Women's International Leather Legacy
When the dust settled at the Hilton Garden Inn in Dallas, TX on the night of August 4, Mama Gail was named Women's International Leather Legacy 2018. Master Bella was the other contestant. The judging panel consisted of Sarah Humble, Phyllis Darcy, MsDDom, Master Jim, Victoria Windsor, Bikkja Amy and Linda "Wish" Fisher. IMsL 1994 Pat Baillie returned as the emcee. Over $5,000 has been collected for Mama Gail's travel fund according to one source. WILL is the Leather title that is based on love. The love of women's Leather history; love of women and their energy; and having the heart to preserve the legacies of the women who have come before us and continue to pave the way for Leatherwomen. http://www.internationalleatherlegacy.com/index.html
NCSF to present the 2018 Race Bannon Advocacy Award
NCSF is proud to announce that the 2018 Race Bannon Advocacy Award will be presented to Race Bannon on Friday August 10th at 6:30. The NCSF is honoring Race with our award in recognition of his support for research, community development and advocacy, and for a lifetime of tireless work and enduring contributions to the alternative sexuality communities. NCSF has named our advocacy award after Race, and will present the Race Bannon Advocacy Award to a professional every year whose work has made a significant impact on our communities and our fight against discrimination. The pop-up award ceremony will be held at 575 Castro Street, the former site of Harvey Milk’s camera shop in San Francisco, CA. https://www.facebook.com/NCSFreedom/
Fakir Musafar passes
By Yossie Silverman
On August 1, 2018, just before Noon, my friend Fakir Musafar passed through the vail. He is survived by his dear wife, Cleo Dubois, many lovers and friends, and the legions of people whose lives he touched and changed. Knowing this man, this spirit, has been the greatest blessing of my adult life. He taught me about my higher self, the “me” that feels, experiences, and leaves a willful imprint on this world. He instructed me in the ways my body can be used as a doorway to a brighter existence. We shared many ecstatic moments, and many more quiet ones. Fakir, your life and work in this place is done, the impact it had is forever. He lives forever in my heart. I love you.
The Jackhammer Complex progress report
We wanted to send a quick update to all of our wonderful supporters about the Save the Jackhammer campaign. As of August 2, we do have two official prospects that are interested in the building and it is looking promising. So all of your support did help to get the word out and now we are looking at hopefully finalizing things very soon! The minute we have any updated news, we'll definitely let you know first. Thank you so much for your support and we love you all! Eric, Michael and Jimmy Leather64TEN and The Jackhammer Complex. https://www.prlog.org/12714329-we-need-you-to-help-us-save-the-iconic-jackhammer-complex.html
Nebraska Leather Weekend IV
Nebraska Leather Weekend IV and the Mr. Nebraska Leather Contest will be held at The Max in Omaha, NE the weekend of August 24-26. Mr. Nebraska Leather 2018 Jeff Deutsch will pass the title to the man who will represent the state throughout the rest of this year and most of 2019. The Max, 1417 Jackson Street, Omaha, NE 68102. https://www.facebook.com/nebraskaleather/
HOME Family: Bringing It All Together, a full day of classes, will be held at the Hilton Doubletree Dallas on Saturday, September 8 from 9 AM to 5 PM. The event will include presentation on "Cause and Effect" Bondage - The Joys of Predicament, The Fruition of Fantasy -Bringing Your Unique Kink to Life and Mummification. Tickets will be available at Leather Masters. http://www.leathermasters.com
Mr. Eagle 562
The Mr. Eagle 562 2019 contest is scheduled for January 25-27 at the Eagle 562 in Long Beach, CA with the winner going on to compete at Mr. Los Angeles Leather in March. Pup Yoshi has had a terrific year with the Mr. Eagle 562 Leather title, placing second runner-up at Mr. los angeles Leather in March. Eagle562, 2020 East Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805. https://www.facebook.com/events/186656428852358/
Fireside Chat - Ambitious fall schedule
Inside Leather History: A Fireside Chat is proud to announce an ambitious fall Chat schedule. "We're starting out the fall Chats with two interviews at GLLA," Chat coproducer and host Douglas O'Keeffe said. "As the GLLA opening act on Thursday September 6 I'm interviewing Justin St. Clair and Nancy Lee Weinberger. The Chats are the perfect opener to GLLA!" Look for Chats in London and Amsterdam in October. Inside Leather History; A Fireside Chat is creating a Youtube channel dedicated to the Chats. https://www.facebook.com/fireside.chats.5/posts/2108537732512808
International Geared Pup
The International Geared Pup 2019 Contest will be held on February 10. Unlike other contests currently being held in the Leather, rubber, kink, and fetish communities, International Geared Up Pup is held entirely online. There is no physical venue, which means that there are no travel limitations or expensive run packages to purchase. Any pup, worldwide, is truly capable of entering and participating in the contest. There were 10 contestants last year. The inaugural International Geared Pup titleholder is Alpha Pup Ashtray Boner Kain of Studio City, CA. http://www.geareduppup.com
Trivia Question of the Week
What is the name of the oldest and longest-running gay motorcycle club in the world?
1. Centaur Motorcycle Club.
2. California Eagle MC.
3. Border Riders MC.
4. Satyrs MC.
5. Blue Max MC.
Answer next week when a new question is asked.
Last week's Question answered - 2018 set a record for having the most International Mr. Leather contestants. How many IML 40 contestants were there? 71, plus four Bootblack contestants.
LA Leather Coalition - Three new officers
Three new officers were added to the los angeles Leather Coalition board on Tuesday night, August 8 at the Sanctuary Studios LAX in Lennox, CA, the new venue for LALC monthly meetings. The new members are Robert Green, Apolonio Munoz and Sir Frank Cavallo. LA Leather Pride will be held March 24-31. http://www.lalc.imfo
Sharon St. Cyr Fund - Beach Blanket Bonanza
The Sharon St. Cyr Fund and the Dallas Eagle will present Beach Blanket Bonanza on Sunday, August 12 at 2 PM in Dallas, TX. Come support the SSC Fund and other local charitable groups as they work together to raise money for their individual organizations during Beach Blanket Bonanza. Those participating are: United Court of the Lone Star Empire, Texas Puppy Club, ONYX Lone Star, South Central Leather Sir, Leatherboy, Community Bootblack Lone Star boys of Leather, Team Friendly DFW, SSC Fund Board of Directors and Dallas Littles. Dallas Eagle, 5740 Maple Avenue, Dallas, TX 75235. https://www.facebook.com/events/1895204037208168/
Mates Leather Weekend XXII - Lumberjack
Mates Leather Weekend XXII - Lumberjack will be held the weekend of September 28-30 in Provincetown, MA. Mates is a kick-back, have-a-good-time, meet-some-hot-new-friends weekend for those who want to hang out, socialize, relax or party with other like-minded people in Leather, Rubber and Uniforms. Mates Leather Weekend includes the Mate contest . A great chance to hit P'town before the cold weather hits. A few months later though, Snowbound, produced by Mates Leather Weekend, hits Provincetown in February. Neither are to be missed. https://www.matesleatherweekend.com/
DTLA Proud Festival 2018
The DTLA Proud Festival will be in its third year the weekend of August 24-26 in Pershing Square in downtown los angeles. DTLA PROUD Festival celebrates the culture, history, and diversity of the growing LGBTQ+ community in Downtown los angeles and beyond. DTLA PROUD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to celebrating everyone’s story, spreading optimism, growing our community and expanding our definition of diversity. This is a huge LGBT festival with bands, food, parties, vendors and organizations in the hear of the City of the Angels. https://www.facebook.com/DTLAPROUDOrg/
Northwest Person of Leather
Northwest Leather Celebration are excited to announce that beginning in 2019, NWLC will be the home of the Northwest Regional Person of Leather Contest as an official feeder to the International Person of Leather Contest held at Sin in the City in Las Vegas each February. Northwest Leather Celebration will be held May 2-5 in Sacramento, California. International Person of Leather is selected without being based on gender identity, sexual orientation, race, physical appearance, age, or disability, but rather on their ability to articulate their views, passions, and dedications and to make an impact in their communities. http://www.NorthwestLeatherCelebration.com
Eagle LA - Meat Rack
Meat Rack with DJ Billy Fever is hosted by Eagle LA on the fourth Saturday of each month and the next one is on March 24 at 9 PM. Party, house music, electronic dance music. $6 cover. Eagle LA, los angeles, CA 90029. http://www.NorthwestLeatherCelebration.com
Beyond Obedience: Puppy Play
Beyond Obedience: Puppy Play with Tony Bark will be held at Inland Empire Sanctuary on Friday, August 17 at 6 PM in Upland, CA. Interested in puppy play? Of course you are. They say no dog is too old to learn new tricks, so come out to the newly-opened Inland Empire Sanctuary, a 4,000 square-foot facility, where Tony Bark, one of the current titleholders for Inland Empire's Leather Ambassador, will be teaching a 90-minute class on puppy play. https://www.facebook.com/events/424908974654020/
MAUL and COMMAND bar night
The Mid-Atlantic Uniform League (MAUL) and COMMAND MC (Corps Of Men Making A Noticeable Difference) will hold their monthly bar night at the Baltimore Eagle Night Club on Saturday, August 18 at 8 PM. Uniforms and prison gear encouraged. Baltimore Eagle Night Club and Bar, Baltimore, MD 21218. https://www.uniformleague.org and/or http://www.commandmc.org
Hunter & Charlie's
Farm Boy Kitchen changed its name to Hunter & Charlie's. Serving American Food, the restaurant in Hollywood has been popular with LA's Leather community with many groups meeting there. Hunter & Charlie's, 1050 Vine Street, los angeles, CA 90038. Tell them we say hello. (323) 848-4790. http://www.hunterandcharlies.com
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Palm Springs Leather Pride
The Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert publicized the dates for Palm Springs Leather Pride: Renegade to be October 25-28. Just shy of Halloween which is the Wednesday immediately after. Palm Springs LGBT Pride is the following weekend. Palm Springs Leather Pride Chair/Media Director Randy Carmanaty said, "This past year we had a 30-percent increase in attendees over the year prior with attendees coming from 26 countries and all 50 states." http://www.PalmSpringsLeatherPride.org
Ms Sacramento Leather Contest
After a 20 year hiatus the Ms Sacramento Leather title returns in 2018. The Sacramento community is excited to once again have a contest representing the local women’s Leather community, and Ms Rhonda and Tomo of KinkED Productions are thrilled to make it happen the weekend of October 12-13 in Sacramento, CA. Ms Sacramento Leather will provide representation, outreach, service, and education to the Sacramento Valley area Leather, fetish, and kink communities. Following their title year, the Ms Sacramento Leather. titleholder may elect to compete for a regional or international title. https://www.kinkedproductions.com/mssacramentoleather
Get your Leather Archives memorabilia through Amazon
Shop Amazon.com and support the Leather Archives & Museum through Amazon's charitable giving program, Amazon Smile. For every qualifying purchase, Amazon will donate a percentage to the Leather Archives & Museum. It's that simple. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3841874
Valley Pride Street Festival hosted by Bullet Bar
The Valley Pride Street Festival will be hosted by Bullet Bar on Sunday, August 12 from 11 AM - 8 PM. The ‘block party style’ location for VPSF is on Burbank Blvd. between Cahuenga Blvd. and Strohm Street. Come ready to celebrate anything that gives you pride in who you are and what you believe in. We want you to bring that energy and share it with everyone around. Food, vendors, clubs and one big party in The Valley. Bullet Bar, 10522 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601. https://www.facebook.com/thebulletbar/
TBOL sets meeting dates
The Tampa Bay Boys Of Leather will hold their monthly TBOL Meeting the third Friday of the month at 8 PM. The Tampa Bay Boys Of Leather's home base is now the Flamingo Skyway Room. Flamingo Resort, 4601 34th Street S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33711. https://www.facebook.com/events/347598885724217/
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Reno Revelry - Hardy Haberman to keynote
Spend a lovely fall weekend, October 19-21, with the Leather/BDSM/Fetish community of Reno. Revelry, a first-year event, plans lots of classes including the Femme Boot Pride Track, not to mention the first Northern Nevada Bootblack Contest. Oh, and the best of all, the Keynote speaker for the Sunday brunch will be the one and only Hardy Haberman. https://www.facebook.com/renorevelry/
Kinky Poly Happy Hour at SF Eagle
Are you polyamorous? Poly curious? Are you kinky? Kink curious? Join Kinky Poly Happy Hour at a brand new happy hour for LGBTQ+ kinky poly people – every second Thursday at the SF Eagle! We will meet on the upstairs patio from 5:30-8 PM. Happy Hour pricing. Hosted by Mr. San Francisco Leather 2018. Kinky Poly Happy Hour. Hosted by Mr. San Francisco Leather 2018 on Thursday, August 9 and September 13 at 5:30 PM. SF Eagle, 398 12th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. https://www.facebook.com/events/398372250640635/
Border Riders Motorcycle Club
The Border Riders Motorcycle Club has chapters in the Pacific Northwest and have been active for several decades. The photo above is from a summer 2017 run to Larabee State Park in Washington. Founded in 1969, the Border Riders Motorcycle Club provides social and educational opportunities for members and other gay men interested in recreational motorcycle touring. The Border Riders Motorcycle Club is the largest and one of the oldest gay motorcycle clubs in North America. Our diverse membership hails mostly from Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. https://www.facebook.com/Border-Riders-Motorcycle-Club-99785704630/ and/or https://www.borderriders.com/
CLAWS - Sordid Summer Blowout
The Coastal Leather Allegiance to Wisdom and Merit (CLAWS) are presenting Sordid Summer Blowout at Megatroplis/Parliament Resort in Augusta, GA the weekend of August 23-26. Pigs in the Pool is the theme for the event which should have all of the usual club debauchery that makes summer weekends memorable. The run fee is $75 For all of the information you need go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/claws-sordid-summer-blowout-pigs-in-the-pool-registration-45875771668
Smokeout registration open
Smokeout is a fun-filled uncomplicated weekend in Las Vegas for cigar and pipe studs, Leatherman, bikers, bears and friends, from all over the world and wil be held at the Alexis Park Resort the weekend of April 4-8. A free-flowing weekend so everyone can enjoy Las Vegas the way you want to ... in the company of fellow studs. No rigid program to follow with lots of time for being a tourist, enjoying a show, attending events or just relaxing and having a great time. Come with a fun, uncomplicated, positive attitude and let Las Vegas do its magic. http://www.lasvegassmokeout.com/
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