Erotic OUTLAW

Eric Paul Leue, Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2014, on his title year, brotherhood and why leather is more than just “leather.” BY GUY BALDWIN, M.S.  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM As a general rule, I prefer to conduct interviews in a quiet, civilized setting, with a cup of tea and an audio recording device. But…

Black Is The New Leather

How African-American organizations and leathermen are shaking up the leather community’s status quo. BY ROB SMITH Until recently the only thing associated with black and the leather community was the color of the material, but a few groups and some new African-American pioneers are doing what they can to change that. If you’re an outsider…

AIDS/Lifecycle On A Roll

Registration closes months early for world’s largest annual AIDS fundraiser. BY VICTOR MELAMED AIDS/LifeCycle® has closed registration for its San Francisco to Los Angeles bike ride—the world’s largest annual, single-event HIV/AIDS fundraiser—earlier than ever before and for only the third time in the 14-year history of the event. The more than 2,500 cyclists who are…

Tribe Rites Of Passage | The Judges

THE L.A. LEATHER PRIDE GUIDE 2015 Here are your judges for the Mr. LA Leather 2015 contest taking place this month. For more detailed bios on each judge visit laleatherpride.com.   ERIC PAUL LEUE Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2014 Mr. LA Leather 2014 Eric Paul Leue is a born East Berliner. He has been an…

Tribe Rites Of Passage | The LA30

THE L.A. LEATHER PRIDE GUIDE 2015 Extraordinary leaders ensuring our future The LALC has established The LA30 Program in order to identify supporters of LA’s leather community willing to make a commitment of at least $250 per person ($500 per couple) on an annual basis in order to assure the ongoing financial stability for the…

Tribe Rites Of Passage | The Contestants

THE L.A. LEATHER PRIDE GUIDE 2015 The ten competitors for the coveted title of Mr. LA Leather 2015. The winner will be chosen on Saturday, March 28 at Club 333Live, 333 South Boylston Street, Los Angeles, 6pm-10pm. For more detailed bios on each contestant visit laleatherpride.com. PHOTOS BY ANTHONY DURAN   CHRISTOPHER PAUL Mr. CSW Leather 2015 Mr.…

The City | 03.15

NEW MENINGITIS CASE IN HOLLYWOOD The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed that a gay man in Hollywood has become infected with invasive meningococcal disease, sparking new calls for organizations to encourage gay men or MSM (men who have sex with men) to get vaccinated to prevent the disease. Meningitis can be deadly…

The State | 03.15

CA Ballot Initiative: Execute Gays A California man would like to make it legal to shoot “any person who willingly touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification.” The effort is being spearheaded by Matthew McLaughlin, who just forked over $200 to file a ballot initiative with the Attorney General in Sacramento…