Tag: Chicago

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 – Belladonna 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…

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…

Mr. Fetish Jackhammer, March 30-31

CHICAGO — The Mr. Fetish Jackhammer contest will return to Chicago’s Jackhammer bar on March 30 and 31. According to a press release, Mr. Fetish Jackhammer is regional title representing the Jackhammer that celebrates the fetish community at large and the passion and vitality of the fetish culture. The event focuses on the contestant’s public personae…

Bear All coming back to Chicago’s Touche

CHICAGO — Bear All, a showcase of local bear musicians, will be returning for the fourteenth time to Touche on Saturday, March 24. Featured performers in this edition of BEAR ALL, according to a press release, include: 2loose – a solo producer of cyber punk dance and electric boogie-woogie.  He calls his music “grungelectric punk”…

Kurt Allen wins Mr. Leather 64TEN 2018

CHICAGO — Kurt Allen won Mr. Leather 64TEN 2018 this past weekend in Chicago. Allen was one of three contestants for this year’s contest. The others were Natural Chameleon, the first runner-up, and Gabe. The contest is now in it’s third year and Kurt is the fourth person to hold the title. Chicago entertainer Teri…

Cupcake Wars coming back to Chicago

CHICAGO — Cupcake Wars, the annual baking competition between Chicago-area leather/kink clubs will be returning to Touche on April 15. The competition is hosted by Trident International – Windy City chapter every April. All organizations are invited and there are three ways to win: Judged, Fan Favorite and Raise the Dough (how much money each…

Chicago Rope Social on March 22

CHICAGO — Chicago Rope will be co-hosting a rope social with Second City Kinbaku on March 22. From the Fetlife post: The Chicago Rope Social is a monthly event co-sponsored by two of Chicago’s leading rope educational organizations. It’s a place for community, connection, and sharing. The Rope Social is open to all experience levels. Come…