The Liberal Redneck meets Gay Naturists International

CHICAGO — If you follow liberal politics, you’ve probably heard of Trae Crowder, aka The Liberal Redneck.

Since the election of Trump, he’s become well-known for blowing up the stereotypes of rednecks. Where as most people hear rednecks and think far right-wing politics and a member of the Fox News cult, Trae and his comedy partners show that you can be pro-choice, pro-LGBTQ and pro-economic justice while having a southern drawl and enjoying the backwoods.

Well, Trae and company had an interesting experience recently when they were invited to perform… for the Gay Naturists International gathering in the Poconos. While a little surprised, they actually rolled with it pretty well. Watch below.

Special guest at Iowa Leather Weekend 2017

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DES MOINES – The 29th Annual Iowa Leather Weekend returns October 13-17th, 2017! Plans are currently underway for another record setting weekend that promises to be full of leatherwomen, leathermen, puppies, bears, and kinky folk!

The Iowa Leather Weekend production team is pleased to announce an amazing panel of judges for the 29th annual contest!  The master of ceremonies, Nitro – International Leatherboy 2011, will keep you on the edge of your seats as he takes the stage this year. The judging panel includes: Derek Harley – Mr. Minneapolis Eagle 2011 and current co-producer for the Mr. Minneapolis Eagle contest, Jeffrey “Gummibarchen” Basile – Mr. International Rubber 19, Meghan Bootblack – Ms. International Bootblack 2016, Jessie Vanciel – Mr. San Francisco Leather 2012 and Owner/Producer of Daddy’s Inc/Mr. Daddy’s Barbershop Leather, and Pup Tripp – IPC International Puppy 2014. They will judge alongside the current Iowa titleholders Mike ODonnell – Mr. Iowa Leather 2017, Alexandra St. James – Ms. Iowa Leather 2017, AJ Perdew – Mr. Iowa Bear 2017 and Mr. North American Bear 2017, and Pup Nibbles – Iowa Pup 2017. Erick Joseph – International Mister Bootblack 2017 will serve as tallymaster.

Returning for their second year, Bearracuda, the worldwide dance party makes its way back to Des Moines for Iowa Leather Weekend on Saturday evening, October 14th at the Garden Nightclub. This event is included in the Iowa Leather Weekend package & will be a dress code enforced dance party this year. In addition, there will be a variety of themed socials throughout the weekend, a vendor market featuring leather and fetish vendors from across the United States, and the Kink U educational workshops presented by Titans of the Midwest.  Not to mention one of the largest puppy moshes around!

The weekend will come to a close on Sunday evening, featuring Emmy Award winning actor/comedian Leslie Jordan as host for the Sunday evening Victory Closing Party. As the celebrated author and star of his own HBO Special (“Pink Carpet”); Leslie Jordan remains consistently sought after as a Guest Star on every imaginable form of episodic, comedic television. He enjoyed a star turn in the third season of FX’s instant classic “American Horror Story” opposite Hollywood heavyweights Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson and Francis Conroy. Additionally, he recently appeared as a cast member/house occupant in the smash reality competition “Celebrity Big Brother UK”.

The Des Moines Marriott Downtown will once again serve as the host hotel for Iowa Leather Weekend. This beautiful downtown hotel is located just a few short blocks from Iowa Leather Weekend venue locations, offers a free airport shuttle, on site bar, and Starbucks. The Iowa Leather Weekend group rate of $124 per night is good through 9/22/2017. Reservations can be made by calling 515-245-5500 and requesting the “Iowa Leather Weekend” rate or by following the link on our website. Get your rooms booked now as space is limited!

Make plans now to enjoy one of the fastest growing leather weekends!  Weekend packages are on sale now for only $40 (increases to $55 on May 1st & $75 on August 1st). Full details and list of official events are available at

New music video from Doug Strahm

FORT WAYNE — Indiana bear singer Doug Strahm released a new song last month, called “Drive.” It’s a bit of a departure from a lot of his music, which leans much more towards country. But this is a great song and the video… you might need to shower or have a cigarette afterwards, it’s that hot. Especially when you hear the daddybear’s accent. Woof.

You can see Doug’s other videos at his YouTube channel.

Where The Bears Are – Season 4: Episode 9 MAMA BEAR and PAPA BEAR

On Where The Bears Are – While hosting a brunch at the Bears’ house for his parents, Nelson works up the nerve to ask his mother about the incriminating words she was overheard to say about Dickie right before he was murdered, which sends her into an emotional tailspin. But instead of blaming Nelson, his mother focuses her anger on Todd (Ian Parks), whom she clearly does not want marrying her son. 

Where The Bears Are – Season 4: Episode 8 GAME SHOW BEARS

On Where The Bears Are – When the Bears show up on the set of a TV game show where Dickie’s boyfriend Matt works to question him about why he didn’t attend Dickie’s funeral, the producer winds up recruiting them as contestants when the team going up against the returning champions suddenly drops out.

Where The Bears Are – Season 4: Episode 6 FUNERAL BEARS

On Where The Bears Are – While attending Dickie Calloway’s funeral, Nelson (Ben Zook) can’t seem to muster a somber mood for the occasion. Meanwhile, the Bears question two suspects who both had strong motives for murdering Dickie– his ambitious acting understudy Theo Summerfield and Nelson’s own best friend from college Sandy Quinn (Gabby Sanalitro) who was devastated when Dickie stole Nelson away from her to move to Hollywood and form their Two Fat Guys comedy act.