Gay Atlanta celebrates life of Sir Alan Penrod

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Friends, leather enthusiasts and gay Atlanta family of Alan Penrod celebrated his life on Saturday during an emotional memorial service at the bar he called home – the Eagle. 

Penrod – a popular leather daddy, title-holder, and leather and BDSM event organizer – died on Jan. 14. A funeral was held Jan. 24 but it was on Saturday that friends paid tribute by dressing in leather vests with no shirts and recalling their fondest memories with Sir Alan.

Penrod was a fixture at the Midtown bar, winning the Mr. Atlanta Eagle contest in 2009 and helping stage the event in later years. He also hosted fetish nights there as well as Atlanta Leather Pride Weekend and Southeast Black & Blue Weekend. 

Those events will continue, his partner Nitro Hankinson pledged on Saturday. 

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