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Can Fetish Be Fashion?

What are the ethics of appropriating from the leather community?

Iconic DC Eagle, City's Longest Running Gay Bar, Is Closing

While other queer spaces struggle to stay afloat during trying financial times, the famed spot has announced the end of its 49-year run. 

Keith Urban's Eagle Shirt Is a Knockoff of This Iconic Leather Club

There's a good chance he's not even aware of the connection though.

Mid-Atlantic Leather Gives $125,000 to Charities

These “deviants” have a long history of not only leading the way, but giving back.

Everything You Need to Know About Mid-Atlantic Leather 2020

There's a lot going on and yes, the host hotel is truly sold out. 

How International Mr Leather Jack Thompson's Reign Is Changing Kink

This Out100 honoree's win was historic and has caused the community to reckon with itself.

Inside the Surprisingly Intimate Fetish of Boot Licking

We asked members of the leather community what they get out of the kink.

See All the Leatherfolk and Kinksters from Folsom Europe 2019

And the butts. There were obviously butts in Berlin.

London Council Calls Gay Fetish Club 'Important'

The council voted to block development to protect The Backstreet, a historic leather bar.

There's A New Babysitting Film With A Real Life Leather Daddy In It

And yes, we've done the work to find his Instagram.

Tom of Finland's Sketches of Black Men Star in New No Sesso Collaboration

Here we've collected some of the work that inspired the partnership.

Yvie Oddly’s ‘Drag Race’ Win Joins a Wave of Black Pageant Victories

Jack Thompson, Kennedy Davenport, and Stacha Sanchez represent a reversal of the community's history

Leather Club President Ousted After Transphobic Comments About New IML

The backlash was swift and widespread with an outpouring of support for the titleholder from other notable names in the community

Jack Thompson Is the First Trans POC to Win International Mr. Leather

The win makes him the second trans person to take the sash.

23 Sexy Photos From Washington D.C.'s Leather Weekend

Though Mid-Atlantic Leather is a "leather" event, the whole fetish community turned out in force for the conference and competition. 

Why Leatherfolk Keep Returning to Mid Atlantic Leather

The host hotel has already sold out for the 2020 iteration of the event