Wayne County Adds LGBT Protections

By | 2014-02-27T09:00:00-04:00 February 27th, 2014|Michigan, News|

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 [...]

VETOED: Arizona Religious Bias Bill Falls

By | 2014-02-27T09:00:00-04:00 February 27th, 2014|National, News|

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 [...]

Do Shuffle Off To ‘Buffalo’

By | 2014-02-27T09:00:00-04:00 February 27th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

By Martin F. Kohn Miles Boucher as Paul, Brent Griffith as George Hay in "Moon Over Buffalo." Think of Ken Ludwig's comedy "Moon Over Buffalo" as "Cyrano de Bergerac" meets "Private Lives." Actually, in [...]

International Victories For Animals In 2013

By | 2014-02-27T09:00:00-04:00 February 27th, 2014|Guides, Pets|

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 [...]

WAGS Program In Need Of Support

By | 2014-02-27T09:00:00-04:00 February 27th, 2014|Guides, Pets|

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 [...]

Yellow Means Doggies Need Space

By | 2014-02-27T09:00:00-04:00 February 27th, 2014|Guides, Pets|

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 [...]

Love, Italian-American Style

By | 2014-02-27T09:00:00-04:00 February 27th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

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, [...]

A Group For Every Kind At JTCC

By | 2014-02-27T09:00:00-04:00 February 27th, 2014|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Out of Town: Weekend in Savannah

By | 2014-02-20T09:00:00-04:00 February 20th, 2014|Guides, Travel|

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 [...]

I Scream ‘Kohn!’

By | 2014-02-20T09:00:00-04:00 February 20th, 2014|Entertainment, Puzzles|

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 [...]

Spiral Into Lansing Dance Bar

By | 2014-02-20T09:00:00-04:00 February 20th, 2014|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2014-02-20T09:00:00-04:00 February 20th, 2014|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Dreaming Through The Noise

By | 2014-02-20T09:00:00-04:00 February 20th, 2014|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Equality Michigan Internships Available

By | 2014-02-20T09:00:00-04:00 February 20th, 2014|Michigan, News|

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 [...]