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Dave Rhodes

Dave Rhodes

Smokeout Las Vegas

April 19, 2023

 

 

Spring of 2023 has been as wet and cold as winter was and who would know the difference. Those who could made it to Las Vegas' Tuscany Suites and Casino for a weekend in the sun, cigars, swimming pools great food aplenty and big casino shows, and for some, a motorcycle day ride.

 

Release! LA Leather Pride 2023

LA Leather Pride - Release! was held March 19-26 at several venues all over Los Angeles. The main event was the Mr. LA Leather 2023 contest on Saturday night, March 25 at the Catwalk Club in Downtown LA where Colin MacDougall was best of six men competing. First Runner-up was

 

 

 

LA Leather Pride - Release!

LA Leather Pride - Release! was held March 19-26 at several venues all over Los Angeles. The main event was the Mr. LA Leather 2023 contest on Saturday night, March 25 at the Catwalk in DownTown LA where Colin MacDougall was best of five men competing. First Runner-up was Mr. Bullet Leather Justin The Stork Hauser and Second Runner-up was Mr. Cochando Leather Yair Lopez. Carlos Zavala received the Bob Tomasino Brotherhood Award. Jeremy Ronceros excelled as the emcee LA Leather Bear Carlos Zavala received the Brotherhood Award. Jeremy Ronceros excelled as the emcee.

 

 

Dr. Larry's 75th Birthday Bash

By Dave Rhodes

91 Leatherfolk descended upon the Dr. Lawrence and William Burden household in Rancho Mirage near Palm Springs, CA on Saturday night, March 18 to celebrate Dr. Larry's 75th Birthday. A museum-quality gallery of photos, awards and honorifics, Leather items and memorabilia was organized and presented on walls and tables in their home. The throng was treated to a deli buffet catered by Sherman's Deli of Palm Springs. The night started with a blessing by Sister Glitterati James Quiroga.

 

 

Centaur MC's record-breaking donation to LA&M

The Leather Archives & Museum is very pleased to share some great news to end the week. The Centaur Motorcycle Club has made a record-breaking donation to LA&M of $90,000. Half of this will go

By Rodney Burger and Gallery photos by Rodney Burger, Michael Fowler, Todd Wolfstryker, Mufasa, Jeffrey Wayne, Ivan Nunez, Roberto Cuero and Lewis Curtis

Mr. Pittsburgh Leather Bear 2023 Daniel “Dan Bear” DeLuca, a salon owner and dancer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was selected Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2023 during the annual Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend presented in Washington, DC on January 12th – 15th. Mr. Connecticut Leather 2023 Trell Walters was selected first runner-up and the title of second runner-up was awarded to Chad Alan, first runner-up to Mr. DC Eagle 2018.

 
 
Creating Change to honor Master Taino
 
Master Taino was presented the 2023 Leather Leadership Award during the Creating Change Conference produced by the National LGBTQ Task Force the weekend of February 17-21 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

 

 

 

Arctic Pilot Leather Weekend

Article by Ariq Wilson and Gallery photos by Will Stone, Douglas OKeeffe, Holger Langer, John O'Brien and Helge Nylund

Coming down an indoor water slide, viewing a city hall presentation and going to a fetish party after attending church - This all happened November 10-13 in Tromsø Norway, the third largest city in the world north of the Arctic Circle, home to the northernmost Pride and Leather weekend in the world.

 

 

 

 

CLAW LA - Leather Getaway, in its sophomore year, was held November 23-27 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles and had many of the regular CLAW-like events added several new ones. New events included Digital Silent Auctions, Strip Bingo and Leather Celebrity X's and O's.


 

 

Mr. International Rubber results

Mr. International Rubber Pusckatt Pumera Onyx won the competition in Chicago, IL at the Fantasy Nightclub and the Riviera Theater. The Mr. International Rubber contest was co-emceed by Lucy Stoole and Miguel Torres. First Runner-up was Mr. Rubber France 2022 Neo Fetish and second runner-up was Melbourne Rubber Man 2021 Matt Latex Armageddon. Eight men competed for the coveted title.

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