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...

  • Helping Hands

    Raising money for Brother Help Thyself's 2009 grant recipients was far from easy. Actually, says JoAnn Kokindo, ''it was horrible.'' Kokindo, president of the community-based...

  • Straights to Hell

    The Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend has come and gone, and hats off to the Centaur MC organizers for once again doing their part to actually express...

  • Leather Laurels

    At this year's Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather contest, the eventual winner, Kip Hollar, was asked to cite his qualities if called on to serve as President...

  • Orgy Attack

    President Barack Obama wasn't the only one celebrating a victory in D.C. last weekend. The Illinois-based Americans for the Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) was touting...

  • Quarter-Century Contest

    Most reunions are bittersweet affairs, occasions to strengthen and celebrate bonds, and to reminisce and remember those absent. Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend, running Jan. 16 to...

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