It was a huge Pride Weekend here at Touché.  Lots of guys came in to celebrate the weekend with us and we had the largest group of leather/kink folk assembled for the parade. The weather was perfect, the crowds were most enthusiastic and everyone had a blast.  There were leathermen & leatherwomen, pups, boys, rubber, uniforms, bears, yu name it, they were out there.  Thanks to all our local clubs that came together to make a statement for our part of the larger community.  Tons of photos, tweets and postings are going around on the parade itself.  Have you liked or are you following ToucheChicago?  Keep up with us on FaceBook and Twitter.

Now I am shifting gears as we prepare to celebrate the birthday of our nation, the 4th of July with another big RED, WHITE & BEAR WEEKEND.  Since most of you have Friday off for the holiday (it falls on Saturday this year in case you haven’t turn the calendar page yet)  the party gets started on Thursday and runs through Sunday with a different, festive contest featuring a $100 cash prize Thur-Fri-Sat nights.

Thursdays are our HANDBALLER NIGHT and if you like to lend a buddy a hand up come on down.  For our RED HANKY FULL MOON PARTY, we’ll raffle off tons of super hot fisting DVDs you can take home to enjoy.  Stuff a red hanky in your pocket and we’ll give a buck off your drinks all night.   With Full moon in the title, you can bet your ass there’s one in the sky this night.  And you can put that ass of yours on the line in our first contest of the weekend at midnight.  I had a $100 for the hottest “full moon” in the house.  Be warned it will get grabbed, lucky devil.

Friday night we”ll be looking for white hankies for our J/O FETISH PARTY.  Stuff one of those in your pocket for a buck off your drinks while we raffle off some J/O lube and supplies.  And yes the ad reads right, our contest this night is a J/O Contest at midnight with another $100 cash prize if you dare.

The 4th is on Saturday which is our BEAR NIGHT with the Great Lakes Bears.  After watching the fireworks, head on up here for some hair raising fun.  We’ll still offer up our Midnight Pizza Panic to keep you fueled up and going into the night.  We’ll hold off till 1 am for our HAIRY NIPPLES CONTEST to give you time to get here for a chance to win another $100 in cash.  With a crowd of bears, this should be a tough choice but some much fun to find the winner.

Capping off our holiday weekend is our SUNDAY BEER BUST.  The $1 drafts flow all day with our All American Weenie Roast from 3-7pm.  We’ll supply all the toppings to make your weenie “top dog” and there will be a raffle for a pair of tickets to Six Flags Great America with proceeds from the raffle benefiting the Groceryland Pantry.  If you’re heading back to town on Sunday from a holiday getaway, join us for our Movie Night at 7pm in the Club Room.  We have a very special treat for this night, something I can not tell you but I am sure you will kick yourself if you miss this.

I know Mr Midwest Rubber is just a few weeks away.  I hope to get news posted on the website in the next day or two.  You may expect another blast before the weekend celebrations begin.

Come show off your American Pride with Touché this weekend.


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It’s all coming together for one HUGE GAY PRIDE WEEKEND.  The weather will be warm and dry, you all know loads of folks will be coming to town this weekend for the big parade on Sunday and we have some big plans to celebrate your pride all weekend long.  A dozen of our local clubs have come together for the largest leather/fetish contingent in the parade and all leather/kinky folk are invited to join them.  So get it up and get out to Touché in your leather, your rubber or however you like show it off.  Here’s what’s planned at the bar and for the parade on Sunday.

FRIDAY CLUB NIGHT with the men of ONYX.  They’ll be celebrating Pride & Dominance and invite you to show your pride in your chaps.  The night includes a raffle, jello shots and a hot demo too but they really want to see you in your  chaps.  DJ Freddie Bain will be in our booth to pump up the party all night long.

RIPE WITH PRIDE PARTY our popular and sleaziest party gives you a chance to let it all out with pride.  The lights will be down low, the music nice and deep with DJ Harry T and a couple of our hot, hot go-go dudes on our stages working it hard for your entertainment. It may be summer but we’ve got to open the coat check cause we know many of you will want to ditch your clothes and join in the fun and get nice & RIPE!

PRIDE SUNDAY BEER BUST will begin at noon same time as the parade.  If you’re not heading there to march or watch the parade, get your pride celebration started with us here.  None of the crazy crowds on Halsted but you can still count on our $1 drafts of Bud & Bud Light to flow all day along with $1 sodas.  Once the parade wraps up, you can expect the fun to pick up here as folks head on back for our POST PARADE COOKOUT & PARTY.  DJ Freddie Bain will kick up the tunes and the Club Room will open early to handle the crowd of marchers and others back to our end of town. We’ll fire up the grills with plenty of burgers & dogs to fuel up all and keep the celebration going all night long

Now let’s talk about the parade.  As I mentioned to start, as I draft this week’s posting, 12 clubs have come on board to build a huge leather/fetish/kink presence in the parade.  They posted the entry, lined up a truck and decorations and more and will have lots of their members and friends out there to march and show off their pride.  The clubs would like to welcome everyone to march with them in leather, rubber, pups, bears, masters slaves, daddys, boys and all.  Last year there were over 200 folks in the group and this year looks like we’ll smash that number easily.

The best news this year is our lineup spot.  The parade allows 250 contingents and in the past we have been number 246 or so, way at the end.  This year we are number 106 which puts us in the first half of the parade, yeah!  We’ll be out there at 10am to prepare for the noon time step off.  Come show off the kinky side of your Gay Pride with your brothers and sisters in leather, rubber and more.   FYI, my 91 year old mother wants to join us.  If she’ll be in the parade with a bunch of perverts, you should have no problem showing off your pride as well.  Then we’ll head back to Touché for the Beer Bust & Cookout.

Lastly for Pride.  There’s been lots in the news about meningitis in our community.  This is serious shit, guys are getting sick and so far one has died.  Show your pride and get vaccinated.  We’ll have folks from the Chicago Department of Public Health here at the bar on Friday night during ONYX’s Club Night offering FREE shots.  Take pride in yourself, pride in your health and pride in the health of our community. This is something we can stop dead in it’s track.  If you didn’t get vaccinated at Pridefest last week, do it this Friday at the bar.

Be wild. be gay and celebrate your pride as a gay person.  Then be ready as we celebrate our American Pride next week with our RED, WHITE & BEAR 4th of JULY Weekend.

We’re just bustin’ with PRIDE that you will be showing your pride with us at Touché.


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