About Us

Club History

The Chicago Rubber Club (Originally founded as the Chicago Rubbermen) was founded in 2003 by Rubberwilli, Mr. International Rubber 2003. Rubberwilli formed the Chicago Rubber Club during his title year, but as the responsibilities of MIR increased Rubberwilli was forced to put the club on hold.

The Chicago Rubber Club experienced a revival in July of 2006 when a number of area rubberists were determined to gear up and get the club running. Rubberperv69 put the word out and held organizational meetings. That July 2006 meeting was attended by over 20 individuals. The group has continued to meet every 1-2 months as interest continues to grow.

The Chicago Rubber Club continues to meet regularly, and they support, attend, and help organize various area rubber events. As a club we are committed to supporting and promoting rubber and rubber fetish in Chicago, nationally, and internationally.

In 2020 the Gearing committee moved forward with a naming change to solidify our belief that anyone is welcome in our spaces. The Chicago Rubber Club will continue to create safe fetish spaces for our LGBTQ+ community and allies.

The Chicago Rubber Club has no dues or officers--the club functions by consensus with a Gearing Committee at the helm. Social Gatherings are are held at local bars, and the club will occasionally have fundraisers to support member activities and maintain club infrastructure.

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Our Logo

2003 - The original Chicago Rubbermen logo was created by renowned gay erotic artist Drubskin. It incorporated the gasmask - an icon of the rubber fetish - with the four stars of the City of Chicago Flag, and red/white/blue motif to represent our city and country.

2008 - Sly Hands, MIR15, designed the 2008 logo alongside the Manchester Rubbermen logo. The new design incorporated a tire to represent raw rubber, a font that's used by rubber tire companies, and banners that were re-styled to mimic sheet latex. The new logo incorporated a field of two stripes representing the branches of the Chicago River (this mirrored the Manchester Rubbermen logo's with three stripes representing their three rivers). Sly did a refresh to this logo in 2013, and since developed coordinating logos for the following clubs: London Rubbermen, Vancouver Rubbermen, Dutch Rubbermen, and Barcelona Rubbermen to show our solidarity with rubber fetishists around the world.

2021 - This logo was lovingly updated from Sly's original artwork by Joe "Chicago Rubber". The club name was changed to reflect our passion to be a safe rubber space for all LGBTQ+ rubberists.

The Gearing Committee

While the Chicago Rubber Club operates by consensus, we do have a leadership committee that you may reach out to with any questions.