Meet the Judges!
Stephanie Anders, AKA “Domme Stephxecutioner”, is a professional fetishist, burlesque performer, model and Ms Philadelphia Leather 2018.
Stephxecutioner has been in touring bands, and is passionate about using music, dancing and modeling to spread messages of body and sex positivity. She is the resident Dominatrix of a monthly event called “6sex6 – Slut Church”, where people congregate to celebrate their love of heavy metal and kink.
She has worked with animals in various professional positions since her teenage years. As the openly LGBT+ small business owner of “Fishtown Furbabies”, Stephanie spends most of her days serving her community and some its most beloved creatures. As a nature lover, she regularly raises money for the World Wildlife Foundation which is an organization very dear to her heart.
Dan is Mr Philadelphia Leather 2018. After crunching numbers all week, he can usually be found in a leather bar or gogo dancing in his jockstrap.
Dan has been using his platform to represent bisexuals in leather and to promote the inclusion of queer people in the leather community.
In his spare time he enjoys sports, fitness and nutrition. He is passionate about LGBTQ representation in sports and likes to wear crop tops while getting sweaty.
Jewel (she & they pronouns!) is a switchy bisexual Jersey queer. She is your current Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman 2019. You can find them most frequently in the dungeon: co-producing New Jersey’s largest pansexual monthly BDSM party since 2013 with Conduit Enterprises; serving as a dungeon monitor at conventions; selling raffle tickets and fundraising at bar nights; judging contests and educating on kink skills around the country!
As both a sadistic Sir and a filthy boy who adores boots, singletails, rough body play, caning, history & aesthetics; Jewel is proud to represent The Next Generation of younger members of the BDSM & leather communities. She is the founder of Hudson Valley TNG, and a proud member of NJTNG and the Lesbian Sex Mafia.They also serve on-staff as the Under-35 Liaison for IMsL/IMsBB.
Committed to fighting for a more just world, this femme walks her talk every day at work at Lambda Legal.
Pup Skunk is your current Mid-Atlantic Puppy 2018! He is proudly trans, unapologetically queer, and an advocate for accountability and inclusion in the pup scene. This smoldaddy is an avid supporter of sex workers’ rights and an unrepentant hustler. He flags kelly, hunter, red, fuschia, and yellow on the left. Don’t let his size fool you, he’ll fuck you up in all the best ways. skunk is part of the team that produces PHLthy Pups, Philly’s only pet play night at the top of the Stop on the third Saturday of every month! He is Pup Ruckus’ title son and brother, keeping the incest in wincest. You can always find skunk at the end of the bar or popping up all over the Mid-Atlantic region!
Gerard Turner is Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2018. He was born on May 16, 1977 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. He believes that his purpose in life is to close the stereotypical gap of judgement and welcome others to tap into accepting themselves as well as others unconditionally.
Gerard is a cancer survivor, a battle which he now overcame after fighting more than 25 years. Gerard’s strongest passion comes by giving back and wanting to support others in the fight against HIV and AIDS, with the Code RED fundraising event, now in its 5th Year, which started from a bar night that began with his ONYX Mid-Atlantic brothers.
2018 marked a deeper connection with engaging our community as Gerard competed Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend and won the honor of serving the community as Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2018. A passionate Leatherman of color with an open-heart set on giving back and going to wherever the need is in our community. Gerard feels the true ability to love unconditionally can be seen by taking time out to get to know him and others in your community.
Pup Ruckus is a deviant leather dog residing in Philadelphia. He proudly served as your 2017 Mid-Atlantic Puppy and is a co organizer of Phlthy Pups, Philadelphia’s only monthly mosh and bar night for pets and handlers. A true working dog; he has judged, staffed, and volunteered at many leather and fetish events across North America. A smart husky with a true passion for obedience school, he is on the education team for International Puppy and Handler Weekend and has facilitated workshops on consent and the advanced dynamics between canines and handlers. Ruckus is a member of the Haus of Complex and proud to be in a pack with his Owner-Mommy Caressa, his puppy-Roke, and his brother-Pup Skunk. When not traveling you can find him in the Slytherin dungeons and fighting the patriarchy.
Meet the Hosts!
LasciviousJane is a power-femme switch, kinky burlesQueer, and sex educator. In addition to being perpetually covered in leather and glitter (a bootblack’s worst nightmare), she is Ms Philadelphia Leather 2015, the first in a decade, and is International Ms Leather 2016.
She is also a multi-award winning drag and burlesque performer/producer. Over the past thirteen years LasciviousJane has performed all across the United States and Canada and was the Artistic Director of Philly’s award winning Liberty City Kings Drag & Burlesque. She is known as Mama’s GlitterMama and is the first queer woman to win the underwear contest at the Dallas Eagle. LasciviousJane has judged Mr & Ms NJ Leather, Mid Atlantic Leather Woman and Leather Woman Bootblack, Ms LA Leather, and MAL, among others. In her spare time she enjoys teaching the art of striptease, getting dirty in her garden, finishing her Ph.D, and community organizing. LJ is the recipient of the 2017 South Central LSb-CBB Judges Merit Award and the 2017 Mid Atlantic Regional Pantheon of Leather Award.
LJ has performed burlesque at or Emceed International Ms Leather, Leather Leadership Conference, 12 Days of Christmas in Baltimore, Folsom Street Fair, Fierce! International Queer Burlesque Festival, and is a regular on stage in Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC and New Jersey leather events.
An associate member of the Philadelphians MC, LJ is also on the board of directors of the IMsL Foundation and is part of the Social Media team for IML. She used her title year to raise money for the Leather Heart Foundation and continues to do so. Her favorite way to help a fundraising event is by shimmying out of her clothing.
LasciviousJane has spent the better part of the last year perfecting her 1950’s housewife skills, while working hard to undermine her lovely half’s attempts to rid their home of glitter, rhinestones, and costumes.
Philanthropy nerd by day and exhausted crone by about 4:30 in the evening, Rudy Flesher, AKA The Notorious OMG, AKA Mr. Philadelphia Leather 2016, has graced and disgraced stages up and down the eastern seaboard, with a special affection for those in Philly’s own Gayborhood.
Psychic to the stars, boyfriend to Jaxson, and companion human to brindle pit bull Sister Patterson Grace, Rudy has hosted, won, and judged Mr. Philadelphia Leather. As Mxtress of Ceremonies for the 2019 Mr. and Ms. Philadelphia Leather contest, ze intends to embody the wise words of queer elders and ancestors: don’t be shady; just be fierce.