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Southeast Leatherfest

Southeast Leatherfest (SELF) is an annual adult fetish event for the BDSM, leather, and kink communities based in the United States' Southeast and centered in Georgia with regional and smaller related events held throughout the year.

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HistoryEdit

SELF was started in 1995 by Jack Stice, International Master 1995. It was concepted as a BDSM, Master/slave event to welcome all sections of the SM communities, highlighting on the Leather. Modeled after International Mister Leather and Drummer (now International Leather Sir and boy) SELF added classes to this model. Since 1995 has been one of the largest sex education and BDSM education events in the south east region of the United States openly supporting underground kink, fetish, Master/slave, and Dominant/submission communities. Southeast Leatherfest(SELF)holds classes given by nationally known educators from across the country, holds a spokesperson contest, and has various other activities for that promote community and pride. SELF was held during the second weekend in June every year until its eighteenth year. The event now occurs on the third weekend in June. SELF spokesperson titles are referred to as Mr. Southeast Leatherfest, Ms. Southeast Leatherfest, Southeast Leatherfest boy, Southeast Bootblack, and SouthEast Master/slave, and in the past it was the home of the International Master and slave contest until 2001.

This event for the first time in Atlanta history brought together the straight, gay, and lesbian communities. They worked together which had not previously happened at BDSM and Master/slave events in the area. While there had been events in the region for gay men, this was the first event to have all communities present. SELF is a charitable event that has donated approximately $80,000 to charities over the years. Some of these charities are the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and many more. Jack Stice was the founder of this event and the "Jack Stice Memorial Community Service Award" was given in his honor annually.

SELF started mini-grant program in 2007 which is a new program to invest regional money into local groups by funding speakers and educators to be brought to local communities that might not be able to afford it otherwise. This program was closed in 2011.

SELF has been nominated for "Pantheon of Leather Large Event of the Year" in (2005 - 2007) which means that this event has stood out from the other 100 events though independent peer review to be noted as one of five events that has been providing outstanding community service.

In 2014, SELF was the first leather contest in the country where a portion of each title contest was digital voting by the weekend participants.

SELF has been reviewed and has supported the Leather Archives and Museum, a library/museum/archives pertaining to Leather sub culture, fetishism, Sadomasochism, and alternative sexual practices. The geographic collection scope is worldwide and includes all sexual orientations and genders. SouthEast LeatherFest is owned and produced by Catherine Gross. It is administered by a board of volunteers annually.

Current Title Holders - 2017Edit

  • Ms SouthEast Leather Fest -- Tig
  • Southeast BootBlack -- Coco
  • SouthEast Person of Leather -- ABizzy
  • SouthEast Master/slave -- Master IceDog and slave ravyn

Past Title HoldersEdit

2016Edit

  • Ms SouthEast Leather Fest -- Tig
  • Mr SouthEast Leather Fest -- Timothy Lee
  • Southeast BootBlack -- Ms Tori
  • SouthEast Person of Leather -- ABizzy
  • SouthEast Master/slave -- Master Bella and slave rooks

2015Edit

  • Ms SouthEast Leather Fest -- Jennifer Deese
  • Mr SouthEast Leather Fest -- Timothy Lee
  • Southeast BootBlack -- Friday
  • SouthEast Person of Leather -- Autumn East

2014Edit

  • Ms SouthEast Leather Fest -- slave pat
  • Southeast Master/slave -- Kevin & slave feyrie

2013Edit

  • Mr SouthEast Leather Fest -- Optimus
  • Ms SouthEast Leather Fest -- Flossie
  • SE BootBlack -- Madeline Sparkles
  • SouthEast Leather Fest boy- boy River

2012Edit

  • Mr SouthEast Leather Fest -- OB
  • SouthEast Leather Fest boy -- boy Andy

2011Edit

  • Mr SouthEast Leather Fest -- Ejay
  • Ms SouthEast Leather Fest -- Angel Propps
  • SE BootBlack -- boy Dave
  • SE Master/slave -- Master Dan and slave Melissa

2010Edit

  • Mr SouthEast Leather Fest -- Phantom Blue
  • Ms SouthEast Leather Fest -- Amber
  • SE BootBlack -- Margaret
  • SE Master/slave -- Master Rick and slave ~gypsie~

2009Edit

  • Mr SouthEast Leather Fest -- Nefarious
  • Ms SouthEast Leather Fest -- Miss Rae
  • SE BootBlack -- Margaret
  • SE Master/slave -- Master Tom and slave Linda

2008Edit

  • Mr SouthEast Leather Fest -- Henry Loyd
  • Ms SouthEast Leather Fest -- Miss Bettie
  • SE BootBlack -- Girl Commando/boy Andy

2007Edit

  • Ms SouthEast Leather Fest -- Solitaire
  • SouthEast BootBlack - Q
  • SouthEast Master/slave -- Sir Top and slave bonnie

2006Edit

  • International Master/slave -- Mistress Suzan / slave ziggy
  • Ms SouthEast Leather Fest -- Solitaire
  • Mr SouthEast Leather Fest -- Matthew Cary

2005Edit

  • SouthEast Master/slave -- Master Tom/ slave linda
  • SouthEast LeatherFest Boy -- Boy Tala

2004Edit

  • Ms SouthEast Leather Fest -- Girl Kim
  • SouthEast Leather Fest Boy -- Grant Lam

2003Edit

  • SouthEast Leather Sir -- Richard Gray
  • SouthEast Leatherboy -- Michael Waugh
  • Ms Leather Pride -- JD

2002Edit

  • International Master/slave -- Master Scott / slavette
  • Ms Leather Pride -- Chance
  • SouthEast Leather Sir -- John Derrek
  • SouthEast Leatherboy -- John Mark

2001Edit

  • International Master/slave -- Master Jim / slave marsha
  • SouthEast Mr Drummer -- Daryl Fox
  • SouthEast Drummer Boy -- Paul Ferreira
  • Ms Leather Pride -- Chance

2000Edit

  • International Master / slave -- Steve Sampson / Kirk
  • SouthEast Mr Drummer -- Larry Cottrill
  • SouthEast Drummer Boy -- Bruce Tidwell
  • Ms Leather Pride -- Samantha Claar

1999Edit

  • International Master / slave -- Khiki Cavannarro and Samantha
  • Ms Leather Pride -- Paula Smith
  • SouthEast Mr Drummer -- Shawn Couch
  • SouthEast Drummer boy -- Boy Chris

1998Edit

  • Ms Leather Pride -- Sybil King
  • SouthEast Mr Drummer -- Tom Stice
  • SouthEast Drummer boy -- Gregory Kornman

1997Edit

  • SouthEast Mr Drummer-- Martin Ellis
  • Ms Leather Pride -- Victoria Gayton (Ameritus Award)
  • SouthEast Drummer boy -- Boy Von Sumrall

1996Edit

  • SouthEast Mr Drummer -- Bob Jacobs Harris
  • SouthEast Drummer boy -- Rory Teasdale

1995Edit

  • SouthEast Mr Drummer -- Ricardo A M Ware
  • SouthEast Drummer boy -- Patrick Langone

1994Edit

  • SouthEast Mr Drummer -- Kevin Drewery
  • SouthEast Drummer boy -- Dale Calloway

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