Category: Illinois

News from Illinois bear, leather and kink communities, courtesy of The Illinois Eagle.

Sponsored by:

KINQC October Play party and demo-Masquerade/Costume Ball

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Come on out to KINQC’s October Demo and Play Party. Click Here for Event Link When: October 21st, 2017 Time: 4:00pm for Demo, Doors open at 7:00pm for entrance to party, with announcements and doors locking at 8:00pm until midnight-1:00am. Description: Demo: Breathplay: Basics to advanced with anatomy and physiology discussion. Presented by…

American Brotherhood Weekend announces 2017 titleholders

CHICAGO — The producers of American Brotherhood Weekend pleased to announce the winners of their 2017 contest, held October 6-8 in Chicago, Illinois.

The 2017 American Leatherman title was awarded to Rod McCoy, who hails from the great state of Maryland. Rod held the title of Leatherman of Color 2011, and is a Full Brother of ONYX. Joining Rod as the American Leatherwoman 2017 is Jackie Thompson, who also resides in Maryland. Jackie also held the title of Ms. Capital Pride Leather 2009, and is a member of Highwaymen TNT.

Midwest Drummer names new titleholders

CHICAGO — Midwest Drummer held it’s second contest at Chicago’s Jackhammer bar on Sept. 22. Brandon Gentry of Chicago took home the Midwest Drummer title and Pup Bayard won Midwest Drummerboy.

Brandon came out ahead of Michael Sanders, another Chicago resident, for the Drummer title. Bayard was the only Drummerboy contestant but still had to reach a minimum number of points to win the title. There was no bootblack contestant for this year.

Executive director search committee updates LA&M membership on progress

CHICAGO — The Leather Archives and Museum (LA&M) Executive Director Search Committee reports the process for naming the next Executive Director is progressing as planned. In June 2017, following 15 years as LA&M Executive Director, Rick Storer pursued new opportunities with another Chicago non-profit organization. “The Board has been quick to develop and implement a comprehensive…

Chicago ClubFem Halloween Party, Oct. 7

CHICAGO — Get ready for a Monster of a good time! Save the Date for the October 7, 2017 Party! RSVPing on the Fetlife page does not get you on the guest list, but it does remind you to attend! RSVPs MUST be sent to by 8 pm the Friday BEFORE the party, October 6th. Chicago…

Jeremy Miller wins Mr. Central Illinois Bear 2017

PEORIA — Jeremy Miller won the second Mr. Central Illinois Bear competition this past weekend out of a field of four contestants.

The contest was put on by the River City Bears of Peoria. A meet and greet was held Friday night at Club Diesel with the actual contest held Saturday at Blondie’s. The contest included a boots and jeans, underwear, formal wear and a question and answer section. During the contest, there were two different performances by Elijah Nation and Michael Edwards, Keegan Nation and Kato Mann.

Equality Illinois honors Planned Parenthood of Illinois, LGBTQ activist Jim Bennett

CHICAGO – For their dedication to social justice and equality, Planned Parenthood of Illinois and veteran LGBTQ rights activist Jim Bennett will be honored at the 2018 Equality Illinois Gala. United Airlines is the Presenting Sponsor of the Gala, the Midwest’s largest LGBTQ formal celebration, to be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the…

Sushi Night Peoria, Oct. 2

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…