Category: Feature

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

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…

Interview with Mr 501 Eagle 2016, Eric Masters

INDIANAPOLIS – Eric Masters is Mr 501 Eagle 2016 and the new executive director of Team Friendly Indiana, an organization committed to breaking down the stigma of HIV. As Mr 501 Eagle, he is invested in bridging the gap between new and older generations of leathermen and encouraging a celebration of diversity in the leather…

Michigan – Mr. Liberty Leather, Kenn Kennedy

Kenn is 33 years old and hails from Royal Oak, Michigan. The Mr. Liberty Contest was held at the Liberty Bar in Pontiac, Mich. in February. Since Kenn was selected as Mr. Liberty he has held two events at the Liberty Bar, his congratulatory party in February and The Saints and Sinners Party in April.…

Meet Your IMBB 2016 – Erick Joseph

This year’s International Mister Bootblack (IMBB) is Erick Joseph. Erick hails from the great state of Alaska coming to IMBB as Alaska State Bootblack 2015. He was one of four contestants in the running for IMBB 2016. Over the course of the weekend Erick was scored on his skills; where the judges observe and evaluate the…

Meet Your New IMsL 2016: LasciviousJane!

LasciviousJane is no stranger to the international leather community. “I have been kinky and identified as a leatherdyke for around 20 years, however had a hard time finding a community. In the past 10 years I discovered a kinky community mostly through performing as a burlesque performer or model at events, but it wasn’t until a couple years…

An interview with Mr. Leather 64TEN 2016- James Tyrcha

I entered through the front door of the shop where James Tyrcha greeted me with a hug and introduced me to some of the employees of Leather 64TEN. James then led me down to the basement of the store for this interview. “Give me a sec, let me turn this down” he said, as he adjusted…