Great Lakes Den Staff

Reclaim PRIDE – The Leather Contingent in Columbus, Ohio

[flagallery gid=119] COLUMBUS, Ohio — For decades, the leather contingency in Columbus has participated in the PRIDE parade. Whether it was individuals jumping in and doing what we needed to do or fragmented groups, we were there. For the last four years, several leather organizations (this year Mid-Ohio Rose and Leather, Trident International – Columbus,…

Woodhull Freedom Foundation filing suit against FOSTA

WASHINGTON — The Woodhull Freedom Foundation announced Thursday that it was filing a lawsuit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (“FOSTA”), under the First and Fifth Amendments of the United States Constitution. Woodhull filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for…

Leathertarian Awards announce 2018 winners

DALLAS — The Leathertarian Awards announced their 2018 winners on Thursday, June 21. They are: Lifetime Award Winner Vi Johnson Female Award Winner Tyesha Nicole Best Male Award Winner Nitro Hankinson The Male and Female winners will receive a check in the amount of $500.00. The Lifetime Award winner will receive a check in the…

C.O.M.M.A.N.D. MC in Maryland changes to inclusive name

BALTIMORE — C.O.M.M.A.N.D. MC of Maryland announced last week they would be changing the name of their club to adapt to changing community demographics. In an announcement on their Facebook group, the club said the acronym C.O.M.M.A.N.D. would now stand for Corps of Marylanders Making A Noticeable Difference. Previously, it had been “Corps of Men.” “We see…

IML 40 comes home to Kentuckiana Pride

[flagallery gid=118] LOUISVILLE — James Lee brought the International Mr. Leather title to his hometown Pride celebration this past Sunday in Louisville. Lee went to IML as Mr. Kentucky Leather. He rode with the rest of the Kentucky Leather Brotherhood during Kentuckiana Pride, the Pride celebration for the Louisville metro area. Photos courtesy of Dave…