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Minnesota program reaches more teens trafficked for sex

ST. PAUL — An evaluation of the state’s Safe Harbor Program has found most at-risk and sexually exploited youth in the program reported feeling more hopeful and better prepared for the future. Wilder Research has completed its second evaluation of Minnesota’s Safe Harbor program, a statewide system for helping at-risk and sexually exploited youth that…

Leather Heart Foundation launches general assistance applications

PHILADELPHIA — Over the last year the Leather Heart Foundation (LHF) has gone through structural changes and reorganization internally to bring all of the fetish communities LHF serves a strong foundation for those facing financial hardships. A few weeks ago, LHF opened applications to the Disaster Relief Fund for individuals affected by the devastating wildfires…

Adam & Eve releases facts on abortion in the U.S.

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — Adamandeve.com, a longtime adult novelty retailer, released statistics about abortion in the United States this week. The information provides data on everything from the number of abortions performed each year to parental consent and mandatory waiting laws. “Adam & Eve supports healthy sexuality between consenting adults,’” said Chad Davis, marketing director for adamandeve.com…

Feds say Lexington rainbow crosswalk a ‘hazard’

LEXINGTON — Local media reported Wednesday that the Federal Highway Administration has told Lexington that their rainbow crosswalk is a legal liability. From the Lexington Herald-Leader: “While we recognize in good faith your crosswalk art was well-intended for your community, we request that you take the necessary steps to remove the non-compliant crosswalk as soon…

Sir Randy Ingram-Lile is Mr. Minneapolis Eagle 2018

MINNEAPOLIS – What do a kitty, two puppies, a jock, and a Sir have in common? They were the five diverse contestants representing their version of leather as high cow season descended on the eagleBOLTbar for the Mr. Minneapolis Eagle 2018 Contest Weekend (#MME2018)!

The weekend kicked off with “Greet the Meat” where judges and contestants were introduced to the audience. The contestants drew their numbers and the weekend was underway.

Transgender Day of Remembrance across the Midwest

CHICAGO — As the annual time to remember transgender members of the LGBTQ community that have been lost, communities across the region are planning events and vigils. Saturday, Nov. 18 Transgender Day of Remembrance Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, 1110 N. Market Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202 Saturday at 6 PM – 8 PM Join FORGE and…

Michigan civil rights commission tables action on LGBTQ discrimination again

DETROIT — Equality Michigan (EQMI) said late Monday afternoon that the Michigan Civil Rights Commission had again tabled its reconsideration of covering anti-LGBTQ discrimination after pressure from the state attorney general. From Equality Michigan’s Facebook page: Despite the overwhelming weight of authority indicating that they have the power to act on anti-LGBT discrimination, the Michigan…

Michigan civil rights commission reconsidering LGBTQ discrimination today

DETROIT – The Michigan Civil Rights Commission will meet this afternoon in Detroit to reconsider Equality Michigan’s (EQMI) request that the Commission take action on anti-LGBT discrimination. EQMI and thirty-seven other LGBT organizations petitioned the Commission to issue an interpretative statement concluding that the Elliott-Larsen Civil Right Act’s existing prohibition on sex discrimination encompasses discrimination…