Patrick Smith

Patrick SmithPatrick Smith is International Mr. Leather 2015, Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2015 and Eagle LA Mr. Leather 2015.

Active in politics, Patrick’s focus as International Mr. Leather is on international and domestic LGBT political activism. He has traveled to countries including Uganda and Ukraine to meet with prominent LGBT activists and learn more about how western society can make a difference. His writing on LGBT issues has been published by The Advocate, HIV Equal and Bear World Magazine. He also served as assistant to the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada.

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 fundraising for the Point Foundation, Sexual Minorities Uganda, and other charitable organizations in support of the global LGBT community.

Patrick lives in the historically significant Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, home of the Black Cat demonstrations of 1967, with his husband and love of his life, Michael. He currently works as Director of Business Development for Marvel Studios.