became raucous. Pup Zero claimed the gold to a thunderous applause. It was history in the making and it is obvious that los angeles has a home for LA Pup.

 

 

 

Published in Regional Leather
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 21:13

Mr. Leather 64 TEN 2016 coming in March

 

The Mr. Leather 64 TEN 2016 contest will be held March 11-16 at the Jackhammer in Chicago, IL and is sponsored by Leather64TEN.

Mr. Leather 64 TEN 2015 Michael Pacas will serve as the head judge. The rest of the judging panel will be named soon.

The emcees will be slave Travis and Todd Davidson. Davidson is a past Mr. Chicago Leather.

Funds raised during Mr. Leather 64 TEN 2016 Weekend will be split between the Leather Archives and Museum, located only about two blocks from Leather64TEN.

The fun starts on Friday at 8 PM with a meet and greet followed by a dance at the Jackhammer.

Saturday will see the contest doors open at 9:00 PM, contest starts at 10:00 PM at the Jackhammer followed by a VIP party in The Hole below the Jackhammer.

Sunday's victory party is titled Cotton Tea Dance and will be hosted by Christian Andrew.

The winner will compete at International Mr. Leather in Chicago in May.

For more information check out http://www.Leather64TEN.com or phone (773) 508-0900.

 

Article Amended to correct title name and event start times. The previous version also erroneously stated that Mr. Leather 64 TEN 2015 Michael Pacas was the first to hold this title.

 

Published in Regional Leather
Friday, 04 December 2015 14:06

Mr. and Ms Iowa Leather draws record crowd

 

The new Ms Iowa Leather is Tink Harvey of Des Moines, IA and Mr. Iowa Leather is Rob Anderson of The Quad Cities.

Held October 9-12 in Des Moines, Iowa Leather Weekend saw record attendance. With over 600 people at the contest and 1,700 attendees for the weekend, it was Iowa Leather Weekend’s biggest year yet.

Events and attractions featured during Iowa Leather Weekend included an inclusive community spectrum: Superhero Gear Night, a Smoke-Out/Grill-Out, Rubbermen Invasion, Power of the Pussy Party, Bear’tails and the Thrive Jockstrap Party.

In addition to the socials and cocktail events, Iowa Leather Weekend featured a series of KINK U workshops and demonstrations sponsored by Titans of the Midwest, a Littles Party, a Bootblack Lounge and a Pup Mosh sponsored by the North Star Kennel Club.

Eight contestants competed. For Mr. Iowa Leather, James Sargent of Des Moines was first runner-up and Anthony, Sivanthaphanith of Iowa City was second runner-up. For Ms Iowa Leather, Murph McDaniel Sousa of Omaha was the runner-up.

The judging panel included IML 1994 Jeff Tucker, founder/owner of Le Chateau Exotique Joyce Rubin Berger, Mr. Leatherman Toronto 2013 Sir Robert Miller, IML 2012 Woody Woodruff, Mid-Atlantic Leatherwoman 2009 Cowboi Jen, Mr. Iowa Leather 2015 Rob Kreisinger-Denk and Ms Iowa Leather 2015 Lucket Kiche.

Den Daddy was Jon Jack Trujillo, Den Mother was IMsL 2013 Sarha Shaubach, Tally Masters were Randolph KMA and American Leatherboy 2013 Tank Teachworth, and Contest Bootblack was International Mr. Bootblack first runner-up Zach Bellman.

Iowa Leather Weekend sponsors were The Blazing Saddle, The Garden Nightclub, Buddy’s Corral, Oxballs USA, Corn Haulers Levi and Leather Club, Le Chateau Exotique, NYC Leather Man, Fort Troff, Twin Cities Leather and Latte, Studio 13, Titans of the Midwest, Atons of Minneapolis, North Star Kennel Club, Minnesota Leather Pride, Leatherati, The Imperial Court of Iowa, CIPEX Mischief in May, Doll Distributing, Everett Allen Photography, Pjur Lubricants, Leatherati, Pride Sports League, The Dunes Resort, CLAW, Capital City Pride, and Great Lakes Den.

Host hotel reservations and weekend packages for Iowa Leather Weekend, October 14-16, 2016 are on sale now at http://www.iowaleatherweekend.com

Contributors to this article include Mark Turnage, Jeremy Morris and Rob Anderson

 

Published in Regional Leather

 

 

Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert (PSLOD) produced yet another Mr. Palm Springs Leather Contest on Saturday, October 31 at the Palm Springs Convention Center on the Grand Concourse during Palm Springs Leather Pride Weekend with Mr. Hot Rodeo Chris Durbin being best among six men competing.

First runner-up was Mr. Off Ramp Leathers Steve Juneau and second runner-up was Mr. Chill Leather James Bork.

Palm Springs Leather Pride emcee Lenny Broberg was back and announced the winners. The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus opened the night with the Star Spangle Banner and they also serenaded Lenny later in the contest.

The judging panel included Esteban Bartholo, Randy Carmenaty, Randall “Bear Man” Klett, Sandy “Mama” Reinhardt, International Mr. Leather 2015 Patrick Smith, Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2015 Clifton Tatum and Dan Woodward.

The three remaining contestant were Mr. Tool Shed Leather Jeff Maxwell, Mr. Barracks Leather Mark Austin and Mr. Copa Palm Springs Leather Aaron Jones.

Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2015 Clifton Tatum's step down speech included thank you's to many who were there for him and was a recount of all of the fundraising he did in his title year.

He announced a goal of $20,000 raised last year when he won and he attained it. Mock checks were presented to all of the charities that received funds.

International Mr. Leather 2015 Patrick Smith delivered a rousing speech which can be read in its entirety by clicking on Uganda.

Jim Neuman was presented his President's Award from Pantheon of Leather founder Dave Rhodes and being as loved as he is in Palm Springs for his community service he received a loud standing ovation.

The weekend started with a Meet and Greet at Hunters Nightclub on Thursday night where people could get their registration.

A clothing-optional pool party hosted by the Clifton Tatum was the event of Friday afternoon at InnExile.

The Formal Leather Dinner at the Palm Springs Hilton in the Horizon Ballroom was first class all the way. Great atmosphere, service, company and the Chicken and beef were terrific. Those who opted for meat got two regular-sized portions.

The Tool Shed/PSLOD Vendor Market and Back Lot Cruise Party went on Friday and Saturday nights with some 5,000 Leatherfolk passing the gate each night.

On Saturday afternoon the 'Gar and Gear Party/Barbecue at The Barracks bar was packed.

The Victory Leather/Fetish Dance Party at The Barracks followed the contest, and once again, the bar was full.

The Turning up the Heat Pool Party/Barbecue and Soaked T-shirt Contest. Clifton Tatum and the new Mr. Palm Springs Leather Chris Durbin were on hand. There was no shortage of hamburgers, hot dogs, fried chicken, bright sunshine and hot men.

Jim Neuman hosted another huge party with the California B&B Corps at his Casa Lola in North Palm Springs on Sunday afternoon. Virtually every Leather dignitary was there including Sandy "Mama" Reinhardt. Plenty of food and an open bar.

The Official Closing Party at The Barracks.

The Palm Springs Leather Pride staff includes Chair of Palm Springs Leather Pride Skip Mlaker, the Board of Directors and the membership of the Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert, Contest co-producers Drew Kramer and Dave Murdock, tally master, Karen Rakow Atkins, judges coordinator, Skip Mlaker and contestant coordinator, Todd Parker, emcee Lenny Broberg and ASL interpreter Michael Klynn. Leo Newcomb is the President of PSLOD.

Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert at http://www.pslod.org is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing a safe atmosphere for growth and support of the Leather Lifestyle while nourishing a sense of sister/brother hood and camaraderie within the organization and the community, and to raise funds for deserving projects, clubs, organizations, defense funds or charities which have given direct or indirect support to the Leather community or to the GLBT community at large.

Many snowbirds and Leatherfolk from Southern California hung around for Palm Springs Gay Pride, November 6-8. Jim Neuman hosted another huge party at his Casa Lola in North Palm Springs on Sunday afternoon. Those who stayed were treated to a fabulous parade and festival which saw some 100,000 GLBT people in the crowd and a festival with approximately 75 vendors and information booths. All of the city's bars, shops and restaurants benefited. It was noted that Palm Springs population is not 57 percent LGBT. Every year this number seems to increase. Attend next year to find out why.

 

Published in Regional Leather
Thursday, 19 November 2015 13:15

Centaur MC names Mid Atlantic Leather judges

 

By Patrick Grady

The Centaur Motorcycle Club announced the judges and tally masters for the Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2016 contest to held in Washington, DC the weekend of January 15-18.

Once again, the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 will serve as the host hotel where Leather Cocktails will be held on Saturday night and the Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2016 contest on Sunday afternoon.

Chief Judge Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2015 Daddy David Gerard will be joined by International Mr. Leather 2015 Patrick Smith, International Mr. Leather 2015 Seattle Mr. Leather 1998 Billy Lane, Mr. Eagle New York City 2014 Cee Jay, Mr. Eagle New York City 2014, Mr. Rock Bear 2015 John-John, American Leatherwoman 2000 Paula Smith and Mr. Leather Europe 2012 Kilker Alcaraz.

The tally masters will be Mr. New Jersey Leather 2015 Thomas Fincannon and International Mr. Puppy 2014 Pup Tripp.

Perhaps the main event of Mid-Atlantic Leather weekend is Leather Cocktails which will be held on Saturday night. The Centaurs put out one of the best food spreads and the formal Leather affair is not to be missed. Those who have attended Leather Cocktails before already know.

There will be many unofficial events including play parties hosted by SigMa at their clubhouse, bar parties at the Green Lantern and the recently re-opened DC Eagle.

In 2011, the Bootblacks were re-introduced to Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend and they will be there again in January. Since 2011, the Bootblacks have raised $9,828 – Half of which has gone to the Mr. MAL Travel fund and the other half to support a local charity.

The Weekend also includes official events organized by Centaur MC, that include a bustling Leather Exhibit Hall open Friday and Saturday, and a Sunday brunch before the Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2016 contest.

Information on events, registration, and guest room accommodations can be found at http://www.leatherweekend.com

 

Published in Regional Leather
Thursday, 19 November 2015 11:54

Mr. ICON Detroit Leather is Jason Black


By Jeffrey Hart

Mr. ICON Detroit Jason Black. Photo by Jeffrey Hart

Jason Black was named Mr. ICON Detroit Leather 2016 at the New Menjo’s Complex October 16-18.

This was the inaugural ICON Detroit Leather Weekend which had had two very strong contestants vied.

Jason Black from Waterford, Michigan will go on to represent Detroit in the International Mr. Leather 2016 contest held in Chicago in May.

The Mr. ICON Detroit Leather contest featured a Friday night meet and greet hosted by ICON Detroit with Josh Fortuna’s The Leather Project, A Second Skin in the ICON Lounge letting people try on Leather, see how it feels and to ask questions. Also in the ICON Lounge was The Silence Shoot on hand to help take a stance against Bullying and Suicide. Saturday night featured the contest and the annual ICON Brother Basket Auction to help raise funds for ICON Detroit’s three charities: Mr. Friendly, AIDS Partnership Michigan, and the Ruth Ellis Center. Then Sunday the Men of ICON Detroit Hosted a Victory lunch in Jason’s honor.

The judges were ICON Detroit Founder ALLEYCAT, ICON Detroit, Mr. Tri State Leather 2014 Brian Bolt Donner, Michigan Leather Sir 2009 Sir Merrill, Mr. Michigan Leather 2015 Josh Fortuna, and ICON Detroit Club President Martino.

The weekend was emceed by Mr. Michigan Leather 2013 Steven Teets and CLAW Party Coordinator Boy Kevin.

Event Sponsors included CLAW, Menjo’s, Dunes Resort - Mr. Dunes Leather Contest, Salon Danielle, NOIR Leather, Tri-State Leather Weekend and MML Weekend.

 

Published in Regional Leather
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 23:38

American Brotherhood winners named

 

American Brotherhood winners. Photo by Brian Mincey

L E, from Oakland, CA, was named American Leatherwoman; the American Leatherman title was awarded to Dan Ronneberg, who hails from Arlington, VA; and the American Leatherboy title went to Boypup Max of San Antonio, TX. at the Leather Archives and Museum October 9-11.

American Leatherman 2014 Dominic Chevalier, American Leatherwoman Eileen Sanders and American Leatherboy 2014 Dave Hudson sashed the new titleholders.

Coming in as American Leatherman first runner-up was Robbie Butler from Atlanta, GA and Jim Scudder-Barfield of Tulsa, OK was named second-runner up. The American Leatherboy first runner-up boy was ahren from Pittsburgh, PA who also was awarded the Brotherhood award by his fellow contestants and the second runner-up was Cub G of Phoenix, AZ.

ABW celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the American Leatherboy with a special boy gathering and Leatherwomen's dinner.

Karen Ultra dazzled at the emcee.

The judges were American Brotherhood Weekend founder Mik Miller, Sarah Beth, IMsL 2014 Patty Patty, Neil Douglas James, Lily Fleur Noir.

A Friday night meet and greet, Sunday brunch and Victory Celebration were held at Touche'.

The contest was split over Saturday and Sunday to sash the American Leather Family 2015.

For more information check out http://www.AmericanLeatherboy2011.com or the ABW Facebook page.

 

Published in Regional Leather
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 19:40

Mr. Regiment Leather 2016 is Matthew Jensen


By Robert Green

Matthew Jensen took the title of Mr. Regiment Leather 2016 in a two night competition, October 10-11. Steven Carlisle was the runner-up. The scoring started during the meet and greet with the contestants’ fantasy scenes played out on stage at Eagle LA. The former Mr. Regiments in attendance were brought on stage showing the strong legacy of Mr. Regiment title; appearing in descending chronological order: Rod Mercado 2015, Andy Covarrubias 2013, Justin Tate Emmerick 2013, Leo Iriarte 2011, Brad Taylor 2010, Ross Wood 2008 and Robert Green 2003.

The main event took place at The Bullet Bar with all judges being former Mr. Regiments. An energetic main bar area was filled with hot bodies clad in all sorts of gear from harnesses, rubber, Leather and of course it wouldn’t be a Regiment contest without lots of uniforms.

Always with a smile and his hearty laugh, show producer Regiment member Esteban Bartholo kept things moving. Emcees Jeremy Ronceros and Andy Covarrubias both brought the sexy charm and the laughs. Hot go-go dancers, frisky socializing and the occasional waft of cigar smoke set the tone on the patio during the breaks. Mr. Regiment 2015 Rod Mercado gave his step-down speech and received his los angeles Band of Brothers vest patch.  

The new Mr. Regiment Leather, Matthew Jensen, was overwhelmed as the LA Band of Brothers swarmed him for the welcoming spider web ending in a brotherly cheer. Matthew joins the first two Leathermen on the road to the Mr. LA Leather Contest 2016 on April 2. Currently LA Leather has ten confirmed feeder contests, with the LA leather/fetish community growing we could see a couple more titles joining the run for 2016.

 

 

Published in Regional Leather
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 12:33

Mr. Michigan Leather Brian Mailley

 

By Bryon Hayes

Mr. Michigan Leather Weekend, September 25-27 at the Dunes Resort in Saugatuck, MI, enjoyed a record setting number of attendees and three outstanding contestants, and capped off the weekend by selecting Brian Mailley as Mr. Michigan Leather 2016 who will compete at International; Mr. Leather next May in Chicago.

Mailley, from Royal Oak, Michigan competed as Mr. Liberty Leather 2015.

The Mr. Michigan Leather contest featured a Friday night celebration of MML’s 20th Anniversary; various workshops sponsored by Chicago Hellfire Club and a poolside barbeque, complete with 80 degree temperatures and sunshine, on Saturday afternoon.

During the contest Saturday night, musical entertainment was provided by Kelly Carey. Mr. Michigan Leather was once again emceed by Mr. los angeles Leather 2006 Bob Johnson.

There were three contestants: Mailley, Mr. Campit Outdoor Resort Leather 2016 Chris Rice and Mr. Dunes Resort Leather 2015 Adam Way.

The judges were all former Mr. Michigan Leather winners including outgoing Mr. Michigan Leather 2015 Josh Fortuna, Mr. Michigan Leather 2004 Bob Rose, Mr. Michigan Leather 2001 Doug VanKirk, Mr. Michigan Leather 2006 Tony Wolfram, and Mr. Michigan Leather 2012 and International Mr. Leather 2012 Woody Woodruff.

Event sponsors include the Dunes Resort, CLAW, Campit Outdoor Resort, GRAB Magazine, Metra Magazine, Icon Detroit, and LeatherUNITED. MML proceeds benefited the Leather Archives and Museum.

Photo Caption: Contestants Chris Rice, Adam Way, and Brian Mailley, Michigan Leather 2016.

 

Published in Regional Leather
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 12:09

Mr. Sister Leather 2016 Joe Gregory

 

Joe Gregory was best of two men vying for the Mr. Sister Leather 2016 title hosted by The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at the Eagle LA on Saturday night, September 19 in front of a full house.

The talented Don Mike was the emcee.

The weekend began on Friday night with a meet and greet at the Eagle LA and concluded with a luau at Pistons bar in Long Beach on Sunday afternoon.

Mr. Sister Leather a feeder for the Mr. los angeles Leather 2016 contest which will be held at the beginning of April. That winner will advance to International Mr. Leather next May.

 

Published in Regional Leather
Sunday, 15 November 2015 23:01

Leatherman of Color Khalid El Bey

 

 

By Rod “Rod Onyx” McCoy

After a year hiatus, the Leatherman of Color contest returned on September 19 with Khalid El Bey winning the title.

Sponsored by Mufasa’s Pride and held at Touché Bar, the contest celebrated its 10th year in the city where it first began, Chicago.

The judges for the Leatherman of Color contest were Mr. Chicago Leather Luis Tipantasig, Mr. Tri-State Leather Brian Bolt Donner, Mama Viola Johnson, Mr. Southeast Leather Fest 2015 Sir Raymond Walker and the first Leatherman of Color, John Tatum, who, in honor of the 10th Anniversary of his win, addressed and moved the crowd with his recollections of his title year.

The emcee for Leatherman of Color was Drummer North America 2015 Doc Hoskins, Jr. who also held the title of Leatherman of Color 2007.

Khalid El Bey is a native of Memphis, TN and is a proud member of ONYX who served in the US Navy as a combat medic, and is a sexual health educator in the Washington, DC area.  Congratulations to Khalid, and we’re looking forward to great things during his reign.

 

 

Published in Regional Leather
Sunday, 15 November 2015 22:07

Ms San Francisco Leather 2016 is Stela D.

 


By Tracy J. Wolf

Stela D. Love was sashed as Ms. San Francisco Leather 2016 on Saturday, October 3 at the 2015 Ms San Francisco Leather contest held at the historic Hotel Whitcomb. The event raised money for the titleholder fund and two beneficiaries, The Carter/Johnson Leather Library and The Women's Leather History Project at the Leather Archives and Museum.  

Emcees Ms San Francisco 2011 Miss Bethie Bee and International Ms Bootblack 2008 Q kept the contest moving and brought joy with their playful humor. Little Bad Daddy gave a heartfelt and personal step aside speech, reflecting on her year as a representative of the San Francisco community.

With four contestants, this year's contest was one of the most engaging since the title was revived in 2009 by producers Liza Sibley and her slave Jody. Each Leatherwoman had something unique to bring, and bring it they did! This certainly could not have been an easy decision for head judge SF Dyke Daddy 2002 Daddy Vick Germany and their fellow judges Madame Estrella, Mr. Santa Clara County Leather 2012 Thib Guicherd-Callin, Ms San Francisco Leather 2013 Val Langmuir and Pacific Coast Power Exchange 2015 Ms WillowKat.

The contestants were Stela D. Love, Mistress Eden Alexander, Sarafina Maraschino (a.k.a. SaraMara) and Tali Tart.  Pop questions were answered quickly and often humorously. All of the speeches included very revealing information about each contestant's relationship with Leather, and shared some of their journey. Plus, each fantasy was memorable and fun.

Mistress Eden Alexander is a switch who works professionally as a fetish film maker, bondage model, burlesque performer and pro domme. She identifies as a high femme, and her Leather family includes a pack of puppy play pups. In her fantasy, she was awakened by her pups, and started playing with them using rope, which led to her tying herself into a beautiful rope harness while playing with the pups.

SaraMara is a pony girl as well as an artist, musician, trained Domina and lifestyle BDSMer. She joins the Ms San Francisco contest by way of the pony community. Her fantasy was of a wild pony in the woods, being captured by a trainer and turned into a show pony. All the while this was happening, various human critters (ponies, puppies, a fox, and a bobcat, among others) scampered through the audience and cavorted onstage making various animal calls.

Tali Tart is a femme with a megawatt smile and lots of tattoos who performs in burlesque and drag shows throughout the bay area. She describes herself as “a cupcake full of razor blades,” due to her twisted sense of humor. In her fantasy, Tali entered the stage as the Virgin Mary, escorted by two naughty angels. The angels helped her strip off her bindings, while introducing her to SM play. By the end, our Virgin Mary was topping the angels!

Stela D. Love is a gender fluid artist who participates in drag with Debauchery Burlesque and his own dance drag king troupe, Fella-Fem. They are also an event producer for Queer Sphere. Stela's fantasy was a boudoir scene that could have come straight from the first season of HBO's Game of Thrones with Stela as a convincing Khal Drogo arriving, being undressed by his servants, and having lush and savage sex with his blonde khaleesi as the servants waved feathered fans.

 

Published in Regional Leather
Sunday, 15 November 2015 19:12

Mr. Long Beach Leather Joelle Royal

 

By Nikolas Keith

The 2015 Mr. Long Beach Leather title went to Joelle Royal on Saturday, September 12 at the Crest in North Long Beach. This year the contest was split between two locations the Mineshaft and the Crest bars as a part of keeping the Long Beach Community engaged with the Leather community.

This year the contest celebrated 35 years of Mr. Long Beach Leather. Although there were a few breaks over the years with producer changes the contest is back in its third year of being produced by Mr. Long Beach Leather 2012 Nikolas Keith and his husband Bert Simon.

Also this year the Mr. Long Beach Leather Contest had partnered with The Center of Long Beach for their Q Film festival for the screening of “Seed Money” the documentary story of Chuck Holmes’s Falcon Studios.

On Friday, September 11 festivities kicked off with the CellBlock13 Contestant Meat n’ Greet and number draw at the Mineshaft.

Four of the judges were past Mr. Long Beach Leather titleholders including head judge Mr. Long Beach Leather 2005 Larry Golubski, Mr. Long Beach Leather 2007 Don Sir, Mr. Long Beach Leather 2013 Marc Bellenger and Mr. Long Beach Leather 2014 Douglas Dick, and Mr. West Coast Olympus Leather 2015.

Look for more information about Mr. Long Beach Leather at http://www.mrlbl.com

 

 

 

 

 

Published in Regional Leather

 

international olympus leather 2015-16

The Great Plains Region swept the International Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather 2016 contest on Saturday night, October 18 Fred Anderson and Boo winning the Mr. and Ms titles during the contest's 20th Anniversary during DomCon: Atlanta at the Ramada Plaza Downtown Atlanta. This was a celebration of 20 years of the title.

The runner-up in the men's field was Mr. Central Canada Olympus Leather Count Jeff and the Ms runner-up was Ms Tammy who was only three points off the pace. The closeness of the results was magnified in that the tallying as Straight scoring. One judge, International Ms Olympus Leather 1999 Cori had to cancel at the last minute so the producers decided to use Straight scoring instead of the planned Olympic scoring.

Ms SECC Leather 2014 Jordan "Roscoe" McCoy, a talented entertainer of many faces, was the emcee for the International Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather contest and Pantheon of Leather.

International Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary of the Pantheon of Leather Awards which saw 30 honors presented on Friday night.

Dr. Lawrence Burden aka Dr. Larry served as head judge with International Mr. Olympus Leather 2014 Dave Faunce, International Ms Olympus Leather 2014 Shy, International Mr. Olympus Leather 1996 Ron Hendon, International Ms Olympus Leather 2001 Sherree Bailey and International Ms Olympus Leather 2009 Simone rounding out the panel. The judges' coordinator was International Ms Leather 2015 Sarge.

Contestants vied in Social Interaction, Interview, Question, Speech and Fantasy categories before tally master Mike Van Horn delivered the results.

There were two other men competing, Mr. West Coast Olympus Leather Matthew Mullins and Mr. Great Plains Olympus Leather Mactep.

The step down speeches by International Ms Olympus Leather Shy and International Mr. Olympus Leather Dave Faunce were not long and were well-received. Dave invited his partner Eric to the stage where on bended knee, Dave proposed to him. It was yet another moment in the evening where love was in the air.

Contest Director Vonn Tramel has built a team to produce the weekend and the improvements were very noticeable. Attendance at Olympus Leather was up 85 percent from 2014.

There were more auction items and bidding was good enough to show an increase from the 2014 travel fund.

Published in International Leather
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