2017 Emcees

Mr Mike Russell

SDLP2017 Emcees Mike Russell 200xThe San Diego Leather community through mentorship and love, raised Mike Russell.  After cruising the backroom of Wolfs Bar he gained the title of Mr. Wolfs in 2003.  He was then handcuffed, hogged tied and guided by his leather family where he earned the title of Southern California Leather Sir 2003.  He was then cleaned up, escorted to Tampa FL, and won the title of International Leather Sir 2003, a descendent of Drummer.

Sir Mike is retired from the federal government.  A former board member of San Diego Pozabilities; Special Olympics volunteer; Member of Mr. San Diego Leather Contest Committee, as Den Daddy.  Recipient of the 2004 Leadership Award – San Diego Black Pride Committee; San Diego Man of the Year 2007, and nominated for two Pantheon of Leather and one San Diego Nicky awards. He is also a proud “Mama’s Leather Sir”.

Sir Mike, formerly produced the Annual San Diego Leather Community Awards, to honor the San Diego Leather, Levi, Bear, Kink and Fetish communities.  He is the former producer of California Leather Sir/boy Community Bootblack and Puppy Contest.  He now enjoys working behind the scenes as a mentor, coach, Den Daddy and Judge for Mr. San Diego, Mr. Eagle and California and International Leather Sir and Drummer North America.  He enjoys writing speeches and fantasies and hanging out with the guys of BBC (Bare Buns California).

As a columnist for the San Diego LGBT, he penned the column “Gear Up;” answering personal questions on the BDSM lifestyle.  He hosted the San Diego Eagle’s “Stud Night;” interviewing models of the adult entertainment industry, taking an up close and personal glimpse into their lives and the business.  

Sir Mike, husband “cubby” Jeff, and dog Bella open their home and co-host parties in “The Yard,” an alternative to the bar scene, and a place where “Family” can share; affectionately called “A house for wayward boys.”  In Mike’s world, there are no strangers; just someone new to get to know!  So just say, “Hi!” Mike will take it from there!

Mike’s a country boy from Texas, which has a lot to do with the Man he is Today!

Mike’s motto:  Let’s Connect and Share Energy!

 

Empress Fabrique

SDLP2017 Emcees Fabrique 200xShe is the Darkest Wave of Long Beach, the "Fabreeze of the Wave".

Born in Redding, raised in LA and a product of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, his alter ego has toiled in management at Forever 21 for almost two decades.

Time spent in San Francisco, Idaho and Manhattan led up his current work in the wonderful City by the Sea of Long Beach, California.  Reigning twice as the Black Diamond Dragon Empress of the International Imperial Court of Long Beach during Reigns 41 and 44, Fabrique has had her hand in raising thousands of dollars for various charities in Long Beach including the MYTE Project - Mentoring Youth Through Empowerment - and the Saint Mary's C.A.R.E. Project - the Comprehensive AIDS Resource and Education Project.  Yet beyond the titles as Co-President of one of Long Beach's longest-running LGBT charitable organizations, Fabrique is a rare jewel because drag is pure enjoyment.

From the rustle of fabric, to the sparkle of gem, a touch of color here and a dazzle of shimmer there... Fabrique is inspired by the inspiration of drag.  With her mad skills, she bends textiles and materials to her will to create her costuming.  

Cross all this with her love of pugs and French bulldogs, and the natural result (of course!) is her drag has morphed to Goth... with a twist - look for yellow flags and stand upwind of her when you are dressed in full leathers...

Inspired by beauty, driven by fascination and fueled by love, Fabrique makes raising one dollar at a time look effortless and breathtaking.

Read about our judges for 2017 here

#SDLP2017 Your Seat At The Table

San Diego Leather Pride is looking for YOU to join our Legacy!!

Did you know that more than fifty people have served as a San Diego Leather Titleholder over the last several decades?

These extraordinary women and men have contributed their energy and talents to raise awareness and funds for the Leather Community and charitable organizations from local to international levels.

As you’ve attended Leather events over the years, you may have considered becoming a Titleholder yourself but have had questions about the process.

If you are interested in taking your voluntarism to a deeper level, join us to ask those questions and find out how a Leather Title in San Diego could be a great fit for you.

You will learn from current and past Titleholders who will have the answers you need as you consider throwing your cap (or cover) into the ring and enhancing our Legacy.  

Here are some ways you can explore the possibilities with us: 

20170125 YSATT A 500xHosted by San Diego Leather Pride, this is a respectful space where you can talk to SDLP producers, current and former Titleholders, and other leaders from our community about the requirements and expectations of Titleholders.

Come discover how you can grow your support team, develop a platform and build your own path to success.

We will also outline the support you receive if you are chosen as the next San Diego Bootblack or Mr/Ms San Diego Leather.

To read about the benefits and expectations of being a San Diego Titleholder, read the Application for Mr or Ms San Leather 2017 or the Application for San Diego Bootblack.

Email us with your questions or to start a dialogue: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our goal is to support YOU to support OUR community!!

Visit Anthony Rollar, Mr San Diego Leather 2010, at Pleasures and Treasures to get answers and feedback from a former Titleholder in person.

Come to "Your Place at the Table”, on January 25, 2016 at 7pm at Pleasures and Treasures.