In my journey the leather community that has welcomed me with open arms. Ive always been interested in leather since i saw Tom of Finland artwork. My first inroduction was at IML 2010. I had some light experences with different things like leather, ws, and sports gear. i was egar to see what else was incorperated in this community and to see where i fit in.
At IML i saw so many different things, some that i had seen in porn or pictures and some that i had never seen before. we will go more into the fetishes later... for now i was to talk about how open and nice everyone was. there was an overall accepting vibe and the feeling that i could experiment and try new things in a safe environment, and if i had any questions i never felt like i asked something that was unimportant.
being at an event where everyone could be themselves and express themselves however they felt natural and everyone accepted it was the most eyeopening experience. I knew that i had to find this in my own community. I knew that i needed to have that open and accepting vibe in my life forever.
The brotherhood between members of the leather community is amazing. Growing up i had horrible male figures and getting close with guys that i look up to and respect and having great guys to fill that role in my life has been amazing. surrounding myself with men that i can rely on and help out when i can is great. i have seen some guys go through really hard times and watch the community help when they can, makes me proud a part of this community.
In the short amount of time i have been in the LA leather community i have seen and felt so much love and support from the great guys here. I have so much more to learn and grow as man and the reason i want to run in this competition is to represent a community that i love, i want to learn from everyone i meet and i also want to bring in new guys into the community that are interested.
HERE IS A COLLAGE OF PICTURES FROM
PRIDE EVENTS, MR CSW LEATHER COMPETITION, AND PRIDE PARADE (in no order)