In December, we were all very saddened to hear of the death of Jock Blakey, a long time club member of both MSC London and The London Blues. I had the good fortune of interviewing Jock at his home in 2021, as part of my research into the history and culture of The London Blues, … Continue reading Jock Blakey, 16th October 1946 – 1st December 2022
Dear friends, As the New Year dawns, I'd like to remind everyone that subscriptions are due for 2023.We agreed at the last AGM to keep the fee at £15 for the year, this is due for everyone who joined the club before October 15th. Payment can be made in cash to any member of the … Continue reading 2023 Subscriptions now due
What a weekend! Thanks to everyone who came along.
"With lawsuits flying around, with clubs starting new titles and with half the scene opposed to elected ambassadors of any description, and the other half split about what messaging they should be putting out, we are creating more divisions, not fewer, in our scene."
“If I can take away your history, I can take away who you are. If there is no evidence, your leather grandkids, who will be out in about 15 years, can be told anything. You can sell them any bag of goods. I can tell them they’re sick. I can tell them they’re degenerate. I can tell them they’re wrong. Because if that’s not true, there would be proof.”
About the author:Jack Holroyde is the President of London Leathermen and a former holder of the Mr Leather UK title. He's been involved in activism and community building in the LGBT+ community since he was a teenager, and is passionate about offering safe spaces for everyone regardless of background, ability or affiliation. As a committee, … Continue reading Mr Leather UK – The history, the current situation and our position
Dear Friends, On the 2nd of July we will be continuing our tradition of marching with London Pride alongside our Brothers in BLUF. We have also expressed desire to march alongside other kink organisations, meaning we should have a big kinky bloc to make an impression to the crowds! We have 70 wristbands (which are … Continue reading London Pride, 2nd July
On 15th May we will be hosting the first Garden Party of 2022 in Walthamstow. Those of you who have been before will know that long-term member Ron kindly offers his house, conservatory and garden to us for an afternoon of conversation, wine and nibbles. We will start at 2 o’clock and leave to head … Continue reading Garden Party, 15th May 2022
Friends, I’d like to start by offering my sincere thanks to John Grimshaw for his hard work and dedication as President, and public servant of the Club. Again and again he has stepped up when the club has been in turmoil and kept things going. On behalf of the ‘younger generations’ of leathermen, I thank … Continue reading On Values, Growth and Presidency
Friends,It has been a great honour to serve as your President (again) for the last 3 years. I thank you for letting me do it. With Covid restricting what we like to do for the last 2 years it has been a strange time and I hope now we are finally over that chapter in … Continue reading Presidential Stepdown Statement