Topics :: Detroit

Ruth Ellis Center Holds "Voices" to Benefit LGBT Youth

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Sep 5, 2014
On Sept. 12, Detroit's Ruth Ellis Center will raise funds to keep LGBT kids safe at their annual fundraising event "Voices."

Detroit Police Investigate Connections Between Shootings of LGBT Men

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Aug 22, 2014
Police in Detroit are investigating whether or not recent shootings (one fatal) of three men had anything to do with their sexuality.

Teen Arrested in Attack During Gay Pride Event

Saturday Jun 14, 2014
A 16-year-old has been arrested in the videotaped beating of a man during gay pride celebration in downtown Detroit.

Gay Man Beaten During Detroit Gay Pride

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jun 10, 2014
A gay man was beaten by a group of young men in an alleged bias attack Sunday just blocks from Detroit’s gay pride parade.

Fun. Raises Funds for LGBT Youth at Detroit’s Ruth Ellis Center

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
The Grammy award-winning band fun. launched a campaign to raise $250,000 to build a community health center for the Ruth Ellis Center, which provides housing, meals, clothing and medical services for LGBT youth in need in Detroit.

Marketing of Detroit Heats Up Despite Bankruptsy

By Corey Williams | Friday Oct 25, 2013
Convincing top executives that Detroit is a comeback city where they should hold company meetings and conventions could only be characterized as the most monumental of pitches or the slickest of con jobs.

Michigan’s 2004 Gay Marriage Ban Faces Challenge

By Ed White | Wednesday Oct 16, 2013
Two Detroit-area nurses wanted to adopt each other’s children, not rewrite Michigan law on gay marriage. But their lawsuit could end up overturning a 2004 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage that passed by a landslide.

Wanda Sykes to Headline Benefit for Homeless LGBTQ Youth

Sunday Sep 2, 2012
The Ruth Ellis Center will host its second annual benefit Voices with special celebrity guest Wanda Sykes to be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).

Advocates Attend White House Conference on Homeless LGBT Youth

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 12, 2012
Representatives from the Ruth Ellis Center, the Ali Forney Center and Green Chimneys in New York City were among those who attended a White House-sponsored conference on homelessness among LGBT youth in Detroit on March 9.

HUD Secretary Speaks at White House LGBT Homelessness Conference

By Michael K. Lavers | Friday Mar 9, 2012
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan spoke about the need to prevent homelessness among LGBT Americans at a White House conference in Detroit on Friday.