CHICAGO — On Saturday, April 6th, the Chicago community came out in full force to show their support for Vivian, who will be competing in the 2018 International Ms Bootblack Competition. The competition takes place April 19 – April 22, 2018. Touche Chicago, one of Vivian’s sponsors hosted “Stand Up! A Service Auction” an auction…
First Ms. Miami Valley Leather contest to be held in June
DAYTON — The first Ms. Miami Valley Leather contest will be held on June 9 at the Argos Bar in Dayton. In an email to the Great Lakes Den, producer Bit Bradshaw said that the contest is open to anyone who identifies as female and lives in the southern Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana…
IMsL/IMsBB announce contestants for 2018
SAN JOSE, Calif. — International Ms. Leather/International Ms. Bootblack have announced the contestants for this year’s event in April. The IMsL contestants are: Carla, Washington State Ms. Leather, of Seattle girl ang of Melbourne, Australia Jesbian Bagheera, Ms California Leather 2017, of San Francisco Jinnie Horta, Oklahoma Ms. Leather 2017, of Tulsa Scarlett Sin, Ms Los Angeles…
Illinois women’s groups plan marches for inauguration anniversary
SPRINGFIELD — A coalition of women’s groups from across the state are planning marches Chicago, Springfield and Carbondale on Jan. 20. According to a press release, Women’s March Chicago, Action Illinois and Women United Network are organizing statewide marches in celebration of the first anniversary of the Women’s Marches of 2017. Named the March on the Polls,…
Kentucky appeals court revives anti-abortion suit
LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled Friday that a lawsuit by GOP Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin claiming Planned Parenthood had illegally performed abortions was wrongfully dismissed, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. The lawsuit alleges Planned Parenthood had performed abortions without a license, the newspaper reported. The healthcare provider had been told by the…
Equality Illinois applauds LGBTQ appointment to Illinois Senate sexual harassment task force
CHICAGO — Equality Illinois welcomed the appointment of Dr. Kathleen Robbins to a state senate task force on sexual harassment and discrimination in a statement on Friday. As with the national government, media and entertainment, the state general assembly has been hit with allegations of harassment. From Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois We applaud the…
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…
Renee Beckman, Women’s International Leather Legacy 2017
Renee Beckman of Alaska won this year’s Women’s International Leather Legacy title last month in Dallas. She’s become the latest Alaskan to take home an international title, one of a distinguished line.
“I’m actually the fifth,” Renee said in a phone interview with the Great Lakes Den. “We now have more international titleholders than anywhere else in the United States.”
Renee said she was actually shocked to win with the class of contestants she competed with. This year had five women competing, the largest number yet. She was taken aback by the bios of the other women and all they had done. When she was announced as the winner, she knew she had done enough.
Third Annual FemDom Intensive and Submissive Training, Oct. 13-14
COLUMBUS, Ohio. — You asked for it, so we are bringing it back ~ The 3rd Annual F.I.S.T. event is here! We are so excited to be bringing back for our 3rd year ~ The FemDom Intensive and Submissive Training weekend event. Not only do we have a fantastic line-up of presenters and a outstanding…
Chicago Lesbian BDSM Author Wins Goldie Award
CHICAGO — Give Me Thorns, A Lesbian BDSM Romance, by Elizabeth Andre won a Golden Crown Literary Award for best erotica last month.