Category: Feature

Feature stories on the Great Lakes Den (interviews, profiles, fun stuff).

Archiving the Future: Ivan Nunez

Editor’s Note: Ivan Nunez of Minneapolis, International LeatherSir 2016, is the next writer in our Archiving the Future series. This was originally posted on his Facebook page and is reprinted here with permission. If you are involved in the leather community, you may know of the Leather Archives and Museum (LA&M) and that it recently…

Archiving the Future: Steph Sanders

Editor’s Note: Since the Leather Archives & Museum board of directors selected Gary Wasdin as the new executive director, the community has been expressing frustration, confusion and anger. The choice of a library system professional over a longtime volunteer with museum management and development experience and a longtime employee of the LAM has sparked discussion…

People of color find solidarity at MIR meetup

CHICAGO — This past weekend, Mr. International Rubber (MIR) played host to what is likely the first formal meetup for People of Color to be part of an official event schedule and not hosted by a club.

About 25 people gathered in the third-floor lobby of the Center on Halstead, during MIR Weekend. While African-Americans did make up the largest part of the group, people from the Asian, Native American and Latinx communities were also present. Those present spoke about their experiences as people of color both as LGBTQ and kinky people.

Leather Press Series: Writing for Leather

Fourth in a four-part series I’ve talked about supporting, using and creating leather press. So it just makes sense to talk about writing for it. I’m gonna focus on two types, factual and opinion. Factual will be any item about an upcoming event, a contest, a civil rights news item, etc. It’s for pure information…

Leather Press Series: Becoming the Leather Press

Third in a four-part series There are actually some good reasons to become part of the leather press. I have complained a bit about the challenges, but there are things I like about it. And I’d love for more people to join it. The first reason, it’s a way to give back. One thing the…