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MAL 2024 is here!

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MAL 2024 is here!

  Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend Jan. 12-15 Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill 400 New Jersey Ave NW Official website From the Washington Blade: Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend returns to Washington, D.C., Jan. 13-15 (sic), taking place at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. MAL, as it is known, is a weekend-long event that attracts thousands of participants from around the region and country. It is celebrating its 49th anniversary.  MAL features a host of events, including an exhibitor hall, the Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather Contest, and various other parties, both inside and outside the hotel. Exhibitor Hall A level down from the lobby,...

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Hanky Code

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Hanky Code

A handkerchief, "hanky" or bandana, neatly folded or unfurled then tucked in the left or right back pocket is a tradition among leathermen and leatherboys called "flagging." The color and placement of a "flag" designates the following: Within the world of gay and bisexual men, the handkerchief code (hanky code, bandana code or flagging) is a semiotic system of non-verbally communicating one's interest in a sexual activity or fetish. The color of the handkerchief indicates a specific activity. The pocket it is worn in (left or right) signifies the wearer's preferred role in that activity. Flagging a handkerchief on the...

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