March 21, 1947 – July 5, 1995
Billie Edwards served as co-pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church in Detroit in the mid-1980s before becoming co-director of the Lesbian-Gay Male Program Office at the University of Michigan in 1987, a position she held until 1993.
Cruise, July 26, 1995
Billie Louise Edwards papers at the Bentley Historical Library
November 12, 1962 – May 5, 1990
Professional horse trainer Anne Cheff was a familiar face at such Detroit area bars as Gigi’s, the Cruise Club, and the Railroad Crossing.
Cruise, May 23, 1990
August 3, 1958 – August 14, 1996
Dr. Anthony Welsh, a Dearborn Heights native and graduate of Michigan State University, established HIV education speaker’s bureau in Ann Arbor under the auspices of the HIV/AIDS Resource Center. He died from AIDS-related complications at age 38.
Cruise, August 21, 1996
October 1, 1965 – January 24, 2001
Garland Gillard II operated PC Doctor, a computer repair business, and served as minister of music for Full Truth Unity Fellowship Church in Detroit. He died from AIDS-related complications at age 35.
Between The Lines, February 8, 2001
May 20, 1963 – November 27, 2011
A champion of social justice, Rev. Darren McCarroll served as pastor of Full Truth Unity Fellowship Church in Detroit from 1996 to 1999.
Between The Lines, December 1, 2011
April 17, 1962 – October 17, 2000
Eric Otto wrote a regular column about Detroit’s nightlife for Between The Lines newspaper in the late 1990s.
Between The Lines, October 19, 2000
June 2, 1925 – January 19, 2013
Danny Windsor was an emcee and performer who entertained at several gay bars in Detroit in the 1960s and the owner of the Eagle’s Nest in Muskegon in the 1970s.
Between The Lines, January 31, 2013