Soo Youn Shin and Sang Ho Park visited TOM House. Soo Youn is in Queer studies at City College of San Francisco and the two have been together for 7 years. Sang Ho studied in Phoenix.
The couple is now a very proud owner of a lithograph signed by TOM, which they plan on taking back to Seoul for their apartment. We learned a lot about different cultures and how religion and politics play into the acceptance of Gays.
Andy Cross, Mr. San Francisco Leather 2013, was named International Mr. Leather 2013 at the 35th annual IML Competition in Chicago May 26.
Sammy from Portland, OR was named International Mr. Bootblack 2013. Mike from Minneapolis, MN was named 1st runnerup and Fuzzybuns from Palm Springs was named 2nd runnerup in the in the Bootblack competition.
IML began in 1979 when about 400 gay leathermen gathered in Chicago. This year, nearly 20,000 people attended weekend activities centered around the annual event.