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Judges 2023

Robert Chandler
I am pleased and honored to have been asked to represent  Connecticut Leather once again this year as the Master of Ceremonies.  I mostly enjoy getting out and seeing so many wonderful leather men and women in our community. This year like many others has been pretty busy for me, To the contestants this year, I wish them all the very best of luck! It takes a tremendous set of @#* to stand up and represent not only yourself, but the community. 


SUSAN WEINSTEIN    Photo credit - Daddy Corey
Susan is a leather woman, proudly hailing from NYC. She's been a nationally certified interpreter for over 30 years. In 2002, she was asked to interpret at NY's Leather Pride Night which led to interpreting at the Mr. Eagle NYC contest and that led to interpreting leather contests and kink events all along the Northeast (Atlantic States Leather, Mr. & Ms. NJ Leather, Northeast Leather Weekend, to name a few) , as well as 12 Days in Baltimore. She's Mama's Magic Fingers in Mama's Family and Saint Fast Fingers according to the Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. She speaks eloquently with her hands providing invaluable service for deaf and hard of hearing contest-goers and contestants. She is happy  to be back interpreting at Mr. Connecticut Leather. 

Click her Photo credit - Daddy Coreye 
Michael Mayer, aka boy Michael, is a member of Mama’s Family since January 2011 when he was pinned Mama’s Devil Pup.  Michael has been an active member of the Bear and Leather communities for many years and is blessed by the brotherhood and friendship these communities provide.  Michael is a Client Service Manager for a financial firm in Baltimore Maryland.  Additionally, Michael is the chairperson for the firm’s LGBT Employee Resource Group, designed to heighten LGBT awareness in a conservative environment, engage allies towards a more diverse and inclusive work environment and empower LGBT employees in their personal and career goals. Michael has spent much time in corporate networking to empower LGBT professionals, raising awareness and support for the transgender community and seeking community outreach opportunities in the Baltimore area, focusing primarily on health awareness and HIV/AIDS prevention and cure.  Michael couldn’t be happier to be back in Connecticut, his second home, as Tally master for the Mr Connecticut Leather Contest! Heart felt congratulations to the Connecticut Leather family. He also gives best wishes to this year’s Mr. Connecticut Leather contestants! Have fun and please stay true to yourselves.  Follow the path your heart and soul lead you on!   As a supporter of all the local groups and their endeavors I look forward to the fun and excitement of this event. 

Michael Mayer
Mark Hicks-Richards was Mr. Connecticut Bear 2017, Mr. Connecticut Leather 2020, and 2021. He is an active member of The Imperial Sovereign Court of all Connecticut, Northeast Ursamen, and FLAG. Mark proudly represented Connecticut Leather at the Mid Atlantic Leather contest in 2020.The pandemic did not stop his desire to work with and support his local community and held virtual events, bringing together community, local and beyond. Mark worked raising funds for the Leather Heart Foundation, the Trevor project, and the Carter Johnson Leather Library.​

Mr. Ct. Leather 
2020 & 2021

In 1997 Diva Corvette won her first title"Entertainer of the Year " for the state of Connecticut.In 2002 was elected as the first Empress to reign in Massachusetts. In 2004 won the "Miss HIV Prevention" pageant. In 2010 served as president of the board for the Imperial Court of Massachusetts. n 2011 won her first leather title and reigned as "MS FLAG”. In 2012 won the "Rene Beaudoin Memorial Glove Award" for her volunteer service in the New England kink community. In 2015 served on the board of directors for the Bay State Marauders. In 2017 pinned into Mamas Family. In 2019 won the "Miss GNI Lace" pageant to represent Gay Naturists International 
Diva Corvette is honored to support Mr Connecticut Leather and wishes all the contestants good luck


AJ Eckert, DO, is Connecticut's first out nonbinary trans doctor and serves as the Medical Director of our Gender & Life-Affirming Medicine (GLAM) Program. Dr. Eckert has over 15 years' experience in LGBTQ health care, with 8 years as a provider of primary care and gender-affirming services. After Dr. Eckert completed their education at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at NEOMEN/Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Program, they decided to specialize in LGBTQ health. Dr. Eckert is board certified in Family Medicine. He is an assistant clinical professor of family medicine at Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. Outside of their clinical work with patients, Dr. Eckert is active in education and advocacy. In 2021, Science-Based Medicine published four of Dr. Eckert's articles, and the Journal of Medical Ethics asked him to be a reviewer. The upcoming 2nd edition of The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals features a quote from Dr. Eckert. They were on the 2021 Abstract Review Committee for the United States Professional Association for Transgender Health, or USPATH. Dr. Eckert's expertise in his field has led him to be quoted in The Washington Post and The New York Times, among others. Additionally, they have piloted a 4th-year medical student rotation at Anchor Health. Through TikTok and YouTube, Dr. Eckert makes information about gender-affirming care accessible to trans people everywhere.Dr. Eckert is bilingual in English and Czech. He is a classically trained pianist but mostly plays Elton John and Queen now. They are a horror movie buff. His favorites are Halloween (1978), Phantasm, and queer horror musicals like Phantom of the Paradise. You can usually find Dr. Eckert hiking with his dog/Anchor Health's mascot Lupik in their spare time!​

Pronouns: She/Her/They/Them Some call me: " Zaddy G" or Jersey 
 I was born and raised, in the Garden State, currently residing in Asbury Park. I'd been a peripheral supporter of the NJ Leather community since 2000, diving in from the sidelines and becoming more active in both the leather and kink communities in 2017. I am a founding member of the Vixxens Leather Club, which was established in July of 2021. I identify as a dominant leather woman that flags red, hunter green, hounds tooth, and various others on the left. Kinks I enjoy include impact play, bondage, temperature and sensory play. In addition to my career in Public Safety, serving and protecting my family and community is my passion, and feeds my soul. Every human should feel safe, and supported. When I am not volunteering or participating in fundraisers and leather events throughout the Mid-Atlantic, I enjoy fishing, boating, carpentry, poetry and the company of others. 

​Roberto is from Spain and moved to Boston in 2016 with his husband Carlos, where they both found a welcoming home in the New England leather community. Roberto works in healthcare and remotely manages the construction of hospitals in Colombia, but in his free time he enjoys organizing events that showcase the diversity of the Kink Community. The first event Roberto organized as a titleholder was a jocktion benefiting AIDS Care Ocean State in RI, followed by a leather-rubber exchange event with Sharp, Mr. New England Rubber 2019. As a member of LML - Latin Men of Leather, Roberto co-hosted a bilingual Hispanic & Latin-X Kink virtual Celebration with Chara Confusion, Mr Puerto Rico Leather 2019. The event streamed various interviews and music videos that showcased a wide range of fetishes and interests of Latin-X kinksters across the US and Latin America, and ended with a Latin dance party brought by DJ Acid el Rojo.
Mr. New England Leather 2020/2021