EA502 – Leather Earned and Gifted

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This week on the Erotic Awakening Podcast Dan and dawn talk about Leather – boots, covers, earned, gifted, and more!

Plus they explain where all that wood came from! 

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4 responses to “EA502 – Leather Earned and Gifted”

  1. William Simpson Avatar
    William Simpson

    I find this discussion on earned and gifted leather to be nonsense. What a joke that two folks who have usurped the leather community are now sharing about earned and gifted leather. Complete BS.

    1. danielbelum Avatar

      I’m not understanding your meaning (usurped wise). Our titles in 2010 are legit. We don’t run anything in leather land so…how have we usurped anything? Genuinely curious.

      1. William Simpson Avatar
        William Simpson

        Usurped meaning without right or pretender. Now you are trying to educate folks about something of which you have no historical context! The “hetro” M & s pretenders and knowledge of earned leather is nonsense. Glad you did not delete the observation which I thought you would. At least you show a willingness or sensitivity which others have not shown. Try doing a podcast on how the hetro M & s dynamic has stolen the gay male leather heritage/ At least you would have more knowledge about stolen valor than earned leather.

        1. danielbelum Avatar

          I can only say my experience has been different. Although yes Leather started as a gay men’s movement and is currently more gay focused (and friendly than the modern kink groups), I hope you’d agree that gay Leather first moved away from being a gay men’s only in the 80s as a result of the AIDS epidemic (and needed assistance from Leather women of the day).

          By the 90s, when I attended my first Leather functions, the focus overall was inclusion and inviting in hets. Here in our home town, we have multiple Leather groups (Trident, Vulcans, NLA, a few more). Some are mens only, some are het friendly. We (my wife and I) have been invited more than once by these groups to present or judge.

          Now I get that the argument of ‘hets are destroying our culture’ exist and has merit. The key is a balance though. We can have both gay Leather events like CLAW and more open events like GLLA. And this gives our non-binary and trans Leatherfolk a place as well.

          So should we make sure we include the history and the tradition? Sure. And maybe the podcast was short on that. But we didn’t usurp anything – we were invited and accepted.

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