Tuesday, June 23, 2009

More from IML 2009

Video - Award Presentations, IML 2009

This is a little late. For some reason I couldn't get it to transfer to Blogger, but thanks to the help of my partner, Ron, here it is. Congratulations once again to the winner, Jeffrey Payne, International Mister Leather 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009


June 18, 2009
For Immediate Release
Rick Storer
Leather Archives & Museum
The 2010 Visiting Scholar Program
At the Leather Archives & Museum
Chicago, IL - June 18, 2009 - The Leather Archives & Museum [LA&M] announces the 2010 Visiting Scholar Program at the Leather Archives & Museum for the Spring or Summer 2010 academic terms. A stipend of $1,000 to $1,500 will be awarded to one recipient scholar to conduct research using the collections of the LA&M. The amount of the award will be dependent on the scope of the proposed project. A $500 travel allowance and weeknight accommodations will also be provided to the recipient.

The award is available to three types of scholars:1) Scholars with academic appointments2) Graduate students pursing an MFA or PhD3) Independent scholars with an established research agendaThe LA&M is seeking projects that may enhance the institution's mission to disseminate information to the public about the history of the leather / fetish / BDSM community and its culture. Toward that end, we are particularly interested in proposals that may provide materials for display in its galleries, as a traveling exhibit or as an online exhibition.

For more information and to apply:Applications for the program must be postmarked by September 25th, 2009. For information on how to apply, please visit the program's website.For more information about the Leather Archives & Museum, please visit the LA&M website.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Today, Ruben Diaz, the asswipe senator from New York City's South Bronx, longtime bigot, pastor of the Pentacostal Church of God, and vocal opponent of gay rights and same-sex marriage in the state of New York, told news interviewer, Brian Lehner on WNYC that he opposed same-sex marriage because, "It hurts my beliefs."
It hurts his beliefs. Surely, tiny violins are playing in heaven. One might suspect that a man of such delicate sensibilities was ... how to say? ... gay. Hey, he's got the mustache! Could this turd's constant homophobic blatherings be just a cover? Hard to say.
Sometime back, having grown weary of Rick Santorum's anti-gay diatribes, commentator and columnist Dan Savage popularized the term, "Santorum," for that peculiar frothy combination that sometimes resulted from excessive lubricant during anal sex. Now, I'm not in Dan Savage's league, of course, but from this day forward, I'll have a new name for that bit of brown smudge that sometimes gets left on the sheets after a little hot sex -- "Ruben Diaz."
"Oh look, dear! There's a little Ruben Diaz on the sheet."