George H.W. Bush ‘Unsupportive’ on Gay Rights, HIV/AIDS

By | 2018-12-05T15:51:44-04:00 December 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Following the death of former President George H.W. Bush at age 94, the nation remembers him for his civil tone in contrast to President Trump and for helping bring the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union to a peaceful conclusion — but his legacy on LGBT rights and failure to confront the raging HIV/AIDS epidemic at the time remain a stain on his overall record.

Gay, Trans and Disabled

By | 2018-12-05T16:45:35-04:00 December 5th, 2018|Michigan, News|

“Some people only choose to be equitable because the law of the land will punish them for deviating from that behavior,” said Brumalis. “If trans people lose protections, there will be a surge in assaults, unemployment and homelessness because there won’t be anything to shield and protect us from bigotry.”

BTL to Host Final Farewell Party for Common Language Bookstore Dec. 15

By | 2018-12-10T09:13:47-04:00 December 5th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Michigan, News|

After 27 years as a beacon for those in Ann Arbor's and Southeast Michigan's LGBTQ community, Common Language Bookstore will be forced to close its doors one final time at the end of 2018. According to husbands and co-owners Keith Orr and Martin Contreras, this comes after years of market pressures that have made running the store unsustainable.

Equality Michigan Announces Leadership Changes

By | 2018-12-05T16:48:14-04:00 December 5th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Equality Michigan has announced that Executive Director Stephanie White will be leaving her position effective Jan. 9, 2019. The organization's boards unanimously decided not to renew her contract. This decision, according to a press release, was made as a result of EQMI's efforts to retool for 2019 and years to come.

LGBT Detroit Hosts Holiday in December

By | 2018-12-05T15:33:27-04:00 December 5th, 2018|Michigan, News|

LGBT Detroit invites supporters of their services to celebrate the holiday season together with their 16th annual Holiday in December benefit. The benefit, happening on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. that includes gifts and raffles, will support LGBT programs and services.

WSU June Panel on LGBTQ History Available On YouTube

By | 2018-12-05T15:31:49-04:00 December 5th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Last June, in honor of Wayne State University's 150 years in existence, the Wayne State University Library System's Reuther Library invited its student body and the local community to take part in exploring the school's history and "evolving relationship with LGBTQ students, staff and faculty." Though the actual event happened during a pride month panel already, the event is now up for viewing on YouTube.

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2018-12-05T15:17:05-04:00 December 5th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

By Romeo San Vicente 'Moulin Rouge!' now and forever The stage production of Baz Luhrmann’s "Moulin Rouge!" that opened this summer in Boston is going to Broadway in 2019. Producer Carmen Pavlovic broke the news [...]