I want to introduce myself to the Daddyhunt readership. My name is Ron, to some Mr. Ron, and I live in Cincinnati, Ohio. I‘ve lived here for over 30 years and have seen my life transition from one phase to the next, sometimes smooth, sometimes, rough but change has been the constant.
I am currently the President of our local LGBTQ Leather Club, SCORPIUS of CINCINNATI, and we are in the final stages of putting on the MR. TRI‐STATE LEATHER contest the weekend of November 12th. I’ve been involved in the leather community for the past 15 years, more actively in the past 5 years. Prior to that, my involvement was more on the periphery, going to functions, buying myself pieces of leather, attending IML, doing the photography for local leather events, and of course, meeting and playing with hot leather daddies and hunters. However, being part of , organizing and executing a regional leather event has forced me to think about my leather experiences in a much broader perspective.
Like many in the 70’s, I graduated from college, moved to a new city and came out of the closet. I went to the local hangouts at the time but found that I could not relate to most of the men I met. But then, I walked into my first leather bar and immediately, I felt a difference. Here were men who accepted me and encouraged me to be comfortable in my own skin.
Planning the MR. TRI‐STATE LEATHER contest has brought me to a place of warm memories...