Palm Springs Leather Pride

The judges, the tally masters, the DJ and so much more. Coming this October. 


Palm Springs Leather Pride is proud to announce this year’s panel of esteemed judges for the Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2019 contest at the Palm Springs Air Museum on Oct 27, 2018. 

The panel includes International Leather Mr. Leather 2019; James Lee from the state of Kentucky won the coveted title of IML 40 among a class of 71 competitors.  He aspires to follow three rules; have fun, be respectful and never give up. 

Steven Dwyer, Mr. Hoist Leather 2008 from London, England. Steven is a longtime member of BLUF and aficionado of cigars and uniforms. 

Tobin Britton from Portland, Oregon, who has held the title of American Leatherwoman as well as produced several state and national titleholders. He currently heads up IML Event Security and is president of The Rainbow Pistols PDX, a Queer social self-defense, and safety club. 

Jeff Wilcox, Mr. LA Leather 2017 from Los Angeles, CA is a self-proclaimed and proud nerd. He enjoys anything that deals with sci-fi, fantasy, anime, and/or comic books/Manga. 

Diego Gal from Los Angeles, CA is true to from cigar and uniform fetish player. Diego has been a member of the Regiment of Black and Tans for over a decade and an Emmy award-winning special effects artist. 

Brent Heinze, Mr. Leather Colorado 2010, formerly from Colorado now resides in Palm Springs, CA. He is a licensed professional counselor, owning a psychotherapy practice specializing in working primarily gay men and kinky families. He was the recipient of the Pantheon of Leather Rocky Mountain Regional Award in 2015 and the 2011 Community Service and Leadership Award from National Leather Association—Colorado.  

Jax Kelly, Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2018, from Palm Springs, CA. During his title year, Jax raised funds to finance the website and 501c(3) certificate for Let’s Kick ASS—Palm Springs chapter and supported other HIV/AIDS organizations in Southern California. He proudly represented Mr. Palm Springs Leather at events around the world and throughout the U.S. 

The official Tally Master is M. Cuir Montreal 2010, Ghislain Rousseau one of the former owners of Montreal’s Fétiche Armada and host of BlacKKnight and Pride Montreal along with American Leatherboy 2016, Steven Carlisle as official coordinator to the tally master and judges. 

Joining them for COCKPIT is none other than international fetish DJ Jack Chang (Folsom St, Bay of PIGS, Folsom Europe, FUR-Ball, IML, Berlin).

This year’s Palm Springs Leather Pride Weekend has grown even bolder than ever before to include three pool play parties welcoming back by overwhelming demand Esteban Bartolo’s Wild Safari Pool Play Party and introducing P.I.G.S.: Perverted Interracial Guys Swine and Swim Pool Play Party, INFERNAL a 2-day cruise/street fair, COCKPIT with international fetish DJ Jack Chang at the Palm Springs Air Museum and of course the Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2019 contest at the Palm Springs Air Museum which the year will also be the venue for our legendary Leather Formal Dinner and Cocktails. All 2018-19 leather titleholders are welcomed with a complimentary Renegade package. 

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