For 2019, Southland Honors is returning to its origins! The 16th Annual Southland Honors Awards will be presented on Saturday March 23, 2019 at the ONE Archives Foundation, the first host of the event in 2004. The Southland Honors awards were created to nurture an attitude of integrity and community pride, preserve leather community tradition, […]
Folsom Street Events – Gold Sponsor
Ben Kaufher is 2018’s Mr. LA Leather Bear and Mr. LA Leather. He was the Member-at-Large for the LA Boys of Leather and won the Payasos’ Nutcracker Award for Boy of the Year in 2017. He enjoys thuds more than stings, laughing more than shouting, and sausage gravy more than turkey gravy.
Michael Lara, a true native of Los Angeles. He has served as a part of the North Hollywood Neighborhood Council, and is a Honorary member of California B&B. He is the owner of the popular leather Levi bar, called The Bullet Bar for over 20 years. It’s located on Burbank at Cahuenga in North Hollywood, […]
Tuesday Niles, a Deaf Leather woman and little who is the current Ms. California Leather 2018. She is actively involved in several parts of her community as she currently serves LALC as the Accessibility Coordinator, LAGOL/WILLA as the current president, San Fernando Valley Pride as ASL/Vendor Coordinator, Threshold as a gatekeeper and Proud to be […]
Randy first discovered leather in 1989 at the Lure, NY while enjoying electro play as an adult. He holds the titles; Oil Can Harry’s Mr. Leather 08, 2nd Runner Up to Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2008, American Leatherman 08 and competed at IML 2010. He’s a founding member of the LA Band of Brothers. Currently […]
Eric de Leon – Mr. LA Leather Bear 2019