Around Town provides you highlights of upcoming events in the Chicagoland area that are not sanctioned WSGA events but may be of interest to WSGA members. If you would like to see an event listed here, please e-mail us and we’ll try to make accommodations for the listing of the event. The events below are not sponsored by WSGA and should not be seen as an endorsement by WSGA.

Youth Outlook, formerly the Questioning Youth Center (QYC), seeks volunteers to assist with operating our drop-in centers, youth leadership program and community education work. If you have 5 hours per month to spare, we will provide the training you need.

Youth Outlook’s weekly groups meet in DeKalb on Mondays, in Naperville on Tuesdays, and Aurora on Thursdays. Don’t forget our new drop-in center in St. Charles! Got time in your schedule for an evening with extremely intelligent, politically aware youth? Got time to laugh? We’ve got a place for you!


To learn more about volunteer opportunities with Youth Outlook, contact Nancy Mullen, Executive Director, at or (815) 754-5331 to receive an application.

West Suburban Gay Association

International Mr. Leather 40

May 24 – May 28, 2018

Congress Plaza Hotel  

520 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, Il. 60605


Celebrate the 40th Annual IML Contest and the famous The IML Leather Market – the world’s best collection of leather and fetish vendors.  Want to visit vendors like Adonis Leathercrafters, Atomic Jock, Exotic-Erotics, Manhunt, Nasty Pig, Rough Trade, TLS RubberGear and The Kink Shop?  Yeah…you know you do! 



2018 Milwaukee Pride Fest Weekend

Friday        June 8, 2018     3:00 PM - Midnight

Saturday    June 9, 2018   Noon - Midnight

Sunday       June 12, 2018   Noon - 10:00 PM


The Milwaukee Pride Fest, the world’s largest LGBT festival with permanent festival grounds.  A variety of entertainment will be staged throughout the fest along with food and craft venders.