Category: Michigan

News from the Michigan LGBTQ, bear, leather and kink communities.

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Dark Side of Kink Opens in Waterford, MI

WATERFORD, Mich. — The Dark Side of Kink started out as a large annual event that was created to cater to everyone in our community, not just small pockets like some of the smaller events, with 480 people attending the first event. In Michigan there are not many places to buy leather or fetish apparel, with some bars hosting pop up retailers or underwear shops. In fact if you Google leather shops in Michigan you will only find one other store currently offering fetish apparel. So Sir Jay, the current GLLA-MI Handler, decided to venture into the retail market, to make fetish apparel available to a community in need of a location to find their leather and fetish needs.

Tim Koski named Mr. Michigan Leather

DOUGLAS, Mich. — Tim Koski has been named Mr. Michigan Leather 2018.

Bryon Hayes, a producer for the Mr. Michigan Leather contest, said on the MML Facebook group that Erwin Willhite, Mr. Michigan Leather 2018, had to step away from the title for personal reasons. 

Koski won the Leather Brotherhood Award at Mr. Michigan Leather contest held at The Dunes Resort in Douglas, Mich., in September 2017.

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…

Deviations Detroit 2018 Schedule

DETROIT — Come to listen to the music, come to meet the regulars and the other new folks who turn up each month, come to play on the equipment, or come to see and be seen! No matter what you tastes and desires this is the place for you; your once a month opportunity to…

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…

Michigan civil rights commission tables action on LGBTQ discrimination again

DETROIT — Equality Michigan (EQMI) said late Monday afternoon that the Michigan Civil Rights Commission had again tabled its reconsideration of covering anti-LGBTQ discrimination after pressure from the state attorney general. From Equality Michigan’s Facebook page: Despite the overwhelming weight of authority indicating that they have the power to act on anti-LGBT discrimination, the Michigan…

Michigan civil rights commission reconsidering LGBTQ discrimination today

DETROIT – The Michigan Civil Rights Commission will meet this afternoon in Detroit to reconsider Equality Michigan’s (EQMI) request that the Commission take action on anti-LGBT discrimination. EQMI and thirty-seven other LGBT organizations petitioned the Commission to issue an interpretative statement concluding that the Elliott-Larsen Civil Right Act’s existing prohibition on sex discrimination encompasses discrimination…

LGBTQ services come to West Michigan

HOLLAND, Mich. — Staff from Equality Michigan’s Department of Victim Services made a stop in Holland Oct. 30 ahead of Out on the Lakeshore‘s opening, local press reported. From the Holland Sentinel: The nonprofit organization was contacted by OOTL to offer services in Holland. It has held similar pop-up hours around Michigan, including in Detroit, Grand…