I started a new series of articles on the subject of Rogue Leatherwomen on Leatherati. The first two are up!
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by Leland Carina
Full story coming to Leatherati.com soon!
by Leland Carina
I had the great honor of introducing Darren Bondy Mr SF Leather 2011 at the 2012 Mr SF Leather contest for his step-down. I would like as many people as possible to know what a great job he did during his title year, so here is my introduction.
Over the past year it has been my distinct pleasure to work closely with Darren Bondy — Mr San Francisco Leather 2011.
Darren Bondy is everything a title holder should be.
He coordinated 12 successful Black Saturday events at his home bar, the Powerhouse– which raised over $12,000 for the Leather Alliance, the Bare Chest Calendar, CARAS, the Tom of Finland Foundation, and the Leather Archives and Museum. He judged four contests. He sponsored Balls to the Walls (a Leather softball game) and the Anniversary of Leathermen’s Discussion Group. All of this, and he had an wonderfully successful run for International Mr. Leather– finishing 8th out of more than 50 men who competed for the title.
I’m very proud of this article for Leatherati. Thank you to all of the contributors. Including: Race Bannon, Queen Cougar, Lamalani, Patrick Mulcahey, Deborah Isadora Hoffman-Wade, Rich Stadtmiller, and Kd Diamond.
Part Two will be published Saturday and it is much more uplifting.
In my research of Leather community history, I have often run across references to Langlitz Leathers as one of the most important contributors to the classic Leatherman look. Langlitz has been manufacturing motorcycle jackets since 1947 and they have not changed much at all about how they do it. Legend has it that the founder, Ross Langlitz, first got on a motorcycle in the eighth grade.
Leland Carina covered a recent RMSF party and wrote an article for Leatherati about their organization.
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