Tag: leather

Bootblacking and Open House this week at LRA

LRA-Chicago

CHICAGO — Have you ever wondered what it’s like at a BDSM dungeon? Been curious about attending but don’t know anyone? Wanted to check out the space before purchasing a membership? LRA-Chicago provides an opportunity each month for non-members who are new to the scene, new to BDSM, or just curious about our club to…

LA&M announces opportunities to meet executive director finalists

CHICAGO — The three finalists for Leather Archives and Museum (LA&M) executive director position will be making site visits and participating in various focus groups and meetings this upcoming weekend. Jeffrey Storer, experienced Director of Operations will be on site December 1, Gary Wasdin, veteran library director and executive director will be on site December…

BLUF Chicago celebrates 20 years of BLUF Club International at Touché

CHICAGO —  The breeches and leather uniform fan club of Chicago celebrated BLUF club’s 20 year anniversary on Saturday November 18, 2017.

The anniversary marked a milestone for the international community of men who are into leather uniforms. BLUF started as an internet club in October 1997 in Montreal, Canada by Leon with a few friends. Today the club is based in London, England with Nigel as its webmaster with almost 4000 members. BLUF has regular events in 16 cities and has won a Pantheon of Leather award in 2008. Members adhere to a strict dress code to join and to attend member only events. Membership is free and events are organized by volunteers.

Chicago Leather Club goes on hiatus

CHICAGO — Chicago Leather Club, a service-oriented leather club in Chicago, announced Tuesday that they would be going on indefinite hiatus. From their Facebook page: Hello CLC family and friends, On Friday, Oct 27th, the active full members of CLC voted to suspend the bylaws of the club and go on an indefinite hiatus. This…

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…

NLA-International writing submissions being accepted for 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio — NLA-International (NLA-I), a national organization for activists in the pansexual leather community, is now accepting nominations for its annual writing awards. The awards are given for excellence in SM/Leather/Fetish writing for books, articles, novels and short fiction, which were first published between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017. The deadline for…

Touché celebrates 40 years

CHICAGO — Chicago’s oldest leather bar Touché is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this week. The bar kicked off the celebrations on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the bar itself. The bar had drink prices from 1977, a performance from Sharon McKnight, a buffet and birthday cake. The celebration will continue through the weekend. *Thurs. Nov. 2-…