Rocky Mountain Regional Contest Held

posted Aug 26, 2014, 2:10 PM by Andrew Love   [ updated Aug 26, 2014, 2:10 PM ]
Saturday, August 16th, saw the naming of the first-ever Rocky Mountain Person of Leather, Simon/Alexandria Blaise. The Rocky Mountain Person of Leather Contest will forever be significant as the first regional feeder contest to the newly created International Person of Leather Contest, which will be held at Sin in the City in Las Vegas, NV on February 27 through March 1, 2015. Highlights of the contest were Blaise’s sexy and fiery fantasy which took on
religious iconography and stood in stark contrast to a hysterical, fast-paced and fun fantasy of the first runner-up, John G (which perverted the William Tell Overture in all of our minds forever). Also especially notable were a moving speech about the need of the Leather community to evolve with time delivered by Blaise and John G’s words about the importance of contributing to one’s community.

What are the plans for Rocky Mountain’s first Person of Leather? To quote Simon, “Alexandria Blaise and I were given the historical responsibility and privilege to serve as Rocky Mountain Person of Leather 2014. Alexandria and I plan to do all we can to serve our Leather community by presenting classes, sharing our story, and being an example that inspires others to live authentically while supporting others who do the same.”

Mr. Andrew Love, Producer of Rocky Mountain Rebellion and Co-Founder of the International Person of Leather Contest said, “We as a community often find ourselves looking to celebrate our differences. The Rocky Mountain Person of Leather competition ushers in a new era in Leather Competitions where we can celebrate our diversity by focusing on what bring us all together. We are excited to be part of the new Person of Leather circuit and look forward to the International Person of Leather competition. We congratulation Simon/Alexandria Blaise on winning the title of Rocky Mountain Person of Leather.”

The International Person of Leather Contest was founded by Executive Producers Mr. Andrew Love, Master Tallen, and slave Jazz to celebrate an individual in the leather community who promotes diversity and strengthens leather culture as a mentor/educator/individual and spokesperson throughout that person’s title year. Persons of all gender identities and sexual orientations compete against each other for one title, with the stress of this contest being on dedication to one’s community above and beyond any external categorization.

Next up for Person of Leather? Check out the Heartland Person of Leather Contest to be held at Beyond Vanilla XXIV, September 26-28, 2014 in Dallas, TX.

About International Person of Leather (InterPOL):
The International Person of Leather Contest is a celebration of the diversity in the Leather community.  The title of Person of Leather exists to promote that diversity.
International Person of Leather is a community service title.  We see that the leather community consists of extremely diverse people with a common thread throughout, that thread being Leather culture.
Each year, a single International Person of Leather will be selected not based on gender-identity, sexual-orientation, race, physical appearance, age, or disability, but rather on their ability to articulate their views, passions, and dedications and to make an impact in their communities. We will expect these People of Leather to act as mentors, educators, role models and spokespeople throughout their title year.
The goal of the International Person of Leather is to promote and celebrate the diversity of Leather Culture both regionally and internationally throughout the alternative sex-positive community on behalf of the International Person of Leather Contest.
Person of Leather: one title, one community.

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