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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…

OhioSMART Semi-Annual PSM Training scheduled

CLEVELAND — OhioSMART will hold their spring play space monitor training on Sunday, April 8. From the Fetlife event: Join members of the OhioSMART Board for our spring PSM training from 2pm-4pm Sunday April 8th! This event is free to attend, and members will receive a FREE FIRST FRIDAY once they complete their first PSM…

Ohio Chamber of Commerce backing LGBTQ bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Chamber of Commerce is supporting legislation that would ban job and housing discrimination against LGBTQ Ohioans. Cleveland.com reported on Thursday that the chamber was backing House Bill 160, called the Ohio Fairness Act. The bill would extend Ohio’s workplace and housing discrimination protections to sexual orientation and gender identity or…

OhioSMART Sunday School: Flogging Intensive, Jan. 21

CLEVELAND — OhioSMART is hosting another Sunday School class. The topic this month is Flogging taught by Arcane. From their Facebook event: Whether you are experienced or brand flogging new, this intensive is for you. We will start with the basics, and then start putting things into action. Arcane believes that understanding how a tool…

Ohio Fairness Act hearings pushed to 2018

COLUMBUS — A second hearing for the Ohio Fairness Act has been pushed to January 2018, the Columbus Patch reported Tuesday. The act would amend Ohio’s anti-discrimination laws to include sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression as protected classes, expanding legal protections in housing, employment, and access to public services, according to the ACLU…