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By Richard Villani, photos by Benno Sebastian and Dave Rhodes

On the weekend of December 3–5, the Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) presented the 26th Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival — Tom of Finland 101: Raw Anatomy. An estimated 1,400 people attended. This was the first year the Tom of Finland Art and Culture Festival was held at at Second Home and the first in-person Festival they have hosted in two years.

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles Pup is Pup Kieran Hound

The Los Angeles Pup Pride Festival was held October 22-24 with Pup Kieran Hound winning the LA Pup Contest in front of about 100 enthusiastic spectators at MCC in the Valley in North Hollywood, CA.

The judges were Mr. San Diego Leather "Pup Starke" Jay Heimbach, LA Pup 2019 Pup Tony Bark, LA Pup 2020-2021 Pup Star ...

 

 

 

Dave Rhodes had the opportunity to catch CLAW co-founder Bob Miller about the same time CLAW would have been held in Cleveland, OH had it not been for the pandemic. Bob now lives in Desert Hot Springs, CA. Here's what we found out...

 

 

 

Flash Back Gallery - Smokeout

Smokeout Las Vegas has given the entertainment capital a terrific event for close to two decades and is hosted by the Desert Brotherhood Motorcycle Club and LUC Las Vegas and has been at the Alexis Park Resort the whole time. Now it is moving to the Tuscany Suites Resort and Casino the weekend of August 25-30.

Scroll down to Flash Back Gallery to see photo from each year and a link to Smokeout 2021 for registration and hotel reservations.

 

 

 

 

 

Flash Back Gallery - International Olympus Leather

International Olympus Leather was founded in 1996 by The Leather Journal with its first contest being held at the Landmark Hotel in Metairie, LA where Daddy Flo and Ron Hendon became the first International Olympus Leather titleholders. Since then, the contest has been held in Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, San Diego and Chicago. Dave Rhodes sold the contest to Vonn Tramel in 2016. Scroll down to see photo from each year.