Gabriela Santiago-Romero on Detroit City Council Win: ‘I’m Still Processing My Emotions and Feeling Overwhelmed With Joy and Pride’
Gabriela Santiago-Romero, a first-generation Mexican American from southwest Detroit, became the first Latinx out LGBTQ+ woman elected to the Detroit City Council Tuesday. The win comes after Santiago-Romero spoke to Pride Source about her run. [...]
When work began on "A Century of Progress — 100 Years of LGBTQ History in Saugatuck-Douglas," now on exhibit at the Saugatuck-Douglas History Center's (SDHC) Old School House Gallery, curator and executive director Eric Gollannek [...]
The Ann Arbor District Library has several events planned in celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month. From virtual kids’ events to teen book talks to a Drag Variety Hour, the month is packed with plenty of [...]
Proceeds to Support Participation in the 2020 GALA Festival LANSING ―The LanSINGout Chorus invites the public to their spring fundraiser, "Spring Sing Thing." The event will feature the 45 voices of the chorus, including a [...]
ANN ARBOR - In a statement released by Ann Arbor's Theatre Nova, David Wells' "Arabic to English" will be postponed from its initial March 20 opening to Aug. 7. "In light of the rapidly developing [...]
Join the Jim Toy Community Center staff alongside local Ann Arbor drag queens to raise money for Alzheimer's research at Conor O'Neill's Traditional Irish Pub and Restaurant from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, March [...]
LGBTQ community center Affirmations will host its latest public event called Interrupting Social Media Stereotypes, or ISMS, on March 19 from noon to 1 p.m.. A roundtable networking discussion, this group meets every third Thursday [...]
LezRead is a monthly book club hosted by the Jim Toy Community Center in Ann Arbor that is dedicated to connecting queer women over conversation and LGBTQ-focused books. The next scheduled meeting is Sunday, Feb. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. where this time attendees will discuss not one but two books.
Artist, activist and author Nia King is a journalist and media-maker based in Philadelphia. She's inviting the public to a talk at the Ann Arbor District Downtown Library on Saturday, March 14, from 2 to 3 p.m. about her three-volume book series "Queer & Trans Artists of Color."
In a discussion called Queer Kinship and Family Change in Taiwan, Amy Brainer — the assistant professor of women's and gender studies and sociology at UM Dearborn — assesses clues about how larger social, cultural and political shifts have altered the experiences of LGBTQ people in various age groups. This event will be on Friday, Feb. 21, and hosted by the University of Michigan's Institute for Research on Women and Gender.
By Kym Reinstadler ANN ARBOR – There’s child abuse at the core of Oregon playwright E.M. Lewis’s "Apple Season" that’s buried so deep it’s never spoken. It’s through the intimately drawn character portraits of a [...]
A mutual love of campus, coffee and community merged in 1965 when four Ann Arbor churches created The Ark. Originally a meeting house and creative outlet for artistic students, it wasn't long before music acts [...]
The story of Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie, "Forever Plaid" follows an amateur pop quartet looking to make it big, but on the way to their first major show they're killed in a terrible road [...]
LANSING – Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) issued the following statement after the Michigan Senate passed a bill last week that would provide employment opportunities for people with prior criminal convictions to work in the gambling [...]
The Broadway hit and "East Lansing's most popular musical" "Wicked" will return to Wharton Center's Cobb Great hall on Wednesday, April 1, lasting through Sunday, April 19, 2020. A look at what happens in [...]
Because Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room keeps ‘adding “eves’ to keep the party on a Saturday night,” it’s hosting a Christmas Eve Eve Eve Eve Celebration at its Royal Oak location on Saturday, Dec. [...]
The Detroit Together Men's Chorus was founded in 1982 and since then has been performing music around the Metro Detroit area. One of the first gay choruses in the nation, its mission has been the [...]
For many in the LGBTQ community the holidays are a time to spend with chosen family rather than biological relatives. For this reason, the holidays can be a difficult period for many, but Transgender Michigan and Affirmations are teaming up on Dec. 21 to host an LGBTQ-inclusive holiday party for anyone in the LGBTQ community.
ANN ARBOR — After the success of Theatre NOVA’s inaugural Michigan Playwrights Festival four years ago, the theatre is continuing its semi-annual tradition and announcing a call for submissions for this season’s festival of new [...]
LANSING – Lt. Gov. Gilchrist, in his role as acting governor, signed House Bill 4044, which passed with strong bipartisan support. With the bill signing, Lt. Governor Gilchrist becomes the first black lieutenant governor to [...]
An event sponsored by Between The Lines and The Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce, On The Menu: Business and the Brain is designed to "uplift" the LGBTQ and allied communities through regular meetings. "Topics [...]
Combining lesbians and avid readers into a single club, The Jim Toy Community Center's LezRead book club is specially designed for queer women. Meeting once monthly, group members meet to discuss reading material. This month's [...]
Ann Arbor – Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor’s professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the world premiere of “DJ Whittigton’s Kool Kat: A Hip-Hop Panto” by Carla Milarch and R. [...]
Peter Sparling is a known Michigan dancer, choreographer and visual artist who is partnering with not only a venue to put on his next exhibit but nonprofit Equality Michigan. Debuting on Friday, Nov. 1, with an opening reception and lasting throughout the month, attendees will be able to view Sparling's paintings and videos at Ypsilanti’s Gallery 22 North. Half of all proceeds from the month-long show will go to Equality Michigan.
Hosted by the Jim Toy Community Center, LezRead is a book club for queer women that meets on the fourth Sunday of each month. In the group's next meeting on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. The group will be reading "Mostly Dead Things" by Kristen Arnett. The book tells the story of Jessa-Lynn Morton who one day discovers that her father has committed suicide in the family taxidermy business. Despite her grief, Morton does her best to keep the business afloat while "the rest of the family crumbles."
LANSING – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to the Michigan Women’s Commission and the selection of Cheryl Bergman to serve as the Commission’s Executive Director. Ms. Bergman serves as an advisory board member and chair of the external relations subcommittee for the Potter Park Zoo in Ingham County. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Michigan State University.
On Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Salus Center's Substance Abuse Peer Support Group will meet for the second time this month to talk about substance abuse. The group meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month and invites everyone who feels that they may need help tackling their or a friend or family member's substance abuse problems.