Recorded: 5/11/2019 / Published: 7/31/2019
- Call in at 865-268-4005 to leave your question or visit the Krypt at https://kuldrinskrypt.com. On this episode of The Krypt, we are returning to DomCon LA 2019, for a conversation with the founder of The International Mr. and Ms.Olympus Leather contest, Dave Rhodes. In this conversation, we cover a lot of ground from living through the beginning of the AIDS epidemic to founding a publication and an international leather contest.
- [1:03]Rules to Love by:
- Safe, sane, consensual, and informed
- KNKI: Knowledge, No Intolerance, Kindness, Integrity
- [1:30] Dave Rhodes https://www.theleatherjournal.com/
- [1:30] How old are you? How long have you been in the lifestyle? Openly gay?
- [2:40] When did you get into leather?
- [4:20] Drummer Magazine in 1976.
- [6:52] The “Old Guard” and the transformation of the scene from 1976 to the 1990s.
- [7:57] 1978 the real start of the HIV / AIDS epidemic and the personal impact.
- [9:00] How did the disease affect the scene and what is the last effect?
- [10:38] The lesbian community steps in to help the male guy leather community.
- Losing three people a month from AIDS!
- [12:50] What have you done with the Leather Competitions? Founded The International Mr. and Ms. Olympus Leather Contest in 1996.
- [19:02] What is it “To be Leather”?
- [22:27] What is the best advice you can give to the new and the old?
- [27:15] Id the glass half full or half-empty? Yes.
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