Tag: Atlanta

Class mentioning Hitler raises controversy at LLC

ATLANTA — The leather community was rocked this week after a class at Leather Leadership Conference (LLC) 22 included references to Hitler and Genghis Khan in the course description.

The class description got a lot of attention after author Laura Antoniou, originally the keynote speaker, wrote an open letter denouncing the class and saying that she could not support an event with such a class. Since then, other attendees, presenters and vendors have said they will no longer attend the event in Atlanta next year.

Nominations for Leathertarian Award are open

ATLANTA — GREETINGS from the 2017 Leathertarian Award Panelists!! The nominations are under way! Please visit the website at http://theleathertarianaward.com/ to learn about the criteria for this awesome award! On June 21, one male and one female will be chosen for the 2017 award, along with one person who will receive the Leathertarian Lifetime Achievement…

Support the Leather Heart Foundation

ATLANTA — The Board of Directors, Officers and Staff of the Leather Heart Foundation would like to wish you and yours a happy and safe holiday weekend! There are several events, large and small, local, regional, national and international, going on in our community over this long weekend, and many of us have the opportunity…

LLC Scholarship Application Closes Oct. 1

ATLANTA – LLC began working toward implementation of a college scholarship program in 2012 and awarded the first college scholarship at the 2014 Conference in Philly. This first scholarship, named in honor of Jack McGeorge, was created with the donation from the Nashville Southeast Regional Committee.* The Board was determined to make as much as…

LLC Registration Open, Schedule Announced

ATLANTA – Making your plans for Leather Leadership Conference??? What you need to know before booking your trains, planes or automobiles! Ready set go as we count down to a great conference! Registration is now open. Those who were interested in the intensives on Friday Grant Writing 101 WordPress 101 They will run at the…

Race Bannon Receives Leather Leadership Award from NGLTF

ATLANTA – Longtime leatherman and community leader Race Bannon received the Leather Leadership Award from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force during the Creating Change Conference in Atlanta on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The Atlanta leather community was out in force for the presentation with the award being given by International LeatherSir 2011 Alan Penrod and International Leatherboy 2011 Pup Nitro.

The the Leather Leadership Award is the only leather award given by a national gay rights organization. The video of the plenary session is below. Race receives the award during the first 20 minutes of the session.


Watch live streaming video from thetaskforce at livestream.com