Category: Chicagoland

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

Inaugural Mr. Illinois Bear contest on April 15

Mr. Illinois Bear

CHICAGO — After years without a local bear contest, the first Mr. Illinois Bear and Illinois Bear Cub contests will be at Jackhammer on April 15. Contest organizer Scott Turner, himself a former International Bear, said he started organizing the contest because there was no state or local bear contest anymore. The contest will also…

Words that Bind: An Erotic Literary Event at LA&M

CHICAGO – Join us for a panel reading and discussion of erotic works by six poets, fiction writers, playwrights, graphic novelists and more, exploring the intersection of sexual desire and literature representing the LGBTQQIAA spectrum. Panelists include: Dale Lazarov; Nikki Patin; Philip Dawkins; and others. (See bios below.) A Q and A follows the event, with a…

Illinois Leather Family 2016 chosen in Chicago

Illinois Leather Family

CHICAGO — The new Illinois Leather Family was chosen at the Leather Archives & Museum in Chicago on March 19. It was the first contest under the newly formed Illinois Leather Alliance. The new titleholders are: IL Puppy – Pup Scout IL Trainer – Sir Krystoff IL Ms Leather Pride – Sarah Sloane IL Leather Sir…