Commentary: Anything but marriage

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By Mubarak Dahir Ever since the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued its momentous ruling in November, some forces have been marshalling to figure out how to thwart granting gay and lesbian couples legal marriage. It's [...]

Voices from an Urban Bush Sistah!

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By Imani Williams Despite the cold in Michigan there are plenty of feel good ways to enjoy the new year. Most of us have some friends whom we have unintentionally managed to neglect over the [...]

CDC reports mixed news on AIDS, syphilis

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By Brent Dorian Carpenter ATLANTA - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports on HIV/AIDS and syphilis, and the results for 2002 are mixed. The good news: [...]

APM’s Purple Raider

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DETROIT - Barbara Murray doesn't mince words. She has no qualms calling the Bush Administration's push toward abstinence only HIV/AIDS prevention messages "criminal" or calling the response of some religious leaders to the AIDS epidemic [...]

Faith networking

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ANN ARBOR - When one thinks of "faith-based advocacy" one might think of the religious right rather than LGBT rights. If there's one thing the religious right is good at it's organizing and mobilizing against [...]

The HOPE Fund Awards $20,000 in Grants

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DETROIT - The Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan (CFSEM) has announced three grants totaling $20,000 from the Foundation's HOPE Fund to nonprofit organizations serving southeast Michigan's LGBT communities. The grants will support three new initiatives, [...]

Editorial: Putting faces with the names

By | 2018-01-16T16:51:10+00:00 April 1st, 2008|Uncategorized|

2004 is upon us - an election year no less. 2003 brought LGBT people big things: the U.S. Supreme Court smacked down sodomy laws, same-sex Canadian couples got legally married, the Massachusetts Supreme Court said [...]

Art & Around

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Sultry jazz vocalist Claudia Acuna will set East Lansing on fire EAST LANSING - The Wharton Center will present jazz vocalist Claudia Acu–a on Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. at the Pasant Theatre. Acu–a ignites [...]

Curtain Calls

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Theater community responds with suggestions on how to make Detroit 'cool' in 2004 and beyond "How can we create 'cool' in Michigan?" That's the million-dollar question Governor Jennifer M. Granholm asked an energized audience at [...]

Gays help drive auto show success

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By Sharon Gittleman DETROIT - LGBT people don't only develop design concepts, run auto corporations and build the cars the world drives. Gays and lesbians help bring the industry's innovations in engineering and style to [...]

Gay pride on screen at LGBT movie fest

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By Sharon Gittleman Seen your share of elves and trolls this season? The Triangle Foundation's Reelpride LGBT film festival has some fantasy films of an entirely different nature for movie-lovers. Event organizers hope, "Mango Kiss," [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

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By Romeo San Vicente Latifah's 'last holiday' When you think of Queen Latifah's acting counterparts, it's not a big mental leap to Sir Alec Guinness, now is it? Well, then, it won't be for long [...]

GOTCHA at The Rainbow Room

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Photos by Danielle Serena Escevelle celebrated her birthday at many places around the city, we were able to catch up to her at the Rainbow Room were friends and fans gathered to enjoy her show [...]

GOTCHA at The Rattle Box

By | 2008-04-01T09:00:00+00:00 April 1st, 2008|Uncategorized|

Photos by Danielle The Rattle Box kicked of the new year with its' first underwear party. Briefs or boxers, BVDs or fruit of the loom was the style of the night.

Nite Out

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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

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Just Out Cheaper by the Dozen When Tom Baker (Steve Martin) is offered his dream job, coaching his college alma mater's football team, he and wife Kate (Bonnie Hunt) move their 12 kids to Chicago. [...]

Community Clipboard

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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 Affirmations is home to nearly 150 groups every month! That's a lot of people [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2008-04-01T09:00:00+00:00 April 1st, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Jody Valley Listening to Mom Q: I just talked to my mom on the phone and, as always, it is so upsetting. I just don't know what to do. I feel so helpless when [...]

Q Scopes for men

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By Jill Dearman Extend your holiday, Taurus! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): It may be the beginning of the year, but this is actually the perfect time for you to look back on what [...]

Q Scopes for women

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By Jill Dearman Extend your holiday, Taurus! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): Your ruler Mars makes an irritating aspect to the Sun during the first half of January. Just make sure you take the [...]