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The Cast Of 'Looking' Leathers It Up For The Out100 - PHOTO


As part of Out Magazine's annual Out100 honors, out gay actors Jonathan Groff, Murray Bartlett and Russell Tovey of Looking channeled the first Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco circa 1984. The boys seemed to have formed quite a bond working on what Out named the TV show of the year:

Groff and his rowdy band of brothers — [...] Raúl Castillo, Murray Bartlett, Frankie J. Alvarez, and Russell Tovey — taunt and tease and riff off each other like they’ve been playing dress-up together their entire lives. Without missing a beat, Alvarez dubs Groff’s impish attitude “hashtag chapswag,” and the nickname sticks. The show’s creators and many of the crew are queer, but you’d need a cheat sheet to remember who’s not actually gay (Castillo and Alvarez, if you must keep score).

Cathedral City Police Raid Barracks Bar on Closing Night of Leather Pride Weekend: VIDEO


Barracks Bar in Palm Springs was raided by police last night during a beer bust for Palm Springs Leather Pride, which was happening this weekend.

CcpdLeatherati writes:

Breaking news...we just received a text indicating the Barracks Bar in Cathedral City, CA was shut down this afternoon by the local police department for "capacity" issues. The closure came during one of the busiest Sunday beer busts of the year with the town crowded with attendees to Palm Springs Leather Pride. The Barracks has had ongoing difficulties with the Cathedral City police department over capacity issues and displayIng porn in the bar. We'll update as we get more info.

A video posted online supports Leatherati's claim. As of yet, we have heard of no reported arrests.


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News: Dennis Hopper, Tammy Baldwin, Coney Island, Gulf Oil Leak

Dennis-Hopper-19702_20100517103549_640_480.JPG road RIP Dennis Hopper.

 road UK politician David Laws outed, resigns after it was revealed that he has been allegedly funneling money to his gay lover.

 road All a Twitter: 5 million people now follow Britney Spears on Twitter.

 road The cast of Glee plays Radio City Music Hall.

 road BP knew about safety issues with the Deepwater Horizon rig: "Documents show that in March, after several weeks of problems on the rig, BP was struggling with a loss of 'well control.' And as far back as 11 months ago, it was concerned about the well casing and the blowout preventer."

 road Just gross.

 road Apprently 16-year-old Justin Bieber has a potty mouth.

 road Tammy Badlwin and her long-time partner have called it quits.

 road Here's a reason to smile about being a momma's boy: Those who had a close relationship with their parents as children might make better romantic partners as adults.

 road Coney Island gets a facelift  111

 road Indian-American author Rahul Mehta: "If you’re gay, your whole life, in many ways, is going to be different. I think any of us who choose a different path from the mainstream — or even the same path as the mainstream — need the support of those we love and those who love us. This is a fundamental part of living a healthy, happy life: being supported by your family."

  road New Facebook group: "Plugging the Gulf oil leak with the works of Ayn Rand."

 road International Mr. Leather has banned "marketing that promotes unprotected sex.”

 road Heidi and Spencor are no more.

News: Leather, Wiretapping, Tasmania, Janet, Fort Lauderdale

road.jpg What? Congress strikes deal to give telecom companies immunity in warrantless wiretapping: "The deal, expanding the government’s powers in some key respects, would allow intelligence officials to use broad warrants to eavesdrop on foreign targets and conduct emergency wiretaps without court orders on American targets for a week if it is determined important national security information would be lost otherwise. If approved, as appears likely, it would be the most significant revision of surveillance law in 30 years."

Leatherroad.jpg Then and now: the disappearance of New York's leather scene.

road.jpg Ryan Air CEO announces plans for reconfigured fleet: "So in economy it will be very cheap fares. Say 10 euros. And in business class it will be beds and blowjobs. In economy. In business, it will all be free including the blowjobs." WATCH.

road.jpg Will Tasmania become the first Australian state to have same-sex marriage? "Tasmania Greens MP Nick McKim today said he would bring the same-sex marriage bill, which will also provide adoption rights, to state parliament on July 1. 'Marriage is an institution that should be open to opposite-sex and same-sex couples,' Mr McKim told reporters. 'We believe that this matter should have a conscience vote.'"

road.jpg Naomi Campbell pleads guilty to six counts of assault.

road.jpg Bill that would mark officially mark May 22 as Harvey Milk Day in California advances, getting approval from the Senate Education Committee.

Uforoad.jpg UFO: South Wales police spot "unusual object."

road.jpg Sydney's Oxford Street 'Safe Place' to close: "The six month pilot project was set up in November as part of a multi-faceted strategy to deal with the increasing homophobic violence on the strip and the perceived lack of action by government and police. It set out to raise awareness of homophobic violence, increase reporting of violence, to provide a refuge for people escaping violence and to improve the response from NSW Police and from the Government. Recent evaluation of the space deemed that it was no longer viable to keep it open, given the small numbers of people who were actually making use of it."

road.jpg Would you let David Beckham sign your balls?

road.jpg How a homophobic idiot was suddenly changed...

Janetroad.jpg Janet Jackson announces MTV reality show.

road.jpg Gay ex-Fort Lauderdale city commissioner Dean Trantalis enter's race for Naugle's seat: "Now this increasingly powerful voting bloc must choose among Trantalis; Hutchinson; longtime legislator Jack Seiler, who also has some support in the gay community; and defense attorney Steve Rossi. 'This is definitely going to be a very awkward campaign,' said Hutchinson supporter Michael Albetta, board member of the Dolphin Democrats, a gay political organization in Broward that doesn't endorse candidates."

road.jpg Pamela Anderson's mother's wish: "Lately my mother has said, 'I wish you were gay, considering your choice of men.'"

road.jpg The NYT profiled Russell T. Davies this past weekend and he recounted a story about a confrontation he had with a woman who didn't like the same-sex kissing in his Doctor Who series: “I was standing there saying, ‘You’re a bad mother, and your children will either grow up to be lesbians, or they will be taken into care because they’ve been badly raised,’ ” he recalled in a recent interview near the “Doctor Who” set. He began to chuckle. “ ‘You are ignorant, and you’re bringing up your children in ignorance, and that will backfire on you.'"

Hal Sparks Shows His Bones at International Mr. Leather


Hal Sparks provided entertainment at the International Mr. Leather 2007 competition which took place in Chicago over the weekend. Sparks' wardrobe, unfortunately, did not include a pair of assless chaps.

Mikel Gerle (center), Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2007, was crowned this year's winner. Rob Grant (left), Washington State Mr. Leather 2006, was named first runner up. Bill Hoeppner, Mr. Ramrod 2006, was named second runner up. More than 1,700 attended the contest, in which 52 contestants from five countries competed.

Sparks was later taken into a back room and flogged for wearing last year's Halloween costume.



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