Theater Review: eLLe

Nov 15, 2019
Courtesy Face Off Theatre

There's a new collaborative stage production by Face Off Theatre Company and Queer Theatre Kalamazoo. WMUK's Gordon Bolar has this review of eLLe.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, center, joins with lawmakers and others calling for expanding the state's civil rights law to prohibit discrimination against LGBT people on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in the Capitol building. By David Eggert, AP
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Equality Michigan Executive Director Erin Knott says “you can get married on Saturday, and fired on Monday for who you love” in Michigan. That’s why Knott, who is also Kalamazoo’s Vice Mayor says it’s critically important to add protections for sexual orientation and gender identity to Michigan’s anti-discrimination law.

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Equality Michigan Executive Director Erin Knott says 2020 will be an important election year for equality of LGBTQ people as well as other issues. She says it’s important to mobilize people and talk about “issues that matter.” Knott is also Kalamazoo’s Vice Mayor, she was named Executive Director of Equality Michigan in May. Knott had been leading the LGBTQ advocacy organization since late last year on an interim basis. 

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Communities around the world are marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City this month. It marked the start of the modern campaign for LGBTQ rights.

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Communities around the United States, including several in Southwest Michigan, are hosting women’s marches this weekend. The events are part of a three-year-old tradition of protesting the Trump administration’s agenda on everything from immigration to LGBT rights to birth control and the environment.