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Folsom Street Fair Dates Released Through 2015

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, Folsom Street Events announced the dates for Folsom Street Fair for the next three years. In the early years of the fair (1984-1992), it was timed to coincide with the autumnal equinox; however, from 1993 on, the fair’s date came to be associated with the last Sunday in September. In 2012,…

Mr. Friendly Art Contest

KALAMAZOO – In honor of World AIDS Day we are hosting a Mr Friendly Art Contest. Help us break the stigma of HIV through the expression of art. Enter for your chance to win one of two $250 prizes. “Poster Mr Friendly” Art Contest Create a poster that incorporates the Mr Friendly face that can…

Emerging Leaders Program Open For Applications

AUSTIN, Texas – The KinkAcademy Emerging Leaders (EL) program is a leadership development program which enables newer kink/alternative/leather community members from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into community structure, and have an opportunity to serve the community in a leadership capacity. It puts participants…

Top 100 Sex Bloggers of 2012 from Between My Sheets

  1. Molly from Molly’s Daily Kiss @mollysdailykiss 2. EA from Easily Aroused @EasilyAroused 3. Hyacinth Jones from A Dissolute Life Means…   4. Cheeky Minx from Love Hate Sex Cake @LoveHateSexCake 5. Amy from Anal Amy @AnalAmy 6. My Trousers Rolled from My Trousers Rolled @rolledtrousers 7. Sexual Life of a Wife from Sexual…

Kink.com Launches FootWorship.com

SAN FRANCISCO – Kink.com announced the launch of FootWorship.com, the company’s first foot fetish site. Foot Worship is the 29th subscription site in the San Francisco-based Kink network. “Foot worship has always been included in our shoots,” said John Sander, VP of Marketing of Kink.com. “There’s been plenty of demand, but it was important for…

Communities Coming Together – Tampa

TAMPA – This past weekend was the Tampa Bay Leather and Fetish Pride featuring not only the Tampa Bay Leather Sir & boy Contest but also the first ever International Puppy Contest. The Midwest was well represented with many groups wearing their colors and Christopher “Tyger” Roth (Bad Dog Bar & Grill in St Louis,…

Folsom Street Events Donates $324,030 to Local, National Charities

SAN FRANCISCO – The Board of Directors of Folsom Street Events announced charitable giving in the amount of $324,030 today. Jacob Richards, Board President, says, “2012 was a good year for Folsom Street Events and our charities. We are enormously grateful to our sponsors, beneficiaries, beverage partners, and the leather/fetish community for the ongoing support.…

“Violation: Rape In Gaming” is Out NOW!

By Clarisse Thorn ClarisseThorn.com Reprinted with permission How does it feel to be virtually raped? Who would decide to commit rape in a game? Should we, as a society, worry about people who pretend to rape software? What does “rape in gaming” even mean, and why does it happen? * * * Good morning, and…