48 year old entrepreneur Evert lives in the countryside with his husband, cat, dogs and donkeys. During his title year he has been inspiring people to wear more leather and been attracting young men into the leather community. Evert is making made a firm stance against intolerance towards gay people which seems to be increasing in The Netherlands. He feels that difficult discussions should not be avoided and that we should be intolerant of intolerance. But tolerance starts with visibility; it is very easy to be tolerant of something you do not see. For that reason leathermen have an important role to play as we are one of the most visible groups of the gay community.