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Leather Hall of Fame – 2021 inductees

The Leather Hall of Fame (“LHOF”) is pleased to announce the nominees selected for induction to the LHOF in 2021: Jack Jackson, SM Gays and Jack McGeorge.

Jack Jackson

Jack Jackson was the President of the Eulenspiegal Society (“TES”) from 1973 until his untimely death in 1983.  Founded in 1971 by Pat Bond and Terry Kolb, TES was the first political-educational-social SM organization in the US and presumably in the world.  Almost 50 years later, TES remains ….  Read More

SM Gays

Started in London in 1981, SM Gays is specifically dedicated to fostering safe BDSM practices among gay men. In putting the sexual act of SM in its name, the organization differentiated itself from the designations of looks (leather) or cultural practices (motorcycles) and the misunderstandings they might occasion.  Model after GMSMA (founded in New York the same….  Read More

Jack McGeorge

A community leader of extraordinary productivity, Jack McGeorge was a founding member of Black Rose in DC, and served as its President, Board Chair, Secretary and Co-Chair of Black Rose 10, the annual event.  He held leadership positions in five other important and varied community organizations.  Read more

Historic announcement

The inductees were announced on December 13th as part of Virtual CLAW 7 on Zoom, and featured SM Gays founder Derek Cohen and current President Master Bryan, and community leaders and loved ones speaking on behalf of Jackson and McGeorge, who are both deceased.

LHOF Selection Committee members at the announcement ceremony
Top row: Viola Johnson, Dr. Robert Bienvenu; Tug Taylor
Middle Row: Dr. Gayle Rubin, Dr. Gloria Brame, Derek Cohen
Bottom Row: Nancy Irwin, Bob Miller, LHOF Managing Director Rostom Mesli

A highlight was Alex McGeorge, who talked about his father Jack. This was the first time in the LHOF’s history that the son or daughter of an inductee spoke on behalf of their parent.
 
The 2021 LHOF Induction Ceremony will take place as part of CLAW 21 in Cleveland, Ohio, and will also include the pandemic-postponed 2020 inductions of Jim Ward, Pauline Rėage, and MLC Munich.

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