#IOL2018 Head Judge Dr. Larry Burden

larry2018Dr. Larry is currently serving in his sixth year as Head Judge for the International Olympus Leather Contest.

Dr. Larry has been in the leather scene for 54 years starting at age 16 in New York City. He has been the Secretary, Vice President, and President for two terms of Avatar Club Los Angeles as well as serving as the Secretary for the Los Angeles Leather Coalition for two terms.

He has served as a Daddy/Mentor to the LA Boys of Leather, from whom he received the Green Star of Excellence Award and was made their official Den Daddy. He received the Southland Honors Mentor of the Year, Fundraiser of the Year, and Person of the Year of the Los Angeles Leather Coalition and was honored by being made a Satyrs’ Motorcycle Club Hellenic Fellow. He was given the President’s Award at the Pantheon of Leather in Chicago and was voted the Pantheon of Leather’s Southern California Regional Award as well as the its Lifetime Achievement Award. He has served on many judging panels including Los Angeles Leather, Mr. Hoist Leather in London, and International Mr. Leather. He is also the permanent Head Judge for International Leather Sir/boy.

He has written multiple articles for Instigator magazine to educate new members of the community about the safer aspects of kinky sex. Lawrence has taught safe/sane/consensual and Risk Aware Consensual Kink BDSM techniques for Avatar Club Los Angeles, and is also a member of the 15 Association based in SF.