Bluegrass Leather Pride 2017 Title Holders:
Bluegrass Leather Pride boy – boy Steve
boy Steve holds the title of Bluegrass Leather Pride – boy 2017. He entered the Leather Community in early 2015, and has a penchant for rope, watersports, CBT, and of course leather. boy Steve embodies a heart of service and strives to support the community. He is a member of Team Friendly Louisville and Titans of the Midwest. He regularly volunteers and supports events and fundraisers in his local and regional community (including TriState Leather, Kink-U Louisville and other events), and founded Louisville Kink and Fetish Night a monthly educational and social event. boy’s service flows over into the Non-Kink world serving as a Board Director and singing member of the Louisville Gay Men’s Chorus and the KY Opera Chorus.
Bluegrass Leather Pride Bootblack – Ray
Raymond is a versatile switch who enjoys burritos, butt grabs, and crafting. Ray recently stepped down as Mr. North American Bear 2016 where he spent his year traveling across the country to various bear, leather, and fundraising events. Raymond has assisted with raising money for Mama’s Children, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, The House of Ruth, Moveable Feast, and many more.
While he has only been bootblacking for 18 months, Ray has taken every ooportunity to learn and grown in the skill in order to provide the best service possible to his community.
In September 2016, Raymond was pinned into Mama’s Family as “Mama’s Naked Ginger Bear”. Raymond strives to be open about his life in hopes of making those he comes across feel less alone. He has a passion for body positivity and community service, but most of all, people.
Bluegrass Leather Pride Pup – Pup Alice
Alice is a pansexual genderqueer femme, poly/open, a versatile switch, and is proud to represent Kentucky as the first Bluegrass Leather Pride Puppy. You may find him at a leather event sporting 6inch stilettos, skirt, and a welcoming smile. They have talked on panels discussing being a part of The Next Generation as well as Overcoming Discrimination. She is a member of Team Friendly Louisville, Kentucky Leather Brotherhood, and has volunteered at several events, including Tri-State Leather and CLAW. He flags black, hunter green, and purple just to name a few, with a deep love for beards and body hair. She lives by the advice of her bio mom: “make sure you light up the room and make sure they never forget you.”
Ms. Bluegrass Leather Pride – Jami
Jami is honored to represent her community as Ms. Bluegrass Leather Pride 2017. While supporting her Kentuckiana community, and traveling to events, she discovered her home in the Leather Community.
She is a professional photographer, a LEGO enthusiast, and Epic LeGoat’s mom. Jami is active in youth education, teaching agriculture and volunteering with 4-H. While serving her community, she often volunteers her photography skills for events and portraits.
Since finding the Leather and Kink community, she has discovered she is a Little Sadomasochist that enjoys tit-torture, biting, and finally feels free to be who she is. She found her home.
In 2018 we will be celebrating our eighth annual Bluegrass Leather Pride weekend, celebrating Leather and Kink in Louisville, Kentucky. Join us the first weekend in March!
We want to encourage you to take one small step, to get involved, to get moving, to come out and walk with us. We want to encourage you to step up and be counted, to put boots to the ground and join us in a celebration of the unique, of Leather and of Kink.
Think you’re not welcome if you’re not Leather? Take one small step and join us – we promise you’re welcome.