Tag: gay

Chicago sends MCL 2017 Daddy G to IML

CHICAGO — Mr. Chicago Leather 2017, Gerald “Daddy G” Cernak, was sent off to IML on Saturday, May 20, with a party at Chicago’s Touche. The send-off party was a fundraiser for both the MCL travel fund and Rainbow Railroad, an organization that helps LGBTQ people escape from hostile countries like Chechnya. More than $500…

Daddy G wins Mr. Chicago Leather 2017

CHICAGO — Gerald Cernak, aka Daddy G, won the Mr. Chicago Leather 2017 title on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Leather Archives & Museum. Daddy G was one of two contestants in this year’s contest, well down from past years. IML 2003 John Pendal came back for his 14th run as contest emcee. The contest…

B/N Area LGBTQA Business Directory Meeting, Jan. 18

    BLOOMINGTON — The Prairie Pride Coalition is embarking on a project to create a B/N resource guide that lists lgbtq-friendly businesses, services, organizations, social service agencies, and spiritual resources. Pictured is a template of the directory as well as the draft of a unique identifier decal that can be displayed at the establishment’s…

Chicago BearCity 3 Premiere Weekend!

CHICAGO — BearCity 3 is coming to Chicago for an unforgettable weekend. Join them on Friday at 9pm for the Weekend Kick-Off at SOFO Tap 4923 N. Clark St. Then Saturday, the screening at 9:15pm at the Landmark Century Centre Theatre, followed immediately by a Q&A with the filmmakers and cast. Followed by a After-Party at Touché…

Champaign-Urbana, IL Pride Parade

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA — The Champaign-Urbana RACK BDSM/kink group will be marching in the CU Pride Parade on September 10th at 3pm. This is the same day as our munch at 7PM. We welcome all to march with us so if you or anyone you know would like to, please let us know. Please bring any flags…

Northalsted Market Days this weekend

Northalsted Market Days

CHICAGO — Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, Northalsted Market Days is set to be the biggest and best it has ever been! This years Northhalsted Market Days will take place the weekend of August 13th & 14th, 2016, when a crowd of more than 180,000 people from across the country will converge on Halsted…

Equality Illinois commends Chicago leaders for acting against discrimination

Equality Illinois

CHICAGO — A Chicago ordinance designed to protect the dignity and health of transgender and gender non-conforming people will be a clear rebuke to the actions in North Carolina and other states that want to turn back the clock. The ordinance was introduced today by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council’s LGBT caucus at the recommendation…