Jackie Jones

Jackie Jones, a Detroit native, is the News and Features Editor at Pride Source Media Group and focuses on all things media and writing. Her work has appeared throughout Michigan in DBusiness and BLAC Magazine.

5 Queer Things You Can Do Right Now-ish: See a 'Drag Race' Contestant Live, Explore Black Art at DIA

April showers may block some much-needed vitamin D, but thanks to a springtime influx of social events, your internal sunshine is sure to shine through. So, live it up, whether you decide on a star-studded drag show at Hamburger Mary’s or an [...]

#DoSayGay With These 6 Non-Disney Animated Films

Disney’s donations to anti-LGBTQ+ candidates supporting the “Don’t Say Gay” bill in Florida and their botched response to the bill have sparked protest and outrage among their supporters and workers. Also concerning? The [...]

A Personal Reflection on Transgender Day of Visibility: Before My Sister Passed Away, She Came Out As Trans

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or a crisis, please reach out immediately to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.March 31 is Transgender Day of Visibility. A day dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of [...]

5 Queer Things You Can Do Right Now-ish: Attend a Backwards Opera and Have Dinner with LGBTQ+ Ally Amy Grant

During this post-COVID era, take some time out of your busy schedule to experience life again and let down your hair. Take in an in-person opera, network at a mixer or expand your small business — there’s so much to choose from.1. [...]

The Ringwald Announces Its Second Season at Affirmations and, Naturally, It Features The Golden Girls

Theater lovers, get out your calendars. Live entertainment is back in full swing at Ferndale’s The Ringwald Theatre, whichwill feature all-new shows, a musical and a holiday performance during its 2022/2023 season.Since moving their physical [...]

6 Fabulous ‘Homeymoon’ Ideas For Post-Wedding Romance

It’s easy to assume COVID has wrecked your honeymoon plans. With new strains popping up every other week (it seems) and mask mandates coming, going and coming again, the traditional honeymoon to some place exotic may not look possible. But, [...]

5 Queer Things You Can Do Right Now-ish: Celebrate Women's History Month and International Transgender Visibility Day

March is that time of year when the world seems to come alive again after those long, cold winter months. Not only is spring on the way, but March is designated as Women’s History Month and International Transgender Visibility Day, two [...]

5 Queer Things You Can Do Right Now-ish: Drag Brunch, the Donna Summer Musical, Pistons' Pride Night

The weather outside may still be winter-ish, and spring is still several weeks away, but that shouldn’t stop you from living your best life. Take on the town with a Broadway show about a disco diva, stand proudly at Pistons’ Pride Night [...]

Celebrating Six Olympians Who Were Loud and Proud During the 2022 Winter Olympics

A record number of out LGBTQ+ athletes took part in the recently completed 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, making headlines for their sports while staying true to themselves. The freedom to be out as an Olympian hasn't always been a given (and even [...]

HRC’s Municipal Equality Index: Why Some LGBTQ-Friendly Cities in Michigan Didn’t Make the List

Every year, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) releases its Municipal Equality Index Report (MEI). In it, they highlight cities throughout the country leading in LGBTQ+ inclusivity and representation.And, every year, for the past 10 years, major Michigan [...]

How a Dedicated Dancer Is Transforming RAD Fest Into a Must-Attend Queer Festival

“I want this festival to speak up for those who don’t get to speak up very often, especially in dance,” Rachel Miller, Regional Alternative Dance (RAD) Fest curator, recently told Pride Source.Miller, who has been curating the [...]

5 Queer Things You Can Do Right Now-ish: Celebrate Black History Month By Supporting Black LGBTQ+ Creators and Businesses

The Black community has been pioneering American culture for centuries, from the arts to the civil rights movement. This is especially true for the Black LGBTQ+ community. Look no further than Ball culture to see that it helped forge an identity we [...]