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IML Judge 2024 - MARCUS BARELA

MARCUS BARELA

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES 

-International Mr. Leather 2023


Marcus Barela is a Mexican Texan who’s ready for some sexin! He’s been a member of the Eagle LA staff for 18 years and is prepping to be a UCLA student studying Spanish and Queer Studies. He is Eagle LA Mr. Leather 2023, and International Mr. Leather 2023. 
Marcus is a proud sober leather man. He keeps centered through Tarot and Astrology and the cultivation of magic he believes we all share. Ask him about his magic beans…”
 

IML Judge 2024 - GAYLE RUBIN

GAYLE RUBIN

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES


Gayle Rubin is a noted scholar of leather history and social life. She serves on the Board of the Leather Archives & Museum, and is the official historian of the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District in San Francisco. She was a founder of Samois, the first lesbian SM organization. In 1991 she was the first woman to judge a major national gay male title contest: Mr. Drummer. She has been honored with the Leather Alliance Philip M. Turner Lifetime Achievement Award, the Race Bannon Advocacy Award, the Leather Leadership Award, and the Exiles Lifetime Community Achievement Award. She is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Michigan.

 

IML Judge 2024 - G YANG

G YANG

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES


G (he/him) is a gaysian scholar rooted in Chicago. Co-founder of the whip group CRACS, he teaches impact play, pet play, and power exchange at various venues and conventions. Active in preserving community history, G contributes to the LA&M, curating exhibitions on puppy play and rubber contests. Recognizing the needs and challenges faced by ethnic minorities, he co-founded Chicago Kinky Asians, fostering support through munches and online discussions. In 2023, G joined forces with local leaders to promote collaboration across different aspects of alternative sexuality through the Chicago Coalition of Kink Club. His commitment to inclusivity and education extends to judging at contests like the Chicago Fetish Weekend. G lives with his slavebear.

 

 

IML Judge 2024 - GRAYLIN THORNTON

GRAYLIN THORNTON

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA , UNITED STATES

 

Graylin Thornton, International Mr. Drummer 1993 produced the first Ebony in Leather Contest and more recently San Diego Leather.
Over thirty years Graylin, an Academy Legends Inductee has received honors ranging from San Francisco Pride’s Grand Marshall to the Golden Dildo Award for Best Sex in the Bay Area. A cast member of “On Guard Cigar Salon” he’s on the Tom of Finland board and an associate of the Chicago Hellfire Club and The 15. An ONYX Northwest founder, Graylin is affectionately called “The Principal” and subjects his brothers to tales of “back in the day” over and over again.

 

IML Judge 2024 - MICHAEL TATTERSALL

MICHAEL TATTERSALL

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA


Michael Tattersall is Mr. Leather Ottawa 2010, Mr. Central Canada Olympus Leather 2009, Mr. Cellblock 2008, and an IML Contestant Handler. He works for Northbound Leather, runs Black Eagle Erotic Life Drawing, Leather Eats dinners, and sex parties.
He's Judged, done, presented and explored Leather and sex across this Continent, and in Israel. He has been awarded "Community Builder Parade Marshall" for Capital Pride, for producing a Leather Weekend, 4 annual Titles, monthly bar parties, weekly fundraisers and more for Community. In Mama's Family, this Trainer-Masso-Physio Sadist Sex and Fetish Educator is Toronto's Pro Dom Top Daddy Sir.
 
 

IML Judge 2024 - PER HELGE NYLUND

PER HELGE NYLUND

TROMSO, NORWAY


Per Helge is Mister Fetish Europe 2024, the very first holder of this pan-European title, after being Mr. Leather Norway 2019. From the Arctic he reaches out across Europe with messages of diversity and inclusion, respect and freedom for the greater fetish community.
Always a leather man, Per Helge also cares for a broad scope of fetishes and the understanding between them. He invites fellow fetishists to celebrate the Arctic Pride in his hometown Tromsø, the only fetish event to include dogsledding and northern lights watching, with another goal to increase visibility and sexual diversity in society at large.

 

 

IML Judge 2024 - PUSCKATT PUMERA ONYX

PUSCKATT PUMERA ONYX

FT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES


Pusckatt ONYX, Mr. International Rubber 26 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a vibrant leader in
the global fetish community, initiating discussions and fostering inclusivity. He’s held key roles in ONYX Deep South formerly as President, Road Captain, and presently as the Vice President of ONYX Deep South. Pusckatt, a Board member of Florida Rubber, Ujima Men’s Collective and is an Honorary member of Leather & Fetish Milano and Stonewall Knights motorcycle club. He’s grateful for the support from his husband, Vision Onyx, and Boy Wiggles. His influence extends beyond the fetish community, demonstrating his commitment to unity and inclusivity.
 

IML Judge 2024 - RICHARD NEWBURY

RICHARD NEWBURY

CARDIFF, WALES, UK


Richard Newbury the 1st Mr. Leather Wales in 2016 and secretary of the ECMC 2023. Richard grew up in South Wales, UK and his first piece of leather he bought was a tie when he was 9 years old.
Richard is the President and founder of LeatherMen Cymru, which has seen him build a strong inclusive leather/fetish community in Wales, UK. Richard has also recently co-founded “Fetish Isles” a network of fetish clubs/groups based on the western Islands of Europe.
Richard is passionate about community, working together to make us stronger.
 

IML Judge 2024 - ROBERTO CUERO

ROBERTO CUERO

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES


Roberto is from Spain and moved to the US in 2016 with his husband Carlos, where they found a welcoming leather community in Boston.  He was Mr. New England Leather 2020-2021, placing in the top 10 at IML44.  Roberto is a member of the Bay State Marauders, LA&M, and of Latin Men of Leather.  He has organized several fundraisers and events to support various non-profits and to promote diversity within the leather community.  He is now co-producer of the New England Leather contest, which aims to build a more inclusive kink community open to leatherfolk of all gender identities.

Tallymaster 2024 - OMAR HEKAL

OMAR HEKAL

WOODRIDGE, NEW JERSEY,  UNITED STATES


Omar Hekal is the founder of Allegro Arts Academy a performing arts studio in Carlstadt, New Jersey. His mission is to promote artistic expression and pass on his passion for the arts so his students may develop a well-rounded and cultured spirit to succeed in every aspect of their lives.
Omar has performed in Broadway Bares to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS that raises funds for AIDS-related causes across the United States.
He has been an IML contestant handler and is excited to return for a second year as TallyMaster for this year’s IML.
 

Tallymaster 2024 - CLUFF REYES

CLUFF REYES

CLEVELAND, OHIO, UNITED STATES

 


Cluff Reyes is Mr. Jock 2012 and Mr. Stud 2012. A member of Delta Brotherhood International, Associate Member of the Chicago Hellfire Club, and a frequent presenter at CLAW in Cleveland, Cluff has been involved in the leather community for over twenty years. His ongoing personal mission is helping others discover and thrive in their kinks, while building up his own leather family. When possible, he donates his time and knowledge as an IT engineer to various non-profit groups inside and out of the LGBTQ+ community. Outside of leather, Cluff enjoys technology, motorcycles, and camping.