Congratulations to Daddy David and Pup Flair!

Mr. Tri-State Leather 2015 is Daddy Dave of Louisville, KY
Tri-State Puppy 2015 is Pup Flair of Indianapolis, IN

Tri-State weekend 2015 was our biggest ever, with people coming in from across the country to attend.  Two leather contestants and three puppy contestants entered this year to represent the region.  The winners are:

Tri-State Leather:
Mr. Tri-State Leather 2015 is Daddy David from Louisville, KY
1st Runner-up is Zak Rittenhouse of Columbus, OH

Tri-State Puppy:
Tri-State Puppy 2015 is Pup Flair from Indianapolis, IN
1st Runner-up is Pup Dozor of Columbus, OH

Thank you to all the contestants for stepping up.  Though we can only have one winner for each, no one deserves to lose and we hope to see you continue to be a vital part of the community.


About Tri-State

The primary purpose of Tri-State Leather/Pup/Rubber is to bring together the LP&R communities of SW Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky to promote a positive image of the Leather/BDSM/Fetish lifestyle, specifically in the Tri-State area. Additionally, it brings together the leather communities for the purpose of exchanging ideas, promoting events, and providing support and education to the fetish clubs and groups within and outside the region.

Additionally, it brings together the leather communities in such a way as to exchange ideas, promote events, provide support and education to the leather clubs and groups within and outside the region. We also do fundraising events that serve three purposes: 1)  To increase awareness about Tri-state leather and its mission, 2) To raise monies for local, state and national organizations and or service providers that provide for the needs of the LGBTQ community and its supporters, 3) To generate funds for the annual Mr. Tri-State Leather Contest

As a Gay organization, we believe that the leather world at large is full of diversity and seek to make all members of the leather community feel good about themselves and are represented in our communities regardless of race, religion, political beliefs, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, size, handicap, or health condition.

We hold and help with several events that raise funds to support the programs and organizations that help our most vulnerable. We also participate in hands on efforts to help whenever possible.

We promote education to make sure our community is healthy and safe, by helping and promoting events and workshops that allow the experts in our community to share their knowledge, and to bring in friends from outside the region to introduce new things.

The Tri-State is home to many communities in all corners of the states. We foster a network of the leather and kink communities in the region and beyond in order to share the knowledge and spirit we have, and to bring people together in friendship and family.


History of the Tri-State Leather Contests

The first Tri-State Leather Contest was produced by Nigel Cotterill and his then boy, Andrew Keisker. The contest was held in November of 1999 and Mike Taylor was announced as the winner. Mike went on to compete in the Mr. Heartland contest, which he also won. He then went on to compete at IML 2000, where he was chosen as IML 2000. Dan Newman was Mr. Tri-State Leather 2001, Frank Perko III, Mr. Tri-State 2002 and Dennis Mascher, Mr. Tri-State Leather 2003. In 2002, Tri-State had it’s first competition for the title of Ms. Tri-State Leather. The contest was won by Ms. Ruby, who went on to compete in IMsL in 2003. After a 7 yr. hiatus, Mr. Tri-State Leather was brought back by Scorpius of Cincinnati in 2010. In 2011, Ron Clemons took over as producer of the contest. In 2012, with the help of Colin Wood, Mr. Mid-West Rubber 2012, Tri-State introduced the title of Mr. Tri-State Rubber. In 2014, with the help of Ruff Pups CNKY, Tri-State will add another new title to the Tri-State Family, Tri-State Pup.

Tri-State Titleholders

Every year, new members of our community are chosen to represent the region and promote our mission

Contestant Application

Are you ready to represent the TriState community?

All those interested in competing for one of the TriState titles must fill out the application and return by November 7, 2015

Our Sponsors

Gay Chamber Cincinnati
Tri-State proudly supports these charities and causes:

Help us help the community by donating here:

Caracole, Inc.
GLSEN Cincinnati
Step Up Indianapolis
No Kill Shelter, Lexington, Ky
House of Ruth, Louisville, Ky
Gateway House (Cincinnati)
Safe and Supportive Housing (Cincinnati)
AIDS Volunteers of Lexington
March to Prevent Suicide
No Kill Central Kentucky
Cincinnati Pride
Breast Cancer Emergency Fund
Proud Scholars Cincinnati

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