Minnesota Leather Pride is excited to announce they are producing a contest for a new set of leather titles: Minnesota Leather Sir and Minnesota Leather boy. The formal announcement of the titles will take place on Friday, June 13 at “A Grimm Fairy Tale” Fashion Show and Bootblack Party (part of Minnesota Leather Pride June event series) with the first contest for the new titles happening in April 2015.
With support of the local leather community and volunteers eager to help organized the contest, Minnesota Leather Pride acquired the rights to the titles early this year. Other contest titles may be announced at a later date.
“Minnesota Leather Sir and Minnesota Leather boy will be unique titles, different from our current local titles, because it highlights power exchange, the roles of Sirs and boys, the service lifestyle, and how people play,” said Tim Holden aka Sir M, chair of the Minnesota Leather Sir/boy Committee and member of the Minnesota Leather Pride board. “These titles offer something different to people who may feel the titles that compete at International Mr. Leather are not the right fit for them.”
Contestants for Minnesota Leather Sir and Minnesota Leather boy would go on to complete at Great Lakes Leather Alliance for the regional titles of Great Lakes Leather Sir and Great Lakes Leather boy. Winners of the regional titles then compete for International LeatherSIR and International Leatherboy in Dallas, TX.
To be consistent with the qualifications of GLLA and ILSb, contestants must identify as gay males and own all the leather they wear during the contest.
Minnesota Leather Sir and Minnesota Leather boy will draw strongly on the history behind the international contest. As described on the ILSb website: “You might say we’re the ‘bad boys’ of leather contests….Both the contest and the titles are about the representation of the sexual side of the leather community. Our goals include networking and outreach to help educate the community about leather folk, our erotic expression, traditions and history – and of course, hot leather sex!”
Watch for updates on our Minnesota Leather Sir/boy contest page!