Our Mentors

A number of Leather Women and Men have agreed to act as mentors to us, giving us other perspectives on Leather. Their views — local, regional and national help us better grasp Leather geographically and over time.

Other mentors may not be Leather but are noted for their expertise in a kink or toy; they have agreed to share their expertise and coach us along the path to safe play. We thank them all.

Leather Traditions

  1. Chuck Renslow : IML, LA&M Founder, Leather since the 50s

  2. Hardy Haberman : Local/Regional Perspectives, CBT

  3. Billy Mac : Dallas Leather history

  4. Leather Fred : Boot Blacking, Sash Contests, Representation

  5. P.J. Knight : Lesbian Leather, the Midwest

  6. Mark Frazier : Local, Regional, National Leather

  7. Master Lady Faye : Leather, Local Perspectives

  8. Master Mack : Local Perspectives

  9. Rick Storer : The Leather Archives & Museum

  10. Lady Shivers : Local Perspectives

  11. Texassara : Local Politics

Kink & Toy Experts

  1. Duct Tape Dave: Duct tape bondage

  2. Mark Fox: Fireplay

  3. Stephen: Single tails

  4. Sterling: Rope

  5. The Knottys: Rope suspension

  6. Violet Wanda: Violet wands