Tag Archives: LGBTQ

Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Terri and Meghan Eagen-Torkko

Continuing our Ypsi-Arbor expat interview series, today we’re talking with Terri and Meghan Eagen-Torkko, who recently made the decision to leave Ypsilanti for Seattle. MARK: Before we get started, could each of you please state your full name, country of origin, and favorite childhood television program? TERRI: Terri Eagen-Torkko, Wisconsin, Saturday Night Live from the […]

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Boots reboot… Here’s what happened a week ago tonight, when Boots Riley and The Coup liberated Ypsilanti

It just occurred to me that, after all of my hype in the run-up to the big show at Woodruff’s last Sunday night, I probably owed you a final follow-up post, so that those of you weren’t at the show could experience some sense of closure… Well, the show was a blast. The Coup rocked. […]

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California bans the pay-the-gay-away psychological torture of LGBT youth known as “reparative therapy”

As you may recall, former Ypsilantian Josh Steichman told us earlier this summer that he was working on a campaign to see the so-called reparative therapy of minors outlawed in California. Well, this weekend, Josh and the rest of the Equality California team were successful. California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law legislation that would […]

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A2Awesome gives $1,000 to Ozone House for the creation of an in-house workout facility for at-risk youth

A2Awesome just made our second $1,000 award. This time, the paper bag full of cash went to Ozone House, for the purchase of exercise equipment to be used by the homeless, runaway and at-risk youth they counsel, house and otherwise support. Following is the transcript of a quick conversation with Quinn Phillips, the Ozone House […]

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The Ann Arbor Film Festival to celebrate 50 years with ambitious agenda

In a few short weeks, the Ann Arbor Film Festival will begin celebrating its 50th anniversary. It’s a huge milestone that, to my knowledge, no other North American independent film festival has reached, and, as you might expect, organizers are pulling out all the stops. As luck would have it, I had the opportunity to […]

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