The new Gulf Coast Leather Sir 2013 is…

Jason Kloss!

Yep, this Leather Sir/boy/community bootblack competition was held at the Dallas Eagle over the weekend. Kloss took the title from current holder and Dallas leatherman Jack Duke, who also served as one of the judges.

In the leather world, Gulf Coast Leather Sir is a regional feeder competition to the International Leather Sir, held every summer. It’s an interesting competition because, unlike IML which isĀ always in Chicago, ILS relocates every year to a different city. And when Kloss competes next August, he’ll have to go all the way to… Dallas, Texas. Yep, the 2013 International Leather Sir comes to Big D! And Duke is also the reigning International Leather Sir 2012, which puts Kloss in line to succeed him … if he wins, of course. Let’s hear it for hometown advantage!

If Kloss’ name looks at all familiar to you, it might be because just a month ago, we profiled Kloss as one of the out gay residents of the Disney Streets in North Dallas.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones