Here’s the blunt reality: On Oct. 8 the U.S. Supreme Court’s will hear arguments on three cases impacting LGBTQ people. Its rulings could have the most profound consequences yet on LGBTQ people. Why? The three [...]
Organizers and observers said between 1,500 and 3,000 people turned out on Saturday for the first-ever National Transgender Visibility March on Washington in which scores of participants held signs proudly declaring their status as transgender [...]
Though Affirmations has been helped by many dedicated volunteers over the years, ones like Vy Reed are few and far between. Started in 1989, the Ferndale-based LGBTQ community center first connected with Reed in 1991.
Whitmer, 14 Governors Send Bipartisan Letter to Senate & House Armed Services Committee Addressing PFAS Contamination in FY2020 NDAA
LANSING – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, along with 14 governors sent a bipartisan letter to both the U.S. Senate and House Armed Services Committees highlighting several key provisions related to per- and polyfluoralkyl substances or PFAS in the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act and asking for those provisions to be included in the final legislation.
Attendees are invited to stop by and learn more about women's intimate health issues and various treatments for health conditions on Thursday, Oct. 10 at Comprehensive Women's Health in Birmingham. Event those who are not [...]
LGBTQ students in rural schools are more likely to face bias and discrimination than those in urban and suburban ones, but their schools are also less likely to have LGBTQ-inclusive resources to support them. That’s [...]
Rep. Katie Hill, an out bisexual from Southern California’s 25th District, announced her decision to vote for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. “I believe in our country, in the Constitution, and in the checks and [...]
Ferndale Pride Executive Director Julia Music was unanimously appointed to fill a temporary seat on the Ferndale City Council at its meeting Monday night. The seat became vacant when Councilman Dan Martin replaced outgoing Mayor [...]
In a surprise move, President Trump included in his speech before the United Nations on Tuesday his administration’s global initiative to decriminalize homosexuality in the more than 70 countries where it remains illegal. “My administration [...]
In a decision that LGBTQ legal activists call “dangerous” and “troubling,” the Arizona Supreme Court on Sept. 16 ruled that a business can — under certain circumstances — cite the business owner’s religious beliefs to [...]
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Democratic presidential hopefuls came together Friday night at an LGBT candidate forum to lay out their vision for LGBT rights, but the evening yielded to a tense moment when Joseph Biden [...]
Kristin Chenoweth likes to say that if it can’t be explained, it must be the unicorns. Why does she have so many gay fans? Well, you’re only partially right if you thought it was because [...]
Between regularly appearing on Comedy Central, developing a web series, writing for shows like Netflix's "Big Mouth," raising a child and an upcoming debut as a TV doctor in "Carol's Second Act" (premiering Sept. 26 [...]
When Fair Michigan was formed initially, one of the main concerns for the LGBTQ community was securing marriage equality. Today, that need has been met, but the nonprofit's work is far from done as LGBTQ Michiganders can still be denied housing, employment and medical treatment solely based on their gender identity or sexual orientation.
FERNDALE – An engaged group of corporate executives and LGBTQ business owners met at Affirmations Sept. 12 to hear Beth Correa, Senior Vice President of Flagstar Bank, talk about that organization’s corporate responsibility strategy, philanthropy, employee recruitment and development, and how the bank positions itself within communities in greater Detroit.
[Superbia’s is dedicated] to using its profits to fund direct benefits to its members and grants made to LGBTQ organizations and projects. LANSING – The State of Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial [...]
Corey Johnson, the openly gay Speaker of the New York City Council, introduced a bill on Thursday to repeal a law the Council passed in 2017 that prohibits mental health professionals from performing so-called conversion [...]
Whether settling down to start a family, putting down roots in a great location or simply expanding one's space, home ownership can be a thrilling part of anyone's life regardless of their reasons. However, it's an unfortunate reality that LGBTQ people often must take extra care to ensure that the place in which they choose to settle down is affirming of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
The LGBT community is aging and, as a result, its elder care needs are growing. It is estimated that by 2030 there will be over 7 million LGBT adults aged 65 or older in the U.S. who will need to find inclusive housing options.
Though real estate can make for a great investment, it's not always easy to start building a robust portfolio. Like many other real estate investment firms, Jeddo Corp seeks to help clients develop one, however, its methodology is unique: artificial intelligence. A wife and wife team based out of both Ann Arbor and the San Francisco Bay Area, Nada and Sabra Djomehri saw an opportunity for their business to blend both of their specialties.
Finding the right home in the right neighborhood can be difficult, especially if you’re hoping to find a progressive and safe space that is accepting of anything that isn’t white and heteronormative in nature.
The crowds are gone, Oval Beach is free instead of $10, and the weather (and water temperature in Lake Michigan) are still good. You can’t beat a fall weekend in Saugatuck-Douglas in southwest Michigan. It’s the Midwest’s only gay resort area and just a short drive from Chicago, Detroit, and many other cities. You can also fly into nearby Grand Rapids.
Coupling Fine art with contemporary, folk and graffiti is a DIY Street Fair staple, but just a part of its many offerings. Returning on Sept. 20 through 22 for its 12th year, attendees can expect to see their share of home goods, ceramics, glass work and much more when they walk through more than 150 vendors from across the state in Ferndale.
DEARBORN — Since marriage equality became the law of the land in 2015, LGBTQ people have been seeking equality-minded vendors who want to do business with them. Backlash from a minority of companies has put the national spotlight on this issue, driving it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where arguments now rage on the legality of discrimination in providing services like baking cakes and photography.
Staying motivated at work when the chips are down isn’t easy. You feel deflated, like a failure, maybe even afraid you’ll lose your job.
On Thursday, Sept. 26, Keller Williams Realty is hosting an event for anyone interested in becoming a realtor. This seminar aims to provide attendees with a better understanding of the industry and the tools needed [...]
Those looking to buy their first home, fix up an existing one or move out of their existing housing arrangement are encouraged to attend the MSHDA Detroit Wayne County Housing and Resource Fair. This event [...]
Trisha Yearwood has never cared what the country community thought of her LGBTQ allyship, so why start now? The country music icon, who has lent her robust and emotionally resonant mezzo-soprano to hit songs like [...]
I just read on NPR’s health blog about a new study that found that “an estimated 3.3 million [women] nationwide said that their first sexual experience was rape.”