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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Pro-LGBT Measures Up in Health Care

WASHINGTON — Strides are being made in the world of LGBT health care despite a hostile presidential administration, Human Rights Campaign officials write in their annual Healthcare Equality Index. Among the strides: more than half [...]

By |2019-09-05T14:11:22-04:00September 4th, 2019|National, News|

Ezra Furman at El Club

Famed also for his work with The Visions, Ezra Furman is also a solo musician who has released and contributed to dozens of albums over the course of his career. Now heading to El Club [...]

By |2019-09-04T16:49:13-04:00September 4th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

2019 REC Voices Gala

On Thursday, Sept. 26, the Ruth Ellis Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the 2019 VOICES Gala. The Center's signature event, the VOICES Gala is a fundraiser that provides critical funding to its operations [...]

By |2019-09-06T08:19:44-04:00September 4th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente 'Skate Kitchen,' meet 'Betty' It’s entirely possible that you missed 2018’s low-key indie charmer "Skate Kitchen," the one about a teenage girl who finds community with an all-female skateboard crew. It [...]

By |2019-09-04T16:26:03-04:00September 4th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Accidentally Perfect

Breakups hit hard. Some hit harder than others. For Alyse Vellturo, better-known by fans as pronoun, three years after she broke up with her ex-girlfriend and it's still much of the creative fuel for her first full-length album "i'll show you stronger."

By |2019-09-05T12:48:47-04:00September 4th, 2019|Applause, Entertainment, Features, Guides, Music|

PCAC is Calling All LGBTQ Artists

Though it's arguable that June is the most significant month for the LGBTQ community, it's not uncommon for Pride celebrations to extend throughout the summer and beyond. The Pontiac Creative Arts Center is certainly extending Southeast Michigan's Pride season this year with the Oct. 12 debut of its "Kaleidoscope of Expression" exhibition.

By |2019-09-04T16:15:49-04:00September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Cleopatra Boy

"Cleopatra Boy" is an original play that uses the history of Cleopatra combined with music, choreography, bold design and spoken word to illustrate how women, people of color and LGBTQ individuals in positions of power risk losing control of their own images against the dominance of white patriarchy, resulting in false narratives and misrepresentations.

By |2019-09-04T16:14:01-04:00September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Michael Feinstein and Storm Large

Five-time Grammy Award-nominated pianist and vocalist Michael Feinstein joins forces with Pink Martini’s Storm Large to reimagine standards and modern classics that are chilled, shaken and stirred into an unforgettable evening of music.

By |2019-09-04T16:07:47-04:00September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Dionne Warwick

At 78 Dionne Warwick has had 56 singles reach the Billboard Hot 100 between 1962 and 1998 and has built a reputation as one of the most successful female vocalists of all time. Warwick, born Marie Dionne Warrick, started out singing gospel in her family group the Drinkard Singers with her aunt, legendary singer and backing vocalist Cissy Houston.

By |2019-09-04T16:06:04-04:00September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Patti LaBelle

These days Patti LaBelle is perhaps most famous for those delicious sweet potato pies she sells at Walmart. But the soul music legend has been singing for the masses for more than 50 years, first as frontwoman for the group Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles, then the funk ensemble LaBelle and since 1976 as a solo artist.

By |2019-09-04T16:05:21-04:00September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

David Sedaris

David Sedaris has become one of America’s best-known humor writers. The great skill with which he uses his satire and sardonic wit to slice through cultural euphemisms and political correctness only underlines his skill. Coming this October, the famed author will be coming to Detroit's Fisher Theatre.

By |2019-09-04T16:02:33-04:00September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq the World Tour

When it first debuted on Logo in 2009, "RuPaul’s Drag Race" was a pretty low-budget novelty. At the end of the first season, winner BeBe Zahara Benet received a grand prize of $25,000 and was crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar. But like RuPaul himself, the show persisted. Production quality improved, prizes got better and by season four, the winner Sharon Needles took home a prize of $100,000, which remains the amount winners receive to this day.

By |2019-09-04T16:01:38-04:00September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. Fox Theatre 313presents.com Billed as “A Fun Conversation with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin,” the Hollywood legends and stars of the Netflix series "Grace & Frankie" will amuse and entertain [...]

By |2019-09-04T16:00:36-04:00September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Carrie Underwood

Thursday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m. Little Caesars Arena 313presents.com Country sweetheart Carrie Underwood is bringing her Cry Pretty Tour to Detroit this October on Halloween. Way back in 2005, Underwood wowed audiences of "American Idol" [...]

By |2019-09-04T15:59:46-04:00September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

John Cameron Mitchell

The Origin of Love Tour Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m. Hill Auditorium http://ums.org You know him as Hedwig from "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." John Cameron Mitchell co-wrote the play, which debuted in 1998 and [...]

By |2019-09-04T15:58:51-04:00September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Celine Dion

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. Little Caesars Arena 313presents.com Oh, Canada! We have many things to thank you for but chief among them – or at least high on the list – must be Celine [...]

By |2019-09-04T15:57:56-04:00September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Hello, Dolly!

Nov. 19 – Dec. 1 Fisher Theatre broaadwayindetroit.com "Hello, Dolly!" won no less than four Tony Awards in 2017 including Best Musical Revival. The history of "Hello, Dolly!" is rich and dates back to 1964, [...]

By |2019-09-04T15:56:59-04:00September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Finding Toni

  Across 1 Reproduced nonheterosexually? 5 Lube brand 9 Where bulging pecs are 14 Nathan of "The Good Wife" 15 Part of a fruity drink 16 "Couldn't get out of it" 17 Silica stone 18 [...]

By |2019-09-04T15:47:56-04:00September 4th, 2019|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Creep of the Week: Super Happy Fun America

If you said the words “Super Happy Fun America” to me and then asked me what that was, I would have guessed it was the name of a low-budget, USA-themed amusement park with lots of red, white and blue cowboy hats, Big Macs at every concession stand and a requirement that everyone in attendance carry a gun. That, it turns out, is incorrect. "Super Happy Fun America" is actually more awful than that.

By |2019-09-04T15:43:54-04:00September 4th, 2019|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Reclaim is Busting Stigma About Abortion

It might seem unusual to plan a burlesque show to raise funds for an organization that advocates for issues as serious as abortion and reproductive freedom, but Jordan Wyer explained how the idea came about during a strategic planning meeting for her organization.

By |2019-09-05T13:56:06-04:00September 4th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Educating, Equipping and Empowering

Whether it's fighting for the rights of service members with HIV, aiding couples with custody battles or helping to secure marriage equality, Lambda Legal has a history of impact litigation that aids LGBTQ people in all walks of life.

By |2019-09-04T15:32:04-04:00September 4th, 2019|Michigan, News|