A passionate woman, a passionate cause

By |2017-10-31T06:25:32-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

By Dawn Wolfe YPSILANTI - It's a beautiful thing when people find their passion. For Jimena Loveluck, executive director of Washtenaw County's HIV/AIDS Resource Center, it was a passion for equality that led her to [...]

Marriage News from Around the Country

By |2017-10-31T06:25:32-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Connecticut: On Feb. 23 the legislature's Judiciary Committee voted 25-13 to create a civil unions system for same-sex couples. The bill would give gay and lesbian couples many of the same [...]

Everlastingly Lovely

By |2018-01-15T18:02:12-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Vanessa Williams has done well for herself. I mean, how many other former Miss America's can you name? OK, some of you pageant queens out there might be able to name quite a few. But [...]

Meet Skip the BTL pet of the week

By |2017-10-31T06:24:52-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Meet Skip, an adorable six-month-old gray and white male rabbit. He is looking for a new home because his previous guardians moved and could not bring him along. Skip is super sweet and very social. [...]

Reach OUT

By |2017-10-31T06:24:52-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Help repair America's elections system Several bills have been introduced recently in Congress to repair the embarrassing flaws in America's elections system. Move On PAC wants you to help give these bills momentum by signing [...]

Q Scopes

By |2017-10-31T06:24:52-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Calm down, Taurus! Mars in Capricorn focuses our efforts and ambitions. But now that he's square to Jupiter in Libra, personal aims and cooperative efforts can inflame each other, blowing things up [...]

SHe Said:

By |2017-10-31T06:24:52-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

"No what I said was I wouldn't fire gays. I'm not going to discriminate against people." - George W. Bush to Doug Wead, a Bush family friend who secretly recorded conversations with Bush in 1998 [...]

State agency supports expanding adoptions

By |2017-10-31T06:24:52-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

LANSING - Children's rights activists got a boost last week when the Office of Children's Ombudsman recommended greater access to second-parent adoptions in Michigan. The Office of the Children's Ombudsman is an independent government agency [...]

MAPP offers workshop series for men of color

By |2018-01-15T16:18:44-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

FERNDALE - How do cultural and societal expectations affect sexual relationships? Do racism and homophobia lead to unhealthy behaviors? The Midwest AIDS Prevention Project is offering free workshops that are designed to answer these questions [...]

Multi-media exhibit explores mental illness

By |2018-01-16T00:32:40-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

In partnership with the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Network of West Michigan and the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids presents Fine Line: Mental [...]

Davis-Satterla midwives changes at MDCH

By |2018-01-16T05:53:41-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

By Dawn Wolfe LANSING - In January, Michigan Department of Community Health's Division of HIV/AIDS began making changes. Loretta Davis-Satterla, the division's director, has not only helped with the birth of a new name and [...]

Community Connections

By |2017-10-31T06:24:04-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Get connected! Non-profit organizations are encouraged to send listings of ongoing events to Community Connections via email at [email protected], fax at 248-615-7018 or postal mail: 20793 Farmington Rd., Ste. 25, Farmington, MI 48336. FORTY WORD [...]

Theater Events for the period March 3 – 12

By |2017-10-31T06:24:04-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Professional Theater: Aida The classic opera as staged by the internationally-acclaimed Opera Verdi Europa. Presented at The Whiting, Flint, March 5 only. Tickets: $29 - $59. 810-237-7333. http://www.thewhiting.com. Boomtown 1925 An original play about five [...]

Art & Around

By |2017-10-31T06:24:04-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

UMS presents unique one-man show by inventive Canadian theater artist Robert Lepage ANN ARBOR - The University Musical Society closes its 04/05 theater series with four performances of the internationally celebrated one-man production "The Far [...]

Q Puzzle Clues

By |2017-10-31T06:24:04-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Reel Queers Across1 Downloads from badpuppy.com5 Gives a hand job to?10 Tutti-frutti ingredient14 Warhol pal ___ Sedgwick15 Controversial path for same-sex partners16 Adam, created by a woman named George17 Senator from Tennessee Williams' home state18 [...]

Growing older gay

By |2017-10-31T06:24:04-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

By John Corvino A few days ago I found myself looking in the mirror and noticing that I'm aging. This is not a bad thing - and not just because the alternatives are death and [...]

Curtain Calls

By |2017-10-31T06:24:04-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Review: 'The Story' BoarsHead and Plowshares stage riveting drama about race, office politics and journalistic ethics Imagine that you're a reporter who stumbles upon what could be the story of a lifetime. Would you fight [...]

Curtain Calls XTRA

By |2017-10-31T06:24:04-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Review: 'The Smell of the Kill' When housewives attack: Dinner theater presents screwball comedy Perhaps the operative phrases have fallen from your very own lips. "Sometimes she just drives me crazy!" Or, "You know, I [...]

Dear Jody

By |2017-10-31T06:24:04-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

By Jody Valley Mom is mad Q: This is not an issue about being gay so I don't know if it is appropriate for your column, but it is something I am going through and [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By |2017-10-31T06:24:04-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

By Romeo San Vicente Logan gets 'Drunken' with Leo You might not know John Logan's face, but the openly gay screenwriter is on everyone's Hollywood wish list these days. He wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for [...]

Matters of Faith: My Faith in nonviolence

By |2018-01-16T01:16:16-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

By Michael Gibson-Faith "I have found that life persists in the midst of destruction and, therefore, there must be a higher law than that of destruction."--The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of Peace Nonviolence [...]

National News Briefs

By |2017-10-31T06:24:04-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Politics Gay couple's photo used illegally in AARP attack ad PORTLAND - According to the Feb. 21 edition of DailyKos, the conservative American Spectator website ran an ad claiming that the [...]