Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Steven from Scotland. He's even hotter with less rubber on, if that's even possible.

Thoughts from Alex Rubbaman, Sly Hand's partner

It is with immense sadness that I have to tell you that our amazing, talented, kind, inspirational Si Hands died yesterday, 19 June, aged 33.

I, his family, and friends are distraught that we have lost such a shining star.

I know I am a better person for having had Si in my life and I am sure others feel the same. His huge sense of adventure, awe at the world around us, a desire to see people and places, and a genuinely caring attitude will stand out amongst many other inspiring qualities. From youth work, to being a role model at summer camp, to building a vibrant community Si always tried to make a difference to the world he lived in. We are so proud of him.

Si and I were about to embark on a new chapter in our lives, buy a flat, build a home and plan a whole raft of new adventures. My heart is broken at the thought of not having him next to me to share the rest my life with. I will miss every single thing about him.

He will live on in our hearts and in our memories. Please keep his friends and family in your thoughts.

As we make plans over the next few weeks I will keep you posted about arrangements, including the funeral.

I am so sorry for having to do this through Facebook but he knew so many people in so many countries I couldn't possible contact everyone directly. I hope you understand.

Let us remember him as the fun loving, care free, joyous person he was and live a little more like that.



Thoughts from Preston So, current MIR20

It is with the utmost grief and shock that I share the sad news of the passing of our dear friend Sly Hands, Mr. International Rubber 15 (#MIR15, 2012) and founder of the Manchester Rubber Weekend and the Manchester Rubbermen. He was 33. My heart aches for his partner Alex, his family and friends, and the entire Mancunian and British rubber community.

Sly was one of the most exuberant exponents of the rubber community, both at home in Manchester and worldwide. He worked tirelessly and generously to welcome and mentor new people in our community and to represent our fetish to the world.

He donated countless hours of his time for missions as large as one of the best-known gay fetish events in the world and as small as taking professional photos for those without the resources to afford them.

When we judged Mr. Rubber Spain together, he argued passionately for allowing candidates to have interpreters. He felt strongly from his position of privilege that enforcing English-speaking skills in any contest was exclusionary. He embodied the spirit of #rubberizetheworld. That's the kind of man Sly was.

Soon after I won Mr. International Rubber 20, I asked him for advice from one MIR to another. His response guides me to this day and will always stay with me well after I step down.

"Stay humble. I always told people that I wasn't any better or more worthy than anyone doing their bit."

Thank you, Sly. You've done more than your bit by empowering us to do ours. And you will be with us forever. XX

#MIR20 #MIRXX #MIR2017


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RIP Sly Hands 1983-2017

The global rubber community is deeply saddened by the loss of MIR15 and shining community advocate, Sly Hands. Taken too soon, he will be deeply missed.
Vancouver Rubbermen (@vanrubbermen): Our condolences, thoughts & hugs to our Manchester brothers, Sly's friends & family. He made our lives & community better. He will be missed.
Sly: I'm glad I got to see you and talk to you only a few months ago in Manchester. The last we got to discuss was plans for IDOL Day last week. I am completely shocked by this news this morning. I hope all rubbermen the world over will embrace your legacy and push to expand our love of rubber even further! All my love to Alex, the core Manchester Rubbermen crew and all of Sly's friends in the UK.

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Monday, June 19, 2017


LondonRopeTop: "There were a lot of 'oh fucks' coming out of him during the afternoon".

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