Category: Community Comment

Community Comment is a reader-written column. Think of it as the Letters to the Editor. All viewpoints are welcome and are only edited for punctuation and grammar. To submit for Community Comment, email your piece to or use our Submissions Page.

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Community Comment: Unity

This weekend, while at the SINergy kink/Leather/sex positive event in Lansing, Michigan, I had a moment of clarity: As a fully out Chicago Femme Leatherman, I take my Leather and S/M life much too much for granted…and I shouldn’t.   During the weekend event, I wore the clothes, knee-high Wescos, and cuff that I wear…

Community Comment: Beyond Judging

By Tyesha Best Even as many use the title holding system to obtain their platform and their voice, we have started to question how heavily we rely on this system for activists and leaders for our community. One of the most important components of the title holding system is our judges. Judges are chosen based…