Alex “Bear” Conley: Where did you grow up?
Lucky Butch: San Diego – lived there until my mid 30s (and yes, I get really homesick, especially during the winter).
AC: How did you discover the leather community and how long have you been involved?
LB: I attended a roundtable hosted by Toni Solenne about four years ago. It was eye-opening and I knew I had finally found my tribe.
AC: What’s your favorite flag to fly?
LB: Red, Hunter Green, Black, Houndstooth (all left).
AC: If you could have any animal for a pet what would you choose?
LB: A monkey – he could ride on my shoulder everywhere I go.
AC: You just won $1 million dollars! What would be the first three things you do?
LB: Pay off all the bills, help out some friends, take my family on vacation to Fiji for a couple of weeks (or a couple of months).
AC: What is your favorite place you’ve ever traveled to? What place in the world is on your bucket list?
LB: Hard question – my favorite vacation place is Key West but I love Tel Aviv as well. Costa Rica and Fiji are both on the bucket list.
AC: What is the accomplishment that has made you the proudest in the leather community? What about outside the leather realm?
LB: In the leather world, I think my proudest accomplishment is being a part of the team responsible for the Philadelphia Leather Women’s Bar Night. Outside the leather world, I think it would be successfully (so far) co-parenting two awesome kids!
AC: Ocean or the forest?
LB: Ocean forever!
AC: What is your favorite event?
LB: I love 12 Days and I love the House of Dove events – so it’s a tie.
AC: Iron Man or Captain America? If neither, what superhero team would you choose?
LB: Guardians of the Galaxy, bitches
AC: What is your favorite thing about the leather community?
LB: I love the way the leather community in our region comes together to help each other.
AC: What would you like to accomplish in the next five years?
LB: Work to take our government back from the fascists!
AC: Who has been an inspiration for you?
LB: This is a hard question. In my personal life, as well as the leather community, there have been so many people who have inspired me. Two of the names that come to mind are Tina Landi and Toni Solenne.
AC: If you could wave a magic wand and change something about the leather community right now, what would it be?
LB: The lack of accountability of some of the people in the community.
AC: What hobbies take up your free time?
LB: Free time? Hahahaha. Two jobs, two kids, and a wife don’t lend to much free time. Seriously, reading or riding my motorcycle are two of my favorite free time activities.
AC: Cake or pie?
LB: Hmm, tough choice – I’ll go with cake
AC: What is the guiltiest pleasure that you will admit publicly?
LB: “Forensic Files” on the car radio (it’s a thing)
AC: Free form time! What is a message you would really like to share with all the people reading this?
LB: I don’t do free form– also, I’m an introvert with RBF (resting bitch face) so don’t take me personally.