More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s Disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Further, the Foundation estimates that one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, taking the [...]
Affirmations is offering a new support group for people with disabilities. Called Disability and Discussion, the group was co-founded by Affirmations volunteer Rachel Zaback. Zaback has been a volunteer with the center since 2018 but [...]
Affirmations has announced the election of three new members to its board. Jennifer Johnson, Demetrike Wells and Brianna Yuille were voted in to become new members at large by the Affirmations Board of Directors. “I [...]
Affirmations LGBTQ community center in Ferndale has opened an online store featuring an assortment of merchandise with its logo and branding. The store is a partnership between the center and ShannonLoren, a Troy-based, LGBTQ-owned marketing [...]
The Royal Oak City Commission voted at its monthly meeting Monday, Aug. 10, to make conversion therapy on minors criminal misdemeanor. This follows its decision in June to pass an ordinance prohibiting the practice in [...]
LGBTQ-focused health care providers Health Emergency Lifeline Programs and Corktown Health Center announced on Wednesday, Aug. 12, a new relationship with Wellpartner, the 340B program administrator of CVS Health, to expand and improve prescription drug [...]
A virtual town hall meeting hosted by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, who is running for reelection, and Supreme Court candidate Elizabeth Welch, took place Wednesday, Aug. 12 via Zoom. The meeting, [...]
Dominique Jackson, one of the stars of the critically acclaimed FX television series "Pose," will be the keynote speaker for Equality Michigan’s annual Mission Equality event. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event, which [...]
Their funerals took place on the same day, just a mere three miles down the road from each other. But in life, DeAndree Raeynard Max Watson, 30, and Quentin Demar DeGreaffenried, 27, both of Detroit, [...]
By all accounts, DeAndree Watson had a bright future ahead of him. The 30-year old legislative aid to the Detroit City Council even dreamed of being elected president one day. But those aspirations came to [...]
It’s not easy to be a certified nurse assistant in the midst of a pandemic. But four months into the novel coronavirus crisis, and Asineth Little is continuing to get by. “When it first started [...]
Sydney James Harcourt is a Detroit success story. Many young actors from Michigan move to New York City hoping to make it in theater, with Broadway, of course, being the ultimate goal. But unlike Harcourt, [...]
Mighty Real/Queer Detroit was designed to gather together, for the first time, a grand-scale representation of the range and depth of Detroit LGBTQ art. But plans for the month-long, multi-venue exhibit had to be scrapped [...]
For Ka’Juan Hill, doing HIV/AIDS advocacy and outreach is not just a job. It’s a calling. By day, he’s a community outreach specialist for Unified HIV Health and Beyond, and, whenever free time allows, he [...]
In a blend of the virtual and tangible, the Detroit-based gallery Library Street Collective has created a new digital exhibition platform called SITE: Art and Architecture in the Digital Space. Set in Detroit’s historic State [...]
"RuPaul’s Drag Race" alum and all-around humanitarian Nina West is hosting a series of online interviews with famous Broadway stars this week via "DragCast with Nina West." Available from dragcast.net or Spotify, this podcast will [...]
With bars and clubs across the state — and most of the nation — closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, the LGBTQ community’s beloved drag performers and nightclub entertainers are, like so many, out of [...]
Abracadabra Jewelry and Gem Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor is hosting a weekly giveaway as a way of showing gratitude to health care workers, first responders, grocers, postal staff, delivery folks and everyone risking their [...]
CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers is asking Congress to take note of the work LGBTQ community centers do across the country and to remember them for funding in future stimulus packages. CenterLink represents more [...]
The Freep Film Festival was scheduled to take place April 22 through 26. It was to open with the premiere of "America, You Kill Me," the documentary that tells the story of the late LGBTQ [...]
Michigan National Guard helps out at food banks across the state The Michigan National Guard has offered its support to food banks across Michigan. A total of 10 airmen from the 127th Wing at Selfridge [...]
Mighty Real/Queer Detroit, the month-long, multi-venue LGBTQ art exhibition scheduled for June, has been postponed until next year. “In keeping with public health directives, the Mighty Real/Queer Detroit exhibition has been rescheduled for June 2021, [...]
A group of LGBTQ artists are planning a multi-venue art exhibit to run in June throughout Detroit for Pride month. Called Mighty Real/Queer Detroit, it is the brainchild of visual and performance artist Patrick Burton. [...]
The Ruth Ellis Center is planning to build a 43-unit mixed-use housing development on Clairmount Street just west of Woodward Avenue in Detroit’s Piety Hill neighborhood. The project is expected to take 18 months to [...]
Nancy Ann Unwin, the founder of such groups as OUTSkirts and Women OUT & About, was a revered member of and activist for the Southeast Michigan LGBTQ community. She died Jan. 27. She was 85.
Drag queens, parties and performances all converge in Eric Swanson's upcoming one-man show scheduled for march 6 and 7 called "An Evening With Miss Bouvee" held at Pontiac’s Little Arts Theatre. He said the audience [...]
Michael and Zach Zakar are identical twins. In typical twin fashion, they finish each other’s sentences, and during press interviews — like their latest with Between The Lines for their autobiographical play "Pray the Gay Away" — nothing is different. Endearingly, follow-up emails are closed with the phrase, “Double Love, Michael and Zach,” and one certainly feels like they're seeing double when meeting them. Thankfully, once we got talking in person, differentiating between the two became much easier. What did stay the same, however, was their take on their brand-new play.
Eric-John Szczepaniak was only 18 when, in 2016, he was elected to the Kenowa Hills School Board, becoming the body's first LGBTQ and youngest elected official. Then, in 2019, Szczepaniak was also elected Student Body [...]
For more than a decade, the Dirty Show has been considered one of the largest and most important erotic art exhibitions on the planet. Each year, the exhibit features hundreds of quality erotic works, in virtually every imaginable media, from all over the world. It has become an immersive experience, with world-class performance artists on the stage and in the audience.
She won our hearts – and the $100,000 – as "RuPaul’s Drag Race" All Stars 3 winner in 2018, became a makeup mogul with her line of Trixie Cosmetics and shot to internet fame with her co-host role on "UNHhhh." Within the drag world, Trixie Mattel has always been something of an oddity. Not in the Yvie Oddly kind of way.
Alongside co-star Farrah Moan, Crystal Harding and an array of "fierce local queens," "RuPaul’s Drag Race" Season 11 Miss Congeniality Nina West will be starring in a Drag Queen Brunch Feb. 23 at Andiamo's [...]
Few artists can claim a career so storied as singer Stephanie Mills. Although she doesn’t claim the label, Mills is by all accounts an rhythm and blues legend. Her career has taken the Brooklyn-based artist from a role as the original Dorothy in the Broadway production of "The Wiz," to a whopping five No. 1 R&B hits between 1986 and 1989 like "Home," "I Feel Good All Over" and "I have Learned to Respect the Power of Love."
The first-ever Pride of the Americas is a chance to hit the beach and join hundreds of thousands of individuals in bringing global attention to the inequalities LGBTQ communities faced in Latin America and the [...]
Rev. Ric Beattie Pastor and Spiritual Leader Unity of Royal Oak How are religious exemptions being used to harm the greater LGBTQ community? Religious exemptions allow people to hide behind their prejudices and preconceived notions [...]
Semaj Brown, Flint’s first poet laureate, will read poetry inspired by art in this month’s Community exhibition at the Flint Institute of Arts. Brown will perform at its opening Jan. 26. In addition to works [...]
Last week the United Methodist Church made headlines when it revealed a proposal by church leaders to split the church over the issue of LGBTQ clergy and same-sex weddings. At a contentious church general conference [...]