At the end of the month the world’s hottest leathermen will come together in Chicago to compete for the title of International Mr. Leather 2016.


    The event began in 1979 when 400 or so gay leathermen gathered in Chicago for the first International Mr. Leather contest. Today, it’s become an annual pilgrimage for thousands in the leather community, pulling in contestants and attendees from around the globe.

    Once an event for hardcore leathermen, IML has expanded in recent years to include a more diverse crowd – from the experienced to the curious.

    Mr Hoist 2016, the oh-so sexy Swedish hunk Niklas, will be there representing the U.K. and everyone at QXMEN wishes him all the very best of luck (not that the beefcake’s gonna need it!). For more details about International Mr. Leather check out


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