Voices from an Urban Bush Sistah

By | 2018-01-23T12:56:43+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

By Imani Williams I've never been one for make believe, even as a kid. Instead of made up bedtime stories and fairy tales about gallant princes saving damsels in distress I asked my storyteller to [...]

Division, Derision and a Decision

By | 2018-01-16T16:28:32+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

by Sean Kosofsky Equal numbers of people showed up to support and oppose the anti-gay resolution proposed by Macomb County Commissioner Nicholyn Brandenburg last night. There were religious leaders, fathers, mothers and activists on both [...]

Editorial: Pain and hopefully progress

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

Organizations have a life cycle, not unlike people do, and for both the "teen/adolescent" phase can sometimes be the hardest. The Ruth Ellis Center has apparently reached organizational puberty, and it's not pretty. The founding [...]

The biggest sin of all

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

By Joe Kort For the past seven years, I've taught a course at Wayne State University for Master's level social workers on how to help their gay clients learn to be comfortable about their orientation. [...]

Brett and Butter: A New Beginning

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

By Bretton Barber Between The Lines has provided the LGBT community with an important resource for many years now. They are not afraid to cover a story, and the reporting it has is diverse and [...]

2003 Fall Home Guide

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

These advertisers want to do business with the GLBT community and would welcome your business. So whether you have some small home projects, or you're interested in doing a complete redesign, we recommend you use [...]

Luxury living comes naturally

By | 2018-01-16T07:54:31+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

By Sharon Gittleman ROYAL OAK - While most people know the dangers of harsh chemicals and man-made additives in our food and water, many don't think about the harm these substances can cause when they [...]

Art & Around

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

AA Ganis waterslide: An exhibit of photographer John Ganis' work is now on display at Ferndale's Revolution Gallery. Pictured here is "Waterslide, Mountain, Texas" (1986). Courtesy of Revolution gallery, Ferndale. Two exhibitions open at Revolution [...]

Concert Connections

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

The Alison Brown Quartet will be at The Ark in Ann Arbobr on October 23. Dick Siegel Trio wsg Caroline HErring will be in Ann Arbor on October 24 at The Ark. Gordon Bok will [...]

Curtain Calls

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

By John Quinn Review: 'The Gravity of Honey' The season that almost wasn't: Meadow Brook's grave situation turns to honey Meadow Brook Theatre avoided a major reordering this year. The financially strapped Oakland University was [...]

Curtain Calls XTRA

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

UMS presents exclusive U.S. performances of 'Boris Godunov' ANN ARBOR - The University Musical Society (UMS) presents six performances of "Boris Godunov" at the University of Michigan Sports Coliseum. Declan Donnellan's critically-acclaimed production of Alexander [...]

Men Of Color hosts Matrix Movie Night

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

By Brent Dorian Carpenter DETROIT - Men Of Color Motivational Group, Inc., the Detroit-based HIV/AIDS outreach organization is hosting a movie night at the Phoenix Theater to promote its HIV counseling and testing services. The [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

By Romeo San Vicente Alec Baldwin will star and co-produced the remake of "The Swimmer." © 1996 Castle Rock Entertainment. 'The Swimmer' does another lap In 1968's "The Swimmer," Burt Lancaster played a Connecticut advertising [...]

GOTCHA at The Hayloft Saloon

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

Photos by Danielle The Hayloft Saloon hosted a fundraiser for the Detroit Together Men's Chorus Sunday, aall day. Hosted by Nickki Stevens, and featureing a sexy chest contest. photos by Danielle.

Nite Out

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

Thursday Friction with Tom Newman at The Works. Rumors Nightclub hosts College night with DJ Gemini in Grand Rapids. Latino Night comes to the R&R Saloon with $1 cover. Get Thirsty with X-Cel at Thirsty [...]

Now Playing

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones fall in love in "Intolerable Cruelty." © 2003 Universal Pictures. Just Out Intolerable Cruelty In this screwball romance, divorce attorney Miles Massey (George Clooney) falls in love across the conference [...]

GOTCHA at Stilettos

By | 2018-01-23T15:03:54+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

Photos by Danielle This years Mr.contest at Stilettos was as tough as it gets, with great suits, hott talent and perfectly trimed beards, five contestants exhibited the very best in imagination and pure excitement to [...]

Community Clipboard

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center 195 West Nine Mile, Ferndale, MI 48220 Phone: (248) 398-7105 Fax: (248)541-1943 Email: info@GoAffirmations.org Web: http://www.GoAffirmations.org NEWS AT THE CENTER Women's Rap at Affirmations Revamped The women's rap group [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

By Jody Valley Readers sound off on 'one too many' (A 35-year-old gay man wrote recently saying that he was married with children and had a lover who was also happily married with childrenÑboth wives [...]

Q Scopes for men

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

By Jill Dearman Stir up trouble, Virgo! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): The Sun, moon, and Mercury will all be transiting your house of serious relationships during late October. In love matters, don't hedge [...]

Q Scopes for women

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

By Jill Dearman Stir up trouble, Virgo! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): The moon in your house of love on Oct. 23 and 24 bodes well for a romantic rendezvous. Work can wait; your [...]

’10 Smart Things’ tops charts

By | 2018-01-15T19:00:55+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

A new book by local psychotherapist Joe Kort is doing well at bookstores across the country. "10 Smart Things Gay Men Can do To Improve Their Lives" is now the number one selling book for [...]

Calling all GLBT youth and allies

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

TAYLOR - PFLAG Downriver has announced a youth outreach project that will be hosted by Grace Episcopal Church, in a partnership with Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center. The group will meet starting in November [...]

Affirmations hires new staff person

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

By Imani Williams FERNDALE - Kalvin Scarber has joined Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Center as the AmeriCore/Volunteer/HIV Educator. A Detroit native, Scarber, 37, said he is returning to his passion - youth work. He had [...]

Sparks fly at Ferndale forum

By | 2018-01-16T17:21:53+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

By Sharon Gittleman FERNDALE - Some less than good-natured sparring between City Council incumbent Craig Covey and candidate Dawn Ptaszynski brought some gasps from the audience at the Friends and Neighbors of Ferndale Candidate Forum [...]

Anti-Bush tour rocks Ann Arbor

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

By Eartha Melzer Ann Arbor - Around 1200 people filled the Power Center at the University of Michigan campus to hear Michael Moore speak Sunday as part of the tour for his new book "Dude, [...]

Out in the U.P.

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

MARQUETTE - If Randi Sherman could change one thing about the city she lives in, she might very well wish for a 24-hour restaurant. That is, after she's created a Gay-Straight Alliance in every Northern [...]

Religion:

By | 2018-01-16T06:06:33+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

Politics: Contractors must offer DP benefits in California SACRAMENTO - California is the first state to require businesses with large state contracts to offer domestic partners the same benefits that spouses enjoy, though the law [...]

Gay prisoner free after parole fight

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

Ed Walsh An ailing gay prisoner was freed last week after winning his 3-year-long battle against California Governor Gray Davis for parole. Mark Smith, 47, walked out of prison on Thursday, September 25, for the [...]

HRC dedicates headquarters

By | 2003-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2003|Uncategorized|

By Bob Roehr Blue and yellow confetti filled the air as the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) raised its flag for the first time over its new headquarters building in Washington, DC, on Coming Out Day, [...]