Friend of this site Marc “pony” Owens is the new “Mr. Alameda County Leather” for the 2010/11 season.
Some say the Leather contests and the titles and bearers associated with them are just butch beauty pageants, the titles mere bait in extended ego-promo games in which a leather sash can snare that night’s prize trick. And they’d be at least partly right.
But…at their best, Leather contests and the titles and bearers associated with them serve the communities in very real ways, fundraising for worthy organizations and causes and using their increased visibility in overall service to the community. It is that spirit that pony will certainly bring to the title and we congratulate him on his win. Work hard; play hard: Genuine Leather.