Category: Iowa

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Krampus Kink Weekend held in Iowa City

IOWA CITY — December 9 saw the first annual Krampus Kink Weekend in Iowa City, IA.

The event featured a series of KINK U workshops in the afternoon, sponsored by Titans of the Midwest. Iowa Puppy 2018, Pup Paddles, also hosted a pup mosh and “yappy hour” at Studio 13 in downtown Iowa City. Educational workshops included classes addressing leather/kink on a budget and a demonstration on cuppin

One Iowa Action announces LGBTQ speakers bureau trainings

DES MOINES — One Iowa Action, an affiliated advocacy arm of One Iowa, announced details for its first Speakers Bureau trainings on its new website (oneiowaaction.org) Thursday morning. The site also includes the organization’s legislative priorities, upcoming details for other events, ways for LGBTQ Iowans and allies to engage with the organization and the Iowa…

Iowa groups join forces to stop ‘rubber stamp’ approval of federal judges

DES MOINES —Local and national organizations today launched a petition drive, encouraging Iowans and Americans to demand that Senator Grassley stop politicizing the Judiciary Committee, where he serves as Chair, and to provide true oversight to President Trump’s judicial nominees instead of acting as a rubber stamp. “LGBTQ Iowans rely on a fair and impartial…

One Iowa hosting SHIIP services to help LGBTQ Iowans navigate Medicare

DES MOINES — One Iowa has been named an official sponsor for the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), a service of the State of Iowa. SHIIP volunteer Rick Marua will use One Iowa’s space and resources to provide free-of-charge counseling and information to people with questions about Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance, long term care…

KINQC October Play party and demo-Masquerade/Costume Ball

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Come on out to KINQC’s October Demo and Play Party. Click Here for Event Link When: October 21st, 2017 Time: 4:00pm for Demo, Doors open at 7:00pm for entrance to party, with announcements and doors locking at 8:00pm until midnight-1:00am. Description: Demo: Breathplay: Basics to advanced with anatomy and physiology discussion. Presented by…

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…