Great Lakes Den Staff

NO PAIN, NO GAIN! A weekend intensive on Sadism and Masochism

BaTS Mailing ListFriday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19Galleria Domain Two (GD2)Chicago, Illinoiswww.galleriadomain.org 21+GD2 Members: $70Non-Members: $85Limited to 65 AttendeesRegistration Opens Monday, May 16Registration Closes Friday, June 10 NO PAIN, NO GAIN! is sponsored by GD2 and ALL proceeds after expenses benefit GD2’s education fund.WHAT IS NO PAIN, NO GAIN? No Pain, No Gain! is…

Classes/Play Party at The Studio (Chicago) – 6/17

BaTS Mailing ListCLASSES………. Ms.C will cover : “To Restrain or Knot?” Bondage choices for any level. “Chitownkinky” “Fucking Machines/Devices For Dummies 099” Ms. CherriesJubalie:Ms.CherriesJubalie Identifies as a Switch, a Professional Domme, and hasbeen active in the Chicago Leather Community for over five years. Shecurrently is the collared slave of Leon MonkeyFetish. She presents atlocal and…

Midwest Leather Comes to Chicago

By Tony Esquivel, Jr. CHICAGO – Ah, the aroma of Leather, skin, and cigars. Is it IML? No, it’s Friday night, April 7, 2006, for the Mr. Midwest Leather 2006 Meet ‘N’ Greet at the Chicago Eagle. The Master of Ceremonies for contest was Jon Krongaard of Chicago. He is Vice President of the Leather…

Halfway Through with IML 2003

  (Editor’s Note: MU, or Midwest Ursine, was the original name for the GLD when we founded in 2001.) John Pendal of England is the most recent international winner of the International Mr. Leather contest held each Memorial Day weekend. Since then he’s been very busy almost literally globetrotting in support of his title. Luckily,…

2003 Great Lakes Titleholders Selected

INDIANAPOLIS – The Great Lakes Leather Alliance selected new titleholders for LeatherSir, Leatherboy, Ms. Leather Pride, Master/slave and BootBlack over a three-day weekend in downtown Indianapolis. Bill Morse of Chicago won the Great Lakes LeatherSir title, titusboy of Ohio won the Great Lakes Leatherboy title. Both will go on to represent the region in the…

Bear Community Leader Mourned

CHICAGO – Gerardo Montemayor, a Chicago activist and founder of the Bears of Color mailing list, died June 27 following a brief illness. The Chicago Free Press reported that Montemayor, 36, worked at Rape Victim Advocates. The newsweekly also reported that he was active in the leather community and other community organizations. Most people found…