IML, the International Mr. Leather Contest and Conference just wrapped up in Chicago where thousands of kinky folks gathered to build community, celebrate sexual diversity and to choose the new Mr. International Leather 2019, Jack Thompson, the first trans man of color to win the title.
Today, puppeteer, massage therapist and internal family systems practitioner Mark Saltzman joins us to chat about IML and to continue our look at “Velvet Rage,” Alan Downs’ seminal book for overcoming the pain of growing up gay in a straight man’s world.
Listen as we chat with Mark about living your authentic self and understanding the shortfalls in the book Velvet Rage.
➤ James Baldwin’s critique on gay liberation and rage.
➤ Yo MTV Raps. Why is a Chicago gay bar banning rap music? Didn’t anyone tell them that Cardi B is the biggest star?