Read the latest news about the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, also known as Michfest, MWMF, and the Original Womyn’s Woodstock. Find out about this annual feminist music festival, established 1976 near Hart, Michigan, that is entirely staffed and attended by women. Discover controversy regarding this 'womyn born womyn'-only rule, which some have criticized for its refusal to allow for the entry of transgender women. Find out how bands like the Indigo Girls have ceased performing at Michfest in response to this rule.

When mourning what was good about Michfest, blame its poor leadership for the loss.

April 24 2015 7:15 AM

A look behind the scenes at how this summer's 40th annual Michigan Womyn's Music Festival became its last.

April 23 2015 2:45 PM

The 40-year-old festival, the subject of controversy in recent years, 'is coming to a time of closure,' says its founder and organizer.

April 21 2015 9:17 PM

With another festival come and gone, Michfest founder and organizer Lisa Vogel laid out a list of 'demands' she'd like her critics to meet.

August 19 2014 5:03 PM

While transgender women become increasingly visible, there is one place where the promise of shared womanhood does not include them.

August 08 2014 7:05 AM

The Human Rights Campaign has weighed in on the trans-exclusionary 'womyn born womyn' intention of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, and festival organizers may not like what the national group has to say.

July 30 2014 1:36 PM

A perennial source of controversy, Michigan Womyn's Music Festival's 'womyn born womyn' intention comes under fire from one of the state's largest LGBT advocacy organizations.

July 29 2014 11:35 AM

The singer-songwriter tells The Advocate she opposes Michfest's intention to exclude trans women but will still headline the event.

May 21 2014 7:15 AM

Michfest organizer Lisa Vogel clarifies that trans women aren't banned — they just aren't wanted on the land.

May 16 2014 11:22 AM

Responding to Twitter questions about her decision to perform at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, which does not admit transgender women, out actor Lea DeLaria announced that she will not participate.

May 07 2014 8:39 PM