Category: Chicagoland

News and events from the Chicago metropolitan area and edge cities like Joliet, Naperville, and Waukegan.

Fall club rush in Chicago

CHICAGO — The leather and fetish clubs of Chicago held their annual fall club rush this past weekend at Touche in the city’s Rogers Park neighborhood. Representatives from ONYX/Midwest, Chicago Puppy Patrol, Chicago Leather Club, Trident Windy City, Windy City boys Troop and BLUF Chicago were all present.   by

Meet Your Match at LRA, Oct. 6

LRA-Chicago

CHICAGO — This is a wonderful D/s, M/s Roles Mixer! Tired of explaining to a kinkster WHY you want to control people? Or to give up control beyond a play session? Looking for a dating event geared towards power play people like you? Are you a single Dominant or submissive looking to plug into power…

Chicago Rope October Event – TK Lab, Oct. 8

Chicago Rope

CHICAGO — This month, Chicago Rope goes back to basics with an entire event devoted to helping you improve your TK (aka gote shibari or box tie). And for brand new beginners, we’ll be kicking off another iteration of our Fundamentals of Japanese Rope Bondage series. If you’ve been wanting to learn rope, this is your chance…

TNGC Presents: Practical D/s Dynamics, Sept. 17

CHICAGO — Dominance/submission and Master/slave are core elements of the kink culture. Monkey has been involved in M/s relationships for the majority of his kink life. The fantasies of this lifestyle are often as unrealistic as they are powerful. However, the reality can be much more rewarding. In this class, we’ll explore the drive that…

TPAN awarded grant for mental health, substance abuse

CHICAGO — Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) has been awarded a five-year, $2,500,000 grant from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) to address substance use and mental health among young Chicagoans affected by HIV. Beginning in October of 2017, TPAN’s new program, EPIC (Empowering Positive Innovative Change), will provide group intervention for Chicago’s…

Fall Club Rush in Chicago

CHICAGO — Looking to give back to the community? Interested in a exploring your fetishes? Now that you are spending less time on the beach or in the park, you might be looking for something else to get into. Our busy fall continues this Friday with our annual FALL CLUB RUSH PARTY. Over our 40…

Sex and relationships educator event in Chicago

CHICAGO – The first event focused on crowd-sourced training and networking for emerging sexuality and relationship educators in the city has been announced! Calling all emerging educators in the Chicago area! This November 11, the first Sexuality and Relationships Educator Skill Share will launch a with a one-day event to help connect, nurture, and empower…

Fahrenheit Chicago–Pride South on the Lake to honor health advocates

CHICAGO–Two public health advocates who work to improve the lives of LGBTQ Illinoisans will be honored Sunday at Fahrenheit Chicago–Pride South on the Lake, an end-of-summer, daylong beach party that will feature entertainment, games, civic engagement, and health outreach. The two honorees are Anne Carmack of the CORE Foundation and Serette King of Howard Brown…