A summit at the U.S. Justice Department on Monday ostensibly intended to promote religious freedom, including the creation of a Religious Liberty Task Force, often highlighted efforts to enable anti-LGBT discrimination. At the summit in the [...]
A collection of some of Detroit's most prominent LGBTQ artists' work, the Hotter Than July Fine Arts Exhibition was held on Thursday, July 26. Curated by self-taught artist Geno Harris, its chosen art will stay [...]
It’s just days before the primary elections, and candidates running for office took one of the last remaining opportunities beforehand to talk to LGBTQ folks during the 23rd annual Hotter Than July celebration. The second [...]
DETROIT — On Friday, July 27, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced its endorsement of Gretchen Driskell for U.S. House in Michigan’s 7th [...]
A Republican lawmaker in the U.S. House has introduced legislation that appears to be aimed at barring U.S. embassies from flying the Pride flag in recognition of the LGBT community. With little fanfare last week, [...]
Dress off. Hair down. "Flowerbomb." Like many sexual experiences, there's a slow but powerful build, and it takes Siena Liggins' brand-new song a full minute to drop. But at that point, it's still far from over. As [...]
On Monday, July 23, contestants dressed in their fairy princess best to compete for the crown in the 10th annual Miss Woodward Pageant at the Woodward Bar & Grill in Detroit. [...]
Fourth annual Community Chat and Candlelight Vigil Kick Off Hotter Than July Detroit Police Chief James Craig made sure to emphasize his support for everyone in the crowd of about 100 people who came out [...]
Philadelphia Adoption Decision Resounds Nationally This year, it is arguable that Dumont v. Lyon is one of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan's most recognizable cases. In it, the ACLU has claimed that Michigan [...]
Michigan health officials have been quietly rolling out a comprehensive new strategy to control and end the HIV crisis for months. But attorneys, AIDS Service Organization officials and more worry the plans could overstep the privacy rights of people living with or at risk for HIV and drive them away from testing and treatment. That could ultimately result in an increase in cases, rather than a desired decrease.
For almost a quarter of a century Ann Arbor's Jim Toy Community Center has been hosting an iteration of Ann Arbor Pride, formerly known as OutFest. This year is no different and starting on Friday, Aug. 3 through Aug. 5 attendees are encouraged to attend and celebrate the LGBTQ community.
Democratic candidate for attorney general Dana Nessel and State Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) rallied in support of Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence on Sunday, July 21 at SOHO in Ferndale for her work on the federal level [...]
Across the U.S. there are over 600 Planned Parenthood health centers that provide a variety of services focusing on reproductive health care, but worldwide there are more than 10 million activists, supporters and donors to the organization. But beyond just the medical clinics, perhaps one of Planned Parenthood's most notable arms is its Action Fund. This fund is nonprofit, non-partison group that works to advance access to sexual health care and reproductive rights. And this year many action fund supporters will convene in Detroit for the Power of Pink conference from Friday, July 27, through Sunday, July 29.
For those with an obsession for counting things there are 10,000 alphabet letters in this review of pointillist artist Jon Strand’s exhibition: Oracles, Temples and Waves ... and a dragon named Raoul. But 10,000 is a piddling word count to be sure, compared to Strand’s creative dot, dot, dot detailing over nearly 50 years of painting and fascinated viewer acclaim in some 29 exhibitions of his art — including an onset exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1971 (the DIA currently owns two of his pieces). Now, his work is scheduled to be shown from Aug. 3 through 24, at the Wayne State University Arts Gallery.
Company Members of the National Touring Company of "Wicked" will host Witches’ Night Off, an evening of entertainment and fundraising at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Royal Oak on Monday, Aug. 13. Net proceeds from the show will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and Open Hands Food Pantry.
I had explored a variety of options but nothing seemed very viable until, one day, I was having a conversation with one of my staff and she mentioned that she had worked for a child welfare program. She said that they often had difficulty in placing children who were older than the average child up for adoption. I called the agency to set up a meeting, and no sooner had I walked through the door than I realized that the woman who was interviewing me was a lesbian and very sympathetic.
Michigan’s Attorney General Bill Schuette (rhymes with "booty"). You see, he fought against marriage equality at every turn. All the way to the Supreme Court, in fact. Where he lost. And I won what should have been mine all along.
The Agency Will Continue Taking LGBTQ Discrimination Complaints […]
Inaugural Youth Impact Awards to be presented to Jack Antonoff, Billy Porter, Zeke Thomas […]
Attorney General - and candidate for Governor - Bill Schuette issued a formal opinion Friday, July 20 asserting that under the state's Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act LGBTQ Michiganders are not protected from discrimination on [...]
Q&A: Justin Theroux on His New ‘Queer Eye’ Friends, Making Crop Tops & Why He Wouldn’t Date Any of the Guys He’s Played
No straight man has ever offered to make me a crop top, but Justin Theroux is no ordinary straight man. If you’ve seen him in all his shirtless, ripped, oiled glory in 2003’s "Charlie’s Angels: [...]
Pair a signature red tie, distinct blond coif and unmistakable orange hue and you get Trumpy Cat. That's the main character of actor and activist George Takei's newest creation: House of Cats. In partnership with [...]
The news conference that followed President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki led to jaw-dropping reactions across the globe, including from LGBT advocates and observers who say it had a negative impact [...]
A movement that started with a Facebook post by an earnest 28-year-old woman, and blossomed into a full-fledged citizen run movement which collected over 430,000 valid signatures for a ballot initiative, is facing its final [...]
Transgender rights advocates rallied Tuesday night in defiance of Trump administration plans to roll back a rule under Obamacare barring health care providers from denying treatment to transgender people, including gender reassignment surgery. The attendees [...]
Olympian Gus Kenworthy Talks Hollywood Aspirations, a Promising Future for LGBTQ Athletes and Being a ‘Bad Gay’
Nobody reminds silver Olympic medalist Gus Kenworthy that he was in "Sharknado 5," and it’s hard to tell how that makes him feel after I casually drop that nugget of info as you do if [...]
The use of a panic defense to justify anti-LGBT violence in federal court will come to an end if new legislation introduced this week by a pair of Massachusetts Democrats becomes law. The bill, introduced [...]
Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination is a bipartisan coalition of municipal leaders dedicated to securing inclusive non-discrimination protections for all at every level of government. Openly gay Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell is part of the program, [...]
On May 2 Kalamazoo County rolled out its new ID program after more than year of hard work and packed community meetings. Designed for people who are able to prove their identity but lack the documents to obtain a driver’s license or state ID, the Kalamazoo County ID’s stated purpose is, “To recognize all Kalamazoo County residents and enable them to connect with public safety, civic and community services.”
He’s the newest sensation from porn site BlackBoyAddictionz.com. At 24 years old, 6' 4" tall and equipped a trim, muscular physique he is known simply as Manny Killa. He is also one of the entertainers set to visit during LGBT Detroit's Hotter Than July festivities. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Manny admits to losing his virginity when he was only 14 years old.
Millennials are America’s largest, most diverse generation and an important potential voting bloc. So, now more than ever, it's important to understand their thoughts on issues that impact all Americans. A new survey created by GenForward called "Millennials Views on LGBT Issues: Race, Identity and Experience" asks questions on these topics and more.
On Wednesday, Aug. 22, the Affirmations LGBTQ community center will host a dual fundraiser for itself and SAGE Metro Detroit — an advocacy organization for LGBT Elders. At the event, SAGE Metro Detroit Executive Director [...]
“When Women Run, Women Win” - Theme of Tracy Hall’s re-election kickoff event