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  Across 1 Martin Crane's support 5 "The African Queen" author 9 Way out of the closet 13 Asian inland sea 14 Like a muscle Mary's waist 15 Thomas ___ Edison 16 Drag queen's stocking [...]

By |2018-04-25T15:24:14-04:00April 25th, 2018|Entertainment, Puzzles|

A Hookup Gone Wrong: Michigan’s HIV Criminalization Negatively Affects Michiganders

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.

By |2018-04-25T15:24:15-04:00April 25th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Lobby Day 2018 to Bring Community Members, Politicians Face-to-Face

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.

By |2018-04-25T15:24:18-04:00April 25th, 2018|Michigan, News|

List of 2018 Michigan Prides

Ypsilanti Pride: Friday, June 1 — twitter.com/wpsipride Ferndale Pride: Saturday, June 2 — ferndalepride.com Motor City Pride — Detroit: Saturday, June 9 to Sunday, June 10 — motorcitypride.org Kalamazoo Pride: Friday, June 8 to Saturday, [...]

By |2018-04-25T15:24:20-04:00April 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Michigan’s Safe Delivery Law Helping Save Newborns

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.

By |2018-04-25T15:24:24-04:00April 25th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Deep Inside Hollywood

BY ROMEO SAN VICENTE Your Olympics Crush is 'Dancing With The Stars' No, we didn’t say which Olympics crush. That’s because the upcoming all-athletes season of "Dancing With the Stars" features several recent popular Olympic [...]

By |2018-04-25T15:24:28-04:00April 25th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

This Is What’s Wrong: NASSAR and MSU Are Not Alone

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.

By |2018-04-25T15:24:34-04:00April 25th, 2018|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

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.

By |2018-07-25T15:26:58-04:00April 25th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Mike Flores: Self-Made Role Model

Ever since high school, he's been involved in volunteerism or some form of activism. Beyond that, he's made the professional jump from the automotive to the aerospace industry and back again. It's very clear: Mike [...]

By |2018-04-18T14:46:18-04:00April 18th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Educating Betsy

Across 1 Scott of "American Beauty" 7 Subtle difference 13 Wonder Woman's people 15 Drag queen's application for lids 16 End of an SNL quip: "I may not be very good on camera, but ___" [...]

By |2018-04-18T14:21:28-04:00April 18th, 2018|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Timothy J. Dyer Obituary

Dr. Tomothy J. Dyer was deeply rooted in the Ypsilanti and Eastern Michigan University communities. He died Thursday, April 12, at 80. He was born December 29, 1937, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the son of John [...]

By |2018-04-18T07:33:28-04:00April 18th, 2018|Michigan, News|

A Publisher for the Underdog

After working in the newspaper and magazine industry for nearly her entire career, Gia Cilento knew that one day, she'd start a publishing house. The thought stayed with her as her work took her across [...]

By |2018-04-13T15:13:38-04:00April 13th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Deep Inside Hollywood

  'A League of Their Own' gets a show of its own Remember that part in "A League of Their Own" where Rosie O’Donnell talks about feeling different from the other women, and how that [...]

By |2018-04-11T13:42:49-04:00April 11th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|