Sir/boy & Ms
Mark Frazier has been involved in the Leather and Kink Lifestyle for over 3 decades and has a huge passion for teaching and sharing community history. Mark has had the privilege of owning several leather and gay nightclubs and had also served as a Leather Titleholder.
He has held board positions and memberships on numerous, prominent local, regional and International organizations.
Mark has been honored with many local, regional, international and lifetime achievement awards and accolades for his contributions.
Sir Ivan is International LeatherSIR 2016, Great Lakes LeatherSIR 2016 and Minnesota LeatherSIR 2015.
Sir Ivan’s leather and kink life started in 2007 after attending his first Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco, where he was feeling turned on by the experience.
He is an active player and enjoys a wide range of kink interests but gray is his favorite hanky color. He is passionate about mentoring boys, educating on BDSM and discussing power exchange, polyamory, leather families and protocols.
Sir Ivan is very involved in the Twin Cities leather and kink scenes. He’s a member of the Titans of the Midwest and North Star Kennel Club. He leads the Minneapolis BLUF club and is a co-founder of Minneapolis Rubbermen.
Born in Venezuela, Sir Ivan has lived in Minneapolis since 1983. One of his ongoing goals is to increase participation and visibility of people of color in the leather and kink scenes. He has been with his husband for 30 years and their leather family includes four boys.
Eric Masters, Mr. 501 Eagle 2016 was born and raised in Lafayette, IN. and has been a resident of Indianapolis, IN since 2009. He is an active musician & singer that has traveled on both the national and international platforms. His introduction to the leather community occurred in his early twenties when he ventured into his very first gay bar, the 501 Eagle in Indianapolis. From that moment forward, Eric was mesmerized by the leather community. Eric is actively involved in local organizations that provide care for those impacted by HIV, such as Step Up, The Damien Center and Spotlight Indy. As a Director and President for Team Friendly Indiana, Eric actively pushes to stamp out the stigma of HIV and is passionate about taking that message with him wherever he goes. He believes in bridging the gap between the various groups within the LGBT community and is a champion for mutual respect among one another.
Joey McDonald has been an active member of the BDSM/Leather community for 40 years. In 1977, as a sailor in the US Navy, Joey was introduced to the scene when his ship made a visit to Bremerhaven, Germany. Two years later while visiting family in Chicago, he volunteered at the first International Mr. Leather competition and has been a part of the IML family since. He currently serves as IML’s Executive Director.
In addition to his work with IML, Joey enjoys serving on speaker panels among the LGBT, Leather/BDSM, 12-Step Recovery, HIV/AIDS and African-American communities where he shares his knowledge and thoughts on Mentoring, Kink in Recovery, ‘Safer’ Play, Racism & Sexism, and HIV+/- (sero-discordant) Relationships. He has also judged contests in and out of leather. In 2009, he was honored with the Pantheon of Leather Lifetime Achievement Award and was also inducted into Chicago’s Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame. He is a founding member and current Board secretary of Leathermen of Recovery (LoRE), a club committed to fostering sex-positive awareness for leathermen in recovery.
For his day job, Joey works for a non-profit that puts school supplies into the hands of underprivileged youth across Illinois. In his spare time, he indulges his fondness for honey, boys, travel, honey, otters, gingers, honey, pups, food play, honey, electricity, pervertables, and, well, honey!
Joey is honored to be on the judging panel for GLLA 2017.
Patrick Smith is the International Mr. Leather 2015, Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2015 and Eagle LA Mr. Leather 2015.
Active in politics, Patrick's focus as International Mr. Leather is on international and domestic LGBT political activism. He has traveled the world with his sash to countries spanning Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean to meet with prominent LGBT activists and to learn about how western society can make a difference. His writing on LGBT issues has been published by The Advocate, HIV Equal and Bear World Magazine. He also served as assistant to the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada.
Patrick first came to Los Angeles in 2011 from his hometown of Winnipeg, Canada, to pursue his MBA at the ULA Anderson School of Management. There he fell in love with the Los Angeles leather community and has been active ever since.
Patrick's community service work includes fundraising for the Point Foundation, Sexual Minorities Uganda, the Coalition Advocating for inclusion of Sexual Orientation and other organizations in support of the global LGBT community.
Patrick lives in the historically significant Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles home of the Black Cat demonstrations of 1967 with his husband and love of his life, Michael. He currently works as Director of Business Development for Marvel Studios.
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