State Settles Same-Sex Adoption Case

By | 2019-03-22T10:59:21-04:00 March 22nd, 2019|Michigan, News|

LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today announced a settlement with the plaintiffs in Dumont et al. v Gordon et al. (Case No. 2:17-cv-13080), a case centering on some state-contracted foster care and adoption agencies’ [...]

Pass the Pasta

By | 2019-03-20T14:40:53-04:00 March 20th, 2019|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 It may come before 69 5 "Caligula" playwright 10 30 Rock's style 14 Ellen of "The Umbrella Academy" 15 They don't watch gay porn on TV 16 Julia who played Gomez Addams 17 [...]

NAGLREP Greater Detroit Launch Party Brings LGBTQ Professionals Together

By | 2019-03-20T14:36:13-04:00 March 20th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Originally established in 2007, the Florida-based 501(c)(3) National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals was started with the direct intention of not only bringing both allied and LGBTQ business professionals together, but to work on a legislative level to aid in the elimination of discriminatory housing practices in the U.S.

News Analysis: An Impressive Democratic Field

By | 2019-03-25T08:42:10-04:00 March 20th, 2019|National, News|

The Democratic field of contenders continues to grow and I am impressed by the wide range of talent in the party. On Nov. 7, 2018 I wrote that Democrats need a coherent message and younger candidates to win in 2020. My thought was there should be no one over 70 on the ticket. I stand by that today.

Pop Art at the DIA

By | 2019-03-20T14:29:47-04:00 March 20th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Colors, clear-cut lines and often, deceptive simplicity; those are just a few common characteristics of the pop art movement and exactly what will grace the Detroit Institute of Arts' walls now through late August of this year in the exhibition "From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art, 1960-1975."

Mombian: Of Budget and Bias

By | 2019-03-20T14:12:44-04:00 March 20th, 2019|Opinions, Viewpoints|

President Trump’s proposed 2020 budget, released March 11, reinforces his intention to let foster care and adoption agencies discriminate against LGBTQ people and others in the name of religion, using taxpayer money. There is legislation pending that could stop these religious exemptions to non-discrimination laws, however. Here’s what you need to know.

Michigan’s Arianna Morales Recognized as Engineer of the Year

By | 2019-03-13T14:45:46-04:00 March 13th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Along with three other awardees, Dr. Arianna T. Morales was highlighted for exemplary work by the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Inc. As a result of her recognition, Michigan-based Morales received a 2019 LGBTQ+ Engineer of the Year Award for her work as a staff research scientist with General Motors.

International Transgender Day of Visibility Celebrates 10 Years March 31

By | 2019-03-13T14:36:29-04:00 March 13th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Now celebrated across the U.S. and in countries all around the world, the International Transgender Day of Visibility got its start 10 years ago when Michigan-based activist Rachel Crandall-Crocker felt the need to not only mourn the loss of members of the transgender community via the Day of Remembrance but to honor the living members of the community. Now, as she gears up for the 10th consecutive March 31 of celebrating the transgender community, Crandall-Crocker said she has two primary feelings: pride and disbelief.

Ruth Ellis Center’s Youth Advisory Board Visits UN

By | 2019-03-13T14:05:39-04:00 March 13th, 2019|Michigan, News|

A group of six members of the youth advisory board of the Ruth Ellis Center traveled to New York from Feb. 21 through 24 to take part in the 2019 U.N. Global Engagement Summit at the United Nation’s headquarters. The opportunity came about as part of a collaboration between attorney London Bell and the Bell Global Justice Institute and the Ruth Ellis Center. Bell, a member of the United Nations Association of Greater Detroit, had been preparing the youth for the trip since last June.

Detroit Public Theatre Hosts ‘Girlfriend’ March 21 – April 14

By | 2019-03-13T13:51:08-04:00 March 13th, 2019|Entertainment, Features, Theater|

Released in 1991, the album "Girlfriend" is the third studio album released by Matthew Sweet to critical acclaim. Years after that release, playwrights Todd Almond and Sweet reimagined the record into a full-length musical love story with an LGBTQ twist, a local production of which is slated to play at The Detroit Public Theatre from March 21 through April 14.

Ducking Transgender Athletes

By | 2019-03-13T13:43:26-04:00 March 13th, 2019|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Centuries ago, during the witch trials of the medieval era, a unique way of determining who was or wasn't a witch was created. A woman suspected of being a witch would have her right thumb bound to the big toe on her left foot. She would then have a rope tied around her waist, and be thrown into a nearby pond or river.

Weighing the Cost of Pet Insurance

By | 2019-03-06T15:53:03-04:00 March 6th, 2019|Guides, Pets|

  By Dawn Klingensmith Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets can undergo the same types of lifesaving procedures as people, including pacemaker insertion and kidney transplants. But these procedures are expensive. Pet owners who [...]

Think Outside the Box for a Chance to Win $1,000

By | 2019-03-06T15:50:15-04:00 March 6th, 2019|Guides, Pets|

The Michigan Pet Fund Alliance and the Humane Society of Macomb Foundation are soliciting applications for Outside the Box award-winning programs, projects, or documents that Michigan shelters or non-profit home-based rescue organizations are successfully using. [...]

Hot at Sundance

By | 2019-03-06T15:27:12-04:00 March 6th, 2019|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Type of balls that you play with 5 Switch positions 9 Hands of a manhandler 14 Skater’s feat 15 Gay Bob, for example 16 Old square 17 Judith Light feature film at Sundance [...]