Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend (MAL) 

Hosted by the Centaurs Motorcycle Club, the Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend (MAL) is a three-day long party and event held every MLK weekend in Washington, DC.  ONYX events during MAL typically include a Friday Meet and Greet, the now infamous Cocktail Party and Gear Show on Saturday afternoon and a Fellowship Dinner on Sunday.  This year’s Cocktail Party and Gear Show raised upwards of $6000.  Join us for the next family reunion January 17 – 20, 2020!  Info on the 2018 Cocktail Party and Gear Show will be announced here!


Cleveland Leather Awareness Weekend (CLAW)

CLAW Corp is a certified non-profit corporation dedicated to fundraising, education, volunteerism and all other charitable needs of the adult leather community. They are dedicated to the principle that people into leather are normal, happy and healthy, and that they teach each other the truth of that principle. They produce a large annual convention (the Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend) in Cleveland, Ohio every year, and several smaller CLAW Nation events around the country throughout the year.

ONYX has in the past sponsored various events in support of CLAW and its fundraising efforts as part of its own mission of service to the community.  This year no less than 4 ONYXMen will be part of the educational instruction at CLAW!  ONYX will also co-sponsor the Uniform Party with the men of MAUL at the Leather Stallion.  Come out and join the fun at CLAW 19, April 25 – 28, 2019!


International Mister Leather (IML)

International Mister Leather (IML) is one of the world’s largest gatherings of leathermen and BDSM aficionados.  Held every Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, IML spans several days and includes the International Mister Leather competition in addition to other events, such as workshops, socials, themed dance parties and a leather vendor market.

During IML, the men of ONYX typically host a Meet and Greet on Friday evening, May 24th and a People of Color Caucus on Saturday afternoon followed by the world famous APEX – The ONYX IML Dance, Saturday night, May 25th.  We’ll be there May 24 – 27, 2019!  Will you?


ONYX Blackout

BLACKOUT is the anniversary celebration of ONYX.  We gather all our members, family, friends and supporters to celebrate yet another year in the leather community.  Originally held in Chicago, BLACKOUT has since been held in other locations such as Atlanta and Augusta in GA, New York City, Fort Lauderdale, Washington DC and most recently New Orleans for Voodoo in the Bayou.  Keep your calendars open for 2019 as BLACKOUT next invades the City of Angels!  Yes, BLACKOUT will next be hosted by the men in SoCal!  Mark your calendars for Oct 10-13, 2019!  Info soon to be found at blackout.onyxmen.com!



June 7 – Toy With Me/Project VIDA 

Join Project VIDA and ONYX/Midwest this Friday, June 7th, 6pm-9pm as we continue 2019’s Toy With Me: A Spicier Safer Sex Experience. This Month Iron Wolf Onyx, Mr Fetish Jackhammer 2019 will be our guest facilitator with “Foot Fantasies & Fetishes”.  Toy with Me is an event that introduces the use of sex toys as a way to heal ourselves and a safer way to satisfy yourself and others.

This month’s topic focuses on:
Foot Fantasies & Fetishes w/Iron Wolf ONYX

In this workshop, you will learn the following.
– How sex toys help satisfy in a safer way
– How sex toys can help you prepare for a new encounter
– Different types of sex toys and how to use them
– Knowing which sex toys are good and which you should avoid
– How to clean and take care of sex toys

HIV and STI testing will also be provided.
– $25 for HIV or STI
– $50 for HIV/STI Combo
– Free for qualifying individuals

First 5 individuals to arrive will receive a Safer Sex Swag Bag with $25 worth of Toy with Me products.

Project VIDA is now holding this event monthly.
Entry $10
GET IN FREE! with an HIV and/or STI screening.
Get screened before the event for advance free entry.

This event is an 18 and over event.  FB info here!


June 28 – ONYX/Midwest June Bar Nite

The Men of ONYX Midwest will be bringing you another sexy fun bar night celebrating Pride Month in June.  Join us for jello shots, raffle prizes surprise demos and more as we come out to give the fun and frolic you come to expect from us every month. We continue to celebrate the victory of our ONYX/Northwest brother, Jack Thompson, aka Exile ONYX who stepped up to claim the title of International Mister Leather 2019, becoming the FIRST trans man of color to claim the title.  ONYX once again steps into leather history and we could not be more proud.  Also come check out the men of the Aerie, our current group of pledges who are here to serve on their journey to become full fledged members of ONYX/Midwest.  The pride is exploding all over, come out and catch the wave!!!


June 30 – Pride Parade 2019 – Leather & Kink Contingent 

It’s that time of year again – ONYX/Midwest will join The Pride Parade and the Leather & Kink Contingent! Join us, bring your friends!

More details as we get closer to the date!

Line up will be along Montrose- if you are taking public transportation, you can get close to the spot off of the Wilson Red Line, Montrose Brown Line, or the 22 Clark Bus.

Sunday morning, volunteers will meet at Touché to load up the truck at 9AM, then will be transported to our spot in the parade line. Once there, volunteers will be assembling the float at 10am.

The parade kicks off at 12pm Noon (we’re typically a little later in the parade so we my be waiting for a little while longer, but we must be ready to march!) Along the parade route, we will need marshals to monitor our safety.


At the end of the route, there will be a quick disassemble, then bringing the truck back to the bar for the annual Pride Cookout!

If you can volunteer for any of the assembly, disassembly, or marshaling, please contact us at touchechicago@gmail.com!  Facebook info found here!

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