ABOUT SYDNEY MR. LEATHER COMPETITION
WHO WE ARE
Rising from the ashes after a 7-year hiatus, we are excited to announce Sydney's nostalgic leatherman competition, Sydney Mr. Leather!
The HAUS of SAVVY, have joined forces with; previous title holders, Sydney Leathermen and the Order Of The Sydney Bootblacks, to create an annual weekend of events to coincide with the Fetish Expo Sydney Edition.
SYDNEY LEATHERMEN (SLM)
A SPACE FOR LIKE MINDED FRIENDS
SLM is an affinity space for identifying Leathermen. Taking inspiration from similar groups locally and around the world SLM aims to provide social interaction and growth opportunities for Leathermen through regular social events.
SLM will be much more than the great leather and accessories. It’s about living a leather lifestyle and doing so authentically with pride. It's being a positive contributor to the local Leathermen community that supports, shares, nurtures, encourages and grows without judgement, fear, or drama.
AKA THE NAKED BARBER
HAUS OF SAVVY
A fetish barber, body groomer and queer porn activist who has turned barbering and shaving into spaces of erotic play and gender exploration. A body positive activist, who encourages everyone they meet to embrace the skin they are in.
Representing Sydney at IML (International Mr. Leather) in 2012, as the Sydney Mr. Leather title holder. Returning by invitation, to represent Sydney in 2018 as a Judge at the International Boot Black Competition at IML.
A Kink Entrepreneur, owner and Creative Director, Successfully producing fetish events, fundraisers and volunteering their time to support the Kink and LGBTIQ+ community for over a decade, with a passion to bring back events long lost, but not forgotten!
AKA LESBIAN LOVE JUNKIE
THE HAUS OF SAVVY
Singer / songwriter Lesbian Love Junkie, was born on a Street in Newtown and conceived over a bottle of cheap red wine, announcing their arrival on the Cover of SX Magazine.
A graphic designer, web developer, marketing guru and entrepreneur, owner and Creative Director of The Hairy Goat Cult. Working with NGO's, event promoters and businesses from the LGBTIQ+ and Fetish Community for over a decade. Volunteering their time and skills for many projects of value to the community.
HAUS OF SAVVY
Sam is a talented and provocative visual artist, working in multiple mediums. With four successful solo exhibitions under her belt! Making her mark in the Australian Fetish Scene as a photographer, working with many fabulous and infamous people in our world!
With over three decades in the entertainment industry in her kit, as a professional Stage Manager, Production Manager, Lighting Designer, Actor and Comedian!
A pioneer for Butch and Leather visibility in this country. Landing on the cover of "Butch is not a dirty word magazine". Starring in The Butch Monologues, a powerful and often humorous collection of secret stories exploring sexuality, vulnerability and desire taken from interviews with butches, masculine women and transmen, living world-wide.
Gracing our screens in her leathers, on Fat Pizza and Housos, with an awesome leather glove tribute to "The Freak from Wentworth" in one of their episodes!
Over 10 years as a member of Sydney Leather Pride, with multiple terms during that time as a committee member.
Had the honour of being the first Media Liaison Officer for Dykes on Bikes with a membership spanning over 10 years.
Working with many local community groups assisting them with their charity events. Working with a list of names too long to mention!
AKA DJ GEORGE ROUSSOS
THE HAUS OF SAVVY
For over 3 decades, George has been ripping punters a new one! Spinning sexy, dark beats on dance floors in Sydney and across the globe. A DJ icon and a favourite of the queer, bear, leather and kink community, playing at events including: Lazy Bear, Sweat, UnderBear, Bearracuda, Bear Pit, Chunky, BearNation, Inquisition, FurBall and WoofClub to name a few.
Sticking to his musical guns, there is nothing mainstream about his style. With his signature blend of underground dirty/dark techno and tech house sets, George takes pleasure in taking control of the dance floor. He sets a mood that gets the crowd sweaty and shirtless. His unique style is dark & deep, and just when you think he's taken you there, he dives deeper!
ROBERT (WOLFIE) WHITEHOUSE
LUPUM PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN
Having a passion and formal training in dark room photography, design, fine arts and art history, Lupum Photography and Design was founded to support various communities' customs and practices.
Looking forward, his goal is to help the kink, fetish, LGBTQI+ and other
- ALAN NORMAN - 2008
- JOHNNY TYNDAL - 2010
- RICHARD SAVVY - 2012
- TIM BALL - 2015