Lifestyles & Communities

International Mr. Leather Contest

By Steve Lenius / June 5, 2008

Since its inauguration in May 1979, the International Mr. Leather (IML) Contest has played an important role in building and…

“Tie the Knot” at Minnesota Leather Pride

By Steve Lenius / June 5, 2008

“Tie the Knot” is the theme of Minnesota Leather Pride 2008. A full schedule of Minnesota Leather Pride events starts…

An Interview with Joanne Gaddy

By Steve Lenius / May 23, 2008

Joanne Gaddy has been a visible member of Chicago’s leather community for many years. She served as Mistress of International…

No Minnesota Contestant at IML XXX

By Steve Lenius / May 9, 2008

Consider the noble leather contest: alive and thriving in some places, moribund in others. It will be a blowout year…

Leather Leadership Conference XII Keynotes

By Steve Lenius / April 24, 2008

The 12th annual Leather Leadership Conference, April 11-13 in San Francisco, included three major keynote speeches.

An Interview with Mikel Gerle, International Mr. Leather 2007

By Steve Lenius / April 10, 2008

It has been 10 months since Mike Gerle became International Mr. Leather (IML) 2007. I recently interviewed him by telephone…

Self-Made Leather

By Steve Lenius / March 13, 2008

When I tell people I’m a leather columnist, many often assume I write about those cute little wallets they once…

New Giant Leather Pride and Rainbow Flags

By Steve Lenius / February 29, 2008

On February 16, I was at Vera’s Café in Minneapolis for what I thought would be a routine meeting of…

Leather Leadership Conference XII

By Steve Lenius / February 14, 2008

Guy Baldwin, Michael Thorn, and Patrick Califia will be featured speakers at Leather Leadership Conference (LLC) XII, April 11-13, in…

Leather Lens The Atons Holiday Fund-raiser 2007

By Steve Lenius / December 21, 2007

Continuing a long-standing tradition, The Atons of Minneapolis held its annual Holiday Fund-raiser on December 2 at the Bolt Underground…

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