Category: Ohio

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OhioSMART’s June 3rd Saturday- Needles 101 and Beyond

CLEVELAND — OhioSMART will be hosting an education session on needle play at their monthly 3rd Saturday event. From the Fetlife post: Join us June 16, 2018 for: Needle Play 101 and beyond With RowanMorrison Class Description: Did you miss our needle intensive last year? Haven’t practiced those skills since? Or are you already…

OhioSMART holding June presenter dinner on June 16

CLEVELAND — OhioSMART will have their June presenter dinner with Rowan Morrison on June 16. From the Fetlife post: Join us from 5-7pm June 16th at Slymans Tavern in Independence with @RowanMorrison. Then join us at our normal playspace for a Needles 101 and Beyond class, followed by our Beginnings series class Good Touch Games,…

Ohio Pup and Handler Contest, March 23-25

Ohio Pup and Handler

CLEVELAND — The first Ohio Pup and Handler Contest will be held on March 23 through 25 in Cleveland. This event weekend will be full of moshes, classes, and of course the first Ohio Pup and Handler contest! The only requirements for competing as a pup or a handler is that you are a resident…

Cleveland Puppy Contest held March 3

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Puppy Contest was held at the Leather Stallion on Saturday, March 3.

The contest this year was emceed by Jefferson Tugger and Pup Havok. As with any contest, there were judges, liquored gelatin offerings, and an eager Bootblack ready to do some business throughout the event.

There was one contestant for this year’s contest. The judged categories included: Pop Questions, a Play Scene, a personal Speech, and Community Forum – in which the contestant was asked questions by anyone in attendance.

Mr. Minnesota Leather Sir wins Mr. Midwest Olympus

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Mr. Midwest Olympus Leather contest occurred the weekend of Feb. 9-10, 2018, at Highball Tavern in Columbus, Ohio. The weekend consisted of a meet-and-greet, cigar social, a day of learning opportunities at The Space in Columbus and then the contest Saturday night. Outgoing title holder Ken Powers (Sir Steele) said that “he…

Trident Columbus holds Fire and Ice

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Trident International – Columbus chapter hosted their annual Fire and Ice event night on Friday Feb. 9, 2018 at Club Diversity in Columbus, Ohio. The event had demos from the local community and from Trident’s own member Dane Christian. Demos included attendees lying on a table and having a choice of fire play…

Ohio judge rules transgender teen can start hormone therapy

CINCINNATI — A judge in Hamilton County, Ohio has ruled that a transgender teen can start hormone therapy over the objections of their parents. reported that visiting Juvenile Court Judge Sylvia Hendon issued a ruling Friday granting legal custody to the teen’s grandparents, who according to a prosecutor “accept their grandson for who he…