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November SMARTies meeting – Ground Work w/YourBotanist

CLEVELAND — Come join us on Sunday, November 5th from 2-5PM for a class on Ground Work w/YourBotanist. EVENT LINK Description: Ground Control to Major Tom – WTF Do I Do on the Ground? You have learned the complicated single column ties… double column ties… chest harnesses, futomomos, arm binders…but what next? Suspension might be…

Anti-LGBTQ fliers go up at Cleveland State

CLEVELAND — A flier encouraging LGBTQ students to kill themselves was found Monday at the main classroom building of Cleveland State University, local media reported. From News 5 Cleveland: The flier depicts an illustration of a man with a rope tied around his neck. It also gives statistics of what it claims are suicide rates among…

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…

Ohio LGBTQ discrimination bill gets support

CLEVELAND — A bill that would add LGBTQ to Ohio’s civil rights protections got a boost on Monday, local media reported. State Rep. Nickie Antonio has tried six times to get House Bill 160 passed. It’s never made it out of committee, according to cleveland.com. But it got the backing of Ohio businesses this week.…

Mr. Gem City Bear 2017 named in Dayton

DAYTON — Benjamin Benton of Indianapolis took home the Mr. Gem City Bear 2017 title in August. The contest was held at MJ’s on Jefferson in Dayton on Aug. 5 and was hosted by the Gem City Bears and Scarlett Fever. The contest raised $700 for Brigids Path, which provides inpatient medical care for drug-exposed newborns, non-judgmental…