Meet our ALP 2019 Judging & Emcee panel and our amazing Den Daddy Duo!
Sissy Sweet Tea & James Otownkinster
Sister Sissy Sweet Tea, Co-Emcee
Sister Sissy SweetTea is the current Abbess for 2019 from the Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. The Atlanta Sisters were established as a 501(c)3, 10 years ago in Atlanta and Sister Sissy is proud to have been the first fully professed sister in the house. Their support of individuals and groups underprivileged in our community has lead to tens of thousands of dollars in grants they award each year. Their support has lead to non-profit start ups of the organization Lost-nFound Youth and now Rainbow House Coalition for homeless LGBT youth in Atlanta. Her community activism has led her to support groups such as HIV/AIDS organizations, Black Lives Matter, The Women’s March and Trans Pride. Her goal of spreading JOY along with her Sisters and Guards continues to uplift those in our community. In 2018, she had the JOY and honor to be a judge for Atlanta Leather Pride and continues to fight to keep space for all the kink and leather community in Atlanta.
James Otownkinkster, Co-Emcee
Mister Florida Rubber, 2019
James the “OtownKinkster” is currently Mr. Florida Rubber 2019, a title he won this past February. Previously he was Mr. Bear Bust 2016, proving that thick hairy boys can wear rubber! Originally from New Hampshire, James moved to Orlando in 2000 to attend UCF. He is an active educator in Central Florida and serves as the Artistic Director of the Orlando Gay Chorus. In 2017 James co-founded the Orlando Kinksters, an MSM fetish group open to kinksters of all types. He currently serves as their president and education coordinator. James is a regular contributor to Equality Florida, the American Cancer Society and the Leather Archives & Museum.
Den Daddy Team
Jeff Gruenberger & Daddy Rod
ALP 2019 Judges
David Campbell, Head Judge
Mister Atlanta Eagle, 2018
David started his journey into leather by sneaking into IML at 18. After years as a frequent guess of the Chicago Hellfire club, he pledged and became an Associate Member in 2015. Upon moving to Atlanta, David worked to overcome shyness by visiting the Eagle. Inspired by the titleholders who came before him, he set out to establish the Eagle as a place where all are welcome, including members of Atlanta’s Furry and ABDL communities. After a whirlwind year, he is now ready to judge our next contest and help usher in a new era for the name Mister Atlanta Eagle.
Nico Watson, Judge
1st Runner-Up, 2018 International Mr. Rubber
Rubber, Spice, and Everything Nice.
Nico has publicly been in the Fetish community since moving to SF in 2016 and before that privately in North Texas since 2012. Serving as Mr. Rubber San Francisco Rubber 2018 and First Runner Up at MIR 22, Nico is one of the founding members of San Francisco Bay Area Rubber, a 501(c)3 dedicated to the promotion of rubber fetish in the Bay Area inclusive of all persons. Nico’s stance on fetish has been “Kink ‘n’ Color,” wanting to increase the use of color in fetish gear while also promoting truly inclusive spaces. Due to his love of the larger than life and bold, Nico enjoys strutting through bars in his rubber and heels, reveling in moments of exhibition. You can find Nico in cafes and in parks, enjoying single-origin coffees, non-fiction books, video games, and house DJ sets.
MsDDom entered the Atlanta lifestyle community in 2008. An active Leather Woman, MsDDom is the founder and leader of Black FemDoms-Atlanta (BFD), co-founder of Black Atlanta Munch (B.A.M.), founding member and Road Captain of Women in Leather Atlanta (WiLA), and southeast coordinator for Women of Drummer. She also co-lead Georgia Femme Dommes for four years, co-mentored for the Atlanta Mentors Coalition for a year, judged at WILL and Oklahoma Ms. Leather, and was the 2016 SouthEast LeatherFest Community Award recipient.
MsDDom gives back to the kink and Leather communities through peer-mentoring; presenting and educating; maintaining club websites; and advocates for women, POC (people of color), and LGBTQ spaces. She is an alumna of MTTA Master Weekend #25, and has presented at various events including WILL, Beyond Leather, Power eXchange Summit, ONYX Blackout 22, and Leather Reign.
MsDDom and her slave CreamDream, who is also active in the Atlanta lifestyle community as co-leader of B.A.M.; both volunteer for the Carter-Johnson Leather Library Atlanta Annex and share their time with other lifestylers when traveling across the U.S. and in Canada.
boy Denny, Judge
Mister GayDayS Leather, 2018
boy Denny is originally from Bowling Green, OH, but now hails from Chicago, IL and Toronto Canada. He is a full time Flight Attendant who enjoys working out and Traveling the globe in his spare time.
boy Denny is a service boy who flags yellow, grey, and hunter green on the right and red on the left. He particularly enjoys wax play, CBT and is known as being quite proficient at taking a good flogging. He is collared and partnered to his Daddy Ryan a former Mr. LeatherMan of Toronto.
boy Denny has been part of the leather community for 5 years and a member of Titans of the Midwest for the last three years. He is also the social media coordinator for the Toronto Leather Lives Social Club. Denny’s 6 years of service in United States Army gave him the love and passion for the Military and its’ Veterans, in doing so he extends his service by volunteering and organizing events with the Wounded Warriors Project. He has also volunteered on the Board of Directors for the Shaken Baby Syndrome of Ohio and Kentucky, organizing its fight against child abuse.
As MrGayDayS Leather; boy Denny hopes to expand GayDayS as an international brand, spreading the message of what GayDayS stands for which is diversity and inclusion. Denny plans on doing this and helping anybody he can find their kinky way in the community. His motto is #BeYourAuthenticSelf through Life, Leather and the pursuit of kinkiness.
Luke Scarborough, Judge
Luke Lucas found his way to the Eagle via the naughty trans boys and girls of Alphabet Soup. He quickly learned that the leather and broader kink community is a warm, furry group of kind hearted and open individuals. As a transman, Luke has never felt unwelcome among his brothers and sisters at the Eagle, at Master Ray’s home, or in the back room of the local leather shop. While he has many fond memories of the Eagle, and countless more that he can’t remember, one of his crowning achievements in life was the time Sir Alan woofed at a photo of him wearing nothing but a leather tie. On a more serious note, Luke’s background in healthcare, particularly HIV, addiction, and hormone replacement therapy, has brought him close to many in this community. He holds those moments dear and strives to do his best in treating all the kinky misfits out there with the dignity and respect they deserve. Lastly, Luke doesn’t care what you did, with what, in what, with who…the dirtiest thing one can do at the Eagle is walk barefoot in the backroom and stage during ALP. Trust a senior demo bottom, bitches
Alexander “Beastly” Cheves, Judge
Alexander Cheves (pronunciation: SHEEVS) — known in the kink community as Beastly — is a sex columnist and contributing editor for The Advocate Magazine and head copywriter at Fort Troff. His work has appeared in numerous publications including Out Magazine, VICE, Them, Into, Hornet, Plus Magazine, and others. Alex has been interviewed on numerous radio shows and podcasts including Dan Savage’s Savage Lovecast — twice — and was a guest judge at Los Angeles Puppy Pride 2017.
Lady Steele, Judge
Founder, C.L.A.S.S., The Leather Coterie – Atlanta and Worthless Bastards Cigar Club
Lady Steele has been publicly in the Leather community since 1999, but she has been kinky for her entire life. She has presented across the U.S. and currently resides in Atlanta where she operates her law practice that serves alternative lifestyles.
Lady Steele held the position of Social Coordinator for NLA – Atlanta during its last incarnation in Atlanta. She is the co-lead of the Center of Learning and School of Success (C.L.A.S.S.) and the Worthless Bastards (Cigar) Club (W.B.C. – Atlanta). She is also the co-founder of The Leather Coterie’s (T.L.C.) Atlanta Chapter and continues to give back to the community as Board Support and Vendor Co-Coordinator for the Leather Leadership Conference.
When she is not presenting in person, Lady Steele shares her knowledge through her BlogTalk radio program, “The Legal Show,” which she co-hosts with renowned Sci-Fi author Bennet Pomerantz. She has appeared five times on the KinkyCast as well as once on the Poly Podcast, where she spoke about Poly and the Law.