The Pocono Eagle
Join Us for a Naked Leather Adventure Like No Other!
Explore your kink in and out of leather. At GNI’s annual men’s naked camping event – our 33rd annual Gathering in August, you can not only enjoy the world’s largest all-male nude event, but also explore your inner kink through classes, parties, and contests through the Pocono Eagle.
— Kink classes sponsored by LeatherWerks
— Mr. GNI Leather contest
— Outdoor play spaces
Learn: In cooperation with Leatherwerks, GNI is pleased to provide a series of hands-on workshops. Bondage, flogging, and electricity, are among the kinks you can explore in an intimate setting.
Practice: Contests give you the opportunity to try out what you learned in class!
Party: GNI’s daily pre-dinner social hour is leather-themed on Thursday, hosted by our very own leather contestants, which will also feature our annual Mr. GNI Leather contest!
Watch or win: Of course, don’t forget the annual Mr. GNI Leather Contest! Watch some of GNI’s hottest men compete for the GNI Leather sash and vest, or enter yourself for the opportunity to win some great prizes! The winner is qualified to compete in the following year’s International Mr. Leather (IML) contest in Chicago.
Shop: Fort Lauderdale’s famous LeatherWerks opens its Northeastern Pennsylvania branch to meet all your leather/fetish needs and returns once again to The GNI Gathering’s 33rd Annual event. A sponsor of GNI.
Mr. GNI Leather
Leather has a long history at GNI. Mr. GNI Leather is a leather contest and title awarded annually at the Gay Naturist International (GNI) Gathering. The Mr. GNI Leather Contest has been a staple of the GNI Gathering experience for well over a 20+ years. In recent years titleholders have gone on to represent GNI at IML, International Mr. Leather.
Why Does a Nudist Compete in the Mr. GNI Leather Contest?
“Leather” is not just clothing but a state of mind. Naturism is not just the absence of clothing, it too is a state of mind.
Leather and naturism are similar in that both groups have thrown off the yoke of bondage to social convention and found a way to live life freely, boldly, proudly and honestly. Naturists and Leatherfolk all having chosen to “march to the beat of a different drummer…”, naturally, find each other. While not all naturists are comfortable in the Leatherman’s world and many Leathermen prefer to cover their bodies with Leather, it is natural that there should be a large number of men who choose to keep their feet firmly planted in both worlds.
2018 MR. GNI LEATHER CONTEST
POCONO EAGLE LEATHER DINNERThursday evening, August 23 from 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm
For all those with a 2018 Pocono Eagle pin are invited to attend. The dinner is sponsored by the Pocono Eagle in appreciation for the generous financial support of all those who have made the Pocono Eagle a reality at The Gathering. Funds from the 5 traveling Boots and Bourbon parties, as well as sales of the 2018 Pocono Eagle pins have been used to make this event possible.
This is not a GNI financed event. No RSVP. No signup.
Wear your 2018 Pocono Eagle pin for admission upon entry to the LEFT DINING HALL on Thursday evening, August 23 from 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm.
The Pocono Eagle wants to thank GNI and the community at The Gathering for welcoming them to Naked Camp. The Pocono Eagle realizes the leap of faith GNI and the naturist community took in opening their Gathering home to a larger leather family.
The naturist and leather communities have been on parallel paths for many years. We have all been seeking and expressing our freedom in crafting the identities’ of our lives, in our own ways, as architects of our individual, and our communities’ futures. So it is natural for us to finally join each other, as brothers with common interests, who seek freedom, friendship, and family, and who offer support for each other through open hearts, and an open home.
How the Pocono Eagle is Funded
Like all special interest groups at the GNI Gathering, funds are generated by the group and not from GNI. The Pocono Eagle is currently receiving funds from it’s members and friends via private contributions, it’s Boots and Bourbon Parties, and it’s gofundme page. The Pocono Eagle appreciates all the help and support it has been getting, every liitle bit helps!