Mr. Midwest Leather Contest

Mr. Midwest Leather Contest The Mr. Midwest Leather Contest, representing the leather community in 13 states across the American Midwest. For more info go to www.midwestleatherweekend.com
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The producers of the Mr Midwest Leather Contest want to remind everyone there will be no contest this October because of...
08/25/2020

The producers of the Mr Midwest Leather Contest want to remind everyone there will be no contest this October because of the pandemic. In the interest of safety and in consideration of everyone's strained circumstances we are postponed.

In the meantime we urge our friends and Leather family to support your community when and where you can. Be aware of the people around you who are struggling and offer what help you can. At times like this it is imperative we remember what community is all about.

Thank you, wear your mask and stay safe if you can.

Charlie & Mike

The producers of the Mr Midwest Leather Contest and Midwest Leather Weekend have officially postponed the contest until ...
05/17/2020

The producers of the Mr Midwest Leather Contest and Midwest Leather Weekend have officially postponed the contest until October 2021. The pandemic, financial stress and health issues facing the community led the organizers to cancel the 2020 contest. The current Mr Midwest Leather 2019, Duke Edwards, will continue to represent the title until next year.

The contest and weekend events will resume next year, better than ever.

The organizers thank everyone for their continued support and look forward to seeing them in 2021.

For more information, visit MrMidwestLeather.com

Mr. Midwest Leather Contest's cover photo
11/07/2019

Mr. Midwest Leather Contest's cover photo

10/28/2019

Duke Edwards is sharing his travel schedule for the next several months. Look for him at the following events - and be sure to say hello. Stay tuned, because more travel plans may come.

Tri-State Leather Cincinnati Ohio • 11/15/19-11/17/19

Northeast Leather New York • 12/06/19-12/08/19

Mid Atlantic Leather • 01/17/20-01/20/20

Mr. Chicago Leather • 01/24/20-01/26/20

Titans Kink U “Code Red” • 02/08/20-02/09/20

North American Bear • 02/13/20-02/16/20

Illinois Leather Pride • 02/28/20-03/01/20

Kentucky Leather Pride • 03/06/20-03/08/20

Cleveland Leather Awareness Weekend • 04/24/20-04/26/20

International Mr. Leather • 05/20/20-05/25/20

Congratulations to Pup Zephyr and Daddy Nick, 2019 Midwest Puppy and 2019 Midwest Handler!
10/14/2019

Congratulations to Pup Zephyr and Daddy Nick, 2019 Midwest Puppy and 2019 Midwest Handler!

Congratulations to Mr Midwest Leather 2019, Duke Edwards of Ohio and First Runner Up Todd Rickspoone of Illinois! Both g...
10/14/2019

Congratulations to Mr Midwest Leather 2019, Duke Edwards of Ohio and First Runner Up Todd Rickspoone of Illinois! Both gentlemen conducted themselves with distinction and impressed our panel of judges, as well as the audience.
The new Mr Midwest Leather, Duke, has already started on his tour of Midwestern cities and activities, representing the title. We will be posting photos and details soon.
(Please forgive the late posting.)
Shown: Charlie Schoenherr, Co-Producer, Mr Midwest Leather 2018 Daddy Troy, Mr Midwest Leather 2019 Duke Edwards, First Runner Up Todd Rickspoone, Mike Prater, Co-Producer.

10/04/2019

Tonight, Friday October 4, join us for the start of the Midwest Leather Weekend.

10/03/2019

Midwest Leather Weekend Kink Seminars update -

NOTE: Due to events beyond our control, The Titans of the Midwest have cancelled “S̶o̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶w̶a̶n̶t̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶a̶ ̶H̶a̶n̶d̶l̶e̶r̶ ?” Why You Want To Be A Handler! class at 2 pm and have not provided a substitute class. The Cupping class scheduled for 3pm will be moving an hour earlier to it's 2pm place. We apologize that there will be no Handler/puppy specific class but we would rather have a quality class, instead of something that was rushed to be put in it's place. We promise that next year there will be more educational programming!

The Kink Seminars are an annual tradition with the Midwest Leather Weekend, held on Saturday during the day while the Judges are interviewing the contestants. This year we are including seminars that are not Kink, so calling them our 2019 Seminars. Whatever you call them, they include topics everyone can enjoy and learn from.

A huge Midwest Leather Thank You to the Titans of the Midwest who put the seminars together this year, and the experts donating their time and expertise.

All seminars will take place at JJ's Clubhouse & Bar, 3858 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63110 (at the intersection of Vandeventer and Market.) All seminars are free admission. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Get Up….STAY Up - 11am

Instructor: Dr. Chad Neal

A class in depression, anxiety around “event drop”

Chad Neal Ph.D. is Director of Training. Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center. A Mental health professional he specializes in Depression/Mood, Medical/Health Psychology with particular emphasis on Men’s issues



The View from Here - Beyond the Gender Box - 12 noon

Speaker: Dieta Pepsi
Prevention Specialist, St Louis Effort for AIDS

A class on marginalization, toxicity and injustice as experienced by Gender non-conforming, People of Color, and transgendered persons.

6ft 3 inches, intersex and known all over St. Louis for raising many thousands of dollars for local causes, Dieta — aka Leon Braxton - is known for her unmistakable deep laugh and glamorous attire.

(please note if you use Dieta's picture you must credit photographer Craig Currie)



Intro to Cupping - 2 pm

Instructors – Daddy John & Pup Gazer/Handler Selene

Cupping has been used for centuries as both a healing method and erotic play. This 3,000 year old technique can be done in three methods, Dry cupping, Fire cupping and Wet cupping. Our class will explore the techniques of fire cupping and advanced fire cupping as a way of relaxation, sensual play and endorphin release much the same way impact play does. We will look at preparation, application, safety and aftercare

Daddy John is an active member of the Chicago, regional and national puppy and handler community/leather community and AB/DL community. As an advocate for unity amongst fetishes and active in the fetish community since 1989, his largest current focus is advocating for suicide prevention and awareness within the kink community. He has facilitated many pup, trainer/handler, little and AB/DL seminars, hands-on kink classes as well as seminars on mental health safety and head space. A member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and co-founder of the Inter-Fetish Coalition of Suicide Prevention and Awareness (IFCSPA) he has organized fundraisers and raised thousands of dollars towards this cause. Daddy John was the first Great Lakes Trainer title holder and held the title for 2 years (2016 & 2017). He currently is co-owner of Midwest Puppy/Midwest Puppy and Handler. He is the current Dungeon Master at The Chicago Rose. He is a member of the Chicago Puppy Patrol, International Puppy Club, Chicago Area Gear Enthusiast, Chicago Age Players, Chicago AB/DL’s, Titans of the Midwest, Clooless’s Sanctuary for Wayward Boys and Great Lakes Bears. In the Puppy community he is recognized as an Owner, Handler and Trainer.

Daddy John enjoys spending time with his chosen family (Pup Gazer, and Trouble), is an avid gamer and loves to cook.

Gazer is a 24-year-old, trans pup who seeks to help create a community for everyone. She considers Puppy and Leather to be a home for all, regardless of self-definition, and is always willing to lend a paw to make that a reality. Gazer is Illinois Puppy 2018, an educator for Titans of the Midwest, and is actively finding new ways to benefit kink and fetish communities. As an eager advocate for TCK, Howard Brown Health, and kink inclusiveness, she is a cofounder of Beyond Labels; a Leather-plus organization whose mission is to create a community fetish environment with the needs of our marginalized siblings first, and seeks equity for our family members above all else. Gazer is also a coordinator at the Chicago Rose (a pangender/pansexual lifestyle club) which helps to promote a cross-kink and fetish environment for anyone of any walk of life to feel comfortable with themselves, to educate and be educated, and to have fun in a safe, accepting space.”

Hope you had a chance to check out our seminars for the upcoming Midwest Leather Weekend - this coming weekend! (http://...
10/01/2019
mrmidwestleather - 2019 Seminars

Hope you had a chance to check out our seminars for the upcoming Midwest Leather Weekend - this coming weekend! (http://mrmidwestleather.squarespace.com/2019-seminars/)

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we will not be able to present “S̶o̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶w̶a̶n̶t̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶a̶ ̶H̶a̶n̶d̶l̶e̶r̶ ?” Why You Want To Be A Handler! at 2pm.

We will update the world when we know more. Meanwhile, please continue to make your plans to join us for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Midwest Leather Weekend.

The Kink Seminars are an annual tradition with the Midwest Leather Weekend, held on Saturday during the day while the Judges are interviewing the contestants. This year we are including seminars that are not Kink, so calling them our 2019 Seminars. Whatever you call them, they include topics everyon...

mrmidwestleather - 2019 Seminars
09/28/2019
mrmidwestleather - 2019 Seminars

mrmidwestleather - 2019 Seminars

The Kink Seminars are an annual tradition with the Midwest Leather Weekend, held on Saturday during the day while the Judges are interviewing the contestants. This year we are including seminars that are not Kink, so calling them our 2019 Seminars. Whatever you call them, they include topics everyon...

Last but certainly not least on our list of judges for the upcoming Midwest Puppy & Handler and Mr Midwest Leather conte...
09/28/2019

Last but certainly not least on our list of judges for the upcoming Midwest Puppy & Handler and Mr Midwest Leather contest is Daddy Troy, Mr Midwest Leather 2018.

Troy's Leather Journey first began one night in 2002 at the Old DC Eagle. Upon entering this historic establishment and seeing the leathermen he noticed an urgent stirring in his Levis: he was hooked He was active in the DC leather community until 2004 when he took a step back.

Troy was recently re-indoctrinated into the leather community in 2016 after his retirement from the US Navy when he met his partner Mike. Upon entering his (Mikes) home, (also a notorious historic establishment) he felt a familiar stirring in his Levis. Again he was hooked and has been a kinkster every since.

Troy has been involved in charity and fundraising ventures ranging from the Trevor Project to Habitat for humanity. Troy currently resides in Newburgh Indiana. His interests include his many mechanical pursuits, being naked as often as possible, mouth hugs, and spending time at the gym getting all swole and junk.

Another addition to our roster of distinguished judges is the Midwest Leather Weekend's own Midwest Puppy 2018, Pup Cyon...
09/28/2019

Another addition to our roster of distinguished judges is the Midwest Leather Weekend's own Midwest Puppy 2018, Pup Cyon

Alpha pup Cyon is the current Midwest Puppy. He has been out of the kennel for over eight years. He is originally from Colorado but now lives in Wisconsin. While in Colorado, he was active in LGBTQ organizations on the University of Colorado campus, including serving as president of Pride Alliance in 2007. He is a founding board member of the first ever puppy group in Wisconsin, Badger PAH, and has guided several fundraisers and charitable initiatives. Cyon has also co-taught several puppy and kink classes at local and regional events and bar nights. He is a proud member of Titans of the Midwest and co-producer of the newly formed Wisconsin Leather Pride and Wisconsin Pup and Trainer Contest.

He is proudly married to and owned by Great Lakes Trainer 2018 Sir Nate and is Alpha to two amazing puppies, beta Bandit and omega Gem. Cyon is a proud playful gear puppy who not only enjoys scritches, pupping out, and barking, but also enjoys playing with new puppies and helping them get into headspace. You can always find him at moshes or events chasing squirrels, playing with the shy puppies, and always willing to help a fellow puppy in need :) His other favorite kinks include, bondage, mummification, fisting, CBT, breath play, and banding. The most important thing he has learned is what it means to be yourself and be the puppy you are, no matter what anyone says. *Wags*

Next in the lineup of our amazing judges for the upcoming Mr Midwest Leather and Midwest Puppy & Handler contests is Kar...
09/28/2019

Next in the lineup of our amazing judges for the upcoming Mr Midwest Leather and Midwest Puppy & Handler contests is Karen Ultra.

Producer. MC. Judge. Tally master. Writer. Caterer. Comedian. The only thing Karen Ultra hasn’t done during a leather event is deliver triplets while performing all six roles in the “Cell Block Tango” on stilts. Her skills on a stage have been seen at IML, ABW, Colorado Leather Fest, Iowa Leather Weekend, Mr. Indiana leather, Mr. Houston Leather, and several others she refuses to mention anymore. Her comedy has literally created a 5.5 earthquake, and has been known to offend men, women, marsupials, Sea Monkeys and Muppets. When she’s not busy being a mother to her clone or keeping vampire’s hours for her day job, she can be found around the St. Louis area antique shopping, looking for new pretty boxes to place the hearts she has ordered collected by her huntsmen.

Next on our roster of distinguished judges for the upcoming Midwest Puppy & Handler Contest and Mr Midwest Leather Conte...
09/28/2019

Next on our roster of distinguished judges for the upcoming Midwest Puppy & Handler Contest and Mr Midwest Leather Contest is Dave Drees.

Dave Drees has been a member of the leather and kink community for over 30 years and is our Mr. Midwest Leather 2007.

He has been a volunteer for Cleveland Leather Awareness Weekend and International Mister Leather. Dave has also participated in the Twin Cities to Chicago AIDS Ride, various AIDS walks and Suicide Prevention Walks in which he has raised thousands for these organizations over the years. He is a member of Human Rights Campaign, Leather Archives Museum and the Titans of the Midwest.

Dave has served as a leather and kink mentor for many in our community over the years and resides in Chicago with his partner Dan where he is also proud to be a member of the Chicago Leather Sober community.

In his spare time, he enjoys quality gym time, a hearty cigar and bold coffee. His leather and kink motto is “It’s only kinky the first time.”

The Midwest Leather Weekend is just a week away. Here's our distinguished panel of judges for the upcoming Mr Midwest Le...
09/28/2019

The Midwest Leather Weekend is just a week away. Here's our distinguished panel of judges for the upcoming Mr Midwest Leather and MIdwest Puppy & Handler contests on October 5.

Going in (somewhat) alphabetical order, we're starting with Camille Claire.

Camille has lived in St. Louis for the last 3 years as a transplant from Kansas City. Before moving to St. Louis she assisted with the revival of the TNG Kink Group in KC, working part-time in the local Dungeon (IX Kansas City), and an unofficial greeter at one of the local munches where she helped new people interested in the BDSM lifestyle find information and made introductions to the community leaders. She was first introduced to Leather by her late Master, Sir Timand his slave Sarah when they came to Kansas City to teach a class. After visiting them several times she was eventually kidnapped, thrown into the back of their SUV and taken to St. Louis. They taught her about what it means to be Leather as they introduced her that would later on become her family.
Eventually she would go on to join Rudis Men's Leather Society as one of the first women to be voted in as an associate member with her Sister slave, Sarah. As of this year She was voted to Full-Member.
Camille also helped found the St. Louis Mission House of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Fourth City Sisters in 2017 where she’s volunteered for events such as Hell on Heels, St. Louis Pride, Tower Grove Pride, FCS Fish Fry, Dining out for Life, Several Pub Crawls, Contests. Manifested as Sister Freedom Bubbles (Previous Sister Slobberwocky Jabbercocky) she works towards her goal of making others feel comfortable in their own skins.
Though she is focused on being part of the LGBTQIA comminity as a whole, she openly identifies as a feminist. As a feminist she feels strongly about equality for women, helping queer women feel comfortable in their own bodies, and fighting for the right to feel free in their own sexuality and expression.

Looking for a few Sirs, Mams, Masters, Mistresses, pups, pets, boys and girls!!Midwest Leather Weekend is looking for ha...
09/25/2019
Midwest Leather 2019 Volunteer Sign-Up Form

Looking for a few Sirs, Mams, Masters, Mistresses, pups, pets, boys and girls!!

Midwest Leather Weekend is looking for hands (and paws) to help with all the many things that go into out weekend! Things like selling jello shots, 50/50 raffle tickets, silent auction watchers, door persons and more! If you are interested, please sign up here!

https://forms.gle/x5xXF5sjCR7RxXCt6

All info will be kept confidential. Help us make Midwest Leather great by giving us a little of your time!

09/19/2019

Put us on your calendar. Tell your friends. Come and join us for a great weekend of leather, kink, puppies, handlers, leathermen, leatherwomen, leatherfoix and more.

09/19/2019
Midwest Leather Weekend, Mr Midwest Leather Contest and Midwest Puppy and Handler Contest are looking for some extra han...
09/10/2019
Midwest Leather 2019 Volunteer Sign-Up Form

Midwest Leather Weekend, Mr Midwest Leather Contest and Midwest Puppy and Handler Contest are looking for some extra hands and paws to help out for our upcoming weekend! Things like selling raffle tickets, jello shots and more! If you are interested, please let us know!
https://forms.gle/4BjCGccip4pCxDZ26

All info will be kept confidential. Help us make Midwest Leather great by giving us a little of your time!

Coming to town for the contests and the Midwest Leather Weekend? Book before Sept. 13 and get discounts on your rooms at...
09/09/2019
mrmidwestleather - Host Hotel 2019

Coming to town for the contests and the Midwest Leather Weekend? Book before Sept. 13 and get discounts on your rooms at our host hotel: The Holiday Inn Forest Park

We have a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Forest Park5915 Wilson Ave. | St. Louis, MO 63110314-645-0700It's just a few miles from everything.

An invitation to Leathermen of the Midwest. We invite you to participate in the Mr Midwest Leather Contest, held every y...
08/15/2019

An invitation to Leathermen of the Midwest.

We invite you to participate in the Mr Midwest Leather Contest, held every year since 2005 in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Mr Midwest Leather Contest represents 13 Midwestern states and is a great way to give back to the community, make great new friends and have some incredible experiences as a Leatherman. Our titleholders go on to represent the community at International Mr Leather (IML.)

You can see all the requirements and details at our website, MrMidwestLeather.com. As a titleholder, you will have two co-producers to work with you at all times during your title year and the opportunity to do good for your community and grow personally.

We invite all to attend the contest and cheer on the contests. The Mr Midwest Leather event, part of the Midwest Leather Weekend, is held October 4, 5 and 6, 2019. We look forward to seeing you all there.

The Producers, Mr Midwest Leather Contest

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