Hardy Haberman

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Leather Leadership Award      
NLA-I Lifetime Achievement Award
NLA-I Man of the Year Award 1999

Since the mid-70's, Hardy Haberman has been an active in the leather community and a member of many BDSM/Fetish organizations including Dallas Motorcycle Club, Leather Rose Society, NLA-Dallas, Discipline Corps and a founding member of Inquisition-Dallas. Considering himself a "Pain Technologist" he specializes in CBT and has an unusual fondness for clips clamps and clothespins, as well as more esoteric SM play.

Professionally he is a marketing specialist and filmmaker. His documentary on the leather lifestyle "LEATHER" has won numerous awards and appeared in festivals around the world, and his latest film, "Out of the Darkness, The Reality of SM" is currently being used by health care professionals around the world.  

Outside work, he is a gay activist, author & speaker on aspects of the SM/Leather scene. His books "The Family Jewels, A guide to male genital play and torment" published by Greenery Press and “More Family Jewels”, Playing With Pain” And “Soul of a Second Skin” published by Nazca Plains Publishing are available at bookstores everywhere.

He was awarded NLAI's Man of the Year award in 1999 and the NLA-I Lifetime Achievement award in 2007, and received the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Leather Leadership award.

Currently he serves as Board Chair for the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance, based in Washington DC.

Since April, 1995, he and his boy Patrick have been living together in Dallas with their Feline Mistress Elvira and troublemaker Jack-The-Cat.