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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Mary and Rhoda

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By |2019-10-02T15:31:29-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Hundreds Showed Support at 20th Annual REC VOICES Gala

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.

By |2019-10-02T15:29:43-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Michigan, News|

Gov. Whitmer Makes Appointments to Michigan Women’s Commission, Announces New Executive Director

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.

By |2019-10-02T15:24:20-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

LGBTQ Substance Abuse Peer Support Group at Lansing’s Salus Center

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.

By |2019-10-02T15:23:08-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

Detroit Halloween Bar Crawl

From 3 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, Detroiters can get in their favorite scary, silly, sexy or downright spooky costumes and join their friends on a bar crawl through Greektown. Early bird pricing [...]

By |2019-10-02T15:19:03-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Kaleidoscope of Expression

Hosted by the Pontiac Creative Arts Center and the Oakland University Gender & Sexuality Center, Kaleidoscope of Expression is a celebration of LGBTQ artistry. LGBTQ artists from across Michigan and beyond have submitted art of [...]

By |2019-10-02T15:16:46-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

The Time for Trans Pitches is Now

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.

By |2019-10-02T15:13:35-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Opinions, Viewpoints|