Campaign to End Partisan Gerrymandering Hits Major Milestone

By | 2018-06-27T16:18:30+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

LANSING – Voters Not Politicians celebrated the work of its all-volunteer grassroots army of petition circulators last week after the Board of State Canvassers placed on the Nov. 6 ballot the proposal to provide transparent, non-partisan process for redistricting. The process would include a commission of citizens drawing legislative and congressional lines.

Creep of the Week: Sarah Huckabee Sanders

By | 2018-06-27T15:59:27+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

There’s been a lot of talk about “civility” lately which was triggered by the owner of a restaurant asking a woman who is known worldwide for lying on the behalf of a white supremacist administration headed by a man who is trying to, and succeeding in, turning America into a dictatorship.

GenderSpark

By | 2018-06-06T15:43:09+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

When Nick Daughtry first visited Metropolitan Community Church – Detroit four months ago, it was absolutely the right fit. “It was one of things where going in I instantly knew that it was where I belonged,” he said. “It’s a very calming feeling when you find a spiritual place and you know you belong there.”

HRC Releases Findings of 2018 National Survey of LGBTQ Teens

By | 2018-05-22T14:06:59+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Human Rights Campaign released the results of their 2018 National Survey of LGBTQ Teens at a special press conference that took place at the Ruth Ellis Center in Highland Park on May 16. HRC President Chad Griffin attended the conference along with Ellen Kahn, director of HRC’s Children, Youth and Families Program.

List of 2018 Michigan Prides

By | 2018-04-25T15:24:20+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Ypsilanti Pride: Friday, June 1 — twitter.com/wpsipride Ferndale Pride: Saturday, June 2 — ferndalepride.com Motor City Pride — Detroit: Saturday, June 9 to Sunday, June 10 — motorcitypride.org Kalamazoo Pride: Friday, June 8 to Saturday, [...]

Creep of the Week: Laura Ingraham

By | 2018-04-04T13:55:01+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions, Uncategorized|

That’s something she has a knack for, apparently. Doing or saying totally reprehensible things that no decent human would do and then offering a weak apology. Case in point her recent Twitter tantrum in which she made fun of Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg because he didn’t get accepted by colleges he applied to.

ICON Detroit Reaches 25-Year Milestone

By | 2018-02-28T16:47:21+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

ICON Detroit is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. Unlike the average leather club, this nonprofit was established in February 1993 by the “Original Six” – friends with a keen interest in leathermen and S&M.

Penny Stamps Speaker Series Presents Transgender Activist Chelsea Manning and Heather Dewey-Hagborg

By | 2018-02-28T16:47:26+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The University of Michigan's Stamps School of Art & Design prides itself on its "diversity, equity and inclusion." The school, which requires an "international experience" for each of its students to make them more worldly, describes itself as an institution that prepares students to "think in new ways, to educate them to become concerned world citizens, and to equip them with the skills for life-long accomplishment."

A Hard-Fought Love

By | 2017-11-23T09:00:00+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

BY EVE KUCHARSKI caption: Heather Casto-Thatcher (left) and Heather Thatcher (right) with their children on their Aug. 4 wedding day. Photo courtesy of Derek Cookson All day she had been debating on when to do [...]

Reckless reporting hurts

By | 2018-01-16T16:34:12+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

In the media world, there's investigative journalism - and then there's reckless reporting. At a time when organizations are hurting more than ever for donations, some "reckless reporters" are using out-of-context statistics to up their [...]

Freedom and the pursuit of happiness

By | 2017-10-31T14:59:22+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

America celebrates her freedoms on the Fourth of July. We raise the flag, remember our history and the sacrifices that others have been made for our rights and liberty. But for LGBT people the holiday [...]

Q Scopes: Practice economy, Gemini

By | 2017-10-31T14:58:27+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

by Jack Fertig July 2, 2007 Mercury is in Cancer turning direct, offering an opportunity to apologize for emotional outbursts and correct all the problems that erupted while he was retrograde. If you don't know [...]