A reflection on the museum’s storied past and more inclusive future
Can these queer havens survive another pandemic?
The pioneering gay bathhouse’s 13-hour final hurrah
Miles from the downtown campus of International Mr. Leather, the Leather Archives & Museum is Chicago’s year-round BDSM hub.
This year an estimated 18,000-20,000 leather folk also made the trip.
The Leather Rose Association shows us its spanking bench, standing steel cage, and other bondage furniture.
Whether you like your summer weekends loud with a side of light beer or a little more eclectic, the options for fairs and festivals that suit your mood are plentiful. Admission fees listed for most neiighborhood festivals are suggested donations for charity or community projects. May International Mr. Leather Chicago’s homegrown leather-man competition packs the […]
“Chicago360 v.5: Aliens in the City,” the final production of seven-year-old nonprofit Split Pillow, premieres tonight at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
Street fairs, art fairs, neighborhood fests, and much more
If his challenge to Deb Mell’s nominating petition succeeds, state rep candidate Joe Laiacona just might run unopposed in the Democratic primary. But can a leather master actually win in the general election?
According to the LGBT newspaper Chicago Free Press, the International Mr. Leather pageant is finally instituting a long-overdue policy prohibiting marketing that promotes unprotected sex.