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Dave Rhodes

Dave Rhodes

 

 

By Victor Ongpin

As part of the special events for titleholders in the Folsom Europe 2023 Titleholder Program, a private tour of the Reichstag (historical German legislative building) was arranged for those attendees interested in learning more about the country’s unique political history.

 

 

Tom of Finland Foundation Art & Culture Festival

The Tom of Finland Foundation is presenting the Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival 2023 - GlobalSexual. This year, the festival touches down in Berlin, London, and Los Angeles. The Festival in Los Angeles will be open to the public October 7-8.

 

Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District - LeatherWalk

The Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District will present LeatherWalk 2023, San Francisco’s annual celebratory march through SOMA stopping at favorite spots for entertainment and beverages. The event creates Leather/fetish community and visibility while kicking off Leather Week. Participants can opt to fundraise and compete for the Kinky Boot Award. All are welcome to walk whether fundraising or not.

 

San Francisco's Folsom Street Events produced another fantastic Up Your Alley street fair centered around the Dore Alley and Folsom Street intersection environs on Sunday, July 30. It was sunny and most of the usual vendors were there. The Up Your Alley fair only lasts seven hours on the last Sunday of July, but there are so many events surrounding the Fair that one could

 

 

TOM’s Bar - Daddy’s Day 30th Anniversary

The Tom of Finland Foundation’s TOM’s Bar - Daddy’s Day 30th Anniversary Gathering at Avalon Hollywood Nightclub on June 18 brought several hundred of Southern California's hottest and exhibitionist Leatherfolk and kinksters. There were

Dave Rhodes' Hump Day June 22, 2023

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Pride across the globe

Here is a gallery of photos from Fresno, California all the way to Norway. There was more than one Pride parade and festival in Los Angeles. While most of the big boys will be held the fourth weekend of June, the same weekend of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion, many, including Chicago, Baltimore and Albuquerque, held their pride events earlier so their communities could attend the half-a-million people strong events.

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IML 2023 is Marcus Barela

The International Mr. Leather 2023 Contest saw Mr. Eagle LA Leather Marcus Barela best 53 other men at the Auditorium in Chicago, IL on Sunday night, May 28. First runner-up was Christopher Gonzalez and second runner-up was Matthew Moody. Read the full story and 115 photo gallery at

https://theleatherjournal.com/news/iml-2023-is-marcus-barela

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Marcus Bareala may have been the last contestant at number 54, but he was first when his name was announced as the winner of the International Mr. Leather 2023, or IML 45, title on Sunday night, May 28 at the popular and convenient Auditorium on Sunday night, May 28. Marcus entered as Mr. Eagle LA Leather and was full of excitement and energy as he jumped around on stage. Before him were first runner-up Chris Gonzalez and second runner-up Matthew Moody. After a brief photo session on stage, the winning trio was whisked off

 

Austin Kink Weekend

Austin Kink Weekend is growing rapidly. During its second year of existence, 600 tickets of the 700 weekend passes sold two months in advance. Approximately 1,000 kinksters attended. Austin Kink Weekend was held April 22-23 in the capital of Texas

 

 

The Leather Journal's IML 2023 Contestants Preview

Welcome to The Leather Journal's International Mr. Leather 2023, or IML 45 Class, Contestants Preview. We are happy to say that we received biographies and photos of all the 54 men who will be competing this year. That is 54 of 54 or a perfect game and is the first time we did this. Every year we had at least four missing and the norm was five or six. The contestants’ order of appearance

 

 

CLAW 2023 Rocks Cleveland

CLAW 22 (Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend), which was held at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, OH the weekend of April 6-9 passed the $1,000,000 funds total raised at all CLAW events over the years. The Renaissance has a lot of history as it was built in 1820 with many names, reconstruction, having survived two fires and refitting for electricity. That electricity

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