LGBTQ Ally Vies for Seat on Michigan Supreme Court

By | 2018-08-09T12:43:07+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Considered by some to be the most important race for the people, the campaign for justice of the Michigan Supreme Court can often be overlooked when the public is particularly focused on the gubernatorial and congressional races. This year, two of the court's seven seats are up for consideration and following the November election, 25-year strong civil rights attorney Sam Bagenstos is hoping to fill one of them.

Flashing Back to the Past – the ’90s

By | 2018-08-08T14:38:13+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Michigan, News|

1996 Successful Merger April Wellness Networks, Inc. in Ferndale and AIDS Care Connection in Detroit merged on April 1 to become AIDS Partnership Michigan (now UNIFIED - HIV Healthy & Beyond), the largest AIDS service [...]

Remembering Beth Brant

By | 2018-08-08T14:29:30+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Michigan, News|

When writer Beth Brant died on Aug. 6, 2015, she left behind a loving family and a vibrant literary legacy documenting her life as a Native American lesbian. A mother, grandmother and longtime Melvindale resident, Brant is remembered as a pathbreaking lesbian author, poet, essayist, editor, lecturer and literary activist.

The Tools of Nonprofit Engagement

By | 2018-08-08T14:25:23+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Since the 1970s, modern nonprofit organizations have become a regularity in the national landscape. In fact, in 2016 they numbered at over 1.5 million, according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics. In Michigan alone, over 40,000 such organizations were reported to exist in that same year by the Independent Sector nonprofit organization. And with such a vast variety of organizations working for all kinds of causes it can be difficult for leaders with differing levels of departmental experience to work together cohesively.

Ann Arbor Pride 2018 Photo Gallery

By | 2018-08-07T17:30:07+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Ann Arbor Pride (formerly OUTFest), an annual pride celebration hosted by Jim Toy Community Center, returned to Ann Arbor's Kerrytown District Aug. 3-5 with an array of activities for the LGBTQ and allied communities of [...]

‘No Right to Consent’: Michigan’s Plan to Control, End HIV Raises Privacy Concerns

By | 2018-08-02T13:29:08+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Michigan health officials have been quietly rolling out a comprehensive new strategy to control and end the HIV crisis for months. But attorneys, AIDS Service Organization officials and more worry the plans could overstep the privacy rights of people living with or at risk for HIV and drive them away from testing and treatment. That could ultimately result in an increase in cases, rather than a desired decrease.

Ann Arbor Pride Marks 24th Anniversary This year

By | 2018-07-25T13:57:07+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Michigan, News|

For almost a quarter of a century Ann Arbor's Jim Toy Community Center has been hosting an iteration of Ann Arbor Pride, formerly known as OutFest. This year is no different and starting on Friday, Aug. 3 through Aug. 5 attendees are encouraged to attend and celebrate the LGBTQ community.

Planned Parenthood Power of Pink Conference Comes to Detroit

By | 2018-07-25T13:53:32+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Across the U.S. there are over 600 Planned Parenthood health centers that provide a variety of services focusing on reproductive health care, but worldwide there are more than 10 million activists, supporters and donors to the organization. But beyond just the medical clinics, perhaps one of Planned Parenthood's most notable arms is its Action Fund. This fund is nonprofit, non-partison group that works to advance access to sexual health care and reproductive rights. And this year many action fund supporters will convene in Detroit for the Power of Pink conference from Friday, July 27, through Sunday, July 29.

I.D.entity Accepted

By | 2018-07-12T13:04:43+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Michigan, News|

On May 2 Kalamazoo County rolled out its new ID program after more than year of hard work and packed community meetings. Designed for people who are able to prove their identity but lack the documents to obtain a driver’s license or state ID, the Kalamazoo County ID’s stated purpose is, “To recognize all Kalamazoo County residents and enable them to connect with public safety, civic and community services.”

Meet Manny Killa: Q&A with HTJ 2018 Visiting Entertainer

By | 2018-07-11T15:45:09+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Detroit, Michigan, News|

He’s the newest sensation from porn site BlackBoyAddictionz.com. At 24 years old, 6' 4" tall and equipped a trim, muscular physique he is known simply as Manny Killa. He is also one of the entertainers set to visit during LGBT Detroit's Hotter Than July festivities. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Manny admits to losing his virginity when he was only 14 years old.

Study Documents Millennials’ Views on LGBT Issues

By | 2018-07-11T15:45:11+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Millennials are America’s largest, most diverse generation and an important potential voting bloc. So, now more than ever, it's important to understand their thoughts on issues that impact all Americans. A new survey created by GenForward called "Millennials Views on LGBT Issues: Race, Identity and Experience" asks questions on these topics and more.

Ann Arbor Pride New Headliner Announcement: Brian Justin Crum

By | 2018-08-02T20:49:22+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Michigan, Neighborhoods|

ANN ARBOR - Although previously scheduled to headline Ann Arbor Pride, Ada Vox will not be able to perform at the event on Saturday, Aug. 4 due to a contractual obligation with talent TV show "American Idol." Pride organizers said that all meet & greet tickets that were purchased may be allowed refund, up to seven days before the event, which is ongoing from Aug. 3 through 5. In Vox's stead, Brian Justin Crum shall headline.

Protestors Brave Bad Weather to Rally for Immigrant Solidarity

By | 2018-06-27T16:25:20+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Friday, June 22, was a bit miserable because of a persistent, freezing cold rain, but that wasn’t enough to keep dogged protesters away from an Immigrant Solidarity Rally. The event took place on the Bagley Pedestrian Bridge. Brianna Dee Kingsley, organizer of the event and activist working with Metro Detroit Political Action Network, explained why she felt moved to make this gesture.

LGBT Detroit’s Hotter Than July 2018 Schedule

By | 2018-06-27T16:17:20+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Starting on July 24, LGBT Detroit will be celebrating Hotter Than July, an annual event that helps provide people in the LGBTQ community with both entertaining and educational experiences in an inclusive space. This year will be the 23rd ever Hotter Than July event, lasting through July 29. Look below for a full schedule of this year's events: