The U.S. has recalled its ambassador to Zambia after the country’s president sharply criticized him for publicly defending a gay couple sentenced to 15 years in prison under a colonial-era sodomy law. Reuters on Dec. [...]
Cases the Supreme Court has recently agreed to take up on the right for religious non-profits to hire and fire employees consistent with their faith could have major implications for LGBTQ workers at those institutions, [...]
DETROIT - Following critically acclaimed, sold-out engagements in the UK, the reimagined 50th Anniversary tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR will come to the Detroit Opera House, Feb. 4 – 9, 2020. Tickets for the 2017 [...]
FERNDALE — A Doll’s House Part 2 opens the sixth season at Slipstream Theatre Initiative. The show runs Jan. 3 through Jan. 27, with Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 pm. [...]
The new head of the National Center for Lesbian Rights will be a Chicago-based activist who has served as a voice in the LGBTQ movement for black women, the organization announced Tuesday. Imani Rupert-Gordon, who [...]
Just before adjourning for the holidays, the U.S. Senate confirmed Robert Gilchrist as the next the U.S. ambassador to Lithuania, making him at least the fifth openly gay person to serve in an ambassadorial role [...]
Investment Partnership On Dec. 12, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners approved a budget amendment that grants $500,000 to Planned Parenthood in the absence of Title X funding. Planned Parenthood of Michigan had been forced [...]
Whether driving, traveling out of the country or simply purchasing a drink, proper identification is a requirement in the United States that impacts many aspects of life. However, for the transgender community, once transitioning it's [...]
As 2019 winds to a close and the 2020 presidential election draws closer, many Americans will be shifting their focus to all things political. Within the LGBTQ community candidates who have pro-equality stances will be front and center for consideration. And while that is a regular trend for every election cycle, it's worth noting that the current administration's rollbacks in LGBTQ equality are unrivaled for a president who ran as an ally.
A music festival that will bring some of Michigan’s best local music and art talent together on Dec. 21, FutureDream 3 is more than just an entertainment event. Sponsored by Michigan artist Tetra, its goal [...]
Dubbed the Queen of Funk by fans around the world, Chaka Khan has certainly earned that title selling 70 million records worldwide, winning 10 Grammy Awards and earning a platinum-selling album, among many more achievements. [...]
Not Out Publicly “I’m an elected official who happens to be gay; I’m not a gay person who happens to be an elected official,” said a city councilmember in Macomb County who was eager to [...]
Fulfilling a Need Detroit, Ann Arbor and Ferndale have long-held Pride festivals. Marquette, Grosse Pointe and Ypsilanti celebrate the LGBTQ community each summer, too. And for the first time this June, Royal Oak and Cadillac [...]
Bravo, Eastpointe In what may be a first for Macomb County, the city of Eastpointe adopted a Pride Month resolution this June. Cardi DeMonaco recalled how he responded to fellow city councilmember Ron LaForest’s suggestion [...]
Motor City Pride may be the oldest, largest and best-known Pride festival in the state, but celebrations in other Michigan cities have become well-loved, annual mainstays, too. And over the past several years, the LGBTQ [...]
LANSING – Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) issued the following statement after the Michigan Senate passed a bill last week that would provide employment opportunities for people with prior criminal convictions to work in the gambling [...]
The Broadway hit and "East Lansing's most popular musical" "Wicked" will return to Wharton Center's Cobb Great hall on Wednesday, April 1, lasting through Sunday, April 19, 2020. A look at what happens in [...]
Because Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room keeps ‘adding “eves’ to keep the party on a Saturday night,” it’s hosting a Christmas Eve Eve Eve Eve Celebration at its Royal Oak location on Saturday, Dec. [...]
As we approach the holiday season we are excited to share with you our plans for the coming year. After 26 years of continuous publishing we are going to take our first real holiday break!
This impeachment stuff is stressing me out. Donald Trump keeps screaming that this whole thing is very bad for the country. And he is right! Impeaching a president IS bad for the country.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for a ban on so-called conversion therapy in his country. Trudeau in a letter he sent to Attorney General David Lametti on Dec. 13 directed him to work with Diversity, [...]
Charlize Theron Talks Queerness In Her Films, Being Woefully Straight & Getting Her Daughter’s Pronouns Right
“Oh my god, you’re gonna make me cry, stop it,” Charlize Theron tells me at the end of our recent phone conversation, humbled. But I’m simply being honest when I express gratitude for her continued [...]
On July 18, a majority of the Oakland County Commission voted in favor of a resolution to ban conversion therapy in Michigan. Specifically, the resolution supports Senate Bill 284, introduced by Sen. Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal [...]
As temperatures start to dip closer to zero this winter, adequately bundling up changes from a matter of comfort into a matter of life and death. And for those who are homeless, staying warm is [...]
A Legislative Dead End Discredited by every mainstream mental health and medical organization in the nation, so-called conversion therapy has long been condemned as not only ineffective but harmful. There is little point in engaging [...]
Conversion Therapy = Junk Science “I think absolutely conversion therapy should be regarded as consumer fraud,” said Erin Knott, executive director of Equality Michigan. “Medical professionals all across the United States have highlighted that this [...]
The new Holland city council is likely to soon discuss new ordinance language that would protect LGBTQ residents from discrimination, and this time around there is a greater chance it will pass.
Its effects felt by millions around the world, in the U.S. alone it's reported by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network that over 400,000 people aged 12 and older become victims to rape and sexual assault annually.
Hosted by Ypsilanti's Kickshaw Theatre, fans of David Sedaris' iconic holiday comedy about a down-on-his-luck department store elf have six opportunities to see it performed this winter. The first show is Friday, Dec. 13, with [...]
The Detroit Together Men's Chorus was founded in 1982 and since then has been performing music around the Metro Detroit area. One of the first gay choruses in the nation, its mission has been the [...]
For many in the LGBTQ community the holidays are a time to spend with chosen family rather than biological relatives. For this reason, the holidays can be a difficult period for many, but Transgender Michigan and Affirmations are teaming up on Dec. 21 to host an LGBTQ-inclusive holiday party for anyone in the LGBTQ community.
It’s time for my annual gift guide to some of the year’s best LGBTQ-inclusive children’s picture books! There were happily more books published this year than I can include here, so please visit mombian.com for [...]
About a dozen days ago tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow — at my age how can I be sure? — I was gifted with a pair of John Lennon enchantment glasses. Gold-rimmed. Sunset orange. Autumn-tinted. Pre-Donald Trump, to be sure.