First Ever Royal Oak Family Pride to Take Place June 12

By | 2019-05-15T16:54:44-04:00 May 15th, 2019|Entertainment, Features, Guides, Pride Guide|

The first ever Royal Oak Family Pride will take place at the June Food Truck Rally at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market on June 12. The event, which will feature a full schedule of fun and family friendly activities including drag queen story time, a dog fashion show, face painting, a bounce house, photo booth, a performance by the Sing Out Detroit Choir and more, was the brainchild of Royal Oak resident David Mates Knapp.

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2019-05-15T16:53:27-04:00 May 15th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

By Romeo San Vicente Britney’s back 'One More Time' We are always rooting for Britney Spears. We know that right now, as of this column, her personal life has hit a bit of a rough [...]

LGBTQ and Aging 1.5 CEs

By | 2019-05-15T16:51:42-04:00 May 15th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Health care providers may have biases and attitudes that keep older LGBTQ patients from getting the care they need. Attendees will learn how to be inclusive in their practice and how to be aware of [...]

Detroit VOICES Film Festival

By | 2019-05-15T16:45:30-04:00 May 15th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Thursday, May 16, Michigan filmmakers will premiere their short films at the Cinetopia Film Festival for a chance to place in one of two new categories: narrative and documentary. One of the featured films is [...]

Art Deco Burlesque Brought Back by Tundra-Mae Fury

By | 2019-05-01T15:28:03-04:00 May 1st, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Billed as a musical tour of everything from vaudeville to low-down burlesque, dream ballets and other bombastic Broadway brevities, a highlight of the upcoming Detroit Modernism Week will be a benefit performance by Tundra-Mae Fury on Sunday, May 12, at the Willis Show Bar in Detroit’s historic Cass Corridor.

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2019-05-01T15:26:55-04:00 May 1st, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

  By Romeo San Vicente Lena Waithe goes west Sometimes Emmy Award winner Lena Waithe takes a break from being the Power Lesbian of All Hollywood, a breather from creating or writing or executive producing [...]

Cinetopia 2019 Makes Room for LGBTQ Audiences

By | 2019-05-01T15:25:12-04:00 May 1st, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Lasting from May 10 through 19 this year, Cinetopia Film Festival is a locally run independent festival that has been showing movies from local and international filmmakers since 2012 on all topics. What makes it unique is its curation approach to choosing the movies it shows, along with a local Detroit-specific short film program.

Como’s to Reopen Under New Ownership

By | 2019-05-03T14:32:23-04:00 May 1st, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Popular Ferndale eatery Como’s is set to reopen in May. The new owners, check out Zack Sklar and his Peas & Carrots Hospitality Group, are planning to keep the restaurant’s focus on pizza. Beyond that, the restaurant is undergoing a complete renovation.

Inclusive Justice to Host Gay Catholic Church Activist April 13

By | 2019-04-10T16:25:09-04:00 April 10th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

When Aaron Bianco, a gay layman, was brought in to manage St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in San Diego in 2016, he joined the church with great hopes. He had been invited by Bishop Robert W. McElroy to start an LGBTQ ministry at the church and become one of about 300 churches across the country that, in direct opposition of church policy, welcomed and embraced the LGBTQ community.

‘The Beauty Out of Detroit’ LGBTQ Art Show April 13

By | 2019-04-03T16:48:21-04:00 April 3rd, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Famika Edmond said she has always been artistically inclined. As early as 10 years old she knew that drawing was a way for her to destress and decompress, a useful skill when her parents told her at that age that they were moving from New York City to Detroit."It was hard trying to adjust, so that was my way of being able to express how I was feeling," Edmond said. "But it just gave me joy and I liked doing it."

Pop Art at the DIA

By | 2019-03-20T14:29:47-04:00 March 20th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Colors, clear-cut lines and often, deceptive simplicity; those are just a few common characteristics of the pop art movement and exactly what will grace the Detroit Institute of Arts' walls now through late August of this year in the exhibition "From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art, 1960-1975."

Detroit Public Theatre Hosts ‘Girlfriend’ March 21 – April 14

By | 2019-03-13T13:51:08-04:00 March 13th, 2019|Entertainment, Features, Theater|

Released in 1991, the album "Girlfriend" is the third studio album released by Matthew Sweet to critical acclaim. Years after that release, playwrights Todd Almond and Sweet reimagined the record into a full-length musical love story with an LGBTQ twist, a local production of which is slated to play at The Detroit Public Theatre from March 21 through April 14.

OU Film Festival Focused on ‘Challenging Femmephobia’

By | 2019-03-06T15:01:07-04:00 March 6th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Marking its 35th year, Oakland University’s Women and Gender Studies Film Festival will present Challenging Femmephobia: Breaking the Gender Binary in Queer Communities. This year’s festival features screenings of the films “Making Masculine” and “The Same Difference.” The screenings, and a panel discussion, will take place from 12 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, in room 1050 of the Human Health Building on OU’s Rochester campus.

Michigan LGBTQ Comedy Fest Back for 23rd Year

By | 2019-02-20T15:06:24-04:00 February 20th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

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.