Tag: Champaign

Champaign/Urbana hold second Pride parade

CHAMPAIGN – This was the second year that kink and leather people marched together in the CU Pride Parade. The community held their parade on Sept. 17. 

Seventeen people of varied genders, identities and orientations from CU RACK, The River City Bears and Mr. Central Illinois Bear marched the route on a sweltering day. The parade included close to 80 entries.

Champaign-Urbana Pride Parade and Fest, Sept. 16

CHAMPAIGN — The Up Center will hold its annual Pride parade on September 16th with Uniting Pride being this year’s theme. The parade will make a loop of downtown Champaign starting at 4 PM. Local kink club Champaign-Urbana R.A.C.K. will be joined by Peoria’s River City Bears in the march this year. All are welcome…

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…

Kinksters march at Champaign Pride

CHAMPAIGN — For the Third Annual Champaign-Urbana Pride Parade held on Sept. 10, ten individuals from Champaign, Chicago, Danville, Mahomet, Mattoon, and Urbana representing the gay, trans, bi, pan, leather, bear, BDSM and kink communities came together for the first time to march under the Champaign-Urbana RACK club’s umbrella. Under the parade’s theme of ‘Love is Greater…