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  • Salt Lake City ‘gayest’ town in U.S.?

    01/10/2012 7:21:34 PM PST · by Colofornian · 57 replies
    World Net Daily/MSNBC ^ | Jan. 10, 2012
    (MSNBC) Forget San Francisco (18th) or New York (not even on the list) — the gayest city in the U.S. is Salt Lake City, Utah, according to The Advocate, the gay and lesbian newsmagazine. Rather than rely on the U.S. Census tabulation of gay and lesbian populations, which inevitably yield San Francisco as No. 1, The Advocate used different measures to establish “per capita queerness” — including a city’s number of teams entered in the Gay Softball World Series, gay bookstores, openly gay elected officials and semifinalists in the International Mr. Leather Contest...
  • Utah man arrested in Sheepskin Factory arson

    07/23/2010 5:59:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 07/23/2010 | Howard Pankratz
    Walter Edmund Bond was taken into custody Thursday in Denver after allegedly telling an informant that he started the Glendale fire and two fires in Utah because they were businesses that "profited from animals." At the time of his arrest by FBI and ATF agents, Bond was carrying a backpack, according to an affidavit by Rennie Mora, a special agent for the ATF. Agents searched the backpack and found literature titled, "The Declaration of War - Killing People to Save the Animals and the Environment - Strike a Match Light a Fuse We've Only Have the Earth to Lose." Bond...
  • How to stiffen leather on shoulder holster?

    07/18/2010 9:47:45 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 41 replies
    18 July 2010 | menemenetekelupharsin
    Can any Freepers tell me how to stiffen too soft leather on the gun holster part of a shoulder holster? The too soft leather grabs the gun and makes it difficult to pull. Any ideas?
  • G-Star S/S 2010: Liv Tyler by Anton Corbi (Liv Tyler goes for the leather jacket and denim look)

    04/22/2010 12:08:28 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 15 replies · 1,059+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Apr 22nd, 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Actress Liv Tyler — Armageddon, Lord of the Rings, The Strangers — who started modeling at age 14, does the spokesmodel thing for the S/S 2010 G-Star Raw collection. G-Star, those delightful and innovative denim-nairs, who began making their jeans back in 1989, and have expanded into a wide range of apparel for both men and women, seem to do well in leather too. We dig their long women’s jackets, a perfect compliment to the Raw denim.
  • Coach Plans Spring Opening For First Store Focused On Men (Pursies!)

    02/09/2010 1:07:14 PM PST · by Red Badger · 79 replies · 1,238+ views
    online.wsj.com ^ | 02-09-2010 | By Karen Talley
    Coach Inc. (COH) is opening its first men's-only store as the retailer moves to extend its reach beyond traditional female customers. The store will be on trendy Bleecker Street in New York City's West Village, taking over space that was occupied by a Ruehl boutique that was closed as Abercrombie & Fitch Inc. (ANF) shuttered the concept last year. Coach, known for its leather handbags and accessories for women, wants to explore "a broader men's opportunity for the brand globally," said Mike Tucci, Coach's president of North America retail. Coach is also opening a few men's shops in department stores...
  • ANC leather rebranding is fashion faux-pas

    01/24/2010 10:19:26 AM PST · by left that other site · 17 replies · 679+ views
    BBC News ^ | 1/24/10 | left that other site
    By Pumza Fihlani BBC News, Johannesburg South Africa's ruling African National Congress is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to inspire a sense of "identity" in its members. Its latest venture? A range of leather jackets which fashion experts say should have never seen the light of day. The ANC colours of black, green and gold form the basis of the collection of 19 jackets for men and women. But the green and gold elements have been taken to neon extremes, which look as though they would glow in the dark.
  • Leather convention precedes inauguration (Hussein Obomber too busy to attend?)

    01/03/2009 1:31:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 1,200+ views
    Moldova .org ^ | 12/31/08
    Leather convention precedes inaugurationDecember 31, 2008 Those with a fetish for leather and motorcycles will in Washington the weekend before President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration, convention organizers say. The Centaur Motorcycle Club, a group of men with an enthusiastic interest in motorcycles, leather and other men, said the 25th annual Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend will take place Jan. 16, 17 and 18 -- overlapping with many inauguration-based parties and balls, ABC News reported Wednesday. **SNIP** Certainly many of our guests are happy about the inauguration and some people will be attending both, but for us we're celebrating what we normally celebrate --...
  • Eighties Goth is Baaaaaack! (Leather Pants are In for women)

    09/16/2008 2:52:47 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 19 replies · 4,489+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Sep 16th, 2008 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Yigal Azrouel, Balmain, Collette Dinnigan Fall/Winter ‘09When we saw the leather pants and leggings at the Givenchy, Balmain, and Alexander McQueen shows, it became clear that Eighties Goth is back.
  • Renovator, Car Man or Poonce??

    08/23/2008 7:09:50 AM PDT · by Teddy Betts · 80 replies · 641+ views
    22/8/08 | Teddy Betts
    Is there a problem with enjoying modern stylish fashionable furniture as a hobby? I have been advised that talking about cars around the office is far more acceptable and manly than talking about the modern sleek lines of furniture or the leather interior of a car is far tougher than talking about soft Italian leather from a perfectly handcrafted Italian leather Sofa / Masterpiece that sits in my loungeroom for me to admire that I purchased from Home Concepts in Melbourne. I would much prefer to go to a site like www.fivekings.com.au than carsales.com and does this mean I’m a...
  • The Leather Jacket: Embrace the Biker Couture Style

    08/12/2008 7:27:31 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 15 replies · 93+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Aug 12th, 2008 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    The epitome of cool, the leather jacket is an edgy classic, and a must have of the fall wardrobe for women. Embrace the biker-couture style by donning an ultra-hip and extremely wearable statement bomber.
  • Caption the leather BIG CORPORATION bag given out @ the RAT convention (filled with goodies)

    07/20/2008 6:29:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 83 replies · 168+ views
    Salon ^ | 7/20/08
  • Chinese Archaeologists Discover 2,000-Year-Old Leather Shoes

    09/09/2006 11:19:11 AM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 561+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 9-9-2006
    Chinese archaeologists discover 2,000-year-old leather shoes Beijing, Sept. 9 (PTI): Six leather shoes, made some 2,000 years ago, have been discovered at a relic site in Dunhuang in northwest China's Gansu Province, taking the Chinese shoe-making industry older by some 1,000 years.The leather shoes, from the Han Dynasty (205 BC-220 AD), are the oldest leather shoes found in China, indicating that the history of China's leather shoe-making is some 1,000 years longer than previously believed, an archaeologist from Gansu Province, He Shuangquan said. The newly found, well-preserved shoes were made for children, aged three to six years old, said He,...
  • "You're With Me, Leather" - When Will We Here It On Rush?

    Sorry, folks, but we still can't quite get over the psychological ramifications of the Chris Berman story we ran earlier today. Our brains are fried, and we don't believe in an afterlife anymore. We also agree with one of our commenters; the first ESPN anchor to use the phrase "You're with me, leather" in reference to a great defensive play officially becomes our favorite anchor -- lo, human -- on earth. And hey: We now understand why he was hanging out with Huey Lewis all the time. Perhaps most surprising about this: Within an hour of posting that item, our...
  • Vast Rightwing Knitting and Needleworker's Circle

    12/10/2005 10:50:07 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 26 replies · 358+ views
    12/10/05 | Knitting a Conundrum
    The Vast Right Wing Knitting and Needleworker's Circle 14 more days and counting!
  • Leather crowd cracks the whip - An alley of kinky discipline beckons the curious at gay pride fest

    06/22/2005 9:17:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 571+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/22/5 | Joe Garofoli
    This Sunday in a Wells Fargo bank parking lot near San Francisco's City Hall, August Knight will demonstrate for any adult who cares to stop by what it's like to be flogged -- and enjoy it. An Oakland hairstylist by day and co-owner of a South of Market dungeon popular with the whip-cracking crowd by night, Knight, 46, is an ambassador of kink. She and about 70 other volunteers will staff Leather Alley, one of the fastest-growing niches at the annual San Francisco Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Parade and Celebration.
  • Police "free" sex slave from car boot

    06/13/2005 3:55:43 AM PDT · by QwertyKPH · 12 replies · 1,414+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corp. ^ | June 3, 2005 | Reuters
    German police, alerted to a potential kidnapping, freed a man from a car boot only to discover the would-be victim was actually a willing sex slave, authorities said. Police stopped the car after a concerned caller told them he had seen a woman locking someone in the boot. However, on opening it, they were greeted by the sight of the 39-year-old man wearing nothing but a leather thong and a collar. "It turned out they were a couple from the S&M scene - the 'mistress' was driving, with the slave in the boot," a police spokesman in the southern town...
  • By the book, a perfect fit (world's biggest shoe)

    02/07/2005 6:52:27 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 8 replies · 1,979+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 2-7-05 | Dee Depass
    A hundred old ladies could live in this shoe. Built with 80 cowhides, 1,200 feet of rope and 300 pounds of adhesives, this supersize "638-D" beauty is the latest addition to Minnesota's oversize landmarks. Scraping the factory rafters, the creation of Red Wing Shoes was crowned the world's largest shoe by the Guinness Book of Records at a special measuring session Saturday at a Las Vegas trade show. Using ladders, cranes and special rigging equipment, 60 employees and retirees built the boot in Red Wing over 13 months and finished it in time to mark the company's 100th anniversary Feb....
  • Nev. Judge Nullifies Law on Lap Dances (Close Call!)

    01/23/2005 10:10:52 AM PST · by CT CONSERVATIVE · 6 replies · 514+ views
    AP ^ | 1/23/05
    Las Vegas law prohibiting strippers from fondling customers during lap dances is unconstitutionally vague, a judge ruled....Friday's ruling affects only dancers within city limits. The Clark County Commission in 2002 limited touching between strippers and patrons during private lap dances, specifically barring strippers from touching or sitting on the customer's genital area. But the municipal code was not as specific, saying only that strippers and their patrons should not "fondle" or "caress" each other.
  • Rush Limbaugh Attila the Hun Chair: shopping for a good office chair for Christmas

    12/11/2004 9:18:09 PM PST · by MAEsser · 37 replies · 2,602+ views
    I was thinking of getting myself a gift for Christmas in the form of a new leather chair. I saw Rush's chair on his EIB store website a couple of times, but I don't like buying something if I can't try out first--especially office chairs. Actually, the thing that really scares me away from the EIB chair is spending $500+ for a real unknown. I looked at this one and was impressed, but I've got to know: is it really all that comfortable? Could it support a 6'2" 200 lbs. guy for 3-7 hours a day? Could any fans out...
  • Groups want Ryan back in Illinois race

    07/07/2004 10:18:23 PM PDT · by kattracks · 22 replies · 754+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/08/04 | Steve Miller
    The Illinois Republican Party is under fire from grass-roots groups who say the party forced U.S. senatorial candidate Jack Ryan to withdraw from the race, and they want his name returned to the ballot.     Mr. Ryan, who won the March Republican primary, stepped aside June 25 after details of his sex life were revealed in previously sealed divorce records. He was to run against Democratic state Sen. Barack Obama.     "Jack Ryan was under pressure from the state party to resign. They pushed him out, and we want him back," said Doug Ibendahl, who heads a 20,000-member group called the Republican...
  • Huh? (Meeeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwww!)

    05/21/2004 10:06:02 AM PDT · by Sandie0123 · 203 replies · 651+ views
    If that stupid little hoe can't find other ways to get money off that farm, then SHE'S stupid :) Don't diss on PETA just because they're right, ok? ok. I'm a student at UCLA and a PETA member!
  • A cheap tango: Foreign tourism booms in Argentina

    01/06/2004 4:01:54 PM PST · by Cuttnhorse · 20 replies · 408+ views
    Reuters-Forbes.com | 01.06.04, 5:55 PM ET
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Jan 6 (Reuters) - It has rarely been cheaper to dance the tango in Argentina, which is why the number of foreign visitors jumped by a third in 2003, the government said on Tuesday. The steep fall of Argentina's peso, the product of a recent economic crash, has also filled the South American country's malls and boutique shops with bargain hunters eager to snap up local leather, wine and handcrafted jewelry. "Many tourists ... take advantage of the currency and the quality of service that has notably improved in Argentina," Tourism Secretary Enrique Meyer told local radio....
  • PETA urges India to 'give leather the boot' -

    12/19/2003 5:02:02 PM PST · by UnklGene · 12 replies · 558+ views
    BBC - UK ^ | December 19, 2003
    PETA urges India to 'give leather the boot' - The Hindi version features a well-known voice artiste An animal welfare group is urging Indians to steer clear of wearing leather with an advertising campaign featuring singing cows. "Do I make myself clear? Keep your hands off my rear!" croons a cow in the 30-second TV advert. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) hopes the lip-synched bovines will persuade Indians to boycott leather products. The Hindi-language version of the advert is dubbed by Chetan Shashital, a well-known voice artiste who has worked with such celebrities as cricket stars...
  • Folsom's flesh and fantasy

    09/29/2003 1:11:36 PM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 11 replies · 832+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/29/03 | Demian Bulwa
    <p>Parading a pair of naked, hooded and gagged men down the middle of the street on leashes, a San Francisco man named Dean elicited a few glances and camera snaps when he stopped to make an adjustment -- a strap here, a clamp there.</p>
  • Homosexuals' Leather Pride Condemned By PETA

    01/06/2003 2:31:10 AM PST · by kattracks · 51 replies · 386+ views
    CNSNEWS.com | 1/06/03 | Michael L. Betsch
    (CNSNews.com) - A homosexual motorcycle club expects thousands of leather fetish enthusiasts and dozens of erotic merchandise vendors to fill the streets and hotels of the nation's capital over the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend. But City Hall and one animal rights group are at odds over the social merits of the Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend. According to Mike Dembski, spokesman for the Centaur Motorcycle Club (MC), "The office of the mayor and the D.C. City Council routinely present Mid-Atlantic Leather (MAL) Weekend organizers with a city-wide declaration honoring and recognizing Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend for its commitment in...