If Alexander Weyer had to put a postmark on when he decided to build a tiny home, he’d guess it started about three years ago just as most of his thoughts begin: under the stars. Weyer, an openly gay practicing astrologer and herbalist, was visiting a friend one night in Detroit, thinking about life’s grand design and how freeing it would be to downsize.
The group is called Phoemale and, for anyone wondering, is pronounced just like the word "female." The unique spelling represents the words “phoenix” and “female” combined and the group celebrates women rising from the ashes. More specifically, Phoemale is a non-profit organization that enables women to empower fellow women in Metro Detroit who are rebuilding their lives after overcoming domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking or homelessness.
It has been more than three years since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality, paving the way for the continued increase of LGBTQ married couples purchasing homes, according to the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals’ second annual LGBT Real Estate Report. NAGLREP, with more than 2,000 members, is one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ trade associations.
PRRI Research Reveals Need for Anti-Discrimination Language The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced in March it is revising its mission statement to remove anti-discrimination language. The proposed draft of the new HUD [...]
Thirty-four of Michigan’s most stunning architectural gems are on full display in the new book “Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy,” a passion project of author Brian D. Conway and photographer Jim Haefner that took more [...]
Event Attendees Reflect on Progress, Discuss the Long Road Ahead If every neighborhood is to become a place of opportunity, it's time for fairer housing - to include the LGBTQ community - and stronger enforcement [...]
BY BRAD BELL When I hear friends talk about the local real estate market, the word I hear over and over again is "hot". For buyers and sellers its means fewer homes are on the [...]
BY BTL STAFF The 2015 Supreme Court ruling legalizing marriage equality has paved the way for more LGBTQ home purchases, according to the 2017 National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) Homeownership [...]
When it comes to increasing a community's property values, gays add more than curbside appeal, says author Ross Benes in his new book, "The Sex Effect." Published by Sourcebooks last month, "The Sex Effect" undresses [...]
Members of the community look forward to the eclectic, diverse group of artists invited to Detroit each year for the Palmer Park Art Fair. The neighborhood event May 6-7 is produced by Detroit-based Integrity Shows [...]
BY EMELL DERRA ADOLPHUS When it comes to increasing a community's property values, gays add more than curbside appeal, says author Ross Benes in his new book, "The Sex Effect." Published by Sourcebooks last month, [...]
It was never Jeff Mitchell's intention to move to Hamtramck, but he found and fell in love with a "hidden gem" on Yemans Street. The Chicago-style home was built in 1999 from the ground up [...]
By Emell Derra Adolphus Congratulations! You're moving in with your partner and are about to enjoy two to five years (depending on if gays or girls) of uninterrupted living-together bliss. But before you even think [...]
By Lyndsay Wilson "I'm good with color" you tell your friends, and you truly believe that in another life, you could have been an excellent interior designer. Then how did it happen that your living [...]
By Ed English Before making that big move-in with a special someone, you should know: When you break up, your home isn't where the heart is anymore. Not as you knew it, anyway. There's, you [...]
Spring is just around the corner - thank you, Mother Nature! - and that means it's time to put on your cleaning pants. But before you muster up the motivation needed to tackle your annual [...]
Memorial Day heralds the start of grilling season. Perfect your fireside techniques and enhance outdoor dining by learning how to pair wine with grilled dishes. "The right wine makes every meal better, especially with meals [...]
Lansing native Craig Mitchell Smith began making glass artwork in 2006. Because of serendipitous timing and a few TV cameras that made for a surprising launch, what started as a hobby became a full-fledged career. [...]