Life After IML - December 2007

John at a lectern wearing a black leather shirt

Co-hosting the Mr Leatherman Toronto contest
Photo credit: Dave Harris

Dave and I flew to Toronto in November for the Mr Leatherman Toronto 2008 competition weekend. I co-hosted the contest with Karen "Ultra" Crecelius and taught a couple of classes during two days of educational seminars. This was only my second trip to Canada and it has snowed both times, so I was very happy. (We don't get much snow in London.) The local community was very welcoming and the event was extremely well run, so we're looking forward to returning.

I don't think that 2007 has been a very easy year for anyone campaigning for sexual freedoms or civil liberties. Despite the current political climate there have been some successes. Here are just a few examples of good things that have happened:

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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