Mission Statement

The Heartland Person of Leather Contest is an official feeder to The International Person of Leather Contest.


The Heartland Person of Leather Contest is a celebration of the diversity in the Leather community.  The title of Person of Leather exists to promote that diversity. 

The Person of Leather is a community service title.  We see that the leather community consists of extremely diverse people with a common thread throughout, that thread being Leather culture.

Each year, a single Heartland Person of Leather will be selected not based on gender-identity, sexual-orientation, race, physical appearance, age, or disability, but rather on their ability to articulate their views, passions, and dedications and to make an impact in their communities. We will expect these People of Leather to act as mentors, educators, role models and spokespeople throughout their title year. 

The goal of the Heartland Person of Leather is to promote and celebrate the diversity of Leather Culture both locally and regionally throughout the alternative sex-positive community on behalf of the Heartland Person of Leather Contest.

Person of Leather: One title, one community.