Steve Lenius Posts

Leather Life: Where Sex and Technology Meet

Almost 20 years ago, I wrote a column examining new sexual frontiers (new at the time, anyway) made possible by advances in technology. This column is an update on this fascinating topic. We’ll look at some of […]

Leather Life: Leather And Mentoring

Notes on a Community Conversation Mentoring in the leather community was the subject of a panel discussion and community conversation on Sunday, Aug. 12. The event took place at eagleBOLTbar, and was preceded by brunch. […]

Leather Life: Twenty-Five Years in Leather

The Leather Community, Then and Now Twenty-five years ago this month, in August, 1993, I bought my first leather vest. Then, wearing it, I attended my first monthly Atons Leather/Levi Dinner. Hey, everybody’s gotta start somewhere. […]

Minnesota Leather Pride- Pride Weekend

Leather Life: Int’l. Mr. Leather Weekend Turns 40

In 1979, the first International Mr. Leather (IML) contest was held in Chicago. About 400 attendees watched twelve contestants compete. Now, fast-forward four decades. In 2018, during Memorial Day weekend and again in Chicago, the IML weekend […]

Leather Life: Pride—and “RESIST”

It’s time again for Pride, in both GLBT and leather flavors. And this year, Pride is coming not a moment too soon for me. I have seen so much happening lately, nationally and internationally, that ranges […]

Leather Life: A Surprising MN Leather Pride Weekend

Two titles were awarded—and, surprisingly, one was not—at the 2018 Minnesota Leather Pride contest weekend. The contest was held Saturday evening, April 7, 2018 at LUSH. Five contestants competed in three concurrent contests: Sir Zachariah BlackFyre competed for […]

Leather Life: IML Leather Market in Lyrics

This year marks the 40th International Mr. Leather (IML) contest (May 24-28, 2018). For many years, one of the major attractions of the IML weekend has been the Leather Market, which started in 1988 with five vendors. […]

Leather Life: Buster is Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2018

This year’s Mr. Twin Cities Leather (TCL) 2018 weekend was held at The Saloon from Friday, Feb. 16, to Sunday, Feb. 18. Sponsored by Twin Cities Leather & Latte, The Saloon, and The Nicollet Diner, the weekend […]

Leather Life: Clubs, Organizations, and Community

This issue’s Leather Life column has been based on, and inspired by, a recent community discussion about the many clubs and organizations that are such an important part of the leather/BDSM/fetish community both in the Twin […]

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