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The Laird invites you to AWOL 2018 – A Week of Leather and Fetish, undoubtedly Australia’s premier series of geared-up and stripped-down events for same-sex attracted CIS and Trans males.


Way back in 2008, Paul and Richard from Mannhaus encouraged us start up the Laird Leatherman Competition, which had so many contestants it had to be run over 3 nights with two heats and a grand final!


Of course we needed a party to help celebrate each new Laird Leatherman, which lead to the birth of Code Black which is now a sell-out event held on the second Saturday of February and August each year.


Gradually more events were added, starting with Laurie Lane’s Get Knotted (Wednesday) and High Shine (Thursday). From here there it was only logical to turn things into a week-long celebration, and after cementing the Jock Party as the official opening event, the rest fell into place, leading to AWOL as we know it today - a true week of leather and fetish.


Both Laird Leatherman and Code Black are still proudly co-produced by Mannhaus and The Laird.


We’d also like to shout out to our annual sponsors and supporters Down An’ Dirty, Hide & Seek / JOY 94.9, Eagle Leather, Piercing HQ, DEANation and Matrix Arts.


AWOL would not be possible without the year-round support of our family of Laird Leathermen, Boot Blacks, Ropers, Buzz Cutters and all the kinksters who make The Laird a haven for guys into gear at our regular weekly Spit and Polish and monthly VICE events…


For AWOL enquiries including sponsorship, media or volunteering, please email us at awol@lairdhotel.com


Cheers, Brett and Mark

The Laird


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