Thomas Smith's dedication, leadership and passion are shown in his thirty plus years of community engagement and achievements: as a club leader, titleholder, writer, and presenter. An author widely published in print and on-line, Thomas was honored as an award winning author in the International Book Awards in 2015, 2014, and 2013 and the 2014 and 2013 USA Best Book Awards. Thomas received the 2014 Leathertarian Lifetime Achievement Award for having long standing performance and good work in the leather and fetish community. Thomas was honored at the prestigious Palm Springs Pride Honors as 2014 Community Grand Marshal for his positive and lasting impact in the region. He was recognized with the President's Award from Pantheon of Leather in 2000 and the Southeast Regional Pantheon of Leather Award in 2011. Thomas was the inaugural recipient of the 2011 Connell-Stanley Award for Kentucky Leather Person of the Year. He was President of the Lexington Lyons Leather Club in Kentucky. He was Mr. Kentucky Leather 1997 and Mr. International Rubber 1999. He was Chair and Board member for the Leather Leadership Conference and received the Leadership In Action Award at LLC XX in 2016.
JOURNEY IN LEATHERby Thomas Smith
JOURNEY IN LEATHER by Thomas Smith has been honored as Award-Winning Finalist for the 2013 International Book Awards! JOURNEY IN LEATHER is a collection of provocative essays. It is a personal journey into the leather tribe. This book takes an unorthodox look at the leather community, traditions, history and leadership. Inside perspective and practical experience are delivered based on personal experience. This book is valuable as a historical document, as a glimpse at leather history, and as insight into its associated values and attitudes.
"My journey in leather is absolutely a path of discovery about myself and the others involved. A person's leather journey is rich in feelings and motivations, rich in shades and variations. A person's leather journey is experienced and practiced in different ways. Based on my leather experience, your actions, words, honor and generosity to others will define you far more than a title or awards ever can." - Thomas Smith
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