Category: Illinois

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inkedKenny exhibition at Leather Archives starts Jan. 26

CHICAGO — An exhibition of works by photographer inkedKenny opens on Friday, Jan. 26, in the Guest Artist Gallery at the Leather Archives & Museum.

The Archives said in a press release that an opening reception for the exhibition is Jan. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission for the reception is free, but 21 and over only. refreshments will be served. inkedKenny will be in attendance to talk about his photography and what inspired many of his black-and-white and color images included in the show. Refreshments will be served.

Central Illinois Top Gathering on Jan. 26

BLOOMINGTON — The Central Illinois Top Gather will be this Friday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m. From the Fetlife event: The Top Gathering is returning for another great year of discussion for Top minded individuals. Starting off this year _DC_ and I will be sharing the reins and cohosting the Top Gathering events. The ultimate…

Annual CPP Town Hall Meeting, Jan. 21

CHICAGO — The Chicago Puppy Patrol will be having their annual Town Hall meeting this Sunday, Jan. 21, at CellBlock in Chicago. From the Facebook event: Every year, Chicago Puppy Patrol hosts their annual Town Hall meeting at Cell Block in January. This business meetings gives the board a chance to discuss what CPP has…

Fetish Photos for Inclusivity in Chicago, Jan. 20

CHICAGO — A fundraiser for inclusive organizations will be this weekend at Jackhammer in Chicago. From the Facebook event: Originally this was going to be a fundraiser for Bayard Matty and Midwest Drummer 2017 – Daddy B for their travel fund, with the events that transpired this week, I have decided to move in a different direction. All funds…

Illinois Leather Alliance announces judges, new contest

CHICAGO — The Illinois Leather Alliance, producer of the Illinois LeatherSir, Leatherboy, Ms. Leather Pride, Handler, and Pup contests, has announced their judges for 2018 and a new contest for the roster. The judges for this year are: Mufasa Ali, ONYX Founder and Mr World Leather 2006-07 Ms Simone, Illinois Ms. Leather Pride 2008 and…

Equality Illinois PAC endorses Villivalam for Illinois’ 8th State Senate District

CHICAGO–The Equality Illinois PAC, the political arm of Equality Illinois, has endorsed Ram Villivalam for the Illinois State Senate 8th District Democratic primary. “Ram Villivalam will be a champion for all residents of the 8th district, including LGBTQ residents,” said John Litchfield, chair of the Equality Illinois PAC, in a statement released Tuesday. “Villivalam’s record…

CIPx/MAsT:Decatur to launch community website in Illinois

DECATUR — CIPx and MAsT:Decatur announced Wednesday that they are planning a website for the leather and kink community of Central Illinois. According to a post on the Central Illinois BDSM group on Fetlife, the site will feature area events, community projects, possible chat room and house a lifestyle library with both real-time library branches…