Eric Gutierrez – IML (International Mister Leather) 2011 (10/89)

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© John O’Brien    

There are few landmarks in a man’s life. Daniel Dumont was a landmark in my Leather Life, a full member of my Leather family.

He entered my life before I even took part in any Mister Leather contest. Because he was already a well-known member in our community. When we heard a special crack in the noise of the crowd? We knew it was his whip!

His laugh, his humour, his composure sometimes, did not hide the depth of the commitment of this man so surrounded by people, and sometimes very alone. He was always together with those who are trying to make the Fetish Community live throughout Europe, Daniel also meant a lot to everyone in the many Mister Leather competitions held across the continent.

Always looking for representatives who could play a dignified role in Europe on the IML Stage in Chicago, where he was an honoured and respected reference.

Just like a parent and child we met at every family party; Daniel will miss all of us. At his Club, the MSC Belgium, at the ECMC but more simply at each of the meetings of the community where we were used to meeting him.

I’m going to miss him. I miss him. In his last card (we liked to write to each other, just like old ladies!) he arranged an appointment with me soon. I’ll be there even though I know he will not. Repose en paix mon ami.

Written by Jeroen Van Lievenoogen

Jeroen is publisher of Alphatribe magazine

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