Sunday, November 29, 2009

Two Fisted v.1.2 An Interview with Mr. Maryland Leather 2010—Justin Smith By Sir Andy Liu

Two Fisted v.1.2 An Interview with Mr. Maryland Leather 2010—Justin Smith
By Sir Andy Liu
Justin Smith @ Contest in Jock - Contestant #3 - Justin Smith
Published November 29, 2009

Justin Smith @ Contest in Speech - Contestant #3 Justin Smith
@ Contest in Speech - Contestant #3 Justin Smith

Justin Smith @ Contest in Speech - Contestant #3 Justin Smith

On Veteran’s Day, November 11, I had the opportunity to sit down with Mr. Maryland Leather 2010 – Justin Smith, at the Phoenix (1 W. Biddle St., Baltimore, MD 21201- 410.837.3906) for a little chat. I mention Veteran’s Day since it became very appropriate, as you will see later in the Interview. Being a bright, intelligent, well-spoken young man, I am sure we can expect many great things from Justin throughout his Title Year!

How excited are you having won Mr. Maryland Leather 2010?

I am very excited. I’m just ready to get to work on the work that needs to be done!

When you say work, anything in particular that you have in mind?

One of my main goals as Mr. Maryland Leather 2010 is to make sure that we do outreach to the new generation of Leathermen and Leatherwomen that are coming into our Community, because a lot of them need help to understand better what our Traditions are and our History and when the Leather Community started and how we came about.

What was the experience behind the stage, behind the curtain…? How was the entire Contest experience for you?

Let me just say that it was really cold! I didn’t expect it to be that cold, but then I realized that we are in a basement and actually it’s very cold. When I met the other two Contestants, Charles and Yoshi, we all clicked really well. All of us are in the same age group; we’re all really diverse. It’s kind of funny, because Charles is Caucasian, Yoshi is Asian, and I’m Black. And so a lot of people thought this is going to be a very, very exciting contest! To me it was really, really cool. We hung out behind the scenes, we were acting giddy like little school children cause we were really excited about what we wanted to do with the Title! We weren’t competing against each other; we were competing against the scoreboard, and I think we all had that in our heads. We wanted this to be fun and make sure that this was a good experience for each of us.

Any preliminary travel plans as Mr. Maryland Leather 2010?

Actually, I want to go out of this country, as I’m 29 years old and have not stepped foot outside of the United States. So, I actually want to go to a couple of different countries, such as Canada, which is on my list. There’s an event happening the weekend after Thanksgiving called Mr. Leatherman Toronto 2010 (MLT – www.mrlt.com) and I would like to attend that.

And what would you like to do locally?

Honestly, I want to make sure the Community knows that I am here and they know that I am here for the greater good, which is them. Also, I want to make sure that the (younger) generation of people that are even curious about Leather or kinky play that they know they can come to me and ask me questions and I can tell them where the Leather Community has come from, the leaps and bounds that we’ve gone through and also the heartache that we’ve gone through. Especially when it comes to HIV / AIDS, I want to make sure that I also give a voice to those people who are suffering with this disease and make sure that we have Fundraisers for organizations like Pediatric AIDS.

How long have you been in the lifestyle?

I’ve been in the Community since 2005. It’s when I realized, ‘Wow, there’s a place for me and I’m kinky and I can go here and feel accepted. Wow, this is kind of cool!!’ And, in 2006, I went head first into it and I joined a club called the DC boys of Leather (www.dcboysofleather.org), which is a great space for people starting out and beginning their path into the Leather Community. It’s a safe and sane place. And then I met my Husband in early 2006.

Favorite hanky colors?

My favorite, favorite, favorite, favorite hanky color has to be red. It’s my favorite hanky color. A lot of people would say, “Oh, you’re putting your hand up somebody’s ass or vagina, and I personally say no, that is not the theory behind my head as to why I am doing it or what I’m thinking when I’m doing it. I am actually getting closer to the person’s soul. I’m actually reaching, no pun intended, inside their soul and feeling who they are and it’s basically just getting closer to the person that you’re playing with. My other favorite hanky color has to be yellow. Yellow has to go back to when I was a kid. And there was probably an experience that I will never, never forget and it had something to do with piss play and I’ve held on to it ever since.

What have you and your husband done to celebrate (your new Title)?

Actually, tonight he’s taking me to dinner because we haven’t had time since last weekend when I won. We haven’t had time together intimately so since it’s Veteran’s Day and we’re both Veterans—he’s an Army Veteran and I’m an Air Force Veteran—we’ve decided to make sure that we took the time tonight to actually celebrate Veteran’s Day and also to celebrate my new Title. He’s going to take me out to dinner. I don’t know where because it supposed to be a surprise, but he said it’s going to be very romantic and very intimate.

Thank you both for your service! Have you given any thought to Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2010 (MAL – www.leatherweekend.com), International Mr. Leather 2010 (IML – www.imrl.com)? [Note: Charles Pijanowski, 1st Runner-Up, Mr. Maryland Leather 2010 will compete at MAL. Justin will compete at IML]

For MAL, I know that Charles will do well. I will always be in his corner, always rooting for him. He’s a special guy. What I like about MAL is, one it’s in my backyard, so my travel expenses are minimal and, two, I have a lot of friends who are competing this year Of course I am a little biased because my Class Brother Charles is going to be competing, but I’ll always make sure that we support each other, especially those of us who are in this area.

When no one is looking, what do you do for fun?

Actually it’s kind of funny—I like to read fiction novels. Also, I like to play video games. I have a Wii game console at home and so I’m always on the Wii and I’m always on the Internet like Facebook, and Recon. Or, actually doing homework, because I am back in school and I have 30 more credits until I get my political science degree.

Congratulations! A fun, interesting fact about Justin Smith that nobody knows?

I think there’s very little since I am very open about who I am and I’m basically what you see is what you get. A very little known fact about me that nobody knows: When I am feeling kind of down and feeling kind of sad, the first person I call is my Mother because she’s very special.My Mom is my best friend.

Any favorite Charities or Causes that are near and dear to your heart?

It would have to be Pediatric AIDS. First of all, we all have choices, and I feel kind of sad when I hear about children born with HIV/AIDS or even born to HIV parents and the parents aren’t here anymore. So, it really touches me to my heart when I hear a lot of the different stories about these children and I feel that sometimes that the babies are helpless and they need to be helped. They have no way of raising money by themselves because they’re children! How can you possibly ask that of children!?! So that organization really touches my heart.

Now you write a column of your own, don’t you?

It’s called “Justin’s HIV Journal”

And our readers can access that how?

Well, actually what I have done is I’ve made my own blog and my own YouTube site and basically kind of came out with my own website called www.justinbsmith.com, so you can actually access the YouTube site, the Facebook site, all these other sites that I am writing for. Justin’s HIV Journal came about when I started on HIV medications. It was my feeling that I wanted people to know what it is like to live with HIV and what it is like to be on medications with HIV so that they in turn they will not make the same mistakes that I did, that many of us have already made. I wanted people to actually be able to see how much heartache goes into maybe not being able to afford your meds or your insurance not paying, what you have to go through when your diet has to change, etc.

So just go to www.justinbsmith.com …

Everything is linked there.

So you’re providing a valuable resource right off the bat for people may not have know this information.

Yes, and almost right after I won I’ve begun to specialize the various pages about me on the Internet. On Facebook, for example, I now started my Leather page versus my non Leather page, so my non Leather page would be Justin B Smith on Facebook and my Leather page would be MisterJ Justin on Facebook. I’ve also made a fan page on Facebook for Mr. Maryland Leather 2010 to make sure I list the events I’m going to be at and certain charities that I’m going to give monies to, to make sure that people know that I am actually doing things in the Community, to make sure that if they want to come out and support the same organizations that I am always here for them.

Who’s cooking for thanksgiving, you or your Husband?

Neither! (A lot of laughter) It’s kind of up in the air right now. We actually were invited by another couple in Baltimore to go up the night before. The day of Thanksgiving we’re supposed to be going to my Father’s side of the Family’s house for them to meet my Husband because they have yet to meet him! It’ll be very, very interesting since they haven’t met him and we’re already married! But, my Father has met him and likes him a lot. It’s kind of funny. When we were sitting down to dinner, they sat down the same way, folded their napkins the same way, and had the same beer. I kind of looked at them and said, “Ewww! This is disgusting!” And then they started talking about construction and I felt like I was the third wheel! (More laughter.)

Any final thoughts or words?

I just want to say that I’m going to try to represent the Maryland Leather Community as best as I possibly can with the Dignity and Respect that this Title deserves.

Thank you so much, and have an awesome Title Year!

You’re welcome. And thank you!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mister J's Living In Leather:

Hello EVERYONE,

This is my first entry so let me introduce myself. I'm Mister J I've been apart of the Leather Community since 2005 and have been kinky as long as I can remember. I remember when I came into leather I was naive about a lot of the leather community's traditions and customs. I personally can say I still have a lot to learn.

I decided that the first entry would be only some of the basics about the leather community. This entry is for people that are curious about and are new to leather. Everyone has questions when they first come into the leather community I may not be able to answer every question but hopefully I can point you in the right direction.



Hanky code or Flagging is a way of indicating, usually among BDSM practitioners in the leather community whether they are a top or a bottom, and what kind of sex they are seeking, by wearing color-coded handkerchiefs usually in the back pocket.

A hanky put in the left-side back pocket signifies a preference for being a "top" or "dominant" or "Master" role, while the right side represents the "bottom" or "submissive" or "slave" role.

Also today tops wear their keys on the left belt loop and bottoms on the right.

COLOR

WORN ON LEFT

WORN ON RIGHT

BLACK

heavy SM top

heavy SM bottom

GREY

bondage top

fit to be tied!

BLACK w/WHITE Check

safe sex top

safe sex bottom

GREY W/BLACK light SM top light SM bottom

GREY FLANNEL

owns a suit

likes men in suits

BLACK w/WHITE Stripe

likes black bottoms

likes black tops

CHARCOAL

latex fetish top

latex fetish bottom

BLACK VELVET

has/takes videos

will perform for the camera

BLUE, Light

wants head

cocksucker

BLUE, Robin's Egg

69er

anything but 69ing

BLUE, Medium

cop

copsucker

BLUE, Navy

fucker (top)

fuckee (bottom)

BLUE, Airforce

pilot/flight attendant

likes flyboys

BLUE, Light w/WHITE Stripe

sailor

lookin' for salty seamen

BLUE, Teal

cock & ball torturer

cock & ball torturee

RED

fist fucker

fist fuckee

RED w/WHITE Stripe

shaver

shavee

RED w/BLACK Stripe

furry bear

likes bears

MAROON

cuts

bleeds

RED, Dark

2-handed fister

2-handed fistee

PINK, Light

dildo fucker

dildo fuckee

PINK, Dark

tit torturer

tit torturee

MAUVE

into navel worshippers

has a navel fetish

FUSCHIA

spanker

spankee

MAGENTA

suck my pits

armpit freak

PURPLE

piercer

piercee

LAVENDER

likes drag queens

drag queen

YELLOW

pisser/WaterSports

piss freak

YELLOW, Pale

spits

drool crazy

MUSTARD

hung 8"+

wants 8"+

GOLD

two looking for one

one looking for two

YELLOW w/WHITE Stripe

likes Asian bottoms

likes Asian tops

GOLD LAME

likes muscleboy bottoms

likes muscleboy tops

ORANGE

anything anytime

nothing now (just cruising)

APRICOT

two tons o' fun

chubby chaser

CORAL

suck my toes

shrimper (sucks toes)

RUST

a cowboy

a cowboy's horse

GREEN, Kelly

hustler (for rent)

john (looking to buy)

GREEN, Hunter

daddy

orphan boy looking for daddy

OLIVE DRAB

military top

military bottom

GREEN, Lime

dines off tricks (food)

dinner plate (will buy dinner)

BEIGE

rimmer

rimmee

BROWN

scat top

scat bottom

BROWN LACE

uncut

likes uncut

BROWN SATIN

cut

likes cut

BROWN w/WHITE Stripe

likes latino bottoms

likes latino tops

WHITE

beat my meat (J/O)

I'll do us both (J/O)

HOLSTEIN

milker

milkee

CREAM

cums in condoms

sucks cum out of condoms

WHITE LACE

likes white bottoms

likes white tops

WHITE VELVET

voyeur (likes to watch)

will put on a show

BLUE, Light w/WHITE Dots

likes white suckers

likes to suck whites

BLUE, Light w/BLACK Dots

likes black suckers

likes to suck blacks

BLUE, Light w/BROWN Dots

likes latino suckers

likes to suck latinos

BLUE, Light w/YELLOW Dots

likes asian suckers

likes to suck asians

RED/WHITE GINGHAM

park sex top

park sex bottom

BROWN CORDUROY

headmaster

student

FUR

bestialist top

bestialist bottom

SILVER LAME

starfucker

celebrity

LEOPARD

has tattoos

likes tattoos

TAN

smokes cigars

likes cigars

TEDDY BEAR

cuddler

cuddlee

PAISLEY

wears boxer shorts

likes boxer shorts

UNION JACK

skinhead top

skinhead bottom

MOSQUITO NETTING

outdoor sex top

outdoor sex bottom

KEWPIE DOLL

chicken (under-aged)

chicken hawk (likes young adolescents)

DIRTY JOCKSTRAP

wears a dirty jock

sucks dirty jocks clean

DOILY

tearoom top (pours)

tearoom bottom (drinks)

ZIPLOC BAG

has drugs

looking for drugs

COCKTAIL NAPKIN

bartender

bar groupie

KLEENEX

stinks

sniffs

KEYS IN FRONT

has a car

looking for a ride

KEYS IN BACK

has a home

needs a place to stay

HOUNDSTOOTH

likes to nibble

willing to be bitten

CALICO

new in town

tourists welcome

TERRYCLOTH

bathhouse top

bathhouse bottom

WHITE w/MULTICOLOR Dots

hosting an orgy

looking for an orgy


NEVER TOUCH THE RIM OF A MASTER'S CAP OR EVEN YOUR OWN

DON'T WEAR COLOGNE OR DEODORANT WHEN GOING TO A LEATHER BAR, TAKE A SHOWER BEFORE YOU GO OUT


References:

http://www.gaycityusa.com/hankycodes.htm

http://www.amazon.com/Leathermans-Handbook-Original-Larry-Townsend/dp/1881684032