Dave Coulter, Oakland County Executive, has announced he will seek a full four-year term in 2020. He made the announcement today at Brass Aluminum Enterprises Forging in Ferndale. Appointed in August following the death of [...]
A confirmation hearing for two Trump nominees to the nation’s largest federal appeals court snared considerable media attention Wednesday after one of those nominees dissolved into tears while trying to defend himself against claims that [...]
As LGBT rights advocates continue to press the Equality Act to ban anti-LGBT discrimination, data was at the forefront of a congressional hearing Tuesday as evidence that anti-LGBT discrimination in housing and credit continues to exist.
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said his vision for Supreme Court appointments upon election as president would be in the mold of moderates like former U.S. Anthony Kennedy — although his campaign denies that characterization of his remarks.
Novi Roots Alexandra Dinser wants to pay it forward. That’s a driving force behind the 29-year-old lifelong Novi resident’s campaign for city council. Dinser said she’s benefited from living in the city in many ways and wants to give back. Even her family’s former business of 43 years, Dinser’s Greenhouse, speaks to the roots she has in the community.
U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker issued a preliminary injunction last month that will continue to allow faith-based adoption agencies contracting with the state, despite its same-sex non-discrimination provision, to discriminate against same-sex couples hoping to adopt.
Picking out Halloween costumes and having a birthday are usually recipes for a fun day, but putting them together is certainly a recipe for a good time. That's what Transgender Michigan is doing for its [...]
Perceptions, Great Lakes Bay Region’s LGBTQ Nonprofit Organization, Announces New Executive Director
Midland — Perceptions, the Great Lakes Bay Region’s LGBTQ nonprofit organization, announced Scott Ellis has been named executive director of the organization dedicated to “building a community that inspires engagement, equality and respect for all.”
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer directed the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to submit a request for rulemaking to expand the right to overtime pay to more Michigan workers. Changes in federal law are [...]
By Jill Jaracz Your wedding VIPs are your family – including your four-legged family members. So why not include your pets into your celebration? Here are seven inspired ways to have your pet at your [...]
Phil Elam has long been known in Metro Detroit’s LGBTQ community. It all started when he, along with then-boyfriend now-husband Mike Boila, recorded and performed under the name Justus Boyz. The duo self-released an album [...]
Saving money is a crucial aspect of financial planning. When we’re conscious of our spending habits, we’re able to make better decisions to build bigger cash reserves and prepare for the future. There are lots [...]
On Nov. 7 those interested in giving themselves "permission to be sexy" are invited to The Detroit School of Burlesque for a body-positive 101 Beginner Burlesque Course. Attendees will be taught by award-winning performers and [...]
Just a few generations ago, the term homosexual was often qualified by adjectives. Alleged. Avowed. Rumored. Known! The descriptions were used by cautious media, police enforcement agencies and courtroom attorneys.
Openly Bisexual US Rep. Katie Hill Publicly Acknowledges ‘Inappropriate’ Relationship With Staff Member
U.S. Rep. Katie Hill publicly acknowledged Wednesday that she engaged in an “inappropriate” relationship with a member of her staff. But she contends the allegations, supplemented by at least one photograph in which Hill is [...]
More than 30 groups have joined a campaign designed to increase support for marriage rights for same-sex couples in Costa Rica. Sí, Acepto (“Yes I accept” in Spanish) formally launched in August and includes ads that feature LGBTI Costa Ricans’ relatives, friends and teammates. The campaign also includes workshops on the issue that will take place across the country.
A law that extends marriage rights to same-sex couples in Northern Ireland took effect on Tuesday. Northern Ireland’s Stormont Parliament has not met since the country’s coalition government collapsed in 2017. The British Parliament in [...]
LANSING — After two years of uncertainty, last week Larkin Neely reached a plea agreement with the Ingham County Prosecutor's Office for the 2017 murder of Kevin Wirth, an openly gay man, who was stabbed [...]
LANSING - Currently, Michiganders are protected against hate crimes if they are threats or violence based on race, color, religion or gender. However, LGBTQ Michiganders are not protected. State Sen. Adam Hollier, D-Detroit, says that [...]
Transgender people belong. Abortion is health care. No human is illegal. Everyone deserves a second chance. These are the values that the American Civil Liberties Union fights for and rights that it serves to protect. On Friday, Nov. 1, at The Henry Ford Museum, the ACLU of Michigan will host its annual 2019 dinner.
SAGE Metro Detroit, the agency for LGBTQ older adults, and AARP Michigan co-hosted a symposium titled "50 Years After Stonewall" on Saturday, Oct. 19. The symposium took place at Wayne State University’s Eugene Applebaum College [...]
Before Sophie White began professionally telling stories as an actress and filmmaker she had a career as varied as the characters she portrays on screen. At one point racing motorcycles and doing boxing promotion, White [...]
It’s almost Halloween, so let’s look at some of the scary things happening to LGBTQ parents lately, and then at some treats that just might help us be brave.
PONTIAC — Like the various shapes, colors and patterns that are part of a kaleidoscope, the artwork created and inspired by the LGBTQ community doesn’t just form a rainbow but an ever-changing mosaic.
"Prophet Jones Jailed on Morals Charge" blared the Feb. 21, 1956 banner Free Press headline, with other papers gleefully tooting in. Thanks to a smart lawyer, the jury found Prophet Jones not guilty. It was a case of entrapment, pure (but not so simple)
Halloween is a time of magic and mystery. Traditionally, it once served as the end of the year, where autumn — and the abundance of the harvest — gave way to the dark and dim days of winter. In that liminal space between the seasons, one could get a moment to pierce the veil between other states, even between life and death itself.
Love Him Little, Love Him Long: John Cameron Mitchell Heads to Ann Arbor With ‘Hedwig’ Stories, Songs
You very well may have uncovered a truer you thanks to John Cameron Mitchell. Maybe it happened while you were experiencing some kind of divine queer intervention through soul-searching heroine Hedwig Robinson, who comes into [...]