Category: News

News from across the region and country.

Chicago LGBT Community Needs Assessment Kicks Off

Via Press Release CHICAGO – The LGBT Community Fund, an initiative of The Chicago Community Trust, is pleased to announce the kickoff of its new Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Needs Assessment with a press breakfast briefing at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago, at 8 a.m. on Friday, October 7,…

Kinky Kollege Prices Go Up This Sunday – REGISTER NOW!

BaTS EARLYBIRD IS ENDING! PRICES ARE GOING UP THIS SUNDAY OCT. 2ND. !!!!! $ave $ave Save! (have more to spend with our vendors) Kinky Kollege – An Institute of Higher Yearning!3 Full Days October 21-23, 2011 – Chicago, IL THIS YEAR’S THEME IS “MEET THE BDSM AUTHORS” 3 Full Days Of Classes & Workshops –…

“FREE-ky FIRST FRIDAY” at the SINS Center

Rodeo Riders Leather SINS presents “FREE-ky FIRST FRIDAY” at the SINS Center.Friday, October 7, 2011Please go to: http://sinscenter.com/ to register. If you are curious and have never been to a BDSM Social Club before, this is a great opportunity to check us out. Come see the largest BDSM Social Club in the Midwest and see…

New Illinois Titleholders Selected

The newest members of the Illinois leather title family. CHICAGO – Illinois got its newest titleholders this past weekend with the celebration of Illinois Leather Pride at Touche on the far north of the city. The winners of the contest, the first feeder contest to the LeatherSir, IMsL, Master/slave and bootblack systems in years, are:Illinois…

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…