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.

Regional LGBTQ orgs react to new “religious liberty” guidance

ST. LOUIS — LGBTQ organizations in the Midwest have reacted to Attorney General Jeff Sessions issuing guidance to “protect religious liberty in a broad, yet vague, guidance memo that critics fear could give people of faith — including government workers and contractors — a loophole to ignore federal bans on discrimination against women and LGBT people.”

2011 Ohio Valley Regional Leather Contest

The 2011 contest is open to contestants from the following states: Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Kentucky. Titles open for competition:OVR Mr. Leather PrideOVR Ms. Leather PrideOVR Leather Pride BoyOVR Leather BearOVR Leather CubOVR Leather Master/slaveOVR Bootblack. For contest information: www.ohioleatheralliance.com or email OhioLeatherAlliance@yahoo.com Sponsors:AxisThe Clubs ColumbusThe Chamber Outlook MediaExile July 29 –…

Leather Leader George Wong Passes Away

Chicago Den Reports Leather leader and former International Mr. Leather judge George Wong passed away early on Monday, June 6, in Los Angeles. George was the public relations officer of Avatar LA and a member of Mama’s Family. According to national newsite Leatherati.com, he also served as a contestant handler at IML for several years…

NO PAIN, NO GAIN! A weekend intensive on Sadism and Masochism

BaTS Mailing ListFriday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19Galleria Domain Two (GD2)Chicago, Illinoiswww.galleriadomain.org 21+GD2 Members: $70Non-Members: $85Limited to 65 AttendeesRegistration Opens Monday, May 16Registration Closes Friday, June 10 NO PAIN, NO GAIN! is sponsored by GD2 and ALL proceeds after expenses benefit GD2’s education fund.WHAT IS NO PAIN, NO GAIN? No Pain, No Gain! is…

Classes/Play Party at The Studio (Chicago) – 6/17

BaTS Mailing ListCLASSES………. Ms.C will cover : “To Restrain or Knot?” Bondage choices for any level. “Chitownkinky” “Fucking Machines/Devices For Dummies 099” Ms. CherriesJubalie:Ms.CherriesJubalie Identifies as a Switch, a Professional Domme, and hasbeen active in the Chicago Leather Community for over five years. Shecurrently is the collared slave of Leon MonkeyFetish. She presents atlocal and…

We’re back

Yes, it’s been a long time. But after a lot of thought and an interesting weekend at IML, we’ve decided to restart the Chicago Den. No promises and we’ll be expecting a lot from you, but we’ll see how this goes.

Midwest Leather Comes to Chicago

By Tony Esquivel, Jr. CHICAGO – Ah, the aroma of Leather, skin, and cigars. Is it IML? No, it’s Friday night, April 7, 2006, for the Mr. Midwest Leather 2006 Meet ‘N’ Greet at the Chicago Eagle. The Master of Ceremonies for contest was Jon Krongaard of Chicago. He is Vice President of the Leather…

Great Lakes Puppy 2006 from the Inside

CHICAGO – Pup whimper of Columbus, Ohio won the Great Lakes Puppy 2006 title this past weekend and Sir Bill of Oak Brook, Illinois got the Handler title. The difference between this contest and the other puppy contests I’ve covered? This time, yours truly, this faithful reporter, was the first runner-up for Great Lakes Puppy.…

Colorful Night of Leather

CHICAGO – Joey Boynton of Chicago kept the Leatherman of Color title in the Windy City and will be taking it to the International Mr. Leather contest next May. Joey and Doc Hoskins of New York City were the contestants for the contest held during BlackOut X, the tenth annual run for the Men of…