Author: Steve Lenius

An Interview with Joanne Gaddy

Joanne Gaddy has been a visible member of Chicago’s leather community for many years. She served as Mistress of International Mr. Leather (IML) for about 10 years. She founded The Slater Society, a pansexual fisting group. Gaddy...

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No Minnesota Contestant at IML XXX

Consider the noble leather contest: alive and thriving in some places, moribund in others. It will be a blowout year in Chicago, as the International Mr. Leather (IML) contest celebrates 30 years this coming Memorial Day...

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Leather Leadership Conference XII Keynotes

The 12th annual Leather Leadership Conference, April 11-13 in San Francisco, included three major keynote speeches. Friday night’s opening keynote speaker was noted leather author and publisher Race Bannon, who discussed recent...

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Self-Made Leather

When I tell people I’m a leather columnist, many often assume I write about those cute little wallets they once constructed at summer camp from a Tandy Leather kit. Well, not quite. But I don’t mean to disparage the practice of...

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Leather Leadership Conference XII

Guy Baldwin, Michael Thorn, and Patrick Califia will be featured speakers at Leather Leadership Conference (LLC) XII, April 11-13, in San Francisco. April. San Francisco. Leather. Any questions? Why would you not be there? If...

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