It's that time of year again! Although Memorial Day itself promises to chase away the recent chill settling around Chicago, with temperatures reaching into the high 70s, the weather prediction for this weekend is rain. This, however, won't stop the thousands upon thousands of LGBT people, bears, fetishests, kinksters, and admirers who flock to the city for the trifecta of events: the Grabby Awards, Bear Pride, and International Mister Leather.
After more than 15 years, the International Mr. Leather conference and competition is going back to its roots, holding the event at the Congress Plaza Hotel for the first time since 2000.
Calling all bears, daddies, bearded hipsters, otters, wolves, other furry friends and those who love them! Last year party creator Joe Fiore celebrated the 10 year anniversary of his wildly popular NYC party Furball by bringing it to Chicago for Memorial Day Weekend.