The host hotel for 2003 was the Redick Plaza in downtown Omaha and the women’s leather community rolled into town to celebrate from July 26-28. Judges were Philip Deitch, Shann Carr, Leigha Fleming (deceased), Kate Chapman, Sarah Humble, Miss Julia, and Joi Parker.  Returning for a fifth year, the Tallymasters were Ryan Goldner and Scott Reikofski and Judge’s Escort was chuck “FATboy” bracket! Connie Cox and Glenda Rider returned as MC’s and the theme for 2003 was “Back to Basics”.

There were 5 IMsL contestants and 4 IMsBB (with one returning) contestants in 2003:

  • Ruby, Tri-State Leather
  • Jennifer Morgan, Philadephia, PA
  • Jae Januze, Denver, CO
  • Flower
  • Tammie Nelson, Greenwood, Ind
  • Katie Whelp, Philadephia, PA
  • slaveboi eddie, Los Angeles, CA (2nd time)
  • boi joe (aka Kathryn Hunter), Toronto, Ontario, CAN
  • ember, Dallas, TX

The basket auction raised $1900 for the IMsL Travel fund and $2200 for the IMsBB Travel fund. The contest was held at Club Joy. According to Steve Lenius article in Leather, the new titleholders were: IMsBB 2003 is slaveboi eddie, with runner-up honors going to Katie Whelp. IMsL 2003 is Tammie Nelson, with Ruby as first runner-up and Jennifer Morgan as second runner-up.

We need class pictures or any other items from the 2003 contest.  We are looking for pictures or videos from those days and especially the contest.  If you have any of these, please send them to imslhistory@gmail.com.  Do you know where these women are or have a way to contact them?  We are inviting them all to join us for the IMsL 30th year, April 14-17, 2016 for our Class Reunion!  Check out the rest of program and more about 2003!

IMsL – Tammie

2003tammienelson2003 – Sponsored by: Kendra McClain/Great Lakes Leather Alliance
Why do you want to be IMsL?
The international recognition and reputation of the title would aide in many of my on-going projects and ideas. Becoming IMsL 2003 would be a great benefit to my dreams of bringing fundraisers to a larger, more productive scale, thus allowing the beneficiaries to benefit much more greatly. It would also bring me closer to fulfilling my goal of ‘building bridges’, between each of the sub-communities, which fall under the Leather title. (G.L.B.T.H.).

2003 Program Book

(Mobile version available here)