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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| September 18, 2017

TOO SMALL TO BE SUED UNDER ADA? LOOK OUT FOR SUIT UNDER STATE LAW! QUESTION: One of my workers recently asked me for an accommodation due to a back injury: He needs to sit down for 10 minutes every hour. I only have seven people on staff; I can’t have one of them sitting for […]

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Dear Christine, De-Gay in De-Troit

Dear Christine, De-Gay in De-Troit

| September 18, 2017

Dear Christine, My boyfriend and I have a 2 bedroom apartment, and we’ve been together for over a year, and I’m so tired of having to “de-gay” our home before his mom comes over. I have to take down all our pictures, all our rainbow symbols and make the second bedroom look like I sleep […]

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Best Fall Movies!

Best Fall Movies!

| September 15, 2017

Anyone interested in starting a movie group?  It’s fall movie time, and while these predictions for Oscars nominations can and will change, here are some movies you might want to check out. Best Picture Top Picks “The Big Sick” – Kumail is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one […]

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Events & Interseting Stuff

The Senior Koffee Klatch at Affirmations

The Senior Koffee Klatch at Affirmations

| September 11, 2017

Discussion and social group for LGBT adults over 45.  This group meets every Wednesday Affirmations – 290 W 9 Mile, Ferndale, MI 48220.  The Senior Koffee Klatch at Affirmations now has 4 co-facilitators, all of whom are committed to a safe welcoming environment for LGBTQ elders and our allies.  Besides weekly meeting this fun social […]

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Bowling Karaoke Fundraiser

Bowling Karaoke Fundraiser

| September 11, 2017

Get your teams of 5 together or come alone or with a friend. We will help you find a great team to play with.  This event is limited to 100 people so get your tickets ASAP! Includes: Bowling – Shoes – Pizza – Soft Drinks After bowling there will be Karaoke with a twist.  Details […]

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Reasons Why Hiring a Great Caterer Completes Your Function

Reasons Why Hiring a Great Caterer Completes Your Function

| September 6, 2017 | Reply

Reasons Why Hiring a Great Caterer Completes Your Event When planning a wedding, a celebration or corporate function your choice of caterer should guarantee your guest’s enjoyment. Here are some of the most important reasons to carefully consider your choice:   Guests Often Remember the Catering as Much as Any Other Aspect of the Event Great […]

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Sister Act – Stagecrafters

Sister Act – Stagecrafters

| September 18, 2017

Sister Act Main StageMusic by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner. Additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane. Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture “Sister Act” written by Joseph Howard. September 8-10, 14-17, 21-24, 29 – October 1, 2017 What do a gangster’s girlfriend and a Catholic […]

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Burgundy to Provence Riverboat July 21-28 2018

Burgundy to Provence Riverboat July 21-28 2018

| August 14, 2017

Your Experience Get ready for the trip of a lifetime! France along the Saône and the Rhone Rivers will have your mouth watering for delectable cuisine and fine wine, all in the company of 128 women of Olivia. You’ll arrive in Paris and then continue by motorcoach to fascinating Beaune for a visit of Hôtel-Dieu […]

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Friday Night LGBT & Ally Bowling League

Friday Night LGBT & Ally Bowling League

| August 14, 2017

Our league meeting is going to be next WEDNESDAY August 16th at 7PM at Universal Lanes. 3 free games of bowling afterward if you wish to practice. We are going to post a set of bylaws for you to review before the meeting where at that time, we will be voting on them Our 1st […]

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Articles & More Events

Ties Like Me at the Whitney

Ties Like Me at the Whitney

| September 18, 2017

Wednesday September 20 – Join Ties Like Me as we welcome Flagstar Bank Corporate Office as they sponsor this months event. If you or someone you know are considering changing employers Flagstar Bank H.R. recruiters will be on hand conducting interviews this evening. Bring copies of your resumes and bring a friend or two to […]

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October 21 Saturday-Cemetery Tour

October 21 Saturday-Cemetery Tour

| September 18, 2017

Last ride of the season! October 21 Saturday-Cemetery Tour –10:30am Meet in back of Affirmations. We’ll ride through Palmer Park and Ferndale and throughout the cemeteries along Woodward and have lunch at a local restaurant in Ferndale. Flat ride, less than 15 miles, moderate pace. 10-12mph tops. Scenic ride! Costumes optional.

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Bowling Green Lavender Women’s Dance Party

Bowling Green Lavender Women’s Dance Party

| July 29, 2017

Save the date! Bowling Green Lavender Women’s Dance Party Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 7:30-11:30pm Held at the Simpson Building, 1291 Conneaut St., Bowling Green, OH 43402$12/person at the door Women only; singles and couples welcomed. We have a beautiful facility with a large dance floor and an awesome DJ! Join us for a fun night with DJ Amy spinning the tunes and taking […]

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Other Recent Posts

Links to places where you can make a political difference

Links to places where you can make a political difference

| November 11, 2016

In Hillary Clinton’s concession speech she urged activists and community organizers to fight for “what’s right:” “I believe we are stronger together and we will go forward together. And you should never, ever regret fighting for that. You know, scripture tells us, ‘Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in good season we […]

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Are wedding bells in your future?

Are wedding bells in your future?

| February 28, 2016 | Reply

Are wedding bells in your future? If you plan to get married, please check out our list of LGBT and ally highly recommended wedding vendors.  Why leave things to chance?  Call on the experts to make your wedding day be a memory you’ll never forget!   Attorney – Shelton Deon Law Group Banquet Hall – […]

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Hanson Windows

Hanson Windows

| August 19, 2015 | Reply

What’s the Most Important Thing to Look for When Shopping for Replacement Windows? Unlimited Lifetime Warranty. Styles and quality for any budget. No sales pressure or pricing games. Easy and affordable price options. Guaranteed lowest prices – in writing. Click Here For A Quote! Low prices are just the beginning. Our windows are also the […]

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Dear Christine, Crazy in Clawson

Dear Christine, Crazy in Clawson

| September 11, 2017

Dear Christine,  My girlfriend and I have been together for a year, and maybe I moved in too fast (second date…) but I’m having a hard time with her relationships with her family. Her two daughters live with us half of the time and half with their father. I am very close to the girls […]

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| September 11, 2017

I DIDN’T AUTHORIZE THE OVERTIME, WHY SHOULD I PAY FOR IT?  QUESTION: Our company has a strict policy requiring prior authorization before overtime hours may be worked. One of the people in my department has repeatedly turned in requests for overtime hours, without first obtaining authorization. Since he didn’t get an OK before working the […]

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Dear Christine, Trans in Trenton

Dear Christine, Trans in Trenton

| September 3, 2017

Dear Christine, How can I be happy when I’m never gonna be a cisgendered male, And the surgery is still not good enough?  I might as well end it, I can’t ever be happy with no support, or with the surgery results, No I haven’t started HRT just yet.  And on top of that I […]

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| September 3, 2017

IF EMPLOYEES WORK AN AVERAGE OF 40 HOURS A WEEK OVER A TWO WEEK PERIOD, DO I NEED TO PAY OVERTIME? QUESTION: Workers at my company have the option of earning every other Friday off by working 44 hours one week, and 36 hours the next, with paid overtime for hours over 80 in the […]

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10 Actors Who Took their Teeth to the Extreme With Cosmetic Dentistry

10 Actors Who Took their Teeth to the Extreme With Cosmetic Dentistry

| August 28, 2017

It’s no secret that some of Hollywood’s most celebrated and successful stars have gone to outrageous lengths to alter their appearances for the sake of bringing movie heroes or villains to life. However, did you know that they’ve even been known to chip away at their famous million-dollar smiles with cosmetic dentistry in order to […]

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Dear Christine, Fearing Fatherhood in Farmington

Dear Christine, Fearing Fatherhood in Farmington

| August 27, 2017

Dear Christine I am16 years old, now the thing is I’m not really sure of my sexuality, but I think I’m gay. This weekend I had a talk with my grandma (this is when they start telling me my duties as a man and other crap) and she spoke about family and how I’m the […]

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| August 27, 2017

EMPLOYEE GAVE THREE WEEKS’ NOTICE TODAY, CAN I ASK HIM TO LEAVE TOMORROW? QUESTION: An employee just gave notice that he is leaving the firm in three weeks. I can easily fill his position; can I let him go tomorrow? ANSWER: Not a good idea! Letting an employee go before he or she has served […]

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Annual Watermelon Water Wheel Waddle

Annual Watermelon Water Wheel Waddle

| August 24, 2017

Two bike rides on Labor Day Weekend! On Saturday – Three Parks 10am– From I-94 exit 192 Haggerty Rd. and go south. Haggerty becomes S. Metro Pkwy, dead ends in park. Meet at 2nd lot on right about 1 .5 miles into park – Tulip Tree picnic area. Lunch stop at McNasty’s (good burgers and beers)in New Boston! You […]

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