About Michelle E. Brown

Michelle E. Brown is a public speaker, activist and author. Her blog radio podcast “Collections By Michelle Brown” airs every Thursday at 7 p.m. Current and archived episodes can be heard on Blog Talk Radio, iTunes, Stitcher or SoundCloud. Follow her on Facebook at facebook.com/CollectionsbyMichelleBrown/.

The Morning After: No Pill, Just Hard Work

By | 2018-11-07T16:37:52+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Opinions, Viewpoints|

One of the lasting lessons I learned from Detroit’s legendary activist Jeff Montgomery was no matter what the outcome was of an election, we must prepare for the morning after. As I write this before knowing the results, I know that things could go either for or against us, but we have to be prepared. When he said this advice, Montgomery was talking about the 2004 Michigan vote that made it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perform same-sex marriages or civil unions. So much was at stake.

Standing with Survivors, Standing for Justice

By | 2018-10-03T19:16:06+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Opinions, Viewpoints|

The stories are all different, but they are the same. The family friend or member who comes into the bedroom at night. The uncle, grandparent or friend who touches inappropriately with a hug. The boys who cop a feel in the hallway. The “nice” guy who after a few beers forgot that “No means No.”

Our Voice, Our Vote! Now More Important Than Ever!

By | 2018-07-13T13:35:32+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Opinions, Viewpoints|

It is not the time for us to be silent, to be fearful, to go back in the closet or to give up on building bridges and alliances. Our vote counts. Every vote counts We have to bring every vote — LGBTQ and all our allies - to the polls beginning now and send these chickens home to roost.

Damn shame, all this homophobia

By | 2017-10-31T14:21:43+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

I love the internet. Surfing websites, shopping, researching information, reading blogs, e-mailing, instant messaging (IM), and my latest craze - the webcam - you name it, I'm right there. I probably spend more time online [...]

A Remembrance: Robert Clark

By | 2014-12-18T09:00:00+00:00 December 18th, 2014|Michigan, News|

I couldn't tell you the exact moment I met Robert Clark, but the bond was immediate. We were drawn together by our shared commitment to LGBTQ equality in general, but especially for the African American [...]

In This Season of Pride

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Viewpoint Even though some cities hold their PRIDE celebrations as early as April, Philadelphia's Black Pride was held in April; June will always be the official kick-off month for PRIDE celebrations in the Lesbian, Gay, [...]