True Love Block Party with Howard Brown

CHICAGO — On Friday, July 21, Howard Brown Health will unveil TRUE LOVE, an interactive art installation by artist Bob Faust at a community open house for its Rogers Park clinic. Open and offering full-spectrum healthcare services since December 2015, Howard Brown Health Clark welcomes the community to an open house that will include refreshments…

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…

Rubber Care 101

Since there were so many new guys at Rubber Recruit the other night and quite a few of them bought surf suits and other gear from Full Kit, I thought a little rubber care 101 might be appropriate for the day after. If one of your friends bought some gear last night (specifically the guys…

Fetlife group mentioned in UofI abduction case

CHAMPAIGN — Fetlife, the popular fetish social media site, was mentioned in mainstream reporting of an abduction case at the University of Illinois at Champaign. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Monday reported that suspect Brendt Christensen was a member of the Abduction 101 group on Fet. From the Post-Dispatch: According to authorities, a website that hosted…

Hitchin’ Bitches July – Basics & Brush-ups

CHICAGO — We’re back, bitches, and we’re excited to start tying again! After a couple months off, we’re back for July and we’re giving everyone the chance to start off again with the basics – single & double-column ties, hitches, tension, and easy-to-rig stuff! No matter what “basic” means to you, come on out –…

Gay publication barred from DOJ Pride event

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A reporter from the Washington Blade, the capital’s gay newspaper, was barred from a Pride event at the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday, the newspaper reported. During remarks by Assistant Attorney General for National Security Dana Boente, a Justice Department approached reporter Chris Johnson and told him that the event was closed to…

Lakeview Munch – July 5

CHICAGO — Come join us at one of the longest running munches in Chicago! Hang out with old friends, meet some new ones and enjoy some great food! The Lakeview Munch is located on Sheffield, just a couple blocks South of Belmont, at Matilda bar/restaurant and starts at 7:30pm. Street parking is available, there is…

Materialkink Opening Reception at LA&M, June 30

CHICAGO — The Leather Archives & Museum Guest Artist Gallery presents MATERIALKINK, a group exhibition of contemporary art examining the intersection between materiality and alternative sexualities. MATERIALKINK features works by Michael Blake (Brooklyn), Chloe Cooper (Portland, OR), Luis Mejico (Chicago), James Murray (Chicago), David Nasca (Chicago), Betsy Odom (Chicago), Heather Raquel / Ms. Philadelphia Leather…