On the occasion of the very first Amsterdam Fetish Pride, a Mr Leather Amsterdam election will be held on Saturday, May 11th 2013. The LeatherHistory.EU Foundation is an official sponsor of the first dutch Mr Leather contest since 2005.
Amsterdam’s lgbt community includes a lively leather and fetish community which has gained international fame and acceptance throughout it’s 50 years existence. The community is present at any gay event in the dutch capital and constantly contributes to the expansion of Amsterdam as a hotspot for lgbt tourists.
This year, organisations, companies, sponsors and volunteers join forces to create a brand new fetish event. From May 9 to 12 Amsterdam will see it’s very first Fetish Pride. The goal of the event is to unite the leather and fetish community and encourage cooperation within the community. The programme of the fetish weekend includes parties, debate, workshops, a Mr Leather contest and much more.
The Mr Leather Amsterdam 2013 contest – free of charge – will take place on Saturday, May 11 from 9PM to 11PM at Club Fuxxx (Warmoesstraat 91) and precedes the weekend’s main party XXXLEATHER. Contestants will be presented to the public during a Meat & Greet at Fetish Underground (Spuistraat 44) on Friday from 4PM to 6 PM. The winner will carry the title of Mr Leather Amsterdam 2013, receives a unique sash, shopping vouchers from internationally known fetish clothing brands and a plane ticket to the Mr Leather Europe 2013 contest later this year.
Driving forces behind the event are Tony Varlack, Mr Rubber Netherlands 2011 and Pieter Claeys, Mr Leather Europe 2009. Together with creative coach Jeroen Bloemers and sponsors RoB, Mister B, Fetish Underground, Black Body, Cuts & Curls and Club Fuxx they will organize an unforgettable evening.[quote cite=”Pieter Claeys”]It has been eight long years since a Mr Leather contest was held in The Netherlands. Surprisingly, as the Amsterdam leather and fetish scene is a strongholder on the dutch gayscene. I know the leather scene as a community always open to new initiatives, always willing to invest and to cooperate. This community higly values respect, loyality and friendship. Whoever wins in the end will receive a huge honour to represent the Amsterdam leather and fetish community at home and abroad.[/quote]
More information about the contest can be found on www.mrleatheramsterdam.com. Visitors will find all information about the Amsterdam Fetish Pride there as well. The contest can be followed through the Mr Leather Amsterdam Facebook page and on Twitter via @MrLthrAmsterdam.