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There will be 11 contestants for the International Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather 2014 Contest that will be held on Saturday, May 17 in the Los Angeles Ballroom of the Hilton LAX. Doors open at 5 PM and the International Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather 2014 contest will begin at 6 PM. Eight men and three women will vie for the two titles, coming from the United States and Canada. International Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather will be held during DomCon: Los Angeles May 15-18.
Dr. Lawrence Burden heads the judging panel that includes International Ms Olympus Leather 2013 robyn and International Mr. Olympus Leather 2013 Praxxis, International Leather Sir 2013 George Saltzman and Southern California Leatherwoman 2014 Shae Flanigan. Alan Stroik will return as the emcee.
The staged portion of the contest will include 90-second speeches and staged fantasies that depict at least one fetish each.
The International Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather 2014 Contestants' bios and photos appear on the next page.
The following is a statement sent to The Leather Journal by Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2014 Eric Paul Leue. Who after requesting that Michael Weinstein apologize for a statement he made about PrEP being a "party drug" resigned from a joint campaign with Los Angeles based HIV advocacy and awareness group Aids Healthcare Foundation and launched a campaign on Change.org calling for the resignation of its President, Michael Weinstein.
Leue has now become the center of controversial web battles since the launch of the petition in which he has been accused of "character assassination", by Weinstein and has even been
VT-TLJ: Is your contestant run sponsored by an Event, bar, club, organization? Please tell me about your Sponsor(feel free to include a copy of their logo and a url to their website) and your involvement with them in 100 words or less.
L: I am proud to be sponsored by Great Lakes Leather Alliance (GLLA). GLLA has an annual event which is in its 13th year in my hometown of Indianapolis. GLLA brings in national presenters for 36 classes, with the highlight of the event being the Saturday evening finale to our regional leather contest.
This year’s Leather Leadership Conference (LLC), with a theme of “Faces of Freedom,” took place in Philadelphia from April 11-13 and, according to Co-Producer and Philadelphia Leather Pride Night (PLPN) Coordinator Cowboi Jen, 311 Leatherwomen and Leathermen, lesbian, gay, heterosexual, bisexual, and transgender, were in attendance at events at venues, inside and outside the Gayborhood, including the William Way LGBT Community Center, the Doubletree host hotel, Latham Hotel, Independent Hotel, the Leather bar the Bike Stop, and Voyeur Nightclub.
The Opening Ceremonies, on April 11 at Voyeur, began with a performance