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Regional Reaction to ILSb Decision

CHICAGO – Organizational response to the decision by the board of International LeatherSir/Leatherboy has been mixed. Leatherati has reported that the Northwest Region, MidAtlantic, Florida and Northern California regions have all cancelled contests in response to the ILSb’s changes. In the Midwest, reaction has been more restrained. When contacted for a reaction on the new…

Midwest Leather Weekend Coming Soon!

ST. LOUIS – Midwest Leather Weekend; Hot Men, Fetishes The first weekend in October, 2013, will see a huge celebration of Leather, Kink, Fetish and more at the Midwest Leather Weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. Centered on two big contests, the weekend will include events, seminars by leading Kink specialists and parties for Leatherfolk from…

Kink U – Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS – Kink U is coming to Minneapolis.  We’re taking over the Eagle Underground to showcase our local kink talent and give the Twin Cities community a great chance to get exposed to some fun BDSM experiences.  Each class is specifically designed to give people some HANDS ON experience.  So, if you’ve ever wanted to…

Jessie Wins Mr. Midwest Rubber 2013

CHICAGO – Jesse “J. Morty Beaverhausen” of Des Moines, Iowa won the 2013 Mr. Midwest Rubber title at Touché in Chicago on Saturday, July 20. Mr. Midwest Rubber Meet and Greet The weekend kicked off on Friday with the introduction of contestants and judges and the anniversary of the Chicago Rubbermen, one of the contest’s…

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…