Across 1 "Chloe" director Egoyan 5 Bash for just men 9 Nevada neighbor 13 Sappho's B 14 Texas town, with "El" 15 Distinctive Streisand feature 16 "DWTS" cohost Andrews 17 Airline to Ben Gurion 18 [...]
Since 1995 the Michigan LGBTQ Comedy Fest has brought some of the best names in LGBTQ entertainment to Detroit. This 23-year tradition remains unbroken in 2019 with four comedians — Karen Williams, Peter Smith, Sandra Valls and Mimi Gonzalez — slated to perform on Saturday, March 2, at the Courtyard Detroit-Dearborn at 8 p.m.
Diverse media representation has made great strides in recent decades, but most LGBTQ people can attest to the fact that they're still not regularly seeing themselves included in mainstream entertainment. And when it comes to streaming platforms, the LGBTQ category is usually limited to a small amount of content that leaves little to no room for a variety of storytelling. That fact was not lost on ally Alia J. Daniels either, a Michigan native who transplanted to Los Angeles to finish Loyola Law School and start a career in entertainment law. She said she and a group of friends noticed the sparseness in LGBTQ content on mainstream apps in 2015.
As a multi-faceted, medium-diverse artist, it's likely that many fans of Clyde Petersen's work might know him from a specific project — like "Boating With Clyde," a digital interview series that happens on the waters [...]
It’s a new concept. A nude art show aimed at attracting an audience of queer folks of color. FreQshow, which will be co-produced by artist and local style icon DL Perrett and Imagine This Productions, [...]
Multiple everyday choices are a part of regular life, but there are a few among those many that stand out and those few are usually the ones that have life-changing consequences. In "If/Then," the Broadway [...]
If you haven’t experienced America the Beautiful by rail yet, hop on an Amtrak ASAP for an eye-opening experience that could have you replacing planes as your preferred mode of travel indefinitely. Here are six reasons to book right now.
Even now, Adam Devine just wants to dance with some bodies. So, as Josh in "Isn’t it Romantic," the comedian known for flexing his funny-guy chops in Comedy Central’s "Workaholics" (which he also co-wrote) and [...]
BY MARIN HEINRITZ CHELSEA — It is a rare experience, indeed, to witness live theater so moving it renders faces wet with tears both on stage and throughout the audience. Opening night of "Never Not [...]
There’s something for every color of the rainbow included in this year’s music-release roster. The list is long, but here’s a taste: debuts from "Pitch Perfect" star Ben Platt and hair-toss kween Lizzo, songwriter showcases [...]
Broadway Actor Ned Noyes Talks LGBTQ Identity and ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ at The Fisher Theatre Through Feb. 24
In an amateur stage production it's not unusual for there to be a few hiccups throughout the show. In fact, even Broadway-caliber performances don't always make it through without a hitch. That is, after all, why "the show must go on" has become such a famous saying both in and out of show business. But in the comedy "The Play That Goes Wrong," that concept is blown way out of proportion when the Cornley University Drama Society does its best to put on a 1920s murder mystery play. Cast members have to deal with stuck doors, forgotten lines, collapsing floors and, according to cast member Ned Noyes, "many things you'll never see coming going wrong, too."
New relationships are the universe’s way of giving us yet another chance to get it right in the love department – and since none of us are getting younger, it’s wise not to squander it by making the same mistakes over and over. This time around, along with changing toxic behaviors that may have sent your significant other running for the nearest therapist or liquor store, consider cleansing a few areas of your life, tangible and otherwise. Here are a few places to start.
Because according to Trump’s America only white het men can exist, now would be a good time to reintroduce Wanda Sykes. She is a black person and a woman and a lesbian. And if [...]
Royal Oak’s Stagecrafters Second Stage Theatre will be holding auditions for the musical, "Southern Comfort" on Sunday, Jan. 27, and Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Baldwin Theatre, located at 415 S. Lafayette [...]
Keke Palmer Reflects on Coming Out, Talks Blurring Gender Lines & What James Dean Taught Her About Sexuality
Keke Palmer is not a girl, not yet – oh wait, she is a woman. It happened so fast, but here we are: With her squeaky-clean Nickelodeon and Disney Channel days behind her, Palmer disappears [...]
I’ll say it: The past few years have been a fucking nightmare. The climate in this country – and, arguably, the world – is so volatile that it’s a wonder any of us get a [...]
By Romeo San Vicente Is it because we’re all swimming together in the toxic Trump pool that makes every new addition to the LGBTQ cultural canon feel like an act of rebellion? Probably. But even [...]
‘Schitt’s Creek’ Creator Dan Levy Talks Season 5’s Coming Out Episode, Writing a Queer Love Story and Mariah (Obvs)
Oh, sure, Dan Levy gets excited. Really, he does! The sparkle may not be written on his face – cherubic, distinguished, writerly; one with features much like his actor-dad, Eugene Levy – but inside you [...]
Damn that bulging carpometacarpal joint. Without it, Margaret Cho’s kink play could’ve been trouble-free, but nope – that thumb joint has been “the bane of my existence since 1991,” she tells me. That’s right: I [...]
The article below originally appeared as an online post for The Trevor Project, an organization created by the 1998 Academy Award-winning short film "Trevor." Today it is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and [...]
‘Phantom’ Cast to Perform Jan. 28 Benefit Concert of ‘Next to Normal’ for Affirmations, Broadway Cares
FERNDALE – Cast members of the national touring production of "The Phantom of the Opera" — coming to Detroit Jan. 24 to Feb. 3 at the Detroit Opera House — will perform a special concert to benefit Affirmations and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect, cleanse and get pumped for starting anew, but that happy train could crash and burn if you don’t avoid these countdown-to-disaster no-nos.
Nicholas Hoult Gets in Formation: ‘The Favourite’ Actor Talks Lipping Beyoncé, Wearing Wigs & Hollywood Inclusion
Someday, if we’re lucky, we might get a full performance of Nicholas Hoult in a fluffy wig, his cheeks powdered and painted pink, with heeled feet, all the while vivaciously lipping Beyoncé’s “Hold Up.” Give [...]
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 [...]
BY PATRICE NOLAN WATERFORD — Before the musical "The Book of Mormon" debuted there was "The Book of Liz," a play by humorist and author David Sedaris and his sister Amy, who is an actress, [...]
ANN ARBOR, – Theatre NOVA’s holiday tradition continues in 2018 with 'The Elves and the Schumachers,' a brand-new play from the team that brought fans “The Year Without a Panto Claus” and “Sugar Plum Panto.” [...]
When a friend or family member comes knocking for cash, pause before opening your wallet – because rarely does this situation go off without a hitch. That’s not to say you can’t lend a [...]
Saoirse Ronan Rules: ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Star on LGBTQ Allyship & Why It’s ‘Exciting’ Her New Film Has Naked Men
Name a 24-year-old Oscar nominee more qualified to take the throne as a crown-donning, queer-friendly queen than Saoirse Ronan. The "Mary Queen of Scots" star’s own life is rich in queer-adjacent roles and gay besties, [...]
Racism, gun violence and human rights violations; unless those are issues faced in their daily life, it's unlikely that the average American chooses to face them head-on. Detroit-born artist Charzette Torrence decided to change that. [...]
Set to perform at Ferndale High School at 3 p.m. on Dec. 9, The SingOutDetroit Chorus is getting ready for its holiday concert. "Join us in celebrating the jolly nature of the season. With songs [...]
Ellen Page Talks Queering ‘Casablanca,’ Starring in ‘Tales of the City’ & Why She Wants a ‘Whip It’ Sequel
Actress and social activist Ellen Page recently witnessed history repeating itself while revisiting acclaimed classic "Casablanca." Page noted the 1942 film’s eerie modern-day relevance, “the Nazi presence, but the sort of neutrality of people,” while [...]
Bittersweet Dramedy Explores Bakers, Cakes and Family Dilemmas
In an "open call" to artists interested, MOCAD sent out a press release advertising their Monster Drawing Rally. This is an annual public event that features 100 artists in two one-hour shifts. They will draw in front of a live audience and make their usually private studio processes part of a public performance.
Proudly openly gay for the length of his career, comedian Jason Stuart was the first openly gay male comedian to have his own hour comedy special: "Making it to the Middle." It was taped in the middle of his career, the middle of the country and the middle of his life, and will air again from Here Media for its 10th year anniversary on Dec. 7, on Here TV on cable and streaming services.