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The 5 Types of People I Celebrated With After SCOTUS Struck Down DOMA (and more or less eliminated Prop 8)

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1. The Overjoyed Gay!Cheers, Tears, Lots of hugs.  TODAY EQUALITY AND LOVE PREVAIL! 2. The Grumpy Gay Myopic, Self-centered, Lonely.  Today isn’t all about you! 3. The Straight Ally Who’s Almost Happier Than Me   Supportive, Enthusiastic, Congratulatory. We’re all … Continue reading

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Men of the City: Robert Valin, Leader of Bears

A painting of the burly character Bluto appropriately adorns the wall of Robert Valin’s Chelsea apartment where his dog, Benny, sniffs and paws at my bag.  “Do you have food in your bag?” Robert asks.  “Benny gets into a zone … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Leather: RECAP

The first night I walk in out of the cold into the Hyatt and am instantly hit by warm air and the roaring mumble of many men talking and laughing at once in a large open space.  A few more … Continue reading

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MID-ATLANTIC LEATHER: A few lessons from last year

In just two days I’ll be boarding a train to Washington, D.C. laden with my bags of gear and full of excitement for the much anticipated MID-ATLANTIC LEATHER weekend! *fireworks and howling* This will be my second year attending MAL … Continue reading

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Images from STUFF IT!

Last week’s fundraiser STUFF IT held at the NYC Eagle by Mr Eagle 2012, A.C. Demidont, was a bulging success!  Selling raffle tickets was surprisingly easy since many Leathermen are so willing and accustomed to donating to charitable events.  I … Continue reading

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STUFF IT! Mr. Eagle 2012 Holiday Benefit

Lads and Dads, pups and pervs, Leathermen and everyone else, come out to the NYC Eagle THIS THURSDAY, Dec. 8th, for Mr. Eagle 2012, A.C. Demidont’s, holiday benefit RAFFLE and GIFT DRIVE for the Ali Forney Center. Each year the Ali … Continue reading

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Rubber Brothers

“Rubber is not trying to be the new leather–it’s just an extension of the community,” says the man in a latex hood on stage hosting the Mr. American Rubber contest.  A shiny crowd of black, blue, yellow, and red rubber-wearing … Continue reading

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Folsom Street 2011

Somewhere along the way through all the bare chests and scruffy faces the sun had come out and brought warm light to the street fair.  The day had started rainy and chilly and I had regretfully spent the morning covered … Continue reading

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