Great Lakes Den Staff

Naptown Pony and Critter Club to meet Feb. 8

INDIANAPOLIS — The Naptown Pony and Critter Club will be restarting with a meeting at English Ivy in Indianapolis. From the Fetlife event: Have you ever fantasized about being a pony? A pup? Possibly a kitten or even a pig? Are you a Trainer, Owner, Handler, Master, or Groom? Then the Naptown Pony and Critter…

Ohio Chamber of Commerce backing LGBTQ bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Chamber of Commerce is supporting legislation that would ban job and housing discrimination against LGBTQ Ohioans. Cleveland.com reported on Thursday that the chamber was backing House Bill 160, called the Ohio Fairness Act. The bill would extend Ohio’s workplace and housing discrimination protections to sexual orientation and gender identity or…

Conversion therapy ban submitted in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY — For the first time, a bill to ban conversion therapy in Missouri has been filed with the state assembly. PROMO, the state LGBTQ rights group, said that the Youth Mental Health Preservation Act, known as HB 2141, was filed by State Rep. Tracy McCreery. The bill states that “state licensed professionals cannot engage in any…

OhioSMART Sunday School: Flogging Intensive, Jan. 21

CLEVELAND — OhioSMART is hosting another Sunday School class. The topic this month is Flogging taught by Arcane. From their Facebook event: Whether you are experienced or brand flogging new, this intensive is for you. We will start with the basics, and then start putting things into action. Arcane believes that understanding how a tool…

Deviations Detroit Frosty Ball on Jan. 20

DETROIT — Deviations Detroit will be holding their Frosty Ball during their monthly dinner and play party this coming weekend. From their 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 explore the scene or have been…

Mr. Wisconsin Leather organization responds to Instigator column

MADISON — The Mr. Wisconsin Leather contest (MRWL) has responded to a recent opinion piece by former MRWL titleholder Pup Chomper. Chomper had written an opinion piece published in Instigator Magazine that stated “playing the victim card” was weakening the leather community and driving people away. The column, which got attention just after the recent Mid-Atlantic…

NCSF looking for new board members

BALTIMORE — The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) announced Monday that they are looking for new board members for the upcoming year. From their email announcement: The NCSF needs you! The NCSF is run by a Board of Directors consisting of 13 Board Members. Nine of the Board Members are elected at our annual…

KLB Monthly Leather Club Night & OVR Drummerboy Fundraiser, Jan. 20

NEW ALBANY— The Kentucky Leather Brotherhood is hosting fundraiser for Ohio Valley Drummer boy during this months Leather Club Night on Saturday, Jan. 20. From the Facebook event: Come join the KLB for their monthly club night, featuring special guests Mister Kentucky Leather James Lee, the Ohio Valley Regional Drummerboy Brady (Tibbers), and the ever…