Category: Ohio

News from the Ohio bear, leather and kink communities.

Bears and leather group in Dayton

DAYTON — The Miami Valley Bears and Leather Men was , created to bring together men and women in the Greater Dayton area and those in the Tri State with interest in Leather Men Sirs,Boys,Masters,Pups, Handlers and Cowboys,Bears and Cubs. We formed this group in February 2014 and have been amazed at the growth and…

OhioSMART Volunteer opportunities

CLEVELAND — This list will be a fluid place for the OhioSMART Board & membership to note the myriad ways members can be of service to the community & organization. PSM Shifts at regular and special events Potluck contributions Soda/water/juice box donations Door shifts Special skills assistance (web team, legal review, accounting, etc) Tours for…

2018-18 OhioSMART Volunteer Board

CLEVELAND — Thank you to our members for attending, and thank you to all the people who stepped up as write-in candidates, in the interest of serving the community. The 2017/18 OhioSMART Board is, in no particular order: Officers: JuliaGoulia Zia1982 BettyCocker At-Large Vitrokitten BeastD For anyone interested in other ways they can be of…

Ohio SMART’s July Third Saturday, July 15

CLEVELAND — Join OhioSMART July 15th, 2017 for our good friend @Schaedenfreude, as she brings us a sexy time with her Boot Stomping Boot Camp: Basic Training Boots aren’t often considered a toy, but after this class you’ll be looking at them differently! This workshop with guided practice and demonstration will teach you to use…

Boots, Bustles and Bondage 3, July 1-2

WESTERN OHIO — Boots, Bustles, and Bondage 3 is rapidly approaching, with less than two months to go until we get together on July 1. You may have heard rumors of a kink event in a wild west town, perhaps even seen some pictures from those events. This is it — an event like no…

Cleveland Pride defends corporate sponsorship

CLEVELAND — The organizing committee for Cleveland’s gay pride celebrations last week defended their use of corporate sponsorship and announced a preliminary schedule of events for June. Elise Bigley, media coordinator for Cleveland Pride, sent out this statement: In the past several years, we all have witnessed companies face controversy and criticism regarding their positions…

Dayton Pride 2017, June 2

DAYTON — Dayton, Ohio kicks off their Pride celebrations on Friday, June 2, and they go on through the weekend. Friday June 2nd ~ Our celebration begins with an “Affair On The Square” from 5 pm to 10 pm, a beer and food truck rally for the whole community to enjoy. The Affair will feature…

GLLA Ohio titleholders selected

CLEVELAND — Great Lakes Leather Alliance Ohio (GLLA Ohio) selected their new titleholders this past weekend to represent the state at Great Lakes Leather Weekend in Indianapolis. The new titleholders are: Rocky McCombs, GLLA Ohio LeatherSir boy Mitch, GLLA Ohio Leatherboy Traeonna, Ms. GLLA Ohio and Ms. Lyn and bit, GLLA Ohio Master and slave…

OhioSMART May Munch, May 23

CLEVELAND — Join us May 23, 2017 at Collision Bend Brewery in the Flats for food, drinks, and chats! We will be there from 7pm-9pm, and the reservation is under OhioSMART. PLEASE make sure to RSVP accurately so that we can give a good headcount to the restaurant. Collision Bend Brewery, 1250 Old River Rd…