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Leather Line

by Rodney Burger

Friday, January 19, 2018

Gérard Turner Sashed MAL 2018!

Gérard Turner a member of Onyx Mid-Atlantic from Gaithersburg, Maryland, was selected Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2018 on Sunday, January 14th during the annual Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend hosted by the Centaur MC at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Seven contestants competed for a chance to be the 33rd MAL titleholder. First runner-up in the extremely close contest was David Gerard from Washington, DC, who also placed first runner-up at MAL 2015. Second runner-up was awarded to Mr. Connecticut Leather 2018 Pup Data. Also competing were Mr. Mayhem Leather 2017 Joe Leatherboy Watson, Mr. Pittsburgh Leather Fetish 2018 Greg Jones, Jacob Mangin from DC, and Tom Nelson formerly from Detroit, Michigan, but now residing in DC.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Please, Sir–May I Have Another?

We did it. We made it through another year. If you watched some of those “Year in review” pieces on television, 2017 was really a horrible year. I for one went to too many funerals in 2017. Thankfully I ended my year on a high note with a trip to Fort Lauderdale, where I visited my ShipMate club brother Mike Reisig, two COMMAND MC members Mike and Marty, and took a cruise to the Dominican Republic with Thomas of the Centaur MC, Mr. Maryland Leather 2013 Bob Rose, and Mr. Maryland Leather 2007 Sir Steve. Once again my friends from the leather community helped me make happy memories in what was not a happy year. Now it is 2018 and instead of looking back, I’m ready to start another year in leather.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Here We HO Again!

I hate to admit it, but I am really not a big fan of the holiday season. It’s stressful, melancholy, and often a recipe for disappointment. We are often reminded of younger days, miss those who are no longer with us, and discover that our holiday reality is not perfect like those seen in movies or TV shows. We may miss those family traditions that have fallen by the wayside due to changes in family situations or simply the passing of time. At this time of year I am thankful that three of my favorite Baltimore holiday traditions live on and even after all these years still bring me joy.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Mr. DC Eagle 2018 is...

Daniel T. Ferguson from Washington, DC, was named Mr. DC Eagle 2018 during the annual contest held on November 18th at Washington’s historic leather bar. First runner-up was Juaniorex Cemicaonani a member of Washington’s Highwaymen TNT leather club. There were no additional contestants.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Maine Event

I always have an amazing time each year at the big leather events such as Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend in Washington, DC, or International Mr. Leather in Chicago. These events draw hundreds of leather folks – and who doesn’t enjoy seeing the sights in a big city? Everyone in the leather community has been to these annual gatherings. When you are making your New Year’s resolutions in a few weeks, think about planning to attend a small leather function next year. It’s even more fun if the event is held in a city that you have never visited before and in many cases would never think of visiting.


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