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

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

| April 21, 2018

PENALTY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT FRAUD REDUCED — BUT NOT UNTIL JULY QUESTION: Two years ago, I received unemployment benefits when I shouldn’t have, and the Unemployment Insurance Agency asked me to repay the benefits, plus a quadruple penalty. I heard that the penalties have changed, can I ask for a break? ANSWER: You heard right. The […]

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Dear Christine, Needing Privacy in Novi

Dear Christine, Needing Privacy in Novi

| April 21, 2018

Dear Christine, I live in a house with both of my parents. Lately, they are driving me insane. I have no privacy whatsoever. They go through my phone, and they involve themselves too much in my life. I’m growing up! How do I get them to back off? I was wondering if you could answer […]

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

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

| April 16, 2018

CASH OR CREDIT, DAYCARE PROVIDER NEEDS LICENSE QUESTION: A friend told me that it’s OK to run a child care business in your home, without a license, if you only accept cash payment. She said the license is only needed if you work with families that get assistance from the state. This does not sound […]

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Events & Interseting Stuff

Sage Metro Detroit Friendly Caller Program

Sage Metro Detroit Friendly Caller Program

| March 26, 2018

About the Friendly Caller Project All older adults face significant challenges as they age, including social isolation.  For LGBT older adults this issue is compounded by years of legal discrimination and the generational social stigma faced by LGBT people in historic and contemporary society, creating serious concerns for health and longevity. For more information about […]

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NEW! Rome to Monte Carlo Cruise-Olivia

NEW! Rome to Monte Carlo Cruise-Olivia

| March 18, 2018

YOUR EXPERIENCE Olivia brings you the BEST of the Mediterranean as we travel in luxury, exploring the hidden treasures of Italy and ending in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Begin your journey along Italy’s Mediterranean Coast in Rome, the Eternal City. Spend the day and night in Sorrento, the city famous for winding cliffside roads and incredible […]

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Queer Queens of Comedy

Queer Queens of Comedy

| March 9, 2018

Email Here for a chance to win 2 Free Tickets!  The Queer Queens of Qomedy starring Carol Leifer is back at The Toledo Funny Bone, Tuesday April 24th 2018 at 7:30 PM. From Carson and Letterman, Seinfeld and Saturday Night Live, you name it, Carol Leifer has done it all.    She is an internationally acclaimed […]

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Heath & Fitness-Nature-Featured Biz

Out Loud Chorus May Concert! Get Tickets NOW!

Out Loud Chorus May Concert! Get Tickets NOW!

| April 18, 2018

8 pm at Arthur Miller Theatre, in Walgreen Drama Center on U-M’s North Campus 1226 Murfin Ave., Ann Arbor MI 48109   Out Loud Chorus (OLC) is excited to announce William Scott Walters (Scott) as the chorus’s next Artistic Director. Scott enjoys a multifaceted career as a conductor, singer, and educator. Recently a student of […]

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Spa Services at Terme Day Spa

Spa Services at Terme Day Spa

| February 20, 2018

Dead Sea Mud Wrap Dead Sea mud is known around the world for its healing properties. This enriching wrap is designed to hydrate and replace minerals in the skin. Excellent for dry skin, especially eczema, psoriasis, and common scalp conditions. $70   French Algae Wrap Brown sea algae found off the coast of France is […]

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Time Debt, Trauma, Trying Too Hard and Ambition

Time Debt, Trauma, Trying Too Hard and Ambition

| February 18, 2018

by Suzanne Johnson One of the most common after effects of any kind of trauma is becoming so busy one does not have time to process one’s emotions or feel the emotional pain. Do you find yourself frequently striving to achieve the impossible? These photos are of my dog Pebbles jumping to catch a squirrel […]

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Articles & More Events

Spring Fling Dance-Hawaiin Theme

Spring Fling Dance-Hawaiin Theme

| April 8, 2018

Come join Women Out And About for a fun night of music and dancing at The Dance Scene in Centerline. We have the venue all to ourselves for the evening. You can bring in your own drinks and snacks and DJ Carol will be spinning your favorite dance tunes. Free Lei’s and if you’re single, […]

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Series on pet care and pet health

Series on pet care and pet health

| October 30, 2017

Premier Pet Supply 248-647-4310 Come join us for March Pet Wellness Night! Samantha’s seminar will be on preventable diseases that we did not have time for last month. Kidney disease, bladder issues, gut issues, and many more! Giveaways, samples, raffles prizes, refreshments, and lots of learning! Pets welcome 🙂 PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT WITH ALL […]

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Learn Ballroom Dancing

Learn Ballroom Dancing

| October 1, 2017

Looking for a fun and friendly place to learn ballroom dancing? Friday nights are Dance Party night at the Dance Scene in Centerline! All are welcome – singles, partners, LGBT and Allies. For $15 per person, you’ll get both a group lesson (8pm) and entrance to the party afterwards (9-11pm) where light refreshments are served. ($10 […]

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2018 Get Out Bike Schedule

2018 Get Out Bike Schedule

| January 30, 2018

THIS BIKE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE! IN CASE OF RAIN, BAD WEATHER OR FOR FURTHER DIRECTIONS: Linda Brincat, 248-943-2411  Email Me Here! Note: Rides are on different days and different times. Please check or feel free to call! 2018 Ride Schedule-Tentative April 28 – Howards Ride – Family and friends with help from Friends of […]

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Campit Weekends at a Glance

Campit Weekends at a Glance

| January 30, 2018

Make Reservations-Click Here 4/13 – 15 Seasonal Appreciation 4/20 – 22 Opening Weekend 4/27 – 29 Spring Volunteer 5/4 – 6 Glitz & Glamour/Casino/20’s 5/11 – 13 Latin Weekend 5/18 – 20 Showtime Weekend 5/25 – 27 Memorial Day 6/1 – 03 Go Girl! Saugatuck 6/1 – 03 DILF Party 6/8 – 10 Mr. Campit […]

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Organic Soaps and other Products for Valentine’s Day Giving!

Organic Soaps and other Products for Valentine’s Day Giving!

| November 30, 2017

Shop Mid-Michigan Soaps for your holiday giving Coconut oil, used in all Mid-Michigan products, is a powerful oil with many benefits including: Anti-fungal properties Anti-microbial properties Keeps skin’s connective tissues strong therefore reducing wrinkles Hydrating properties that help keep the skin glowing As a soap, it has additional benefits: It is thoroughly cleansing Makes a very hard bar of soap […]

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Other Recent Posts

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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Dear Christine, Worried in Waterford

Dear Christine, Worried in Waterford

| April 14, 2018

Dear Christine, My partner of 18 years actually won’t come out of the house anymore. “Jim” worked hard, saved his money and retired about 3 years ago at age 59. We share a nice home and have amazing friends. Life is good for us but there’s one problem. “Jim” hates going anywhere! It started slowly. […]

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Amazing Galapagos Adventure II – Olivia

Amazing Galapagos Adventure II – Olivia

| April 11, 2018

Nov. 30 – Dec. 9, 2019 YOUR EXPERIENCE Second week just announced! Olivia is thrilled to once again partner with Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic for our 10-day/9-night trip to the Galápagos. Join us as we explore the enchanted Galápagos Islands, a region teeming with unusual and remarkable wildlife. Swim and snorkel with playful sea lions, walk […]

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

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

| April 9, 2018

SALARY HISTORY A NO-NO IN JOB INTERVIEW? QUESTION: One of my co-workers says it’s illegal to ask about a job applicant’s salary at their last job. I say there’s no law against it. There’s $20 riding on your answer. Who’s right? ANSWER: Technically, you both are. There is no law in Michigan against asking a […]

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Dear Christine, Transitioning in Trenton

Dear Christine, Transitioning in Trenton

| April 7, 2018

Dear Christine, I guess I should start off by saying that I am a transsexual. Even though I was born male and have done “boy” things, I’ve always felt like a girl on the inside, and dreamed about being a girl on the outside. However, I’m so uncertain about transitioning. I’m so afraid. Will I […]

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Dear Christine, All My Heart in Allen Park

Dear Christine, All My Heart in Allen Park

| March 31, 2018

Dear Christine, I am in a 11 year lesbian relationship (33 years old) and have met another woman(34 years old) ONLINE who is in a 15 year lesbian relationship. We have been carrying on an affair for a year via ONLINE and phone calls everyday, but have never met. Both of us are totally in […]

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

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

| March 31, 2018

CONTRACT EMPLOYEE WANTS LEAVE; DOES WORKPLACE EMPLOYER HAVE TO REHIRE? QUESTION: I work in Human Resources at a large company. In addition to our “permanent” workforce, we hire almost a hundred people through a staffing agency, to work for us on short-term, large-scale projects. One of our contract workers has asked for six weeks off […]

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Ask The Lawyer, Is Cancer a Disability?

Ask The Lawyer, Is Cancer a Disability?

| March 26, 2018

IS CANCER A DISABILITY? QUESTION: I was diagnosed with breast cancer last month. My employer seemed sympathetic and told me I should schedule leave when I need it, but last week I was laid off. I was told the company was restructuring, and my position was being eliminated. I think I was laid off because […]

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Why Solar, by A J Leo

Why Solar, by A J Leo

| March 26, 2018

Why solar? Homeowners across the globe are seeing the solar light. The reasons vary for each person, though they mainly come down to the following: It’s free. Solar-energy systems allow you to capture free sunlight and convert it into usable power in your home. It’s clean. Solar energy can be used to heat and cool […]

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Dear Christine, Finding a Donor in Dearborn

Dear Christine, Finding a Donor in Dearborn

| March 26, 2018

Dear Christine, Hi there, My partner and I have been together 8 years–our anniversary is this week– Yeah!!! Celebration time!!! We’re ready to start our family, and decided to go the “known donor” route so the child would be able to have some awareness of who their biological father is… Here’s the problem: none of […]

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Dear Christine, Polite in Pontiac

Dear Christine, Polite in Pontiac

| March 18, 2018

Dear Christine, I sit on the board of a well known LGBT organization in Metro Detroit and on two or three occasions I have shared an idea I had with a fellow board member only to have that board member, a supposedly good friend of mine, bring that idea to the board, taking full credit […]

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