As is tradition around this time of year the International Mr Leather organisation has announced the names of the jury members at this year’s contest. Daniel Dumont, Secretary of the ECMC, returns as European IML jury member in 2015.[quote cite=”International Mr Leather website”]Daniel was born in Belgium in 1959 and discovered the leather scene at the age of 23. More than 30 years later, Daniel is still part of the leather community– his chosen family.
Daniel became the President of MSC Belgium at the age of 30 for a period of almost 20 years. As the current Secretary of the ECMC, he is chairing the European Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs, the organization that supervises and coordinates almost all the non-profit leather, fetish and motorcycle clubs across Europe. He is committed to give more visibility to the leather organizations in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, where homophobia and anti-gay legislations are not vain words.[/quote]
Daniel Dumont has experience judging at IML as he was a member of the contest’s jury in 2005. He was elected Secretary of the ECMC at the ECMC’s AGM in 2009. The IML organisation has been drafting European jury members from ECMC ranks since 2011 with Massimo Fussilio, president of LC Roma in 2011, Jaak Evert, president of LMC Estonia in 2012, Uwe Langer, founding member of Spike Hamburg in 2013 and Andrea, president of Leather Friends Italia in 2014. Find Daniel Dumont’s full jury profile on the IML website.
The other jury members are: Ramien Pierre (IML 2014), Kenneth Anthony, George Giaouris, Patrick Grady, Midori, Bruce Ross, Daddy William and Jeff Willoughby.