Lifestyles & Communities

IML Says Bye Bye Barebacking

By Steve Lenius / August 13, 2009

In his speech at this year’s International Mr. Leather (IML) Contest and show, Executive Producer Chuck Renslow pointed to the…

Queer As Folks

By Lavender / July 31, 2009

Three Head to World Outgames in Copenhagen The second annual World Outgames is a little more local with three community…

Contestant Speeches at International Mr. Leather The Leather Agenda 2009

By Steve Lenius / July 1, 2009

Every year at the International Mr. Leather (IML) Contest, each of the top 20 semifinalists presents a 90-second speech on…

International Mr. Leather 2009

By Steve Lenius / June 19, 2009

First, the statistics: More than 15,000 people partied in Chicago at the 31st annual International Mr. Leather (IML) Contest, over…

Minnesota Leather Pride 2009 “United Colors of Leather”

By Steve Lenius / June 4, 2009

United Colors of Leather” is the theme of Minnesota Leather Pride (MLP) 2009. A packed schedule of events starts June…

The Cockpit Project: Version 2.0

By Steve Lenius / May 8, 2009

The Cockpit Project, Minneapolis retailer of “luxury leather & latex” goods, has new ownership. It opened in June 2001. Ownership…

Mr. Minneapolis Eagle Contest

By Steve Lenius / April 24, 2009

Old, stereotypical joke: What do big, butch, tough leathermen talk about at the leather bar? They exchange recipes.

Interview with Gary Iriza, International Mr. Leather 2008 Part Two

By Steve Lenius / April 10, 2009

So, you won the Mr. Palm Springs Leather competition, and made it to Chicago. What are your memories of the…

Interview with Gary Iriza, International Mr. Leather 2008 Part One

By Steve Lenius / March 26, 2009

Gary Iriza came to Chicago last May as Mr. Palm Springs Leather and left as International Mr. Leather (IML) 2008.…

Mr. Iowa Leather

By Steve Lenius / March 12, 2009

Mr. Minneapolis Eagle Contest Returns April 1 Every year, the International Mr. Leather (IML) Contest over Memorial Day Weekend draws…

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