Tag: Chicago

Lakeview Munch – Wed. June 6

CHICAGO — The next Lakeview Munch will be on Wednesday, June 6. From the Fetlife post: Come join us at one of the longest running munches in Chicago! Hang out with old friends, meet some new ones and enjoy some great food! The Lakeview Munch is located on Sheffield, just a couple blocks South of…

Chicago Rope Summer Intensive Series: Pedro & Vitrify

CHICAGO — The Chicago Rope Summer Intensive Series will be June 22 through 24 at Outerspace Studios in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. From Chicago Rope’s Fetlife announcement: Chicago Rope’s Summer Intensive Series is back again this June 22-24 with a visit from renowned international rope artist and educator Pedro Cordas! Joining him for this intensive will be Chicago…

James Lee wins IML 40, Lucky Rebel wins IMBB

CHICAGO — James Lee, Mr. Kentucky Leather, won International Mr. Leather 40 and Lucky Rebel, Mr. Oregon State Leather 2016, won International Mr. Bootblack 2018 in Chicago on Sunday, May 27. Lee is the first IML to come from Kentucky and an ONYX Great Lakes member. Mr. Friendly SF 2018 Stephen Ferris was second runner-up…

LA&M to host trans masculine artist’s reading, May 31

CHICAGO — The Leather Archives & Museum will host HP Lehkonen, a trans-masc artist from Finland, on Thursday, May 31. 

Lehkonen is the author of the Queer Prism Award-winning “Short Gay Stories” from Cow House Press. He will be doing a reading at the LA&M.

The event is free but donations are encouraged. A $5 donation will get an art print and people who donate $10 will get an art print and a goodie bag. All donations go to the LA&M.

MIR announces judges, emcee, new venue

CHICAGO — Mr. International Rubber announced a slate of changes for the 2018 contest Friday afternoon at International Mr. Leather in Chicago.

The biggest news was a change of venue for the final portion on the Saturday of the contest weekend. MIR COO Rubberwilli said that the Center on Halstead would remain the home of the vendor market and Friday night portion of the contest. However, due to the growth of the audience, the finale portion will now be at the auditorium at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

Contestant numbers for IML/IMBB 2018 assigned

CHICAGO — International Mr. Leather announced the contest numbers for this year’s contestants during the Opening Ceremonies Friday night in Chicago. The contestant numbers are: 1- Nick Hollie, Mr Philadelphia Leather 2017 2- Bret Streetman, Oklahoma Mr Leather 2018 3- Damien Basile, Northeast Handler 2017 4- Scot Blumstein, Mr Ramrod 2017 5- Ray Sparo, M…

LRA’s Annual Fetish Ball on May 26

CHICAGO — The LRA-Chicago will have its annual Fetish Ball on Saturday, May 26, at their space starting at 8 p.m. From the LRA announcement: Did you go to the IML Market? Are you eager to try out your purchases and break them in? If so, join LRA as we host LRA’s 18th Pansexual Fetish…

Chicago street dedicated for Chuck Renslow

CHICAGO — IML founder Chuck Renslow was honored with a street dedication on Saturday, May 19, the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago. Clark Street between Argyle and Winnemac was renamed Chuck Renslow Way. That stretch of Clark was also the site of both the Chicago Eagle and Mans Country. In the coming months, it will become…