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Washington DC hosts the annual Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend

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Washington DC hosts the annual Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend

(Detail of photo by Michael Key for the Washington Blade) Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend 2023 begins on Friday, January 13, and runs through Sunday, January 15. Thousands are expected to participate at MAL this year which boasts a labyrinth of leather merchants, an Onyx leather auction, a Bootblack competition, a Rubber show, a Puppy Park, a Sunday brunch, three power dance parties along with an endless spectacle of leathermen, fetish hogs and their admirers. MAL is an annual event held in Washington DC in January. It is organized by Centaur Motorcycle Club which marks the occasion with Leather Cocktails, a formal reception and dinner...

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  Links to DC LGBTQIA+ organizations and resources:   Ask Rayceen Show The Black Rose Blasphemy (FetLife Group) Bound: DCSMB Centaur Motorcycle Club The Crucible DC Aquatics Club DC Bear Club DC's Different Drummers DC Gay Basketball League DC Pride Volleyball League DC Speakeasy (FetLife Group) DC Strokes FetLife The Garden/DC Hothouse Gay Men's Chorus of Washington Onyx Mid-Atlantic SMYAL Spank DC Spartan Motorcycle Club Stonewall Kickball DC Studio 58 (FetLife Group) Team DC Whitman-Walker Health More groups

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Vaxxed, waxed and ready to spend: ‘Hot Vax Summer’ heats up businesses

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Vaxxed, waxed and ready to spend: ‘Hot Vax Summer’ heats up businesses

By Emily Davies (for the Washington Post, Posted with Permission) Experts and friend groups alike are fawning over “Hot Vax Summer,” or what they expect to be a months-long party full of first dates, packed bars and other previously forbidden activities made possible by mass vaccinations. That anticipation has driven up contraception sales, sent liquor sales through the roof and flushed salons with cash as people clamor to be “vaxxed and waxed.” The result is an economic engine for some of the businesses most damaged by the coronavirus pandemic, which, after a year of isolation, are now flourishing thanks to...

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