2008 WA St Mr & Ms Leather

23 March 2008 10:21

MonsignoreMeet & GreetSeattle, WA –- Last night, WSMLO presented the 26th Washington State Mr & Ms Leather Contest sponsored by Miller Brewing Company and Columbia Distributing Company with additional sponsorship by TitanMen.com. The judging panel, led by National Leather Emblem Award recipient, Judy Tallwing-McCarthy, included: Bellingham Leathermen founder, Rick Ruben; President of the Seattle Boys of Leather, Hobbit Joost; President of Generic Leather Productions of WA, Gene Romaine; WSMLO Board Member Linda Coomas; and International Mr Leather 2007 First Runner-Up, Rob Grant. The panel chose Lamalani as 2008 Washington State Ms Leather (right) and TJ as 2008 Washington State Mr Leather (left) with Hurt as First Runner-Up.

In addition to our sponsors and judging panel, as producer of the contest, I would like to thank: our Judges’ Coordinator, Daddy Jeff; Judges Runner, boy Ron; MC’s, Ronda Vandermeer and Lynnda Hale; Tally Masters, Jeremy Dunn and Daddy Daun; Stage Manager, Matt Hefel; Contestant Coordinator, Panther; Johnny and Tom at the door for the Meet & Greet and Contest (respectively); Malixe for chronicling the events; performers Efren and Nina; and, the many others that contributed to our success.

I would also like to thank the Cuff Complex and staff for hosting the contest and their continued support of our community.

Coming Out in Kink

21 March 2008 11:03

CagedComing Out in KinkSeattle, WA –- Thanks to a tremendous amount of help from a lot of people, I was able to organize and host Coming Out in Kink last night at the Cuff Complex. The event, a joint fundraiser with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Abbey of St Joan (right, in part), raised nearly six hundred dollars for the Sisters’ Charity Grant Fund and the Scott Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship Fund. On the Abbey of St. Joan’s anniversary, the Sisters issue grants to non-profit organizations throughout Washington State from contributions made to their charity fund. The Scott A. Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship Fund, administered through the Pride Foundation of Seattle, awards six scholarships yearly. Three are awarded in the category of Leadership and three in the category of Athletics.

Coming Out in Kink (Bonus)The success of this event is due in large part to the generous product donation and marketing assistance provided by TitanMen.com. It is also a testament to the volunteer contributions made by the members of my community of family and friends. The Sisters were out in force selling raffle tickets and jell-shots. Northwest Community Bootblack, Henry was on-hand servicing boots. The patriarch of my leather family, Gene Romaine flogged willing participants for donations (photo left). And, of course, my boys Derek, Jeff, Rich and Steven stepped up and volunteered to help out along with two of our extended family, Gabe and Johnny. Together, they brought a very special approach to the sale of raffle tickets.

All this, however, would not have been enough to pull it off if it had not been for the support of Daddy Jeff & Puppy of Dog House Leathers and the entire staff at the Cuff. This event was an ambitious undertaking given my other responsibilities associated with producing the Washington State Mr & Ms Leather Contest this week. I am truly grateful for the quality of character displayed by those with whom I choose to share my life.

WA St Leather Pride Week

18 March 2008 18:25

MonsignoreWA St Leather Pride WeekSeattle, WA –- Washington State Leather Pride Week continues with several events scheduled through the week. Here’s a breakdown of the remaining events:

Daddy’s Leather Tag Sale
Wed 19 Mar 2008 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm
In conjunction with Washington State Leather Pride Week at the Cuff Complex Black & Blue Room, the past Seattle Leather Daddy titleholders and Washington State Mr. & Ms. Leather Organization host a Leather Tag Sale during the March Community-Wide, Dress Code Leather Social, with the proceeds benefiting the Leather Archives & Museum. Donations may be made year round. Contact Daddy Jeff at lthrdaddy@aol.com.

Coming Out in Kink (above)
Thu 20 Mar 2008 from 9:00 pm to Midnight
Titanmen Tony Buff & Derek da Silva host a kinky night out at the Cuff sponsored by TitanMen.com to benefit the Scott Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Abbey of St Joan’s Sisters’ Charity Fund with TitanMen product raffles, demos and twisted surprises.

WA St Leather Pride WeekWashington State Mr. & Ms. Leather Contest Public Meet and Greet
Fri 21 Mar 2008 from 8:30 to 10:00 pm
To be held at Lifelong Seneca Conference Room, 1002 East Seneca Street, Seattle, WA 98122. (Entrance via sunken parking lot. Cross streets – 10th Ave and Madison). No Charge. More Info at www.wsmlo.org.

The 26th Annual Washington State Mr. & Ms. Leather Contest (left)
Sat 22 Mar 2008 from 7:00 to 9 pm (Doors at 6:00 pm)
To be held at The Cuff – Dance Club, 1533 13th Ave, Seattle, WA. $8.00. More Info at www.wsmlo.org.

The Leather Emerald & Community Service Awards Victory Brunch
Sun 23 Mar 2008 11:30 am to 1:30 pm (Awards at Noon)
Join WSMLO, Generic Leather Productions of Washington, Seattle Men in Leather, Seattle Women in Leather and the Seattle Boys of Leather at The Cuff Dance Bar for a light brunch and awards ceremony. Enter on East Pike Street side, Seattle, WA. No Charge. More Info at www.wsmlo.org.