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Professional Staff:




Mailing Address:


6418 North Greenview Ave.

Chicago, IL 60626


Tax ID (FEIN): 36-3841874


Tax Exempt Information


The LA&M is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a charity under the 501(c)(3) provisions. This means that monetary donations as well as donations to the collections are tax deductible subject to IRS rules and regulations. While the LA&M is pursuing grant opportunities, we rely on the community whose history is being preserved for support. The LA&M operational expenses consist of archival and exhibit supplies, utility bills necessary to maintain appropriate environmental conditions, exhibit freight expenses, and administrative expenses.


Mission Statement


"The compilation, preservation and maintenance of leather lifestyle and related lifestyles [including but not limited to the Gay and Lesbian communities], history, archives and memorabilia for historical, educational and research purposes."

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Policies of the LA&M


Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors


All voting members are invited to attend these meetings. The meetings will be held at the Leather Archives & Museum in the Etienne Auditorium at the following times: Sunday, October 22nd  2017 at 10:00am For more information, please contact our staff.

Gallery Hours


The museum galleries are closed all major US holidays. Access to the Archival Collection requires an appointment in advance. The museum is open to patrons 18 years of age and over.


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