Considered by some to be the most important race for the people, the campaign for justice of the Michigan Supreme Court can often be overlooked when the public is particularly focused on the gubernatorial and congressional races. This year, two of the court's seven seats are up for consideration and following the November election, 25-year strong civil rights attorney Sam Bagenstos is hoping to fill one of them.
When Josh Winowiecki and Andrew Morton planned a trip to Paris, they planned it with their mothers in mind. “We took our moms with us because they both turned 60 this year,” said Winowiecki.
As summer winds down and the height of the harvest and market seasons pick up into full swing, Zingerman's Delicatessen is hosting an event on Wednesday, Aug. 22, to prepare its customers for any culinary requirement in the coming months.
Ann Arbor's venue The Ark has hosted everyone in Americana from Mary Chapin Carpenter to The Avett Brothers and even The Carolina Chocolate Drops — and that's barely scratching the surface. Now, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 16, is a chance for the community members who enjoy The Ark's sound to contribute their own voices for the 3rd Annual Ark Community Sing.
Based on the 2003 hit film of the same name, "School of Rock — The Musical" will make its way to the Wharton Center for Performing Arts' stage this September. Guests interested in the rock comedy can now purchase tickets which start at $35.
Tickets are now on sale for MDC’s third-annual home tour called Smart Solutions. It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will allow participants to guide themselves through a variety of homes around Southeast Michigan.
LANSING — Since July 13 of this year, there have been 49 confirmed cases of canine influenza reported. The cases have occurred in Huron, Kent, Macomb, Oakland, Ottawa and Wayne counties. In all of 2017, there were nine reported cases of canine influenza.
When social networks first gained popularity – back in the days of AOL chat rooms – it was exciting, fun, and a generally positive experience. For LGBT people like us, it existed as an outlet where we could be ourselves without fear of discovery and ridicule from the outside world.
Roles of Gladys, Patti, Dionne Revived It’s been 32 years since HBO first aired the iconic Sisters in the Name of Love concert. The television special starred Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle and Dionne Warwick and [...]
A little recognition can go a long way and open a lot of doors. And getting properly certified as an LGBT-owned business enterprise can have many benefits for business owners.
When writer Beth Brant died on Aug. 6, 2015, she left behind a loving family and a vibrant literary legacy documenting her life as a Native American lesbian. A mother, grandmother and longtime Melvindale resident, Brant is remembered as a pathbreaking lesbian author, poet, essayist, editor, lecturer and literary activist.
The Southeastern Michigan HIV/AIDS Council is an organization dedicated to bringing community awareness to fighting HIV and AIDS, and this year they plan to go a step further and teach people how to advocate for people living with HIV through Project L.E.A.P.
Since the 1970s, modern nonprofit organizations have become a regularity in the national landscape. In fact, in 2016 they numbered at over 1.5 million, according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics. In Michigan alone, over 40,000 such organizations were reported to exist in that same year by the Independent Sector nonprofit organization. And with such a vast variety of organizations working for all kinds of causes it can be difficult for leaders with differing levels of departmental experience to work together cohesively.
Pain indeed. I was 23 and into my fourth year of a rewarding affair when I was dumped by my partner Ernie for a soldier on leave named Joe (Ernie and I were working at Discount Records in downtown Detroit and Joe was a hunky customer).
I look at that photo from 1921, at those proud, resolute transgender people from nearly 100 years ago. How many of them were able to escape what was happening around them, or were they forced into hiding? We're any of them amongst those beaten when the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft was destroyed? Dare I even ponder if these folks enjoying a nice day in the sun would, just a few years later, be forced to wear the pink triangle and live out their remaining days in a concentration camp?
It is a matter of record that Republicans do not like it when people vote, especially when it’s brown and black people voting. They holler and cry about “voting integrity,” claiming that onerous voter ID laws are the only way to protect this cherished institution. And yet they also work behind the scenes to make it as hard as possible, or at least stand in the way of making it easy.
As the summer rolls to a close, so does pride season, but not before Transgender Michigan hosts its annual, Transgender Pride in the Park. On Saturday, Aug. 11 at Ferndale's Donald Red Geary Park from [...]
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered an Indiana school district to allow a transgender student to use male bathrooms. Judge William Lawrence signed an injunction Friday, just days before classes resume in [...]
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After raising nearly $130,000 to cover tuition, the gay Florida valedictorian who says his parents kicked him out will pay nothing to go to college this fall. News outlets report Georgetown [...]
Amid staffer discontent as the organization pursues legal challenges in support of LGBT rights against President Trump, the executive director of Lambda Legal has resigned, the organization announced Friday. In a statement, Tiven — who [...]
A collection of some of Detroit's most prominent LGBTQ artists' work, the Hotter Than July Fine Arts Exhibition was held on Thursday, July 26. Curated by self-taught artist Geno Harris, its chosen art will stay [...]
It’s just days before the primary elections, and candidates running for office took one of the last remaining opportunities beforehand to talk to LGBTQ folks during the 23rd annual Hotter Than July celebration. The second [...]
DETROIT — On Friday, July 27, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced its endorsement of Gretchen Driskell for U.S. House in Michigan’s 7th [...]
A Republican lawmaker in the U.S. House has introduced legislation that appears to be aimed at barring U.S. embassies from flying the Pride flag in recognition of the LGBT community. With little fanfare last week, [...]
Dress off. Hair down. "Flowerbomb." Like many sexual experiences, there's a slow but powerful build, and it takes Siena Liggins' brand-new song a full minute to drop. But at that point, it's still far from over. As [...]
On Monday, July 23, contestants dressed in their fairy princess best to compete for the crown in the 10th annual Miss Woodward Pageant at the Woodward Bar & Grill in Detroit. [...]
Fourth annual Community Chat and Candlelight Vigil Kick Off Hotter Than July Detroit Police Chief James Craig made sure to emphasize his support for everyone in the crowd of about 100 people who came out [...]