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Heart Healthy Foods

Heart Healthy Foods

| October 16, 2017

15 heart healthy foods that are good for your heart Eat fish high in omega-3s, such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring and trout. A handful of healthy nuts such as almonds or walnuts will satisfy your hunger and help your heart. Berries are chock full of heart-healthy phytonutrients and soluble fiber. Try blueberries, strawberries, cranberries or raspberries in cereal or yogurt. […]

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

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

| October 16, 2017

EMPLOYEE OUT ON JURY DUTY FOR THREE WEEKS AND COUNTING, WHAT CAN EMPLOYER DO? QUESTION: One of our workers was called to jury duty in a federal case. He’s been out for three weeks, and the case is still going. Meanwhile, work is not being done, we’re getting far behind, and we’re out his salary […]

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Dear Christine, Concerned in Canton

Dear Christine, Concerned in Canton

| October 15, 2017

Dear Christine, Every year it’s the same thing with my wife. I love her dearly and really try to understand but I am struggling. Both of her parents are gone and so is a sibling. They’ve been gone for over 20 years but each holiday she becomes so depressed that it practically ruins our holiday. […]

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Events & Interseting Stuff

Blumz by JRDesigns

Blumz by JRDesigns

| October 8, 2017

A wedding is one of the busiest and most exciting times in a person’s life. There’s a lot of planning to be done including choosing the venue, the dress, the tuxedos, the flowers, the table settings, the centerpieces, the music, the invitations and more. The wedding experts over at  Blumz by JRDesigns have over 30 […]

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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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Heath & Fitness-Nature-Featured Biz

Detroit ’67 – Stagecrafters

Detroit ’67 – Stagecrafters

| October 7, 2017

Detroit ’67 2nd Stage By Dominique Morisseau October 13-15, 19-22, 2017 It’s the summer of 1967 in the Motor City. Outside, the sun-baked streets sizzle in the heat, but in Michelle and Langston’s basement blind pig, the rhythm of Motown keeps a cool, steady beat as the brother and sister work to make ends meet. […]

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Why is Teeth Whitening so Popular

Why is Teeth Whitening so Popular

| October 1, 2017

In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Now more than ever, smiling, laughing faces seem to reveal glowing examples of bright, white teeth. Whether it’s actors on the screen or your neighbors next door, yellowed or dull gray teeth are becoming less and less common. Why? Because professional teeth whitening is now so easily available and reasonably priced […]

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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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Articles & More Events

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. […]

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

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

| October 9, 2017

DOES THE U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT POSITION MEAN AN END TO TRANSGENDER RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE? QUESTION: I read that the Justice Department says the Civil Rights Act does not apply to transgender people. Does this mean that the law has changed? ANSWER: The law, in this case Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of […]

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Goodbye FB by Christine Cantrell Phd

Goodbye FB by Christine Cantrell Phd

| October 9, 2017

Hi Friends Apparently I am not allowed on FB from my PC.  If you haven’t heard, I’ve been blocked due to someone reporting my name is an alias.  I will be permanently blocked as of next Tues, 7 days after FB requires me to provide ID to prove this is my “everyday, legal name.”  BS, […]

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Dear Christine, Nervous in New Haven

Dear Christine, Nervous in New Haven

| October 9, 2017

Dear Christine, I’ve been asked to do a 10 minute speech to my coworkers because I won sales person of the month for 8 consecutive months. They want me to speak at our annual banquet in late November. I have a secret that no one knows at work. I am terrified to speak in public. […]

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Dear Christine, Scared in Saline

Dear Christine, Scared in Saline

| October 8, 2017

Dear Christine, Okayy so I have this m.u. So the problem is that I think that shes losing interest in me because she use to say i love you and would send kisses and hearts to me and this evening she seems a bit distance and when we chat she didnt send me any kisses […]

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

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

| October 2, 2017

Ask The Lawyer, WINDSTORM SHUT THE OFFICE DOWN; DO WE STILL HAVE TO PAY SALARIED WORKERS? WINDSTORM SHUT THE OFFICE DOWN; DO WE STILL HAVE TO PAY SALARIED WORKERS? QUESTION: Overnight, a violent windstorm took out the power to our building, shutting down all our PCs. When employees arrived, we told them to go home […]

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Dear Christine, Interconnected in Ypsilanti

Dear Christine, Interconnected in Ypsilanti

| October 1, 2017

Dear Christine, My husband and I work together, live together, share most of the same friends and enjoy many of the same activities. We’ve been together for 9 years this September. I recently decided to join an LGBT bowling league. My husband feels hurt but I feel it’s time we don’t do every single thing […]

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Olivia Cruises-Journey to Israel

Olivia Cruises-Journey to Israel

| October 1, 2017

Your Experience Click here Olivia is thrilled to partner with A Wider Bridge, the LGBTQ non-profit organization building connections with Israel. We are taking you on a historic journey to the holiest and most fascinating sites in the Old City of Jerusalem, Galilee and Tel Aviv, as you experience some of the world’s most iconic […]

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Dear Christine, Nervous in Novi

Dear Christine, Nervous in Novi

| September 25, 2017

Dear Christine, Have you ever looked into another woman’s eyes and your heart began to race? Well that’s what it was like for me. First off I never intended to like girls. I wasn’t raised that way but some things changed down the line. I met this woman. She changed me just staring at me […]

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