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by Cain Berlinger

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Colored peoples Hour, Negro History Week, Black History month. Who says we have not made progress?

Nothing new I can say about International Mr. Leather that hasn't been said every year, and it's all good! Yes, Palmer House Hilton was sold out. Yes, the 25th anniversary was promising to be the most talked about of all IML's.

[See coverage in the May 28 Windy City Times, plus next month's BLACKlines—this issue went to press before IML '03.]

Also see .

Mr. Ebony Leather was at The Empire Room located just off the lobby of the host hotel.

If you are a titleholder past/present/future, remember that your needs come first. The better off you are personally, professionally, and financially the better of a role model you are to not only those who follow you, encouraging future activists who might otherwise do nothing without your

sterling example. The best role model is one who leads by example. If you need to miss an event because you're sick, or the rent needs to be paid, or aunt Agnes is coming' to dinner, then do it!

The title system is not set up to produce victims or heroes but to represent the successful union of

reality and fetish. Do not let one overshadow the other. As a titleholder you owe the community a good example of successful life integration. After your year is up, stay available to mentor, but hand the sash over to the archives. If you have done well, your legacy will tell. Do not have a lifestyle. Have a life. Again, good luck IML and Ebony Contestants!

We aren't so different after all dept.

'Pounding their heads with machetes and daggers, their faces and clothes drenched in blood ... a jubilant crowd reveled in its newly recovered religious freedom by beating themselves while others whipped themselves with chains, and some cut themselves with blades ... .' Shiite pilgrims from all over Iraq mourned the death of their sect's founder in a mass outpouring that was as much political as religious.

Discuss amongst yourselves.

Has the NCSF drafted any kind of response to Senator Rick Santorum's outrageous comments? ... . But when they came for me ...

The Lure finally closed its doors with a final auction.

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Leather Archives acquires Dureau photo 2019-07-31 - Leather Archives & Museum ( LAM ), 6418 N. Greenview Ave., unveiled a newly acquired photograph by the late photographer George Dureau ( ...

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Leather/kink event highlights LGBTQ+ history, health 2019-07-28 - "Leather and Kink in the LGBTQ+ Community: History and Clinical Considerations" was held at the Center on Halsted on July 26. The event ...

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International Mr. Leather's 2019 Victory Party 2019-05-28 - The new IML was feted in style Sunday night, May 26, at House of Blues Chicago. The annual Victory Party immediately followed the ...

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International Mr. Leather's Brut party 2019-05-27 - IML 2019 weekend kicked off with many parties city-wide, including the annual Brut party, Friday, May 24, at Fantasy Nightclub, 3641 N. Halsted ...

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International Mr. Leather's Furball party gets hairy 2019-05-27 - Saturday of IML weekend gets a little hairy with the bears of Furball, the annual throwdown at Metro Chicago, 3730 N. Clark St. ...

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International Mr. Leather 2019 market attracts thousands 2019-05-27 - Thousands of fetishists ( and friends ) from all over the world flocked to the International Mr. Leather 2019 market on Memorial Day ...

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Trans, POC contestant, Jack Thompson, named International Mr. Leather 2019 2019-05-27 - Jack Thompson, Leatherman of Color from Baltimore, Maryland, was chosen out of a field of 68 contestants to be named International Mr. Leather ...

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International Mr. Leather Official Guide 2019-05-17 - Download the official guide to IML 2019: . ...

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'Leather Eye' contest raises $3,000 for GroceryLand 2019-05-01 - Touche, 6412 N. Clark St., held their annual Leather Eye For the Preppy Guy contest on Saturday, April 27, in conjunction with their ...


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