Category: Regional

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Bootblack Round Up 2017

ST. LOUIS — Bootblack Round Up is coming up in less than a month! 2017 Schedule: Friday JJ’s Clubhouse and Bar CLAW Nation Party – Featuring: Bootblacking 10pm to 2am Friday Night Silent Auction 10pm to Midnight Silent Auction Raffle 10pm to Midnight Easter Egg Fundraiser 10pm to 1am Vendors 10pm to 2am Silent Auction…

Pup Link wins Mr. Midwest Rubber 2017

(Above) Pup Link won Mr. Midwest Rubber 2017 at Touche. CHICAGO — Pup Link of Chicago won Mr. Midwest Rubber 2017 on Saturday, July 15, at Chicago’s Touche. Link was one of two contests for this year’s contest. And though the number of contestants was low, the crowd and energy were good. The other contestant,…

DNA Leather weekend: Ohio Valley Regional, July 21

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Valley DNA is honored to bring OVR Drummer/Drummerboy contest to Columbus, Ohio. This contest is open to all gay-identified men in the fetish/kink communities, who are residents of Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana and Michigan. The diversity celebrated at OVR DNA weekend also makes a welcoming home for fetishists that migrate…

Mr. Midwest Rubber 2017 this weekend

CHICAGO — Who will be the next Mr. Midwest Rubber? The winner will go on to represent the Midwest at Mr. International Rubber in Chicago this fall! JUDGES: 1) Issa Arden 2) Gerald “Daddy G” Cernak, Mr. Chicago Leather 2017 3) Solomon Hursey 4) Preston “wexx” So, Mr. International Rubber 20 & Mr. New England…

Midwest Olympus Leather announces dates

INDIANAPOLIS — John Schmitt, producer of Midwest Olympus Leather announced on Tuesday that Midwest Olympus Leather Weekend will be held February 9 -11 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. “We are excited to be returning to the Columbus Space for Alternative Self Expression, and the Highball Tavern for 2018,” Schmitt said. The weekend event will begin Feb.…

Midwest Olympus Leather 2017

by Master Bella and slave rooks all photos by slave rooks COLUMBUS, Ohio — This past February the Midwest Olympus Leather weekend took place offering a great mix of entertainment and leather. With also a full Saturday of workshops held at The Columbus Space, attendees found a diverse range of educational opportunities to choose from. Despite…

CLAW 17 rocks Cleveland

(Above) Karaoke in the Main Atrium of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Photos by Brett Peugh) CLEVELAND – With more than 2,000 attendees, 1,000 volunteer shifts filled, and 104 educational and skills workshops, CLAW 17 was the largest to date. The annual event filled The Westin, DoubleTree and Hampton hotels in downtown Cleveland.…

Region sends off contestants to IML

IML

CHICAGO — Titleholders from across the Midwest and Great Lakes are getting ready for International Mr. Leather at the end of May in Chicago. Be sure to support your local titleholder as they head off to vie for IML 2017. May 7 Pup Chomper’s IML Kickoff Party 1 PM until… Join former Mr. Wisconsin Leather…

CLAW 2017: What Should I Do?

CLEVELAND — CLAW is Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend and is one of the biggest leather events in the country. Going to events like this can be daunting to begin with, but if it’s your first time, it makes it even more difficult to try to figure out what’s going on, when, and where. We are going…