Art & Around

Poetry comes alive in 'Def Poetry Jam' at Wharton Center EAST LANSING - "Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam," the lyrical, smart, hilarious and searingly honest new show that has become a true phenomenon on Broadway, [...]

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Community Clipboard

Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center 195 West Nine Mile, Ferndale, MI 48220 Phone: (248) 398-7105 Fax: (248)541-1943 Email: Web: News at the Center: Gay American Smoke Out Come celebrate the 3rd annual [...]

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Curtain Calls

The importance of family is theme of one-man play visiting Detroit before opening in New York Steve Scionti is one of a rare breed. When the actor/writer gets ticked off about something, he doesn't simply [...]

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Curtain Calls XTRA

By John Quinn Good grief: Detroit Rep stages world premiere of humorist's first comedy The Detroit Repertory Theatre opens its 46th season with the professional premiere of humorist Esther Blumenfeld's first play, "Here and There." [...]

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Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Crazy life isn't fair Q: Jody, I just don't know what to do or where to turn. Life just isn't fair and I just want to scream. Everything has been going wrong [...]

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Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente She rocks, she docs Her latest film, "Prey for Rock & Roll," rocked its way into theaters in October, but the other chapter of Gina Gershon's journey through the mosh pit [...]

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We often use the term "LGBT community" when speaking in general of issues that impact a majority of people who fall into the categories that make up LGBT. It's a misnomer, really, but it's what [...]

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Historically Black, Historically Gay

By Brent Dorian Carpenter Paris Barclay was born August 16, 1963 in Gary, Indiana. He attended La Lumiere Boarding Prep High School in La Porte, Indiana before heading off to Harvard. Openly gay from an [...]

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National Newsbriefs

Gephardt blasts Bush for marriage amendment support St. Louis - Rep. Dick Gephardt released a statement criticizing President Bush's support for a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marrige in the U.S. "It is time [...]

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Nite Out

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 [...]

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Now Playing

Just Out The Human Stain Classics professor Dr. Coleman Silk (Anthony Hopkins) has more than his share of complicated problems. He's been fired from his teaching job for racism, he's recently widowed, and he's become [...]

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Parting Glances

In 1987 some 165, 000 people pledged $1,000 to Muskegon-born Jim Bakker's Heritage U.S.A., a Bible-themed vacation and recreation village. For their ready cash each was promised a four-day stay and a down home Gospel [...]

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Q Scopes for men

By Jill Dearman Calm down, Taurus! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): The moon close to Saturn in your house of home and family could make you skittish about dealing with parents or siblings. Avoidance [...]

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Q Scopes for women

By Jill Dearman Calm down, Taurus! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): Mercury, Venus, and Pluto will all transit your house of travel in mid-November. Follow your wanderlust. You need to see more of the [...]

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Voices from an Urban Bush Sista

By Imani Williams I consider myself to be a spiritual person and I make a distinction between being spiritual and religious. In doing so, tradition honoring my ancestors is of personal significance as I make [...]

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Profile: Amyre Makupson

Life has come full circle for Amyre Makupson, and the recently retired Emmy Award-winning television news anchor couldn't be happier. "I'm having the time of my life," Makupson said of her latest gig - starring [...]

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Ford GLOBE employees honored

Twelve members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employee network (GLOBE) at Ford Motor Company were honored during the fourth annual Corporate Diversity and Worklife Summit: Learning from Our Past-Shaping Our Future, sponsored by [...]

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HRC launches marriage ad campaign

WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign launched a new ad campaign this week aimed at educating the public about the fundamental rights and benefits that are granted to couples in this country by obtaining a [...]

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PFLAG Detroit announces scholarship program

The Board of Directors of PFLAG-Detroit announced Monday their 2nd annual scholarship program. Each year three $500 college scholarships are awarded to students who have shown support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender individuals or [...]

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Ferndale election results

FERNDALE - By 9:30 p.m. Nov. 4 it was clear that Mayor Robert Porter and Councilman Craig Covey, both endorsed by Pride PAC, had secured reelection in Ferndale. Less clear was the status of Jackie [...]

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Gilmour to speak at HRC

BTL Staff Report DETROIT - Ford Motor Company Vice Chairman Allan Gilmour is a featured speaker at the Fourteenth Annual Michigan Human Rights Campaign Dinner on Nov. 15. Gilmour, the country's highest ranking openly gay [...]

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Hodges book signing in Ann Arbor

Ben Hodges, author of "Forbidden Acts: Pioneering Gay and Lesbian Plays of the 20th Century" (Applause Theatre and Cinema Books) will be at Common Language Bookstore in Ann Arbor (215 S. Fourth Ave.) Nov. 19 [...]

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Military maneuvers

By Bob Roehr The promotion of controversial general Robert T. Clark is on hold again. The nomination was reported out of the Senate Armed Services Committee on a voice vote in late October. It had [...]

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A Park Place for singletons?

Business Week looks at unmarried Americans At a time when gays and lesbians are actively seeking the right to get married, traditional American families as we know them, and supposedly love and dearly uphold them, [...]

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Homophobic radio remarks spark action

By Brent Dorian Carpenter DETROIT - In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in June overturning Texas' sodomy laws and decriminalizing homosexuality, many in the public sector seem to have declared open season on [...]

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GOTCHA at Gigi’s

Photos by Danielle Saturday night the Cabaret room at GiGi's features some of the finest enterainment the city has to offer. Hosted by Nickki Stevens and a cast of always changing beauties the show brings [...]

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GOTCHA at the Rainbow Room

Photos by Danielle On Sunday, the Rainbow Room features a show with the wild antics of Trixe DeLuxxe. With outstanding talent from everywhere the show is a mix of planned and spontaneous fun to cap [...]

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