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Marcus Barela is a Mexican Texan who’s ready for some sexin! He’s been a member of the Eagle LA staff for 18 years and is currently a UCLA student studying Spanish and Queer Studies. He is Eagle LA Mr. Leather 2023, and International Mister Leather 2023. Marcus is a proud sober leather man. He keeps centered through Tarot and Astrology and the cultivation of magic he believes we all share. Ask him about his magic beans...



Race Bannon has been an organizer, writer, educator, speaker, and activist in the LGBTQ, leather/kink, polyamory, and HIV/STI prevention realms since 1973. He is an author, widely published writer, active speaker, community organizer and project leader, and has received numerous national and local awards, the latest of which was The Academy SF 2022 Diane Jones Solidarity Award. You can currently see him in a new online series, On Guard Cigar Salon. You can find links to Race’s writings and social media here:


Previously of New York City, Drew Kramer has called Palm Springs home for fifteen years. Drew is Mr. PS Leather 2011.  He is the editor-in-chief of Drummer Magazine, an officer with the Desert Division of the California B&B Corps, and the founder of the Palm Springs Bondage Club. As a leatherman he values Tradition, Fraternity, and a life of Erotic Exploration and Adventure. 


James is Mr. PS Leather 2023.  He competed at IML where he placed 21 out of 59 contestants from around the world.  He is passionate about his charity work and is focused on helping LGBTQIA+ youth. A proud supporter and enthusiast of the leather, kink, fetish, drag and porn communities.  An accomplished porn actor and producer, himself- under the name Ryan Sebastian, his kinks include water sports, impact play, and fisting.  James found his passion for leather at a young age as a queer punk. James is proud to be a member of PSLOD and has created a mentorship program, which he will lead through the club to empower future PS title holders as they move on to IML.


Devin Franco is an industry acclaimed gay porn star best recognized for his work in the Kink and Fetish genres with Falcon Studios, Lucas Entertainment, and Raging Stallion. Known for being an exhibitionist, Devin loves porn and loves sex. After years in the porn business and working with all of the top studios, Devin wants to share all of his personal sexual adventures exclusively with his fans and admirers through his very own website:



H. Jamal McCrainey has been in the kink community for about 12 years, having attended events like IML, MAL, Folsom, Folsom Europe, and C.L.A.W. He is a recent transplant from the Bay Area to Palm Springs and is a proud member of Onyx NW. He has worked on several projects to raise awareness in the leather community regarding the inclusion of POC and believes leather is the person, not the attire. Avid fister/fistee. Jamal loves openly speaking about and educating people about his kink.



John Keplar relocated to Palm Springs after 28 years in San Francisco and has been instrumental in establishing a BLUF Chapter by actively organizing events here in Palm Springs. John's leather journey began back in 1987 on his first visit to Touche in Chicago, then, shortly after, becoming an Associate Member of The Hell Fire Club.  John's journey continued taking him to many leather events and connecting with leather men around the world.  He is most proud to be doing his part to build a vibrant and welcoming leather community in Palm Springs.



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