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Power eXchange Summit 2018 coming up in May

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Power eXchange Summit has launched ticket sales for their 2018 event. Early bird tickets for PXS2018 are on sale now at http://www.powerexchangesummit.org/. From a press release from Power eXchange: Power eXchange Summit is a 3-day exploration and celebration of Power Exchange Relationships.  Dominant/submissive, Master/slave, Owner/property, 1950’s, Trainer/pet, Taken in Hand, Executive, Gorean,…

New leather community survey being circulated

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Pup Indigo, Mid-Atlantic Drummerboy 2016, has launched a survey to find out the current state of the national leather community and it’s needs. From his Facebook post: Goal: To compile data and information on the current leather/kink/fetish community at large in order to help grow a better understanding of how the…

IMsL/IMsBB announce contestants for 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. — International Ms. Leather/International Ms. Bootblack have announced the contestants for this year’s event in April. The IMsL contestants are: Carla, Washington State Ms. Leather, of Seattle girl ang of Melbourne, Australia Jesbian Bagheera, Ms California Leather 2017, of San Francisco Jinnie Horta, Oklahoma Ms. Leather 2017, of Tulsa Scarlett Sin, Ms Los Angeles…

New study shows LGBTQ acceptance dropping

DAVOS, Switzerland — GLAAD announced on Thursday that, for the first time, acceptance for LGBTQ has gone down. The result came from the annual Accelerating Acceptance report produced by GLAAD and Harris Poll. This is the first time in the four year history of the report that the level of acceptance has gone down. Some…

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…

International Mr. Leather announces 2018 judges

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WASHINGTON — The Renslow Charitable Foundation and International Mr. Leather have announced the judges for the 2018 contest at Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend. The judges for IML 2018 are: Ralph Bruneau, Los Angeles, Calif. – International Mr. Leather 2017 Q Darkqwolf, New York, N.Y. – Community Fundraiser/Activist, Mr. Eagle NYC 2016 Werner Hall, Munich, Bavaria, Germany…

Trump fires HIV/AIDS council by FedEx

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has fired the entire Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) – via a letter sent through FedEx. The Washington Blade reported Friday that the remaining 16 members of the council were fired on Wednesday. Six had left the council in June. Chicago-based advocate and Lambda Legal lawyer Scott Schoettes told…

Lambda Legal releases analysis on judicial LGBTQ issues

CHICAGO — Lambda Legal, a national legal advocacy organization for the LGBTQ community, published an analysis on judicial threats against the community from the Trump administration. Lambda Legal said in a blog post that the record speed with which President Trump is reshaping the courts, along with the number of judges with anti-LGBT records whom he…