That Time of Year: IML Send-Off Parties

IML LogoCHICAGO – As May starts, the annual ritual of International Mr. Leather send-off parties begins. They will be taking place across the country, but we’re going to focus on the Midwest and Great Lakes.

The parties start this weekend in IML’s home town, Chicago.

2014 Mr. Chicago Leather Miguel Torres Send Off to IML

Touché, the home of the Mr. Chicago Leather contest, will be hosting Miguel’s send off party. From the event page:

Come and join the MCL class of 2014 Friday May 9th at 9:30pm at Touché to give Mr. Chicago Leather 2014 Miguel Torres a proper send off to IML.

There will be amazing raffle prizes all benefiting the Leather Archives & Museum and the MCL travel fund. Special Guest MC Mr Chicago Leather 2013 Nick J. Zuko.

Also we would like to Welcome Illinois Community Bootblack 2014 Dire Berrios and International Slave 2014 Angie Chgo for lending their brushes, time and amazing skills to this event.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/748270025207177

Mr. Tri-State Leather and Mr. Midwest Leather IML Sendoff Party

Cincinnati gets ready the next day with a send-off party for both Mr. Tri-State Leather 2014 Dennis Wood and  Mr. Midwest Leather 2014 Cody Troy with a party at On Broadway Bar. From the event page:

Let’s send our local title holders off with a BANG. Come down to On Broadway, this Saturday, May 10th to celebrate Dennis Wood MrTristateleather and Cody Troy, Mr. Midwest Leather as they prepare to head to IML , memorial Day Weekend. We will have containers on hand for you to give them notes of encouragement, make them as funny, dirty or inspirational as you’d like. Both will be on hand so come on out and wish them good luck.

In lieu of fundraising or monetary donations, we ask that you bring paper goods ( toilet paper, paper towels, etc ), cleaning supplies, personal care items to the party. We will collect the items and donate them to Caracole, Inc. in the name of our LGBTQ Community.

Who knows what other surprises will pop up during the evening’s festivities. DON’T MISS OUT!

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/241612202695267

Mr. 501 last Ditch Roast / Send Off Party for IML

Also on Saturday, May 10, Indianapolis gets ready to send Mr. 501 Eagle Greg Slaven up north. From the page:

Come on down to the 501 for a relaxing eve with your friends and family… and a some of you might be able to say a few words about me during a small roast that evening…as a the send off party heats up…

O shots will be floating around… but this is not a fundraiser… but donations are always appreciated.

Just come down and watch as some of My good friends bring out the story’s and enjoy My embarrassment 🙂

I’m not sure how this is going to go… But it should be a fun time for those who know Me.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/611885655555316

Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2014 SEND OFF BANGO!!! @ The Saloon

Minneapolis throws its part on Wednesday, May 14, at The Saloon. The Twin Cities are sending Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2014 Greg Menzel to IML. From the event page:

Come on over to The Saloon MN to help send Greg Menzel Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2014. Join us for a Leather Edition of Bango with prizes from Twin Cities Leather & Latte, IML, and The Saloon MN.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/407831562692543

MR WISCONSIN LEATHER ‘S IML SEND OFF PARTY

Wisconsin will send off Mr. Wisconsin Leather 2014 TC Hammond from The Shelter in Green Bay on Saturday, May 17. From the event page:

CELEBRATE WITH ME AS WE COUNTDOWN THE LAST FEW DAYS BEFORE MY JOURNEY TO INTERNATIONAL MR LEATHER 2014!!!! $2 SHOTS OF JAGEMEISTER aka liguid leather ALL NIGHT!!!!

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/231923707014564

Bootblack Kai’s IMBB Send Off

And we can’t forget the bootblacks. The is sending Kai, Great Lakes Bootblack 2014, to compete for International Mr. Bootblack this year. His send-off is also on Saturday, May 17, but in Minnesota. From the event page:

Great Lakes Leather Alliance Bootblack and Knights of Leather Brother Kai will be heading off to Chicago at the end of May to compete for the International Mr. Bootblack title! Join us on Saturday, May 17 from 2-7pm to wish Kai well as he heads off to compete.

There will be a suggested donation at the door that will go to Kai’s travel fund. Food and pop will be provided. Feel free to bring your own alcoholic beverage.

Come out to show your support, enjoy some refreshments and good company, and give Kai a proper send off!

This event is held at a private residence. Location information will be sent upon registration.

http://GLLABootblackKai.eventbrite.com/

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/647680288613508

We’ll share other send-off parties as we hear about them.