Manuel "Howie" Ramirez
Mr. LA Leather Bear 2010
Manuel "Howie" Ramirez is a First generation Mexican American.
"I realized I was gay at the age of 8. I was attracted to music, early on, as I sang in Jr. High."
Manuel moved to Los Angeles in 1990, and was exposed to leather via Club Fuck.
"I was fortunate enough to find my way to Silverlake and to land my present job position in Hollywood. I love L.A.! It is the creative outlet I call home."
Howie served the LABB Board as Vice President from 2011 and took over as President when the current one moved out of town. He served as President for the reminder of his 2011 to 2012 term.