American Leatherman 2018
Rai Guerra, American Leatherman 2018 and a former Mr. NJ Leather 2018 is a long time resident of Asbury Park. He's a huge believer in helping his community anytime he gets the chance to. He has successfully integrated his passion for fundraising into a brand of "socially conscious" brands such as "Asbury Infamous Apparel," that benefits and brings awareness to Project R.E.A.L, an LGBTQ youth drop in center, and "Sir Beard and Body," that supports The Leather Heart Foundation with more brands to come.
As his alter ego, the "infamously outspoken and bold, Christy Girlington, Ms. Gay International 1999, he continues to donate his time and talent to raise funds for any needed benefit all the while shocking his audience with his "colorful" commentary as a hostess and memorable numbers during NJ Leather events such as "What Makes A Man A Man," where he finishes the number clad in only a jockstrap. Christy Girlington definitely leaves the crowd wanting more.
Rai left a 25 year career in corporate cosmetics to further serve his purpose of helping people and began working for The Prevention Resource Network at The Visiting Nurse Association in Asbury Park where he works as a PrEP Counselor to promote the message of HIV prevention and other biomedical interventions.
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American Leatherwoman 2018
Daddy Sky Cotton is proud to be American Leather Woman 2018. She has previously served as Great Lakes Ms. Leather Pride 2017 and Ms. Illinois Leather Pride 2017. She’s a Chicago based Leather Dyke, whose personal lust for Kink, Fetish, and Leather Lifestyle spans more than 28 years.
In 2005, dissatisfied with extremely limited play and BDSM Arts education options geared specifically towards Women, Gender Non Conforming persons, Non Binary persons, and Transfolk, Sky created Vespertine Chicago. She has dedicated herself to a core mission of fostering Kink and Fetish in everyone she meets that shows a genuine interest in learning Erotic Arts; and of stewarding the next generation of healthy, Sex Positive people, and Queer Women, by creating a safe space in which they may play, learn and grow. A portion of each event’s proceeds are donated to local charities.
Her professional life in Kink and Leather found her serving members of The Community for ten years by helping them navigate their path while working at Mephisto Leathers, and Leather 64Ten. Daddy Sky then spent the last 4 years working in Personal Pleasure and Sex Education at Tulip Toy Gallery.
Daddy Sky is a Supporting Member of the Leather Archives and Museum, and also volunteers at International Mr. Leather Weekend. Her interest in Performing Arts and Music have placed her in volunteer leadership roles for EstroJam Women’s Music Festival, Reeling: The Chicago Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and Gay Games VII, held in Chicago, Illinois.
Follow Sky on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Daddyskyisyouramericanleatherwoman2018/