#101 - January 1, 2016 - Hardy Haberman - Author, Filmmaker, Legend
Since the mid-70’s Hardy has been an active in the leather community as a gay activist, author & speaker on aspects of the SM/Leather scene. Professionally he is a filmmaker. His documentary on the leather lifestyle “LEATHER” has won numerous awards and appeared in festivals around the world, and his latest film, “Out of the Darkness, The Reality of SM” is currently being used by health care professionals around the world. His non-leather projects include the documentary “The Big Fair” a look inside the State Fair of Texas, which is currently in post-production.
Hardy is the Chairperson of Woodhull Freedom Foundation, working at the intersection of sexual rights issues because of the common core value of human rights.
The current recipient of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Leather Leadership Award, he was also awarded NLAI’s Man Of The Year award in 1999 and in 2007 he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Leather Association International. Since April, 1995, he and his boy Patrick have been living together in Dallas with their Feline Mistresses, Elvira and Samantha and newcomer Jack-The-Cat.
Links:
NLAI Lifetime Achievement Award: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/soc.subculture.bondage-bdsm/xl3tK6V8N5E
Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodhull_Sexual_Freedom_Alliance
Books:
The Family Jewels: A Guide to Male Genital Play and Torment, Greenery Press, 2001. HB ISBN 1890159344 (PB ISBN 1890159344)More Family Jewels: Further Explorations in Male Genitorture, Nazca Plains Corp, 2007. PB ISBN 1934625094Playing With Pain: Stories from My Life in Leather, Nazca Plains Corp, 2007. PB ISBN 1934625175Soul of a Second Skin: The Journey of a Gay Christian Leatherman, Nazca Plains Corp, 2007. PB ISBN 1934625388
Films:
Leather (1996), director and cinematographerOut of the Darkness: The Reality of SM (2001), directorThe Big Fair - Inside the Great State Fair of Texas (2001), director, ISBN 978-0-8026-0946-5


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