Coming out as LGBTQ as a high school student or earlier is rarely a simple affair with an almost built-in expectation of a period of exclusion after doing so. However, what's not expected is for [...]
Flint natives Dorie and Brian Barkey are honoring the legacy of their late son John Bradford Bohl with the creation of a new LGBT choir at their local church.
New testimony in the case of Albert Weathers, a Sterling Heights pastor charged with the murder of transgender woman Kelly Stough last December, alleges the pastor has a history of interacting with sex workers in the Palmer Park neighborhood over the past decade.
New testimony in the case of Albert Weathers, a Sterling Heights pastor charged with the murder of transgender woman Kelly Stough last December, alleges Weathers has a history of interacting with sex workers in the [...]
Oakland County saw its first ever openly gay circuit court judge join the bench this week at the swearing-in ceremony of Jake Cunningham last month.
The Jim Toy Community Center’s Lesbian Book Club LezRead provides more than just an opportunity to read and discuss queer literature. Over the past 16 years, the club has offered queer women of all life [...]
Women living with HIV account for roughly 20 percent all individuals who have contracted the disease in the United States. As a minority group within an already marginalized community, women with HIV navigate a unique [...]
One look at The Bearded Lady's waiting room - a bright, cheery space complete with a beer fridge, coffee maker, bookshelf, standing lamp and a backdrop of family photos - and visitors might think they missed the barbershop and stumbled across someone’s living room. Ash Hipps is the shop's owner. She said that's exactly how customers are supposed to feel because comfort for all is the shop's priority.
With just hours to go before the polls closed, gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer and several other Democratic candidates made a last-minute pit stop in Detroit to express gratitude for the hard work of their campaign [...]
Katie Scott is just one of the hundreds of openly-LGBTQ candidates across the nation who ran for public office for the first time this year, but not all of them can say they won every [...]
After 15 years of serving transgender and non-binary patients, staff at the University Health Center in the University of Michigan understood there was still a big gap in the community’s healthcare: hormone initiation.
Ferndale Pride organizers are giving back in a big way to local LGBTQ charities following the festival’s biggest year yet.
Candidate for Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel fielded questions on what she’ll do to fight hate crimes, tackle the opioid epidemic and safeguard abortion rights during a town hall in Dearborn on Friday, Hosted inside the Henry Ford Centennial Library Auditorium, Nessel was joined by State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) and former candidate for Governor Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, both of whom vouched for her candidacy.
Saginaw City Council hopeful Bill Ostash likens the city’s blueprint to a donut. At its core, Ostash said Saginaw is lacking in terms of its development. Building up the city’s urban core is essential to creating a strong, vibrant community, he believes, and a top priority for him if elected to the Saginaw City Council this November.
Lynn Keiser’s transition from male to female in her job at Ford Motor Company could’ve been a nightmare. After grappling with gender confusion and its toll on her mental health for close to two decades, she was unsure what life as a trans woman in the professional workplace would resemble.
From an early age, Washtenaw County Board Commissioner Jason Morgan was instilled with the idea that openly gay candidates could never successfully run for public office, let alone for a second term as he’s now doing unopposed.
Jake Cunningham, candidate for Circuit Court Judge in Oakland County, has an important message for those voting this November: "Flip over the ballot." “A lot of people don’t realize there are judicial candidates,” Cunningham told [...]
Thousands attended Grand Rapids Pride this weekend in celebration of its 30th anniversary, a significant mark of progress within the conservative-leaning community as evidenced by a lone protestor standing guard at the event’s entrance.
Thousands attended Grand Rapids Pride this weekend in celebration of its 30th anniversary, a significant mark of progress within the conservative-leaning community as evidenced by a lone protestor standing guard at the event’s entrance. Shielded [...]
Sephora announced it will expand its diversity and inclusion efforts with new in-store makeup classes tailored for transgender and non-binary individuals beginning June 1. The free class, titled “Bold Beauty for the Transgender Community,” is [...]
Like so many in the LGBTQ+ community, Ann Arbor-based artist John Gutoskey didn’t need a personal connection to the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting to validate his profound sense of loss in the [...]
While Grosse Pointe Pride is scheduled to end on Sunday at 5 p.m., festival-goers are invited to keep the party going over at 1303 Beaconsfield Avenue where local “Gay-bors” Ashley and Dante will host a community open house mixer for the LGBTQIA+ community and allies.
Ferndale Pride 2018 proved to be the city’s most robust and inclusive celebration yet, as thousands descended upon West Nine Mile Road on Saturday, June 2, for a day full of dancing, live entertainment and [...]
With a larger festival footprint, 40 percent more booths, as well as new initiatives to support the asexual and intersex communities, Ferndale Pride 2018 is looking to be an even bigger celebration than years past.
Beverage servers, gate monitors and set-up/tear-down crew members are just a few of the volunteer opportunities now being sought for Motor City Pride 2018, running June 9 through 10 at the downtown Detroit Hart Plaza.
Beverage servers, gate monitors and set-up/tear-down crew members are just a few of the volunteer opportunities now being sought for Motor City Pride 2018, running June 9 through 10 at the downtown Detroit Hart Plaza. [...]
Thirty-four of Michigan’s most stunning architectural gems are on full display in the new book “Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy,” a passion project of author Brian D. Conway and photographer Jim Haefner that took more [...]
With Ferndale Pride 2018 just around the corner on June 2, festival organizers are still welcoming interested volunteers to help facilitate one of metro Detroit’s biggest LGBTQ+ celebrations of the year.
Equality Michigan promotes anti-violence and advocacy for the LGBTQ community and it's continuing its fight for pro-LGBTQ policies and politicians at its next “Lobby Day” on Tuesday, May 15. That day the public will have an opportunity to sit down and talk with elected officials about today’s most pressing issues.
Through their poetry, photography and writing, the self-identified “alien femme” duo Alex Jenny and Effee Nelly showcase a fully-realized depiction of queer and transgender love in a decidedly unique way. The couple’s blog, appropriately titled [...]
The relationship between trans, queer and LGBIA+ patients and their healthcare providers has forever been a shaky one, as the medical community’s understanding of sex and gender has oftentimes failed to keep up with advancements in modern medicine.
Thousands of conservative, Christian mothers of LGBTQ children meet up every day in the virtual world within secret support groups. Together, they help one another grapple with faith, answer questions, and learn how to best support their children.
Students, politicians, and second-hand victims of gun violence voiced their support for comprehensive gun legislation at the Detroit March For Our Lives on Sunday.
Washington is now in the final stages of becoming the 10th state to outlaw gay conversion therapy on minors. The Washington state Legislature voted 33-16 in favor of Bill 5722, which would ban licensed therapists from performing conversion therapy on patients under 18. Regulating such practices will, according to the bill, “protect the physical and psychological well-being of minors, including LGBT youth."
The second annual Queer Prom in Traverse City, a high schooler-exclusive dance that celebrates LGBTQ youth and their allies, is expected to draw in more than 200 attendees from communities near and far. John Young, the vice-chairperson at Polestar LGBTQ+ Community Center in Traverse City, was the driving force behind the first Queer Prom in 2017. He anticipates this year’s dance to see double or even triple the number of attendees compared to last year’s — a rare figure for queer proms at large.
The Ferndale Cat Shelter is enlisting some of the area’s top entertainers for its biggest fundraiser of the year on March 18. The Second Annual Cat Cabaret will run from 6-10 p.m. at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave. in Ferndale. For $100, ticket holders will be treated to a live variety show, silent auction, burlesque dancers, show tunes, a mind reader, a henna tattoo artist, as well a buffet-style dinner catered by Howe’s Bayou restaurant.
More than 200 LGBTQ Students Expected for High School Dance […]
Michigan Legislators Need Support for HB 5550, Urge Public to Contact House Health Policy Committee […]
The Southeastern Michigan HIV and AIDS Council (SEMHAC) held a gala to honor its outstanding community partners, staff and new members on Feb. 23.
A Michigan mother says staff at Duncan Lake Middle School in Caledonia ignored taking punitive action after her daughter was assaulted and called a “fucking faggot” by a fellow student. Adrien Mahoney, 14, was celebrating [...]
The Southeastern Michigan HIV and Aids Council (SEMHAC) held a gala to honor its outstanding community partners, staff and new members on Feb. 23. SEMHAC exists to create a coordinated regional response to the HIV/AIDS [...]
Congregation May Avoid Investigation for Violation of Michigan Consumer Protection Act […]