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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I.D.entity Accepted

On May 2 Kalamazoo County rolled out its new ID program after more than year of hard work and packed community meetings. Designed for people who are able to prove their identity but lack the documents to obtain a driver’s license or state ID, the Kalamazoo County ID’s stated purpose is, “To recognize all Kalamazoo County residents and enable them to connect with public safety, civic and community services.”

By |2018-07-12T13:04:43-04:00July 11th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Meet Manny Killa: Q&A with HTJ 2018 Visiting Entertainer

He’s the newest sensation from porn site BlackBoyAddictionz.com. At 24 years old, 6' 4" tall and equipped a trim, muscular physique he is known simply as Manny Killa. He is also one of the entertainers set to visit during LGBT Detroit's Hotter Than July festivities. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Manny admits to losing his virginity when he was only 14 years old.

By |2018-07-11T15:45:09-04:00July 11th, 2018|Detroit, Michigan, News|

Study Documents Millennials’ Views on LGBT Issues

Millennials are America’s largest, most diverse generation and an important potential voting bloc. So, now more than ever, it's important to understand their thoughts on issues that impact all Americans. A new survey created by GenForward called "Millennials Views on LGBT Issues: Race, Identity and Experience" asks questions on these topics and more.

By |2018-07-11T15:45:11-04:00July 11th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Concert of Colors Diversity Festival in 26th Year

Since 1993, the Concert of Colors has been a regular Detroit-based, diversity-themed music festival with a goal of "uniting Metro Detroit's diverse communities and ethnic groups." This is done with a variety of musical acts that are sourced from around the world. The free festival's acts this year include everything from the punk sounds of Pennsylvania-based group Tile, the pop and Hip-Hop-influenced work of Flint Native Tunde Olaniran and Iranian artist Mohsen Namjoo — hailed by the New York Times as Iran's Bob Dylan.

By |2018-07-11T15:45:13-04:00July 11th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente 'IT Chapter Two' features Xavier Dolan and also that Murder-Clown Do you arthouse? If so, then you already know that Xavier Dolan, the wunderkind director-actor from Montreal, is responsible for an [...]

By |2018-07-11T15:45:14-04:00July 11th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

Moving for Love: The Gaffney Couple Builds a Life After Long Distance

Khiana Gaffney was living in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2016 when she made a quick trip home to Detroit to celebrate her grandmother’s 90th birthday. While back in the Motor City, Khiana spent a little time on social media to learn a bit about the local girls. One of those girls, one of those who caught her eye, was the woman who is now her wife, Aleeya Gaffney.

By |2018-07-11T15:45:15-04:00July 11th, 2018|Entertainment, Features, Wedding|

Ann Arbor Pride New Headliner Announcement: Brian Justin Crum

ANN ARBOR - Although previously scheduled to headline Ann Arbor Pride, Ada Vox will not be able to perform at the event on Saturday, Aug. 4 due to a contractual obligation with talent TV show "American Idol." Pride organizers said that all meet & greet tickets that were purchased may be allowed refund, up to seven days before the event, which is ongoing from Aug. 3 through 5. In Vox's stead, Brian Justin Crum shall headline.

By |2018-08-02T20:49:22-04:00July 11th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Michigan, Neighborhoods|

Arbor Opera Theater Names Austin Stewart as Artistic Director

Arbor Opera Theater has announced the appointment of Austin Stewart as Artistic Director. The first under the artistic leadership of Stewart, AOT’s upcoming season will introduce three new productions to Michigan audiences, with performances at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti and the Arthur Miller Theatre in Ann Arbor, as well as new partnerships with ÆPEX Contemporary Performance and the Kerrytown Concert House.

By |2018-07-11T15:45:16-04:00July 11th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

Parting Glances: Any Gay Name but Mine

To diddle an old saying: You can't judge a gay author or his book by its — or by his — cover. Case in point: the groundbreaking 1951 sociological expose, "The Homosexual in America." Gay nom de plume: Donald Webster Cory — a pen name name gleaned from Andre Gide's 1924 gay novel "Corydon," later published in America in 1950. Real name: Edward Sagarin. Outed dramatically 24 closeted years later.

By |2018-07-11T15:45:16-04:00July 11th, 2018|Opinions, Parting Glances|

Parting Glances: In Cass Park with Bobby Burns

Detroit's imposing, massive, block-wide Masonic Temple was built in 1922 — cornerstone-dated 5022 — following the Hebraic custom of noting esoteric history. At one time in the 1960s every major dance company in the world, classical musician, orchestra and performer appeared there; many brought to the city by famed impresario Sol Hurok.

By |2018-07-11T15:45:17-04:00July 11th, 2018|Opinions, Parting Glances|

Our Voice, Our Vote! Now More Important Than Ever!

It is not the time for us to be silent, to be fearful, to go back in the closet or to give up on building bridges and alliances. Our vote counts. Every vote counts We have to bring every vote — LGBTQ and all our allies - to the polls beginning now and send these chickens home to roost.

By |2018-07-13T13:35:32-04:00July 11th, 2018|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Creep of the Week: Trump Voters

The other day I heard a self-proclaimed Democrat who voted for Trump say he didn’t like Hillary. “Bernie would have won. We told them we wanted Bernie,” he said, referring to Sanders winning the primary election in Michigan. “But they didn’t listen to us.”

By |2018-07-25T14:48:48-04:00July 11th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Tab Hunter Dies at 86

Tab Hunter, the 1950s’ teen heartthrob who would later become a prominent figure in the gay community, died Sunday night. He was 86. Allan Glaser, his partner for more than three decades, told the Hollywood Reporter that [...]

By |2018-07-10T08:29:30-04:00July 10th, 2018|Entertainment, National, News|