AKA Pup Riot
Judge of QPHC 2019
Finding puppy play in 2002, Riot worked behind the scenes in the leather and kink community in Sydney for many years.
Riot was first runner up and received the encouragement award at the Sydney Mr Leather competition in 2009. In 2011, Riot moved to Brisbane to be with his partner and owner Master Pierre Brand. Together they brought the pup scene to Queensland, mainly through pup’s antics at Boot Co’s monthly pub nights, and slowly introducing members of Boot Co and the boarder community to puppy play.
Later, Riot won the Boot Co best leather boy in 2013. Riot used the 2013 leather boy platform to promote the pup scene in Brisbane, holding early stage community workshops and pup events with Boot Co and Number 29. Later that year, Riot started a national group called the Australian Masters and Dogs Association that gained informal membership across three Australian states, and support from international associates. Later the AMDA was closed and rolled over to the popular PAH format that came from the States model. Riot has, therefore, been promoting and supporting the pup community constantly for 17 years.
More recently, Riot has done this from an off-scene position as he took time away to study for a PhD, which is to be completed later this year. Riot lectures into Natural Resource Management and Community Engagement in the Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning Undergraduate and Masters degrees at Griffith University. Riot’s research centres on the environmental injustices of resource extraction close to rural communities.