Jeff Henness

This Magical Journey We Call Leather

Living life and taking on those who seek to understand how we got here and where we might be going on this magical journey we call Leather.

Daddy Jeff can best be described as a survivor. Starting in 1981, he has survived producing way too many fundraisers and contests, serving on numerous boards and committees, being a neighborhood activist, a historian, managing a large nightclub, owning a leather shop, holding two leather titles and living with HIV. He has survived and thrived with the help of his partner of 21 years, Dan “Puppy” Daniels.

Daddy Jeff is the Founder of Seattle Men in Leather (1989), Seattle’s largest men’s club, a manager of The Cuff Complex (now retired after 20 years) and Owner of Doghouse Leathers. Currently, he is the President of the Washington State Mr/Ms Leather Organization and the SML Membership Coordinator. Jeff was Seattle Leather Daddy 1998 and Seattle Leather Grand Dad 2012. He is a member of Mama’s family, Leather Archives and Museum (LA&M), and is the Patriarch of the Bear Clan.