Judging Panel Announced – 3 of 3

Mark Richards, Mr. Connecticut Leather 2020 and Mr. Connecticut Bear 2017, will be on the judging panel for MLW’s First Mate Contest on Saturday October 5 at 11 pm at Crown & Anchor.  Be sure to come by and cheer for your favorite contestant.

BOGGY takes Mr FLAG 2019

Congrats to MLW & SNOWBOUND regular Boggy for taking the Mr. FLAG (Fits Like A Glove) title.  The Mr. Flag Anniversary Weekend and Contest was on 9th, the contest was on the 10th of August at the Providence Eagle in Providence, Rhode Island.    


Relaunch of Drummer Magazine

The folks at Drummer have asked me to share this info on the relaunch of the magazine…

As you probably know, “Drummer” is a legendary gay men’s leather magazine that launched in Los Angles in 1975. It was the largest American leather magazine and has been said to have created the leather movement as we know it today. It has featured writers and artists like Jack Fritscher, Robert Mapplethorpe and Tom of Finland. We’re relaunching it in October as a leather, rubber and BDSM magazine.

“Drummer” is more than just a magazine though – it’s a private gay men’s fraternity that hosts events and parties. “Drummer” magazine is the club’s elite publication, documenting the lifestyle that its members live while setting new trends.


Plans are underway for the 23rd Annual Mates Leather Weekend 10/03-10/07/19.  Check out the Schedule of Events for details and use the Room-Finder feature on the accommodations page to get a bed for your head.  Event passes are now available on the site for $65 until July 31, $70 beginning August 1.

Announcing Mr. SNOWBOUND 2019

Congratulations to Ryan Napravnik whose winter/fetish photo entry raised the most money for AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod.  The total raised was $1,355, the second highest total in SNOWBOUND history.  That brings SLW’s total funds raised since the inception of the  Mr. SNOWBOUND Contest to $5,877.  Thanks to all five contestants and to all who donated.  Thanks also to ASGCC’s Jason Greene and his team for providing free health screenings throughout the weekend.  Kudos to the 15 men who participated in the program for taking an active role in maintaining their and their partners good health.