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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Across 1 Rainbow banner 5 Mops a pirate ship deck 10 Panhandler's confession? 14 Gay activist Chaz 15 Eagle on a par five 16 Lacking manners 17 "Firebird" composer Stravinsky 18 Enjoying a hottie from [...]

By |2019-05-29T16:22:58-04:00May 29th, 2019|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Hitting the Ground Running

Programmatic expansion, fund and staff development, political advocacy and more are all either current or future projects at Ferndale's Affirmations LGBTQ community center. From the outside, that list might seem like an average set of [...]

By |2019-05-29T16:19:22-04:00May 29th, 2019|Michigan, News|

We’re With You Charles

Our beloved writer, friend and confidant Charles Alexander suffered a stroke Monday and is currently recuperating at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Charles has written for the paper since its inception in 1993, completing nearly 1,000 of [...]

By |2019-05-29T16:10:06-04:00May 29th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente  Jessica Chastain has Tammy Faye’s 'Eyes' In 2000, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato directed "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," a documentary about the strange life of singer/televangelist Tammy Faye Baker. It [...]

By |2019-05-29T15:53:26-04:00May 29th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Mombian: Transgender and Gender Creative Children Star in New Picture Books

"When Aiden Became a Brother," written by Kyle Lukoff and illustrated by Kaylani Juanita (Lee & Low), is a sweet and joyous tale about a biracial (black and South Asian) transgender boy awaiting the birth of his new sibling. The book starts by explaining that everyone thought Aiden was a girl when he was born, but he later realized he was a boy.

By |2019-05-29T15:45:32-04:00May 29th, 2019|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Creep of the Week: Trump Administration

The Trump Administration has declared war on transgender people. This isn’t a new revelation, but they have succeeded in dismantling every protection the Obama Administration had put in place for transgender people. You might not have even noticed the most recent rollback unless you follow this subject closely. After all, these past two years it has been all anti-trans all the time. Not to mention the daily barrage of news about Trump and the no good, horrible, very bad people he has working for him throwing norms in the trash and pissing on the rule of law. It’s dizzying.

By |2019-05-29T15:43:50-04:00May 29th, 2019|Creep of the Week, Opinions|