The recipients of this year’s Mates Leather Weekend Brotherhood Awards are Jeff Arnold, Boggy Fryer, Joe Gaschnig and John Joiner. The Brotherhood Award is given to those who have shown extraordinary and continuous support of Mates Leather Weekend and demonstrate the true meaning of community and brotherhood.
525 leather-folk were on hand for the 22nd Annual Mates Leather Weekend in Provincetown, MA September 27 – October 1 and by all accounts had a great time. The event raised $5,252. for the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, bringing our total to date over $66,000. MLW’s annual Clothes Drive brought in a basket full of clothes which were donated to Ruthie’s Boutique, Provincetown’s Thrift Store, whose profits go to local charities. In addition, 29 men took part in ASGCC’s Free Health Screening throughout the weekend. These men deserve our respect and admiration for taking such a proactive approach in maintaining their good health and the health of their partners.
The 2018 First Mate Contest was held on Saturday, September 29 with Tom Giuliana, First Mate 2017 as emcee. Tom did an awesome job hosting the contest which had 8 entries. After careful consideration by judges Robert Birch, Mr. New England Leather 2018, Jesse Rosenburg, Mr. Providence Eagle 2018 & Russell Sweeney, First Mate 2016 & Mr. New England Leather 2017, Dominic Donahue of Salem, MA was chosen as First Mate 2018. First Runner-up is James Boushka of Green Bay, WI and 2nd Runner-up is Sam Smiley of Providence RI.
MLW’s resident Raffle-men Joe and John will not be able to attend this year. Hard shoes to fill but we are looking for two Raffle Boys to sell tickets from 11 – 2 on Saturday, September 29 at The Boatslip Resort. Must be friendly, sexy and mildly aggressive. In exchange for your efforts, you’ll receive a complimentary MLW Event Pass. ALL raffle proceeds go to AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod. Please call Rick at 508-487-0094.
Plans are underway for the 22nd Annual MLW September 27 – October 1. Check out the accommodations page to get a bed for your head and the registration page for a MLW Event Pass (just $65 through August 31).
Missed an event? Left your shirt at a friend’s house or the beach? Need a great gift idea?
MLW & SNOWBOUND t-shirts from years past are now available through the BUY-TSHIRTS section above.
Many sizes (but not all) are available for MLW Event shirts. Supplies are limited.
Plans are underway for the 22nd Annual Mates Leather Weekend September 27-October 1, 2018.
Special thanks to Kent Briske (pictured) and Gordon Ross for suggesting the Lumberjack fetish, it is DEFINITELY gonna be hot! Special thanks to David Jodoin of imagine8studios.com for his masterful photography.
SNOWBOUND 2018 pics are now posted at SNOWBOUND 2018 PICS . My deepest gratitude to BOGGY for sharing his memories of the weekend in digital form. In addition to being ever-present with his camera, BOGGY is also responsible for enhancing the SNOWBOUND schedule years ago by creating “Chaps N Straps”, “White Out” (thermal underwear party) AND devising the Mr. SNOWBOUND Contest, with it’s charitable intentions. A little know fact about Boggy that deserves remembrance and recognition!
The Eleventh Annual SNOWBOUND Leather Weekend was held in Provincetown MA February 23-25 and by all accounts was a great success with about 200 leathermen in town for the weekend’s events.
Three days of events described as “A Winter Getaway with a Twist” concluded with the announcement of Mr. SNOWBOUND 2018, Nick Jamison of Barre VT, who brought in the most donations with his winter/leather-themed photo. The event overall raised $1,906 for the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, an all-time SNOWBOUND record. Handing off the Mr. SNOWBOUND sash was Eric Farkas, Mr. SNOWBOUND 2017 of Boston MA. All contestants were awarded an event package to CLAW18 April 26-29. clawinfo.org
Jay Falcon, 2011/2012 Northeast Community Bootblack, 2012 International Community Bootblack 1st Runner-up and SNOWBOUND/Mates Leather Weekend Resident Bootblack was on hand throughout the weekend.
Kudos to the 24 men who participated in the Free Health Screenings provided by the ASGCC at their new Drop-In Center located at 148a Commercial St. Your proactive approach towards your health and the health of your partners should be mirrored and lauded. Thanks to Joel and the ASGCC team for providing this important service. asgcc.org
There is no pageantry nor judging panel. Mr. SNOWBOUND is chosen by YOU!
Check out their winter & leather/kink photo submissions below and vote for your favorite by making a donation in their name to AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod. The man with the most money raised will win a cash prize and the title Mr. SNOWBOUND 2018. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT ASGCC.
There are two ways to vote for your favorite…
- Make a donation now at ASGCC DONATE ONLINE PAGE. Be sure to indicate which Mr. SNOWBOUND Contestant you are donating for. Only those donations received (via this method) by 02/22 can be added to the contestant’s total.
- Donate in person at Beer Blast, SNOWBOUND Brunch & Leather Dance with a $5+ cash donation. Each contestant’s entry will be on display with a donation box at these events.
Above: Nick Jamison, JT
Above: Pup Gear & Pup Copper, Boggy