Satan, Satorially

By | 2019-10-16T16:54:51-04:00 October 16th, 2019|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Common connections 5 Go in only partway, at the beach 9 “How queer!” 13 Honeypot lover 14 Anal alternative 15 Etheridge concert series 16 Shirley’s la Douce role 17 ___ Hari 18 Low-voiced [...]

Car Craftsman

By | 2019-10-16T16:52:18-04:00 October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Guides|

In his work as senior creative designer at General Motors Industrial Design, Christopher J. Webb draws on a childhood fascination for the engineering and elegance of automobiles.

Inside China Automotive Conference Nov. 19

By | 2019-10-16T16:49:28-04:00 October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Guides|

According to, China continues to "be the world’s largest vehicle market with the Chinese government expecting that automobile output will reach 30 million units by 2020 and 35 million by 2025." With that kind of projected growth, it's imperative that those involved in Michigan's automotive industry understand how that will impact not only China's industry but U.S. production.

Haunting at the Hackett Auto Museum

By | 2019-10-16T16:43:25-04:00 October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Guides|

It's undeniable that Michigan's main claim to fame is its century-old automotive industry. And with a variety of car models once produced across many of the state's cities, each holds its own unique car history. [...]

SheHive Workplace Building Workshop

By | 2019-10-16T16:42:26-04:00 October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Guides|

Creating a cooperative workplace is often a simple task but sometimes, for a variety of reasons, even well-meaning co-workers can get on each others' nerves — especially when in a manager-subordinate position. Ferndale's SheHive is an organization that works to connect women of all professions and is hosting a workshop series titled Like a Boss: Building Workplaces that Don't Suck from October to December on the first and third Thursday of each month. The event will focus on female managers in often male-dominated fields like the automotive industry and IT.

20th Anniversary Global Automotive Summit

By | 2019-10-16T16:41:26-04:00 October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Guides|

For the past 20 years the PUSH/CEF Automotive Summit has discussed diversity and inclusion in the automotive industry for people of color. Held at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit on Thursday, Oct. 31, through Friday, Nov. 1, this year's theme is "Expanding the African-American Opportunity Pipeline."

Ferndale City Council Bans Conversion Therapy

By | 2019-10-17T10:23:40-04:00 October 16th, 2019|Michigan, News|

The Ferndale City Council voted unanimously Monday night to ban conversion therapy. The legislation was proposed by Councilwoman Julia Music, the director of Ferndale Pride, who was voted last month to a three-month term to fill a vacancy on the council.

Detroit Is Different Festival Oct. 25

By | 2019-10-16T16:38:47-04:00 October 16th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Calling Detroiters from all walks of life, the Detroit is Different Festival, held from Oct. 25 to Oct. 27, invites everyone from the city and around it to learn about the cultures and subcultures that [...]

The Frivolist: 6 Changes to Make When Your Stubborn Love Handles Keep On Stickin’

By | 2019-10-16T16:27:23-04:00 October 16th, 2019|Advice, Entertainment|

You work hard at the gym, and it can be frustrating when all that exercise and effort isn’t providing the results you want – like melting away the fat around your midsection. Part of the problem may be that you’ve gotten yourself into a routine that’s no longer working, causing your weight-loss goals to plateau. There are ways to tackle this universal issue, from obvious habit changes to more under-the-radar solutions, like planning an adventure getaway. Take a look.

Hallowcrawl Royal Oak Oct. 19

By | 2019-10-16T16:23:31-04:00 October 16th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Cocktails and costumes collide at Royal Oak's Hallowcrawl: the annual Halloween pub crawl across the city's downtown. Held on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 1 to 6 p.m., tickets start at $20 and include Halloween-themed swag, [...]

A Transgender Woman’s Take on Aimee Stephens’ Supreme Court Case

By | 2019-10-16T16:20:28-04:00 October 16th, 2019|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Last week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in three cases that will determine if people can discriminate against LGBTQ people based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The future of our community's rights is at stake here in the U.S. The three cases that are before the Supreme court are Bostock v. Clayton County, GA, Altitude Express v. Zarda, and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home v. EEOC. The first two cases involve plaintiffs who were fired for being gay. The Harris Funeral Home case involves plaintiff Aimee Stephens, who was fired for being transgender.

CNN LGBTQ Town Hall Overview

By | 2019-10-14T17:14:27-04:00 October 14th, 2019|National, News|

The bar had been set pretty high for CNN’s Oct. 10 town hall on LGBTQ issues for Democratic presidential candidates. It was the first national television broadcast by a major media outlet of an LGBTQ-specific [...]

50 Years After Stonewall SAGE Symposium Oct. 19

By | 2019-10-09T17:55:22-04:00 October 9th, 2019|Michigan, News|

The Metro Detroit branch of elder advocacy group Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders, or SAGE as it's better-known, is taking a look back at history. Specifically, it will be hosting a symposium titled 50 Years After Stonewall on Saturday, Oct. 19, to examine how far the LGBTQ community has come since Stonewall and how far it still has to go.

Judge Allows Michigan’s State-Contracted Religious Adoption Agencies to Exclude LGBTQ Parents

By | 2019-10-09T17:53:33-04:00 October 9th, 2019|Michigan, News|

In March Attorney General Dana Nessel and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan reached a settlement that blocked faith-based adoption agencies with state contracts from discrimination against LGBTQ couples who sought to adopt from them. Last month, District Judge Robert Jonker in Grand Rapids issued a preliminary injunction that said that Nessel's actions conflicted with state law and existing contracts and established practice.

TV Quote

By | 2019-10-09T17:51:38-04:00 October 9th, 2019|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Suck air 5 "Frozen" queen 9 Vagina, in slang 13 Penetrating reed 14 Turnpike fee 15 Soothing agent for skin 16 Big top, e.g. 17 Asshole 18 Sonny and Cher's "I Got You [...]

Pope Francis Meets With Pro-LGBTQ Priest

By | 2019-10-09T17:50:16-04:00 October 9th, 2019|National, News|

A decision by Pope Francis to host a private meeting at the Vatican on Monday with an American Catholic priest who has been an outspoken advocate for the church to embrace LGBT Catholics is being viewed as yet another signal that Francis may be leaning toward changing the church’s long-held position of condemning homosexuality.

The Sound of Love

By | 2019-10-09T18:03:56-04:00 October 9th, 2019|Guides, Marriage, Wedding|

The Bluewater Kings Band, one of the most popular wedding bands in the Midwest, will return for the fifth time to the Ultimate LGBTQ Wedding, Home & Life Expo on Sunday, Oct. 13. While the band is fully customizable – from three to 14 pieces – it will be a quartet who will perform at the expo.

BTL’s 2019 Wedding, Home & Life Expo Venue Highlight: The Henry, Autograph Collection

By | 2019-10-09T18:03:59-04:00 October 9th, 2019|Guides, Marriage, Wedding|

From the moment that wedding planning starts, securing the perfect venue should be at the top of the list. In fact, finding the location of the ceremony and reception is so important that in the "Ultimate Wedding-Planning Checklist and Timeline" it's ranked as something that should be secured at least a year in advance.

The ICON Detroit Leather Weekend Begins Oct. 18

By | 2019-10-09T17:23:48-04:00 October 9th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

The ICON Detroit Leather Weekend is a celebration of leather culture and history in the Detroit community and it’s back for a fifth installment next week. Three nights of events begin on Friday, Oct. 18, at Menjos nightclub for a meet-and-greet. On Saturday the fun continues with the Mr. ICON Detroit Leather 2020 contest at the Marble Bar. The weekend concludes on Sunday afternoon with a pig tea at the Hayloft Saloon.

Planet Ant Celebrates 2nd Annual Live Out Fest for LGBTQ+ Freedom, Identity

By | 2019-10-09T17:22:29-04:00 October 9th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Hamtramck — For the second year in a row, Planet Ant Theatre will recognize National Coming Out Day with the Second Annual Live Out Fest: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Identity & Freedom. The four-day festival takes place Oct. 10 through 13 across Planet Ant’s performance venues in Hamtramck: The Planet Ant Black Box Theater, Ant Hall and Ghost Light Bar.

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2019-10-09T17:20:39-04:00 October 9th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

By Romeo San Vicente Cynthia Nixon joins cast of 'The Gilded Age' Now that you’ve seen the "Downton Abbey" movie are you ready for the prequel? Because "DA" creator Julian Fellowes is moving to HBO [...]

Artist Peter Sparling Partners With Equality Michigan for Upcoming Exhibit

By | 2019-10-09T17:14:49-04:00 October 9th, 2019|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

Peter Sparling is a known Michigan dancer, choreographer and visual artist who is partnering with not only a venue to put on his next exhibit but nonprofit Equality Michigan. Debuting on Friday, Nov. 1, with an opening reception and lasting throughout the month, attendees will be able to view Sparling's paintings and videos at Ypsilanti’s Gallery 22 North. Half of all proceeds from the month-long show will go to Equality Michigan.

October LezRead: ‘Mostly Dead Things’

By | 2019-10-09T17:13:36-04:00 October 9th, 2019|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

Hosted by the Jim Toy Community Center, LezRead is a book club for queer women that meets on the fourth Sunday of each month. In the group's next meeting on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. The group will be reading "Mostly Dead Things" by Kristen Arnett. The book tells the story of Jessa-Lynn Morton who one day discovers that her father has committed suicide in the family taxidermy business. Despite her grief, Morton does her best to keep the business afloat while "the rest of the family crumbles."