Category: Chicagoland

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

Touché celebrates 40 years

CHICAGO — Chicago’s oldest leather bar Touché is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this week. The bar kicked off the celebrations on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the bar itself. The bar had drink prices from 1977, a performance from Sharon McKnight, a buffet and birthday cake. The celebration will continue through the weekend. *Thurs. Nov. 2-…

ABW presents $900 to local charity

CHICAGO — The producers of American Brotherhood Weekend are pleased to present a check for $900 to Heartland Alliance on October 12, 2017 in Chicago.CHICAGO — The producers of American Brotherhood Weekend are pleased to present a check for $900 to Heartland Alliance on October 12, 2017 in Chicago. During the contest weekend Two fundraising…

Executive director search committee updates LA&M membership on progress

CHICAGO — The Leather Archives and Museum (LA&M) Executive Director Search Committee reports the process for naming the next Executive Director is progressing as planned. In June 2017, following 15 years as LA&M Executive Director, Rick Storer pursued new opportunities with another Chicago non-profit organization. “The Board has been quick to develop and implement a comprehensive…

American Brotherhood Weekend this weekend

CHICAGO — Our 28th year promises to have yet another reason to visit Chicago in October. another family reunion that you have all come to love. Stay tuned as more will follow. Event Schedule at a Glance (Subject to change) Friday 10/6 5:00-10:00 pm Registration for participants at Touché: Join us for a pre event…

#HireTrans Chicago campaign launches

CHICAGO — A new Chicago-based campaign, #HireTrans, is launching this week in advance of an LGBTQ job fairSept. 29. Windy City Times, Chicago’s LGBTQ newspaper since 1985, created the #HireTrans campaign to push for more opportunities for transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals, who face high obstacles for consistent employment and advancement opportunities on the…

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

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…