2023 M/s Contestants
Master Asriel and slave moggy
From the heart of Colorado hails Asriel Rose with His steampunk manticore property - slave-girl moggy rose, the Colorado M/s 2022 couple. They come together and combine their perspectives from all parts of the country and walks of life to build a 24/7 Authority Transfer relationship.
Asriel Rose is a self-identified sadist, hacker, volunteer, privacy advocate, brain-damaged, neuro non-typical, Leatherman, and Master. Co-Owner of the Crossroads Annex of the Carter Johnson Library and Collection, he has a passion for education through exploration of the past and creating paradigm shifts. moggy is a social introvert who loves meeting new people and learning about them.
The couple explores ways to reach people across communities to bring more people the opportunity to explore their own Leather journey while working on their dynamics and supporting their communities. Using their gift of gab they open conversations wherever they go. They are nerds, activists, and exploration enthusiasts.
Master Retro Bella and slave boydrake
Hailing from California’s diverse Southern valley region, Master Retro Bella (She/Her) and her slave boydrake (he/him) are a Master/slave couple who serve the Leather House: House of Dark Shadows. As a Latina, Master, and Leather Woman, Master Retro Bella embodies strength, grace, and passion. slave boydrake is a queer Transman slave who complements Master Retro Bella perfectly with his unwavering devotion and commitment. Together, they display the beauty of embracing diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives. They have been dedicated to raising awareness and acceptance of neurodivergent pairings, Latinx representation and Transgender visibility within the community. As a symbol to Latinx representation, Master Retro Bella created the Latine Leather Pride flag in 2023, as an emblem of unity and strength.
Both Master Retro Bella and slave boydrake have shared their expertise through teaching engagements, both in person and virtual, across the East Coast, West Coast, internationally, and both South Plains and MsC online. With a shared mind towards education and fierce librarian hearts, they both relish the opportunity to create a shared learning experience for both the presenter and audience member. It is within those shared and sacred spaces that both feel empowered and motivated to create and pour back into their respective communities.
2023 M/s Contest Judges
Slave Bren - Head Judge
slave bren has been in the Master slave, Leather lifestyle for 25 years. Her journey began back in Windsor, Canada in 1998. She met her Master in 2002 and then moved to Los Angeles, California to be under the care and guidance of Master George in 2003, soon after making her Canadian made American Owned and Operated.
She was a dedicated slave in service to Master George from 2002 to 2021. Though he has passed she will forever be in His service of protecting His property and making Him proud. As now head of Master George's leather family she guides, nurtures and mentors the strong representation of Leather her Master always carried forth. slave Bren is a Member of the BOE in Detroit MI, founder of MAsT Greater Detroit, The Southern California Leather Women 2015, SW Leather slave 2011, The Threshold Society Coordinator Emeritus, from 2012-2013 the first female slave to ever hold this position in its 40th year. She is the humble founder of the Los Angeles sisters in submission (LAsis), Founder of the Los Angeles girls of Leather chapter and a proud former Hard Pink sister. She hosted a yearly national auction that benefited many organizations nationally in our Leather community, to date she has raised over $50,000.00. She served as the PR Coordinator for Women International Leather Legacy Conference, was the Southwest Leather M/s Contest Coordinator 2013. slave bren was the owner and executive producer of Leather H.E.A.T a weekend conference held in Los Angeles. She has judged local, numerous regional, and international leather contests. Along with her Master and on her own she has traveled around the nation presenting classes on the Master/slave dynamic. slave bren has been awarded the Southland honors Chairman’s award 2012 for her service to her local leather community. Southwest Leather Conference Volunteer of the Year Award in January 2013. Payasos LA 2016 Women of the year award, The Bullet Bar LA Richard Bass community service award 2018.
echo (she/they) is a pansexual Leatherwoman, switch, and right hand to her Master, Beast. Born and raised in Southwest England, echo moved to the U.S. in 2014 and met her Master and wife shortly after. They now live together with their three kids, dog, and sugar gliders in beautiful Colorado where echo can usually be found on the porch crocheting. echo considers her time representing the M/s community as the 2022 International slave to be one of the best experiences of her life. As a result, she has become a passionate supporter of the title system to encourage others to discover a title journey of their own.
"Master Guardian has been an active member of the Las Vegas
bdsm/leather community since 2001 and holds the title "Southwest Master 2005",
He was also awarded the Pantheon of Leather award in 2006 for Couple of the Year with his slave sugar.
Denny Acevedo, whose scene name is Master Guardian, has been involved in numerous aspects of BDSM/leather for many years.
He is the Owner of Sin City Ds Network, A Las Vegas Alternative Lifestyle group that has been running since 2002, Founder and President of the Dungeon Masters Coalition of Las Vegas. He was Capped by his community in 2019 for his service to the Leather Community, He was inducted into The Knights of the Lair in feb - 2019 and made Honorary Lifetime Member of L.U.C. (Leather Uniform Club) for service to his community.
He was Director of MAsT: Las Vegas (Masters and slaves Together) from 2004 till 2011. Master Guardian has presented many educational workshops, Judged at Leather Events and facilitated discussions on S/M techniques and Master/slave relationship dynamics in Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as Leather events across the country.
Master Guardian continually strives to put his best foot forward in order to promote the sanctity of the Master/slave relationship as well as safety in his indulgence of S/M play .
Sir Guy (he/him) is a Dominant Leatherman and covered Master who has been active in the lifestyle for almost two decades. He is Head of the House of the Black Panther, a Leather household based upon the principles of Honor, heritage, history and humility and Founder of The Dark Lair: BDSM Support and Education for People of Color. He won the International Power Exchange 2013 title and served as Head Judge of the Western Canada Power Exchange contest. He is an Emeritus Board Member of The Eulenspiegel Society (TES), a member of the Education Committee for the Master slave Conference (MsC), on the Advisory Board for the Leather Solidarity Collective (LSC), and POC Historian for the Atlantic Leather Family Alliance (ALFA). He is also an associate member of the Dyke Uniform Corps and ONYX Southeast.
As a lifestyle educator, he has presented for over 90 organizations in the US and Canada and online internationally He has delivered several keynote addresses and given key addresses at the Master slave Conference (MsC), Beyond Leather, Southeast Leather Fest (SELF), “Uprise! For LSC, Latinos in Leather, the Service Oriented Conference (SOC) and others and has presented at Columbia and Hofstra Universities and was a Historian for Leather History Preservation Weekend 2019. Sir Guy was awarded the 2014 Beyond Leather Community Achievement Award, the 2015 ONYX NY/Northeast “Associate of the Year” award, 1he 2021 MAsT International Presenter of the Year award, the inaugural Leather Solidarity Collective Sir Leon Strange Memorial award which he shares with Mama Vi Johnson, among others. He is a contributing author to the anthology Our Lives, Our History: Consensual Master/slave Relationships from Ancient Times to the 21st Century and Raven Kaldera’s Mastering the Art of Mastery. Interviews with Sir Guy also appear in Dr. Gloria Brame’s, A Different Loving Too as well as the New York Times and other periodicals.
A uniform enthusiast, former NYC police officer and NY State certified Emergency Medical Technician, Sir Guy participated in rescue efforts at Ground Zero on 9/11 in NYC and at Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and was a docent at the 9/11 Tribute Museum.
slave Indigo Black
Indigo Black is a notable figure in the fetish and BDSM community. As the wife and property of Sir Orpheus Black, she has been his lifelong companion and muse, in addition to being his slave. Indigo's talents extend beyond her service to her partner, as she has established herself as an exceptional leather craftswoman, educator, and advocate. Her efforts have been recognized through various accolades, including the titles of Southwest slave 2016 and Southern California Leather slave in 2015 and 2014.
Based in the unceded territory of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe people known as Denver, Colorado, Lee Harrington (he/they) is a spiritual and erotic authenticity educator, gender explorer, eclectic artist, and award-winning author and editor on erotic and sacred experience. He brings a combination of playful engagement and thoughtful academic dialogue to a broad audience, and they believe we are each beautifully complex ecosystems who deserve to examine the human experience from that lens. From Sydney to San Francisco, British Columbia to Berlin, Lee has been teaching and talking about self-love, sexuality, psychology, faith, desire, and more since 2001. During that time they have taught more than 1100 classes, presentations, or lectures across all 50 states and in 7 countries, ranging from universities and LGBT community spaces to swingers clubs and Leather events, not including five keynote speeches in sexuality and leadership communities.
Lee has been a passion instigator, academic, adult film actress, world class sexual adventurer, outspoken philosopher, kink/bondage coach, and has been blogging and writing about sex and spirit since 1998. His books include “Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Realities,” “Playing Well With Others: Your Guide to Discovering, Exploring and Negotiating the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities” (with Mollena Williams), “Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond,” “Shibari You Can Use: Japanese Rope Bondage and Erotic Macramé,” “More Shibari You Can Use: Passionate Rope Bondage and Intimate Connection,” the “Toybag Guide to Age Play,” and “Shed Skins: Journeying in Self-Portraits.” His book “Become Your Own Beloved: A Guide to Delighting In Self Connection” is forthcoming from Twin Flame Press. Lee has also worked as an anthology editor for “Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries,” “Rope, Bondage, and Power” and “Spirit of Desire: Personal Explorations of Sacred Kink,” while contributing actively to other anthologies, magazines, blogs and collaborations.
Part of the public kink communities since 1996, Lee began their journey in the Seattle scene before spending time in Ireland and England, serving as part of the dungeon crew for the Torture Garden events from 1999-2000, while also being a house priest(ess) at Temple of Atonement at Burningman from 1998-2003. Returning stateside, he moved to Oregon in 2000, joining Bad Girls of Portland, where Lee began his public kink teaching career at Rose City Discussion Club (RCDC). After going on the road internationally for two years then settling in the DC area for a short period, Lee moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he was honored to serve as the Arizona Leather Sir in 2010. Since then he has lived in Brooklyn, New York, Edison, New Jersey - where he accidentally lived in Vi Johnson's house for two months - and then moved to Anchorage, Denver, Austin, and back to Denver.
Beyond his title, some of his honors in the kink community include being the Geeky Kink Event Nerdvert of Honor in 2013, Ambassador award recipient for Twisted Tryst 2017, and being the only three-time winner of the Geoff Mains Non-Fiction book award from National Leather Alliance. As a kink community event organizer and producer, Lee was the co-founder for the School of Alchemical Mysteries in Anchorage, Alaska, has run his Delving Into Power 3-day immersive power exchange and authority transfer intensive since 2009, and has been an organizer or presenter for Leather Retreat and Dark Odyssey for over 20 years, including having run the Dirty Pig Leather Contest for its 8-year run. As a judge, Lee is excited to be judging for the third time, having judged before at the 2011 Arizona Leather Sir title and the 2017 Seattle Erotic Arts Festival.
A Sir, Daddy, Priest(ess), Dog, Unicorn, and slutty Queer FtM Bottom who believes strongly that Black Lives Matter, Lee is blessed to have a wonderful Boy named Ev collared to him. Lee flags grey, hunter green, black, and red on both sides, purple and navy on the right, and orange for a few lucky people. You can check out the trouble Lee has been getting into, as well as their podcast, tour schedule, free essays, videos, and more at PassionAndSoul.com.
Mars (it/fae) joined the Leather community 6 months after it turned 18. Since joining the community it served its community in many ways including being on the board for TNG-AZ several times, being a founding member and current Vice President of the Phoenix girls of Leather, and it was Southwest slave 2012. It found family in the Phoenix boys of Leather and the Phoenix girls of Leather. It loves learning about and teaching a number of topics including safety, history, a variety of S/M activities, gender related classes and power exchange relationships.
2023 M/s Contest Staf
deo - Judges' slave
deo (she/they) has been active in the lifestyle for the last four years, and was independently and digitally involved for some time prior. Interested in service, community, and learning, deo is an active volunteer in the Voodoo Leatherworks space and excitedly exploring new aspects of Power Exchange with their partner after many years apart.
Sir Alice - Contest Coordinator
Sir Alice is a poly, queer, sadistic Leather woman from Dallas, Texas. She has been active in the Dallas community since 2016.
Alice currently holds the education title, Ms. Route 66 Leather, 2022. Her additional community involvement includes former co-owner of Smoke and Mirrors DFW 2018-2021; Leader of the Underground Cigar Social since 2017; served a member of the council of DFW Dungeon 2019-2020. Member of the NLA Dallas Executive Committee since 2019--2023; Beyond Vanilla committee member since 2019; Volunteer Coordinator Oklahoma Leather Fest 2019; Event Coordinator Oklahoma Leather Fest 2021. Presenter at both Beyond Vanilla 2021 and Oklahoma Leather Fest 2021, Vision 2023, SPLF 2023. Den Daddy for Texas Power Exchange 2021-22 and International Woman of Drummer 2022.Emcee for Colorado Leather Fest 2022.
A graduate of the Dallas Mentors Program in 2018; Alice has done year and a day one-on one mentoring with members of her local Leather/BDSM community since 2020.