Category: Illinois

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

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Final countdown to IML 2003

  CHICAGO – The world’s hottest leathermen will come together to compete for the title of International Mr. Leather 2003, as IML celebrates its 25th Anniversary, Thursday, May 22 through Monday, May 26, 2003 (Memorial Day Weekend) in Chicago.  The Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe Street in Chicago, is the official host hotel for…

Bear Pride 2002

CHICAGO – Despite the rumors earlier this year, the mighty has not fallen. Bear Pride was the mightiest of bear runs on the circuit. Bears know that Memorial Day weekend meant being in Chicago. However, years of operating losses and issues with host hotels allowed the Great Lakes Bears to reinvent the community’s premier run.…

Hot weekend in the Windy City

CHICAGO – The Windy City again will host the two biggest events in both the bear and leather worlds – Bear Pride and International Mr. Leather. Both events take place during the Memorial Day weekend and fill the city with bears and leathermen. Things start off early with the Thursday events for IML. Registration begins…