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Leather was the dress code on the 13th June as BootCo. celebrated its 25th anniversary at their annual Leather Dinner.

Guests enjoyed a great food, good company and lots of fun was had with the slave auction, witnessed a marriage proposal and enjoyed a few other surprises. The highlight of the BootCo’s Leather Dinner each year is the presentation of the Noel Lewington Award.

Noel Lewington and his partner Peter Toogood were instrumental in the inception of many of the Gay Leather groups and Motorcycle Clubs in Australia over the last 30 years.

The award goes to the heart of our community and celebrates achievement.

Established three years ago, the Noel Lewington Award for Community Excellence goes to heart of our community and celebrates achievement. It is awarded to those who have worked tirelessly for better our Leather, Denim and Uniform community in Queensland.

This year BootCo was proud to announce that the recipient of the award for 2015 was Deeje Hancock, along with his husband Brenton Larcombe. Deeje and Brenton are the owners and proprietors of Number 29, Brisbane’s premier gay cruise club

BootCo’s President, Anthony Smith said Deeje and Brenton were chosen for this award as they both have been tireless in their efforts to foster and support our club and community.

Just one week after winning Best Male Venue at the Queen’s Ball Awards, it was an emotional Deeje who accepted the Noel Lewington award with his husband Brenton.

Deeje in accepting the award said that it meant even more to them because the community voted it for.

Number 29 is located at 29 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley Number29 is committed to the safer, educated celebration of male sexuality.