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Wayne County Adds LGBT Protections

LGBT activists and allies joined Robert Ficano, center, as he signed an executive order extending employment protections to LGBT employees of Wayne County. From left: Emily Dievendorf, executive director of Equality Michigan; Summer Foster, field [...]

By |2014-02-27T09:00:00-05:00February 27th, 2014|Michigan, News|

VETOED: Arizona Religious Bias Bill Falls

By Lisa Keen Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation that would have essentially legalized discrimination against LGBT citizens, allowing for religious exemptions if business owners did not want to serve gay people. Pressure grew [...]

By |2014-02-27T09:00:00-05:00February 27th, 2014|National, News|

International Victories For Animals In 2013

Animal Defenders International (ADI), based in California, is celebrating a number of successes for animals throughout 2013. 1. Colombia bans wild animals in circuses. In June, some six years after ADI launched its damning undercover [...]

By |2014-02-27T09:00:00-05:00February 27th, 2014|Guides, Pets|

WAGS Program In Need Of Support

Jihannh Jones knows the comfort that having a pet can bring. After a long day of work helping service clients at the Michigan AIDS Coalition, Jones goes home to his adorable Shih-Poo named Buddy. "Sometimes [...]

By |2014-02-27T09:00:00-05:00February 27th, 2014|Guides, Pets|

Yellow Means Doggies Need Space

Illustrated by Lili Chin. www.Doggiedrawings.net Some dogs need their space. Whether it's because they are recovering from an injury, still in the stages of being trained, or simply not that social, some dogs are [...]

By |2014-02-27T09:00:00-05:00February 27th, 2014|Guides, Pets|

Love, Italian-American Style

By John Quinn John Patrick Shanley's "Italian American Reconciliation" continues through March 8. Photo: The Box Theater If we were to believe poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Miles Standish, military advisor to the Plymouth Colony, [...]

By |2014-02-27T09:00:00-05:00February 27th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

A Group For Every Kind At JTCC

By Shelby Clark Fresh off Equality Cabaret, the benefit for the Michigan Marriage Challenge, Ann Arbor's Jim Toy Community Center continues its LGBT support and activism into the spring and beyond. JTCC has been serving [...]

By |2014-02-27T09:00:00-05:00February 27th, 2014|Entertainment|

Out of Town: Weekend in Savannah

By Andrew Collins Jonathan Stalcup leads one of his fascinating architectural tours of historic Savannah. Photo: Andrew Collins. The dignified city that General James Oglethorpe put on the map in 1733 has weathered the [...]

By |2014-02-20T09:00:00-05:00February 20th, 2014|Guides, Travel|

I Scream ‘Kohn!’

Across 1 Plate of Bean's 5 A. A. for children 10 Kincannon, who a remark about Sally Kohn's photo next to Justin Bieber's 14 Invitation from bottoms to tops? 15 Rehoboth Beach setting 16 Village [...]

By |2014-02-20T09:00:00-05:00February 20th, 2014|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Spiral Into Lansing Dance Bar

By Shelby Clark Spiral Dance Bar of Lansing is heating up February with an array of events every week including themed parties and drag extravaganzas. Recently, renowned Michigan Drag Queen Sabin made an electrifying return [...]

By |2014-02-20T09:00:00-05:00February 20th, 2014|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Casting and recasting: Mara in for Mia in 'Carol' Things change. Rooney Mara ("Her") will now be playing the lead in "Carol," the adaptation of lesbian author Patricia Highsmith's novel "The [...]

By |2014-02-20T09:00:00-05:00February 20th, 2014|Entertainment|

Dreaming Through The Noise

By Christopher John Treacy Equality Cabaret 1 p.m. Feb. 23 The Ark 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor theark.org We could all stand to learn a thing or two from Vienna Teng. As an Asian-American [...]

By |2014-02-20T09:00:00-05:00February 20th, 2014|Entertainment|

Equality Michigan Internships Available

Equality Michigan has internship positions available. The internships are offered in our Detroit and Lansing offices, though interns will be invited to attend various speaking engagements and outreach activities in other locations, and can be [...]

By |2014-02-20T09:00:00-05:00February 20th, 2014|Michigan, News|