Saturday, May 13, 2017: IML Send-off for Daddy Jeff, Mr Midwest Leather 2016, to benefit the Rainbow Railroad.

Join Daddy Jeff Saturday night at JJ's Clubhouse & Bar, St. Louis, Missouri, for a cigar social on the patio at 9pm, followed by shots, raffles and fun in the bar from 10pm to 2am. Daddy Jeff had decided that the evening should benefit the Rainbow Railroad; the organization helping LGBT people in danger in hostile countries. 

Come enjoy a great evening of Leather, community, cigars, and more. And if you can't make it, click on the link and see if you can send a few bucks to the Rainbow Railroad.


Sunday, May 21 IML SendOff at Chill Bar Highlands, Louisville, Kentucky with Jonathan Micheal and Daddy Jeff

Thank you!!! Two small words that have such a profound effect on a person. 
Come join Mr. Midwest Leather 2017 Daddy Jeff as he says thank you to his Louisville family and community for all the support he has been given during his title year on Sunday afternoon, May 21. The party kicks off at 3pm @ Chill Bar Highlands.

Come enjoy a cigar, maybe a bourbon or two, listen to some great music, and hang out with Daddy Jeff. Let him show some thanks to this great community we have here in Louisville. Also it's the Sunday Funday Cookout.... So Chill will be having some good food to snack on. Hope to see everyone out!!

Join Us for the Mr Midwest Leather Contest
Part of the Midwest Leather Weekend, October 6, 7 & 8, 2017
At JJ's Clubhouse & Bar, St. Louis, Missouri

Join hundreds of Leathermen, Leatherwomen & Puppies at the Midwest Leather Weekend in St. Louis. 

Friday, October 6: Meet & Greet Party at JJ's Clubhouse & Bar. Meet the contestants and judges and a whole lot of fans. 

Saturday, October 7: Kink University seminars hosted by the Titans of the Midwest. Details to come. Open to the public, free of charge. Come get educated, pick up a few pointers, refresh your knowledge or learn something new to rock your world. 

Saturday, October 7: Judges Dinner 6pm-8pm at Blue Ocean Restaurant, University City, Missouri. Dine with the judges, contestants and Leathermen and Women from around the country. More info to come. 

Saturday, October 7: The Leather Fashion Show by Jerry Miller, St Louis' premier leather designer. Starts 10:30pm.

Saturday, October 7: The Midwest Puppy and Mr Midwest Leather Contests. Starting promptly at 11pm sharp (not gaytime.) Alternating segments from each contest keep the action moving. With Silent Auction, jello shots, 50/50 raffle, hot Leathermen with lots of skin showing. Interpreter for the hearing impared.

Sunday, October 8: The Midwest Leather Weekend Brunch. Relax, catch up, try to remember what you did the night before, and congratulate the contestants. Details to come. 

Last year's contests had over 300 attending from all over the Midwest region and beyond. Everyone had a great time and things ran smoothly. If you are heavily involved in the Leather community, or just checking it out for the first time, the Midwest Leather Weekend offers a enjoyable and affirming event for eveyrone. 


Congratulations & Thank You, Midwest Leather Contestants, 2016


The Producers of the Mr Midwest Leather Contest would like to thank our great contestants from the 2016 Mr Midwest Leather Contest, held October 1 at JJ's Clubhouse in St. Louis. As Producer Mike Prater was quoted in Great Lakes Den's excellent article, “The contestants were great, I didn’t know who would win. Each contestant had something to offer. Each very different.”

Hundreds of Leatherfolk from across the country watched as they competed in the categories.

Daddy Jeff of Louisville, Kentucky was awarded the Mr Midwest Leather 2016 title by a distinguished panel of judges. 

Excellent coverage of the contest as well as the entire Midwest Leather Weekend contest by Great Lakes Den can be found here. Please check it out. Anything we would say here would just be repeating what they already reported.

Judges at the 2016 Midwest Leather Weekend contests

Our thanks to our Judges, our hardworking emcee Mike Lunter, Mr Missouri Leather 2009, our volunteer staff, and our volunteer event workers, coordinated by Mr Midwest Leather 2014 Jay Johnson. Without their help and dedication these events would not happen. 


The Mr Midwest Leather Contest

The Mr Midwest Leather Contest is held every year and open to Leathermen from Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, and Kentucky. The titleholder represents these 13 Midwestern States at IML and events all over the area. The Mr Midwest Leather title is a platform for doing good in the community.

Do you have what it takes to represent the community? Click here to go to the application page and sign up for the Mr Midwest Leather Contest. It's a great opportunity to meet people, make friends, grow as an individual and as a Leather Man, and give back to the Leather and LGBT community.

Every Mr Midwest goes to IML to compete for the title of International Mr Leather. The Producers of Mr Midwest Leather and their team will work with you from day 1 to prepare for IML and beyond. We will always be there for you. Since 2005, six Mr Midwests have made the Top 20, two have been selected 2nd Runner Up. Ultimately it doesn't matter where you place, though; it's only important that you do your best and come back with your head held high. 

Midwest Leather Weekend: Mr Midwest Leather & Midwest Puppy

Midwest Leather Weekend is made up of two contests as well as associated events, parties and Kink University demos and seminars hosted by Titans of the Midwest. The two contests, Mr Midwest Leather and Midwest Puppy, will be on Saturday night. The two contests will take place before the same panel of judges. While participants from one contest are off stage preparing for the next segment, the participants from the other contest will be on stage. Twice the fun and hot men on one special night.