Detroit's Ruth Ellis Center celebrated its 20th anniversary in style as a crowd of nearly 400 turned out for the Thursday, Sept. 26, VOICES Gala at Detroit's historical Gem Theatre. During this milestone birthday, REC made sure to commemorate awardees who exemplify the spirit of the Center's namesake, Ruth Ellis. The Legacy Award was given to openly lesbian comedian and actress Wanda Sykes, and two Youth Impact Awards were given to RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni Shangela and vocalist and trans right activist Shea Diamond.
DETROIT – The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute will present its ninth annual Cancer Symposium – Progress in Cancer Care, Advocacy and Survivorship, on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the MotorCity Casino Hotel Conference Center in Detroit.
Charges against a transgender woman named Keisha in Grand Rapids who police say had sex with a man without revealing her HIV-positive status have been dismissed for the second time. The charge, which stems from an incident that allegedly took place in 2015, carried a prison sentence of up to four years.
LANSING – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to the Michigan Women’s Commission and the selection of Cheryl Bergman to serve as the Commission’s Executive Director. Ms. Bergman serves as an advisory board member and chair of the external relations subcommittee for the Potter Park Zoo in Ingham County. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Michigan State University.
On Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Salus Center's Substance Abuse Peer Support Group will meet for the second time this month to talk about substance abuse. The group meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month and invites everyone who feels that they may need help tackling their or a friend or family member's substance abuse problems.
Hundreds Flood Affirmations’ Pitmann-Puckett Gallery to Celebrate the Life and Works of Gay Artist Charles Alexander
An overflowing crowd of hundreds filled the Pittmann-Puckett Gallery at the Affirmations LGBTQ center in Ferndale on Sunday. The occasion: a celebration of the life and work of artist and longtime Between The Lines columnist [...]
Fact: You can’t go to Target without spending a hundred bucks. You know how it goes: You enter the store armed with a list that you plan to stick to, yet this, that and [...]
Every week, in my email, I receive dozens of story pitches. Some are quite good, connecting me with engaging people and interesting stories that I might otherwise have missed. Most, however, are pretty useless to me in the overall scheme of things. A lot only tangentially veer into any topic I write about, or are blatant product pitches or just an overall bad fit.
Here’s the blunt reality: On Oct. 8 the U.S. Supreme Court’s will hear arguments on three cases impacting LGBTQ people. Its rulings could have the most profound consequences yet on LGBTQ people. Why? The three [...]
Organizers and observers said between 1,500 and 3,000 people turned out on Saturday for the first-ever National Transgender Visibility March on Washington in which scores of participants held signs proudly declaring their status as transgender [...]