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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.

Colt Thomas leather man

“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

Just Go With It – Part 1

By ty dehner

Just go with it.

That was the text I received as I was walking home from the bus stop after work. I waited for another but there wasn’t one.

“???” I replied in the text, but there was no reply.

The text came from my ex. He had moved out of the area 4 years ago and we called it quits but remained friends online. Back East he had gotten in with a group of gay kinky cops and on occasion shared some of their adventures with me. There was one guy that seemed to be the leader that was intense in what they did to their captives. The lead one even had a full-time dog that he kept in full heavy leather. The dog didn’t work and lived most of its time in a cage.

I never really got into the dog scene that guys seem to go for. I’m older and I felt it was a younger guys thing. I was more traditional leather, biker, or rubber gear and being a slave or owned object.

Arriving at my home, I entered the front door and began my routine of getting casual and fixing dinner. As I cooked and ate I kept thinking back to that text, what the hell did it mean? I haven’t been playing much in the past couple of years focusing more on work. Plus, hadn’t found anyone that was aggressive and confident of my ex. He knew what he wanted and he had no qualms of doing it with me. He really controlled his world and me. He left to deal with some family issues and just never returned.

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Meet author Pablo Greene at IML!

Each year at IML the Leather Archives hosts recently published kink authors at its table in the vendor mart. Good news for guys who are into superheroes, bondage and fetish gear — “How To Kill a Superhero” author Pablo Greene will be participating on Friday and Saturday! You can stop by and meet this guy in person.

PabloGreene

 

 

Leather Archives IML page here.

Official ‘How To Kill a Superhero’ site here

Metalbond Q&A with Pablo Greene here

Sample chapters of the books here

 

Cole Tucker has died

Legendary porn star Cole Tucker died earlier this month.

Tucker

You can read more about him here and here.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Desert AIDS Project.

 

I was interviewed once by Cole Tucker, while I was boot blacking one year at IML, for a documentary they were doing. This would have been in 1998 or maybe in 1999. I never managed to see the actual IML documentary, but it was fun to have my 45 seconds with this hot man. I remember him as being immensely hot, very friendly — and totally “alpha” in every way.

Cole, I salute you, Sir!

 

Photo Credit: TitanMen.com