International Mr. Leather™ and
International Mr. Bootblack welcome you to IML 2021.

As we prepare for International Mr. Leather™ and International Mr. Bootblack for 2021 after an unprecedented year of uncertainty and cancellations we are thankful for our tribe and their understanding. Looking forward we hope to bring all of our traditions back in full swing this coming Memorial Day Weekend.

Our traditions will continue with the expansive market filled with vendors from around the globe and of course you can’t forget the unforgettable Victory Party and must attend Black and Blue Ball. There’s also the lobby social time and a multitude of other events to fill the entire weekend. It’ll be hard to decide what to do. All this set in Chicago’s downtown and lakefront which offers its own opportunities for dining, exploration and events.

IML 2021 starts on Thursday, May 27th and continues through Monday, May 31st. Thursday night starts things off with Opening Ceremonies and concludes with the Black and Blue Party on Monday.