Event Reports

Belgium Leather Pride 2018

3000 men, 6 days, 1 event - Belgium Leather and Fetish Pride has become the event in the leatherman’s calendar to attend. In its nine years, the event has grown exponentially into an incredible blend of horny fetish fun, community celebration and exposure to the evolving scene - all organised with outstanding care [...]

UNION Bristol – The Return

You know that feeling when you’ve finally caught up with an old friend that you haven’t seen for ages? How you suddenly slip back to where you left off? Everything is familiar but fresh. Your interest and energy is reinvigorated. You have so much to share and want to hear what’s been going [...]

By |2018-02-12T15:31:23+01:00February 12th, 2018|Events, Socials and Parties, UNION, Venues|0 Comments

Dublin Leather Pride 2017

It is always a privilege to be a part of history and 2017 sees the first ever Dublin Leather Pride - an event that builds on the tradition of leathermen heading to Dublin to start the New Year in the company of some of the friendliest and most welcoming company.  Building on the [...]

By |2016-12-24T18:28:02+01:00December 24th, 2016|Dublin Leather Pride, Europe, Events, Socials and Parties|0 Comments

Belgium Leather Pride 2017

Just like the spring sees the sap rising in trees, February sees fetish men from across Europe rise after the dark winter and come together in one of the biggest fetish events of its kind. Antwerp is the host city for Belgium Leather Pride, which from the 15th to 20th February sees [...]

By |2016-12-24T16:55:06+01:00December 24th, 2016|Belgium Leather Pride, Europe, Events, Socials and Parties|0 Comments

Historic Night for Wales

Sunday 31st July 2016 saw another piece of leather history being written with the first ever Mr Leather Wales being appointed. This great achievement comes against the furtherance of gay leather culture in south Wales, championed by both our Mr LeatherWests (2015 & 2016) and our #LeatherDragons campaign. Five sexy and eligible candidates stepped [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:34+01:00August 1st, 2016|Cardiff, Eagle Cardiff, Title Contests|1 Comment

Why we need Gay Pride more than ever

Ok. First a quick history lesson. Pride has its origins in protest, and specifically in the Stonewall riots of 1969. This was when New York saw the gay community protest against unprovoked police raids on a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn (the UK Charity Stonewall took its name from this). The following year the [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:34+01:00July 14th, 2016|Bristol, Pride|1 Comment

The New Old: Hankies & social show the way

Going along to the second Leather Social: Cardiff, Phil S’Berg “finds where you get a mix, you get a buzz” and the afternoon makes him recall a classic 1970’s Leatherman’s Handbook. The streets of Cardiff were thronged with cyclists, spectators and with quite a lot of lycra on display as the  city played host to [...]

Leather Social: Cardiff

Some of the guys enjoying the Leather Social: Cardiff. Image courtesy of The Eagle Bar, Cardiff (all rights acknowledged). On 17th April 2016, a new chapter was begun in story of Leather Wales and the Rise of the Leather Dragons with the establishment of The Leather Social: Cardiff. The Leather Social is [...]

BLUF Bristol 11 – The Boots Edition

Wesco Pete working on BLUF 3005's boots Boots were the centre of attention at BLUF Bristol’s Spring meet, reports Leatherwest reporter Sam Benger. BLUF Bristol had its first gathering of the year last week and it certainly proved to be a leather clad example of what BLUF men are all about and [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:35+01:00April 12th, 2016|BLUF Bristol, Bristol|0 Comments

The Leather Social Comes to Cardiff

  LeatherWest reporter Sam Benger reports on the launch of Leather Social Cardiff offering leather men in South Wales and the West a new event to meet-up with like-minded men. In association with The Leather Social (based in London and Berlin), LeatherWest has teamed up to extend the concept of the "no leather dresscode, just come along, [...]