Life After IML - December 2005

On a fundraising pub crawl with Kansas City Leather University
With Richie Johnson, one of my IML classmates, on the Kansas City pub crawl.
Photo credit: Steve Johnson

It's been another busy few months for me (what's new?). In September I became Chairman of the Spanner Trust. That led to a trip to Manchester in November to give a speech at an SM event called KINKLUSIVE about the Trust's work. The following weekend I flew to Kansas City to take part in a fundraising pub-crawl organised by Kansas City Leather University. We raised $1000 for the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project and had a lot of fun in the six venues we visited along the way.

This has been a tough year for gay and lesbian campaigners and those suffering the effects of extreme weather or other natural disasters. But despite these setbacks there are still positive things to remember about 2005. Here are just a few examples:

Congratulations to everyone involved in these advances.

I hope you all have a happy holiday and a peaceful New Year.

Best wishes,

John Pendal
International Mr Leather 2003

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