Keynote:  Patty IMSL 2014 

PattyPatty is a butch leatherdyke who has been involved in the Leather Community for over 15 years. Born and raised in upstate NY, Patty has been happily transplanted in Toronto for over a decade where she is a dual Canadian-US citizen and lives with her super hot wife. She is honoured to hold the titles of International Ms Leather 2014, Ms Leather Toronto 2014 and Ms Northbound Leather 2013.

Patty was on the boards of the So You Want to Be Kinky educational series and the International Ms Leather Foundation. She ran the Surge Event Series for leather/kinky women and trans people in Toronto and created the “Surge: Images of Power & Pleasure” calendar as fundraiser. She has presented workshops on mummification and spanking and has co-hosted experiential “novice nights”.  Patty also co-developed and presented a workshop on suicide/mental health first aid for the puppy and kink/leather communities.

As IMsL 2014, she traveled and connected with leather, bootblack, rubber, puppy, pony and kinky folks of all persuasions. She continues to work on behalf of Rainbow Railroad raising funds to help lgbt individuals find safe haven from state sanctioned violence, murder and persecution.

Patty was awarded the 2012 Heart of the Flag Federation Volunteer of the Year Award, the 2015 Heart of the Flag Federation Leather Pride Award, and two Pantheon of Leather Awards (Woman of the Year 2015, Community Choice Woman 2015).

Patty is a founding member of the Heart of the Flag Federation, an associate member of ONYX, member of the Vajra Leather Family, and is Mama’s Canadian Uncle Patty.