Nov 192009

Please do come pay your respects, if you can, to Mr. Hernandez. I will be in service at Ms. SF Leather, and acting as one of the Honor Guard for this solemn and joyful celebration of this Leather Icon.

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Memorial for ‘Mister Marcus’ Saturday

by Cynthia Laird

The Bay Area leather community will be mourning and celebrating one of its trailblazers when luminaries and readers alike pay tribute at a memorial for Marcus Hernandez this weekend in San Francisco.

Mr. Hernandez, the longtime leather columnist for the Bay Area Reporter, died October 8 of complications from diabetes and arteriosclerosis. He was 77. Continue reading »

Oct 122009

This is being re-posted at the request of Ms. Jill Carter, International Ms. Leather 1996.

Thanks to Q, International Ms. Bootblack 2008, for spreading the word!


Dear Tribe: My heart is heavy with sorrow, but my thoughts are filled with wonderful memories of a friend to most of us Mr. Marcus Hernandez who passed away, October 8, 2009. During his 38 years as a San Francisco Bay Area reporter and columnist Marcus became the eyes, ears and recorder of much this communities history. His passing is a tremendous loss to both the Leather and Gay and Lesbian community.

November 21, 2009, San Francisco, “the city that he loved and that loved him” will be celebrating his life. Many across the country will not be able to attend this event. But there may still be a way to honor his contributions and legacy that he leaves behind. I am asking our community, to honor his memory by declaring Saturday, November 21, 2009, a Day of Leather Celebration. Where we may be wear your finest leathers or Levis, and do something special to celebrate the life of Marcus Hernandez.. Have an “adult beverage” , a “vitamin “V”, (one of Marcus’ favorite pastimes) share memories, swap stories, pictures, your thoughts and feelings. Perhaps host an event where all this can happen. Continue reading »