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Mates Leather Weekend raises record sum

By October 17, 2021





Mates Leather Weekend raises record sum

By Richard Conley

375 Leatherfolk were on hand for the 24th Mates Leather Weekend in Provincetown, MA the weekend of September 30 - October 4 and by all accounts had a great time. The event raised a record $6,440 for the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, bringing the total to date over $78,000. In addition, 26 men took part in ASGCC’s Free Health Screening throughout the weekend.


The 2021 First Mate Contest was held on Saturday, October 2 with First Mate 2001 David Oravez as emcee. David did an awesome job hosting the contest which had 10 entrants. After careful consideration by judges Mr. New England Leather 2020-2021 Roberto Cuero and Mr. FLAG 2021 Dan Ortega. Jim Rios of Boston, MA was chosen First Mate 2021. First Runner-up was Stephen Cyr of Boston, MA and Second Runner-up was Danny Sparkes of Provincetown, MA.

The recipients of this year’s Mates Leather Weekend Brotherhood Awards are Russell Sweeney, Mark Stickney and Jean Ledoux. The Brotherhood Award is given to those who have shown extraordinary and continuous support of Mates Leather Weekend and demonstrate the true meaning of community and brotherhood.

After a few heavy storms that clobbered the Eastern Seaboard with heavy rain and flooding. It was clear and sunny with very few clouds visible in the sky during most of Mates Leather Weekend.

This year’s MLW was dedicated to Russell Sweeney and Matt Harker who left this world since the last Mates Leather Weekend was held in 2019.

Photos were used from Mates Leather Weekend's Facebook Media page with the majority taken by Nelson F. Martinez.

Snowbound Leather Weekend XIV - Get Outta The Cold And Into The HEAT will be held February 25-27, 2022 and is produced by Mates Leather Weekend.





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