Florida LeatherSIR/Leatherboy 2012

Daddy Erik

Sir Frank and boy Rick at Florida
LeatherSIR and Leatherboy 2012

TAMPA, Fla. – Florida Leather Productions is pleased to announce the winners of the Florida LeatherSIR and Leatherboy Contest held in the beautiful, historic Ybor City district of Tampa the evening of Saturday, February 25.

Sir Frank and boy Rick will advance to compete at the International LeatherSIR/Leatherboy 2012 contest, Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29 in San Francisco, coinciding with the Dore Alley leather street fair. (See http://www.LeatherSIR.com for more information.)

The FLLSb contest was part of the Florida Leather Weekend, Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26. Bradley’s on 7th hosted the Meat & Greet on Friday and the contest on Saturday. The Reservoir Bar featured the Bienvenido Fiesta after the Meat and Greet. The contest evening opened with a formal Leather dinner at The Laughing Cat Bistro and concluded with the Victory Party at Liquid Lounge. Sunday morning the new FLLSb titleholders hosted the Sunday Brunch and Despedida Fiesta at Chelsea Bar and Nightclub.

The weekend activities included an Automobile Show hosted by the Flamingo Auto Group, motorcycle run hosted by Southeast Leatherboy 2009 boy Kirk, mid-winter cookout at the Ybor Resort & Spa, educational sessions at Metropolitan Wellness and Community Center. Florida Leather Weekend was held at the cigar capital of the US with cigar-related events at Gaspar’s Grotto.

The judging panel for the Florida LeatherSIR/Leatherboy contest included: International LeatherSIR 2011 Alan Penrod, International Leatherboy 2011 pup Nitro, International LeatherSIR 2008 Raul Mendez, Michigan LeatherSIR 2009 Danny Catalon, Mr. Ybor City Eagle 2010 Wolfy Diaz and Mr. San Diego Leather 2011 Kurt Wendelborg. Tally masters were International Community Boot Black 2011 Luna and Florida Community Boot Black 2011 boi Jen.

The contest marked the official step-down of Florida LeatherSIR 2011 Sir Michael, Florida Leatherboy 2011 boy Jimmy and Florida Community Boot Black 2011 boi Jen.
LeatherSIR/Leatherboy are “player’s titles,” erotic titles representing the sexual side of gay leathermen. The primary goal of Florida LeatherSIR/Leatherboy is networking, outreach and community education about leathermen, erotic expression, traditions and history.

Contestants were judged in four categories: Interview, Speech & Image, Physique and Leather Sex Fantasy Scene. Contestants incorporated the theme of “Uniform” into their fantasy scene. The fantasy portion is what sets the FLLSb contest apart.

Gold Sponsors of FLLSb 2012: Leather Masters (http://www.LeatherMasters.com) and CyberBears (http://www.cyberbears.com). Silver Sponsor: Tidal Wave Party (http://www.tidalwaveparty.com). Gold Sponsors: Ybor Resort and Spa (http://www.yborresortandspa.com), MC Film Fest (http://www.mcfilmfest.com), Marvelous Mayhem and Mayhem for Men (http://www.marvelousmayhem.com) and GaYBOR District (http://www.gaybor.com). Community Partners include Tampa Bay Leather and Fetish Pride (http://www.tblfp.com), Puppy Graphics (http://www.puppygraphics.com), Flamingo Auto Group West (http://www.flamingoautogroup.com).
For more information visit http://www.floridaleatherweekend.com.