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Leather Pride Amsterdam 2016

My name is Frank van Schie. I am 56 years old and I was chosen to represent Amsterdam as Mr. Leather Amsterdam 2015. I am a Proud Man!

It’s a privilege to welcome you in Amsterdam which is celebrating its 19th edition of Leather Pride. (Since 1996) This year was filled with many ups and downs and of emotions. We welcomed Gay Care Amsterdam, a Home Health Care Service for the LGBT community and said goodbye to the Argos bar, the oldest Leather bar of Europe, which closed its doors on January the 2nd of 2015. Its history dates all the way back to the nineteen fifties.  A part of history for the leather-scene is gone for good but not in our minds and hearts. But in addition, many things happened inside- and outside the borders of the Netherlands. We all know that!

Socialize with friends and other wonderful individuals and talk about our lives and experiences. At the moment I am attempting to initiate some nice gatherings, but with good music and in a nice atmosphere, where the social aspect of meeting has priority. Meeting without telephones but having interest in each other as men, not on the telephone.

Frank, Mr. Leather Amsterdam 2015