Category: News

News from across the region and country.

News from Mr. International Rubber

Mr. International Rubber Hard to believe that MIR2012 is just 45 days away. Are you ready for Mr. International Rubber: The 15th Anniversary Edition? Read on for all the details you will need to know. What’s New on MIRubber.com this month Here’s a brief listing of updates you can find on MIRubber.com Our host hotel…

Info on Tribe Remembrance Day

As part of a group of clubs and bars nationwide, the Chicago Leather Club is organizing the Chicago participation in the TRIBE DAY, a Day of Leather Remembrance and Celebration on Friday, September 23rd, the first day of autumn in the United States. Autumn is a season of change and death, as well as a…

The Face of New Leather – Is Leather Dead?

In 1946, my fraternity (my undergraduate chapter specifically), initiated its first white member. This was a controversial decision which lead to many questioning the survival of the organization. Since it’s founding in 1906, the fraternity had been only for blacks and many saw the initiation of the first white member as the first nail in…

LRA Welcomes the American Brotherhood Weekend, Oct 7 – 9, 2011

For Immediate release. Please redistribute as widely as possible. American Brotherhood WeekendOctober 7-9, 2011Chicago, IL American Brotherhood is pleased to announce our finalized schedule for The American Brotherhood Weekend celebration. This year, we have added a play party to the lineup that is included in the package sale. Single day tickets, and individual Play Party…

The Face of New Leather — Intro

Some have said that here in Chicago, we are currently experiencing a surge in individuals who are new to Leather and new to what Leather is about.These individuals come from all facets of the kink community, age, class and the like.But most importantly, and interestingly, is that there are a number of non-homosexual males who…

September CRASS at LRA – Partial suspensions

FetLife CHICAGO – This month we will be having a special guest instructor, buckykatt99, coming in to present all you fine folks how to start thinking about getting off the ground! That’s right! Buckykatt99 will be presenting on partial rope suspensions. BIO: Bucky is a deviant switch from the Chicago area. After seeing a fetish…

2011 Rose & Thorn Award Winners

Leather Titleholders PORTLAND, Ore. – On Sunday, August 14, Blackout Leather Productions held its Annual Rose & Thorn Awards Ceremony at Courtyard by Marriot in Portland, Oregon. The Victory Brunch and Rose & Thorn Awards ceremony was well attended and every winner was pleased to receive the award. The voting is always very difficult as…

“Rules, Rituals and Contracts” w/ Peter Raven and slave evangeline – 8/27/11 @ 6pm

FetLifeCHICAGO – 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 “Rules, Rituals and Contracts” with Peter Raven and slave evangeline on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 6pm. We want to share with you, from our personal experience, just how important…

Toronto Leather Pride Titleholders Announced

Leather TitleholdersTORONTO – Alex Canning, Mr. Woody’s / Priape, is the new Mr. Leatherman Toronto, Tarna, Firkin Bootblack is the new Bootblack Toronto and Gary Major is the new Mr. Rubber Toronto. The competitions were held on Sat., Aug. 13, at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. Alex Canning. 35, was raised in a traditional working-class family…

ONYX Mid-Atlantic wants you in submission…

By Theo StormMen of ONYX WASHINGTON – That’s right!! We want you to to join the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of ONYX. ONYX is an organization formed and operated by Men of Color who enjoy the leather lifestyle. ONYX sets as its’ goal, to provide an informational and social organization to address issues specific to people of…