The first Pantheon of Leather was held at the Circus Disco in Hollywood, CA in January 1991. Since then, Pantheon has been held in Los Angeles, Orlando, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta and now Dallas—during ILSb-ICBB Labor Day Weekend. In that time almost 600 Awards have been presented.

Pantheon Award Selection Process


This is an explanation of how the recipients of the Pantheon of Leather Awards were determined; from when they were first nominated to the presentation of the Awards.


Open community nominations for Pantheon of Leather Awards are submitted electronically each Spring.


A Nominations Committee selects the current years finalists from the list of nearly 1,100 names submitted.


Nominee Finalists are notified and given an opportunity to supply a biography of 100 words or less in their own words for the Selection Panel to consider.


The Selection Panel, made up of individuals who received awards during the previous year, cast their votes in the Summer to determine that year’s award recipients.


Award Recipients are then announced in the September - October Issue of the Leather Journal and here on TheLeatherJournal.com


All Pantheon of Leather Community Service Awards including the Regional Awards and the Major Awards will be presented during Labor Day weekend in Dallas for ILSb-ICBB.