Dana Nessel Won’t Back Down

By | 2019-09-26T10:26:47-04:00 September 26th, 2019|Michigan, News|

  To get a sense of the immense progress made by the LGBTQ community over the last several decades it's perhaps best to scale down and examine personal achievement. In Michigan, it's arguable [...]

28 Years and Counting

By | 2019-09-25T16:03:19-04:00 September 25th, 2019|Michigan, News|

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

By | 2019-09-25T16:02:16-04:00 September 25th, 2019|Michigan, News|

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.

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2019-09-25T16:00:31-04:00 September 25th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

By Romeo San Vicente Jane Lynch and Cyndi Lauper really want a 'Golden Girls' reboot You’ve seen "Shark Tank," so you know what a “pitch” is. No? OK, it’s when you’re a screenwriter and your [...]

Donut Fest Detroit

By | 2019-09-25T15:56:21-04:00 September 25th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Eastern Market Brewing Company is calling all donut fans with samples, beer, coffee and more at Donut Fest Detroit on Sunday, Oct. 6. Find out more about the event online at eventbrite.com. THe Eastern Market [...]

Honoring Wanda Sykes’ LGBTQ Legacy

By | 2019-09-19T10:34:48-04:00 September 19th, 2019|Michigan, News|

In Wanda Sykes’ latest comedy special “Not Normal” she takes on everything from the Trump administration, the #MeToo movement and racism; it’s clear that over the course of her 30-year career Sykes has been fearlessly [...]

Rainbow Connection

By | 2019-09-18T15:55:54-04:00 September 18th, 2019|Entertainment, Puzzles|

  Across 1 Top-drawer 5 Drag queen's shoe 9 "Yeah, sure" in Las Vegas 13 Leia's brother 14 On ___ with (equal to) 15 "You're the Top" songwriter Porter 16 Opposed to, to Gomer 17 [...]

Fair Michigan Justice Reception 2019 Sept. 26

By | 2019-09-18T15:52:43-04:00 September 18th, 2019|Michigan, News|

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.

Correa Connects Large and Small Businesses at On The Menu

By | 2019-09-18T15:41:45-04:00 September 18th, 2019|Michigan, News|

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.

Debate 3 Shows Buttigieg Has Staying Power

By | 2019-09-18T15:39:34-04:00 September 18th, 2019|National, News|

No LGBTQ-specific issues came up during the third national Democratic presidential debate Sept. 12. That, and the fact that LGBTQ issues have been barely mentioned in the previous two national Democratic debates, is likely to [...]

Courteous Home Service

By | 2019-09-19T13:06:28-04:00 September 18th, 2019|Guides, Home|

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.

Lesbian-Owned Ann Arbor Real Estate Investment Company Blends Tech With Tradition

By | 2019-09-18T15:28:50-04:00 September 18th, 2019|Guides, Home|

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.

Wine Tastings, Biking and More: Fall Fun in Saugatuck

By | 2019-09-18T15:24:45-04:00 September 18th, 2019|Advice, Entertainment|

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.

The 12th Annual DIY Street Fair

By | 2019-09-18T15:20:13-04:00 September 18th, 2019|Ferndale, Neighborhoods|

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.

The LGBTQ Wedding, Home and Life Expo Brings Together Equality-minded Businesses

By | 2019-09-18T15:16:06-04:00 September 18th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

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.

Rapid Onset

By | 2019-09-18T15:03:54-04:00 September 18th, 2019|Opinions, Viewpoints|

I have always been intrigued by history. I love to look at how things came together over time, and how advances in knowledge, technology and society — for both good and ill — helped to [...]