The current makeup of the seven-member court is five Republicans and two Democrats. Two Republicans were up for re-election Tuesday: Kurtis Wilder, who was appointed to the Court in 2017 by Gov. Rick Snyder; and Elizabeth Clement, who was also appointed in 2017 by Snyder. Wilder lost his seat to Democrat Megan Cavanagh. The other Democrat in the running, Samuel Bagenstos, came in third place while candidates from the third parties of Libertarians and Natural law came in fifth and sixth respectively.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance on Nov. 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. TDOR was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998.
The Detroit rendition of Handel's "Messiah" is a unique jazz-infused version of the holiday classic that this year will return to the Detroit Opera House on Dec. 1 at 7;30 p.m. "This soul stirring, toe-tapping [...]
DETROIT — Aerialists and police radios, a theatrical podcast airing and the first multi-generational performance by an internationally renowned spoken word poet. These are just a few of this year’s performance highlights at the 2018 Detroit Fringe Festival.
Running Nov. 16 through Dec. 10, The Ringwald Theatre is "The Cake," a topical story about two worlds colliding and the choice to accept or reject change. The story begins with Della, a woman who tries not to voice controversial opinions.
WASHINGTON — Last week LGBTQ activism organization the Human Rights Campaign, sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of Health and Human Services. In its request, HRC asked for all records related [...]
ANN ARBOR – Theatre NOVA is a professional theater in Ann Arbor’s that focuses exclusively on new plays and playwrights, and since mid-October it's been performing “The Stone Witch” by Shem Bitterman. Available to see through Nov. 11, it focuses on Simon Grindberg, "the world's most illustrious children's book writer."
Inside the Ann Arbor Art Center is the 117 Gallery Shop that features a range of "original, handmade works of art for sale by emerging and established artists," according to shop owners. Visiting the shop's [...]
DETROIT — "Evidence of Things Unseen" is about two sisters, Abigail — an investigative journalist and atheist — and Jane, a stay-at-home mom and born-again Christian. The play follows the duo's differing responses to grief, revenge, sorrow and faith. Written by Katie Forgette, it opened Detroit Repertory Theatre’s 62nd season last week, and will and run through Dec. 23.
BY JENN McKEE Regulars at the Matrix Theatre might not be surprised to learn that Rachel Lynett’s darkly comic play, “Well-Intentioned White People,” initially caught the attention of Matrix Theatre’s artistic director, Megan Buckley-Ball, by [...]
For many in the LGBTQ community who desire to be parents, caring for foster children is a popular way to both become a guardian and help children in need. However, familiarizing onesself with the process [...]
Nontombi Naomi Tutu's life has been spent as a South African activist for human rights, as well as a consultant and educator against oppression. She is the daughter of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner [...]
It's known by many in Lansing that Potter Park Zoo annually decorates its zoo grounds with a collection of holiday lights. Recurring every week starting Nov. 33 through Dec. 30, every Thursday through Sunday, visitors [...]
WASHINGTON— Last week the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBTQ activism organization, released its Congressional Scorecard. The Scorecard measures support for LGBTQ equality in the 115th Congress — the current meeting of the legislative branch of [...]
BIRMINGHAM, Michigan – New polling conducted by ALG Research shows Haley Stevens has expanded her lead in the Michigan 11th congressional race. With less than three weeks until Election Day, Stevens, 44 percent, now holds [...]
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – Restaurateurs Beth Hussey and Emmele Herrold have not yet opened the doors to the anticipated, new Birmingham restaurant and market Hazel, Ravines and Downtown, but Eater Detroit reports that they are pushing [...]
When searching for guidance about candidates who support progressive values, families, fairness, education, healthier children and a healthier planet, look no further than Michigan's 2018 Progressive Voter Guide. The guide aggregates endorsements from 10 state and national organizations dedicated to LGBTQ issues, women's rights, labor and the environment.
Last week the 2018 Michigan Rehabilitation Services Champions Award ceremony recognized champions of disability employment. Gov. Rick Snyder proclaimed October to be Investing in Abilities Month in an effort to encourage employers to hire qualified people with disabilities while focusing on their abilities and increasing the public’s awareness of the contributions and skills of Michigan workers with disabilities.
Dominique Morisseau’s "Pipeline" opens Detroit Public Theatre’s fourth season. Detroit-born Morisseau, is a world-renowned playwright having created such works as "Detroit ‘67," "Skeleton Crew," "Shameless and "Ain’t Too Proud," brings another of her works home [...]
The LGBTQ community is not only concerned about how they are being treated in their general lives, but in their places of work, too. And more and more companies are embracing the LGBTQ community beyond [...]
For one day only this month, Ford Motor Company will turn Michigan Central Station into a haunted house. Plans are underway for the event put on by Ford Motor Company Fund. Shawn Wilson, the fund's [...]
The award-winning Aizuri Quartet has been lauded everywhere from Osaka to Ann Arbor and on Friday, Oct. 26, they’ll be back at the University of Michigan's Rackham Auditorium to present what the Philadelphia Inquirer describes as a unique "balance between charisma of the individual and cohesion of the collective."
Due to demand, the LGBTQ-inclusive First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor and Literati Bookstore created a second, earlier event in which author Anne Lamott reads from her latest book "Almost Everything: Notes on Hope." [...]
With Nov. 6 fast approaching, not only will voters be gearing up to vote on their chosen candidates, but they'll need to decide whether to vote "yes" or "no" on three ballot proposals that affect everyone in the state. In advance of the election, here is a list of each of the three proposals.