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HISTORY OF MR. MICHIGAN LEATHER

Mr. Michigan Leather (MML) began in 1995 as Mr. West Michigan Leather. Originally held at The Cell Bar in Grand Rapids.

In 1996 the event changed its name to Mr. Michigan Leather and has grown from a one-day event into a weekend long event focused on education, fundraising and camaraderie, culminating in the Mr. Michigan Leather Contest.

The goals for the Weekend and the Mr. Michigan Leather Title are:

TO ENCOURANGE involvement in the Leather Community either through behind the scenes support or as a titleholder using his platform to better the entire LGBT community. TO EDUCATE through workshops, classes and demos by national and international presenters. TO SUPPORT charities financially and by giving them a platform to promote their organization.

2019 – TIM KOSKI

2017 – KENN KENNEDY

2016 – BRIAN MAILLEY

Josh Fortuna

2015 – JOSH FORTUNA

Chuck Braidwood

2014 – CHUCK BRAIDWOOD

Steven Teets

2013 – STEVEN TEETS

Woody Woodruff

2012 – WOODY WOODRUFF

Dave German

2011 – DAVID GERMAN

Jim Coleman

2010 – JIM COLEMAN

Dave Watt

2009 – DAVE WATT

Randy Wrisinger

2008 – RANDY WRISINGER

Mr. Michigan Leather

2007*

Tony Wolfram

2006 – TONY WOLFRAM

Cliff Nash

2005 – CLIFF NASH

Bob Rose

2004 – BOB ROSE

Michael Johns

2003 – MICHAEL JOHNS

Paul ORourke

2002 – PAUL O’ROURKE

Doug VanKirk

2001 – DOUG VAN KIRK

Lee Wheeler

2000 – LEE WHEELER

John Paul Becker

1999 – JON BECKER

Tim Anderson

1998 – TIM ANDERSON

Joe Kosmalski

1997 – JOE KOSMALSKI

Edward Bryon

1996 – EDWARD BRYON

Ron Aure

1995 – RON AURE

*In 2007 the name of the title was changed to reflect the year the majority of titleholder would reign. It also caused less confusion when the titleholder competed at International Mr. Leather (IML) in Chicago.