After Thwarted Kidnapping Plans, Whitmer Calls for Unity

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the State of Michigan after a plan to kidnap her and other Michigan government officials was thwarted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. She started by saying thank you to law enforcement and FBI agents who participated in stopping this [...]


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Five Ways To Gay Your Wedding Cake

By Shelby Clark Petkus Plan your perfect day at the Ultimate LGBT Wedding & Anniversary Expo, April 12 at the Southfield Civic Pavilion. One of the most talked about things after a wedding is the [...]

By |2014-03-05T09:00:00-05:00March 5th, 2014|Michigan, News|

A Group For Every Kind At JTCC

By Shelby Clark Fresh off Equality Cabaret, the benefit for the Michigan Marriage Challenge, Ann Arbor's Jim Toy Community Center continues its LGBT support and activism into the spring and beyond. JTCC has been serving [...]

By |2014-02-27T09:00:00-05:00February 27th, 2014|Entertainment|

International Victories For Animals In 2013

Animal Defenders International (ADI), based in California, is celebrating a number of successes for animals throughout 2013. 1. Colombia bans wild animals in circuses. In June, some six years after ADI launched its damning undercover [...]

By |2014-02-27T09:00:00-05:00February 27th, 2014|Guides, Pets|

WAGS Program In Need Of Support

Jihannh Jones knows the comfort that having a pet can bring. After a long day of work helping service clients at the Michigan AIDS Coalition, Jones goes home to his adorable Shih-Poo named Buddy. "Sometimes [...]

By |2014-02-27T09:00:00-05:00February 27th, 2014|Guides, Pets|

Yellow Means Doggies Need Space

Illustrated by Lili Chin. Some dogs need their space. Whether it's because they are recovering from an injury, still in the stages of being trained, or simply not that social, some dogs are [...]

By |2014-02-27T09:00:00-05:00February 27th, 2014|Guides, Pets|

Wayne County Adds LGBT Protections

LGBT activists and allies joined Robert Ficano, center, as he signed an executive order extending employment protections to LGBT employees of Wayne County. From left: Emily Dievendorf, executive director of Equality Michigan; Summer Foster, field [...]

By |2014-02-27T09:00:00-05:00February 27th, 2014|Michigan, News|

VETOED: Arizona Religious Bias Bill Falls

By Lisa Keen Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation that would have essentially legalized discrimination against LGBT citizens, allowing for religious exemptions if business owners did not want to serve gay people. Pressure grew [...]

By |2014-02-27T09:00:00-05:00February 27th, 2014|National, News|

Love, Italian-American Style

By John Quinn John Patrick Shanley's "Italian American Reconciliation" continues through March 8. Photo: The Box Theater If we were to believe poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Miles Standish, military advisor to the Plymouth Colony, [...]

By |2014-02-27T09:00:00-05:00February 27th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|