Midwest Drummer names new titleholders

CHICAGO — Midwest Drummer held it’s second contest at Chicago’s Jackhammer bar on Sept. 22. Brandon Gentry of Chicago took home the Midwest Drummer title and Pup Bayard won Midwest Drummerboy.

Regional LGBTQ orgs react to new “religious liberty” guidance

ST. LOUIS — LGBTQ organizations in the Midwest have reacted to Attorney General Jeff Sessions issuing guidance to “protect religious liberty in a broad, yet vague, guidance memo that critics fear could give people of faith — including government workers and contractors — a loophole to ignore federal bans on discrimination against women and LGBT people.”

MIR21 – Squeakeasy

CHICAGO — Mr. International Rubber returns to Chicago next week. This year’s theme reaches back to Chicago’s history of speakeasies. As in past years, the contest, vendor market will be at the Center on Halstead in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. But rubber events will be taking place across town at CellBlock, Touche, Jackhammer and two of…

Trident Windy City Chili Cook Off on Nov. 5

CHICAGO — Join Trident International Windy City on Sunday Nov 2 at 5:00 p.m. to crown the next Top Chili Chef of Chicago! The leather, fetish and kinky groups and clubs have gotten together to name a chef to compete in Kitchen Stadium Jackhammer! but they need YOU! Each person that donates $5 will receive…

SWIPE-Waukesha – Fear – Oct. 22

WAUKESHA — There are 5 Sunday’s in October. We meet on the 4th Sunday – Oct 22nd at 6:30pm. SWIPE-Waukesha’s October meeting topic is: Fear What are you afraid of? Is fear stopping you from moving forward in your relationship? Is fear stopping you from having a relationship? Is fear keeping you from communicating openly…

Anti-LGBTQ fliers go up at Cleveland State

CLEVELAND — A flier encouraging LGBTQ students to kill themselves was found Monday at the main classroom building of Cleveland State University, local media reported. From News 5 Cleveland: The flier depicts an illustration of a man with a rope tied around his neck. It also gives statistics of what it claims are suicide rates among…