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29 Palms- The Collectors Oasis 556

Acme Toy 531-533

Adonis Leathercrafters 400, 439

AIDS Foundation of Chicago Grace Suite, 4th floor

Alt Kilt 536

Andre Whips/Ms-V 537

Atomic Jock 496-497

Balls and Chains 233

Barcode Berlin 292-293

BDG Sales, LLC 520-525, 548

Bear Ink 494-495 Casual Clothing 526 Casual Clothing 527

Bootleg Life 483

BootWerks/Leatherwerks Part of Leatherwerks

Bound & Gagged 244

Boy Butter 234

BURLYSHIRTS/Shane Ruff Studios 259, 287

C-3 Casual Clothing/ 528 421-424

Chicago Dragons Rugby Football Club 458

Chicago Hellfire Club 264

City of Chicago Department of Health 456

CJ's Leather 231-232, 257-258

Dancing Painter 255

Dr. Clockwork's Home for Electrical and Medical Oddities 504

Dungeon Beds 212-213, 216-217

E7 Gear 488-489, 510-511

Eagle Leathers 516

Exotic-Erotics 220-221

Fetiche Armada 427-429

Folsom Street East 417

Folsom Street Events 245

Fort Troff 401-409, 430-436

Gear Essentials 218-219

Got Kilt 518

GuySpy 486

Hands for Hire Chair Massage 540

Hardpoints@Greycat Workshop 534-535

Howard Brown Health Center 418

I.D. Lube 425

Industrial Disease 484 223

Jams Jewels 515

Jewelry by Ponce 200

Killerbob Graphics 273

KJ Canes 282

Le Chateau Exotique & LCE Ltd 464-469

Leather Archives & Museum 206-211

Leather Bonding Co. 554-555

Leather Masters 490-492, 507-509

Leather Werks 419-420, 459-460, 541-547

Lockergear 278-279

Lucom USA 224

M4M411.COM 222

Man2Man Leather 485

Manhunt 538-539

Marvelous Mayhem 441-443

Master Series 280-281

Mid America Fists In Action 277

MIR-Mr. International Rubber 215


Mr. Friendly 478

Mr. Hyde's Custom Leather 444

Mr. S. Leather 237-243, 246-252, 244

Nasty Pig 266-272

Northbound Leather 201-205

NYJox 229

Obscure Belts 226

Off Ramp Leathers 230

OraSure Technologies 457

Orbitz 463

Oxballs 502-503

Paddle Werks/Leather Werks Part of Leatherwerks

PASD and CARAS 517

Passional Boutique 549-550

PJUR USA 415-416

Priape 260-263, 283-286

Puppy Grillz 461

Rainbow Rope/Kinky Medical 551-553

Raw Candles 505 297-300

Rough Trade 498-501

Rubio Leather 450-455

Semmerling & Schaefer Mask Studios 513

Sheets of San Francisco 557-558

SLS Specialty 294-296

Sold Out Clothing 462

Square Peg Toys 253-254

Steamworks 214

Steve Leather 529-530

Stompers Boots 440, 479

The Kink Shop 481-482

The Leather Journal 477

The Leather Man, Inc. 410-414

The Stockroom 446-449, 470-473

The Writers Booth & Bears 426

Timoteo L.L.C. 235-236

TLS Rubber Gear 274-276

Toolworks Chicago 480, 519

Tribal Son 227

Tropicana Las Vegas 226

Twin Cities Leather 475-476

Unzicker Design 225

Utilikilts 265

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Bears, cubs and their admirers return for Illinois Bear Contest 2023-04-11
- Visitors and Chicagoans gathered at Charlies Chicago, 3726 N. Broadway, on April 7 to kick off the Illinois Bear Contest weekend, the first since 2019. The contest itself took place the following evening at Leather Archives ...

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SHOWBIZ Trans musicians, NHL, 'Queen Charlotte,' Jinkx Monsoon, Anderson Cooper 2023-04-08
- The Face published an article about five trans musicians who should be on people's playlists. British queer nightlife legend Mya Mehmi said that those musicians include New York's Ms Boogie, London-based Harve, Arca, Ms. Carrie Stacks ...

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Winners chosen in the International Puppy and Trainer Contest 2023-04-03
- The International Puppy & Trainer Contest was held in Chicago the weekend of March 31 to April 2 for the first time since 2019. The contest's Meet & Greet was held at Cellblock on March 31. The contest was hosted the ...

Gay News

PASSAGES: Visual artist, Chicago nightlife scene drag performer legend and hairdresser Jojo Baby 2023-03-16
- Visual artist, Chicago nightlife scene drag performer legend, doll-maker and hairdresser Jojo Baby died March 14 of liver, lung and stomach cancer. They were 51. Baby was born April 10, 1971, in Chicago and grew up ...

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Puppy & Handler Contest returns 2023-02-21
Joseph Stephens - The Midwest Puppy & Handler Contest took place the weekend of Feb. 17-18 for the first time since 2019. The contest's meet-and-greet was held at Cellblock Feb. 17. The contest itself was hosted by the Leather ...

Gay News

Chicagoans gather for Jackhammer re-opening 2023-01-30
Photos by Joseph Stevens - Rogers Park leather and fetish bar Jackhammer held its grand re-opening the evening of Jan. 27 after a long renovation process. The longtime North Side watering hole opened in 1999, taking over the space previously occupied ...

Gay News

ONYX Midwest forum tackles racist performance at Touche's anniversary party 2023-01-22
- In a response to the racist performance that took place at the leather, fetish and bear-focused Touche Chicago's 45th anniversary celebration on Nov. 1, 2022, ONYX Midwest hosted a community forum Jan. 21 at The Leather ...

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Touche Chicago's 45th-anniversary celebration marred by racist performance 2022-11-03
- Racist performance mires Touche Chicago's 45th anniversary celebration By Carrie Maxwell On Nov. 1, the leather, fetish and bear-focused Touche Chicago celebrated its 45th anniversary with a feature performance by ...

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Howard Brown Health's Big Orange Ball has 'Saturday Night Fever' theme 2022-10-27
- Howard Brown Health's Big Orange Ball was back in-person at Park West on Oct. 22—this time with a big (not orange) disco ball. About 300 people brought their Halloween spirit to the event, dressed in costumes ...

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'Martinis That Matter' to honor former TPAN CEO Jeff Berry on Oct. 30 2022-10-19
- Marty's Martini Bar, 1511 W. Balmoral Ave., presents "Martinis That Matter," a community giving-back program that funds community groups, charities and organizations. Profits from the sales during these events go to the organizations hosting. On Sunda ...

Gay News

'Barlesque' launches at Sidetrack 2022-09-03
- On Sept. 1 at Northalsted/Boystown nightspot Sidetrack, Barlesque kicked off. Nightlife figure Khloe Daniels hosted, introducing this year's bars, performers and choreographers. Barlesque brings Chicago nightlife superstars, local bars and ...

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TPAN bringing back 'Barlesque' starting Sept. 1 2022-08-25
- Barlesque is back. On Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. at Northalsted/Boystown nightspot Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St., Barlesque will kick off. Nightlife figure Khloe Daniels will host introduce this year's bars, performers and choreographers. Attendanc ...

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Touche holds fundraiser for Windy City Times 2022-07-12
- Leather bar Touche, 6412 N. Clark St., held its regular Friday fundraiser on July 8—and the fortunate recipient this time was Windy City Times. Approximately $200 were raised during this benefit raffle. Touche has been a ...

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Pride Journey: Iceland 2022-03-21
- The only way to describe Iceland is ... magical. It truly is. Iceland is like no other place I've visited in the world. It's topography, climate, people, culture, history, and nightlife blended together make Iceland a ...

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PASSAGES Jeffrey Wayne ("Jef") Morgan 2022-01-11
- Jeffrey Wayne "Jef" Morgan, of Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood, passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack while shoveling snow on Jan. 2. He was 58. Jef was the well-loved manager at Little Jim's on ...


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