Over the last two decades Palm Springs Leather Pride has been proud to have had a wide array of judges—everyone from IML, MAL, IMsl, ILSb, American Leatherman to non-titleholder men and woman revered
for their unique contributions to our community.
DAVID “TIGGER” BAILEY
International Mr Leather 2016, Howell, NJ
David “Tigger” Bailey is Mr. New Jersey Leather 2016 and International Mister Leather 2016. A Massachusetts native, Tigger grew up on the east coast and attended MIT graduating with a degree in Management Science. He is currently a senior retail executive. Tigger resides in Howell, NJ with his husband Cubby and their three dogs, and is a proud collared Sir to his extended leather family.
Mr Palm Springs Leather 2016, Palm Springs, CA
Christopher has gratefully held the distinction of being Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2016, and is thrilled and honored to be in the company of his fellow judges for his successor. With a finish in the Top 20 at IML, and as the current titleholder, Christopher has raised approximately $20,000 for local charities, and won’t be stopping any time soon.
Ms Sanctuary Leather, 2014, Seattle, WA
Shae Flanigan is a Pacific Northwesterner whose heart found its home in Southern California. Shae is a BDSM educator, panelist and performer who believes strongly in the good of the titleholder and contest system. Shae was the inaugural Ms. Sanctuary Leather in 2014 and is the current owner and producer of the Ms. Los Angles Leather contest. She is one of three founders and the current President of the Southland Title Sisters – an organization created to help and support female titleholders in Southern California during and after their title years.
Mr San Francisco Leather 2010,
San Francisco, CA
A San Francisco Bay Area resident for over 20 years Lance began his leather journey in the heart of the Castro. Lance holds the title of Mr. San Francisco Leather 2010 and was selected Leather Alliance 2010 Man of the Year. He also enjoys the honor of being named International Mr. Leather 2010 First Runner Up. Lance is involved in a number of community activities, including Leather Walk in conjunction with Folsom Street Events and the AIDS Emergency Fund board.
Producer, San Diego, CA
Adam has served the community as past President of San Diego Leather Pride Inc., producer the Mr. and Ms. San Diego Leather Contests, Knight of Leather, The Leather Realm at San Diego Pride and many other events. Adam had the honor of being named Mr. San Diego Leather 2004, His ongoing efforts in the community have been recognized by the San Diego City Council who named a day in his honor, along with being acknowledged by the San Diego Leather Awards as Man of the Year in 2005 & 2007, and Kinkster of the Year 2007.
Producer/Community Organizer/Activist, San Francisco, CA
Ray’s 34+ years of service to the leather/kink community includes producing Mr. San Francisco Leather, Northern California Drummer and LeatherSir/boy regional contests, the Imperial/Ducal courts, gay softball and other community productions spanning across California to Canada and places in between. Ray won the title of San Francisco/Northern California Mr. Drummer 1998 and Mr. San Francisco Leather 1990. He is also the Founder and President of the San Francisco Band of Brothers and has served as Den Daddy for Mr. Leatherman Toronto, Mr. Bolt Leather (Sacramento) and various other contests.
Mr Phoenix Leather 2009, Phoenix, AZ
Originally, from California Bob Weber is first winner of the Mr. Phoenix Leather title first held in 2009. Bob is a member of Avatar Los Angeles and competed in the first Oil Can Harry’s Mr. Leather contest in 2003 proudly winning 1st runner up. He actively participates in local charity events, a former member of the Imperial Court and has judged several local contests. He is a member of the Phoenix boys of Leather, A-PAH, APEX, and the Arizona Men of Leather, and a permanent staff member of the Mr. Phoenix Leather Contest.
For more info on the judges—visit www.desertleatherpride.com.