Category: Regional

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GLLA Releases Class and Event Schedule

INDIANAPOLIS – Great Lakes Leather Alliance has announced their class schedule and a tentative event schedule for Great Lakes Leather Weekend in Indianapolis, August 23-25. The weekend is one of the top event weekends in the region with classes and a major contest. The winners of the Master/slave, LeatherSir/boy, Bootblack and Ms. Leather Pride contests…

Day of Decision Rally in Chicago

CHICAGO – Rallies took place all over the region following the June 26 Supreme Court decision cutting the heart out of DOMA and dismissing Prop. 8. More than 1,000 people gathered at the corner of Halstead and Roscoe in the heart of Chicago’s Boystown before marching through Lakeview and Wrigleyville. Speakers from Lambda Legal, the…

CLAW Moving to the Airport

CLEVELAND – CLAW 14 will be held at a beautiful new hotel and conference center! All the rooms and meeting space at the Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel have been reserved entirely for CLAW 14, April 24-27, 2014. A friendly and welcoming staff await your on time arrival. Special CLAW 14 rate of $119/night includes free…

CLAW Rocks Cleveland

CLEVELAND – The home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hosted Cleveland Leather Awareness Weekend (CLAW) for the twelfth year at the end of April with its biggest crowd yet. More than 600 leatherpeople from across the Midwest and beyond gathered in downtown Cleveland for the event. CLAW is completely volunteer run with all money raised going…

CLAW in 2 weeks!

CLEVELAND – This year CLAW http://www.clawinfo.org is going to be more amazing for everyone! Handlers and pups have a lot of fun and learning to look forward to. Here is the schedule and the sign up for the Puppy Play Demo that will be going on though the weekend. We will also be sending out reminders…

GLLA Announces Judges

INDIANAPOLIS – Great Lakes Leather Alliance has announced both the judges and many of the presenters for their 2013 Weekend in August. The judges for the Great Lakes Leather Sir/boy and Ms. Leather Pride contests are: Blade – Blade was born from a union of a prom queen and a biker Dad.  It was inevitable that…

Etienne Art Show at CLAW

CLEVELAND – In honor of his induction into the Leather Hall of Fame, the Leather Archives and CLAW are proud to present a career spanning retrospective of the great art of Dom Orejudos, better known in the leather community as the artist Etienne. Includes rare opportunity to see the original artwork as well as his…

Pledge Your Used Jock to CLAW

CLEVELAND – Win two CLAW Premium packages including hotel room (Retail value $750). To enter, click this link: http://secureagent.net/clawregi/index.php?option=com_rsform&formId=9. All donations welcome. Leather and other gear, porn, books, art,. household stuff, gift certificates, etc. Pledge now, even if you don’t know exactly what you will donate. Rooms at the full leather Hampton Inn. Donations may…