The judging panel included bella, Bobbie Smith, David Katzenberg, Jeff Willoughby, and Laura Antoniou. Additionally, the 2016 American Brotherhood Weekend title family of Doug Kuhn, Steph Sanders, and Steven Carlisle participated in the contest judging.
The event was held at Touche’ and at the Leather Archives & Museum in Chicago, IL. The emcee was Karen Ultra.
Entertainment was provided by Diamond Richards Devereaux Yaki, Empress 12 of the Windy City Empire.
Two additional fundraising efforts - a MST3K-style roasting of the movie, Fifty Shades of Gray, hosted by Laura Antoniou and Karen Ultra, and an ABW Bingo game held during the contest weekend - raised over $900 for Vital Bridges, a Chicago charitable organization which provides food and housing support for people who are HIV+.
American Brotherhood weekend was made possible by sponsorships from: One Web, Touche’ Chicago, Johnny Boy, Joan Norry, LIP Service, and an Anonymous donor.
For more information go to http://www.AmericanBrotherhood.com
Photo by Brian Mincey