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MIR 2013 Jason Lynch Passes Away

CHICAGO – Mr. International Rubber 2013 Jason Lynch passed away last night in Boston. There are no details on cause of death at this time. He was 38. Jason, who represented New England, won MIR in November 2012 in Chicago. The announcement came via Facebook from his husband Stephen. Stephen said in his announcement that…

Centaur MC Donates $4,000 to LA&M, Receives Lifetime Membership

CHICAGO – Following Centaur MC’s 2013 Mid Atlantic Leather (MAL) Weekend, the organization made a donation of $4,000 to the Leather Archives & Museum.  The Washington DC based organization has contributed $13,000 to the LA&M since 2011.  In recognition of their outstanding support, the Leather Archives named Centaur MC as a Lifetime Member of the…

3rd Annual Bears, Bikers & Mayhem in March

GETTYSBURG, Penn. – This year’s headline entertainer for the BBM Event weekend will be Adult Film Actor, COLT Man Bob Hager, COLT Studios, as well as up and coming DJ Ryan Doubleyou, as well as other DJ’s, and entertainment. The Event Weekend kicks off with a calm before the storm beginning on Thursday March 28. …

NCSF’s Coalition Partners Join Together for Consent Summit

PHOENIX – The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom held its annual Coalition Partner meeting in Phoenix, Arizona from February 8-10, 2013. The Consent Summit took place Friday evening, and Coalition Partners were able to participate via streaming video to give their input on the new Consent Statement. Go to www.ncsfreedom.org to see the Consent Statement…

Sad News – Losing Puppy Ronnie “Timber” Millard

Puppy Ronnie “Timber” Millard 06/06/1971 – 2/13/2013 WASHINGTON – Timber (or “Puppy” as many called him) was born and lived most of his life in the Washington DC area. He served a short period in the U.S. Marine Corps before being discharged with a medical condition. He was also an employee of the DC Eagle…

NCSF’s Office Burned! They need YOUR help

WASHINGTON – The NCSF office in Baltimore, MD, was destroyed in a fire a few weeks ago. We’ve lost everything: computer, office supplies and furnishings, tee shirts, and all of our stored printed literature are gone. Please donate to the NCSF Fire Recovery Fund drive: https://www.wepay.com/donations/ncsf-fire-recovery-fund Donations are tax deductible! In order to continue helping the…

HRC: Pentagon Extends Additional Benefits to Gay and Lesbian Service Members and Their Families

WASHINGTON – HRC is praising the Pentagon’s announcement that it would extend a slate of equal benefits to lesbian and gay service members and their families over the coming months. Believed to be the final policy move of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s tenure, this announcement guarantees some, but not all, of the benefits the Pentagon…

Judges Announced for International Mr. Bootblack 2013

CHICAGO – International Mr. Leather is pleased to announce the Judges for the 21st International Mr. Bootblack Competition. They are: Nick Elliott, Portland, OR – International Mr. Bootblack 2012 Thor Stockman, New York, NY – Author, presenter and renowned boot fetishist International Ms. Bootblack 2013 – Winner TBD, April 18-21, 2013 in San Francisco, CA…

Chuck Windemuth: 1959 – 2013

CHICAGO – Chuck Windemuth, 54, of Chicago and Cumberland, Md., passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at the home of his parents in Cumberland after a long battle with cancer with his family by his side. Born on January 16, 1959, in Cumberland, Chuck was the son of Louis Paul Windemuth Sr., Cumberland, and the…