March with the Rubbermen for Pride

Chicago Rubbermen

CHICAGO – Gay pride and rubber combine for June and July for the Chicago Rubbermen!

JUNE 24 – Chicago Rubbermen Join the Gay Pride Parade
You are invited to participate in the 2012 Chicago Gay Pride Parade! David Boyer of Touche Chicago has invited us to join them on their float as they celebrate the diversity of gay groups in Chicago, including the Chicago Rubbermen. If you are interested in joining us, send an email to and we’ll provide you with the information. Boyer will be providing the float with space for our banner and coolers – be sure the bring water and wear sunscreen! We hope to see you on Sunday, June 24 at 12PM! We’ve covered the cost of participation so all you have to do is join us for the fun! Following the parade there will be a beer bust and cookout at Touché Chicago afterward. All are welcome to join either or both events.

JULY 14 – Chicago Rubbermen 6th Anniversary Party
We are turning six this year! Come join us for a night of socializing and shiny rubber at Touché Chicago (it’s like we’re regulars now!) on Saturday, July 14 starting at 10:30 PM. Touche is offering drink specials for us that evening – We’ll be giving away cash, a gift certificate to Shel-don Leather here in Chicago, Illinois, and some great rubber gear from one of our very own rubbermen from over in Michigan. (Special shout out: Thanks for your donation, Bill!) **SPECIAL NOTE** If you live out of state, are unavailable on the 14th, or otherwise cannot join us, you can participate, too! Just send us an email to beginning with the words “I like rubber because…” and you’ll be entered to win a rubbery prize, too! Winners of the email drawing will be notified by email. *(no purchase necessary valid offer if you like the shiny only valid if you’re alive and not a zombie)*

JULY 20-22 – Mister Midwest Rubber
Work is already underway for this summer’s Mister Midwest Rubber contest, hosted each year by Touché bar. Save the date(s): Fun kicks off on Friday, July 20, contest on Saturday, July 21, and Beer Bust on Sunday, July 22! Interested in competing? YOU could be the next Mister Midwest Rubber! Head over to for more information and to find the contestant application.

Rubber tip: You can tell who is wearing a rubber jock at the Pride Parade by the tell-tale sweat stains on their shorts ;) Stay shiny, rubbermen!