Category: Illinois

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Chicago Power Exchange Roundtable to tackle structural tools in May discussion

CHICAGO — The Chicago Power Exchange Roundtable will cover Structural Tools & Their Effectiveness in Power Exchange. From the Fetlife event: Tools that create structure in power exchange can help define and shape a dynamic, and be useful in establishing stability, security, anticipation – rituals, protocol, personal growth assignments being some of those tools. Using such…

Chicago Bearfest this Memorial Day weekend

CHICAGO — Chicago Bearfest will return for its second time May 24-28. This year’s schedule of events has bear dancers, the 2018 Chicago Bear & Chicago Cub contest and a special show “My Big Funny Peter” featuring comedian Peter Bisuito. There is no official host hotel for Bearfest. Most of the events and activities take…

Chicago Crimson Moon Spanko Munch on May 19

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Chicago Crimson Moon will have their monthly brunch on Saturday, May 19, in Schaumburg. From the Fetlife event: Crimson Moon is the oldest spanking club in the country & we will be hosting out 25th Anniversary party this October. Our monthly munch is a low key way for members & those interested…

Bootblack Roundup 2018

CHICAGO – On the Weekend of August 10 to 12, 2018, Bootblacks from around the country will pour into the City of Chicago for the 3rd annual  . In 2015, Sparkie, 2015 Illinois Community Bootblack, wanted to do a unique fundraising event to end his title year and decided to fill the void for Bootblack-focused…

New Illinois Bear Family sashed

CHICAGO — The Illinois Bear Contest was held this past weekend in Chicago. Four titles were given out, including the new Ms. Illinois Bear. The winners are: Illinois Bear 2018 – Crescendo Onyx Ms. Illinois Bear 2018 – Belladona Logan Illinois Cub 2018 – Jeremy Miller Illinois Bear Hunter 2018 – Steven Wolfvien The contest…

Cupcake Wars 5

On Sunday, April 15th, the Trident International WIndy City hosted the 5th Annual Cupcake Wars at Touché in Chicago. This year’s event benefited the Broadway Youth Center. The Broadway Youth Center (BYC) of Howard Brown Health is a haven for LGBTQ youth and young people experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Here they seek refuge and community…

Standing Up for Vivian: #RoadToIMsLBB2018

CHICAGO — On Saturday, April 6th, the Chicago community came out in full force to show their support for Vivian, who will be competing in the 2018 International Ms Bootblack Competition.  The competition takes place April 19 – April 22, 2018. Touche Chicago, one of Vivian’s sponsors hosted “Stand Up! A Service Auction” an auction…

CUFF’s April slosh set for April 22

URBANA, Ill. — CUFF’s will be holding their monthly slosh at the Tin Roof Tavern in Urbana, Ill. on April 22 at 6 p.m. From the Fetlife event: It’s time for the slosh again everyone! I’m excited this month to see all you great people and hopefully to make some new friends as well. 🙂…

Illinois Leather 2018

CHICAGO — On March 16th, 2018, the Illinois Leather Alliance held their annual contest in Chicago. This year there were a few changes to the contest, including a whole new venue.  The Illinois Leather Alliance holds contests for Sir, boy, Ms. Leather Pride, Puppy, Trainer, Bootblack, Master, Slave, and this year a new contest was…