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First in Panel Discussion Series Examines Detroit’s Historical Gay Bar Scene

Long before there was an Affirmations, they were the community centers of the LGBTQ world. You didn’t just go to the gay bar to dance and drink, you went to socialize and to seek solace and support. The gay community revolved around the bars which, for many, was the only place they could let their hair down and be free; their true authentic selves.

By |2018-03-28T13:54:45-04:00March 28th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Queer Fashion Course Offered at CMU

In an effort to explore another side of the fashion industry, Central Michigan University is offering a new course for the current term. Its name is Queer Fashion and it was conceptualized by fashion designer and CMU Associate Professor Michael Mamp.

By |2018-03-28T13:43:00-04:00March 28th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Stand With Trans Offers Understanding Gender Expansive Children Event

When a child is born and assigned a gender at birth, the status quo is that they'll stick to the well-defined lines of gender: girls will play with dolls, boys will play with trucks. However, there are many children who won't adhere to these rules, because they don't feel comfortable with the gender they were assigned at birth.

By |2018-03-28T13:40:35-04:00March 28th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Aepex Contemporary Performance and Kerrytown Concert House Push Boundaries with Transgender Opera ‘As One’

Thinking of opera, one might imagine a knight in shining armor, a damsel in distress or Brunnhilde — a woman with a viking helmet and blonde braids belting out some massive vocal power. And, in many ways, opera is still representative of those traditional characters, but it's also an ever-changing medium that is growing with the times.

By |2018-03-28T13:39:15-04:00March 28th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Entertainment, Michigan, News, Theater|

Detroit Gears Up Early for Creating Change 2019

For more than 30 years, the National LGBTQ Task Force has been ensuring that members of the LGBTQ community have a place to familiarize themselves with pertinent issues, politics, organizations and leadership with the Creating Change conference.

By |2018-03-28T13:34:49-04:00March 28th, 2018|Michigan, News|

The Frivolist: 6 Things I’d Like to See on the ‘Roseanne’ Revival

Roseanne Barr knows how to keep tongues wagging. From her infamous bungling of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and my-way-or-the-highway tyranny on the set of her groundbreaking sitcom to her failed presidential bid and accusation that Ireland (yes, the whole darn country) is anti-Semitic, the self-proclaimed domestic goddess has been a controversial pop-culture mainstay for more than 30 years.

By |2018-03-28T13:32:26-04:00March 28th, 2018|Advice, Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente 'Love, Simon,' meet 'Love, Cecil' Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber have acquired the latest documentary from Lisa Immordino Vreeland ("Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel"). The film, "Love, Cecil," is [...]

By |2018-03-28T13:28:42-04:00March 28th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

Ypsilanti to Host Queernival Prom 2018

For many, prom is considered to be a rite of passage from childhood to adulthood, and although greater amounts of LGBTQ people are able to experience it many students still attend schools that don't accommodate same-sex couples at their events.

By |2018-03-28T13:26:07-04:00March 28th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|


The Trump Administration has once again attempted to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military. This time out, the ban was secretly drafted by Vice President Mike Pence, with assistance from Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council (FRC) and Ryan T. Anderson of the Heritage Foundation.

By |2018-03-28T12:57:28-04:00March 28th, 2018|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Missing David

Across 1 With 9-Across and 27-Across, "In the first place, ___" 6 Title for Alec Guinness 9 See 1-Across 14 Isle of the birth state of Bette Midler 15 Aladdin's monkey 16 She had her [...]

By |2018-03-28T12:51:23-04:00March 28th, 2018|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Joy Geng: LGBTQ Activist

The year was 1991, and long-term plans were being set in motion. The Michigan Organization of Human Rights (MOHR) had created the MOHR Foundation as a separate legal entity to fight discrimination against the LGBTQ [...]

By |2018-03-27T13:14:54-04:00March 21st, 2018|Michigan, News|

Dan Savage Knows a Lot, but He’s No ‘Sex Moses’

Picture this scenario: you're 18, you've been watching porn for a while and you don't know if your varied preferences are crossing the line. Now this: it's year 10 of a fairly sexless marriage, and you're seeking a third to spice things up. Lastly: you're a woman in her 60s who's ready to make the plunge into lesbian relationships, but you don't know where to turn. For each of these scenarios and more, Dan Savage has an answer.

By |2018-03-14T20:33:03-04:00March 14th, 2018|Michigan, News|