‘The Hard Edge:’ a larger than life forum

So you’ve heard about the whips and chains. You’ve heard about the rope. Well two weekends ago it was brought to San Diego in a larger than life forum, called The Hard Edge. The Hard Edge is an event for the serious BDSM player. There is everything from A to Z. This year the A […]

It’s leather contest time and more …

This year’s Imperial Court de San Diego’s Coronation XL, from what I have heard, can be expected to feature the leather contingent out in full force. I won’t say any more about that until I get an official word. Still, I’m confident it will be worth your while to go if you’re interested in leather. […]

Up close and personal: Glitz Glam

You’ve seen them. You’ve heard about them. But if you haven’t, how could you miss them – female impersonators, drag queens and performers. Yes, performers. They are more than guys who dress in women’s clothes; they do a lot of things. I’ve got the inside scoop – up close and personal with Glitz Glam aka […]

Bears love community and weekend-long BearQuakes

San Diego recently played host to Bears San Diego, which presented BearQuake 2011. And this year’s theme was “Bearlesque!” The weekend kicked off with a social, a snack, a few sips and “Bearaoke” at the Redwing, Pecs and Baja Betty’s. Throughout the event, I noticed that there was a high level of support for local […]

Bearquake 2011 tips the Richter scale

Tough Bears, Sissy Bears, Bears from round the block. Muscle Bears, Teddy Bears, even Bears who like to shop. The Bears we love to love. Last weekend, San Diego played host to Bears as San Diego presented BearQuake 2011. And this year’s theme was “Bearlesque.” The weekend kicked-off with a social, a snack, a few […]

Dawg gear to really get you barking

Let’s talk about gear. Dawg gear, and then some! When visiting the San Diego Eagle or most leather bars across the world, you might have had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of a puppy, wolf or perhaps a pig bought you a drink. Well, we all know that kinda pig. But this one, looks […]

Sir Mike’s Q&A with RubberDawg

See this week’s print edition of San Diego LGBT Weekly for more puppies, furries and piggies (oh my) – available at coffee houses, bookstores, CVS stores, and newsstands near you.   How many years have you been making RubberDawg hoods? I have been doing it for about six years.   How long does it take […]

Harvey Milk stamp, BearQuake and the repeal of DADT

Tom Dickerson, Mr. San Diego Leather 2002 and longtime supporter of the San Diego LGBT community contacted me so that I might share with you, the leather community, news that the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee will vote on and select 25 commemorative stamps this coming quarter. His goal is for the leather community to support […]

It started at the gym …

In my last column I asked if anyone had a story about their personal life that they would like to share. I also stated that I would print it in the column. Here it is. “I was in my late 20s and I too came from the country, in a mid-western town. I was a […]

The making of a leatherman, up close and personal

I’ve been writing this column now for about four months, and I think it’s about time for me to tell you how I got here – the Reader’s Digest version! Well, I was born a poor black child … no, that’s not it! I was raised on the streets of … no that’s not it […]

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