Skills & Education Presenter

Dr. Ralph Bruneau

Ralph Bruneau is International Mr. Leather 2017. Dr. Bruneau has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is a LMFT in Los Angeles working both within and outside the kink and fetish communities. As IML, he traveled over 118,000 miles as an ambassador to the leather community around the world, participating in 43 weekends of events out of 52 in his title year. He is on the Boards of the Los Angeles Gender Center, CLAW and is the President of Avatar LA. He has presented/taught at CLAW, IML, IMsL, ONYX Blackout, among others. He has written for, or been profiled in, Alphatribe, The Leather Journal, GayStarNews, Bound and Black, Box, Time Out, Advocate, Huffington Post, and most recently was one of 6 chosen for an eight-page feature in Playboy magazine (in collaboration with the Trevor Project) because of his work with #BornPerfect and activism in fighting Conversion Therapy. He was the Payasos Leatherman of the Year 2017, and was awarded the George Wong person of the Year 2018 by the LALC. His IML step-aside video was awarded the 2019 Best Musical Short by CineKink and is touring in festivals nationwide.