Mr Chicago Leather To Host Battle of the Bulge Benefit for Chicago House


Angel Velez, Mr. Chicago Leather 2012 will host Battle of the Bulge, a CLAW Nation benefit for Chicago House on Saturday, March 31st at Touché, 6412 North Clark Street. The benefit begins at 9pm and includes raffle prizes, live and silent auctions and a “Battle of the Bulge” Contest at midnight.

There will also be a VIP (Very Indecent Pervert) Reception from 9-11 pm in Touché’s Club Room with a hosted bar, delectable treats from area restaurants and gift bags for a donation of $25.

Chicago House is one of the oldest community based agencies that provides housing and support services for persons with HIV/AIDS in Chicago. Their first house was located in Edgewater and following the demise of BEHIV, Chicago House stepped up to continue providing support to many of BEHIV’s clients in Rogers Park and Evanston.

Touché, Chicago’s premiere leather & bear bar located at 6412 North Clark Street, has been a proud supporter of Chicago House from its inception and well as many other LGBT community organizations across Chicago.

The CLAW Nation program was established several years ago building on the success of the annual CLAW (Cleveland Leather Awareness Weekend) fundraising event that supports several community organizations in the Cleveland area. With the support of their national sponsors, CLAW Nation events have raised over $324,000 for community service groups across the country.

Battle of the Bulge will be the 5th such CLAW Nation event to be hosted by Touché with over $7,900 raised for BEHIV and subsequently Chicago House through the first four parties.