In celebration of Women's History Month, SAGE Metro Detroit shares stories from older adult women in metro Detroit's LGBT community. Ruth Ellis lived in Detroit from 1938 until her death in 2000. She opened her home to the community on the weekends as a safe space from the 1940s through the 1960s, a time when … Continue reading Remembering Ruth Ellis
By Charles Alexander When Detroit-born, Cass Tech graduate Bernard Johnson died, age 60 in 1997, the New York Times carried a quarter-page obit celebrating his life as "a Renaissance man in dance." Little bigger than a metronome minute - at 5-foot-4 - he started dancing at age 11. We became friends during our CT senior … Continue reading Parting Glances: Detroit’s Black History Month Celeb
In celebration of Black History Month, SAGE Metro Detroit asked our community's Black LGBT elders to share their stories. Follow this series through February at SAGEMetroDetroit.org. What initially kept Cornelius Wilson from coming out was a common concern shared by young gay men of all colors during the '80s and '90s. "The preconceived thought that … Continue reading The Way It Was … Cornelius Wilson
By Charles Alexander Originally printed 5/26/2016 (Issue 2421 - Between The Lines News) There are many experiences that are alien to most people: walking on the moon, winning the big bucks lottery, being gashed by a grizzly bear, doing H, weighing 400 pounds, and having implant boobs. Because my life tends to be introspective, devoid … Continue reading Parting Glances: On Your Scale of One-to-Forever!