Transmissions: We Are One for the Ages

By | 2019-01-09T13:25:29+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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.

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.