Category: Missouri

News from the Missouri bear, leather and kink communities.

Police video prompts allegations of HIV discrimination

Are you kidding me… Another example of the stigma that faces those that are living with HIV. This time it was caught on tape.

The video shows Dearborn Police Officer David Lacey telling Shalandra Jones that she should disclose her HIV-positive status whenever a police officer asks her to step out of a vehicle. He said he was “pissed” that Lacey hadn’t disclosed her status before he searched the vehicle, and he told the couple: “Honestly, if it wasn’t for that, I don’t think I would have wrote anybody for anything. But that kind of really aggravated me, you know what I mean? You got to tell me right away, ‘I’ve got this. I’ve got that.’ ‘Cause at that time, I wasn’t wearing any gloves.”

Please call the Dearborn Michigan Police (313-943-2000) and let Officer David Lacey know that this type of action is unacceptable. Action needs to be taken to show that this will not occur again.



Mr. Midwest Leather Contest is looking for good men

ST. LOUIS – The 2012 Mr. Midwest Leather Contest is the weekend of October 5-7, in St. Louis, Missouri USA. The Mr. Midwest Leather title represents 13 Midwestern states and is open to Leather Men from  Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, and Kentucky.  The producer of…

Boots and Baskets at Bad Dog

ST. LOUIS – It’s 9/8 from 8pm-130am a the Bad Dog Bar & Grill, 3960 Chouteau Ave, Saint Louis – $20 (or $25 at the door) gets you open bar, food and fun! Basket Auction, 50/50 and more! Proceeds benefit Project Ark and Midwest Leather Weekend!

Fourth of July at Bad Dog in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – Come on out for our Red, White & Blue Happy Hour tomorrow!!! Wear your patriotic gear for some extra special drink specials! Don’t want to grill out in this heat? Chef Tyger is cooking up for our FREE Happy Hour Food tomorrow – BBQ’d Chicken, Corn on the cob, Coleslaw and Watermelon…

LA&M Comes to BadDog Bar and Grill in St Louis

Paul BrownChicago Den ST. LOUIS – Come Celebrate Pride this weekend and come see a bit of History! The Leather Archives & Museum is bringing their traveling exhibit to BadDog Bar and Grill on Friday June 22 and Saturday June 23 featuring the artifacts of gay St Louis. They are kicking it off with a…