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ICON Detroit announces charity leather ball at Backstreet Nightclub

By |2018-01-16T17:45:13-05:00January 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|

ICON Detroit leather club is set to combine the elements of leather and kink with a night out of dancing at Backstreet on Jan. 11, delivering Unleashed, the hot combination of dance, demos and deviance that Southeast Michigan has been craving.
Unleashed is more than a traditional leather ball; it’s a party with a purpose, as all cover proceeds benefit local and state charities: The Ruth Ellis Center, providing shelter and services to homeless and at-risk LGBT youth in Detroit; Triangle Foundation, one of America’s leading LGBT advocacy organizations; and AIDS Partnership Michigan, providing HIV education, prevention and support services. Unleashed will be the largest leather dance event in Detroit since the now-defunct Geared for Life parties.
ICON and club allies will bring special performances, demos, bootblack, question-and-answer sessions, videos, leather and fetish wear, prizes and other surprises to Backstreet in Detroit.
“Whether it’s our hesitation to step into that first fetish event, or our beliefs of what exactly defines leather, Backstreet will be transformed into a leather space where we unleash our new selves onto an unsuspecting new year,” said Craig Anderson, club president, in a statement. “And it’s all for some good causes.”
Some leather attire is encouraged, but not required. Cover is $5 before midnight, $7 after, and $10 for under 21.

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