LALP Guide 2017: The Judges

Your judges for the Mr. L.A. Leather 2017 contest. For more detailed bios on each judge visit


Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2016

Jeffrey Erdman is Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2016, and placed in the Top 20 at IML this last year. Jeffrey has been a proud and prominent member of the LGBT community since moving to Los Angeles in 1992.  In addition to working with a variety of community organizations, Jeffrey has served on the board for the ONE Archives Foundation for the past ten years. Photo by Motorboot Photography.


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Matthew Mullins (Pup Ashtray Boner Kain) is a community enthusiast and activist who has been interested in the Leather BDSM/Fetish lifestyle for 21 years. In the last few years, he has become known as a strong supporter, promoter and major player in the expansion and inclusion of the LA Pup Community. He has had four leather titles, Mr Bullet Leather 2014, So Cal Leather boy 2014, And Mr.West Coast Olympus 2015. Photo by Austin Wondoloski.


Former Executive Director of Folsom Street Events

Most recently, Demetri Moshoyannis served as Executive Director of Folsom Street Events, working diligently to breathe new life into the agency. Under his direction for nearly 11 years, the organization created new areas at the infamous Folsom Street Fair such as The Playground (the leather women and transgender areas), the Erotic Artists’ Area, and attracted top-name entertainment to the Fair. The agency now operates nine annual leather and fetish events with an operating budget of $1.5 million, donating nearly 30% of the operating budget back to direct service charities. Photo by Bill Weaver.


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Marc Ransdell-Bellenger, Mr. Long Beach Leather, 2013, Mr. Fort Lauderdale Eagle, 1994, Mr. Pride in Leather 1993 and Mr. Long Beach Leather, 2013 is currently a Curator at Tom of Finland Foundation, overseeing Community Development. He has been clean and sober 23 plus years. Earlier this year he founded “Hitting Bottoms”, a 12 step recovery meeting for members of the leather tribe. Photo by Motorboot Photography.


LA Band of Brothers

Don Mike will take any chance to get on camera or stage to spread his message of love, brotherhood and hot leathersex.  Previously with the LA Boys of Leather, Avatar and LA Pups and current member of the LA Band of Brothers, he was also canonized by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as Saint Bernard of the Consecrated Canines. Photo by
Dusti Cunningham.


Mr. Chicago Leather 2016

Retired veterinarian Todd Harris is the current 2016 Mr. Chicago Leather and the current 2016 International Mister Leather First Runner Up. A lifelong Chicagoan, he flags left for red, yellow, black and gray. He is the owner of  Stonewall Construction, Inc. and a proud member of the Chicago band of brothers, BLUF and Titans of the Midwest.


President of Avatar Club Los Angeles

Don Doyle is the current President of Avatar Club Los Angeles.  A native of Los Angeles, Don traces his membership in the Southern California leather community for over 45 years. He served as a judge for the precursor Mr. LA Leather contest held at the Faultline bar in 2000 and for Mr. Utah Leather. For 15 years, he has served as Fantasy Committee chair for Inferno sponsored by the Chicago Hellfire Club. Besides leather, Don is a Past-Commander of the former Los Angeles Corps of Rangers uniform club.


President, Executive Director, Co-Founder of CLAW Corp

Bob is the President, Executive Director and co-founder of CLAW Corp, a non-profit 501 c3 charity dedicated to education, fundraising, volunteerism and other charitable needs of the adult leather community. CLAW produces a large annual conference every April in Cleveland, Ohio and helps dozens of other organizations and events every year with sponsorships, publicity and other support. Photo by Christina Court.


American Leatherman 2016

Doug Kuhn, American Leatherman 2016, originally from Grosse Pointe, MI, received his B.A. from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. Professionally he has worked in many fields and is currently Sr. Database Developer for a company that develops software for blood banks. Doug has been active in the Phoenix community as a member of Bears of the West, Arizona Men of Leather, and Arizona Leather Bears and Cubs. Photo by DJ Reed, MAXIMUS.