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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The Queens Of Ypsilanti

By Jerome Stuart Nichols (From left) Chanel Hunter and Jadein Black For local drag performers, Pride when you show the community what you've got. When you're one of the newest drag revues around, it's [...]

By |2014-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2014|Entertainment|

Ferndale Pride Kicks Off Pride Month

AJ Trager Jessica Roshek, Kathy Adamek, Pam Kwiatkowski and Michell Reeve after the Rainbow Run. FERNDALE There couldn't have been more perfect weather for Ferndale Pride this past Saturday. It was hot, really hot, [...]

By |2014-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Pride Calendar

May 28 Kalamazoo Pride Euchre Tournament Presenting Organization: Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center (KGLRC) Time: 7 p.m. Location: Metro Diner & Nightclub, 411 N. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo Contact: May 30 Motor City Bears [...]

By |2014-05-29T09:00:00-04:00May 29th, 2014|Entertainment|

Singing Out For Gay Rights

By Jerome Stuart Nichols Talking to Tony Lucca, it's clear he has his head on straight. Though the Pontiac-born musician was a finalist during the second season of "The Voice," he hasn't been jaded by [...]

By |2014-05-29T09:00:00-04:00May 29th, 2014|Entertainment|

Livin’ La Vida Loca

By Emell Derra Adolphus Photo: Illustrious Photography Sam "DJ Maestro" Anderson has been busy promoting his latest club hit "Birthday Slide," a dancehall remix featuring Jamaican artist Phillip T2k. And if you haven't heard [...]

By |2014-05-29T09:00:00-04:00May 29th, 2014|Entertainment|

Resurrecting Jane

By Jerome Stuart Nichols A lot can change in a year. For all-lesbian folk-rock duo Jane of Arc the past year has been one of departure, resurrection and release. Although many bands would falter under [...]

By |2014-05-29T09:00:00-04:00May 29th, 2014|Entertainment|

Here Comes The Bride

By AJ Trager Photo: Robert Guzman It doesn't take a genius to figure out why Bride Stripped Bare is glamming up the Ferndale Pride stage, but in case you haven't figured it out, Ely3000 [...]

By |2014-05-29T09:00:00-04:00May 29th, 2014|Entertainment|

Leather & Lesbians

By Shelby Clark Petkus With the sun finally making a regular appearance, it's time to get out into the good weather. What's a better way than to hop on a Harley and cruise to Michigan's [...]

By |2014-05-29T09:00:00-04:00May 29th, 2014|Entertainment|

Finding Acceptance Through Improv

By Amy J. Parrent Gary Lehman (right, with Peter Jacokes) performing at the recent Detroit Improv Festival at Go Comedy Improv Theater in Ferndale. Photo: Heather Sejnow Gary Lehman (center) performing at the recent [...]

By |2014-05-29T09:00:00-04:00May 29th, 2014|Entertainment|

Giovanni’s Room

Across 1 Peters out 5 Word used by grabbers 9 Plotting group 14 Wife of Buck's Wang 15 Carbon compound 16 You must remember this 17 Start of James Baldwin's definition of home in "Giovanni's [...]

By |2014-05-29T09:00:00-04:00May 29th, 2014|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Dr. Robi Ludwig

Another day, another terrible thing happening in this world and another person trying to pin it on the gays. Piece of shit garbage person Elliot Rodger murdered six people in Isla Vista, California, stabbing three [...]

By |2014-05-29T09:00:00-04:00May 29th, 2014|Creep of the Week, Opinions|