D'Anne Witkowski

D'Anne Witkowski is a writer living in Michigan with her wife and son. She has been writing about LGBTQ+ politics for nearly two decades. Follow her on Twitter @MamaDWitkowski.

Apparently LGBTQ+ People Leave God and Putin No Choice But to Invade Ukraine

It was only a matter of time before LGBTQ+ people were blamed for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. There really and truly isn’t anything terrible that the anti-LGBTQ+ Christian right won’t pin on us pesky sexual deviants: 9-11, [...]

Texas Gov. High Off His Own Supply of ‘Politically Motivated Misinformation’

Texas and Florida continue competing in their race to be named The Worst State in the U.S. It’s an absolutely exhausting display of anti-LGBTQ+ bigotry, especially exhausting for LGBTQ+ people and their families. People are under enough stress, [...]

Florida Rep Wants to 'Protect' LGBTQ+ Kids by Outing Them to Parents, Family

As I write this, my 12-year-old son is in Florida spending time with his grandparents over a school break. It’s good for him to see his grandparents and soak up a little warmth and sun, which is in short supply in Michigan in February. Is it [...]

LGBTQ+ Content Bans Offer Shelter for Fragile Conservatives

Remember when Donald Trump won the 2016 election and his supporters called Hillary Clinton voters sore losers for their outrage and disgust? And then, when Trump lost the 2020 election his supporters threw a deadly temper tantrum, storming the U.S. [...]

Florida Governor as U.S. Nears One Million Covid Deaths: They/Them Pronouns Are the Real Killer

As I write this, COVID-19 has killed over 900,000 people in the United States.It’s a hell of a number. 900,000 deaths in just a couple of years, and that’s likely an undercount. The COVID-19 pandemic is the deadliest mass casualty event [...]

Let's All Read 'Maus' and Punch Nazis in the Figurative Face at the Literal Ballot Box

Great news, everyone! “Maus,” Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel about the Holocaust, is a bestseller 30 years after it was first published! In the book, Spiegelman, the son of a Holocaust survivor, depicts Jews as mice and Nazis as [...]

The Ghost Of My Dad Possessed Joe Biden (and Matt Gaetz Is A Stupid S.O.B.)

A wise man once said, “What a stupid son of a bitch.” And that wise man was President Joe Biden, talking about Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy.I have watched the video several times because this particular moment reminds me [...]

Sir Apocalypse to Help Heat Up Sex-Positive Detroit Winter Pride Event Spotlighting Kink Culture

Walter Houston loves listening to Motown music just like anyone who was born and raised in Detroit would. But when he’s ready to play, you’ll find him cranking up some Judas Priest, Kiss and Alice Cooper.“When I’m playing, I [...]

During National Blood Shortage, FDA Still Calls Gay Blood 'Icky'

Are straight people OK? And before you answer, just let me say: No. No, they are not.Case in point: I just read an article about how there is a national blood supply shortage and then minutes later came across an article about Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) [...]

Michigan Teacher Who Claims He Was Fired for Being Gay Files Complaint with EEOC

When Mohamed Abdou was on the airplane taking a one-way flight from Egypt to the United States, he had a vision of what his future here might look like: “In six years I would find a boyfriend and start a family and have a little kid,” he [...]

Anti-LGBTQ Preacher Wants to Press Hot Gay Buttons

It’s 2022! Happy New Year, everybody! As we face 2022 there are some hot button questions that I know you’re dying to get answers to:Will COVID-19 ever end?Will U.S. Democracy be trashed like a used surgical mask before the year is [...]

Celebrating the Rich History of Drag Elders in Ann Arbor

It took Donna Personna a long time to get up the nerve to put on a dress.“It took me 59 years to have the bravery to be who I really feel that I am: a female, a woman, a girl,” she tells Pride Source by phone from her home in San [...]