Category: Illinois

News from Illinois bear, leather and kink communities, courtesy of The Illinois Eagle.

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Annual CPP Town Hall Meeting, Jan. 21

CHICAGO — The Chicago Puppy Patrol will be having their annual Town Hall meeting this Sunday, Jan. 21, at CellBlock in Chicago. From the Facebook event: Every year, Chicago Puppy Patrol hosts their annual Town Hall meeting at Cell Block in January. This business meetings gives the board a chance to discuss what CPP has…

Fetish Photos for Inclusivity in Chicago, Jan. 20

CHICAGO — A fundraiser for inclusive organizations will be this weekend at Jackhammer in Chicago. From the Facebook event: Originally this was going to be a fundraiser for Bayard Matty and Midwest Drummer 2017 – Daddy B for their travel fund, with the events that transpired this week, I have decided to move in a different direction. All funds…

Illinois Leather Alliance announces judges, new contest

CHICAGO — The Illinois Leather Alliance, producer of the Illinois LeatherSir, Leatherboy, Ms. Leather Pride, Handler, and Pup contests, has announced their judges for 2018 and a new contest for the roster. The judges for this year are: Mufasa Ali, ONYX Founder and Mr World Leather 2006-07 Ms Simone, Illinois Ms. Leather Pride 2008 and…

Equality Illinois PAC endorses Villivalam for Illinois’ 8th State Senate District

CHICAGO–The Equality Illinois PAC, the political arm of Equality Illinois, has endorsed Ram Villivalam for the Illinois State Senate 8th District Democratic primary. “Ram Villivalam will be a champion for all residents of the 8th district, including LGBTQ residents,” said John Litchfield, chair of the Equality Illinois PAC, in a statement released Tuesday. “Villivalam’s record…

CIPx/MAsT:Decatur to launch community website in Illinois

DECATUR — CIPx and MAsT:Decatur announced Wednesday that they are planning a website for the leather and kink community of Central Illinois. According to a post on the Central Illinois BDSM group on Fetlife, the site will feature area events, community projects, possible chat room and house a lifestyle library with both real-time library branches…

Pride Film Festival starting up in Chicago

CHICAGO — Pride Arts Center has announced a new, monthly LGBTQ film festival in Chicago. Called the Pride Film Festival, it will feature new and independent features, documentaries and shorts the second Tuesday at each month. It kicks off on January 9. This month’s theme will be Issues, Anxieties and Obsessions. Another Day (Rozana) –…

Decatur Munch to hold first 2018 event Jan. 6

DECATUR, Ill. — The Decatur Munch will hold its first munch of 2018 at Guadalajara Restaurant in Decatur. From the Fetlife event posting: From Bloomington to the restaurant: Take US 51 South through Decatur. After you cross the lake, take a left at the 3rd light (you’ll see South Shores Plaza, which contains Kroger and Guadalajara,…