Lifestyles & Communities

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…

Getting into Leather, 1993: Tales Around the Holiday Fire

By Steve Lenius / December 4, 2007

The holidays are a time for gathering around a warm, glowing fire, and telling stories—not just holiday stories, but also…

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