Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Luke Moon: Mr Melbourne Leather takes on the world in IML 2012

Luke Moon is a very special man to Melbourne and Australia. This fun-loving, humble, genuine and community minded gay leather lover, took out the top title of Laird Leather Man in 2011, which sees him represent Melbourne / Australia in the biggest gay leather pride competition in the world - International Mr. Leather (IML).

Each year, IML takes place in Chicago (USA) where contestants - each of them leather pride representatives chosen by the leather community from their own states and nations - come together to compete for the international title that celebrates the history and legacy,  elevates the status, and raise important issues facing the gay leather community around the world. It's a pretty big deal.

Many may be surprised to know that Australia has won the top title of IML once before. Back in 1980, the incredibly gorgeous Aussie Patrick Brookes became the first Australian IML winner. Brookes is still a stunningly handsome man who lives in Sydney. Set up by 2009 Mr Leather Australia (Josh Burrows) to help ensure the future participation of Australian contestants in IML and promote the pride and issues of the community, The Brookes Trust was was named after him.

This year two truly wonderful representatives will represent Australia at IML 2012. One of them is the notorious and sexy Naked Barber from Sydney, Mr Sydney Leather Richard Saavy. And the other is a man much loved by Melbourne's leather community, Luke Moon, who we were delighted to photograph just days before he left to compete in the huge international competition. Initially quite shy and reluctant to be in the spotlight, Moon entered the Laird Leather Man competition on the suggestion of a couple of his friends who are also leaders in the leather community. Clearly they saw in Luke Moon what he couldn't at the time - the qualities of being genuinely warm, open, welcoming, authentic and community minded. And it's for those those reasons and many more, including that he is such a cute guy - made him the title holder of Laird Leather Man 2011 and this year's IML representative from Melbourne, Australia.

We love Luke and Richard, and we wish them all the best at this years IML 2012! They already winners to us. Enjoy and Share, the gorgeous Luke Moon - Melbourne, Australia's IML 2012 representative.

This week you get a double whammy of hunks. Check out our post on Friday for our hot pics of the fastest rising international star of porn. Here's a hint. He's a very sexy Aussie!

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