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Mates Leather Weekend XVIII

Mr. Connecticut Leather


The 2015 Mr. Connecticut Leather Contest was held September 6 with David Gerard taking the title.  Congrats to David!

Jim Maciel and boy nelson Take Titles at Northeast Leather


Congrats to Sir Jim and boy nelson for their recent wins at this year’s Northeast Leather Weekend in Providence, RI.  Well deserved honors for such honorable men.

Mr New England Rubber Comes to Provincetown


Last year’s inaugural event in Provincetown brought an estimated 150 – 200 RUBBER FETISHISTS together for what proved to be a fun and kink-filled weekend, adding a great new dimension to the Provincetown Leather/Fetish calendar.  You’ll definitely meet some new buds and catch up with many MLW regulars.  Check out for details.

Jay Menick, Mr. SNOWBOUND 2014


What a great SNOWBOUND Weekend!  About 175 fun and friendly men were in attendance and the weather was perfect.  Congratulations to Jay Menick who took the Mr. SNOWBOUND 2014 title by raising the most money for the AIDS Support Group with his picture submission.  The total raised by Jay & the other contestants:  Boggy Fryer, Boy Skip and Eric Farkas was $413.  This was up from last year’s take of $341.  THANK YOU to all who participated and to all that donated.

Resident SNOWBOUND BB Jay Falcon Returns!


Boots all beat up from this winter’s excessive weather?  Jay Falcon, 2011/2012 Northeast Community Bootblack & 2012 international Community Bootblack 1st runner up will be at your service during SNOWBOUND this weekend.

Check him out Friday night during the White Out and C*CK Party at Paramount (Crown & Anchor), Saturday afternoon during Chaps & Straps at The Vault (C & A) and on Saturday night during The Leather Dance at The Atlantic House Dance Club.



I’m fairly certain that I’ve shared these lyrics (written below) in the past but feel compelled to do so again.

Sleep has escaped me in recent days, in large part because of the (way too many) friends we have lost this last year, JASON LYNCH, TIM STARKEY, DAVID DURMAN, JASON SCOTT. These men were WAY TOO F*CKING young to leave us & I, for one, have an overwhelming sense of uncertainty and fragility, feelings that are unfamiliar and uncomfortable to me. It is surreal.

These lyrics speak to friendship and honor and truth…unspoken but universally held tenets of the brotherhood & family I have aligned myself with. I share these words in hopes that each of us, for at least a moment, pauses to acknowledge the value of those around us and the brotherhood we claim proudly as our own. I bow my head in deference to these men and acknowledge their influence on me and the selflessness and generosity that they freely extended to the world. Rest In Peace, my brothers.

When the dragons grow too mighty
To slay with pen or sword
I grow weary of the battle
And the storm I walk towards

When all around is madness
And there’s no safe port in view
I long to turn my path homeward
And stop awhile with you

When life becomes as barren
And as cold as winter skies
There’s a beacon in the darkness
In a distant pair of eyes

In vain to search for honor
And in vain to search for truth
But these things can still be given
Your love has shown me proof

SNOWBOUND VI – Feb 21-23, 2014

Get Outta the Cold and Into the HEAT at Snowbound Leather Weekend!

What they are saying

I had a blast as I know everyone else did too. It was clearly the best gathering so far. I am serious. If you need a spokesman to advertise the event, let me know.

- Tex | Washington, DC
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About MLW

A kick-back, have a good time, meet some hot new friends weekend for those who want to hang out, socialize, relax or party with other like-minded people in Leather, Rubber and Uniforms.

Mates Leather Weekend is brought to you by Rick Conley, longtime Provincetown resident and leatherman. I want to thank all MLW sponsors, friends and past participants who have contributed to the success of Mates Leather Weekend. I’m grateful for all the new friends that I’ve made along the way.

I take great pride in the quality of men and women that attend MLW. There is no attitude here, just folks that are down-to-earth, friendly, and nice to look at. It takes a lot of effort to put on an event like this. I hope you enjoy it.

- Rick Conley


Provincetown is a gay-friendly oceanside community. Generally the weather is cool in the fall, making it ideal to wear your leather, rubber or uniform. You can feel comfortable shopping, walking the streets day or night, dining, hiking on the beach and touring the bars in your leather, rubber or uniform…and I hope you will!

Sell / Advertise

Sell your goods at the annual Leather Market, or place advertising materials in MLW run packages.


Questions? Suggestions? Feedback? Please contact me. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Sponsored in part by the Provincetown Tourism Fund.