In the first year that Minnesota has officially joined the Great Lakes region, the two local contestants to compete at Great Lakes Leather Alliance weekend - held August 21-24 in Indianapolis, Indiana - WON and are coming home with a new leather sash!
To welcome our newest titleholders home in a big way, Minnesota Leather Pride is hosting a GLLA Victory Party on Friday, September 12 from 8:30-10 p.m. in back corner bar of the Saloon. Celebrate with Riches - Great Lakes Ms. Leather Pride 2014 and Tim - Great Lakes Leather boy 2015 as we toast their great success and all the best during their title year. Stick around after the Victory Party for the kick off to Kink U Minneapolis weekend - the Kink Kaberet and Dungeon Dance featuring live kink demos to the music of DJ MF.
Riches began her leather journey ten years ago, guided by her master, Sergeant Major and by all the wonderful leather men and leather women with whom she came in contact. Learning all she can about the leather lifestyle she shares her knowledge with other that they may know the values of the leather traditions in life and relationships. A board member and current treasurer of Minnesota Leather Pride, Riches also serves on the board of Leather Journey. She is an associate member of the Atons of Minneapolis and of Chicago Leather Club and a member of NLA-I and Women in Leather International. In 2006 Riches and Sergeant Major founded MAsT: Twin Cities. She is the producer of a submissives-only retreat to be held in September 2014. While Riches is soft-spoken at times, she can really get loud, but that's a story for another time!
Tim also serves on the Minnesota Leather Pride board, is a full member of the Titans of the Midwest and the North Star Kennel Club, and is an Associate Member of the Atons of Minneapolis. He enjoys helping to put on educational demonstrations and discussions for those newly exploring their kinks and has used unexpected public scenes as a way to get people actively talking about the joys of kinky play. If you see him at the an event, he encourages you to say 'Hi'. Tim identifies as a boy with pup tendencies. His favorite hanky colors are grey, black, and magenta (though he flags many more) and he likes to be an active participant in his own submission.
GLLA 2015 will be held October 1-4 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Winners of the new Minnesota Leather Sir and Minnesota Leather boy titles will go to GLLA to compete for Great Lakes regional titles. As stated on the GLLA website: "The mission of the Great Lakes Leather Alliance is to build bridges between the Leather, BDSM, D/s, M/s, fetish, and alternative sexual lifestyle communities.The Great Lakes Leather Alliance hopes to promote education and enhance communication between each of these groups, and to promote the success and welfare of the individuals and organizations within our combined community. We especially want to protect against threats to our freedom of expression."