Many major cities in Europe have their own motor clubs. The Association Sportive Motorcycliste de Paris (ASMF) is the one in the French capital, a club specifically catering to gay men who are into S&M. A strong bond of friendship and solidarity amongst its members, approximately 100, is typical for this club that not only puts its mark on the Parisian leather scene, but, according to its own official statements, on the French scene in general.
Each year hundreds of American students come study for a while in Amsterdam. Nothing special you`d think. But the world knows a lot of boring trades, drawing even more boring students, who couldn`t care less where they end up as long as they`re away from home for a year.
Chicago – Over 1800 spectators saw Mike Taylor from Cincinnati win unexpectedly the 22nd International Mr. Leather title on Sunday night May 28. This 38 years old marketing manager at Proctor & Gamble was selected from an international field of a record 62 candidates by 8 wise leathermen and one wise leatherwoman. Mr. Leather Holland 1999 John Pijnenburg reached gloriously the finals and showed to be one of the public`s main favourites…
Tango de Valentino is a small-scale, Dutch musical production about the life of Rudolph Valentino, the all-time great lover of the silver screen. Reason enough for Gay News to sample some information from its personal library on this Italian born star, who brought every woman (female and male) in the Roaring Twenties to the verge of hysteria. It`s not really surprising Rodolpho Alfonzo Raffaelo Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d`Antonguolla pops up in just about every book on film you can lay your hand on. In encyclopaedias, biographies and in Hollywood Babylon, the famous work on outrageous scandals in Tinsel Town. For now let`s try to discover why this man became so legendary, also for those who never saw any of his films.
Pages are men who submit to women. Their perversion is called pageism. For a woman submitting to a man there is no expression since this is supposed to be natural. For men submitting to another man, for money, lust or power, there are many expressions: slave, slut, captive, whoreboy, she-male, masochist. But in gay circles I never heard anybody using the word page. It just sounds too tame, too dull.