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Celebrating 25 years of Leather History


A message from the City of Chicago:

Chicago City Council Resolution Acknowledges

Leather Archives & Museum 25th Anniversary.

With the assistance of Chicago 44th Ward Alderman Thomas M. Tunney, the Chicago City Council recently passed a resolution to acknowledge the Leather Archives & Museum (LA&M) and to recognize September 18th as Leather Archives & Museum Day in Chicago.

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25th Anniversary Catalog

Leather Archives & Museum: 25 Years (1991-2016) celebrates a milestone anniversary for the community institution. Among the 130 images from the Leather Archives and its collections are essays from Dr. Gayle Rubin, Dwight Skeates, Jose Santiago Perez and Jakob VanLammeren.  The catalog looks at the history of the institution, where it is today and provides insights into the future. Download a PDF above or view online below.

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Images from the event



This event made possible from generous donations for the following sponsors:


Presenting Sponsor

Philly Leather Pride Night Film Sponsor and Weekend Sponsor

One Web Company Film Sponsor

Chicago Hellfire Club Weekend Sponsor

Great Lakes Leather Alliance Supporting Sponsor

Touché Chicago Silver Sponsor

Centaur MC Presenting Sponsor

Drummer North America

Weekend Sponsor

Leather 64Ten

Weekend Sponsor

Full Kit Gear Silver Sponsor

Official Program

International Mr. Leather

Presenting Sponsor

By The People Documentary Upcoming Screenings