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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.

People! Are! Still! Dying! From! This! Virus! Seriously, Get Vaccinated.

What an incredibly stupid time to be alive. Every day Republicans and their network, Fox, are telling people NOT to get vaccinated. That COVID-19 is either a hoax or just not a big deal. That being required to wear a mask is akin to living in Nazi [...]

This Bisexual Detroit Rapper Is Shook After Hearing Her Voice In a New Beyoncé Ad (and TBH, So Are We)

Most people will never hear their own voice when watching an ad for Beyoncé's own clothing line. But most people are not Milfie, a self-described "bad bitch" whose music is featured in the newly released trailer for the latest drop from Bey's [...]

Top or Bottom? Either Way, Happy Belated Birthday to Smokey the Muscle Bear Daddy!

The world is on fire right now. Forest fires in California and 14 other states, not to mention those in Greece, British Columbia, and Ontario. Thanks, global warming. But an image revealed via social media on Monday shows that it's not just the [...]

Greetings From the Bunker: Scott Lively Preps for Another Insurrection

I just returned from a cross-country trek with my wife and son and I am happy to report that in much of the country, COVID-19 is over and only freaky liberals wear masks. Fun! Seriously, it was often just the three of us wearing masks in many of the [...]

You Know How Jack Hibbs Knows Homosexuality Doesn't Exist? Elk Sex.

This may come as a surprise to many of you, but there is a lot of porn on the internet. More porn than right-wing evangelical sites trying to sell you buckets of survivalist food or weird supplements, even.  Yet, it sure seems like some folks [...]

Lindsey Graham Stans For Chick-fil-A Because Values

Y'all, people are being very mean to Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) on the internet. Again. I mean, what does this guy have to do to get some respect around here? On July 14, Graham publicly took a brave and bold stance rooted in widely [...]

Meet the Creative Team Behind This Year's Hotter Than July

The past 18 or so months have seen major disruption in our daily lives including the cancelation or virtualization of community events celebrating Pride. Detroit's Hotter Than July (HTJ), the country's longest running Black LGBTQ+ Pride celebration, [...]

Kalamazoo Native Lendale Johnson, America's First Gay Black Tennis Pro, on How 'Visibility Is Invaluable'

"Wimbledon puts me in a great mood." This is the first thing Lendale Johnson tells Pride Source after "hello" during a phone interview. He is watching the championship and rooting for Novak Djokovic.  "People just love to hate him because he's [...]

At Long Last, Live Shows Return to Michigan: 11 Must-See LGBTQ+ Artists Coming To Town

For those of us who love live music — and for those employed by the concert industry — the wait for in-person shows has been very, very long. Here are some much-anticipated live shows featuring LGBTQ+ artists coming to Michigan over the next few [...]

Pop That Cork! The Ringwald Theatre's First Season at Affirmations Just Might Be Their Queerest Yet

The Ringwald Theatre has announced its much-anticipated 2021-2022 season, the first in their new performance space at Affirmations LGBTQ+ community center. While the physical location of the theater has changed, The Ringwald still has the "same [...]

Pride Month Is Over. Now Get on Your Knees. But Only If You're Into That.

"Pride month is over," Christian evangelist Franklin Graham declared on Facebook. You hear that, everybody? Those rainbow flags should all be taken down and boxed up in the basement next to that giant, light-up, inflatable Santa and those ice skates [...]

SAGE's LGBTQ+ Older Adult Summit Is a Virtual Success

SAGE Metro Detroit held a virtual version of their annual LGBTQ+ Older Adult Summit June 26. Last year's summit was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is "one of the longest-running annual events focused on LGBTQ aging in the country," [...]