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Events at the LA&M and throughout the country


Join us on the road at CLAW

April 26th - May 2nd, 2017, Cleveland, OH

CLAW Corp. is a certified 501(c)(3) Non-profit Corporation dedicated to fundraising, education, volunteerism and all other charitable needs of the adult leather community. We are dedicated to the principle that people into leather are normal, happy and healthy, and that we teach each other the truth of that principle. We produce a large annual convention (the Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend) in Cleveland, Ohio every year, and several smaller CLAW Nation events around the country throughout the year.

Join us for International Mr. Leather

May 25th - May 29th, 2017, Chicago, IL

International Mr. Leather (IML) is an international conference and contest of leathermen held annually in May since 1979 in Chicago, Illinois. IML spans several days, and includes the International Mr. Leather competition, as well as other events, such as speakers, socials, themed dance parties and a large leather vendor market.


Contestant Number Draw and New Ticket Options/Pricing.

Purchase your packages and reserve your hotel room today!

Join us at Kinky Kollege

March 31st  - April 2nd, 2017 Chicago, IL

The Nation’s top Alternative Lifestyle Educators will be at Kinky Kollege offering classes on everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask.

The curriculum promises to be orgasmic. Earn credits toward your Masters (or Master’s) degree with accredited classes designed for students at every level of experience, ranging from beginners to the extreme edge player.

There will be many classes, spanning all three days of the event, providing for an intense educational opportunity. Some classes will have hands on lab time and opportunity for professional coaching.

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Join us on the road at International MS. Leather

April 20th - April 23rd, 2017, San Jose, CA

IMsL/IMsBB: It's the biggest, hottest women's leather & BDSM event around. Join us for our 31st year of play, performance, connection, authenticity, history, education, and more! Join LA&M Archivist MEL and learn more about the Women’s Leather History Program and how the Leather Archives & Museum is preserving your history.

The LA&M is everywhere!

Join us on the road at the Master/slave Conference

August 31st - September 4th, 2017 Baltimore, MD

The Master/slave Conference has been produced by MTTA, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization, since its inception in 2004. A Board of Directors, currently integrated by nine members of our Master/slave Community, governs MTTA.

MsC 2017 will include a diversity of educational opportunities with Workshops, Intensives, Panels, Roundtables and Service Stations on Master/slave relationships.

MsC is the home of the Northeast Master/slave Contest. Consider competing in 2017. An amazing experience that will give you the opportunity to teach on M/s relationships accross the region and compete to the International Contest.

Join us for Exotic Film Screening with SWOP Chicago

June 11th, 2017 at 2pm in the Etienne Auditorium

Join SWOP Chicago, the Leather Archives & Museum and Producer/Director/Editor Amy Oden for a screening of the film "Exotic".

Tickets available at the door:

General admission : $10

Students / 65+ : $5

LA&M / SWOP Chicago members : Free

Dotted with palm trees and coral reefs, Guam is United States territory where military men and Japanese tourists abound. A seemingly perfect backdrop for a strip club, the island should sound ideal to any girl coming from Portland, Atlanta, or Anchorage to work as an exotic dancer. But is it? Exotic foregrounds the stories of workers, as they discuss this fluid and secretive world...

Join us on the road at International Leather Sir/boy

September 1st  - 4th, 2017 Dallas, TX

The International LeatherSIR, Leatherboy and Community Bootblack family is comprised of thirteen regional contests in North America where a LeatherSIR, Leatherboy and a Community Bootblack are chosen to compete at the international competitions.

You might say we're the "bad boys" of leather contests. One of the defining characteristics from other contests is the up front philosophy that LeatherSIR, Leatherboy and Community Bootblack are about sex. Both the contests and titles are about the representation of the sexual side of the Leather community. Our goals include networking and outreach to help educate the community about Leather folk, our erotic expression, traditions and history - and of course, hot leather sex!