Sydney Star Observer is looking for Patrick Brooks, the only Australian to ever win the International Mr Leather competition.

Brooks took out the IML title in 1980, the second year of the competition.

The 25 Year History of IML reports that in 1981 Patrick and his unnamed sponsor sought to establish a competition in Sydney called International Mr Leather. It is reported that Sydney Star Observer was instrumental in helping him see the bigger picture and the local contest did not proceed.

Now that Australia has re-entered the spirit of the competition and is staging an annual event to send a representative to Chicago each year, we are  keen to find out if Patrick is still alive or, if not, to acknowledge his contribution to the history of Australia’s leather community.

If you have details about Patrick’s whereabouts email [email protected] with Patrick Brooks in the subject line.

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