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Jim Neuman

November 25, 2020


 Conversations With Leather


Dave Rhodes interviews Jim Neuman



Jim Neuman

James Walter "Jim" Neuman was born on the north side of Chicago, and over the next half century, he has become something of a pioneer, mentor and icon in the Kink, Leather, Uniform and Boot Community in California.



Scene from Southwest Leather Conference 2017. Photo by Dave Rhodes

Southwest Leather Conference - Take the Plunge
Southwest Leather Conference 2018 - Take the Plunge will highlight the annual Southwest Master/slave Contest and Southwest Bootblack Contest in gorgeous Phoenix, Arizona. Southwest Leather Conference also includes Dance of Souls hook pull ceremony, keynote brunch, play parties, a large number of classes and workshops, Leather Tribe Revival and other socials. http://www.southwestleather.org/content/registration NOLA Leather to Geaux 2018 March 16 - 18, 2018 hosted by NOLA Leather to Geaux March 16-18 at 6 PM at the Phoenix, 941 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-8535.

Press Release

March 31, 2017

International Olympus Leather Contest

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Vonn Tramel is pleased to announce the Seven Judge Panel that will select the next International Mr and Ms Olympus Leather over the course of Olympus Leather Weekend in San Diego California May 5-7, 2017.

Head Judge – Dr. Lawrence Burden – aka Dr. Larry

Dr. Larry has served on many judging panels including Los Angeles Leather, Mr. Hoist Leather in London, International Mr. Leather, and is also the permanent Head Judge for International Leather Sir/boy. This will mark his fifth year as Head Judge with the International Olympus Leather Contest.

International Mr Olympus Leather 2015-16 Fred Anderson

Fred Anderson is the current International Mr. Olympus Leather. He is also Great Plains Mr. Olympus Leather 2015 and Gulf Coast Community Bootblack 2008. He's been honored to have opportunities to teach at events, held positions of leadership in various leather organizations, bootblack for contests and be a part of many organizations such as Mr. Friendly who’s helping reduce the stigma of HIV.

International Ms Olympus Leather 2015-16 slave boo

Slave boo has been involved in the kink world, off and on, for almost 30 years.  After introducing her husband of 17 years to the BDSM community, they have not looked back. Slave boo is Great Plains Olympus Leather 2015, and the current International Ms Olympus Leather. She was humbled by being announced as South Central Regional Leather Person of the Year 2015. Besides her charity work slave boo teaches Negotiations and Expectations, is a mentor and strives to be a Leather Woman her family, and her community can be proud of.

Founder and Producer Emeritus Olympus Leather Dave Rhodes

Dave Rhodes is the publisher and editor of The Leather Journal which was founded in 1987. The paper of record for the leather-bdsm-fetish community is the longest continuously running Leather publication in history. Dave has judged IML, International Ms Leather, International Mr. Drummer, International Mr. Fantasy, International Leather Sir and Leatherboy, Mr. International Rubber, American Brotherhood, International Puppy, International Master/slave and NLA: International. In total, over 450 contests.

Community Fundraiser Sandy “Mama” Reinhard

“Mama” is respected and revered for her ability to motivate her international Family with her philosophies that include “Ask yourself what can I do to make a difference, and then do it from the heart”. It is estimated that through individual fundraising efforts and volunteering, Mama's Family has raised over 5 million dollars both locally and internationally, since its beginning.

Historian and Dedicated Volunteer Caryl

Caryl has been involved in the San Diego Leather and BDSM communities since 1999 having been involved in a wide variety of groups and events and has been honored with awards including the Sentinel of Leather, Leather Woman of the Year, Community Choice, and Gio Micu Award. She is dedicated to helping people find validation, contacts and education for their kinks and supporting consensual sexual freedom.

Pantheon of Leather Woman Of The Year 2009 Mistress Cyan

Mistress Cyan was introduced to The Lifestyle in 1989, and has since become a well-respected Leader in The Los Angeles BDSM and Leather Communities.  She served as Producer of International Olympus Leather from 2010-2015, was Producer of West Coast Olympus Leather in 2008, President of two of the largest FemDom groups in Los Angeles and served on The Board of Advisers for The Los Angeles Chapter of Club FEM. In June 2015, Mistress Cyan was diagnosed with tonsil cancer and spent most of the latter half of the year undergoing chemo and radiation therapy. It was during this time that she retired from Olympus Leather. After a long hard fight, she is now back on her feet and back working as hard as ever.




Olympus Leather Weekend is sponsored by Bulldog Custom Leathers, The Leather Journal, The Leather Foundation, San Diego Leather Pride, Boy Pup Creations, The Kinkdom Detroit

auctioneerJoArnoneIMSL_SahraSchaubach By Bruce-Michael GelbertFifth Annual Philadelphia Leather Pride Night Raises $10,000, Attracts Leatherfolk from Alaska and South Africa.

The Fifth Annual Philadelphia Leather Pride Night (PLPN), brainchild of Pantheon of Leather Woman of the Year 2013 and Mid-Atlantic Leatherwoman 2009 Cowboi Jen, assisted by tireless team of producers Tina, Passion, boy chris, and Aquiel, took place on November 9 at Voyeur nightclub, in the Gayborhood.  The benefit raised more than $10,000 for worthy organizations Leather Leadership Conference (LLC); the Leather Archives and Museum (LA&M), “protecting our heritage and unlocking our history,” represented by Executive Director Rick Storer; the nearby William Way LGBT Community Center; By the Grace of George, Jo Arnone’s charity assisting the disabled in caring for their pets; and, receiving funds raised by the silent auction, the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group’s Prevention Resource Network’s LGBTQ Youth Drop In Center, in Asbury Park, New Jersey.