Tag: Chicago

Fetish Photos for Inclusivity, Jan. 20

CHICAGO — A fundraiser for inclusive organizations will be this weekend at Jackhammer in Chicago. From the Facebook event: Originally this was going to be a fundraiser for Bayard Matty and Midwest Drummer 2017 – Daddy B for their travel fund, with the events that transpired this week, I have decided to move in a different direction. All funds…

Equality Illinois PAC endorses Villivalam for 8th State Senate District

CHICAGO–The Equality Illinois PAC, the political arm of Equality Illinois, has endorsed Ram Villivalam for the Illinois State Senate 8th District Democratic primary. “Ram Villivalam will be a champion for all residents of the 8th district, including LGBTQ residents,” said John Litchfield, chair of the Equality Illinois PAC, in a statement released Tuesday. “Villivalam’s record…

GD2 to hold Newcomers’ Social on Jan. 13

Galleria Domain 2, GD2

CHICAGO — Galleria Domain 2, a Chicago kink playspace, will have their monthly Newcomer’s Social on Jan. 13. From GD2: As an open house, it’s an opportunity to see GD2 in the light of day in a no pressure, no play setting. At 4:15 there is an optional guided tour followed by a Q&A session, so come…

Pride Film Festival – January 2018

CHICAGO — Pride Arts Center has announced a new, monthly LGBTQ film festival in Chicago. Called the Pride Film Festival, it will feature new and independent features, documentaries and shorts the second Tuesday of each month. It kicks off on January 9. This month’s theme will be Issues, Anxieties and Obsessions. Another Day (Rozana) –…

Galleria Domain 2 to hold NYE party

Galleria Domain 2, GD2

CHICAGO — Galleria Domain 2, a private Chicago-area playspace, will hold their annual NYE party once again this year. From the GD2 announcement: It is a tradition that is a celebration of kink in all its forms, a culmination of everything that GD2 embraces throughout the year: community, partners & friends & relationships of many…

Three LGBTQ rights laws go into effect Jan. 1

CHICAGO — Three laws supporting LGBTQ rights passed and signed in 2017 will go into effect on January 1, 2018. Equality Illinois, the statewide LGBTQ rights organization, said they had pushed for all three during the year. The birth certificate modernization law allows transgender people tto update the gender marker on their birth certificate without…

F*ck Cancer fundraiser raises $1,131 in jock auction

CHICAGO — Midwest Drummer and Drummerboy held a fundraiser at Jackhammer on Saturday night to raise money for cancer research. Brandon Gentry and Pup Bayard recruited about 20 people to wear or donate ripe jockstraps that were auctioned off on stage by local entertainer Diamond Devereaux. A total of $1,131 was raised with all the…