Great Lakes Den Staff

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis officially files for re-election

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Kim Davis, who became famous for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses after marriage equality was legalized, has officially filed for re-election. The Louisville Courier-Journal reported that Davis had filed for re-election last week. She had said in November that she would run again. From the Courier-Journal: Davis caused an international uproar…

Big Queer Trans Snow Ball Dance on Saturday

ST. LOUIS — Metro Trans Umbrella Group, a transgender support and service organization in St. Louis, is holding their annual Big Queer Trans Snow Ball Dance this Saturday, Jan. 13. From their Facebook event announcement: Join us as we once again take over the Monocle for a fun night out. After the success of our summer…

BOTM Party at Club Ascension on Jan. 6

BELLEVILLE, Mich. — Club Ascension in Belleville has announced a new regular feature in their events: The Beginning of the Month (BOTM) Party. From the club’s Fetlife post: Set at the Beginning Of The Month, our BOTM party is bound to get you out to the club for some delightful and sexy goodtimes. We are going to start the month…

Anti-LGBTQ bills filed with Missouri state assembly

ST. LOUIS — Four anti-LGBTQ bills have been prefiled with the Missouri legislature, PROMO reported on Wednesday. PROMO is the Missouri’s statewide LGBTQ rights organization. Two of the bills are anti-transgender bills restricting bathroom access. The other two bills focus on religious exemption and marriage. The anti-trans bills are SB 690 (Sen. Emery) and HB 1755 (Rep. Pogue). Similar…

Iowa Leather Weekend announces leadership changes

DES MOINES — Iowa Leather Weekend announced on Tuesday that they were adding new positions and staff to the production team of the annual contest weekend. Turk Pierson, a current Iowa Leather Weekend staff member,will step into the role of Associate Producer, overseeing the Volunteer Coordinator & Box Office Coordinator. Jennifer Allen, Ms. Iowa Leather 2014,…