Thousands of visitors found their way through the cold and snow to Darklands, Belgium’s newest fetish festival. This year’s Belgium Leather Pride weekend saw not only parties or tours, it came with a genuine fetish festival including a market, demos, shows, lectures, the Mr Leather Belgium contest and the ceremony of the X Awards on Sunday, 20th of January.

[quote cite=”Jeroen van Lievenoogen, Antwerp Leather Pride”]Every year the X-AWARDS put people, organizations and enterprises in the spotlight, who made a valuable contribution to our fetish community over the past year. We hope this will encourage many to keep working at an even better fetish life.


And here are this year’s winners:

FETISH DJ 2013: DJ Jack Chang (
Awarded to a dj for outstanding sets at fetish parties.

FETISH EVENT 2013: Folsom Europe (
Awarded to a leading gay fetish event.

FETISH VENUE 2013: The Boots, Antwerp (
Awarded to a European Club for a valuable contribution.

Awarded to an organization which encouraged the fetish community spirit.

FETISH PERSONALITY 2013: Eric Guttierez (International Mr Leather 2011)
Awarded to a person for his or hers selfless commitment over the past year.

Photo credits: Przemek Starosta

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