Ralph Bruneau, Mr. GNI Leather, sponsored by Gay Naturists International, won the title of International Mr. Leather 2017 this past Sunday. International Mr. Leather is an annual competition and this year featured 63 contestants from 24 states as well as 10 other countries.
Mr. International Leather brings between 15 and 16,000 visitors to the city of Chicago and is estimated to generate as much as $16 million.
Mr. Bruneau holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, practices in Los Angeles and has been a strong force behind illegalizing gay conversion therapy in California and other states. Bruneau's speech centered on the continued fight to stop tactics to convert our youth.
First runner-up: Geoff Millard, Mr. San Francisco Leather 2017 (pictured right), Second runner-up: Joe King, Mr. Leather Europe (pictured left). International Mr. Bootblack 2017 - Ryan Carpenter Garner (pictured second from left)