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Annual CPP Town Hall Meeting, Jan. 21

CHICAGO — The Chicago Puppy Patrol will be having their annual Town Hall meeting this Sunday, Jan. 21, at CellBlock in Chicago. From the Facebook event: Every year, Chicago Puppy Patrol hosts their annual Town Hall meeting at Cell Block in January. This business meetings gives the board a chance to discuss what CPP has…

Fetish Photos for Inclusivity, Jan. 20

CHICAGO — A fundraiser for inclusive organizations will be this weekend at Jackhammer in Chicago. From the Facebook event: Originally this was going to be a fundraiser for Bayard Matty and Midwest Drummer 2017 – Daddy B for their travel fund, with the events that transpired this week, I have decided to move in a different direction. All funds…

CU RACK January Munch on Jan. 16

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign/Urbana RACK (CU RACK) will have their January munch on Jan. 13 at the Denny’s in Champaign. This month’s discussion will be all about safewords, limits, and scene negotiation. A few people will be sharing their stories about how their consent was violated and what impacts it had on them. Others are free…

Equality Illinois PAC endorses Villivalam for 8th State Senate District

CHICAGO–The Equality Illinois PAC, the political arm of Equality Illinois, has endorsed Ram Villivalam for the Illinois State Senate 8th District Democratic primary. “Ram Villivalam will be a champion for all residents of the 8th district, including LGBTQ residents,” said John Litchfield, chair of the Equality Illinois PAC, in a statement released Tuesday. “Villivalam’s record…

GD2 to hold Newcomers’ Social on Jan. 13

Galleria Domain 2, GD2

CHICAGO — Galleria Domain 2, a Chicago kink playspace, will have their monthly Newcomer’s Social on Jan. 13. From GD2: As an open house, it’s an opportunity to see GD2 in the light of day in a no pressure, no play setting. At 4:15 there is an optional guided tour followed by a Q&A session, so come…

SCOTUS refuses to hear challenge to anti-LGBTQ law

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a Mississippi law that would let businesses and government workers refuse service to LGBTQ people if they had a religious objection. Bloomberg reported that the court turned away two appeals by state residents and organizations that contended the measure violates the Constitution. A federal appeals court…