Three Jackson-area residents were subjected to a homophobic slur and refused service at the West Avenue McDonald’s Saturday. Andrew Munroe, 25, Charles Kilgore, 23, and Amanda Versluys stopped at the fast food location, 1105 N. [...]
Rachel Weisz’s Quest for Queer Stories – and Why She Thinks It’s ‘Essential’ LGBTQ Films Reach Out to Gay Press
Rachel Weisz has strong feelings on makers of queer films discussing their work with queer media. To not do so, she says, would be “ridiculous and wrong and unthinkable.” The topic is broached in light [...]
The soundtrack of my love life as a full-grown gay man was written by a 21-year-old woman. I’m 35, so this is slightly concerning to my queer confidante. He doesn’t think I need to try [...]
Jeremy Merithew's life took a turn for the worse when what was intended to be a casual hookup earned him a brush with discrimination and substantial jail time. That's because He was HIV-positive and his hookup, Dwayne Cook claimed Merithew failed to disclose his status before the two engaged in oral and anal sex. That’s a four-year felony in Michigan and has been since 1989.
With Ferndale Pride 2018 just around the corner on June 2, festival organizers are still welcoming interested volunteers to help facilitate one of metro Detroit’s biggest LGBTQ+ celebrations of the year.
Equality Michigan promotes anti-violence and advocacy for the LGBTQ community and it's continuing its fight for pro-LGBTQ policies and politicians at its next “Lobby Day” on Tuesday, May 15. That day the public will have an opportunity to sit down and talk with elected officials about today’s most pressing issues.
Benton Harbor, Michigan – On Tuesday, May 1 at 6:00 p.m., Jay Kaplan of the ACLU of Michigan, in partnership with the OutCenter, will hold a free community forum at Benton Harbor's Phoenix Coffeeshop.
LANSING, Mich. — On April 19, State Rep. Jon Hoadley and State Sen. Margaret O'Brien were announced as Care Champion awardees by Caring Across Generations, a national care giving advocacy campaign.
LANSING, Mich. – As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month outreach efforts, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is urging Michigan citizens to learn about the state’s Safe Delivery Law, and how they can help keep babies safe by promoting awareness of the statute.
President Trump’s pick to head NASA was confirmed on Thursday in the U.S. Senate despite opposition from lawmakers and LGBT groups who opposed him on the basis of his anti-LGBT record. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), [...]
Syracuse University has suspended its chapter of engineering fraternity Theta Tau after a controversial video emerged showing fraternity members mocking gay, black, Jewish and Hispanic people.
Addiction recovery is by no means an easy feat, but understanding that one might need help is one way to get treatment started. Dr. Amy R. Krentzman is hosting a free presentation that focuses on gratitude and how understanding it can aid with one's recovery.
ANN ARBOR, Mich – Ann Arbor’s Theatre Nova has announced an extension of its smash hit “The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith” by Angelo Parra. The show was slated to run through April 22 but has been extended through April 29 due to full houses, glowing audience response and critical acclaim.
It’s been 65 years since I last saw the young man who now sits across from me. He has at age 19 what a friend calls “the lyric poetry of youth:” a freshness of look that’s a joy to see.
I am a Michigan State University alum. Currently, I am a faculty member at Central Michigan University, where I and my colleagues are entrusted with thousands of young adults beginning to negotiate the world on their own. I am a former female college athlete, I am a social worker whose clients who include young victims of sexual abuse and women who have experienced violence at the hands of men, I am personally connected to many young adults who have experienced sexual assault and, finally, I am the adoptive mom to four kids — including a daughter — who all went to college. From these many perspectives, I keep trying to untangle the MSU/Nassar scandal.
If we have to wait until every American gets to know a trans person before full equality is achieved we are never going to get there. Which is why cisgender people need to advocate for trans folks. As anyone who isn’t a cisgender heterosexual white male knows, having to fight for your most basic rights and constantly advocate for your own humanity is exhausting.
The Family Research Council posits itself as nonprofit advocacy group advancing “faith, family and freedom in public policy and the culture from a Christian worldview.” Citing FRC’s words and actions, the Southern Poverty Law Center [...]
The nation’s largest LGBT group launched a new campaign on Thursday seeking to expose the anti-LGBT record of the No. 2 public official in the United States: Vice President Mike Pence. The Human Rights Campaign [...]
Affirmations' Annual Spring Bash themed "Celebrate Community" was "truly amazing" this year said Lilianna Reyes, the community center's interim executive director. With over 400 people in attendance, the April 14 event, emceed by Fox 2 [...]
Rebecca and Myranda Veal met a little more than a year ago at a PFLAG-Genesee County meeting and it was electric. The two quickly hit it off. So much so that in a month the [...]
DETROIT — A treacherous ice storm and a 9 a.m. Sunday morning start time did not deter over 150 people from attending the LGTQ&A Caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party meeting April 15 at Cobo [...]
Through their poetry, photography and writing, the self-identified “alien femme” duo Alex Jenny and Effee Nelly showcase a fully-realized depiction of queer and transgender love in a decidedly unique way. The couple’s blog, appropriately titled [...]
In my other life as a gay personal finance expert, I write a lot about saving money, but what about time? That’s worth something too, especially if you can save more of it by eliminating [...]
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have teamed up for a provider helpline to assist healthcare providers with questions about hepatitis A. The [...]
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced on April 12 that local organizations across the state will be able to apply for $3.75 million in federal grants to provide [...]
Few artist are willing to take on topics as complex as the prison industrial complex, painkiller addiction and faith — let alone on one album — but the Indigo Girls certainly don't shy away from [...]
A U.S. Army sergeant flies the American flag from the back of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter over southern Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The pilots and crew chiefs fly American flags to present with certificates to service [...]
The top uniformed official in the U.S. Army on Thursday undermined recommendations from Defense Secretary James Mattis against transgender military service — which led to President Trump’s ban on transgender people in the armed forces [...]
Nassar Survivors Endorse Former U.S. Attorney Miles, Nessel Camp Swings Back LANSING — Rolling into the final hours of what has devolved into a contentious brawl between former U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles and civil rights [...]
Q&A: Jessie Ware on Gaining Confidence from the Queer Community, Wig Snatching & Upcoming Dance Album
Jessie Ware only recently learned what “wig-snatching” means, and fresh off the European leg of her current tour, I’ve taught her “guncle.” The 33-year-old British songstress takes full advantage of this latest lesson in queer-speak, [...]
BTL EDITORIAL The campaign of Democratic Attorney General candidate Patrick Miles used Republican research to attack his Democratic opponent Dana Nessel. That’s a fact and we have the evidence to back it up. It's also [...]
NEWS ANALYSIS The Democratic candidate for Attorney General Patrick Miles used a Republican report that demonizes his Democratic opponent Dana Nessel. In distributing the research from the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) to media, Miles' [...]