Since the mid-70’s Hardy has been an active in the leather community as a gay activist, author & speaker on aspects of the SM/Leather scene. Professionally he is a filmmaker. His documentary on the leather lifestyle “LEATHER” has won numerous awards and appeared in festivals around the world, and his latest film, “Out of the Darkness, The Reality of SM” is currently being used by health care professionals around the world. His non-leather projects include the documentary “The Big Fair” a look inside the State Fair of Texas, which is currently in post-production.
The current recipient of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Leather Leadership Award, he was also awarded NLAI’s Man Of The Year award in 1999 and in 2007 he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Leather Association International. Since April, 1995, he and his boy Patrick have been living together in Dallas with their Feline Mistresses, Elvira and Samantha and newcomer Jack-The-Cat.