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Butchmanns announces Ches Clark as board chair

PHOENIX — Butchmanns, Inc., owner of Butchmanns Experience, announced Friday that Ches Clark has been elected as chair of the organization’s board. After nine years as chair, Thay Z (a.k.a. Master Z) asked to step down from the office, which the board accepted with gratitude for his many years of patience, wisdom, good humor and…

IML 2009 Jeffrey Payne announces run for Texas governor

DALLAS — Jeffrey Payne, International Mr. Leather 2009 and owner of the Dallas Eagle, announced his candidacy for Texas governor on Friday, July 14. The announcement was made in the Dallas Voice, the Texas city’s gay newspaper. “Texas needs a governor who believes in real Texas valies, like integrity, honesty, freedom and independence,” Payne told…

PASSINGS: Daddy Orchid

CHICAGO — Earlier this year, the Leather community lost the beloved and respected Daddy Orchid (Drea).  Daddy Orchid was a scholar, teacher, published author, and community patron whose quiet support and keen wisdom has at various times undergirded the lives and work of individuals and groups in the many outposts of the Leather world that…

Pantheon of Leather nominees announced for 2017

DALLAS — The annual Pantheon of Leather Awards have announced their nominees for this year. This year, the community will be able to vote for nominees in all categories. You can vote for your choices at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FinalPantheonVoting. The winners will be announced at International LeatherSir/boy and International Community Bootblack in Dallas on the weekend of Aug.…

Leathertarian winners for 2017 announced

DALLAS — On June 21, 2017 with enormous pride and pleasure, the Panelists announced the winners of the 2017 Leathertarian Award. The winners are: Male Winner: David Labriola Atlanta, GA Female: Deborah Ladyd Harrison Ellenwood, GA Lifetime Achievement Award: Mark Frazier Palm Springs, CA The Male and Female winners will receive a check in the…