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Pittsburghers Shine at Mid-Atlantic Leather

Contestants and winners at Mid-Atlantic Leather competition in Washington, DC. Photo by Jason Shavers.

Pittsburgh yet again showed up and showed out at this year’s Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather competition, held this past weekend in Washington DC. Congratulations to Josh Englert for placing as first runner-up.

Josh displayed cool confidence, stylish looks and won the crowd with a very entertaining response in the Q&A portion of the competition. Many members of the local leather group Barons of Steel were in the crowd, supporting Josh.

Also, the current reigning Mr. Pittsburgh Leather Fetish, David Spivey, ended his two-year run as Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather when he handed over the sash to the winner of this year’s competition, Duke. Next up for him is representing Pittsburgh at International Mr. Leather in Chicago on Memorial Day Weekend. QBurgh would like to send David wishes of good luck and another round of applause to Josh.

Photos by Jason Shavers
Jason Shavers
Jason Shavers is a born and raised Pittsburgh native. He is an actor that has worked extensively on stage and not so extensively on screen. Jason is also a self proclaimed expert on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Musical Theater and sitcoms that feature 4 women leads. Yeah, he’s gay AF. Follow him on Instagram. (He / Him / His)