Ohio judge rules transgender teen can start hormone therapy

CINCINNATI — A judge in Hamilton County, Ohio has ruled that a transgender teen can start hormone therapy over the objections of their parents. Cincinnati.com reported that visiting Juvenile Court Judge Sylvia Hendon issued a ruling Friday granting legal custody to the teen’s grandparents, who according to a prosecutor “accept their grandson for who he…

Queers Play Party at OhioSMART on Feb. 25

CLEVELAND — OhioSMART will host a Queers Play Party at their private play space on Feb. 25. From the Facebook event: It’s time again for another Sunday afternoon play party! Join us 1.30-6.30 at the OhioSMART play space! An OhioSMART board member will be on hand if you would like to become an OhioSMART member,…

Illinois Leather Contest moving to Center on Halsted

CHICAGO — The Illinois Leather Alliance announced Wednesday that the 2018 Illinois Leather Contest will be at the Center on Halsted in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. From their post: Illinois Leather Alliance is pleased to announce that the 2018 Illinois Leather Contests will be held on Saturday, March 17th at the Center on Halsted auditorium! The contest will…

Kentucky Fairness Rally on Feb. 21

FRANKFORT — A coalition of Kentucky civil rights groups are rallying at the Kentucky capitol to fight for a fairness law and against an anti-transgender bill. From the Facebook event: In Kentucky, LGBTQ people can still be fired from a job, denied a place to live, or kicked out of a restaurant. RALLY with us…

Mr. Missouri Leather Weekend 2018 starts Feb. 23

ST. LOUIS — The 2018 Mr. Missouri Leather Contest will coming to St. Louis next weekend at JJ’s Clubhouse. The winner of the contest will go on to represent the state at International Mr. Leather in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend. This year’s judges are: Brian Lambert, Mr. Missouri Leather 2017 Jody Corbett, Mr Kentucky Leather…