Get Outta the Cold and Into the HEAT at this annual leather/kink event designed to warm up YOUR winter. Events include BEER BLAST, LEATHER DANCE, CHAPS n STRAPS, SNOWBOUND BRUNCHES, WHITE-OUT THERMAL UNDERWEAR PARTY and EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS presented by Full Kit Gear, Provincetown’s leather and fetish shop. Proceeds from 2018’s Mr. SNOWBOUND Contest benefit AIDS Support group of Cape Cod. SNOWBOUND logo art by Tim Paquette and Good N Evil Creations.
A banner year for Mates Leather Weekend! The biggest amount ever raised for ASGCC through MLW. Special thanks to Jay Falcon and Cass & Liam of Harbor Lounge for their cash contributions.
David Oravez, First Mate 2001, announced the recipients of this year’s Mates Leather Weekend Brotherhood Award on Saturday September 30. They are: David Cunningham, Patrick Lamerson and Nelson Martinez. 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. Congratulations, gentlemen, well deserved!
The 2017 First Mate Contest was held on Saturday, September 30 with Russell Sweeney, First Mate 2016 & Mr. New England Leather 2017 as emcee. Russell did an awesome job of properly introducing and presenting all 19 contestants in a little over an hour (including intermission and announcements). After careful consideration by judges Jeph & Kevin Barry, Mr. & Mr. SNOWBOUND 2016 and Founders of Divergent Donations, Jonathan Kharfen, Mr. SNOWBOUND 2015, First Mate 2015 & President of Bay State Marauders and Jay Menick, Mr. SNOWBOUND 2014, Mr. Providence Eagle 2017 and Vice-President of Bay State Marauders, Tom Giuliana of Boston, MA was chosen as First Mate 2017. First Runner-up is Eric Sussman of Provincetown, MA and 2nd Runner-up is Daniel Millar of Boston, MA.
525 leather-folk were on hand for the 21st Annual Mates Leather Weekend in Provincetown, MA September 28 – October 2 and by all accounts had a great time. The event raised $5,780.00 for the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, an all-time record. MLW’s annual Clothes Drive brought in 40 articles of clothing and boots which were donated to Ruthie’s Boutique, Provincetown’s Thrift Store, who donates all profits to local charities. In addition, 62 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.
Pictured TOM GIULIANA, FIRST MATE 2017
Online registration is now closed. You may still purchase an event package at Club Purgatory on Friday, September 29. Cash only.
Thank you to local artist Tim Paquette for designing this year’s MLW t-shirt. The t-shirt is included with registration or can be purchased at the Leather Market on Saturday for $20.
Pre-Registration ($65 per person) will close on Tuesday 09/26 at noon.
In person, cash only registration will be available at Club Purgatory from 4:00 – 8:00 PM during the Opening Reception on Friday 09/29 at $70 per person. Earl’s famous buffet served from 6:00-8:00 (included with registration/$10 without)
Included is information on:
First Mate Contest Emcee & Judging Panel, BootBlack Schedule, Buzzcuts for ASGCC, New MLW Event added, FREE Health Screening & Testing Schedule, Restaurant Discounts, MLW Clothes Drive & more.
Fire Ceremony Hosted by Gay Men of Wisdom
Saturday, September 30, 4:00 — 5:30pm, Herring Cove Beach South FREE
Connect with the energies of the gay male tribe, the ocean and land, and the ancestors. We’ll drum, invoke the directions, and honor gay men’s 14 Distinct Gifts to Humanity. Bring a drum or rattle if you have one (we’ll have several). Wear leather, ceremonial garb, or whatever you feel comfortable in.
Need a room for MLW? Click on http://matesleatherweekend.com/accommodations and use the ROOMFINDER Feature to get a bed for your head. Some hotels offering last minute MLW Specials.