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Hitchin’ Bitches February – Bondage for Bangin’ on Feb. 3

CHICAGO — The Hitchin’ Bitches will have their February education/play session this Saturday, Feb. 3 at Galleria Domain 2. From the Fetlife post: In honor of that hella romantic, chocolate-consuming February holiday, this month we’re learning about BONDAGE FOR BANGIN’! We’ll practice ties that are useful for doin’ it, foreplay, fornication, fucking, getting it on,…

MAsT of Buffalo Grove Social on Feb. 24

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. — MAsT of Buffalo Grove will have their February social at Chatter Box on Feb. 24. From the Fetlife event: MAsT of Buffalo Grove is taking the opportunity to spread our wings from the meeting….and SOCIALIZE!! We will be eating, drinking, and chatting at the Chatterbox in Long Grove. Here is the link…

Chicago Rope holds first event in new space

CHICAGO — Chicago bondage group Chicago Rope will have their first class since leaving Galleria Domain on Feb. 11. From the Fetlife event: This will be our first class in our new Wicker Park venue, Outerspace Studios! For this special event, we’ll be offering a doubleheader of great rope classes, starting with Emotional Processing as a…

Stitch wins Mr. Chicago Leather 2018

CHICAGO — Stitch Leatherdandy won Mr. Chicago Leather 2018 at the Leather Archives & Museum on Saturday, Jan. 27. Stitch was one of six contestants vying for the title. The other contestants were Chewy, Nick, Saber, Juan and Corey. Chewy and Nick currently live in the Chicago suburbs while all of the other contestants live…

inkedKenny exhibition opening at LA&M

CHICAGO — The opening reception for the “MEN as seen through the lens of inkedKenny” exhibition was held at the Leather Archives & Museum on Friday night. The reception was held just before the opening ceremonies of Mr. Chicago Leather weekend in the Rogers Park area of the city. MEN as seen through the lens…

Full Kit celebrates three years in Chicago

CHICAGO — Full Kit Gear, one of Chicago’s three leather stores, celebrated its third anniversary on Thursday, Jan. 25. The anniversary was held at the store, still in the building it once shared with Man’s Country. Store Manager Kelly Stiles said that the new condo development to be built, The Renslow, will not be directly…

Peoria Munch does food play, Feb. 10

PEORIA — The Peoria Munch is doing food play for February’s education on Feb. 10. From the Fetlife post: Peoria is having a Food Play Demo given by the lovely Shwilla!! What’s Food Play!!?? You’ve gotta come to find out! The demo will cover setting up the scene, types of foods to avoid as well…

Illinois transgender teen denied bathroom access

PALATINE — A transgender teen in Palatine was denied an court injunction that would have allowed her immediate, unrestricted bathroom access. The Daily Herald of Arlington Heights reported that Nova Maday, 18, had sought the injunction to lift the district’s requirement she use a private changing area inside the girls locker room during her final…

Mr. Chicago Leather 2018 this weekend

CHICAGO — The Mr. Chicago Leather 2018 contest will be this weekend, with the main events being held at the Leather Archives & Museum. The judges for this year are: Mr. ICON Detroit 2017 Joey Dinello Mr. Illinois Bear 2017 Freddy Miranda Mr. Midwest Rubber 2017 Pup Link International Mister Leather 2017 Ralph Bruneau Gerald…