Out at CHM – Leather Panel Discussion

Entering its ninth year, Out at CHM explores the long and storied history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in Chicago. Held on select Thursdays. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m.; programs begin at 6:30 p.m.

Chicago in Leather
Thursday, January 19, Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m.; programs begin at 6:30 p.m.
The LGBT leather community in Chicago has made a historically meaningful impact on the city in a variety of ways. Join us for an evening that will discuss the importance of gay men’s leather motorcycle and backpatch clubs, bars, women’s groups and spaces, and how large events like International Mr. Leather have helped shape Chicago’s leather subculture. Panelists will also explore how gender, sexual orientation, collaboration, and separatism have co-existed throughout the past five decades.
Cost: $12, $10 members and students
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In collaboration with the Leather Archives & Museum
The panel consists of :

Moderator : Dr. Jennifer Tyburczy, Ph.D.
Panelist : Riley Johnson. LGBT individuals in public dungeon spaces, trans involvement, bootblacks in Chicago’s LGBT culture.
Panelist : Joey McDonald. IML
Panelist : Angie S. Women’s organizations
Panelist : Craig B. Chicago Hellfire Club
Panelist : Searah Deysach. Women’s spaces, Chicago specific fetish erotica, Early 2 Bed
Panelist : Jeff Willoughby. Backpatch clubs.