Gay trumps tough-i-ness
From the May editorial in The Leather Journal:
"On another note, we are seeing the beginning of a backlash against the cold impersonal meeting space known as the Internet in the Leather community. In New York, Mr. Eagle Leather 2005 Robert Valin
has stirred up Leatherfolk in New York and nearby New Jersey with monthly Leather Invasions
where those who have spent hours nightly on a variety of websites talking to, but seldom ever meeting that perfect Leatherman. They have gone ice skating, to IKEA,
and have more trips planned for the future." And there was a visit to the Museum of Modern Art.
You go, you buncha hunka burnin' guynesses!