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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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Chateau D’Amour Boy Butter ad

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Chateau D’Amour Boy Butter ad

  Boy Butter's new sensual ad runs during RuPaul’s Drag Race Boy Butter, manufacturer of a line of personal lubricants, releases the third installment of a love story trilogy between two men, portrayed by models Jerreth Ludwig and Facundo Rodriguez. Titled “Chateau D’Amour,” the ad uses the beautiful French countryside as a backdrop. Ludwig wakes alone in bed in an ivy-covered cottage while Rodriguez runs through a wooded tract. Ludwig bathes, waits on the porch, then by a stream. When Rodriguez arrives at the house, Ludwig greets him, presumably, with a kiss — the final scene ends just before. Even...

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Pride alert

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Pride alert

Pride is a time to be bold, brave, and proud of ourselves and our accomplishments — to celebrate queer joy — but so many of our community members are in crisis. Currently, half of US states have enacted laws that make daily life unsafe for LGBTQ people. These laws are meant to force queer people from the public square in fear and push us all back into the closet, but we refuse to be written out of history. The progress we celebrate each June may be slipping through our fingers, 530 anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced in state legislatures in 2023...

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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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Boy Butter love stories

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Boy Butter love stories

The personal lubricant Boy Butter aired a new ad on TV last Friday during the grand premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 15. The commercial, “Storia D’Amore” (love story in Italian), features two men (models Facundo Rodriguez and Jerreth Ludwig) in a Mediterranean villa. Boy Butter has a history of producing very sensual commercials that air on TV during high-profile broadcasts of TV shows and/or live events. If you thought airing during RuPaul’s Drag Race was racy, check out this commercial which broadcasted regularly on ESPN and ESPN2 during many popular sporting events, including boxing matches, SportsCenter news, and UFC...

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