Bristol Pride

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

Bristol Pride 2015 | Leather Picture Gallery

Leather men were at home during Bristol Pride, reports Sam Benger.  Following the first ever organised leather presence at Bristol Pride last year, leather men forming the squad during the parade this year were a sight to behold. Led by Neil, Mr LeatherWest 2015, the parade started from Queen Square and meandered through the city [...]

By |2015-08-29T22:26:52+01:00July 18th, 2015|BLUF, Bristol, Event Reports, Events, Socials and Parties, Pride|0 Comments

Bristol Pride 2015 | Leather in the Park

Bristol Pride 2014 saw a number of first, not least the first ever organised leather presence and leather inspired events throughout the week. On Pride Day itself, LeatherWest is pitching up its 'black tent' and desk and creating a 'little leather corner'. Based on the frolics of last year, the afternoon in the park is always [...]

By |2015-07-06T19:28:40+01:00July 6th, 2015|Bristol, Event Reports, Pride|0 Comments

Bristol Pride 2015 | Leather on Parade

Gathering to parade at Bristol Pride 2014. Leather men will gather at Bristol Pride, to have the biggest leather presence ever, reports Sam Benger. Known as  "Leather on Parade"  local leathermen will be joining with their leather brothers from Bristol and the West and further afield to form a dedicated leather squad in Bristol Pride's Parade. Leather flags [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:42+01:00July 1st, 2015|Bristol, Culture, Events, Socials and Parties, Pride|1 Comment

Birmingham Pride 2015: Leather on Parade

Mr LeatherWest 2015, Neil of Swansea, reflects on the events of Birmingham Pride, who, by helping to organise 'Black Hide for Pride', resulted in the highest ever profile for leather men in the heart of the UK. Any hesitation that 'Leather men on Parade' would not receive a warm reception proved unfounded: immediately. The crowds love [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:43+01:00June 6th, 2015|Being a Leatherman, Event Reports, Photography, Pride|0 Comments

Leather Bristol: May Bank Holiday

May Bank Holiday Saturday sees a 'perfect storm' and reasons to leather up and celebrate, writes Sam Benger. Saturday May 23rd will see reasons to celebrate: it's looking like a perfect storm. [no_toc] The results of Ireland's Equal Marriage referendum will be known, with polls pointing to a strong Yes vote. It's the day of Eurovision [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:44+01:00May 10th, 2015|Bristol, Events, Socials and Parties|0 Comments

Nadolig Lledr Llawen 2014

LeatherWest lansio eu Nadolig 2014 fideo. Monchrome, 'ffynci', ffyddlon i'r olygfa Nadoligaidd, sydd, ar ôl mynd firao, yn anfon cyfarchion Nadolig i dynion lledr yn y byd.[no_toc]   "Roeddem yn awyddus i ddweud Nadolig Llawen i dynion sydd wedi cefnogi'r LeatherWest eleni ", meddai LeatherWest yn Black Arrow ( Tim), "Rydym wedi cael blwyddyn aruthrol yn 2015 [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:10:31+01:00November 30th, 2014|Bristol, Cardiff, Culture, Film, Wales|1 Comment

Merry Leather Christmas 2014

LeatherWest launch their Christmas 2014 video. Monchrome, funky, faithful to a festive scene, which, having gone viral, sends Chrsitmas greetings to leathermen everywhere.[no_toc]   "We wanted to say Merry Christmas to all the guys who have supported LeatherWest this year", said LeatherWest's Black Arrow (Tim), "We've had a tremendous year in 2015: our first presence at [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:10:31+01:00November 30th, 2014|Bristol, Cardiff, Culture, Film|1 Comment

Happy Tom of Finland Stamp Day!

Chris Malford reports on the global release of the eagerly awaited "leather men's stamps" by Finland Post. Since April this year, when Finland Post made the surprise announcement that they were to honour Tom of Finland, leather men have been waiting for the day to get their hands on their very own "bit of Tom". [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:10:13+01:00September 8th, 2014|Art, Culture|0 Comments

Bristol Pride 2014 | Leather in the Park Gallery

LeatherWest drove up early on the Saturday morning and started pitching its 'black tent' and desk at Bristol Pride's party in the park. In a small corner of the community area, a little leather corner was created and attracted some attention and created some mayhem along the way!

By |2014-07-23T10:10:06+01:00July 23rd, 2014|Bristol, Culture, Event Reports, Pride|0 Comments