Lifestyles & Communities

Welcome, Leather Republicans!

By Steve Lenius / August 28, 2008

One of the traditions of this column is to welcome large groups of out-of-towners who come to the Twin Cities…

Leather Contests and Titles: Every Color of the Rainbow

By Steve Lenius / August 14, 2008

In the world of leather contests and titles, International Mr. Leather (IML) is the most well known, and, having just…

Leather Leadership Conference XI Wins Pantheon of Leather Award

By Steve Lenius / July 31, 2008

To paraphrase Sally Field: They liked us. They really liked us! On July 20, Leather Leadership Conference (LLC) XI, which…

Twin Cities Leather/BDSM/Fetish History Community Discussion

By Steve Lenius / July 16, 2008

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” —George Santayana

International Mr. Leather 2008 – The Numbers tell the Tale

By Steve Lenius / June 20, 2008

XXX Roman numeral for 30. This year’s International Mr. Leather (IML) Contest Weekend was the 30th-anniversary event. (You thought XXX…

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.

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