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Dave Rhodes' Hump Day, March 17, 2021

By March 18, 2021

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

New Horizons For Fifty

Language of Love is the latest project for Mr. Long Beach Leather 2019 Eric Crow and is a bi-monthly digital publication. Each issue will have an overarching theme. The theme for the inaugural issue is “Place/Home.” Individual contributors are published every three to four days on the New Horizons For Fifty page, located at http://www.newhorizonsforfifty.blogspot.com

Submissions are always open-call, and Issue #2 will be out on May 9. If you are interested in being a contributor or if you would like a pdf copy of Issue #1, please E-mail Eric at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Then I will send you a welcome letter with submission specs.

 

 

Golden Gate Guards - 49th Golden Dildeaux Awards

The Golden Gate Guards, based in San Francisco, CA, will present their 49th Golden Dildeaux Awards on Saturday April, 24 from 7-9 PM PST online live on Zoom. Yes, the Woodies are back. These humorous awards are intended to poke fun at various sexual activities while at the same time provide fundraising for the PRC (Positive Resources Center.

The GDAs are held in three phases: Nomination, Voting and Awards Ceremony. Nominations for the Golden Dildeaux Awards opened on February 15. Nominations are free so submit as many ballots as you wish. The nominations will close at 11:59 PM on March 19 giving plenty of time to ensure your "friends" get enough votes to appear on the final ballot. Voting runs March 22 - April 22.

The emcees are Ms San Francisco Leather 2016 Star D. Love and Mr. San Francisco Leather 2016 Cody Elkin. Zoom link to the event will be posted soon.

http://www.ggguards.org
https://ggguards.org/fb.php

 

 

Women of Drummer Weekend

Women of Drummer Weekend 2021 will include music, the arts, play spaces, fun and our 2021 WOD contest during the last weekend of September at Ramblewood in Darlington, Maryland. Women of Drummer is inclusive and created for all folks to enjoy and celebrate the badass Leatherwomen in our community. Ramblewood is a center for positive energy where all who enter may shed what they pretend, and just be themselves.

Price includes registration, cabin space and five meals on site. Tickets available up to August 1 are $259 and after August 1 go up to $299. Group rates for five or more individuals are $225 per person until August 1-. If interested in volunteering for four hours in exchange for a reduced rate of $199, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.facebook.com/events/4744702112208388/

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SFLDG - Nasty, Dirty Sex - The What and Why of Raunch Play

Nasty, Dirty Sex - The What and Why of Raunch Play is the SF Leathermen's Discussion Group topic on Wednesday, March 24, 7:30 PM, presented by Dr. Richard Sprott

Sweat, spit, piss, shit. Mess, mud, dirt, filth. Piggy sex has a powerful grip on some men’s imaginations, and kinky men are more likely to play in this area of sex. What are the psychological motivations for engaging in nasty dirty sex? What should one think about, when it comes to health? How do we not yuck someone’s yum, when their yum is kinda disgusting?

Come be part of a discussion with Richard Sprott on the health, psychology, and practical techniques used by people into raunch play. Reserve for this Zoom meeting at

https://www.facebook.com/events/200417588545077/

 

 

SLFC - Worldfetish Show Contest

By Henricus Van Tilburg

The Second Annual World Fetish Contest will be held May 15 and is produced by the Spanish Leather and Fetish Community. The estimated six hour show will begin at 11 AM PDT and is free. Check out the links below for more details.

The Eurovision Song Contest is an international song competition organized annually by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and featuring participants representing primarily European countries. Each participating country submits an original song to be performed on live television and radio, transmitted to national broadcasters via the EBU's Eurovision and Euroradio networks, with competing countries then casting votes for the other countries' songs to determine a winner. The 2020 version was cancelled due to the pandemic.

So SFLC organized the Fetish version of it, since last year and we had the same success right away and we never expected that. Last year there were 40,000 viewers.

https://www.slfc.es/?fbclid=IwAR0oQYis1NRgLiU_QSVGZqJoxbYbnNuY-4L1y3Wvlsfr--uiBZAm6mjYzCM

https://www.facebook.com/events/823680521556188/

 

 

Richard 'Dick' Manning

By Golden Gate Guards

Our beloved club brother Dick Manning passed away this morning Saturday, March, 6 2021. Founding member of the Golden Gate Guards. Member of the Alexander Hamilton Post 448 of The American Legion Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans gendered Veterans.
Community activist, Leather man and a beautiful soul who always said he was "Shy and Unassuming." You are loved and will live forever in our hearts. Wishing our brother Richard 'Dick' Manning a peaceful journey.

A favorite quote of his was, "A Kinky Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste."

 

 

Rochester Erotic Arts Festival

The Rochester Erotic Arts Festival is a go for November 19-20 at the Holiday Inn in Auburn, NY. REAF is a lifestyle weekend. Edgy, hot and beautiful erotic art, performances ranging from classy aerial dance to bawdy burlesque, unique shopping for clothing, jewelry, sex toys, classes in art, dance, and sex ed for adventurous adults. Sign language (ASL) interpreters will be available all weekend.

Womba Africa Drumming and Dance is from Ghana, where they began to promote West African music and culture and to empower indigenous cultural groups to share their heritage through the performing arts. This group will be performing.

http://www.rochestereroticartfest.org

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Touche open at 50 percent capacity

By David Boyer

There has been a flurry of news on the Covid front this week and it's only Tuesday. Bottom line, not anything has changed our operation at Touche in Chicago, IL. We are limited to 50 percent or 50 guests at one time and we will still be closing at 1 AM nightly. You must wear your mask and we will continue offering table service to keep the grouping tight at the bar. If a huge majority of our population gets vaccinated by the end of May, then yes, we may just get back to more fun by July.

Saturday night, March 20, is Gear Night. Touche is setting up several of their weekly nights so check out their web site for more information.

https://touchechicago.com/

 

 

Masters and slaves Conference

The Masters and slaves Conference 2021 theme is Celebrating Our Diversity. MsC is the largest gathering of Masters and slaves and the only fully-educational event on Master/slave relationships. MsC 2021 will be held over Labor Day Weekend, September 2-6, at the Westin Tysons Corner and is produced by MTTA, Inc., an educational non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. MsC is the home of the Northeast Master/slave Contest.

The Keynote speaker is International Master 2018 Mister Blue, Our Traditions Live speaker is slaveboy Joshua Tenpenny, and M/s Flag Breakfast speaker is Hardy Haberman. Close to a hundred educational opportunities including classes, panels, intensives, roundtables, conversations and service stations will occur during the weekend. Oh, and the Carter Johnson Leather Library, Leather Archives & Museum, and Leather Quilt exhibits will be there.

http://masterslaveconference.org/

 

Bearrison Street Fair

Join the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and the Bears of San Francisco for the inaugural Bearrison Street Fair, October 30, from 12-6 PM in the SoMa district of San Francisco, CA. Come as you are, in costume, or in nothing at all. Everyone is welcome to celebrate who you are or who you want to be as we celebrate body positivity – conveniently just before Halloween, the queerest holiday of them all.

Bearrison seeks to provide an inclusive event for all members of the adult LGBTI+ community which promotes body positivity for all and builds a more supportive, welcoming, and inclusive bear scene by representing a diverse arena of cultures. “We are really excited about this partnership between SPI and BOSF,” says Bearrison Co-Chair and BOSF Chair Erik Greenfrost. “The Sisters have a wealth of knowledge and a history of engaging in inclusive, fun, well-organized projects like Pink Saturday and Easter In The Park, which will help us make Bearrison a fabulous community event.”

While the future of street fairs is still uncertain given the current health pandemic, SFMTA has accepted the application for Bearrison for review. “We look forward to working with the city in producing a large outdoor event that is safe and follows whatever public health guidelines are in place come October,” says Bearrison Co-Chair Sister Desi Juana DeWitt. “We hope that by October the pandemic will be under control and this can be an opportunity for folks to rekindle community as well as bring some business back to the city—especially to the historic Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District.”

https://www.bearrison.org/

 

 

Puppy 101

By Papa Woof Roth

Puppy 101 focuses Education and Discussion. Discussions of issues and things directly relating to the puppy community. Event-related posts must have a direct educational focus for the puppy community, such as, discussion about workshops or looking for input for educational topics at an event, etc. Educational topics on gear, training, safety, etc. Gear pics - Once a month we will have a Show and Tell Sunday, you can share all the gear pics you have that abide by Facebook standards.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/puppy101/

 

 

NCSF Guest Blog – Slut-Shame, Sex-Shame, and Kink-Shame – The Experience of Trying to Live Authentically in World of Sexual Bullies

By Dr. K – The Submissive Next Door

Sex is part of who we are as humans…let’s start with that. Every human is here as a result of a sexual act happening in some way. Our society is the result of successful procreation for centuries and yet American culture is simultaneously obsessed with purity, while in the shower or behind closed doors they are engaging in self-pleasure, imagining the next-door neighbor bent over the sofa or getting flogged at a dungeon (for some of us anyway).

Yet, it is this very obsession with purity and continuation of a “should” mentality as a society (i.e. how we think...

https://ncsfreedom.org/2021/03/11/guest-blog-slut-shame-sex-shame-and-kink-shame-the-experience-of-trying-to-live-authentically-in-world-of-sexual-bullies/

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Flash Back Gallery - International Olympus Leather

International Mr. Olympus Leather 1996 Master Ron Hendon and International Ms Olympus Leather 1996 Daddy Flo were this title's first titleholders, having won in New Orleans, LA. Sinc then, Olympus has seen Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Diego and Chicago again play host.

Olympus has been open to everyone of legal age. All sizes, genders, races, nationalities, ages, faiths have a chance.

The Fetish Image category originated with Olympus. This is where judges observe the contestants' behavior and interaction with others leading up to the staged portion of the contest, and score separately for that. This replaced categories which were more based on looks. One's looks could be factored in the Fantasy category.

Photographers: Luke Owens, Floyd Ballou, Slakker, Steve Lenius, Don Thompson, Rich Stadtmiller, Marcus Hernandez, John Pates, Gary Chichester, Dave Rhodes

 

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A Blast From The Past - Smokeout in Las Vegas

 

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Smokeout will be featured in the Flash Back Gallery in the next Dave Rhodes' Hump Day on March 31.

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Links to all Dave Rhodes' Hump Days going back to August 9, 2017

 

 

 

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