Category: News

News from across the region and country.

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis officially files for re-election

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Kim Davis, who became famous for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses after marriage equality was legalized, has officially filed for re-election. The Louisville Courier-Journal reported that Davis had filed for re-election last week. She had said in November that she would run again. From the Courier-Journal: Davis caused an international uproar…

Big Queer Trans Snow Ball Dance on Saturday

ST. LOUIS — Metro Trans Umbrella Group, a transgender support and service organization in St. Louis, is holding their annual Big Queer Trans Snow Ball Dance this Saturday, Jan. 13. From their Facebook event announcement: Join us as we once again take over the Monocle for a fun night out. After the success of our summer…

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.

Shameless Grounds looking for break-in suspects

ST. LOUIS — Shameless Grounds, a kink-friendly coffeehouse in St. Louis, was the victim of a break-in on Dec. 28.

In a post on their Facebook page, Shameless Grounds said two thieves broke into the business after closing on Dec. 28. The thieves stole the 100 pound safe that held $1,300 in drawer money, cash reserves, a bit of payroll, and employees tips. The safe itself was worth $400.

However, the security camera did get footage of the two thieves. The business is asking the community for help in identifying the suspects.

CIPx/MAsT:Decatur to launch community website in Illinois

DECATUR — CIPx and MAsT:Decatur announced Wednesday that they are planning a website for the leather and kink community of Central Illinois. According to a post on the Central Illinois BDSM group on Fetlife, the site will feature area events, community projects, possible chat room and house a lifestyle library with both real-time library branches…

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…