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.

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 [...]

Golden Con in Chicago Will Thank You For Being a Fan, and Honor Betty White's Life and Legacy in the Process

Zack Hudson is not a "Golden Girls" fan. Nope. When it comes to the sitcom featuring four women of a certain age living together in Miami that aired from 1985 to 1992 (but we don't have to tell you that), Zack Hudson is a superfan.“I’d [...]

Former Lt. Gov. of NY, Betsy McCaughey, Shares Regressive Views on 'Transgender Militants,' Explains All the 'Cool' Kids in School Are LGBTQ+

I discovered a really cool book over the weekend called "Bodies Are Cool" by Tyler Feder. My sister bought a copy for her daughter, who is almost 2. It is one of her favorite books, second only to "Wheels on the Bus," with which she has a fanatical [...]

These Ann Arbor Artists and Longtime Partners Are Sharing an Exhibit For the First Time

Art brought John Gutoskey and Peter Sparling together 31 years ago. Sparling was teaching dance at the University of Michigan. Gutoskey ran the costume shop in the university's theater department. "Anybody who wanted to borrow costumes had to go [...]

There Are More Guns Than People in the U.S. — Republicans Call This a 'Good Start'

These are dark times.  The Supreme Court is going to either overturn or completely gut Roe v Wade, making abortion illegal, or at least impossible to get, in states across the country. We're still in a pandemic which has killed well over [...]

Funeral Held in Michigan For Former Plymouth Local, 26-Year-Old Suraj Mahadeva, a Queer Man Shot and Killed in Chicago

["\nA funeral mass was held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Canton on Dec. 21 for Suraj Mahadeva, a 26-year-old former Plymouth resident who was shot and killed on Dec. 11.\nVarious news outlets report that Mahadeva was standing in front of a [...]

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch Says Vaccines Are Bad Just Like Making Cake For Gays Is Bad

A lot of people are dead in this country. In two years, more than 800,000 people have died as a result of COVID-19, and yet we still have folks declaring it their God given right to get Covid and spread it to as many people as they want to. If we [...]