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News from across Illinois

Onyx Club Night!

CHICAGO- Join the Men of Onyx for Club Night! Onyx Midwest will have their monthly club night at Touché in Chicago on Friday April 22nd. Onyx is an organization formed by Men of Color who enjoy the Leather lifestyle. This event is open to everyone in the community, and will be a great time to meet…

On LGBT Advocacy Day, Citizens Urge Support for Transgender Illinoisans and State-Funded Services

SPRINGFIELD — Equality Illinois, partner organizations, and citizens from across the state are in the state Capitol Wednesday for meetings with the state’s leaders on LGBT Advocacy Day and calling on officials to advance a lived equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Illinoisans and their families. The focus of this year’s advocacy day is to…

RAD Remedy’s 2nd Birthday Party

CHICAGO — After a long week (and perhaps a day of tax prep), come re-live your childhood at Remedyland – a carnival of the games you grew up with – Hungry Hungry Hippos, Chutes and Ladders, and Don’t Break the Ice just to name a few. We’ll also have a silent auction filled with heaps…

Touché to host Bear All, April 23

Bear All

CHICAGO — Touche will host a list of bear musicians with their Bear All event on April 23 in Chicago. Comedian Bryan Dowling will be the host with The Pleasure Centers, Mister E Machine, Ben Walter, and Scott Free performing. The show starts at 10 pm at 6412 N. Clark in Chicago. The performers are:…

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…

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…