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Time to go AWOL!

In August The Laird celebrates ten years of A Week of Leather and Fetish (AWOL) with Australia’s premier series of geared-up and stripped-down events for gay, bi, and queer men.

Michael takes some time to talk to two community leaders in the leather, fetish, and BDSM communities. Stephen Morgan, Laird Leatherman 2015, shares his passion for community and using leadership positions to fundraise and impact change in our wider LGBTI communities

Current reining Laird Leatherman (2018) Kevan Walsh steps into the studio to talk about sharing his passion for community development and skill sharing with his fellow kinksters.

Check out last year’s AWOL chat with Brett from the Laird Hotel and Natalie form Positive Women via JOY Podcasts: A Week Of Leather

A Week of Leather at the Laird Hotel runs August 5-11 – find out more at aweekofleather.com.au

Find out more about Kevan’s charitable organisation The Pinnacle Foundation or Stephen’s charitable organisation Pride Foundation Australia (formerly GALFA)

For kink-focused health and wellbeing information for our gay, bi, and queer BDSM communities head to downandirty.org (NSFW!)




About the author: Michael


Michael is a Health Educator at Thorne Harbour Health (formerly the Victorian AIDS Council), working in the Sexually Adventurous Men (SAM) Project and it's Down an' Dirty campaign.

- Michael is a producer, co-host and podcast editor for Well, Well, Well @ 8pm Thursday nights on JOY discussing sex, health, and well-being in our LGBTI communities.

- Michael is a producer, co-host and podcast editor for Hide and Seek @ 9pm Wednesday nights on JOY discussing gay men's sex!

Michael is also a PrEP advocate with PAN [PrEPaccessNOW], and enjoys a well made negroni.


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