Gerry created the Adelaide Leather & Fetish committee which has been influential all over the country. He has helped bring the fetish community into prominence all over the country.
He has been an incredibly important figure in the Adelaide and Australian leather and fetish community. He almost single handedly revitalised the Adelaide community and has helped bring the Australian community together after winning Mr Adelaide Leather and the Australian Leatherman title.
The kink community and the queer community face similar levels of rejection and misunderstanding. The mutual desires for inclusiveness and space for exploration are part of what contribute to the large overlap between kink and queer communities.
Greater awareness means greater acceptance.
Gerry has always been a community leader. First as Mr Bear SA 2014, then as Mr Adelaide Leather 2016 and then as Australian Leatherman 2017. He represented Australian at International Mr Leather in Chicago. He is the current president of the Adelaide Leather and Fetish committee. In 2018 he helped form a committee to bring all the fetish communities into one float at Mardi Gras.