Two Lansing choruses sing in May

LANSING - Greater Lansing Gay Men's Chorus will present its spring concert, "Through the Years," on Friday & Saturday, May 13 & 14 at the Michigan State University Kellogg Center at 8 p.m. Songs will [...]

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Film honors Detroit activist

DETROIT - The film "Professional Revolutionary" tells the story of celebrated activist Detroiter Saul Wellman who died at the age of 90 in late 2003. According to the film's web site, "Saul Wellman changed with [...]

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Concert to benefit TransGender Michigan

LANSING - Kate Peterson, Sarah Cleaver and Lazy Sunday will appear at Magdalena's Tea House on Sunday, May 22 from 4-7 p.m. in a benefit performance for TransGender Michigan. Tickets are $5-$200 (sliding scale), and [...]

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Meet Chico the BTL pet of the week

Chico is a handsome ten-month-old Labrador/Newfoundland mix with a gorgeous black coat. He is looking for a new home because he was getting too big for his previous home. Chico will be a very large [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:22:15-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Reach OUT

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Environmental movies at a venue near you! On Thursday, May 12, the East Michigan Environmental Action Council will present "The End of Suburbia." Journalist and WSU Professor Jack Lessenberry will give [...]

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Reach OUT

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Race for the Cure Saturday, June 11 Planned Parenthood of S.E. Michigan is forming a team to participate in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Race for the Cure on [...]

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SHe Said:

"If you have kids who are in schools where they can't learn to read and your husband or wife has no job, and there's potholes in the middle of the street, gay people really are [...]

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APM does the Time Warp again

DETROIT - AIDS Partnership Michigan's 15th annual Time Warp fundraising event saw smaller numbers in attendance and funds raised even as the organization is grappling with budget cuts from state and federal funding sources. Time [...]

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OBITUARY: Martha Charles

LATHRUP VILLAGE - Martha Charles, a co-founder of Lesbian A-Sisters, died April 6 of heart disease. She was 60. Born in Crawfordsville, Ind., Charles was just a toddler when her family moved to Michigan. She [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:54:36-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Colorado: Republicans failed this week to get a constitutional ban on equal marriage rights on the November ballot after opponents called it an attempt to write discrimination into the state [...]

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National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics Gay-rights foe admits to same-sex relations SPOKANE, Wash. - Mayor James E. West, a Republican foe of equal rights for gays, was caught by a Washington newspaper using the [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:00:35-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Kerry pans same-sex marriage

By Bob Roehr BOSTON- The Massachusetts Democratic Party is expected to adopt a party platform that includes a provision supporting marriage equality when it meets on May 14. Equal marriage is now part of the [...]

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Microsoft to support gay rights

By Lisa Keen In a stunning reversal, the Microsoft Corporation announced May 6 that it will not remain "neutral" in the fight for equal rights for gays. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive officer, sent an [...]

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Complicity in hypocrisy

By Mubarak Dahir Hypocrisy was the word of the day when the Spokesman-Review, a daily newspaper in Spokane, Washington, recently published the findings of a three-year investigative effort that proved the mayor there led a [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:43:16-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Art & Around

Wayne State hosts celebration of Detroit film and media art DETROIT - This year's annual Wayne State University Film and Media Arts festival, MovingMedia 2005, has widened its scope and expanded into a five-day event [...]

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Concert Connections

This Week: Tranny Roadshow Fri. 5/13/05 8 p.m. Trumbullplex, Detroit Keri Noble Sun. 5/15/05 The Ark, Ann Arbor Thievery Corporation Tues. 5/17/05 Majestic Theatre, Detroit Rilo Kiley Wed. 5/18/05 7 p.m. St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit [...]

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Curtain Calls

Review: 'Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train' Drama delivers message that God can be found in the most unusual places - and people If there is one spot on Earth where you might not expect to [...]

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Curtain Calls XTRA

By John Quinn Review: 'Margaret Garner' A night at the opera: A triumph for MOT Detroit witnessed a bit of theatrical history this past Saturday as Michigan Opera Theatre presented the world premiere of "Margaret [...]

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Theater Events for the period May 12 – 21

Professional Theater: Brighton Beach Memoirs Part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy is a portrait of the writer as a Brooklyn teenager in 1937. Staged Wednesday through Sunday (excluding Friday) by the Jewish Ensemble Theatre [...]

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Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Kristin Chenoweth gets Dusty Dusty Springfield may be gone, but her memory is about to get a well-deserved shot in the arm. Tony-winning singer/actor Kristin Chenoweth has signed on to play [...]

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Now Playing

Just Out The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy When the earth is destroyed, mild-mannered Englishman Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman) and his intergalactic travel-writer pal, Ford Prefect (Mos Def), become galaxy-hopping hitchhikers. Romantic entanglements and life-threatening [...]

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Q Puzzle Clues

Queer for a (Half) Day Across 1 Article of Fassbinder's 4 Claim of some porn stars 11 Mary Cheney's partner Heather 14 "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" mountain 15 Blanche Wiesen Cook subject 16 River of Ulrichs' [...]

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Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Realize your fantasies, Aquarius! Mars is conjunct Uranus, urging us ahead of ourselves and provoking fits of brilliance, but also causing careless accidents. Jupiter is quincunx to that conjunction, offering tremendous opportunities [...]

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Dear Jody

By Jody Valley 'I could have danced all night' Q: I love to dance. Mostly, I like ballroom dancing, but I also like to line dance and like some of the older music to dance [...]

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AIDS is 24/7, but funding goes part time

On Saturday night, AIDS Partnership Michigan hosted its annual Time Warp fundraiser at The Roostertail in Detroit. Hundreds of people attended the black tie affair, which raised a significant amount of money for the state's [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:59:47-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Blaming the victim

By John Corvino Opponents of homosexuality often claim that gay people lead miserable lives. To the extent that this claim is true (and it's generally not), it's largely because of the actions of those making [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:42:31-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|