‘America You Kill Me’: Jeffrey Montgomery Documentary On Track for 2019 Release

By | 2018-06-12T11:05:41+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Guides, Pride Guide|

Known by many for being the face of the Midwestern LGBTQ movement for years, Jeffrey Montgomery was a highly-lauded individual. He won the the Spirit of Detroit award several times, The Advocate named him "Best and Brightest" LGBT activist in 1999 and he even received a Michiganian of the Year award from the Detroit News — among many others. Now, posthumously, it's as if the deceased Triangle Foundation founder is set to receive another. A documentary project called "America You Kill Me" that has been in process since 2013 is finally closing in on its finishing stages and its director Daniel Land is hopeful that there will be a release in early 2019 that lines up with the Creating Change LGBTQ conference.

5 Things to Know about Motor City Pride Headliner Tiffany

By | 2018-06-06T16:12:28+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Guides, Pride Guide|

For anyone who was a teen during the late '80s, the name Tiffany is probably instantly recognizable. Seemingly out of the blue, the pop star sprung onto the airwaves with pop hits like "I Think We're Alone Now" and "Could've Been" that — let's face it — still slap today. The former teen icon is still busy as ever in the studio, having just released a 2017 single "Can't Stop Falling" and her 2016 album "A Million Miles." She'll likely be playing her new single and songs from that album as well her multiple chart-topping '80s hits when she headlines this year's Motor City Pride at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9. But, before rushing out to Hart Plaza to hear her perform, check out these highlights from her 30-year career.

WSU Hosts LGBTQ History Panel in Honor of the School’s 150 Years

By | 2018-06-11T09:15:48+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Detroit, Michigan, News, Pride Guide|

A lot can happen over 150 years, and in honor of a timeline that spans over half of modern U.S. history, Wayne State University is presenting several panels throughout the year in honor of its sesquicentennial. And, coming up on Tuesday, June 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the David Adamany Undergraduate Library is the "Our History at Wayne: LGBTQ Life at Wayne State University panel." WSU Archivist Alison Stankrauff has been the main organizer of these events, and she said she's excited to provide a platform for several LGBTQ activists and historians to speak to WSU's successes and failures in the fight for LGBTQ equality.

The Pope of Pride

By | 2018-05-30T12:22:59+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Guides, Pride Guide|

Longtime Ferndale Pride ‘Mascot’ Gordon Matson on Living Long, Proud and Out Loud Whenever someone references “standing on the shoulders” of those who came before them in the fight for equality, they are talking about people like Gordon Matson. Today, it's simply part of local tradition to witness him, ever-changing rainbow costume and all, out and proud as Ferndale's pride mascot. However, before he could become the rainbow headdress-wearing, acceptance-spreading, veritable pope of pride, like most in his position, the Ferndale native spent a large portion of his formative years in the closet.

Pride Events: Featured events

By | 2018-05-29T16:15:45+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Guides, Pride Guide|

  MAY 31-JUNE 11 "Company" 8 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays & Mondays; 5 p.m. on June 3 & 10 The Ringwald Theatre 22742 Woodward Ave., Ferndale Tickets: $25 on Fridays & Saturdays; $20 on Sundays; [...]

Ypsi Pride Block Party Doubles Local Entertainment 2nd Year in a Row

By | 2018-05-29T16:04:32+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Guides, Pride Guide|

Ypsi Pride is set to host their second annual block party in Downtown Ypsilanti on Friday, June 1. Ypsi Pride, a program of First Fridays Ypsilanti, brings two stages of lively, family-friendly local entertainment, a children’s area, outdoor beer gardens, food trucks, vendors and organizations to the North and Sout Washington Street blocks in Ypsilanti.

‘Casa Valentina’ Comes to JET

By | 2018-05-29T16:00:48+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Guides, Pride Guide|

West Bloomfield's Jewish Ensemble Theatre will be putting on a production of Harvey Fierstein's Tony Award-Winning 'Casa Valentina'. The play opens on May 24 and runs through June 17. It follows the lives of women named Miranda, Bessie, Valentina, Charlotte, Gloria, Terry and Amy who meet regularly at their favorite vacation spot in the Catskills.

Affirmations Hosts Ferndale Pride Week

By | 2018-05-29T15:59:25+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Guides, Pride Guide|

For many LGBTQ southeast Michiganders, Ferndale pride is a must-see when celebrating throughout the month of June. This year, the Affirmations LGBTQ community center is hosting its own miniature Ferndale pride in-house to provide Affirmations [...]

Leather and Lesbians

By | 2017-06-08T09:00:00+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Guides, Pride Guide|

photo: The LGBTQ women's motorcycle club, Dykes on Bikes Detroit, began in 2008 with Heather O'Brian as president, Marianne Waugh as vice president, Tracy Brown as treasurer and Ronda Wright as secretary. Since then, the [...]

Moving Forward, Letting Go

By | 2017-06-08T09:00:00+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Guides, Pride Guide|

The seventh annual LGBT Older Adult Summit will be held from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on June 24 at MSU Detroit Campus located at 3408 Woodward Ave. in Detroit. The event, organized by SAGE [...]

Summer Pride Calendar

By | 2017-06-08T09:00:00+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Guides, Pride Guide|

Photo courtesy of David Graff AUGUST 12 Transgender Pride in the Park 12-6 p.m. Donald Red Geary Park, Earle Boulevard at Pinecrest, Ferndale http://www.transgendermichigan.org Celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Compton's Cafeteria Riot AUGUST [...]

Summer Pride Calendar

By | 2017-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Guides, Pride Guide|

Now thru JULY 28 "Summer of Pride" Exhibit Pittman-Puckett Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale http://www.goaffirmations.org Honors the struggles of the LGBTQ+ community through activism during Ferndale [...]

Transgender Pride in the Park

By | 2017-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Guides, Pride Guide|

In August 1966, a group of transgender women fought back against a police raid at Compton's Cafeteria in San Francisco. The riot that ensued marks what many believe was the beginning of the transgender equality [...]