Category: National

National news and events that affect Illinois.

Help protect our transgender community

CHICAGO — Many have asked how to help our trans friends during this time, so I have assembled a list of organizations that do trans-specific work, trying to focus on by and for the trans community orgs. SMALL ORGs *These orgs are typically small and receive very little funding (a lot of funding winds up…

Support the Leather Heart Foundation

ATLANTA — The Board of Directors, Officers and Staff of the Leather Heart Foundation would like to wish you and yours a happy and safe holiday weekend! There are several events, large and small, local, regional, national and international, going on in our community over this long weekend, and many of us have the opportunity…

IML Weekend raises $72,000 for the LA&M

LA&M, Leather Archives & Museum

CHICAGO — The Leather Archives & Museum announced today that International Mr. Leather and International Mr. Bootblack weekend raised $72,000 for the LA&M during the 2016 Memorial Day Weekend event.  In addition to donations from visitors to the IML Leather Market, funds were raised at a raffle of a portable sling from Fort Troff, a…

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,…

International Mr. Leather announces 2016 emcees

International Mr. Leather

CHICAGO — International Mr. Leather announced the emcees for the 2016 contest through their Facebook page today. The emcees will be Thib Guichard-Callin and Lenny Broberg. IML management said this in their announcement: Lenny Broberg, IML 1992 will be lending his smoky voice and infectious snark once again! Joining him this year will be French…

Silicon Valley welcomed the NCSF Coalition Partners

SAN JOSE – The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom’s annual Coalition Partner Meeting took place March 4-6, 2016, in San Jose, CA. For the first time, the annual meeting was made accessible by video conferencing for Coalition Partners and NCSF staff members, so they could actively participate in the meeting. “Opening up the NCSF annual…