As a young man growing up in Glencoe and being in the 1960's, it was extremely difficult to find organizations to join to meet and enjoy fun times with other gay men, bi-men or straight men who were curious. Typically, there was only a chance to happen to meet by accident.
Today, with the advent of Grindr, Scruff and Growlr, there is a different way of meeting gay men but it is typically on a one-to-one basis with the hope of establishing a sexual relationship as opposed to a friendship based on playing together. The purpose of Gay Men Playing Together is to have a group of men, enjoying themselves, in a non-threatening environment, whether it is clothing optional dining, bowling, camping or other venues that allow for such happenings.
If there happens to be some sexual stirrings within the group, a member isn't going to be expelled from the group for filling around with another member but it should be conducted with mutual respect of other members if the group.
Venues for events will be my condo at my home near Touhy and Kedzie in Chicago for closing optional movie night, board games, camping at local forest preserves, bowling, restaurants - similar to what happens at CANS.