LA&M Receives Grant for Chicagoland’s Leather People of Color History

LA&M LogoCHICAGO – The Leather Archives & Museum (LA&M) has received a $17,500 capacity building IMPACT grant from the LGBT Fund of the Chicago Community Trust to acquire, preserve and exhibit histories of LGBT Leather People of Color in Cook County. The grant will be used to further develop and exhibit the LA&M’s collections including stories, artifacts and papers.

The Chicago Leather Persons of Color Project will reach out to collect materials from Leather LGBT individuals and organizations in Cook County. Once acquired, The Project will allow these collections to be processed, preserved and made available to the public.

The Project will use existing LA&M collections and newly acquired materials to create a museum exhibit at the LA&M and will fund an online resource to celebrate the artist Etienne (Dom Orejudos) as a Leather Man of Color.

The Leather Archives & Museum is excited to launch this project with generous support from the LGBT Fund of the Chicago Community Trust.

Via press release