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Words that Bind: An Erotic Literary Event at LA&M, April 14

CHICAGO – Join us for a panel reading and discussion of erotic works by six poets, fiction writers, playwrights, graphic novelists and more, exploring the intersection of sexual desire and literature representing the LGBTQQIAA spectrum. Panelists include: Dale Lazarov; Nikki Patin; Philip Dawkins; and others. (See bios below.) A Q&A follows the event, with a…

GD2 Newcomers Social: Meet & Greet and More, April 9

CHICAGO – We had another great turnout for March’s social. Nearly 75 people, with LOTS of newcomers, and of course our friendly staff and many members to welcome them. Thank you to everyone for bringing your kinky selves and your delightful kink-filled energy to GD2! We look forward to a big turnout for April’s social!…

Illinois Leather Family 2016 chosen in Chicago

CHICAGO – The new Illinois Leather Family was chosen at the Leather Archives & Museum in Chicago on March 19. It was the first contest under the newly formed Illinois Leather Alliance. The new titleholders are: IL Puppy – Pup Scout IL Trainer – Sir Krystoff  IL Ms Leather Pride – Sarah Sloane IL Leather Sir…

CUFF’s March Slosh

URBANA, Illinois – It’s starting to get warm out there! Come celebrate the beginning of spring and send off the snow with some of our local kinksters! It’s going to be another great night with many old and new friends. Keep in mind that this month we are back to our normal set up. It…

LA&M receives Society of Janus records and collection

CHICAGO – The Leather Archives & Museum has received a collection of records and published materials from The Society of Janus. Janus was founded in 1974 by Cynthia Slater and Larry Olsen. SoJ has been providing support and education for people learning about BDSM in San Francisco ever since. Fifteen containers of materials were included…

Chicago Rope February: Homegrown (Feb 28th)

CHICAGO – Chicago Rope is pleased to announce our February Event. To help you ride out the last vestiges of winter, we’re bringing you two of Chicago’s best-known rope event organizers: MasterSoNSo, host of Bound to Learn, which meets monthly at GD2, and Lionfire, host of Tying by Twilight, which meets at GD2 as well…

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…

Midwest Bootblack Roundup, Feb. 19-21

CHICAGO – Have you had interested in Bootblacking or are you a Bootblack or just love Boots or Service! Well this weekend is for you!!! Come be apart of a great bunch of folks learn and celebrate the art of Blacking and support the community!!! This is going to be a great way if your…