Dance, art and, of course, lights across downtown Ypsilanti make up Ypsi GLow the city's all-ages glowing celebration. Held on Friday, Oct. 25, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., people in Ypsilanti can walk across the [...]
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.
Attendees are invited to stop by and learn more about women's intimate health issues and various treatments for health conditions on Thursday, Oct. 10 at Comprehensive Women's Health in Birmingham. Event those who are not [...]
Coupling Fine art with contemporary, folk and graffiti is a DIY Street Fair staple, but just a part of its many offerings. Returning on Sept. 20 through 22 for its 12th year, attendees can expect to see their share of home goods, ceramics, glass work and much more when they walk through more than 150 vendors from across the state in Ferndale.
On Friday, Sept. 20, Pride Night at Necto Nightclub welcomes DJ Grind to a space-themed circuit party, even if you don't intend on storming Area 51. Necto Pride brings gay circuit DJs from around the [...]
At times figural and at others completely abstract, the work of openly gay artist James C. Harrison is hard to classify. So much so that even regular patterns in his pieces take on different feels [...]
LANSING – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued a Request for Proposals for public and private nonprofit organizations to implement and evaluate programming to reduce the rates of tobacco use and tobacco-related illnesses among people living with HIV.
The love of food, music, drag and of course bingo will collide on Sunday, Aug. 4, during Ann Arbor Pride's Bingo Brunch at the Blue LLama Jazz Club. The event is a fundraiser for Ann [...]
DETROIT — Brooklyn/Detroit-based public art nonprofitSaveArtSpaceand Playground Detroitwill present “Signs of the Time,” a cross-media gallery and public art exhibition curated by Ellen Rutt.
Over the last several years coding has become a vital piece of knowledge for many in technology jobs and shows no signs of becoming less useful in the near future.
ROYAL OAK — For its 2019 season, Shakespeare Royal Oak will present William Shakespeare’s "Othello" Thursday through Sunday evenings July 25 through Aug. 4.
LANSING – Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) has issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to provide ruling or guidance on extreme partisan gerrymandering, and to allow one-sided maps to remain in [...]
Kalamazoo Pride, a two-day festival celebrating southwest Michigan’s LGBTQ community, was at Arcadia Creek Festival Place June 7 to 8. Between The Lines spent the second day at the park, and spoke with individuals while they staffed vendor tables, enjoyed the entertainment, perused the merchandise or simply chilled out in the shade on that very sunny day. Here are just four of those stories.
Moises Kaufman, revered for bringing audiences shows like “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” has another work that delves into the life of famed LGBTQ poet and playwright Oscar Wilde: “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde.” Now playing at Ferndale’s Slipstream Theatre Initiative, the show will run through June 30.
The Affirmations LGBTQ center will host royalty on Saturday, July 13, in a youth-focused "gender-bending" drag event. Lasting from noon to 6 p.m., in collaboration with Slay Inc. — a Detroit-based LGBTQ events company — attendees will be helped into drag as they learn more about the art form.
Established in 1994, Motor City Bears is a Detroit-based social and fundraising group for gay male bears and their admirers. The group hosts regular monthly meet and greet gatherings at Affirmations LGBTQ community center in [...]
This year Lansing is celebrating Pride hard and providing dual ways for those interested in being politically active or celebrating the hard-won gains the LGBTQ community has fought for in the last half-century or so or even both.
Thousands of LGBTQ people from Southeast Michigan and beyond congregated on Saturday, June 1, to kick off pride month together at Ferndale Pride 2019.
It’s the state’s biggest Pride festival and this year it’s bigger than ever. Motor City Pride takes place Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, in downtown Detroit’s riverfront Hart Plaza.
Broadening its support and creating a larger festival that reaches beyond Holland are two of the goals of the organizers of this year’s Holland Pride Festival on June 21 and 22.
The Grand Rapids Pride Center, a local nonprofit organization that empowers the West Michigan LGBTQ community through supportive services and awareness, will be hosting the 31st Annual Grand Rapids Pride Festival on Saturday, June 15, from noon to 10 p.m. at Calder Plaza, 300 Monroe Ave.
LGBTQ bear culture has long been about body positivity said Motor City Bear Rob Pearce — a member of the male-specific social club for bears and their admirers. That's why, when the opportunity arose to combine that concept with a charitable event, the group jumped at the chance and start the Motor City Bears Speedo Car Wash, this year held on Saturday, June 8, at the Level One bank on Woodward Ave. in Ferndale.
by David Kiley DETROIT — The producers of BoxFest Detroit have announced performance dates for BoxFest Detroit 2019, an annual theater festival that showcases and creates opportunities for female-identifying directors. BoxFest Detroit 2019 will run [...]
As LGBTQ people and their allies make their way to Ferndale Pride this Saturday, June 1, they can look forward to not only adult-specific events but family oriented ones as well. Perhaps most notably, this [...]
Metro Detroit’s official Pride season kicks off this week with Ferndale Pride presented by the Candle Wick Shoppe, which takes place Saturday, June 1, in downtown Ferndale. More than 25,000 LGBTQ folk and their friends [...]
Held monthly at the Ann Arbor Jim Toy Community Center, LeRead is a lesbian-centered book club that focuses on bringing together women-loving-women from across the area through a love of reading. The chosen literature features [...]
ANN ARBOR — The Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s 36th Season runs from June 14 through July 7 at Top of the Park, six nights each week starting at 5 p.m. The entire festival features an [...]
Stand With Trans is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping youth navigate their transition via providing non-judgmental, inclusive and safe spaces. It was started by Roz Keith soon after she learned that her son was [...]
LANSING, – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced last week several appointments to the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration, citing a need for meaningful reform in Michigan's current criminal justice system as the main reason.
MICHIGAN — To expand both coverage of the Great Lakes Beacon, and Progress Michigan’s presence on the west side of the state, Progress Michigan announced today two new hires: Cayley Winters, a West Michigan Communications Organizer; and Evan Kutz, a Multimedia Reporter for Great Lakes Beacon.