Tag: Leather Archives & Museum

Submissive Subversion lecture at Leather Archives

  CHICAGO — Rehabilitation has been a common trope in films with a central character who is disabled since the earliest years of cinema. This trope is often used to support an overcoming narrative that upholds the benefits (and benevolence) of medical science or to alleviate the fears of the non-disabled that should they acquire…

GLLA announces LA&M Fireside Chat with Ms Kendra at GLLA 2016

INDIANAPOLIS — The Great Lakes Leather Alliance (GLLA) announces that the GLLA 2016 Weekend will host the Leather Archives & Museum (LA&M) Fireside Chat Series. This year—GLLA Weekend’s 15th Year—LA&M’s Fireside Chat host Douglas O’Keeffe will interview GLLA’s Co-Founder and Executive Director Ms Kendra about her life and Leather journey and GLLA’s history. Originally from…

New exhibit documents LGBTQ Leather POC in Cook County

CHICAGO – Groups and organizations often rely on the talents of individuals to encourage participation, education, growth and camaraderie, and a new exhibit opening at the Leather Archives & Museum seeks to unearth the contributions made to Chicagoland area BDSM/leather/kink/fetish communities by people of color. Excavating Experience: The Presence of LGBTQ People of Color in…

25 Years of Leather History: LA&M celebrates milestone

CHICAGO — Nestled amid a residential/business corridor of Rogers Park in Chicago, the Leather Archives & Museum–an arguably unique, off-the-beaten-path museum–is preparing to celebrate its work of preserving leather/fetish/BDSM/kink history this fall, when the museum will host its 25th Anniversary Weekend, September 16th to 18th. Plans for the museum’s 25th Anniversary Weekend include numerous receptions, educational programming,…

Leather Archives & Museum Lock-in, Feb. 5

CHICAGO – Join us for the first ever Leather Archives and Museum Lock-in. Spend the evening amongst the artifacts and energy inside the walls of the LA and M. We’ve updated the Leather Museum Lock In event schedule based on people who wanted to come but couldn’t swing the registration fee and people who wanted…

Leather Archives & Museum Publishes 2016 Operating Budget

CHICAGO – The Leather Archives & Museum (LA&M) published its 2016 operating budget today. The budget reflects the institution’s educational and preservation priorities and commitment to efficiency in spending.  The LA&M continues to keep overhead and fundraising expenses to a minimum through the use of volunteers and responsible fiscal oversight. The LA&M anticipates a 2016…