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Hardy Haberman

Since the mid-70′s, Hardy Haberman has been an active in the leather community as a gay activist, author & speaker on aspects of the SM/Leather scene.

He has authored several books including, Playing with the Family Jewels, Soul of a Second Skin, and Playing With Pain as well as contributing to the Dallas Voice newspaper and Leatherati. Professionally, Hardy is marketer and filmmaker; his documentary on the leather lifestyle, “LEATHER” appeared in festivals internationally, winning numerous awards, and his latest film, “Out of the Darkness, The Reality of SM” is currently being used by health care professionals around the world.

The current recipient of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Leather Leadership Award, he was awarded NLAI’s Man Of The Year award in 1999 and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Leather Association International in 2007. Hardy currently serves as Co-Chairperson of the board of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance in Washington, DC. Since April, 1995, he and his boy Patrick have been living together in Dallas with their Feline Mistress, Elvira.

Hardy Haberman will be presenting the following workshops at Sin 2018: