Non-binary

By | 2019-05-29T16:22:58-04:00 May 29th, 2019|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Rainbow banner 5 Mops a pirate ship deck 10 Panhandler's confession? 14 Gay activist Chaz 15 Eagle on a par five 16 Lacking manners 17 "Firebird" composer Stravinsky 18 Enjoying a hottie from [...]

Hitting the Ground Running

By | 2019-05-29T16:19:22-04:00 May 29th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Programmatic expansion, fund and staff development, political advocacy and more are all either current or future projects at Ferndale's Affirmations LGBTQ community center. From the outside, that list might seem like an average set of [...]

We’re With You Charles

By | 2019-05-29T16:10:06-04:00 May 29th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Our beloved writer, friend and confidant Charles Alexander suffered a stroke Monday and is currently recuperating at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Charles has written for the paper since its inception in 1993, completing nearly 1,000 of [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2019-05-29T15:53:26-04:00 May 29th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

By Romeo San Vicente  Jessica Chastain has Tammy Faye’s 'Eyes' In 2000, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato directed "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," a documentary about the strange life of singer/televangelist Tammy Faye Baker. It [...]

Mombian: Transgender and Gender Creative Children Star in New Picture Books

By | 2019-05-29T15:45:32-04:00 May 29th, 2019|Opinions, Viewpoints|

"When Aiden Became a Brother," written by Kyle Lukoff and illustrated by Kaylani Juanita (Lee & Low), is a sweet and joyous tale about a biracial (black and South Asian) transgender boy awaiting the birth of his new sibling. The book starts by explaining that everyone thought Aiden was a girl when he was born, but he later realized he was a boy.

Creep of the Week: Trump Administration

By | 2019-05-29T15:43:50-04:00 May 29th, 2019|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

The Trump Administration has declared war on transgender people. This isn’t a new revelation, but they have succeeded in dismantling every protection the Obama Administration had put in place for transgender people. You might not have even noticed the most recent rollback unless you follow this subject closely. After all, these past two years it has been all anti-trans all the time. Not to mention the daily barrage of news about Trump and the no good, horrible, very bad people he has working for him throwing norms in the trash and pissing on the rule of law. It’s dizzying.

Rural Americans are LGBTQ, too

By | 2019-05-22T17:30:48-04:00 May 22nd, 2019|Michigan, News|

Though urban areas are often considered huge draws for those in the LGBTQ community — a 2015 Gallup poll found that San Francisco, Portland and Austin all ranked highest in the country for the largest LGBTQ population — little is written about those LGBTQ people who choose to call rural communities home.

Resisting the Dangers of Michigan’s Abortion Ban

By | 2019-05-22T16:16:26-04:00 May 22nd, 2019|Opinions, Viewpoints|

For the past week, I haven’t been able to log on to social media without seeing controversy about the abortion bans that are sweeping the country. Even the most politically apathetic people are weighing in on it.I grew up in a cultishly tight Evangelical Christian community. I went to private Christian schools. It shouldn’t be a surprise that I was raised to be pro-life.