Welcome to Mr. & Ms. Oregon State Leather &

Oregon State Bootblack contest page for 2014!!

 

Oregon State Leather & Bootblack Application

 

 

Meet the contestants at Leather Vegas! 

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Embers Avenue

110 NW Broadway, Portland

Door opens at 6pm

 

 

Oregon Leather & Bootblack Contest!

Saturday,  August 9th, 2014

   Embers Avenue  

110 NW Broadway, Portland 

Door is at 6pm, Contest starts at 7pm

 

 

Celebrate at Tribal!

Oregon Leather Pride's Victory Party

Saturday August 9th, 2014

Eagle Portland

735 NE Lombard, Portland

9pm - 'till Late!

 

 

Relax at Victory Brunch

Sunday August 10th, 2014

Charlies on Grand at the Courtyard by Marriott

435 NE Wasco, Portland

no-host Brunch starts at 11:30

 

Enjoy the 13th annual

Rose & Thorn Awards

Following the Victory Brunch,

at 1pm - same location

Gallery of Judges and Contestants

 

JUDGE Aaron Duke - American Leatherman 2013

 

A native of Texas, Aaron Duke began a life as a sexual outlaw in 1998. In 2011, he moved to San Diego, California where he won the title of Mr San Diego Leather 2012. Mr Duke went on to capture the title of American Leatherman 2013. He now resides in West Hollywood, California where he is a high-end residential designer with one of Architectural Digest Top 100 Designers. Aaron enjoys inspiring and motivating people to achieve greatness in their lives and community. He is affectionately known as Leather Oprah and is a proverbial shit-starter on Facebook questioning the norms of conventional leather thinking. Recently, he has become and advocate and activist for PReP. Sexually, he is a switch with an invisible line that just keeps moving.

 

 

JUDGE Dara - International Ms Bootblack 2014, Oregon State Bootblack 2013

Dara has been honored to earn the titles of Oregon State Bootblack 2013 and International Ms Bootblack 2014. With a history that spans 20 years of formal teaching experience, s/he holds a PhD in German culture and language, though Dara now self-identifies as a recovering academic and works as a licensed massage therapist. S/he has been in BDSM since 2005, began learning leather care in his first service relationship, and the love of leather paired with service led Dara to bootblacking in the Leather community. In Portland, Dara is an active bootblack, a Bad Girl, a boy slave to his Master, DJ, a dynamic bottom, and partnered to another Leather traveler, Leatheraven. Dara has been a PDX Bootblack since its inception in early 2010. For the last four years, working together with the PDX Bootblacks at Kinkfest, thousands has been raised for local and national charities. Additionally, s/he is active in the Leather community as a Bad Girls board member of several years and colors holder. S/he has taught bootblacking and leather care as well as trigger point play for the Boot Weekend, Boot Day, Decadence Dungeon, the Coastal Munch, and Bad Girls.

 

 

 

Judge Bill Westervelt - Mr. Oregon State Leather 2013

 

Mr. Oregon State Leather 2013, Leatherman of the year 2012, Reverend Bill Westervelt, plays a very active role in the leather community. Board member of Boys in Leather Service, member of Bridgetown Leathermen, Portland Leathermen and Portland Dungeon Men are just a few of the groups Bill is involved with. in addition to working in the leather community doing fundraising Bill also works outside the leather community doing fundraising for Dornbeckers Children Hospital and providing advocacy work for GLBTQ youth.  He is currently part of the planning team for Strength For The Journey-a spiritual retreat for people who are HIV positive.

In his free time Bill enjoys day hikes, camping, and nature both in the mountains and on the coast. Believe it or not Bill is single and looking for a nice guy to share a meal with or a day wandering around together.

 

 


 

Judge Stormy Styles - Ms. Oregon State Leather 2013

 

Ms. Oregon State Leather 2013, Stormy Styles, has been fully immersed in the Leather community since 2009 when she dove in heart first to serve wherever she could.  She is very active with many groups in the Portland/Metro and surrounding areas and is dedicated to helping the community thrive and grow through service.  She has been, and is honored to represent and continue to serve the community that is so close to her heart.

 

 

Judge JD Liggins - Mr. Oregon Bear 2013

JD started his ventures into the LGBT community after moving to the Rose City in 2009. If he had not discovered the Radical Faeries, he would not have found his new home. Through the Radical Faeries he found Oregon Bears Inc. Once he found the Oregon Bears, he started helping behind the scenes for events like Beartown and Oregon Bears’ Camp Out. Through the call of the wild, he decided to become the first African American and youngest Mr. Oregon Bear.

Aside from the working as Mr. Oregon Bear, he spends his time sampling the local brews, ciders, and wines with the hope to become a master brewer. He is also a devoted boy to SIR Mike and handler to Alpha Pup Wolfy. Aside from the bear community, he is a man of leather with the title of “boy” and working hard to earn the title of “SIR” or “Daddy”.

 

 

 

Judge Eric Paul Leue - Mr. San Francisco Leather 2013

 

Eric was born and raised in the countryside of East Berlin. He has been an active member of the Leather community since he was 18, first in Berlin, then London and now in his hometown Los Angeles. He was first awarded Eagle LA Mr. Leather 2014 before becoming Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2014 in March.

 

As a self-identifying switch with a tendency to take on the dominant role, he explores new kinks first in a sub-space before taking on the ‘active role’. His hanky code is orange “anything, anywhere, anytime” on a mutual basis of course.  His hanky reflects in his daily life, adding motorcycles, horseback riding, rugby and scuba diving, to the nights in the playroom, the open woods and of course teaching kink play.

 

In addition to his Leather Family volunteer work for organizations like the Tom of Finland Foundation, Mr. Friendly, Los Angeles Band of Brothers, Los Angeles Leather Coalition, Thrive Tribe, Mutt Pack LA and the International Eagle Titleholder, he is focused on HIV/STI education, outreach and care on a broader LGBT scope.  Eric is an active member of the LA County HIV commission, works with the LA PrEP workgroup, teaches classes in schools, universities and community organizations and is currently working on renewing the sex and LGBT history education curriculum for middle schools and high schools.

 

Eric is overjoyed and honored to have been chosen as a judge for the 2014 Mr. & Ms. Oregon State Leather and Oregon State Bootblack contests.

 

 

JUDGE Val Langmuir - Ms. San Francisco Leather 2013

 

Val was kinky from an early age, but only became aware of the BDSM community by accident, through the London activist group Feminists Against Censorship. After coming out, Val soon joined the London SM Dykes and Countdown on Spanner, helped organize events, including SM Pride celebrations, and made contact with the Leather community in North America.

 

After moving to San Francisco, Val joined The Exiles, a BDSM club for people other than men.  First a regular member, Val became an officer in 2004, and has held the positions of membership officer, co-coordinator, orientation officer and web manager. Working in the wider Leather community and beyond, Val has coordinated demos at Leather Alley at SF Pride, presented on BDSM at CUAV SafetyFest and BUTCH Voices, and promoted our community at the Frameline and QWOCMAP film festivals. Val enjoys public speaking, and is happy to take advantage of the popularity of the British accent, especially when emceeing at events. Val is married to Marilyn, and is a polyamorous genderqueer switch (yes, really) who loves boots and canes.

 

 

Judge ISRC Rose Princess 44 Vivica Vail Valentine

Vivica Vail Valentine is the reigning Princess of the ISRC. She likes to focus on being as diverse and fun as possible. While trying to support her community as a whole, she favors working with the youth, as nowadays, most LGBTQ youth lack the guidance, love, and support that is needed.

 

   
 

 

CONTESTANT #1 FOR MR. OREGON STATE LEATHER

 

Derek Chavez

Derek Chavez has been in the Leather Community since 2011.  Seattle Men in Leather gave him the proper guidance to become the man he is today.  Being of service is Derek's calling within the leather/kink community.  Derek has provided service to Kinkfest 2014 on the board of education to ensuring that everyone had a great workshop and time at the event.  Being a native Oregonian, Derek enjoys time in nature and trips back home to the coast where he is from.  Derek is a current member of Bridgetown Leathermen and Portland Leathermen Dungeon and Potlucks.  Derek looks forward to servicing his community and bringing together all aspects of the community together.  Derek's boyish charms, smile, and personality are bound to win you over.  

 

 

 

CONTESTANT #2 FOR MR. OREGON STATE LEATHER

 

Mister Sir Steven

 

Mister Sir Steven became involved with the leather community over 24 years ago. It was at that time he met Mr. Tony DeBlase and a new world was opened up to him. A world of new ideas, new friendships, long term relationships, and down-right kinky fun. His kink includes but not limited to his boys, the Ultra Violet Wand, his boys, bondage, his boys, and his barber shop. 

He has been a supporter of The Imperial Sovereign Rose Court and other community organizations for 34 years and has attended hundreds of shows and functions to share in the raising of money for great causes here in Portland and the west coast.

Steven shares his home of 24 years with his partner Bill of 30+ years. Where his interests include Mediterranean gardening, vintage male compadre photographs, autograph collecting, and his greenhouse that houses his cactus collection from South American and Mexico.

 

 

 

CONTESTANT #1 FOR MS. OREGON STATE LEATHER

 

Boi Chris

I was born and raised in a small Victorian town in Washington, entered into the kink community at a young age and have traveled all over the United States meeting people. Living in Portland and after discovering the Leather community here, I finally found my home. I have found a community of people who hold the same basic values, morals and integrity that I was craving. The loving, nuturing spirit of this community feeds my own fire to serve. I am Proud to have the privilege to say, "I am a Oregon Leather Woman!"

 

 

CONTESTANT #2 FOR OREGON STATE LEATHER

 

Shawna Clausen

 

Shawna recognized that she had a kinky side with a former partner of 12 years, playing with police uniforms, batons, weapons, and handcuffs. She simply hadn’t met the right people to carry it any further, until she moved back to Oregon in 2011.  Shawna quickly met people in the leather and kinky community, playing privately in dungeons within the Portland area.

 

Shawna enjoys public speaking, spending her work days pushing and prodding people into jumping through hula hoops to do as she says.  Shawna is quickly coming into her own, discovering the welcoming atmosphere of the leather community and her growing chosen family.  She has an insane love and respect of leather belts, canes, piercings, knives, Thai kickboxing and boots.

 

Shawna identifies as a poly bottom/submissive who enjoys saying “Yes Sir” to the right person.

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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