Category: Illinois

News from Illinois bear, leather and kink communities, courtesy of The Illinois Eagle.

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Happy Pride from The SoFo Tap

Sofo Tap CHICAGO – We kick off the weekend with Grrr…It’s Friday and welcome all the visitors in for Pride. Saturday, we open at noon. Saturday night, we are hosting the United Airlines GLBT Pride Party. Come meet the people who bring you the “friendly skies”. Sunday we open at 2:00 pm for your post…

“Dungeon Drama” with Spyn!, Sat, June 23 @ 6pm

LRA-ChicagoReprinted with permission CHICAGO – LRA, Chicago’s oldest pansexual BDSM club, in furtherance of its mission of providing educational and social opportunities to the Chicago Alternative Community proudly announces “Dungeon Drama” with Spyn on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 6pm. The lights are low, the scene music is thumping, the clap of leather on skin…

**KINKY DRAWING CLUB** July 7, 2012

anoozle Galleria Domain 2 CHICAGO – Break out your sketch books, sharpen your pencils, and fill your pens in preparation for GD2’s Kinky Drawing Club. This event, hosted by artist Anoozle, is perfect for both the budding illustrator and the experienced artist. Anoozle will direct the model through several short poses to get your creative…

June 15 – Bound To Learn with Master So’N’So

Galleria Domain 2 CHICAGO – Bound To Learn (BTL) provides a collaborative lab environment where you can explore shibari and other types of rope bondage at your own pace while surrounded by peers…. Group: https://fetlife.com/groups/48784 Event: https://fetlife.com/events/92876/v2 This month’s Bound To Learn: Master So’N’So will celebrate his birthday and reminisce about ShibariCon! Don’t try these…

RiTL in Crystal Lake

A new Recovery in The Life group is being established in Crystal Lake, Ill. Meetings will be on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, from 7 to 8 p.m. RiTL is This is a 12 step program that will be open to anyone with addiction or substance abuse problems that desires to quit.…

Midwest Leather Comes to Chicago

By Tony Esquivel, Jr. CHICAGO – Ah, the aroma of Leather, skin, and cigars. Is it IML? No, it’s Friday night, April 7, 2006, for the Mr. Midwest Leather 2006 Meet ‘N’ Greet at the Chicago Eagle. The Master of Ceremonies for contest was Jon Krongaard of Chicago. He is Vice President of the Leather…

Great Lakes Puppy 2006 from the Inside

CHICAGO – Pup whimper of Columbus, Ohio won the Great Lakes Puppy 2006 title this past weekend and Sir Bill of Oak Brook, Illinois got the Handler title. The difference between this contest and the other puppy contests I’ve covered? This time, yours truly, this faithful reporter, was the first runner-up for Great Lakes Puppy.…