Category: Chicagoland

News and events from the Chicago metropolitan area and the North Shore.

For Your Eyes Only: Fine Art Erotica

Erotica

CHICAGO — Sidetracked Studio is proud to present our second annual fine art exhibition of erotica called “For Your Eyes Only.” Last year Lauren Levato Coyne and Rory Coyne were the only artists to make erotic work. “This year we wanted to broaden the show by inviting many other artists from around the country, some…

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…

BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret

BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret

CHICAGO — Pride Films and Plays will complete its fun summer in Mary’s Attic with the world premiere of BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret, PFP Artistic Associate Derek Van Barham’s immersive, pop-rock ode to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As Puck and the other fairies at Mary’s prepare for a celebration, their world is rocked by…

LA&M celebrates 25 years of leather history

LA&M, Leather Archives & Museum

CHICAGO — Nestled amid a residential/business corridor of Rogers Park in Chicago, the Leather Archives & Museum–an arguably unique, off-the-beaten-path museum–is preparing to celebrate its work of preserving leather/fetish/BDSM/kink history this fall, when the museum will host its 25th Anniversary Weekend, September 16th to 18th. Plans for the museum’s 25th Anniversary Weekend include numerous receptions, educational programming,…

Illinois wins big at IML

CHICAGO — History was made this past Sunday when two Chicagoans reached the International Mr. Leather podium. It is the first time in IML’s 38-year history that any resident of the contest’s home city has reached the podium. Mr. Chicago Leather 2016 Todd Harris was named first runner-up and Mr. Midwest Leather 2016 Adam “Vino”…

Equality Illinois commends Chicago leaders for acting against discrimination

Equality Illinois

CHICAGO — A Chicago ordinance designed to protect the dignity and health of transgender and gender non-conforming people will be a clear rebuke to the actions in North Carolina and other states that want to turn back the clock. The ordinance was introduced today by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council’s LGBT caucus at the recommendation…