Category: News

News from across the region and country.

Midwest Drummer names new titleholders

CHICAGO — Midwest Drummer held it’s second contest at Chicago’s Jackhammer bar on Sept. 22. Brandon Gentry of Chicago took home the Midwest Drummer title and Pup Bayard won Midwest Drummerboy.

Brandon came out ahead of Michael Sanders, another Chicago resident, for the Drummer title. Bayard was the only Drummerboy contestant but still had to reach a minimum number of points to win the title. There was no bootblack contestant for this year.

IKS 2nd Friday Play Party, Oct. 13

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INDIANAPOLIS — It’s been awhile, but we are getting back into the swing of things. Please read the party rules before registering. You must register for the event. Tickets will not be sold at the door and attendance will be capped at 150 guests. Step-Up and the Bell Flower Clinic will be providing free HIV/STD testing from 8p-10p.…

DSK Tied Up Weekend, Nov. 17-20

WATERFORD, Mich. — DSK proudly presents: Tied Up Weekend. A Complete weekend of ROPE and DEBAUCHERY featuring some of the most talented local rope artists in Michigan and beyond. Friday come join us for our social hour Meet & Greet. Find friends and maybe even a partner for the weekend. Friday is included in weekend package.…

Indiana Leather Club – Upcoming Events

INDIANAPOLIS — As it is the beginning of October, it won’t be long before we are in November, and what a busy November we have coming up! In addition to our regularly scheduled business meetings, always happening on the fourth Wednesday of each month, here is what we have coming up! ILC Dinner Demo with…

US clarifies vote on UN death penalty resolution

WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department explained its “no” vote on a anti-death penalty resolution after an outcry on social media. From NBC OUT: In a press briefing on Tuesday, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert explained why the U.S. voted against the resolution. “We voted against that resolution because of broader concerns with the resolution’s…

Iowa Leather Weekend 2017 coming up next week

DES MOINES — Save the date! Iowa Leather Weekend returns Oct 13-15, 2017. ILW2017 SCHEDULE Friday, October 13th, 2017 12pm Box Office opens – The Blazing Saddle (closes at 10pm) 6pm **Bootblack stands open – The Blazing Saddle & The Garden Nightclub (Saddle stand closes at 10pm) **Vendor Market Opens – The Garden Nightclub (closes…

Executive director search committee updates LA&M membership on progress

CHICAGO — The Leather Archives and Museum (LA&M) Executive Director Search Committee reports the process for naming the next Executive Director is progressing as planned. In June 2017, following 15 years as LA&M Executive Director, Rick Storer pursued new opportunities with another Chicago non-profit organization. “The Board has been quick to develop and implement a comprehensive…

2017 Flea class list at OhioSMART

CLEVELAND — As promised, here are the classes & presenters for Flea 2017, in no particular order. Chocolate Milk and Tears: Dark Age Play (Tisiphone) Let’s frolic at the edge of age play. Let’s get dark and bring out all of the monsters from under the bed. We’ll cover different ways to make your age…