Category: Illinois

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Equality Illinois launches drive for LGBTQ leadership in state

CHICAGO—Equality Illinois is launching a new initiative to build the policy and political power of LGBTQ Illinoisans by linking qualified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people to openings on key state boards and commissions. “The Boards and Commissions Initiative seeks to enhance the visibility and public leadership of LGBTQ Illinoisans on the important state…

Sushi Night Peoria, Oct. 30

PEORIA — Come out for some good food and hang out with friends. Meeting at Sushi Ko in the back corner of the Metro Center at 630 between Nick and Willy’s and Naturally Yours Grocery. They do have great Chinese food along with sushi. Best part is it’s 25% off your whole bill. We have…

LA&M board adopts new mission statement

CHICAGO — At the Annual Meeting of the Leather Archives and Museum (LA&M) the Board of Directors continued strategic planning work that began last year with the adoption of a new Mission Statement for the organization. “The new mission statement better reflects both the work of the LA&M and the communities we serve,” said Bob Miller,…

CineKink: Chicago, Nov. 10

CHICAGO — Films that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality will screen as CineKink, “the kinky film festival,” returns to Chicago for a red-hot rendezvous! Friday, November 10 – 7 pm CineKink Presents: Kink and the Community There are many tastes and predilections that make up the world of kink. Here, a sampling…

Executive director search committee updates LA&M board on progress

CHICAGO — The Leather Archives and Museum (LA&M) Executive Director Search Committee reports the initial phase of the search process concludes with the closing of the application submission window. Following a nation-wide search, 66 applicants submitted their resume for consideration to be the next leader of the LA&M. The search committee evaluated candidates based on…

MIR21 – Squeakeasy

CHICAGO — Mr. International Rubber returns to Chicago next week. This year’s theme reaches back to Chicago’s history of speakeasies. As in past years, the contest, vendor market will be at the Center on Halstead in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. But rubber events will be taking place across town at CellBlock, Touche, Jackhammer and two of…

Trident Windy City Chili Cook Off on Nov. 5

CHICAGO — Join Trident International Windy City on Sunday Nov 2 at 5:00 p.m. to crown the next Top Chili Chef of Chicago! The leather, fetish and kinky groups and clubs have gotten together to name a chef to compete in Kitchen Stadium Jackhammer! but they need YOU! Each person that donates $5 will receive…

Chicago Rope November: Second Anniversary Event

CHICAGO — This November, Chicago Rope turns two years old! We’re celebrating with a special event featuring a class on Vintage Rope Bondage with BadKittyBondage, a team that presented at our very first event and has supported us all along. For beginners, we’ll be offering Rope 102, part Two in our Foundations of Japanese Rope Bondage…