Tag: event

Mr. Chicago Leather 2018 this weekend

CHICAGO — The Mr. Chicago Leather 2018 contest will be this weekend, with the main events being held at the Leather Archives & Museum. The judges for this year are: Mr. ICON Detroit 2017 Joey Dinello Mr. Illinois Bear 2017 Freddy Miranda Mr. Midwest Rubber 2017 Pup Link International Mister Leather 2017 Ralph Bruneau Gerald…

inkedKenny exhibition at LA&M starts Jan. 26

CHICAGO — An exhibition of works by photographer inkedKenny opens on Friday, Jan. 26, in the Guest Artist Gallery at the Leather Archives & Museum.

The Archives said in a press release that an opening reception for the exhibition is Jan. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission for the reception is free, but 21 and over only. refreshments will be served. inkedKenny will be in attendance to talk about his photography and what inspired many of his black-and-white and color images included in the show. Refreshments will be served.

Celebrity drag line-up set for Dorothy’s Masquerade Ball

SOUTH BELOIT — The Yellow Brick Road (YBR) organization of South Beloit has finalized the celebrity drag line up for their Dorothy’s Masquerade Ball next month. The non-professionals in drag will include Marc Perry, Yuri Rashkin, Eric Stoner, John Pruitt, and Khary Penebaker. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $45 for dinner, dancing and show tickets…

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…

Decatur Munch to hold first 2018 event Jan. 6

DECATUR — The Decatur Munch will hold its first munch of 2018 at Guadalajara Restaurant in Decatur. From the Fetlife event posting: From Bloomington to the restaurant: Take US 51 South through Decatur. After you cross the lake, take a left at the 3rd light (you’ll see South Shores Plaza, which contains Kroger and Guadalajara, along…

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…

Equality Illinois to honor transgender youth activist Jazz Jennings

CHICAGO – For her activism on behalf of her fellow transgender youth, Jazz Jennings will be honored at the 2018 Equality Illinois Gala as the first recipient of the Spotlight Award.

The presentation of the Equality Illinois Spotlight Award will be made at the Midwest’s largest LGBTQ formal celebration, to be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Hilton Chicago, Equality Illinois announced Thursday.

IML owner Renslow Charitable Trust holds first meeting

International Mr. Leather

CHICAGO — The Renslow Charitable Trust held its initial organizational meeting at the Executive Offices of International Mr. Leather, Inc. (IML) in Chicago this week. The Trust was formed to manage and ensure Chuck’s express desire that IML be a direct funding source for The Leather Archives & Museum (LA&M), located in Chicago.  Chuck announced…