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Mr. Midwest Rubber 2013 Contest Weekend

CHICAGO – The Mr. Midwest Rubber contest is July 19 at Touche in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. Last year’s winner Colin Wood went on to win second runner up at Mr. International Rubber in Chicago in November 2012. The weekend is also the seventh anniversary of the Chicago Rubbermen. They’ll have their anniversary celebration during the…

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…