Opus 21: Music in the key of diversity

Spring concerts feature world premiere compositions with a Motown flavor KALAMAZOO - Once upon a time, music lovers were a persnickety bunch. Tchaikovsky lovers supported the local symphony, Brubeck aficionados hit the jazz clubs and [...]

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John Paul II, R.I.P.

Paul Varnell The Cutting Edge . . . Catholics around the world are mourning the death on April 2 of Pope John Paul II, the man who headed their church for more than a quarter [...]

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Free at last

By Lawrence Ferber What makes a superb crossover pop/dance/R&B/hip-hop album? An artist with one-of-a-kind personality, phenomenal vocals, excellent production, talented guest contributors, and that sparkly quality the hip-hop kids (and now the Oxford English Dictionary!) [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:35:30-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

SHe said:

"I've been concerned for decades about presidents who claim to be born again. And knowing that everyone I knew in the fundamentalist church or in the evangelical Christian church - they wanted the rapture to [...]

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Theater Events for the period April 7 – 16

Professional Theater: And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank An extraordinary multimedia play that weaves live performances and videotaped interviews with holocaust survivors. Presented Wednesday through Sunday at Meadow Brook [...]

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Curtain Calls

Review: 'Byrd's Boy' Platitudes on ice: Lost souls seek answers at the Detroit Rep It was an interesting question playwright Bruce J. Robinson once asked himself: What possibly could have driven the son of a [...]

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Curtain Calls XTRA

Review: 'The Comedy of Errors' It's no error: BoarsHead doubles the comedy in classic Shakespeare tale It's no secret that working together can put a tremendous strain on a marriage. So with that in mind, [...]

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Meeting violence with a silent roar

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman On April 13, students at public schools and universities throughout the country will counter anti-LGBT violence and harassment with silence. Yes, silence. Since 1996, the National Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education [...]

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GR club takes hit from county

By Sarah Mieras GRAND RAPIDS - Anti-gay comments by one Kent County Commissioner have sparked a debate in Grand Rapids over one of West Michigan's most popular nightclubs. Located in the heart of downtown, Diversions [...]

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Dear Jody

Dog gone wild Q: I am writing to you because my partner of ten years ("Sally") and I are having a huge disagreement. It's all over a dog we recently got. This dog belonged to [...]

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Website discriminates against LGBT teens

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman WASHINGTON - A new website launched by the Department of Health and Human Services targeting parents of teenagers both discriminates against LGBT teens and provides inaccurate information on the use of [...]

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Y Include the T?

By Sean Kosofsky All Politics is Loco One of the most commonly asked questions from members of the GLBT community is, "Why do we include the trans community in our work and keep adding letters [...]

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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 dawnwolfe@pridesource.com, fax at 248-615-7018 or postal mail: 20793 Farmington Rd., Ste. 25, Farmington, MI 48336. FORTY WORD [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:33:57-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Ask Dr. Wang

By Dr. Kevin Wang Hepatitis 101: Part Two {ITAL Dr. Wang, Congratulations on your recent graduation and current residency in Family Medicine. I have a topic for your column that you could perhaps address in [...]

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Concert Connections

This Week: Phoenix Sat. 4/9/05 Shelter, Detroit Zap Mama Sat. 4/9/05 Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit Basia Sat. 4/9/05 6:30 p.m. State Theatre, Detroit Brendan Benson Sat. 4/9/05 Blind Pig, Ann Arbor Ambulance LTD Mon. 4/11/05 [...]

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Creep of the Week: Peter LaBarbera

Americans For Truth President Peter LaBarbera Peter LaBarbera has been a long time LGBT foe. Americans For Truth is a group that works to expose the "truth" about homosexuality, which basically amounts to some sensationalized [...]

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Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Someone filmed his life tonight Romeo's favorite wardrobe-malfunction accomplice, Justin Timberlake, is about to get his name over the title for the first time in his budding movie career. The pop [...]

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Monster in the closet

Outing is in the news again. Speculating bloggers and pundits are aflutter with questions of Republican National Committee chair Ken Mehlman's sexual orientation. Is he or isn't he? And does it really matter? Coming out [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:33:57-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman California: The state judge who ruled that gay couples should be allowed to marry stayed his decision March 30 pending the outcome of anticipated appeals to make it clear that [...]

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National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics FMA hearing scheduled for mid-April WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign reports that Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) has decided to hold a hearing on the so-called "Defense of Marriage [...]

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Now Playing

Just Out D.E.B.S. Spy-school seniors Amy, Dominique, Janet, and Max (Sara Foster, Devon Aoki, Jill Ritchie, and Meagan Good, respectively) are plaid-skirted teen crime-fighters for a secret government agency. But when one of their elite [...]

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Parting Glances

Diary for DST The pope is gone. (My fourth.) SATURDAY: I join Max and Rex - The Canines - at the Detroit Film Theater for Animation 2005. (I saw the 90-minutes of eight choice films [...]

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Q Puzzle Clues

Out of the Drag Queen's Closet Across 1 Guitar motifs from Etheridge 6 Clumsy come-on 10 Charles of "Threesome" 14 Gay porn director Francis 15 Uncommon, to Caligula 16 Photographer Catherine 17 What Vampires suck [...]

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Reach OUT

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Take a step toward a 'worldwide consumer cooperative' Are you tired of wondering if the money you spend on tennis shoes is going to a company that pays fair wages and [...]

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Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Try songwriting, Sagittarius! While Venus is lined up with the Sun, everyone is fabulous, darling! Both planets sextile Neptune stimulate spiritual and artistic brilliance until Apr. 8. Then they square Saturn, and [...]

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