Mr. Leather 64Ten

Mr. Leather 64TEN Contest

CHICAGO – Come and join the crowd as judges select a new title holder that will go on to compete at International Mister Leather in May 2016. Events will be at the Leather 64Ten store and The Jackhammer Complex. The judges for the contest are Will Boyd-Bohaczek, Mr Wisconsin Leather 2015; Justin St. Clair, 2014 International Trainer and a producer of the Illinois Puppy Contest; Tina MacKay, deputy director of CLAW 2016; Dan Ronneberg, American Leatherman 2015; and Michael Pacas, Mr. Leather 6410 2015. Those interested in competing for the Mr. Leather 64Ten 2016 title can pick up applications at the store, or download the application at our website,

Raggedy And

‘Raggedy And’ previews to benefit Chicago non-profits

CHICAGO – Pride Films and Plays is excited to present the World Premiere of David Valdes Greenwood’s comedy Raggedy And, opening March 12, 2016 at Rivendell Theater. Delia Kropp will be the first transgender actress to portray a trans character for a major Chicago stage production. And the previews for the production will benefit two non-profit organizations – Illinois Safe School Alliance on Thursday, March 10, and the Legacy Walk on Friday, March 11 – with $5 from each ticket sold for those performances benefiting the organization. In Raggedy And, a fast-paced ultramodern comedy of manners, the perfect poet is needed for the impending inauguration of America’s first female president. When Ondi Rivers, a trans woman, is selected, her wife hits the roof and her son is torn.

Society of Janus

Leather Archives & Museum receives The Society of Janus Records and Collection

CHICAGO – The Leather Archives & Museum has received a collection of records and published materials from The Society of Janus. Janus was founded in 1974 by Cynthia Slater and Larry Olsen. SoJ has been providing support and education for people learning about BDSM in San Francisco ever since. Fifteen containers of materials were included in the donation. Fifteen containers of Society of Janus history is now permanently housed at the Leather Archives & Museum. Leather Archives & Museum