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Ohio Pup and Handler Contest, March 23-25

Ohio Pup and Handler

CLEVELAND — The first Ohio Pup and Handler Contest will be held on March 23 through 25 in Cleveland. This event weekend will be full of moshes, classes, and of course the first Ohio Pup and Handler contest! The only requirements for competing as a pup or a handler is that you are a resident…

Cleveland Puppy Contest held March 3

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Puppy Contest was held at the Leather Stallion on Saturday, March 3.

The contest this year was emceed by Jefferson Tugger and Pup Havok. As with any contest, there were judges, liquored gelatin offerings, and an eager Bootblack ready to do some business throughout the event.

There was one contestant for this year’s contest. The judged categories included: Pop Questions, a Play Scene, a personal Speech, and Community Forum – in which the contestant was asked questions by anyone in attendance.

Mr. Minnesota Leather Sir wins Mr. Midwest Olympus

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Mr. Midwest Olympus Leather contest occurred the weekend of Feb. 9-10, 2018, at Highball Tavern in Columbus, Ohio. The weekend consisted of a meet-and-greet, cigar social, a day of learning opportunities at The Space in Columbus and then the contest Saturday night. Outgoing title holder Ken Powers (Sir Steele) said that “he…

Trident Columbus holds Fire and Ice

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Trident International – Columbus chapter hosted their annual Fire and Ice event night on Friday Feb. 9, 2018 at Club Diversity in Columbus, Ohio. The event had demos from the local community and from Trident’s own member Dane Christian. Demos included attendees lying on a table and having a choice of fire play…

Ohio judge rules transgender teen can start hormone therapy

CINCINNATI — A judge in Hamilton County, Ohio has ruled that a transgender teen can start hormone therapy over the objections of their parents. Cincinnati.com reported that visiting Juvenile Court Judge Sylvia Hendon issued a ruling Friday granting legal custody to the teen’s grandparents, who according to a prosecutor “accept their grandson for who he…

Queers Play Party at OhioSMART on Feb. 25

CLEVELAND — OhioSMART will host a Queers Play Party at their private play space on Feb. 25. From the Facebook event: It’s time again for another Sunday afternoon play party! Join us 1.30-6.30 at the OhioSMART play space! An OhioSMART board member will be on hand if you would like to become an OhioSMART member,…

Power eXchange Summit 2018 coming up in May

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Power eXchange Summit has launched ticket sales for their 2018 event. Early bird tickets for PXS2018 are on sale now at http://www.powerexchangesummit.org/. From a press release from Power eXchange: Power eXchange Summit is a 3-day exploration and celebration of Power Exchange Relationships.  Dominant/submissive, Master/slave, Owner/property, 1950’s, Trainer/pet, Taken in Hand, Executive, Gorean,…

Columbus, Lakewood pass pro-Ohio Fairness Act resolutions

Columbus, Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio cities of Columbus and Lakewood have passed resolutions in support of the Ohio Fairness Act currently working it’s way through the state legislature. “Columbus Council President [Shannon] Hardin expressed happiness at the business support while reminding people that the bill is about something simple: that Ohioans should be treated equally and…

Cincinnati’s Dock Nightclub to close

CINCINNATI — The Dock Nightclub, home of the Mr. Cincinnati Leather contest, announced Friday that they would be closing. The club said on their Facebook page that they would be closing soon but a date had not yet been sent. Jessica Dimon, the entertainment director, said on her Facebook page that the property had been…