Black AIDS awareness campaign

By Dawn Wolfe In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Feb. 7, AIDS Service organizations, health departments, and other organizations in several locations across the state will be holding workshops, giving free AIDS tests, [...]

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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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Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Scram, Aries! Mars just entered Capricorn, focusing energies toward our goals. For better or worse, ambitions get more intense and goals seem more urgent. Idle hands lead to frustration and fights. Interest [...]

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Art & Around

Internationally-acclaimed Australian singing phenomenon comes to the Royal Oak Music Theatre ROYAL OAK - The Ten Tenors, a new musical force to be reckoned with, are bringing their lavish celebration of vocal power to the [...]

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Dear Jody

By Jody Valley 'Trapped' in the open Q: I am a 43 year old woman. (I guess you want to know such things.) I just started a new job. I am a supervisor of a [...]

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Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Desperately seeking 'Commuters' What's that screeching, lurching, gear-changing sound you hear? That's just every TV executive in Hollywood scrambling to find the next "Desperate Housewives." CBS execs think they've found theirs, [...]

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Ask Dr. Wang

By Dr. Kevin Wang Let's get physical Don't worry or start freaking out, running outside screaming in horror. I won't be donning sweatpants and a sweatshirt running around with a headband and legwarmers performing my [...]

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Now Playing

Just Out Alone in the Dark Edward Carnby (Christian Slater) is a paranormal investigator on the trail of the evil remnants of an ancient lost civilization. That evil manifests itself in the form of giant [...]

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Meet Carson the BTL pet of the week

Say hello to Carson, a handsome nine-month-old brown tabby cat. He is looking for a new home because his previous family no longer wanted him. He is very sweet and affectionate, and loves to be [...]

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Parting Glances

With the opening slice of the surgeon's scalpel, I felt a momentary twinge between my solar plexus and the seat of my pants. I also realized what was in store for the audience during the [...]

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Q Puzzle Clues

Beyond Leviticus Across1 ___ Raff ("Rocky Horror" character)5 Maupin stories10 Supporters of femmes14 Morales of "Resurrection Blvd."15 Like crisp prose (or the prose of Crisp?)16 Land of Emma Donoghue17 Manhandle, with "with"18 Title for 25-Across [...]

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Transmissions: No laughing matter

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith If one has spent any time on the Internet, you'll eventually find a well-meaning friend forwarding a virus warning, the urban legend about Bill Gates' e-mail tracking software, or compilations of [...]

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Perceptions to hold Valentine Dance Feb. 12

On Saturday, Feb. 12, Perceptions, a mid-Michigan LGBT community organization, will hold its third Valentine Dance from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Saginaw. Tickets are $25 at Perceptions events, [...]

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Scholarships available to LGBT journalism students

Application deadline Feb. 24 WASHINGTON DC - The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is accepting applications for its Messenger-Anderson Journalism Internship/Scholarship Program for LGBT students. Self-identified LGBT high school seniors and undergraduate college students [...]

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HARC receives Conference of Mayors grant

YPSILANTI - HIV/AIDS Resource Center recently received a national grant from the United States Conference of Mayors to work locally to help promote HIV/AIDS education and awareness among African American men. "HIV is affecting African [...]

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Black History, Gay Marriage

By Miles Christian Daniels "Activist judges" are at it again. In a scene similar to that in Massachusetts just a year ago, last Friday a New York State Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples cannot [...]

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Voices from an Urban Bush Sista!

By Imani Williams I attended Reel Pride's showing of 'The Cookie Project' Jan. 31 and was blown away by the directing talents of sista lesbian Stephanie Wynne. I showed up to the viewing with an [...]

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Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Alabama: A proposed constitutional amendment to ban equal marriage rights was approved by a House committee Feb. 2. Idaho A proposal to write a ban on equal marriage rights into the [...]

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National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Politics House urges recruiting decision reversal WASHINGTON - On Feb. 2, the House urged the federal government to contest a court decision that would allow colleges to limit the activities of [...]

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Curtain Calls

Review: 'I Hate Hamlet' There's nothing to hate about 'I Hate Hamlet' at the Hilberry Theatre Andrew Rally hates "Hamlet." It's not that he has anything against the play itself, but like many people, anything [...]

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Curtain Calls XTRA

Actor with Detroit roots returns to open Plowshares @ 15 celebration Lou Beatty Jr. to play title role in 'Paul Robeson' While preparing for the title role in "Paul Robeson" that opens Feb. 23 at [...]

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‘A real community place’

By Dawn Wolfe Common Language bookstore, an LGBT presence on Ann Arbor's Fourth Street for thirteen years, opened in its new location in Braun Court, next to the /aut/ Bar, on Jan. 4. "We had, [...]

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Fat and proud

ANN ARBOR - OK, let's start here: What is "fat liberation?" Admit it, you read the subhead and wondered, right? Well, worry not. Heather MacAllister has an answer for you. "It is the radical concept [...]

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SHe Said:

"Our second great responsibility to our children and grandchildren is to honor and to pass along the values that sustain a free society. So many of my generation, after a long journey, have come home [...]

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Big Three give big to Affirmations

By Sharon Gittleman FERNDALE - Three unprecedented donations promise to transform floor plans for the new Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center into brick and mortar. Last week, Ford Motor Company, DaimlerChrysler and General Motors [...]

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Prevent HIV and have fun for a cause

FERNDALE - Now through St. Patrick's Day, Carnival Condom Beads is donating 15 percent of the proceeds for orders of their Mardi Gras condom necklaces to Ferndale's Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center. Brian Kalakie, [...]

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GM Foundation grant rescues WAGS

FERNDALE - Wonderful Animals Giving Support, the popular Ferndale-based program that provides pet support to persons living with HIV/AIDS, was the recipient of a generous grant from the General Motors Foundation, made possible by GM [...]

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Rabbi David Saperstein at Temple Emanu-El

OAK PARK - Rabbi David Saperstein, the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, will be Temple Emanu-El's Scholar in Residence during the weekend of Feb. 25. Under Rabbi Saperstein's leadership, the Religious [...]

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U of M Union fights for trans rights

By Dawn Wolfe ANN ARBOR - The university that extended employment protection to gay and lesbian graduate employees in 1975 is refusing to do the same for transgender employees in 2005. Nor are University of [...]

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