Community Connections

Get connected! Non-profit organizations are encouraged to send listings of ongoing events to Community Connections via email at, fax at 248-615-7018 or postal mail: 20793 Farmington Rd., Ste. 25, Farmington, MI 48336. FORTY WORD [...]

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Art & Around

Arab World Music Festival continues with free improv artist Sam Shalabi ANN ARBOR - The University Musical Society presents the provocative avant-garde musician Sam Shalabi as part of UMS's Arab World Music Festival on Wednesday, [...]

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National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Family Rights Lesbian regains custody of kids AUGUSTA, Ga. - A mother who said her children were taken away from her because she's gay has regained custody after a state appeals [...]

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Concert Connections

Upcoming:Marc CohnMon. & Tues. 1/3-4/05 8 p.m.The Ark, Ann ArborTim Conway & Harvey KormanSat. 1/8/05Fox Theatre, Detroit Jonny LangMon. 1/10/05 8 p.m.The Ark, Ann ArborB.B. KingSat. 1/15/05 8 p.m.Fox Theatre, DetroitEddie From OhioSun. 1/16/05 and [...]

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Curtain Calls

Review: 'Pedro Orsini's Parade of Penniless Players' Playful production provides plenty of pleasure If an actor's life is full of strife, as Pedro Orsini's Parade of Penniless Players want you to believe at the opening [...]

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Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Home for Christmas Q: I know you probably get a million of these letters at Christmas and other holidays, but I just wanted to tell you how my partner and I solved [...]

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Ask the Debt Free Diva

By Dee Dee Sung Call 248-205-1453 to open a "Paramount Partners Line" Checking or Savings Account by By Jan. 20 and receive a copy of Dee Dee Sung's book "The Debt Free Diva - From [...]

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Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente B.D. Wong who co-stars on "Law & Order: SVU" is set direct the indie romantic comediy "Social Grace." NBC. B.D. Wong delivers 'Grace' Actor B.D. Wong has a Tony Award for [...]

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Make history January 12

Given the election of George W. Bush nationally, and the passage of Proposal 2 in Michigan, right now it seems as though the darkness will never end for our community. That's just what the Religious [...]

By |2004-12-23T09:00:00-05:00December 23rd, 2004|Uncategorized|

Now Playing

Just Out Blade: Trinity Vampire-slayer Blade (Wesley Snipes) reluctantly accepts help from his mentor's daughter, Abigail (Jessica Biel), and her wisecracking pal Hannibal (Ryan Reynolds) when sibling bloodsuckers (Parker Posey and Callum Keith Rennie) summon [...]

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Q Puzzle Clues

Tom Swifties Across1 Femme character in "Mango Kiss"5 Has more than a one-night stand10 Court records14 Leave-Beaver bridge15 Like Emma Donoghue16 Perks of top seeds17 "Will's roomie has poise," he said ___19 Org. of fey [...]

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Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Charm and dazzle, Sagittarius! Mercury and Venus are dancing together through Sagittarius, promoting more than holiday vivacity. Sextile to Neptune they offer whimsy and magic. The general effect can get excessive, but [...]

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SHe Said:

"As we go forward, younger voters are gradually going to move the country in the direction of greater acceptance of gay marriage - whether Karl Rove wants it or not." - Ruy Teixeira, a joint [...]

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Theater Events for the period Dec. 23 – Jan. 8

Professional Theater: A Christmas Carol Nineteenth century London comes alive as Ebenezer Scrooge encounters the Spirits of Christmas in this original adaptation by Geoffrey Sherman. Presented Wednesday through Sunday at the BoarsHead Theatre, through Dec. [...]

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A season for giving

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith They say the holidays are the season of giving, yet many transfolks will go wanting this year. For some transgender folks, the holiday season will be spent in a homeless shelter, [...]

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Get a dose of ‘Testosterone’

Dean Seagrave (David Sutcliffe), a successful graphic novelist with writer's block, hasn't been himself since his sexy Argentine lover Pablo (Antonio Sabato, Jr.) left their California beach house on a cigarette run and never returned. [...]

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Lesbian Methodist Minister defrocked

By Jason Victor Serinus On Dec. 2, eighteen months after Rev. Beth Stroud, 34-year old associate pastor of Philadelphia's First United Methodist Church of Germantown, sent a letter to her congregation announcing that was "a [...]

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CHAG expands space, mission

By Dawn Wolfe DETROIT - On Dec. 17, roughly two hundred people walked through a red-carpeted entrance into the realization of a dream. After four years of working and "literally [saving] every penny that we [...]

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Noah’s Arc lands in Detroit

The Noah's Arc screening at the Palladium Dec. 4 was a huge success. The show has been picked by the Logo cable network and is scheduled to begin airing in the spring. Pictured, from left, [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:56:47-05:00December 23rd, 2004|Uncategorized|

Marching for equality in Ypsilanti

YPSILANTI - In response to Proposal 2 and other recent discriminatory legislation targeting the LGBT community, the Project YES Players and Eastern Michigan University students held a march for equal rights on Thurs. Dec. 9. [...]

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Call her Mrs. Focker

Fockers11: If the last half of this year has been a real drag for gays (pardon the pun), things are certainly looking up at last. No, the Ohio recount hasn't resulted in John Kerry miraculously [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:42:41-05:00December 23rd, 2004|Uncategorized|

Being seen

Review by Dawn Wolfe Just as there is not only one way to live one's gender, there is no one category into which to fit Jamison Green's book, "Becoming a Visible Man." Equal parts history, [...]

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Time to fight back!

By Dawn Wolfe On January 12, 2005 Michigan's legislators will return from their winter break. The LGBT community will be waiting for them. Thanks to the efforts of both old and new LGBT community leaders, [...]

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Nichelle Ussery and Urban

By Imani Williams DETROIT - Native Detroiter Nichelle Ussery is representing her hometown as an African-American lesbian author and as publisher of Ussery, who started two years ago, grew up on Detroit bad-boy [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:35:34-05:00December 23rd, 2004|Uncategorized|