Category: Michigan

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Mr. Liberty Leather Coming Up in Pontiac, Mich.

PONTIAC, Mich. – The Liberty Bar in Pontiac will be the host of the Mr. Liberty Leather Contest on Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16. Liberty Leather is a feeder contest for the Mr. Michigan Leather contest in the fall. The  winner will get registration paid for Mr. Michigan Leather competition, a Mr. Liberty…

Judge Delays Ruling on Michigan’s Ban on Marriage Equality

DETROIT – A federal judge today announced he was delaying his ruling on a case considering if Proposal 2, the 2004 Michigan ballot initiative that added discrimination to Michigan’s Constitution when it banned same-sex relationship recognition, violates the United States Constitution. The judge will announce his ruling after considering the outcome of two marriage equality…

The BOE Announces – The Polyamory Survival Guide: The Basics – Tuesday, March 5

ALLEN PARK, Mich. – This week’s class is: The Polyamory Survival Gude: The Basics with Cazadora  and TheMostVanilla Polyamory can be defined as the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. How does one practice polyamory? Why be polyamorous? What does…

Michiana Kinksters WhipNik, Kinky Cookout, and Vendor Fair

SOUTH BEND – Michiana Kinksters is excited to announce the first annual MK Spring WhipNik, Kinky Cookout, and Vendor Fair. We would like to invite  kinksters in Michiana and the surrounding region to join us for a day of fun, food, conversation, kinky shopping, rope, and WHIPS! Meet and Greet Vendors Food Classes Demonstrations Instructors Practice…

Beautiful Resource Center To Open in Detroit

DETROIT – Impish Events and Beautiful are proud to announce the opening of the Beautiful Resource Center from 3pm to 8 pm. The Beautiful Resource Center will provide many unique services and programs that include a food, clothes and hygiene pantry, a social area and will house programs and special events. We will offer outreach…

New Details on Bear Expo in Detroit

DETROIT – Impish Events and Beautiful are proud to more details of our first Bear Expo!! All things Bear! Some of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Beautiful, Ruth Ellis Center & MILSb Program. It is produced by Beautiful and Impish Events. Sponsors are Hott Magazine, Leather Expo, Country Expo, The Kinkdom,…

Equality Michigan Posts Opening for Field Organizer Position

DETROIT – Michigan’s statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy and anti-violence organization, Equality Michigan, has announced the departure of Roland Leggett II and the posting of a field organizer position. Leggett, who joined the organization in January 2011, has accepted a position elsewhere and completed his work with Equality Michigan on 15 February…