Join the family in 2021

July 9 - 11, 2021

COVID-19 Update

Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic's affects on our community, ABW 2020 will moved to an online event. We are closely monitoring the status for 2021 and will make any plans later in the year. 

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The Next Decade of Service

For over thirty years, American Brotherhood Weekend (ABW) and its titleholders have served the broader LGBTQ/Kink Community serving the leather community with dedication and enthusiasm when attending events, contests, and judging.

Our annual family reunion, allows us to reconnect and celebrate one another and welcome new members into the family. ABW weekend filled with great excitement, camaraderie, and fun; surrounding the competition for the titles of American Leatherman, American Leatherwoman, and American Leatherboy. Highlighting the final day of the weekend, one outstanding contestant is chosen from each category to represent these honored titles that personify the core of ABW. The stage events culminate in presenting the three titleholders together as the American Leather Family for the coming year.

The Role of the American Leather Family ABW titleholders are special in that they are expected to serve the community during the title year. Each titleholder is to act as an inspirational communicator capable of effectively raising funds, speaking, or volunteering for worthy causes and organizations relevant to the LGBTQ community.

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