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Dave Rhodes

Dave Rhodes


 

 

Flash Back Gallery - Motor Sport Amsterdam's 25th Anniversary

Dave Rhodes' first and only trip so far to Europe brought back many memories including Motor Sport Amsterdam's 25th Anniversary and the ECMC Annual General Meeting European Council of Motorcycle Clubs in the Netherlands. Nearly 2,000 hot men from all over the planet descended on land of Vincent van Gogh for a weekend of revelry and partying. Scroll down for our 33-photo gallery. At the invitation by International Mr. Leather 1993, Henri ten Have,I made the trip.

 

 

 

 

Flash Back Gallery: Mid Atlantic Leather - 1993 to the present

One of the top Leather club runs is Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend produced by the Centaur Motorcycle Club of Washington, DC. It's main double feature is Leather Cocktails on Saturday nights and the Mr. Mid Atlantic Leather Contest on Sunday afternoons. Big are the vendor market, Saturday and Sunday night dances, club-sponsored parties, announcements of the IML judges, great food at the host Hyatt Regency, tourism and dining in the nation's capital. Oh, and the virtually all-day, all-night lobby crowd, Scroll down to see what photos The Leather Journal has from over the years.

 


 

Flash Back Gallery - 1993 March On Washington

Bill Clinton had only been in office a few months before the 1993 March On Washington occurred in the nation's capital. The 1993 March On Washington saw almost 1,000,000 LGBT, friends and allies from all over the United States, its territories and several friendly countries on April 25, 1993. President Clinton was not there, but Hillary was and she delivered a proclamation. Politicians and leaders spoke on The Mall, and Leather made a huge presence, just as it had in the 1987 March On Washington.

 

 
 
 
 
New and Improved - we are renovating for the New Year
 
The next Dave Rhodes' Hump Day will appear on January 6, 2021. We are creating a new look to the web site which we believe you will love. This will include a huge gallery from the 1993 March On Washington, the names of the inductees for the 2021 Leather Hall of Fame and more. We will also have more stand-alone articles and you will be sent a Notification every time we post.
 
Meanwhile, you can lend us your financial support to keep us going by becoming one of our monthly Patreon supporting members. Go to https://www.patreon.com/theleatherjournal
 
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Gayle Rubin V

 

Gayle Rubin to be honored at Creating Change Conference

Community leaders Gloria Allen, Lisbeth Melendez Rivera, Javier Hernandez, and Gayle Rubin will all be honored at the 33rd annual Creating Change Conference. Held virtually from January 28-31, the conference will include four plenary sessions, 16 day-long institutes, and 48 workshop and caucus sessions.

 

 

 

Happy Holidays - A look at the last 20 years - Flash Back Gallery

This week I have scoured my photo file of the last 20 years and have come up with about 25 or so gems I think you will like. Most of these are from Southern California with clubs such as Avatar Club Los Angeles' Wreath Auctions and Krampus, Regiment of the Black and Tans with Toast to the Season, Satyrs MC Anniversary parties after Thanksgiving, ONYX Southwest, California B&B Corps with their parties at the Tom of Finland House, San Diego clubs combined party, and the Tom of Finland Foundation's huge bash complete with professional carolers and Muscle-bound Santa Claus.

 

 

 

 

A King Without A Kingdom

By Rodney Burger

On February 28th I was on vacation in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It was a beautiful Friday evening and the bars in Wilton Manors, the popular gayborhood, were hopping. I had enjoyed happy hour at Hunter’s and was having dinner at the Garden Café across the street next to the Eagle Wilton Manors, when I saw Mr. DC Eagle 2020 Justin Sawyers walk by the window. I had been to the Mr. and Ms. DC Eagle 2020 Contest in November and had seen Justin at other events since then. After dinner, I was happy to greet him and several other Leather titleholders who I knew who were also in town and checking out the newest Eagle bar. It was a magical evening that now seems a lifetime ago.

 

 

Flash Back Gallery - American Brotherhood Weekend

American Brotherhood Weekend began in Boston circa 1991 and has moved around the country to cities including Washington, DC, New Orleans and Chicago where it currently resides. Regardless of where ABW is held, the organization has developed a strong sense of Leather Family. American Brotherhood Weekend is a celebration of the bond of Leather families. It is a weekend filled with great energy and camaraderie which surround the three title contests that comprise ABW and the American Leather family. Plans are to hold the next American Brotherhood Weekend in the middle of July next year. We have pored through our files and a couple other places to share these photos with you. Scroll down to see.

https://www.facebook.com/ABWLeather

http://www.americanbrotherhood.com/

 

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.