All posts tagged "mal"

  • Steel City Streak

    ''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...

  • A Helper's Heart

    ''For a long time,'' Ramien Pierre says, ''I would surreptitiously look at leather images, watch leather porn and follow it on the Internet.'' In other...

  • Pittsburgh Proud

    Some might say that 2011 was the year Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather took the easy way out. Doug Pamplin, competing at the Mr. MAL contest as...

  • Leather Laureates

    Dan Noël competed for Mr. MAL in 1989 as a 28-year-old, active-duty Army police officer. He even used his real name at a time when gays...

  • A Year in Leather

    Matt Bamford may look like a little guy, but he's had a big year. After all, serving as Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity....

  • Comic Relief

    Meet Dick and Duane. The beefy, furry comedic team from New York don't want to be called bears, and they're not leather enthusiasts but the...

  • Seeing the Light

    ''I hate when people are posting on Facebook and everything has an exclamation point,'' says Guy Smith. For the same reason, you won't find lighting...

  • Evolution to MAL: Revolution

    Over the years, the leather/BDSM/fetish communities have seen a lot of change. The evolution includes ''plushies,'' motocross gear, athletic wear and other twists and turns...

  • Life in Leather

    It's the roar of motorcycles on 14th Street. The crisp smack of leather on flesh. All those leatherfolk standing in front of the Washington Plaza...

  • Brotherhood of Love

    Centaur Motorcycle Club has been producing Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend's official events long before its current president, Steve Kenney, discovered the organization 20 years ago. ''MAL...