The cover of The Sydney Star (vol.1, no.20) announcing Patrick Brookes as the winner of the local Mr Leather contest. Pictured is Brookes accepting his award at Stranded, a popular gay haunt in Sydney. He went on to represent Australia in the 1980 International Mr Leather Contest and won.

The cover of The Sydney Star (vol.1, no.20) announcing Patrick Brookes as the winner of the local Mr Leather contest. Pictured is Brookes accepting his award at Stranded, a popular gay haunt in Sydney. He went on to represent Australia in the 1980 International Mr Leather Contest and won.

© Star Observer 2022 | For the latest in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTIQ) news in Australia, be sure to visit starobserver.com.au daily. You can also read our latest magazines or Join us on our Facebook page and Twitter feed.