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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50 Years After Stonewall SAGE Symposium Oct. 19

The Metro Detroit branch of elder advocacy group Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders, or SAGE as it's better-known, is taking a look back at history. Specifically, it will be hosting a symposium titled 50 Years After Stonewall on Saturday, Oct. 19, to examine how far the LGBTQ community has come since Stonewall and how far it still has to go.

By |2019-10-09T17:55:22-04:00October 9th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Judge Allows Michigan’s State-Contracted Religious Adoption Agencies to Exclude LGBTQ Parents

In March Attorney General Dana Nessel and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan reached a settlement that blocked faith-based adoption agencies with state contracts from discrimination against LGBTQ couples who sought to adopt from them. Last month, District Judge Robert Jonker in Grand Rapids issued a preliminary injunction that said that Nessel's actions conflicted with state law and existing contracts and established practice.

By |2019-10-09T17:53:33-04:00October 9th, 2019|Michigan, News|

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By |2019-10-09T17:51:38-04:00October 9th, 2019|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Pope Francis Meets With Pro-LGBTQ Priest

A decision by Pope Francis to host a private meeting at the Vatican on Monday with an American Catholic priest who has been an outspoken advocate for the church to embrace LGBT Catholics is being viewed as yet another signal that Francis may be leaning toward changing the church’s long-held position of condemning homosexuality.

By |2019-10-09T17:50:16-04:00October 9th, 2019|National, News|

The Sound of Love

The Bluewater Kings Band, one of the most popular wedding bands in the Midwest, will return for the fifth time to the Ultimate LGBTQ Wedding, Home & Life Expo on Sunday, Oct. 13. While the band is fully customizable – from three to 14 pieces – it will be a quartet who will perform at the expo.

By |2019-10-09T18:03:56-04:00October 9th, 2019|Guides, Marriage, Wedding|

BTL’s 2019 Wedding, Home & Life Expo Venue Highlight: The Henry, Autograph Collection

From the moment that wedding planning starts, securing the perfect venue should be at the top of the list. In fact, finding the location of the ceremony and reception is so important that in the "Ultimate Wedding-Planning Checklist and Timeline" it's ranked as something that should be secured at least a year in advance.

By |2019-10-09T18:03:59-04:00October 9th, 2019|Guides, Marriage, Wedding|

The ICON Detroit Leather Weekend Begins Oct. 18

The ICON Detroit Leather Weekend is a celebration of leather culture and history in the Detroit community and it’s back for a fifth installment next week. Three nights of events begin on Friday, Oct. 18, at Menjos nightclub for a meet-and-greet. On Saturday the fun continues with the Mr. ICON Detroit Leather 2020 contest at the Marble Bar. The weekend concludes on Sunday afternoon with a pig tea at the Hayloft Saloon.

By |2019-10-09T17:23:48-04:00October 9th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Planet Ant Celebrates 2nd Annual Live Out Fest for LGBTQ+ Freedom, Identity

Hamtramck — For the second year in a row, Planet Ant Theatre will recognize National Coming Out Day with the Second Annual Live Out Fest: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Identity & Freedom. The four-day festival takes place Oct. 10 through 13 across Planet Ant’s performance venues in Hamtramck: The Planet Ant Black Box Theater, Ant Hall and Ghost Light Bar.

By |2019-10-09T17:22:29-04:00October 9th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Cynthia Nixon joins cast of 'The Gilded Age' Now that you’ve seen the "Downton Abbey" movie are you ready for the prequel? Because "DA" creator Julian Fellowes is moving to HBO [...]

By |2019-10-09T17:20:39-04:00October 9th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Artist Peter Sparling Partners With Equality Michigan for Upcoming Exhibit

Peter Sparling is a known Michigan dancer, choreographer and visual artist who is partnering with not only a venue to put on his next exhibit but nonprofit Equality Michigan. Debuting on Friday, Nov. 1, with an opening reception and lasting throughout the month, attendees will be able to view Sparling's paintings and videos at Ypsilanti’s Gallery 22 North. Half of all proceeds from the month-long show will go to Equality Michigan.

By |2019-10-09T17:14:49-04:00October 9th, 2019|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

October LezRead: ‘Mostly Dead Things’

Hosted by the Jim Toy Community Center, LezRead is a book club for queer women that meets on the fourth Sunday of each month. In the group's next meeting on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. The group will be reading "Mostly Dead Things" by Kristen Arnett. The book tells the story of Jessa-Lynn Morton who one day discovers that her father has committed suicide in the family taxidermy business. Despite her grief, Morton does her best to keep the business afloat while "the rest of the family crumbles."

By |2019-10-09T17:13:36-04:00October 9th, 2019|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|