For 15 years, the Atlanta Eagle sign has marked the bar's nondescript presence above its entrance on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Midtown, but heavy rain and winds on Wednesday broke the sign off its pole.
One fan of the gay leather, levi and bear bar, Katrina Nicole Presko, started a campaign to raise $2,000 to replace the signage. Robby Kelley told Presko via Facebook the sign cost $2,000 when it was purchased 15 years ago. So the amount of the fundraiser may change when a new sign is picked out.
From the gofundme.com page she started:
As they strutted and flexed in their finest leather gear and shared their darkest fantasies, the four men and one woman competing for Mr. and Ms. Atlanta Eagle on Saturday, April 13, were cheered on by hoots and hollers from more than 100 people watching the highlight event as part of Atlanta Leather Pride and the 26th anniversary of the Atlanta Eagle.
The annual Southeast Black and Blue weekend is a time for the gay men in the leather community to embrace and celebrate the kink, sex and fetish side of their community. And those competing for Southeast LeatherSIR, Southeast Leatherboy and Mr. Southeast Rubber did not disappoint with fantasy scenes that included BDSM and erotic consensual play.
Winners of the competition held Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Atlanta Eagle, were:
The Atlanta Eagle celebrated its 25th anniversary and Leather Pride weekend with the Mr. and Ms. Atlanta Eagle competition on April 14, 2012. Jeff Donaldson got the most woofs to take home the title and Brian Acker earning the first runner-up. Donaldson takes over the title from outgoing 2011 Mr. Atlanta Eagle Wayne Turpin.
For those who have thought about competing in a leather contest but just weren't sure you had what it takes, now you have the opportunity to learn the ropes with a workshop on Jan. 28 at the Atlanta Eagle.
"The Future Titleholders Workshop" will be from 5-7 p.m. with producers, titleholders and representatives on hand to answer questions. Winners of these competitions tend to go on and try to beat others out at the international level.
Participating contests and representatives attending the workshop are:
Alan Penrod, former Mr. Atlanta Eagle, and Pup Nitro return from San Francisco this week as International LeatherSIR and Leatherboy titleholders after sweeping the competition during the annual event July 28-30.
Representing the Southeast, LeatherSIR Alan and Leatherboy Pup Nitro (who was "collared" by Sir Alan after he moved to Atlanta about five years ago) beat out competitors from across the U.S. and Canada to take home the international titles.