Queer Kinship and Family Change in Taiwan

By |2020-02-19T15:54:10-05:00February 19th, 2020|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

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.

Brooks Brewing Euchre Night

By |2020-01-07T16:30:25-05:00January 7th, 2020|Ferndale, Neighborhoods|

A regular set of Euchre tournaments for players of all levels, Brooks Brewing South is joining together Metro Detroit's Euchre community with its regular Euchre Night. The next event is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 12, [...]

Royal Oak Toy Show Jan. 18

By |2020-01-07T16:28:20-05:00January 7th, 2020|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

Visit the Royal Oak Farmer's Market for a peek at vintage toys from collectors around Metro Detroit and beyond. Attendees can bring toys to sell, buy toys or simply take time to excite their nostalgia. [...]

Royal Oak Farmer’s Market

By |2019-12-18T15:42:11-05:00December 18th, 2019|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

The Royal Oak Farmer's market is a weekly event that allows visitors to enjoy fresh produce, specialty food items, an antiques market and much more every Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located [...]

Transgender Michigan Holiday Party at Affirmations

By |2019-12-11T14:38:14-05:00December 11th, 2019|Detroit, Neighborhoods|

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.

8th Annual Festival of Trees

By |2019-11-27T15:49:41-05:00November 27th, 2019|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

Recurring through Jan. 1 of 2020, The Festival of Trees opens the historical Turner-Dodge House to the public to celebrate the holidays in style. "Holiday trees by various businesses, organizations and individuals adorn all 3 [...]

Detroit Zoo Boo

By |2019-10-23T16:38:30-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

Families interested in a "merry-not-scary" Halloween event that will engage attendees of all ages are invited to the Detroit Zoo on the weekend of Oct. 25 to enjoy rides, attractions and, of course, animals. "Family-friendly [...]

Halloween Family Fun Day

By |2019-10-23T16:36:18-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Ferndale, Neighborhoods|

On Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 5 p.m. families interested in a "SPOOK-tacular!" family friendly Halloween event are invited to Detroit's Beacon Park. "Little monsters" in costume are especially welcome to enjoy the featured [...]

Artist Peter Sparling Partners With Equality Michigan for Upcoming Exhibit

By |2019-10-09T17:14:49-04:00October 9th, 2019|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

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.

October LezRead: ‘Mostly Dead Things’

By |2019-10-09T17:13:36-04:00October 9th, 2019|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

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."

Gov. Whitmer Makes Appointments to Michigan Women’s Commission, Announces New Executive Director

By |2019-10-02T15:24:20-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

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.

LGBTQ Substance Abuse Peer Support Group at Lansing’s Salus Center

By |2019-10-02T15:23:08-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

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.