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All posts tagged "mal"

  • Coverboy: Peter

    A leather titleholder, Peter is also a pup and a composer

  • MAL 2017 Events Calendar

    Your Cheat Sheet for every Official and Unofficial event at MAL Weekend in D.C.

  • Puppy Love

    From the pups to their handlers and the bonds they share, an inside look at the increasingly popular leather subset. Just call them MAL's best...

  • Mid-Atlantic Leather 2016: Event Calendar

    Ultra Nate surprised the crowd at a Toronto Pride party last summer. “A lot of people were shocked by my DJ’ing,” she says. “‘We need...

  • Kinky Camaraderie: A Report from MAL 2015

    This year's Mid-Atlantic Leather may have been the largest yet, eagerly embracing newcomers and veterans alike

  • Event Calendar: Mid-Atlantic Leather 2015

    More than 3,000 people are expected to attend this year’s Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend, which will fill every nook and cranny of its host hotel, the...

  • Reactionary

    Former Tracks DJ James Graham makes a return to MAL's popular Reaction Dance

  • 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...