Chicago Club Rush on Sept. 30

CHICAGO — Touché, 6412 North Clark Street in Chicago, has announced that the 5th Annual Leather/Fetish Club Rush Party will be held at 10pm on Friday, September 30th. Besides being home to the Leather Archives & Museum and International Mr. Leather, Chicago boasts over 15 local leather/fetish clubs, some for play others strictly social. This Club Rush Party allows those interested in the club scene to meet members from many of these clubs and talk about their group’s activities and membership. Chicago has had a vibrant leather and fetish community for many years prior to IML and the “coming out” of leather that followed in the success and growth of the contest each Memorial Day weekend. A few of these clubs have been in existence for many years while others came together in recent years as interests in other fetishes such as rubber and puppy play have developed.

Howard Brown

Howard Brown highlights health outcomes in Community Impact Report

CHICAGO — Howard Brown Health has published its first Community Impact Report, highlighting patient and community outcomes resulting from its integrated healthcare delivery system. The progress report uses infographics and text to illustrate how Howard Brown’s individualized approach to healthcare improves the lives of patients, supports the communities of LGBTQ people and allies, and improves overall public health in Chicago. The report describes recently achieved outcomes in reaching patient populations and improving population health as measured by important health indicators. View the report at Highlights include:

Howard Brown’s increased reach and scope of its practice, achieved by growing the size and diversity of its patient base and attending to a variety of critical healthcare and wellness needs.

GTB presents Great Scott, Those Are Boobs! A Back to the Future Burlesque

CHICAGO — Marty McFly is your average teenager growing up in 1985. He deals with the same things every young person does, like school, bullies, budding sexuality, and being sent back in time. When an experiment created by Doc Brown goes wrong (but oh so right), Marty goes back in time to when his parents fell in love…well, at least, when they were supposed to fall in love. Meet Doc thirty years before he discovers time travel, fall in love with a sexually-aggressive Lorraine, and witness George as he turns from wimp to super wimp to adorable hero. If Marty can’t get his parents together, he may not have a future to return to.

Chicago Puppy Patrol Gaming Day at Dice Dojo

CHICAGO — Join Chicago Puppy Patrol for an afternoon of board gaming at the Chicagoland Games Dice Dojo! This is a free event run by the Dojo and open to all. The Dojo has a large demo library, but feel free to bring your own games if you want to play something specific! Food and drink is BYO, and bringing along a snack to share is encouraged. We’ll be meeting in front of the Dojo at 2:45pm and going inside at 3pm (or once 4-5 people have arrived).

School Supply Drive for CPS

CHICAGO — School is about to start back up for kids all around the city and we want to help them get supplies! There are tons of kids all over the city who need a little help for the school year, and teachers often end up supplying these out of pocket. The local GLLA and ILA titleholders want to help out! We will be collecting donations of school supplies via drop boxes at several locations throughout the city and would appreciate your donation. Dropboxes are located at:

Cell Block- 3702 N Halsted St
Touche- 6412 N Clark St
Leather Archives & Museum- 6418N N Greenview Ave
Women and Children First- 5233 N Clark St
The Center on Halsted- 3656 N Halsted St

For a list of needed supplies, please visit:
Great Lakes Puppy 2016 Pup Rococo

Rodeo ‘Round Town for Illinois Gay Rodeo Association

CHICAGO — Join the Illinois Gay Rodeo Association (IL.G.R.A.) for Rodeo ‘Round Town! We will be raising money to put on a REAL RODEO HERE IN CHICAGO NEXT YEAR!!!! Friday:
The fun kicks off at 9pm at Charlie’s Chicago with our Rodeo Barn Dance Party! There will be raffles, prizes, dancing, drinking, and fun!!!! Saturday:
We go a little more to the risqué side at Touché Starting at 10pm.

Chicago Rubbermen celebrate 11 years

CHICAGO — The Chicago Rubbermen celebrated their 11th anniversary with a party at Touche in Chicago. The Chicago Rubbermen are a social club for men from the Chicago area and beyond into rubber gear fetish including latex, industrial rubber, neoprene “wetsuits”, waders, rubber boots, and gas masks. They are one of the largest in the country and have been involved with the production of Mr. International Rubber since their founding. The party packed the back room of the bar and filled up the front. Slave angie was on bootblack duty in the backroom with a barber up front.

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 at 6412 N.Clark St. Finally on Sunday afternoon, if we are all still alive, we might end up at Sidetracks singing show tunes and drinking Bloody Mary’s.

Great Lakes Drummer Drummerboy Bootblack

Great Lakes Drummer coming to Chicago on Sept. 9

CHICAGO — The Great Lakes Drummer, Drummer Boy, and Drummer Boot Black 2016 contest will be at Touchè in Chicago. Applications can be picked up at Touchè. You must live in the Great Lakes area (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin) to compete. The winner will go on to compete at Drummer North America in Las Vegas in January. The Meet and Greet & Contest will be held at Touchè Friday and Saturday. Meet and Greet is Friday Sept 9th 9 pm
Contest is Saturday Sept 10th 10 pm.