Great Lakes Den Staff

‘Wisconsin Businesses for Equality’ launches to support transgender equality legislation

MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Fair Wisconsin proudly announced the formation of Wisconsin Businesses for Equality, a coalition committed to updating Wisconsin’s non-discrimination law to protect our transgender community. Founding members include Froedtert Health, Kohler Co., ManpowerGroup, Milwaukee Bucks and UW Health. “We believe it’s time to update and modernize our…

One Iowa Action announces LGBTQ speakers bureau trainings

DES MOINES — One Iowa Action, an affiliated advocacy arm of One Iowa, announced details for its first Speakers Bureau trainings on its new website (oneiowaaction.org) Thursday morning. The site also includes the organization’s legislative priorities, upcoming details for other events, ways for LGBTQ Iowans and allies to engage with the organization and the Iowa…

Iowa groups join forces to stop ‘rubber stamp’ approval of federal judges

DES MOINES —Local and national organizations today launched a petition drive, encouraging Iowans and Americans to demand that Senator Grassley stop politicizing the Judiciary Committee, where he serves as Chair, and to provide true oversight to President Trump’s judicial nominees instead of acting as a rubber stamp. “LGBTQ Iowans rely on a fair and impartial…

The region recognizes Worlds AIDS Day 2017

CHICAGO — December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day set aside to remember those lost to HIV/AIDS and those living with the virus. Many local community across the world and across the Midwest are recognizing the battle with memorials, gatherings and events. The following list of events isn’t a complete list, so please watch…

IKS Kink Before Christmas party coming up Dec. 22

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Kink Society (IKS) has announced their annual Christmas play party for this year. It will be at their space in the Broad Ripple neighborhood of Indianapolis on Dec. 22. From their Fetlife event page: Whether you have been good or bad little (or middle or big – we don’t discriminate) tops…

S.O.U.L. Indiana founded for POC kinksters

INDIANAPOLIS — A new group for people of color in the kink community has been established in Indiana. From the announcement on Fetlife: The mission of S.O.U.L. Indiana (SHADES OF A UNIFIED LIFESTYLE) is to establish a strong foundation upon which African-American, Hispanic / Latino, Asian, Middle Eastern, & Native American Kinksters & their supporters…

Deviations Detroit Spanksgiving Party, Nov. 25

LINCOLN PARK, Mich. — It’s Spanksgiving time once again. Time to give spanks to those you love. National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) Fund Raiser. The NCSF aims to advance the rights of, and advocate for consenting adults in the BDSM-Leather-Fetish, Swing, and Polyamory Communities. We will have a silent auction and raffle in addition to…