Lucky Butch, a Pennsylvania resident, is a person who prefers being in the background. She doesn’t want the spotlight and shies away from being the center of attention. She assists in the leather community in so many ways – helping coordinate silent auctions, tending bar for the Philadelphia Women’s Leather Bar Nights she helped co-found, and attending various events around the region. Once you get a chance to meet her, you find an engaging person who cares deeply for her family, friends, and the communities she serves.
In January 1977, 13 men got together in a small apartment on 2nd Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to talk about forming a leather social club for folks in the area. Some in the group were familiar with other leather clubs that had been formed in the Mid-Atlantic region, such as Washington’s Centaur MC (founded in 1970), the Philadelphians MC (founded in 1974), and the ShipMates Club of Baltimore (also founded in 1974).
Hi! My name is Alex, and I am supremely excited about having the opportunity to write this column for Baltimore OUTloud. I currently hold the title of Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman 2017, and I wear that sash proudly. What that means is that I am an ambassador for the Mid-Atlantic region’s community of Leather Women. Generally, the region is considered Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York City. This is an amazing group of people and we get things done.
On Saturday, February 18th Mr. Woods Leather 2017 Todd Apple and Ms. Woods Leather 2017 Alyssa Durnien hosted “Ladies of Leather,” a drag show and silent auction at “The Nest” at the Baltimore Eagle to benefit the Lehigh Valley Renaissance Transgender Association and the Leather Heart Foundation. Afterwards COMMAND MC hosted the first of what will be monthly bar nights (on the third Saturday of each month) in the Baltimore Eagle’s “Code Bar.” It was a really fun night.
Nicholas Hollup was named Mr. Philadelphia Leather 2017 and Heather Raquel was sashed Ms. Philadelphia Leather 2017 on Saturday, February 11th in front of a packed house at the Bike Stop in downtown Philadelphia. Bull, a member of the Atlanta Panther Leather / Levi Club and a recent Philadelphia transplant, was first runner-up for Mr. Philadelphia Leather 2017, and Kitten, executive producer of Philadelphia Leather Pride night, was first runner-up for Ms. Philadelphia Leather 2017. Also competing for Mr. Philadelphia Leather 2017 were Christopher Stratton, who was first runner-up to Mr. Mayhem Leather 2016, and Erich a proud military veteran.
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