LAL: deCODEd – Issue #3, The LALP 2017 Issue

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“LAL: deCODEed” Official eNewsletter of the Los Angeles Leather Coalition & Los Angeles Leather Pride

Message from the Chair

Welcome to LA Leather Pride 2017, our annual week-long celebration. Ina couple of years we will celebrate 20 years of Mr. LA Leather as produced by the Los Angeles Leather Coalition, since 1999. In advance of that milestone, we present to you a very special 2017 LA Leather Pride festival.

The theme for 2017 is CODE: L.A. which allows us to look to the future and accont for current events that have changed the way we view our community. We invite you to reflect on a time when we communicated our sexuality in “code”. Just before the AIDS crisis in Los Angeles was at the center of a movement of sexual freedom and American cultrure took notice. Many fetish codes still in use today began here. We beleive the future is happening here. We are a scene with striking inter-generational connections, cultural exchange where we nurture the spaces for the curious to reinvent themselves. What’s striking about the L.A. Scene is we refuse to settle for meidocrarity and we encourage new forms of play. These are among the reasons that Los Angeles a unique place. We belive you will expericence our message of renewed focus on unabashed fun, playful, sex.

We will celebrate over 10 days beginig with the KICK-OFF Gala on March 24th in a special way with the Ms. LA Leather Contest Weekend. We have been working toward combining forces for sometime and we are thrilled the the diveristy of the L.A. Scene will shine in this way. During the week we are excited to introduce the LA Boot Black Contest which is woven into the entire week’s activities. And while adding new events, we are preparing to surpise you with very special versions of the events you have come to expect suc as The Assembly, The Roast of Mr. LA Leather and all the parties. The Week will reach its hieght at the Mr. LA Leather Contest & Dance on April 1st at the historic Globe Theater in Downtown LA. We will wrap it all up with the Off Sunset Street Fair & Victory Celebration at Faultline on April 2nd, where we expect the largest attendance ever. You are going to love all that we have in store for you.

Be sure to browse our site – losangelesleatherpride.com and app to explore the experiences that are waiting for you. We look forward to seeing you at LA Leather Pride 2017!

Marlon I. Morales
LA Leather Pride & LA Leather Coalition Chairman

In This Issue

Message from the Chair
Board News
LALP 2017 Update

Board News

The LALC Secretary, Senor Apple AKA Sister Mariposa, would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to all that attended and supported “Mari’s Leather Garden Party, an LALP Nun-Vew” the Official Pre-Kick-Off to Los Angeles Leather Pride. Special thanks to Perales Photography and Motorboot Photography who were on hand to document the festivities. Feel free to view the fabulous pics here. Preparations are underway to schedule the Garden Party again next Spring, so stay tuned for the developments as they unfold. You definitely don’t wanna be left out, and Mari’s Garden “Tea” is to die for….

The LALC Vice-Chair has been working to arrange a Bus Trip to San Diego this May, as part of the Southland Honors Weekend this May. We have a entire weekend planned to wrap the Annual Southland Honors Award Ceremony. We have the follwoing planned(with more info coming after LA Leather Pride Week.

  • Launch Codes – IML Send-off for Mr. LAL, Fri May 12, 9pm-2am, Eagle LA
  • Road Code – LALC Booze Cruise to San Diego, Sat May 13, 6pm-2am, Eagle LA
  • Honor Code – Southland Honors Award Ceremony, Sun May 13, 11am-3pm, Oil Can Harry’s
On a side note, the LALC Board will be having its regularly scheduled General Meeting on Thurs, 6 April 2017 at 7:30 with all the Community Partners at the LA LGBT Center – Village at Ed Gould Plaza. (If there is a change in venue, the LALC Secretary will send out an update before the meeting.)

LALP 2017 Update

This is it, the time has come for Los Angeles to crown new royalty, in a week we wil start the festivities of Los Angeles Leather Pride (LALP) 2017. During which time we will crown a new Mr. LA Leather, Ms. LA Leather, and LA Bootblack. Yes that is correct, we will not be having one contest as year’s before, but after many long years, we will be adding the Ms & Bootblack titles to the LALP Festivities. So shine up your best leather and prepare for 10 days of fun starting with CODE: SPEAKEASY at Sanctuary Studios LAX as we meet those who will be offered to the Leather Gods as Tribute. If you haven’t got your hands on your ticket packages, you can still do so by visiting www.laleatherpride.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door for each event.

LALP 2017 Schedule of Events

(Tentative)  

CODE: SPEAKEASY – The LALP 2017 Gala, Kick-off & Number Draw
Fri, 24 Mar 2017, 9p-12a
Sanctuary Studios LAX
10914 S La Cienega Blvd
Lennox, CA 90304
FB Event Page –
https://www.facebook.com/events/823535437785939/
Official LALP Event
The week-long Los Angeles Leather Pride Week festival begins with a community-wide gala celebration. Included this year is the number draw for both the Mr. Los Angeles Leather Contest and the Ms. Los Angeles Leather Contest.
Ms. L.A. Leather Contest
Sat, 25 Mar 2017, 7p-12a
Sanctuary Studios LAX
10914 S La Cienega Blvd
Lennox, CA 90304
Event FB Page –
https://www.facebook.com/events/1168947176553084/
Official LALP Event
For the first time the Ms. LA Leather contest joins LA Leather Pride – kicking off and extending the event to 10 days!
Fox Hole CODE Edition
Sat, 25 Mar 2017, 9p-2a
Bullet Bar
10522 Burbank Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
FB Event Page –
https://www.facebook.com/events/1858004391124629/
Official Partner Event

Green Mirror Entertainment and Bullet Bar present:FOX HOLE: CODE EDITION

A bathhouse theme party celebrating the golden days and Los Angeles Leather Pride Week

DJ MYLES MATISSE!

$10 COVER (include $5 off your first drink)

FREE TOWEL SERVICE CLOTHES CHECK JOCKSTRAPS AND FETISH GEAR ENCOURAGED

CODE: CONVERGENCE
The Ms. L.A. Leather Victory Party, Mr. L.A. Leather Contestant Introductions and 1st Annual L.A. Bootblack Contest.

Sun, 26 Mar 2017, 3p-7p
Bullet Bar
10522 Burbank Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
FB Event Page –
https://www.facebook.com/events/1856091251328331/
Official LALP Event
This is the official kickoff party you’ve been waiting for – including the Mr. LA Leather contestant motorcycle ride-in, and the victory celebration for the newly elected Ms. LA Leather.

We’re excited to be working on new plans for an extended bar area at our venue partner The Bullet.

LA LA Leather – “Classic Meets Fetish”
Mon, 27 Mar 2017, 7p-9p
MCC/UCC in the Valley

5730 Cahuenga Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
FB Event Page –
https://www.facebook.com/events/214715115669520/
Official LALP Event
The Los Angeles Leather Coalition, producers of the 2017 Los Angeles Leather Pride CODE: LA celebration, is excited to announce the latest addition to the week: LA LA LEATHER! In the tradition of the successful “Classic Meets Fetish “ concerts now part of the annual Folsom Europe festivities in Berlin, LA LA LEATHER will be an “only in LA” evening formal concert of original and classic music from films and television performed by talented members of the Los Angeles Leather Community dressed in gear. Audience members are also strongly encouraged to dress in leather/fetish attire.
VIP Cocktail Reception
Wed, 29 Mar 2017, 6p-9p
Tom of Finland Foundation & Tom House

1421 Laveta Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Official LALP Event
Invite Only! Tickets not sold for this event!

This is the event you don’t want to miss, and this year we up the ante with a extra special, history in the making special presentation to some of our community members.

Official Meet & Greet for Mr. L.A. Leather 2017 / The Roast of Jeffrey Erdman – Mr. LA Leather 2016
Thurs, 30 Mar 2017, 7p-9p
The Faultline

4216 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Official LALP Event
Meet the contestants for Mr. LA Leather 2017 and thank the outgoing Mr. LA Leather 2016, Jeffrey Erdman in only a way we are known to do, roast his @$$!!!

Bid farewell to Jeffrey Erdman, Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2016 in a hilarious send-off roast produced by the Los Angeles Band of Brothers and the Class of 2016! As always, there will be laughs, tears and big surprises as Jeff ends his incredible year! Stay and you’ll have a chance to meet the contestants for 2017 up close and personal!

Roast / Meet & Greet is from 7-9pm then join us for the Faultline’s famous underwear night.

The Assembly Uniform Reception
Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 7p-10p
Rough Trade Gear
3915 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029
FB Event Page –
https://www.facebook.com/events/1877488399196279/
Official LALP Event
Once again The California B&B Corps, BLUF, and The Regiment of the Black and Tans present the Southland’s hottest uniform dress code event!

Note: Strict Dress code applies to this event.

Maximus Cigar Social
Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 10p-12a
Eagle LA
4219 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Official Partner Event

Join the men of Maximus as they present the annual Cigar Social at the world famous Eagle LA.

This event is always Smokin’ Hot, and draws a large crowd of guys in gear. It’s a short walk down Santa Monica Blvd from Rough Trade where the Assembly Uniform event is happening earlier the same night.

The guys from Off Ramp Leathers from Palm Springs will have a vendor area in the bar this night only!

Leather Dog Pound
Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 9p-2a
Bullet Bar
10522 Burbank Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
FB Event Page –
https://www.facebook.com/events/945660688901914/
Official Partner Event
This ‘Dog Pound’ will be the kinkiest, leathery, sweaty and the only puppy playground available during the Los Angeles Leather week. It will have you howling for more! With kinky play, intense demos and krunk it out to the DJ!
Be sure to bring your handlers, and be sure they have their floggers and training treats!
AND of course, the LARGEST PUPPY MOSH PIT within a 100 miles of LA County!
Den L.A. Presents “CODE”
Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 9p-2a
Sanctuary Studios LAX
10914 S La Cienega Blvd
Lennox, CA 90304
FB Event Page –
https://www.facebook.com/events/364149690650275/
Official Partner Event

Welcome to LA’s hottest, exclusive, private, Euro-Style Dance and Play Party just for men. Where you can throw on your hottest gear, dance to the sickest beats and have an awesome time playing in the backrooms, beds, and slings with no holds barred sex and camaraderie.
NastyKinkPigs.com & Bubba Bang Present: AFTERMATH
Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 9p-5a
Threshold LA
11300 Hartland St
North Hollywood, CA 91605

FB Event Page –
https://www.facebook.com/events/164706790693888/
Official Partner Event

NastyKinkPigs.com & Bubba Bang Present: AFTERMATH – An Official LA Leather Pride After Hours Party!

March 31st 9pm-5am – $20 Advance / $25 @ Door

Tickets available @ the door as well as via Retail @ 665 Leather in West Hollywood or Online @ NastyKinkPigs.com/aftermath

Mr. LA Leather 2017 Contest
Sat, 1 Apr 2017, 7p-10p
The Globe Theater
740 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
FB Event Page –
https://www.facebook.com/events/1417489191637222/
Official LALP Event
The Globe Theater is the venue for a spectacular display of Los Angeles’s production value! There is no better show in town this night. The class of 2017 assembled and ready to show you why they earned the titles they represent.
Legion Dance
Sat, 1 Apr 2017, 10p-4a
The Globe Theater

740 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Official LALP Event
After the rigorous feat of enduring the legendary Mr. LA Leather Contest, we end the night with the equally famous Legion Dance Party. Get ready to grind with some of the hottest men in the world, decked out in their finest gear to some of the hottest beats spun by the one and only DJ Brian Maier.
5th Annual Off-Sunset Festival
Sun, 2 Apr 2017, 11a-7p, Santa Monica Blvd (between Myra Ave and Gateway Ave)
FB Event Page –
https://www.facebook.com/events/277400216007413/
Official LALP Event

Closing out LA Leather Pride in style, our partners at the Off Sunset Association produce one of the hottest events in town.

Check out details at http://offsunsetfestival.com

Official L.A. Leather Pride Closing Party and Victory Celebration
Sun, 2 Apr 2017, 5p-10p
The Faultline

4216 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Official LALP Event
After the street fair, come to the Faultline and close out the festivities with the newly sashed & crowned Mr. & Ms. LA Leather and the 1st LA Boot Black. Ruby and her staff have created a special LA Leather version of their world-famous beer bust just for us. So throw on you favorite gear and lets all raise a glass or 4 to our newest members of LA Title Royalty.
Southland Honors Awards Ceremony
Sun, 13 May 2017
Oil Can Harry’s – LA
11502 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
Official LALP Event
Join us for our annual award ceremony where we honor LA’s legendary community members. Witness a part of history in the house that Bob Tomasino built.
Event Poster Event Info Description

Ms. LA Leather Class of 2017

 
Lady Scarlett Sin

Mr. LA Leather Class of 2017


Back Row – Left to Right: Mr. CSW Leather – Christopher Ryan, Mr LA Leather Bear – Daniel Soto,  Mr. Regiment Leather – Marco Valadez, Mr Leather Eagle LA – Jeff Wilcox, Mr. Bullet Leather – AJ Chier, Mr OCH Leather – Lane Janger, Mr. Precinct Leather – FiFi LaFille, Mr. Sanctuary Leather – Romaldo Mancilla
Front Row – Left to Right: Mr. SoCal Leather – Ken Bradley, Mr. Sister Leather – David Sanford (Pup TeeToe)
Photo Courtesy of Dusti Cunningham

“LAL: deCODEd” is the Official eNewsletter of the Los Angles Leather Coalition & Los Angeles Leather Pride
Published monthly, mid-month, by the LA Leather Coalition
Editor-In-Chief: Apolonio “Apple” E. Munoz III, LALC Secretary
Featuring: Marlon Morales, LALC Chairman
Photo Credit: Dusti Cunningham Photography, Motorboot Photography & Perales Photography

 

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