Patrick Smith is International Mr. Leather 2015, Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2015 and Eagle LA Mr. Leather 2015.
Patrick first came to Los Angeles in 2011 from his hometown of Winnipeg, Canada, to pursue his MBA at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. There he served as the head of corporate relations for Out@Anderson, the LGBT student association. He is involved in fundrasiing for the Point Foundation, the national scholarship fund which empowers disadvataged LGBT students to acheive their full academic and leadership potential.
Active in Politics, Patrick's writing on LGBT issues has been published by The Advocate, HIV Equal and Bear World Magazine. He also served as assitant to the Cheif of Staff in Office of the Prime Minister of Canada.
As international Mr. Leather, Patrick's focus is on international and domestic LGBT political activism. He is commited to visiting not jut places with established LGBT represntation, but those parts of the world where our community is still on the fringes of society.
Patrick lives in the historically significant Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, home of the black Cat demoonstrations of 1967, with his huband and love of his life, Michael. He currently works as Senior manager of Business Development for Marvel Studios, where he takes inspiration from the many superheroes clad in their tight leather gear.