Steve Lenius

Leather Life: A Pride Picnic in Chaska

By Steve Lenius / July 28, 2022

Pride celebrations are increasingly happening in smaller cities and towns. They no longer are held only in big cities and…

Leather Life: IML44 and IMBB30—Vicariously

By Steve Lenius / June 30, 2022

After being canceled two years, the International Mr. Leather (IML) and International Mr. Bootblack (IMBB) contests were back in 2022.…

Leather Life: Russell Waisanen – Life After The Leather Title

By Steve Lenius / June 2, 2022

So you win a leather title. You spend time preparing to compete at the International Mr. Leather (IML) contest. You…

Leather Life: They/Them/Us”: Kink, Pronouns, and Family on Film

By Steve Lenius / May 5, 2022

Imagine a romantic comedy about two forty-something divorced people getting together and creating a blended family. Now imagine that the…

Leather Life Online Exclusive: Interview with the Creators of “They/Them/Us”

By Steve Lenius / May 5, 2022

Interview conducted, transcribed, condensed and edited by Steve Lenius “They/Them/Us” is a new romantic comedy film that I wrote about…

Leather Life: I Had the Craziest Dream Last Night

By Steve Lenius / April 7, 2022

Catching up on the news before going to bed is sometimes not a good idea. I was reading about the…

Leather Life: Tank Weekend – A Celebration of Leather and Kink Expression

By Steve Lenius / March 10, 2022

For many years The Saloon has welcomed the leather/BDSM/fetish communities to occasional “Tank” parties (lately the third Friday of each…

Leather Life: Song – “I Enjoy Being a . . .”

By Steve Lenius / February 10, 2022

Happy Valentine’s Day! Let’s celebrate this Holiday of Love with some parody lyrics to a famous show tune called “I…

Leather Life: Corn Haulers of Iowa Disband

By Steve Lenius / January 13, 2022

Very sad news: After 45 years in existence, the members of the Corn Haulers Leather & Levi Club of Des Moines,…

Leather Life: Are We There Yet?

By Steve Lenius / December 16, 2021

With 2021 mostly in the rearview mirror, and with 2022 approaching, I’d like to begin this column with a memory…

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