Category: Illinois

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

Eastside Munch in O’Fallon, Sept. 7

O’FALLON, Ill. — Yes, the bridge goes both ways! Join us for the September’s Eastside Munch!! When: Thursday ~ Sept 7th, 2017 Event Link Here <<—Click Here 6:30 pm until 9 ish Where?? O’Charley’s Restaurant & Bar 1313 Central Park Drive O’Fallon, IL 62269 Special note: now O’Charley’s has unlimited catfish dinner on Thursday Ask the hostess…

Illinois governor signs ban on ‘gay panic’ defense

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday signed a bill that prevents people from claiming the “gay panic” defense in crimes, making Illinois only the second state to ban the defense. From Equality Illinois: The measure, SB 1761, which the governor signed on Friday after unanimously passing both chambers of the General Assembly, is part…

Illinois bill to make updating birth certificates easier signed into law

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday signed a bill that would make it easier for transgendered individuals to update their birth certificates. The bill, House Bill 1785, modernizes the Illinois Vital Records Act and to allow transgender and intersex individuals to change the gender marker on their birth certificates without undergoing gender reassignment…

St. Louis LGBTQIA Munch, Sept. 1

ST. LOUIS — Enjoy some queer space with fellow kinksters! This will be a super casual social gathering of people who are kinky or kink-curious and identify in any way as LGBTQIA. See you at MoKaBe’s Coffeehouse, 6pm-8pm on Friday September 1. Notice that this month the first Friday is also the 1st of the…

Highland Munch, Aug. 29

HIGHLAND, Ill. — It’s almost time for the Fancy Sauce (Highland) Munch again! Like usual, we will have great company and good food! We meet at Sam’s Pizza & Pub on the last Tuesday of every month. We would like a head count, so please RSVP. Come enjoy a night of good food and and…

Taste of Kink at LRA, Sept. 9

CHICAGO — Save the date for a tapas of sensation. Presenters ready to titillate you include: LadyMJC312 – Mummification/VacBed MS_J – Fireplay LolaGets – Microbranding Cataclyzmic – Knife Play Ms_Lash/Sabah – Whips RedOpal – Rope Play -sassy- – Quills Heuristic Chick – Impact Play Queer Cuntessa/CharliedaUnicorn – Violet Wand Note this is NOT a play…