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Michigan The Long Path to Acceptance

It wasn't until recently that 25-year-old Veronica Scott-Miller could truly begin to own her identity. READ MORE.

'Shakespeare Beyond Bars' Comes to Holland LGBT Community Center

Kendall Harmening said part of what drew her to "Shakespeare Beyond Bars" was that it was being offered at a safe place: Out On The Lakeshore Community Center in Holland. So, while reading through one of William Shakespeare's sonnets about love and loss, in the homey confines of the new LGBT community center, at 451 Columbia Ave., she felt comfortable sharing that she too experienced love and breakup with her ex-partner. READ MORE.

Affirmations Hosts Holiday Arts and Crafts Bazaar

The holiday season is in mid-swing and the need for holiday gifts is fast-approaching. For those stuck in a gift-buying rut, Affirmations' Holiday Arts and Crafts Bazaar could be the solution. READ MORE.

JFON Provides Legal Help for LGBTQ Immigrants

Although immigration issues are often featured prominently in U.S. news, rarely are the struggles of the LGBTQ people within that community taken into account. READ MORE.

Divine TransFormations

In the recipe for a church, one needs a public space, a liturgy, a congregation and a little bit of audience participation. READ MORE.

Local Transgender Activist Throws Holiday Part for a Cause

Julisa Abad isn't originally from the Detroit area, but since she moved here, she's been an outspoken activist for the local transgender community. READ MORE.

Local Support for the Transgender Community

In November, the Detroit transgender community was hit with two tragedies. Here are two fundraising campaigns that seek to benefit those affected. READ MORE.

'Shakespeare Beyond Bars' Comes to Holland LGBT Community Center

Kendall Harmening said part of what drew her to "Shakespeare Beyond Bars" was that it was being offered at a safe place: Out On The Lakeshore Community Center in Holland. READ MORE.

Two MCC Churches Move into New Homes

Two area Metropolitan Community Churches, MCC Detroit and Divine Peace MCC, will be moving into new homes. The first service for each at their new location will be Sunday, Dec. 3. READ MORE.

Whosoever Ministry United Church of Christ Settling in to New Location

It's been about a month now since Whosoever Ministry United Church of Christ moved from their old space at the Detroit Ecumenical Theological Seminary in downtown Detroit to the Grosse Pointe Congregational Church in Grosse Pointe. READ MORE.

Detroiter Writes First Book, Tackles 'Things Unsaid'

Detroiter Shyne Nelson has written his first book. "Things Unsaid" is a collection of poetry, essays and short stories. READ MORE.

Detroit 'Concert for a Cure' Comes to Ferndale

Cast members of the national touring production of "An American In Paris" will perform in a special concert to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Ferndale's Blessings in a Backpack. READ MORE.

Community Memorializes 487 Transgender Lives Lost to Violence in the Past Year

More than 60 people attended the 17th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance service in Detroit took place Nov. 17 at Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit. READ MORE.

Transgender Woman Shot, Robbed in Detroit on the Eve of the TDOR

In the early morning hours of Nov. 17, a transgender woman was robbed and shot near Palmer Park. The victim, a 36-year-old known to most friends only as Chocolate, was walking on Woodward Avenue near Worcester Street when a SUV, a red GMC Yukon, pulled up alongside her. READ MORE.

Ann Arbor Summer Festival Announces Mike Michelon as New Executive Director

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival Board of Trustees announced Mike Michelon has been appointed as the new Executive Director effective immediately. Formerly the festival's General Manager, Michelon has been managing the festival's business and operations since joining the staff in 2014. He succeeds Amy Nesbitt in leading the 35 year old organization. READ MORE.

Celebrate the Holidays with Perceptions

Kick off the holiday season with a fun, fabulous evening surrounded by family and friends on Dec. 2 at Apple Mountain Resort, 4519 N. River Road in Freeland. Perceptions is excited to host the organization's 16th Annual Holiday Gala with attendees who are encouraged to show off their holiday spirit in creative ways - if they so choose - and come prepared to dance the night away to the electrifying sounds of local favorite, Avenue 5. READ MORE.

Author Explores Queer Choral Musicking as a Social Practice with a Purpose

Why choruses? Author Julia "Jules" Balen seeks to answer that question in the book "Queerly Joyful Noise," which examines how choral singing can be both personally transformative and politically impactful. READ MORE.

Affirmations Board of Director's President Resigns

Affirmations, the largest LGBTQ+ community center in Michigan, announced Tuesday that Brad Bell has decided to step down as president of the board effective Nov. 17. READ MORE.

Whitmer: 'Snyder Needs to Declare Public Health Emergency in Opioid Crisis'

Former Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, who is a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, is calling on Republican Gov. Rick Snyder to declare a public health emergency related to the ongoing opioid crisis in Michigan. She's also demanding he free up state dollars to address a potential HIV outbreak among people who use drugs in 11 mostly rural northern Michigan counties. READ MORE.

FCA US Achieves Top Score For LGBTQ Workplace Policies and Benefits

FCA US LLC is one of a select group of leading employers to achieve a 100 percent ratin on the Human Rights Campaign's 2018 Corporate Equality Index. READ MORE.

Special Section: World AIDS Day
'A Light at the End of the Tunnel'

With effective biomedical interventions, but no cure, Michigan leaders believe the end of HIV could come as soon as in a decade.

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