Category: Statewide

News that affects Illinois as a whole.

Action Camp 2k17

OTTAWA — For the last four years the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance has hosted a 4-day sleepaway Youth Leadership Action Camp for young people throughout the state to come together to discuss those issues most pertinent to them and learn from one another how best to advocate for change within their school and home communities.…

Mr. Midwest Rubber 2017 this weekend

CHICAGO — Who will be the next Mr. Midwest Rubber? The winner will go on to represent the Midwest at Mr. International Rubber in Chicago this fall! JUDGES: 1) Issa Arden 2) Gerald “Daddy G” Cernak, Mr. Chicago Leather 2017 3) Solomon Hursey 4) Preston “wexx” So, Mr. International Rubber 20 & Mr. New England…

New Illinois Bear titles awarded

CHICAGO — The Illinois Bear Contests selected their new titleholders this past Saturday at the Leather Archives & Museum. Cipactli Croc Onyx is Mr. Illinois Bear 2017, D.J. is Mr. Illinois Cub 2017, and Michael S. is Mr. Illinois Bear Hunter 2017. The contest was a weekend event with a meet and greet at Jackhammer on…

Mr. Illinois Bear Contest 2017, April 21

CHICAGO — It’s time for the Mr. Illinois Bear Contest! Deadline to compete is April 14th. Email the application to emperor@windycityempire.org. Titles Awarded: Mr. Illinois Bear Mr. Illinois Cub Mr. Illinois Bear Hunter Weekend Schedule: Meet and Greet: Friday April 21st Jackhammer @ 9pm Contest: Saturday April 22nd Leather Archives and Museum With After party…

EqualityCon 2017, May 6

SPRINGFIELD — Join the Equality Illinois Institute for EqualityCon 2017 on May 6 in Springfield. EqualityCon brings together Illinois’ LGBTQ community and allies, progressive advocates, civic leaders, and community groups to train and share insights on how to make Illinois and the nation more just and equal. FRIDAY, May 5 EqualityCon Reception: Club Station House…

Pro-LGBTQ candidates win in local elections

CHICAGO–The Equality Illinois PAC celebrates major pro-LGBTQ victories in Tuesday’s local and school board elections, including the election of pro-trans school board candidates in races contested by anti-equality opponents and the election of six LGBTQ-identified candidates in Berwyn. In Palatine-based High School District 211, incumbents Anna Klimkowicz and Robert LeFevre and challenger Edward Yung prevailed…

Kinky Events! March 27- April 2nd 2017

Here is a snapshot of events occurring within Illinois and the Greater Chicagoland Area this week! Monday, March 27 -Touché Chicago now has their club room open Monday Nights! Bar opens at 5pm. Rogers Park, 6412 N. Clark Street. Tuesday, March 28 -The Next Generation Chicago (TNGC) Munch is held every Tuesday, 7:30pm-9:30pm, Lazo’s Tacos in…

Pups take over Illinois Leather Alliance

CHICAGO — Illinois Leather Alliance Weekend was jam packed with interviews, classes and shenanigans. The contest weekend kicked off with the ILA Meet and Greet at Touché on Friday, March 17th. The Meet and Greet allows the contestants to introduce themselves to their audience and contest judges. This year, there were five contestants total: three Puppies, one Trainer,…