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Dave Rhodes

Dave Rhodes

 

 

 

Off Sunset Festival draws huge crowd

The Off Sunset Festival, held in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, June 5 in perfect weather, was back from a two-year hiatus with a bang. The huge street festival was held at Santa Monica Blvd. at Hoover and Myra next to Eagle LA which saw long lines of Leatherfolk waiting to get in. It seems every type of kinkster was there.

 

 


 

IML 44 Class and IMBB 30 Class

 

IML and IMBB 2022

Gael Leung Chong Wo was named International Mr. Leather 2022 and Alistair Leather Hiraeth was chosen to be International Mr. Bootblack 2022 at the Arie Crown Theater at McCormick Place on Sunday night, May 29. For the full schedule and registration options go to the IML IMBB web site. Note - there have been some changes, so it might worth it to take a look.

http://www.imrl.com

 

 

 

Both winners were truly international

Mr. Leather Belgium 2020-21 Gael Leung Chong Wo was tops among 60 men vying for International Mr. Leather 2022 and Alistair Leather Hiraeth bested two others to become International Mr. Bootblack 2022 at the Arie Crown Theatre in McCormick Place along Lake Michigan in Chicago, IL on Sunday night, May 29.

 

The Leather Journal's IML IMBB 2022 Contestants Preview

It has been a long time waiting, but the day is coming when a new International Mr. Leather and International Mr. Bootblack will be sashed, and that will be on Sunday night, May 29 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. The link below will take you to The Leather Journal's annual IML and IMBB Preview of contestants.

 

 

Smokeout Las Vegas

Spring of 2022 was when people began to emerge from hiding after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like people coming out of the debris and fallout from a nuclear war on a set of the 1960s television series The Twilight Zone people were gong to find what awaited them.

 

 

 

 

 

CLAW - back with a vengeance

CLAW 22, which was held at the Westin Cleveland Downtown and the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade the weekend of April 28 - May 1 was only a few thousand dollars from reaching the $1,000,000 funds raised at all CLAW events over the years - and when the final tally is announced in a coupe months, that milestone might be reached.

 

 

 

IML Class of 2019.

 

IML IMBB 2022 Contestants Preview

It has been a long time waiting, but the day is coming when a new International Mr. Leather and International Mr. Bootblack will be sashed, and that will be on Sunday night, May 29 at the Auditorium in Chicago, IL. The following is The Leather Journal's annual IML and IMBB Preview of contestants. This will be online and not in the print edition. New this year, each contestant was provided the opportunity to include a link to their web site and/or social media page so readers can find out more than they can from a 100-175 word bio. Thank you to IML IMBB Contestant Coordinator Jeff Tucker for his help with this.

 

 

 

LA Leather Pride 2022 - Dark Angel

 

Saturday, March 26

 

 

 

Angel Rincon is Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2022

Years of frustration for the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence - Los Angeles House ended on stage at Jewel's Catch One Dance Club in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday night, March 26 when members of the LA House stormed the front of the stage in joy the second Mr. Sister 2019 Angel Rincon was named the winner of the Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2022 contest. Only a couple minutes before, Mr. SoCal Leather 2020 Romyn LeMuerte was named second runner-up then Mr. Sanctuary Leather 2019 Francisco Perales was announced as first runner-up. The Brotherhood Award 2022, selected by the contestants, was Christian Medina

 

 

 

Dark Angel: LA Leather Pride Week

We have the full schedule with full description of each of the events - with links for your convenience. Just scroll all the way down to see what is in store for you during LA Leather Pride. THis is becoming one of those weeks where Leatherfolk from all over the world should visit.

 

 

 

 

NCSF announces the Vi Johnson Liberation Award

The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom recognizes that voices, experiences, and contributions to the community are not homogeneous or a monolith. The NCSF believes that a dedicated award that intentionally honors and celebrates the contributions of Black, Indigenous People of Color and the LGBTQ community is long overdue.

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