Steve Lenius

Leather Life: LA&M Exhibits – Leather’s Golden Era and Art of Rex

By Steve Lenius / August 26, 2021

The doors to the Leather Archives and Museum (LA&M) in Chicago are again open to the public. (They had been…

Leather Life: Leather Pride Flag 101

By Steve Lenius / July 29, 2021

June 26, 2021: A photo from the 2021 community photo shoot with the giant Leather Pride flag. Photo by Larry…

Leather Life: Leather and Aging

By Steve Lenius / July 1, 2021

Photo courtesy of BigStock/Artem Bolshakov Let me begin this column with what some might consider a five-letter word that’s taboo:…

Leather Life: Leather Pride Memories, Year By Year

By Steve Lenius / June 3, 2021

The 2020 version of the traditional community photo with the giant Leather Pride flag—this time, an aerial photo created using…

Leather Life: “Your rights. Your privacy. Your freedom.”

By Steve Lenius / May 6, 2021

“Your rights. Your privacy. Your freedom.” That’s what the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) has been working for since…

Leather Life: CLAW 21 Coming in November 2021

By Steve Lenius / April 8, 2021

With hopes that the coronavirus pandemic will have subsided by autumn, several major leather/BDSM/fetish events are being scheduled for November…

Leather Life: Virtual Leather

By Steve Lenius / March 11, 2021

Photo courtesy of BigStock/hozard This installment of this column is a time capsule. Someday, far in the future, someone will…

Leather Life: Rubber, Leather and Bootblacks in November

By Steve Lenius / February 11, 2021

Photo by Bigstock/fortton I am beginning to allow myself to feel hopeful for the future. A little bit, anyway. News…

Leather Life: Leather Archives & Museum to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

By Steve Lenius / January 14, 2021

Gary Wasdin, Executive Director of the Leather Archives & Museum in Chicago, enjoys a cigar on the LA&M’s front steps.…

Leather Life: The Year In Review – What I Learned During 2020

By Steve Lenius / December 17, 2020

Photo by of BigStock/master1305 This column appears in the “2020 Year In Review” issue of Lavender. But how do you …

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