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The Training of a Young FemDomme

This past week, I have begun the training of a new young FemDomme, Lady Ruby Dragon. She has been close to my family for years and I’ve considered her part of my Leather family, even if she was not a blood relative.

She has recently turned 18 and is now legally an adult and can finally indulge in her BDSM and fetish interests.

Tonight will mark the beginning of her introduction into the local kink community; as we will be bringing her with us to her first playparty at our favourite Montreal area dungeon, Club L’Espace.

More news to come…

May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

May 17th 2013, is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHO or IDAHOBIT for short), and people are coming together across the globe to celebrate and push for an end to discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community.

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

May 17 – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

The event is coordinated by the IDAHOBIT Committee, which was founded by Louis-George Tin in 2004. The first event took place on May 17, 2005. That year, 24,000 individuals and organizations signed on to a message of support for the initiative.

In 2013, countless people and groups around the world are showing their support in creative ways. In Canada, the theme of this year’s Day is “Fight the Homophobia Web Virus.” The Fondation Émergence Homophobia Day website explains:

“Homophobia is becoming increasingly present on the Web and in social media. The anonymity of the Internet facilitates the spread of abusive comments and cyberhomophobia that could have serious consequences.”

For more info: http://www.homophobiaday.org

Scarlett James Performing Live at Montreal’s Grand Burlesque

Montreal’s Grand Burlesque Show was held from March 21-23 2013. Organized by the amazing Scarlett James, and featuring many wonderful acts — it’s a not-to-be-missed show.

Be sure to check it out again next year; in the meantime, have a peek at show headliner Scarlett James doing her magic…

For more details on this annual Montreal Burlesque event:
http://www.GrandBurlesqueShow.com

Article: A Hush-Hush Topic No More

A film still from Kink, a documentary examining the BDSM website Kink.com

A film still from Kink, a documentary examining the BDSM website Kink.com

As BDSM and kink continue to go more mainstream, it’s coverage in the media continues. This time there is a fairly positive news article to be found in today’s New York Times…

“On a recent Friday night, a small group of people lined up in a cinder-block hallway inside an unmarked entrance to Paddles, a club on West 26th Street. Two men in their 60s were discussing real estate and a few women in their 20s were sending last-minute texts before going down two flights to the subterranean space.”

“Paddles is not another trendy table tennis emporium, but a “safe space” to live out erotic fantasies, specifically BDSM (bondage/discipline, domination/submission, sadism/masochism), OTK (over the knee; in other words, spanking), and an alphabet soup’s worth of other sexual practices that, until recently, have gone largely unnoticed and undiscussed by the mainstream world.”

The full article at the New York Times: A Hush-Hush Topic No More

Club Cleopatra Victory Celebration

To celebrate the defeat of the City of Montreal and it’s plans to expropriate the landmark Club Cleopatra, a Victory Party and burlesque show (hosted by the fabulous Reena) is planned at Café Cleopatra on Saturday, March 26th, 2011.

Club Cleo Victory

Featuring: Velma Candyass, Dead Doll Dancers, bellydancers, Nat King Pole, Tommy Toxic, and more…

A $5 donation is suggested, and the burlesque show starts at 9 pm (doors open open at 8 pm). Everyone who supports local culture, heritage, and burlesque entertainment is invited to raise a glass, celebrate, and hear about the artists’ next step in saving “The Main” national historic site from further devastation – and demanding their say in the development of the Quartier des Spectacles!

Montreal’s Club Cleopatra saved from demolition!

One of Montreal’s most famous red-light district landmarks has survived the City of Montreal’s attempts to expropriate and demolish it. Club Cleopatra is a three-story building on St-Laurent Boulevard that houses exotic dancers downstairs and a kinky cabaret/bar upstairs.

ClubCleo

Home of Montreal’s monthly “Club Sin” events, Club Cleo, as it is known by it’s patrons, will be able to continue to serve as a beacon for the alternative lifestyle, kink and fetish events.

For more details, check out the coverage by CTV Montreal:

City abandons attempts to expropriate Red Light District landmark

A transition from friend to servant

tomo

Last summer, I ran into one of my old friends at one of the local Fetish Balls. It was quite a pleasant surprise, since we hadn’t seen each other for about 8 or 9 years!

We had originally met through an organization that I headed back in the early to mid-90s. At the time, this person became a valuable asset both to me and the organization because of their eagerness and willingness to help out in a volunteer capacity.

Fast forward to this winter and all the various difficulties and obstacles that I have been encountering in my personal and private life; I found myself needing to go out and be with my kink friends on a regular basis in order to keep some level of sanity.

My old friend had already a passing familiarity with the local scene, but had not been active in it for quite some time and was interested in getting back into it. I offered my friend the opportunity to accompany me to several local BDSM & fetish events and he gladly took me up on it. Although rather nervous at first, he did quite a fine job of serving myself and my best friend, Lady Katana, at a several outings to the Loft Le Chateau. He has continued to do so on a regular basis and has fit in quite well with my circle of kink friends.

It’s been a rather strange transition for me — to overcome the feelings I have for seeing one of my previously vanilla *friends* serving me. In some ways, it didn’t seem quite right. However, over the past while, I have managed to come to terms with it on a personal level. I looked back and remembered how much this friend of mine would be so eager to help me and the organization I headed. I started to really make the connection of how deep the need to serve was built into his psyche and that it had manifested itself even way back then.

Both of us were very different people back then, and our relationship was in a much more vanilla (if still somewhat unorthodox) setting. However, I was able to look deeper and realize that much of the same dynamic D/s was there, just couched in a different setting. I was a leader, he was one of my most fervent volunteers. I consider myself a FemDomme now, and I find that my friend is now of my most devoted servants. It’s the same — but different.

We’ve managed to spend more together as of late, and he has assisted me in helping to lift many loads from my shoulders, by taking on many smaller tasks that had been stressing me and that was taking time away from higher priority things in my life. I find it has really helped me in so many ways… So it is with great pleasure that I have decided to accept him as my personal submissive, servant and most importantly, as my personal assistant.

I have named him “tomo”, which is a Japanese term — it is most commonly translated as “friend” or “companion“, but it also has a dual meaning of “follower” or “attendant“. It seems so perfect and we are both delighted with the choice.