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PrEP: Tipping Point to Put the Sex Back in Leathersex?

CULTURE | By Race Bannon | Jan 24
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, as HIV was beginning to decimate the gay men's community, many people began to embrace BDSM and other forms of kink as "safer" alternatives to insertive sex.

Florida Leather -n- Fetish Pride Weekend

By Mike Halterman | Nov 1
Last year's inaugural Florida Leather -n- Fetish Pride Weekend was a big success, and this year's weekend promises to be even bigger and better!

Luau! :: Orlando Bear Bash 2014

CULTURE | By Mike Halterman | Sep 21
The Orlando Bear Bash, an annual party for bears, leather enthusiasts, and their admirers, is returning for another fun year of parties and get-togethers beginning Sept. 25. This year the theme is a festive and Hawaiian "Bear Luau."

Folsom Street Fair's Fascinating History

CULTURE | By Race Bannon | Sep 20
On Sunday, September 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the folks at Folsom Street Events, along with countless volunteers, will mount the granddaddy of all leather events, Folsom Street Fair, now in its 31st year.

Oakland Pride Clarifies: Hide Okay - As Long As It's Tanned

FAMILY | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 2
Oakland Pride kicked off its own event this weekend, but found itself embroiled in a near-tempest with media reports that the leather community had been disinvited.

Ghurka: For the Love of Leather

FASHION | By Daniel Scheffler | Jun 26
Inspired by an antiquities auction in the 1970s, Ghurka has grown into a stylish leather goods brand that produces high-quality brands with international appeal yet uniquely American.

Mr. MAL 2014

CULTURE | By Doug Rule | Jan 27
’’I was always the one in the back of the bar,’’ Joe Birdwell says. Up until fairly recently the 37-year-old lived a kind of shadowy existence, too inexperienced and too unsupported to engage beyond the margins of the leather and fetish communities.

Inaugural Mr. New England Leather Weekend Kicks Off Friday

Break out your chaps, harness, armbands and boots and head to Provincetown this weekend for the inaugural Mr. New England Leather weekend of events.

Fort Lauderdale Celebrates Leather Pride Oct. 10-13

CULTURE | By Denise Royal | Oct 9
The Fourth annual Fort Lauderdale Leather Pride weekend kicks off on October 10. This year’s theme is a celebration of the past, present and future. Author Guy Baldwin is this year’s guest of honor.

Folsom Fair Celebrates 30th Year

CULTURE | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Sep 26
As it celebrates its 30th anniversary, the Folsom Street Fair is making some changes while honoring decades of leather and kink tradition, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity, and welcoming newcomers.

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