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Bootblack Roundup 2018

CHICAGO – On the Weekend of August 10 to 12, 2018, Bootblacks from around the country will pour into the City of Chicago for the 3rd annual  . In 2015, Sparkie, 2015 Illinois Community Bootblack, wanted to do a unique fundraising event to end his title year and decided to fill the void for Bootblack-focused…

Cupcake Wars 5

On Sunday, April 15th, the Trident International WIndy City hosted the 5th Annual Cupcake Wars at Touché in Chicago. This year’s event benefited the Broadway Youth Center. The Broadway Youth Center (BYC) of Howard Brown Health is a haven for LGBTQ youth and young people experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Here they seek refuge and community…

Pup Pawlympics Winter 2018

  Pup Pawlympics was a result of conversations Iowa Puppy 2018,Mal Orion (who is also the producer) had with other pups in Iowa as he was coming out as puppy. They felt there wasn’t a community here and he wanted to be part of changing that impression. Mal wanted to do something that was less…

Standing Up for Vivian: #RoadToIMsLBB2018

CHICAGO — On Saturday, April 6th, the Chicago community came out in full force to show their support for Vivian, who will be competing in the 2018 International Ms Bootblack Competition.  The competition takes place April 19 – April 22, 2018. Touche Chicago, one of Vivian’s sponsors hosted “Stand Up! A Service Auction” an auction…

Illinois Leather 2018

CHICAGO — On March 16th, 2018, the Illinois Leather Alliance held their annual contest in Chicago. This year there were a few changes to the contest, including a whole new venue.  The Illinois Leather Alliance holds contests for Sir, boy, Ms. Leather Pride, Puppy, Trainer, Bootblack, Master, Slave, and this year a new contest was…

Sash Bash 2018

IOWA CITY, Iowa — SASH BASH WEEKEND an event for our leather family and friends to come together and celebrate, socialize and bring kink to Eastern Iowa area. The weekend featured a variety of events including a welcome party, educational workshops, and the PUPPY PAWLIMPICS. SASH BASH WEEKEND started with the MEAT & GREET/SMOKE OUT event on…

Our History in the D

A people without the knowledge of their past history,origin and culture is like a tree without roots ~Marcus Garvey~ DETROIT — The Olympus Theater is extremely proud to present “Our history in the D” an oral retelling of Detroit’s thriving gay bar scene spanning the 1960’s, 70s & 80s featuring a panel discussion with your…

Dark Side of Kink Opens in Waterford, MI

WATERFORD, Mich. — The Dark Side of Kink started out as a large annual event that was created to cater to everyone in our community, not just small pockets like some of the smaller events, with 480 people attending the first event. In Michigan there are not many places to buy leather or fetish apparel, with some bars hosting pop up retailers or underwear shops. In fact if you Google leather shops in Michigan you will only find one other store currently offering fetish apparel. So Sir Jay, the current GLLA-MI Handler, decided to venture into the retail market, to make fetish apparel available to a community in need of a location to find their leather and fetish needs.