Australian Leather Pride Flag [Edit]

The Australian Leather Pride Flag, a variant on the original design by Tony DeBlase, was created in September 1989 by Laurie Lane, four months after DeBlase presented his “proposed design idea” on May 28, 1989, at International Mr. Leather.

The Australian variant includes the black-blue-white stripes as the field, the red heart in the canton, and the Southern Cross stars in the fly – the Southern Cross features on Australia’s flag. The Australian Leather Pride Flag was designed and manufactured by Laurie Lane (Laurie Lane Enterprises Melbourne) and premiered at the 1991 Mr Drummer content in San Francisco by New Zealand-born Australian Clive Platman (Mr Australia Drummer and Mr. Drummer 1991).

Cover of Drummer, n.146 (1991), featuring Clive Platman with the Australian Leather Pride Flag. Courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.