Tom Wray

Daddy G wins Mr. Chicago Leather 2017

CHICAGO — Gerald Cernak, aka Daddy G, won the Mr. Chicago Leather 2017 title on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Leather Archives & Museum. Daddy G was one of two contestants in this year’s contest, well down from past years. IML 2003 John Pendal came back for his 14th run as contest emcee. The contest…

Illinois comes out to march for women

CHICAGO — While Chicago had the largest in the state, and one of the largest in the country, sister marches to the Women’s March on Washington took place across Illinois, including traditionally conservative cities. The Chicago Tribune reported that about 250,000 people flooded into downtown to participate in the march. Organizers originally expected 40,000 when…

Pup Vegas wins Imperial Windy City Court Puppy 2017

CHICAGO — Pup Vegas won the first Imperial Windy City Court Puppy contest on Saturday, July 30, at Chicago’s Jackhammer bar. This was the first year for the contest. The previous titleholder, Pup Vino, was appointed to the title and later went on to win Mr. Midwest Leather 2016. Vegas will go on to the…

Chicago leather community raises more than $3K for Pulse

CHICAGO — The Chicago leather community came together on Saturday, June 18, to raise $3,625 at Touche for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando the week before. Mr. Chicago Leather 2015 Luis Tipantasig organized the fundraiser the day after the massacre and recruited titleholders and organizations in Chicago and across the region to…

Activist Buck Angel tours Chicago

Buck Angel

CHICAGO — Transgender activist and adult performer Buck Angel will be returning to Chicago with three different events across the city. His appearances start on Monday, June 20, at Early to Bed in Andersonville. From the event page: Buck Angel is an award winning filmmaker and groundbreaking pornographer. He pioneered as the first transsexual man…