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Pride 2005, Albom-style

By |2018-01-16T00:52:15-05:00June 9th, 2005|Opinions|

By John Corvino This column was due before Motor City Pride in Ferndale, even though the paper in which you're reading it wasn't published until several days afterwards. But heck - why should Mitch Albom [...]

Genetic redemption?

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|Opinions|

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith The same week that medical science grabbed headlines for determining that gay men process smells differently from straight men, another notable piece of research eluded attention. This other study, to be [...]

Because we have to

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|Uncategorized|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Several years after coming out as a lesbian, comedian and hero, Ellen DeGeneres has come out as a survivor of sexual abuse that happened when she was a teenager. I don't [...]

Art & Around

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|Entertainment|

Summer Solstice exhibitions at BBAC BIRMINGHAM - From June 10 through July 15 the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center's galleries will be brimming with artworks that are bright with heat, color and the vibrancy of the [...]

TV in the pink in June

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|Uncategorized|

During four separate evenings in June, LGBT and allied viewers will have the opportunity to relive the past 40 years of TV shows and characters that have appealed to them. "Inside TV Land: Tickled Pink," [...]

Concert Connections

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|Entertainment|

This Week: Swing Out Sister Thurs. 6/9/05 Magic Bag, Ferndale Electrelane Thurs. 6/9/05 The Shelter, Detroit Wynonna Judd Thurs. 6/9/05 Soaring Eagle Casino, Mt. Pleasant Ivy Fri. 6/10/05 Magic Stick, Detroit Natalie Cole Fri. 6/10/05 [...]

Curtain Calls

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|Entertainment|

Review: 'Hannibal of the Alps' World premiere drama at Detroit Rep examines the sexuality of poet Langston Hughes When Hannibal crossed the Alps Ð with elephants, no less Ð into Italy in 218 B.C., he [...]

Curtain Calls XTRA

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|Entertainment|

Review: 'The Laramie Project' Detroit Ensemble ends season and leaves Roseville on high note The horrific murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard in October 1998 brought the community of Laramie, Wyoming under intense scrutiny. To much [...]

Swing Out Sister at Magic Bag June 9

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|Uncategorized|

FERNDALE - With the release of "Where Our Love Grows," Swing Out Sister (Corinne Drewery and Andy Connell) begins its twentieth year of existence as purveyors of their very special brand of pop soul derived [...]

As seen on TV

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|Entertainment|

Whether it's a documentary about a gay-friendly Christian teen, the family dramatics of a gay mortician, all-gay all the time networks, or campy classic TV shows on DVD, this summer may as well be dubbed [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Kelsey Grammer is blue and hairy After years on one of the gayest sitcoms in TV history, will "Frasier"'s Kelsey Grammer finally be playing gay himself? It all depends on whom [...]

Now Playing

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|Entertainment|

Just Out The Longest Yard After violating his probation for taking part in a point-shaving scheme, NFL quarterback Paul Crewe (Adam Sandler) winds up in a Texas prison. Once inside, he and an inmate known [...]

Q Puzzle Clues

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|Entertainment|

Dramatic Poetry Across 1 Cole Porter's Miss 5 Fastener on a drag queen's pearls 10 Olympic medalist Louganis 14 Augusten Burroughs' "Running ___ Scissors" 15 Greeting for Dolly 16 Rock's longtime companion 17 Lesbian poet [...]

Q Scopes

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Avoid arguments, Virgo! Jupiter quincunx Uranus goads the imagination toward wild innovations. Venus in Cancer, aspecting both, lends a creative direction, but work on focus and discipline! To make life more interesting, [...]

Community Connections

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|Uncategorized|

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

Dear Jody

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|Opinions|

By Jody Valley Laughing matter at work Q: I work in a domestic violence shelter for battered women. We serve over 1,000 women a year. Some women come to our shelter to stay for a [...]

Carpooling with Family Pride

By |2018-01-16T00:58:02-05:00June 9th, 2005|Opinions|

By Ari Lev How exciting for a writer to have a blank sheet of paper and a new audience! I have been invited (alright, I begged) to publish my LGBT parenting column in Between The [...]

Michigan AIDS Fund to focus on prevention

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman SOUTHFIELD - An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That's the new philosophy of Michigan AIDS Fund, which will concentrate its funding on prevention programs alone during the [...]

Creep of the Week: Texas Governor Rick Perry

By |2018-01-16T00:02:18-05:00June 9th, 2005|News|

Considering Pope Benedict's recent ranting against gays and lesbians (basically the same old "gay marriage=the destruction of family" tune), I was considering crowning the pope Creep this week. But then I read that Texas Governor [...]

SHe said

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|News|

"Today's various forms of dissolution of marriage, free unions, trial marriages as well as the pseudo-matrimonies between people of the same sex are instead expressions of anarchic freedom which falsely tries to pass itself off [...]

AFA suspends Ford boycott

By |2018-01-15T23:29:59-05:00June 9th, 2005|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - On again, off again. That's the story of the attempted American Family Association boycott of Ford Motor Company. One week after announcing the boycott, on June 6 the AFA [...]

Michigan News briefs

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|News|

UofM to host spring/summer LGBTQ Coming Out Group ANN ARBOR - The University of Michigan/Ann Arbor Office of LGBT Affairs will offer a nine-week coming out group beginning June 9. The group will help participants [...]

Bracelet sale to benefit TransGender Michigan

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|News|

LANSING - TransGender Michigan has joined the Lance Armstrong Foundation, AIDS Partnership Michigan, and other organizations that are using brightly-colored silicone bracelets to raise funds and awareness. TransGender Michigan's orange bracelets say, "Transgenerator," and the [...]

Get your house in order with Divine Peace

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman CLARKSTON - Divine Peace Metropolitan Community Church will host a day-long series of free workshops on June 11 to help participants get their financial, personal and relationship "houses" in order. Individual [...]

Thousands flock to Ferndale for Motor City Pride

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman FERNDALE - Roughly thirty-five to forty thousand business people, artists, activists, organizers and revelers made downtown Ferndale their temporary home on June 5 for Motor City Pride 2005. Sean Kosofsky, policy [...]

People are the festival at Motor City Pride 2005

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|News|

By Sharon Gittleman FERNDALE - Motor City Pride 2005 painted a true picture of the many faces of Michigan's LGBT and gay-friendly communities. Thousands of people passed under the rainbow balloons arching over Nine Mile [...]

Troy poster protest has reverse effect

By |2018-01-16T11:11:33-05:00June 9th, 2005|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman FERNDALE - A protest by anti-gay parents in Troy has backfired. Rather than stopping a message of tolerance, that message has proliferated beyond Michigan. The poster, which was created by Ferndale's [...]

A Woman’s Prerogative to close after 13 years

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman FERNDALE - After thirteen years, Ferndale's women's bookstore will be closing its doors this month. "My first priority was to find someone to keep the store open as 'A Woman's Prerogative [...]

What does Pride mean to you?

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Pride means hugs. New and old friends hug each other, partners hug each other - in public - and PFLAG parents hug everyone. Pride means activism, from the Human Rights Campaign [...]

New website responds to AFA boycott of Ford

By |2018-01-15T22:43:11-05:00June 9th, 2005|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman BOSTON - Three people. Three cities. Three hours. Just like that, a website responding to the American Family Association's attempted boycott of Ford Motor Company was born. The site was the [...]

National News Briefs

By |2018-01-15T16:23:33-05:00June 9th, 2005|News|

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman National Security Gay Purple Heart honoree discharged SANTA BARBARA, Ca. - Sgt. Robert Stout, the Army sergeant who came out after being awarded the Purple Heart for bravery in Iraq, [...]

Marriage News from Around the Country

By |2005-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2005|News|

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman California: A bill to legalize equal marriage rights died June 2 after it failed to gain the simple majority needed to pass the state Assembly. The bill lost by four [...]

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