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

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

| April 24, 2017

LAID OFF FROM PART-TIME WORK? YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS FROM THE MICHIGAN UNEMPLOYMENT AGENCY QUESTION:  Do you have to work full-time to get unemployment? I worked part-time, 25 hours per week, and was laid off after working for almost three years. Can I get unemployment? ANSWER:     Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) isn’t as […]

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Dear Christine, Concerned and scared in Commerce

Dear Christine, Concerned and scared in Commerce

| April 24, 2017

Dear Christine, I’ve been reading terrible things about how the Chechnya government is rounding up gays and lesbians in concentration camps and torturing them. What is going on and how I can I make a difference as a lesbian here in the US? Signed, Concerned and scared in Commerce Dear Concerned, I share your concerns […]

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Campit Women’s Weekends!

Campit Women’s Weekends!

| April 22, 2017

  Campit has always been a place where both men and women are welcome. Campit’s men and women members have always enjoyed vacationing together, but Campit is committed to becoming a first choice getaway and vacation destination for women. We now provide lots more opportunities for women to meet and socialize with other women including […]

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Events & Interseting Stuff

LezRead Ann Arbor Book Club For Lesbians

LezRead Ann Arbor Book Club For Lesbians

| April 24, 2017

Dear Readers:   For May’s book club, we’ll be discussing Emma Donoghue’s latest work, and first attempt at children’s literature. If you enjoy the fun, family make-up on The Fosters, this might just be the book for you. Check out the below description. Donoghue is also the author of Room, The Landing, Hood, and Kissing […]

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The Queer Queens of Qomedy starring Jen Kober & Poppy Champlin

The Queer Queens of Qomedy starring Jen Kober & Poppy Champlin

| April 17, 2017

The Queer Queens of Qomedy starring Jen Kober, Coming to The Toledo Funny Bone, May 2nd 2017 at 7:00 PM. From Showtime’s’ Fierce and Funny Females to knocking out Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Jen Kober is doing it all as well as headlining this returning LGBTQ comedy show.  Kober began her journey in […]

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Seascape By Edward Albee

Seascape By Edward Albee

| April 9, 2017

Seascape By Edward Albee 2nd Stage April 21-23, 27-30, 2017 Charlie and Nancy are at a crossroads. Having raised a family and now facing retirement, they each want different things in life. During a holiday at the ocean, issues come to a head, further complicated by the appearance of another couple, two giant lizards who […]

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Heath & Fitness-Nature-Featured Biz

Survey for People Over 40

Survey for People Over 40

| April 11, 2017

As many of you know, I am a teacher and a researcher. I am just starting a new survey study for people over 40. It takes about 20 minutes to complete. If you are over 40 or know someone over 40, it’d be awesome if you or she or he would participate. it is all […]

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Olivia Riverboats-Switzerland to Amsterdam  Apr 22 – Apr 29, 2018

Olivia Riverboats-Switzerland to Amsterdam Apr 22 – Apr 29, 2018

| April 2, 2017

Riverboats Riverboat cruising is Hot! Hot! Hot! It is also the very best way to truly immerse yourself into the heart of a destination. On a river cruise, you’ll experience everything up close and personal. Olivia chooses the best riverboats and customizes each itinerary. You’ll unpack just once and your fare covers most everything. Enjoy […]

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The Lois Yeagely & Tammy Gleason Memorial Golf Outing

The Lois Yeagely & Tammy Gleason Memorial Golf Outing

| March 27, 2017

  The Lois Yeagely & Tammy Gleason Memorial Golf Outing. The godmother’s are retiring after 20 great years and 100’s of friendships. don’t miss this final golf event! The Godmothers aren’t part of any political or religious group. We are a grassroots group of ladies from Metro Detroit, Michigan. We have been involved with many […]

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Articles & More Events

Yak Womyn  Paddle Group

Yak Womyn Paddle Group

| April 18, 2017

4/30 – Kent Lake to Kensington/Island Lake Recreation Center – Brighton 1:00pm  Please RSVP – See Below! Yak Womyn is a paddle group – kayaks, canoes or whatever floats – for women in the Greater Ann Arbor area and beyond-  who own their own boats.  We mainly paddle the watersheds known as Brighton, Huron, Irish Hills, […]

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Thinking about owning or refinancing?

Thinking about owning or refinancing?

| March 27, 2017

Thinking about owning or refinancing? There are many important questions that need exact answering when making these decisions. I would love to offer any advice or answer any questions you may have when it comes to home financing. Whether it is getting money for home repairs, the amount of equity you currently have, can I […]

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2017 Ride Schedule for DOB & Friends

2017 Ride Schedule for DOB & Friends

| March 27, 2017

2017 Ride Schedule for DOB & Friends –Most rides start at 12:00pm and meet in Affirmations back parking lot. Tentative ride schedule – All rides, times and dates are subject to change-Check Back Often!!| Everyone welcome on DOB rides. April 30th – Belle Isle Ride/River ride  – Meet at Noon May 20th – Summer Wind Farms […]

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

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

| April 17, 2017

TURNING DOWN THAT JOB OFFER COULD COST YOU YOUR UNEMPLOYMENT QUESTION: I’m on unemployment and looking for work. Last week I received a job offer – it’s in my field, but the pay and benefits are lower than my last job. If I turn it down, can I continue to receive unemployment benefits? ANSWER: Under […]

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Dear Christine, Angry in Allen Park

Dear Christine, Angry in Allen Park

| April 17, 2017

Dear Christine, My wife and I have been together for 5 years and we are raising two little girls together. We get along pretty well, but we don’t get much time alone together, with a toddler and a baby. I still fat from baby weight, so I don’t feel very attractive anymore. In fact, I’m […]

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Dear Christine, Dear Readers

Dear Christine, Dear Readers

| April 12, 2017

Dear Readers, As a former Presbyterian minister, I take special interest in how another minister, Southern Baptist, changed his beliefs about gays and lesbians.  Turns out it was just in time, as his 15 year old son came out to him as soon as he learned about his father’s change of heart.  The minister and […]

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Dear Christine, Annoyed in Auburn Hills

Dear Christine, Annoyed in Auburn Hills

| April 10, 2017

Dear Christine, My girlfriend has a habit that annoys me. We’ve been dating about a year and I’ve never complained but it’s beginning to get worse. We go out a lot and have a busy social life. Every time she sees an attractive woman, she has to let everyone know and often it’s a bit […]

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Dear Christine, Reeling in Romulus

Dear Christine, Reeling in Romulus

| April 2, 2017

Dear Christine, Some background first: I am a 56 year old lesbian and wanted to gain some more friendships, just to hang or go out to eat or movies. I’m a social worker and had been friendly with one of the housekeepers at our facility, she is 48. Back in Jan of this year I […]

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20 Years Later, The Same Struggle by: Beth Bashert

20 Years Later, The Same Struggle by: Beth Bashert

| April 2, 2017

Ypsilanti made history 20 years ago when we began our work to include LGBT people from protection from discrimination in the city of Ypsilanti. For 13 months, we had terrible hearings, a highly-charged campaign, talked one-on-one with voters all over the city, and recorded an historic victory. This week, Jackson is in the same place we […]

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

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

| March 31, 2017

RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC IS HAVING PROBLEMS ON THE JOB – IS HE PROTECTED UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT? QUESTION: One of my employees told me a year ago that he is a recovering alcoholic. He never had any issues at work, until recently: He’s been late five times in the last month, and two projects […]

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Weekly Indivisible Actions: You Saved the ACA. What’s Next?

Weekly Indivisible Actions: You Saved the ACA. What’s Next?

| March 27, 2017

We don’t usually start our weekly updates by quoting Paul Ryan, but this time he said it best: “Obamacare is the law of the land.” On Friday, you achieved something no one imagined was possible: you stopped Trump and Paul Ryan from taking health care away from millions of Americans. They thought it would be […]

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