Our History of Marching on Washington

By | 2017-06-11T09:00:00-04:00 June 11th, 2017|Michigan, News|

BY LOU CHIBBARO JR., WASHINGTON BLADE The last Equality March was held in 2009. Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key As thousands descend on Washington, D.C. for the Equality March for Unity and [...]

Kama Fault

By | 2017-06-08T09:00:00-04:00 June 8th, 2017|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Fairy tales and such 5 Alpert of "Mame" fame 9 Larry Kramer's alma mater 13 Liberace's style, for example 14 Skin softener 15 Estimating words 16 They call it the ___... 19 "The [...]

Summer Pride Calendar

By | 2017-06-08T09:00:00-04:00 June 8th, 2017|Guides, Pride Guide|

Photo courtesy of David Graff AUGUST 12 Transgender Pride in the Park 12-6 p.m. Donald Red Geary Park, Earle Boulevard at Pinecrest, Ferndale http://www.transgendermichigan.org Celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Compton's Cafeteria Riot AUGUST [...]

Leather and Lesbians

By | 2017-06-08T09:00:00-04:00 June 8th, 2017|Guides, Pride Guide|

photo: The LGBTQ women's motorcycle club, Dykes on Bikes Detroit, began in 2008 with Heather O'Brian as president, Marianne Waugh as vice president, Tracy Brown as treasurer and Ronda Wright as secretary. Since then, the [...]

Moving Forward, Letting Go

By | 2017-06-08T09:00:00-04:00 June 8th, 2017|Guides, Pride Guide|

The seventh annual LGBT Older Adult Summit will be held from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on June 24 at MSU Detroit Campus located at 3408 Woodward Ave. in Detroit. The event, organized by SAGE [...]

Affirmations Accepts Five New Grant Awards

By | 2017-06-08T09:00:00-04:00 June 8th, 2017|Michigan, News|

Affirmations was the recipient of five grant awards during the month of May. Grants were awarded from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, the Metro Health Foundation, Phillip & Elizabeth [...]

Holland Community Center Opens

By | 2017-06-08T09:00:00-04:00 June 8th, 2017|Michigan, News|

BY JIM LARKIN Karen Prins, an Out On The Lakeshore board member, prepares an identification sticker for the community center open house. Photo courtesy of Jim Larkin Nearly two years of work and planning [...]

LGBTQ Community Centers Promote Smoke-Free Prides

By | 2017-06-08T09:00:00-04:00 June 8th, 2017|Michigan, News|

Editors note: This article was a collaborative effort between LGBT Detroit, Affirmations, OutFront Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids Pride Center, and Perceptions to advocate for smoke-free community events moving forward, including Pride celebrations. LGBTQ community centers across [...]

HRC Launches Summer of Action

By | 2017-06-08T09:00:00-04:00 June 8th, 2017|National, News|

BY BTL STAFF The Human Rights Campaign launched a nationwide summer of action anchored by more than 250 grassroots events from coast to coast. The theme of these events - "Unite. Resist. Enlist." - reflects [...]

NBC Out Launches Inaugural #Pride30 List

By | 2017-06-08T09:00:00-04:00 June 8th, 2017|National, News|

BY BTL STAFF NBC Out, part of http://NBCNews.com released its inaugural #Pride30 list, recognizing LGBTQ Americans of all ages, backgrounds and industries who are making a difference in their communities. Each day in June, Pride [...]

Trans During Wartime

By | 2018-01-16T03:23:43-04:00 June 8th, 2017|Opinions, Viewpoints|

BY GWENDOLYN ANN SMITH There was a collective groan on the 8th of November 2016, as we saw Donald Trump take the presidency. With his victory, we knew that transgender rights won through the administration, [...]