|MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Hi all, I want to start out by thanking all those who have continued to engage with and support the club through this shutdown period.
Through coming along to our monthly Leather Mob dinners at the Sportsman’s; renewing memberships or just posting and commenting on our social media pages you have kept us ticking along until we can reopen.
At the most recent leather mob dinner we had the opportunity to do a few announcements. Firstly, the launch of Black and Blue in Brisbane: Bootco – A History by Tim Roberts and presentation to one of our founding members Max Le Marchand.
Secondly, the announcement of our Mr Queensland Leather 2020 Stephen Mackenzie. Stephen was the runner up in the 2019 competition and has been a great representative for our club and in the wider kink community.
A big thank you to Christopher Dadson, MQL2019, for a great title year and all he has done for the club.
As we did not have a runner up last year, QLB 2019 Shane Stevens will be carrying on his title this year.
You will get to hear more from our titleholders in a full length newsletter coming soon.
Yours in Leather,
|Black and Blue in Brisbane: Boot Co. – A History
Taken from archival sources and interviews with members of our community, this book not only provides a history of Boot Co, but also a wider history of leather culture in Brisbane and how key events from around the world have influenced us. In covering Boot Co. from its formation in 1990 through to the present day you will see how our club has embraced tradition and change while still maintaining a strong sense of community.
About the Author
Tim Roberts is an art historian specialising in Australian art heritage, decorative arts, material culture, and aspects of Australian LGBT cultural history. His research into Queensland’s LGBT history includes papers presented to the Australian Homosexual Histories Conference in 2013, 2015, and 2017; and chapters for Queer Objects (Otago University Press, 2019). Tim was recipient of the Queensland Leather Boy title in 2015. He was awarded the Queensland Leather Service Award in 2019 for his commitment to preserving the history of leather culture in Queensland.
|Introducing Mr Queensland Leather 2020
Exclusive member discounts from Queensland based fetish gear, sponsor and supporter of BootCo. – At checkout enter BOOTCO20
|Sept: Leather Mob Dinner
|At the recent September Leather Mob Dinner – we celebrated 30 years of leather with the release of the book – Black and Blue in Brisbane: BootCo. – A History, Announcement of MQL20, due to the current COVID restrictions photos of the event were limited.
A big shout out to Lucrezia & DeSade for their continued support and providing Stephen MacKenzie with a $500 Voucher. We encourage our members to support Australia’s local Kink, Leather and Fetish businesses.
Soft Butch, located at Number 29 – 29 McLaclan Street Fortitude Valley – Soft Butch is a proud supporter of the club and have provided MQL20 wth a $200 Voucher.
|Shane Stevens QLB19
|Shane continues his title for 2020
|The Management Committee would like to thank all our sponsors for their continued support in 2020.
Lucrezia and De Sade
Haslam Consulting and Accounting
No Mercy Gear
The Sportsman Hotel
Little House of Horus
Leather Pup Australia
We ask those that can, during this economic downturn due to COVID-19 that you support the sponsors that support your club
|Our Sponsors & Corporate Members