Transgender Pride in the Park to Celebrate 20th Anniversary Aug. 10 in Ferndale

By | 2019-08-07T16:05:43-04:00 August 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Just like most long-running events, Transgender Pride in the Park got its start as a small gathering, a picnic to be exact, in Lansing. That was 20 years ago, and though the event still features food today, it's evolved into something more: a gathering spot for transgender people across the state, and even outside of it, to congregate safely.

10th Annual Cheers to HELP Friday, May 10

By | 2019-05-01T16:08:38-04:00 May 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Scheduled for Friday, May 10, Corktown Health Center will host the 10th annual Cheers to HELP benefit to aid in funding the LGBTQ-specific health center. Patrick Yankee is the Center's chief development officer and he said this year is bigger than ever before for a variety of reasons.

R&H Goes Pop

By | 2019-04-24T14:40:34-04:00 April 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Across 1 Blows away 5 Affleck's "Chasing Amy" crush 10 Potatoes high in sugar 14 Robin Williams title role 15 What a knight sticks in his enemy 16 Morales of "Resurrection Blvd." 17 Cartoonist Peter [...]

Southeast Michigan Community Mourns Loss of Dani Som, 20

By | 2019-04-10T16:12:54-04:00 April 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Though he had relocated to Portland, Oregon, last summer, when word traveled back to Detroit that 20-year-old Dani Som, aka Dani Sommerville, had taken his own life in February, his friends here were devastated. By all accounts, Som was bold, audacious and outgoing. He was confident in his identity as a trans man who was disabled, and he advocated for all the communities of which he was a part.

Cat and Mouse Game

By | 2019-03-28T02:43:21-04:00 March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Across 1 Fashion designer Oldham 5 Erotic artist Tom, et al. 10 Where Galileo dropped his balls 14 Silver attachment 15 Shining example 16 What muscle Marys pump 17 Title character portrayer in 41-Across 20 [...]

Transmissions: We Are One for the Ages

By | 2019-01-09T13:25:29-04:00 January 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

It amazes me how so many seem to view the notion of "transgender people" as if it was something that magically winked into existence just five years ago. It feels as if so many think the moment they first heard of transgender people is the moment transgender people came to existence, rather than it merely being the moment they stopped living in ignorance about the existence of transgender identity.

Dana Nessel Attorney General

By | 2019-01-02T07:37:37-04:00 January 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

  She made history as the first openly gay attorney general in Michigan's history in 2018, running on a progressive platform of inclusion and a promise to pay special attention to prosecuting those who commit [...]

Beth Bashert Mayor of Ypsilanti

By | 2019-01-02T07:29:24-04:00 January 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Ypsilanti Mayor Beth Bashert won out with 63 percent of the vote in her city last November. She ran on a platform that advocated for changing the city's budget, bringing back services and increasing development. [...]

State Sen. Jeremy Moss 11th District

By | 2019-01-02T07:24:58-04:00 January 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

  Jeremy Moss made history in November when he was elected the first openly gay person to the Michigan State Senate.. Moss’s district includes the communities of Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, [...]

State Rep. Jon Hoadley 60th District

By | 2019-01-02T07:23:11-04:00 January 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

  Democratic State Rep. Jon Hoadley represents Michigan’s 60th District. Due to term limits, 2019 will mark the start of his third and final two-year term representing the city of Kalamazoo and part of Kalamazoo [...]

Lame-Duck Power Struggle

By | 2018-12-12T23:01:41-04:00 December 12th, 2018|Michigan, News, Uncategorized|

Called the lame-duck session, it's the period in politics post an election but before newly elected officials can take office, and in the Michigan Legislature it's scheduled to last through Dec. 20. Currently, the Republican [...]

George H.W. Bush ‘Unsupportive’ on Gay Rights, HIV/AIDS

By | 2018-12-05T15:51:44-04:00 December 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Following the death of former President George H.W. Bush at age 94, the nation remembers him for his civil tone in contrast to President Trump and for helping bring the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union to a peaceful conclusion — but his legacy on LGBT rights and failure to confront the raging HIV/AIDS epidemic at the time remain a stain on his overall record.

Creep of the Week: Peter LaBarbera

By | 2018-11-28T16:53:59-04:00 November 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

If LaBarbera thinks it’s tough to be a right-wing bigot online he should try being, say, any woman with an opinion on Twitter. Women online get rape and death threats for posting things like, “I really loved the all-female Ghostbusters reboot!” And even when the accounts of those threats are reported, they often don’t get put into Facebook or Twitter “jail.”

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2018-09-12T10:39:08-04:00 September 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

By Romeo San Vicente Thought they were goners? Nope, the Cats have a release date. When Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats, based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, was the hottest ticket [...]

Ark Hosts Community Sing Featuring Matt Watroba

By | 2018-08-08T14:46:30-04:00 August 8th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods, Uncategorized|

Ann Arbor's venue The Ark has hosted everyone in Americana from Mary Chapin Carpenter to The Avett Brothers and even The Carolina Chocolate Drops — and that's barely scratching the surface. Now, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 16, is a chance for the community members who enjoy The Ark's sound to contribute their own voices for the 3rd Annual Ark Community Sing.