Great Lakes Den Staff

Tom of Finland exhibit at Detroit’s MOCAD

DETROIT — MOCAD- Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit will be hosting TOM House: The Work and Life of Tom of Finland starting Thursday, April 19, with a benefit reception on Sunday, April 22. The reception is being hosted by Equality Michigan and the Tom of Finland Foundation. All proceeds from the opening will be in…

Deviations Detroit monthly party this Saturday

DETROIT — Deviations Detroit will have their monthly dinner and play party this Saturday, April 14, at the VFW Hall in Lincoln Park after Fetish Flea. From the Fetlife post: Deviations Detroit is a dungeon party social featuring some of the best dungeon equipment in the state of Michigan! Whether you are just beginning to…

CUFF’s April slosh set for April 22

URBANA, Ill. — CUFF’s will be holding their monthly slosh at the Tin Roof Tavern in Urbana, Ill. on April 22 at 6 p.m. From the Fetlife event: It’s time for the slosh again everyone! I’m excited this month to see all you great people and hopefully to make some new friends as well. 🙂…

Bear Necessities 2018 coming this weekend

DES MOINES — The Capital Bears of Des Moines will be hosting Bear Necessities 2018 this weekend across the Des Moines area. The full schedule: Friday, April 13, 2018 7:00PM – A Bear-y Welcome to Des Moines! – The Blazing Saddle – 416 E 5th St, Des Moines, IA 50309 9:00PM – 1:00AM – Bear Bartenders – The Blazing Saddle 10:00PM –…

PASSINGS: Sam Carlisle

MINNEAPOLIS — The Atons of Minneapolis reported Tuesday that longtime member Sam Carlisle passed away on March 27. 

From the Atons website:

Sam was the longest standing active member of the Atons, having joined the club in 1992. He served the club as President, Vice-President, Treasurer, social chair, Run Chair, and as a brother to his fellow Atons.

Study: LGBTQ adults worry about long-term care

WASHINGTON — When it comes to aging-related concerns, older LGBT adults worry most about having adequate family and other social support to rely on as they age, discrimination in long-term care (LTC) facilities, and access to LGBT-sensitive services for seniors, according to a new AARP survey. Black and Latino LGBT adults report the greatest concern about…

Central Illinois kink community to set up new website

PEORIA — The Central Illinois leather community is setting up a new local resource website. The site will be at http://central-il-lifestyle.org/. It’ll feature information such as: an easy-access calendar of events for Central Illinois the Central Illinois Lifestyle Library exciting Regional, National and possibly International Lifestyle happenings It may even permit an ‘on-line’ chatroom Work is…