Leather Line

Leather Line

by Rodney Burger

Friday, October 13, 2017

Start Spreading the News!

Joseph Macchia, a talent booker from Maspeth, New York, in the borough of Queens, took home the title of Mr. Eagle NYC 2018 at the annual contest held on Saturday, October 7th at New York City’s iconic leather bar. First runner-up was Johnny Quesada, a photographer from New York City, and second runner-up was awarded to Dwayne Townsend, an actor, model, and aerobics instructor, as well from the Big Apple. Also competing were Damien Basile, Darius “Dax” Fox, and Mike Chapman.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Sloppy Seconds

Frat Daddy George from Granby, Massachusetts, was awarded the title of Atlantic States LeatherSIR 2018, Justin Charles from Baltimore, Maryland, was sashed Atlantic States Leatherboy 2018, and Callie Girl from Newport News, Virginia took home the Atlantic States Community Bootblack 2018 title during the Atlantic States Leather weekend held in Baltimore on September 22nd and 23rd. There were no additional contestants.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The New Age of Consent

I admit that I’m now part of the older generation. You know that you have arrived there the first time you catch yourself uttering the phrase: “When I was your age….” I get it. Time brings change. Each generation puts their own stamp on the world and the leather community is no exception. One can embrace change or become that grumpy old man who still lives in the past. The last issue of Baltimore OUTloud carried an article from entitled “Verbal Consent Needed at Sex Positive Spaces?” It spoke about a person being touched without consent and went on to state that young people are very conscious about consent and may interpret non-verbal actions as harassing behavior. Oddly enough I’d just been to a leather contest, and while waiting to go up onstage for the parade of club colors, a friend who I’ve known for years playfully groped me right before I was stepping on stage. When I got home that evening I got a text from him. It said, “Sorry if I crossed a line with touching your cock.” I jokingly replied, “You only crossed the line when you stopped!” It really made me think about how times have changed and how cruising may now be a lost art.

Friday, September 01, 2017

Here’s to the Ladies in Leather!

Amy “Foxxy” Phillips from Baltimore, Maryland, was named Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman 2018 and “Bumper” from Hampton Roads, Virginia, was selected Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman Boot Black 2018 during the annual MAL-W Contest held on Saturday, August 26th at the Baltimore Eagle. Runner-up for Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman 2018 was Christy Lee, Ms. New Jersey Leather 2016. There were no additional contestants.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Join The Club

Times have changed. People don’t shop at malls, they shop online. People don’t meet in bars, they meet online. People work at home online and go to college online. Even during those rare times when people are out in public they are staring at their online devices. It makes me wonder. In the internet age are leather social clubs even relevant? As someone who has been the member of a leather club for over 20 years, my answer is a resounding: yes!


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