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

The 17th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance service in Detroit took place Nov. 17 at Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit. About 90 people came out for the service, which included the reading of the names of the 487 trans individuals lost to violence globally over the past year. READ MORE.

Royal Oak Shop Small in Royal Oak on Nov. 25

Small Business Saturday is a big deal in downtown Royal Oak. The event on Nov. 25 is part of a national effort started several years ago in conjunction with American Express to encourage people to shop and buy locally. READ MORE.

Creep of the Week: Wes Goodman

Something totally unprecedented has happened and I am not sure how to break this news to you, my loyal readers. In fact, I doubt that you will even believe what I am about to tell you, it is so rare and unheard of. It's basically the unicorn of conservative politics, so prepare to be shocked: READ MORE.

Parting Glances: Memories of a Near-Forgotten Past (Pt. 5)

Fifty years ago Detroit's Washington Boulevard was a busy setting for exclusive shops, upscale restaurants, elegant bistros stretching sedately from Grand Circus Park's popular Statler Hotel to Michigan Avenue's prestigious Sheraton Cadillac. READ MORE.

Transmission: November Hope

Eight transgender people across the United States were elected. They were joined by a number of other diverse voices, including the first openly intersexed public official, Betsy Driver, the first turbaned Sikh mayor, Ravi Bhalla of Hoboken, New Jersey, and many others. It was a big night for democracy, for diversity, and a positively huge time for transgender people. READ MORE.

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