INDIANAPOLIS – Gabriel Majors first found a leather community at the DC Eagle in the late 1980’s. He again found community in the Northwest in the 1990’s interpreting ASL for events there.
Gabriel credits his work as a member and volunteer during the genesis of the Wet Spot in Seattle with finally bringing him out as a leatherman. In 2005, he moved to Kentucky where the Louisville Munch welcomed him. After one good sniff of Huberd’s, he began bootblacking regularly at local bars and events.
Since then, Gabriel has gone on to win the titles of Bluegrass Bootblack 2011 and Great Lakes Bootblack 2011. In 2012, He was awarded the Golden Brush Award at the International Community Bootblack contest and upon arriving home he was presented with his first piece of earned leather.
Gabriel currently makes his home in Louisville, KY and finds himself traveling nationwide throughout the year to Leather and Bear events teaching, learning, visiting old friends & making new ones. He has repeatedly been humbled by the support he has received through good times and bad by these communities. Giving back to them always does his heart good.
Great Lakes Leather Alliance