HOST OF SYDNEY MS. LEATHER 2023

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HOST SYDNEY MS. LEATHER 2023

GLAMOUR BOI EXTRAORDINAIRE

Sexy Galexy is a Glitz, Glam, Macs, Fem, a get down boogie man all wrapped up in a disco loving, muscle flexing, more-of-a-woman-when-I’m-a-man Man.

A true gem and pioneer of Drag for 30 years, the original Drag King “GlamourBoi” Sexy was the influencer of the new modern glamour Drag King look.

Sexy Galexy always brings his legendary stage presence, high glamour, high camp, bejewelled performance magic.

Sexy curated Australia’s first Drag King history exhibition for Sydney World Pride called, Behind the Zip. You can also see Sexy’s costumes exhibited at The Powerhouse Museum in an exhibit called Absolutely Queer, which is on until August.

Trigger warning!

Be prepared to be bedazzled!

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JUDGES OF SYDNEY MS. LEATHER 2023

JUDGES 2023
Aaron Sinclair
Emily Saunders
Jo Kingskin
Lydia Divine
Mistress Tokyo
  • JUDGES 2023

    We have an awesome line-up of Judges & Tally Masters for this year's Sydney Ms. Leather Competition!

  • AARON SINCLAIR

    SYDNEY MS. LEATHER JUDGE 2023

    KINK PERFORMER

    HE/HIM/HIS


    Aaron entered the world of Kink through the doors of Icebox. Hellfire was his initiation into a world of pleasure, pain, leather and fun.

    His formative years of discovering both his queer and kink identities took place in the dark depths of Phoenix, The Oxford hotel, the infamous Lions Den parties and SLPA (Sydney Leather Pride Association) events.

    This led him to enter the kink performance space and to discover a love of needles, hooks and all things blood. Performing needle & flesh suspension shows at venues including the Sydney Hellfire Club and Qbar. Also performing with the hairy boy burlesque group, FURLESQUE.

    After years of volunteering, in 2010 he became the youngest ever president of SLPA, and proudly brought Inquisition back to the DOME.

    Aaron has judged numerous kink events including; Australia and New Zealand Mr Leather, Australian International Power Exchange, The first joint Mr & Mrs Leather Competition and the International Testicle Cooking Championships in Serbia.

    Aaron cruised the seedy clubs and dark dungeons of Berlin for a year. After returning home he has spent the last ten years proudly flaunting his cowboy and latex fetish gear at clubs across Sydney. Modelling for the ACON "How Hard" campaign and subbing at Kink workshops, joining kink / relationship discussion panels and proudly wearing his purple hankie everywhere, if he has pants on!

  • EMILY SAUNDERS

    SYDNEY MS. LEATHER JUDGE 2023

    SYDNEY DYKES ON BIKES PRESIDENT

    SHE/HER

    With a long-standing interest in leather and BDSM, Emily is a top who likes to practice in private.

    As an architect she has undertaken pro bono work, helping to achieve council approval for sex on premises venues.

    As president of Dykes On Bikes her goals and vision centre around diversity, inclusivity and accessibility. A leader who never leaves anyone behind.

    Emily has a keen eye and love for detail, which is why she boasts of having the best polished boots at Mardi Gras!

    She is proud to represent DOB as a judge for this year's Sydney Ms. Leather Competition.

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  • JO KINGSKIN

    SYDNEY MS. LEATHER JUDGE 2023

    ARTIST/LEATHER WORKER/EDUCATOR

    Jo Kingskin first discovered her home within the leather scene back in the early 90's across the filthy, sweaty, crowded leather bar dance floors in Sydney, San Fran, NY, London and Berlin. Discovering her love of thick long handlebar moustaches, dirty sweaty jock straps, hot snug leather, multi purpose strap on tool belts and Wicked Women and Stronghold, Kingskin merged deeper and deeper into the backrooms and chasms of the places, she was to call home. 

    Kingskin is a multidisciplinary artist, leather worker and educator. She has created costumes and wearable art pieces for movies such as The Matrix (1999) and Pitch Black (2000). Jo was co-proprietor of Karnal Leather where she collaborated with Nikki Goldspink to design and create custom leather gear and costumes (1996 – 2006).

    She sponsored and dressed contestants Andrew Lennox (1998) and Alan Norman (2009) for the International Mr Leather competition. Jo was a judge at the Australian Leatherman competition in 2017.

    Prior to Karnal, Jo designed and produced leather pieces for Mephisto Leather from 1991 - 1996. Jo has served as an executive committee member for Sydney Leather Pride Association (1999) and Central Coast Pride (2018 – 2021).

    She ran education workshops for Sydney Leather Pride Association, Central Coast Pride and Perv Queerotic.

    Jo was awarded Ms Sydney Leather Dyke (1998) and Leather Person of the Year (2004). She represented the Dyke Leather Scene for ACON’s I Love Claude women’s sexual health campaign.

    Jo was a member of Dykes on Bikes from 1991 - 2018. Jo is a collaborative performer having performed at Mardi Gras, Sleaze Ball, Inquisition, Gurlesque, Oblivion, Bad Dog, Kooky, Heaps Gay, The Hide, Ultra Violet (World Pride) and Carriageworks.

    With a moustache collection to die for, Jo’s practice focuses on female/male masculinity within the leather scene. Drawing on her connection to Tom of Finland’s erotic drawings, her work engages with gender chameleonnism that blurs the lines of sexuality with a subversive approach to the male-dominated leather community.

  • LYDIA DIVINE

    SYDNEY MS. LEATHER JUDGE 2023

    SYDNEY MS LEATHER 2013

    Lydia is very much looking forward to coming out of retirement from her own personal Western suburban pastures. This will enable her to sit alongside her fellow Judges to partake in & celebrate the next era of Mantle caretaking. 

    She is pleased that the title of Sydney Ms. Leather has come out of the catacombs, and is now shooting towards the long awaited quest for a fresh new era. 

    Lydia is excited to witness the next person to be bestowed with the honour & duties of being named Sydney Ms. Leather 2023. She can’t wait for them to create their own & add to the pot of Local Leather Herstory. 

    Lydia works with leather and all things bling, as the owner of Divine Bespoke, she creates amazing and memorable one off creations, head pieces/ millinery, epaulettes, eye patches & accessories. Her work has been worn for photoshoots, on catwalks at Local and International Kink Events & Mardi Gras Parades.

    The unlikely winner (mostly in her own mind) of Sydney Ms Leather 2013, Lydia was given the freedom to forge her own path, despite following in the footsteps of some very influential & highly respected boots. 

    With the encouragement, support & grace of not only her Fore-bearers, but also fringe & mainstream she moved forward to make her time as Mantle custodian her own. With respectful nods to Leather Herstory she continued to cross boundaries & make her own Herstory.

    While always finding space within various groups, yet never feeling enough of, or as at home, as within the Sydney Leather, Kink & Fetish scene. 

    During her time as Sydney Ms Leather she completed internationally for the Title at IMsL 2014, placing well & reaching countless personal goals she would never have previously imagined. 

    In 2017 she was honoured to be a Judge at IMsL, adding International Presenter. Later providing mentoring from personal lived experiences for a local future IMsL custodian along the way. 

    While competing and representing internationally, she changed both her own and others' preconceived perceptions, exceeding expectations. To have held space & competed with fellow title siblings & her forebearers was one of many personal wins. 

    Leather is still held within her heart. Leather is part of her, remaining always with her. 

    She can’t wait to see you all as we celebrate the upcoming & long awaited Sydney Ms Leather 2023.

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  • MISTRESS TOKYO

    SYDNEY MR. LEATHER JUDGE 2023

    SYDNEY MS. LEATHER 2012

    SHE/HER/HERS

    Mistress Tokyo has been a Dominatrix for over 23yrs. She is a queer, cisgender woman, her pronouns she/her/hers. She is also a BDSM educator, having presented workshops around Australia and the US. She is also a performer, currently focusing on the intersection between shibari and aerials.

    In 2012 she was crowned Sydney Ms Leather, going on to compete in San Francisco at International Ms Leather that same year. in 2013, she created Sydney Mr and Ms Fetish with Dick and Angie Demaskau. In 2015, she brought the International Power Exchange Title to Australia, in conjunction with Beyond Leather in Florida, USA. In 2022, she was judge for the inaugural Melbourne Ms Rubber.

    She is an undergraduate student of Psychology and Counselling at the Australian College of Applied Professions. She has recently launched a new venture as a Consent Consultant with her own consent training model, “Mindful Consent”. She hopes to go on to be a Psychologist, then apply for a Masters in Sexology. 

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TALLY MASTERS OF SYDNEY MS. LEATHER 2023

WHO WE ARE
KRYPTO
ANTHONY P LOWE
  • KRYPTO
    KRYPTO

    SYDNEY MS. LEATHER TALLY MASTER 2023

    GOLDEN RETRIEVER

    HE/HIM

    Krypto is a young at heart Golden Retriever identified service pup who is very active in the Sydney Pup Community.

    A serial volunteer who is no stranger to coat checks and other activities organised in his role as Vice President of SYD-PAH. Krypto advocates that there is a place for anyone in the pup community and Gender, Race, Age and Sexuality should never be a barrier.

    He lives by the motto “Be unashamedly yourself in life, be so you it hurts, as life is too short”. His kryptonite is pats, scritches, boops and good tea (loose leaf not shade).

  • SIR ANTHONY
    SIR ANTHONY

    SYDNEY MS LEATHER TALLY MASTER

    SIR/SIR A/ ANTHONY/ANTOINE

    HE/HIM/SIR/THAT CRAZY ABBA FAN

    Anthony is a long-time member of the Sydney LGBTIQ community. Since arriving on the Oxford St scene in 1983, Anthony has always been “out there”. From the early days of the AIDS crisis, Anthony has and continues to be a significant supporter of the community.

    Known as the "ABBA DJ", one of his many passions which revolved around friends, music and dance.

    Proudly elected Sydney Mr Leather in 2009 he continues to be recognised in Australia, Europe and the USA for his impeccable image as the quintessential Leatherman. He is also known for his passion for equality, for all of the wonderful people that are the fabric of our community.

    He proudly supports the new generation of Leather Folk making their mark on this world.