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Leather Archives is hosting a Fetish Film Forum in Chicago

The Leather Archives & Museum — located in Chicago — is celebrating non-normative intimacy and art with a new monthly screening series, the 2023 Fetish Film Forum, which includes “Querelle” and “Cruising,” among others!

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More information about the film series, including dates and times and ticket purchasing, available here.

The official Leather Archives & Museum website is here

Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago

Remembering Coulter ‘Colt’ Thomas

Check out these vintage pictures of Colt Thomas, who was the winner of the International Mr. Leather contest back in 1983! According to Facebook postings from leather pioneer Peter Fiske and Leather Archives Executive Director Gary A. Wasdin, today would have been Colt’s 61st birthday. Colt died in 1992.

The pictures below of Colt are re-posted here (without permission) from Facebook and from various sites on the Internet.

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“Coulter came to IML as Mr. Texas Leather,” Mr. Wasdin wrote today on Facebook. “There were 44 contestants that year, and the devastation of AIDS was growing. Coulter embodied the IML ideal. He was top of his class in medical school, while traveling and fundraising during his title year. He became muse to many artists, and is one of the few models captured in works by Etienne, Tom of Finland, The Hun and photographer Jim Wigler.”

Colt Thomas Drummer magazine cover

Official IML website is here

A very good book by Peter Fiske is available here

Bound Gods visit Steamworks in Chicago


It’s the leather weekend in Chicago, and Derek Pain visits Steamworks to pump up his muscles for the event. While in the steam room, Derek fantasizes about some heavy corporal during his workout. Four guys tie him up and beat him, which sends him into bondage euphoria. Derek gets his nipples worked on. He hates it and loves it at the same time. The hot pool is nearby, and Derek wonders what it’s like to live out his other fantasy: dunking and breath play. It’s pretty brutal trying to hold down a big muscle stud like Derek Pain!

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