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Pride 2005, Albom-style

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 [...]

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Genetic redemption?

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 [...]

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

Because we have to

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 [...]

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Art & Around

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 [...]

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

TV in the pink in June

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," [...]

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Concert Connections

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 [...]

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

Curtain Calls

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 [...]

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

Curtain Calls XTRA

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 [...]

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

Swing Out Sister at Magic Bag June 9

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 [...]

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As seen on TV

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 [...]

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

Deep Inside Hollywood

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 [...]

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

Now Playing

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 [...]

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

Q Puzzle Clues

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 [...]

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Q Scopes

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, [...]

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

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 [...]

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Dear Jody

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 [...]

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

Carpooling with Family Pride

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 [...]

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

Michigan AIDS Fund to focus on prevention

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 [...]

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

Creep of the Week: Texas Governor Rick Perry

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 [...]

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

SHe said

"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 [...]

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AFA suspends Ford boycott

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 [...]

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

Michigan News briefs

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 [...]

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

Bracelet sale to benefit TransGender Michigan

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 [...]

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

Get your house in order with Divine Peace

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 [...]

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

Thousands flock to Ferndale for Motor City Pride

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 [...]

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People are the festival at Motor City Pride 2005

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 [...]

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Troy poster protest has reverse effect

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 [...]

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

A Woman’s Prerogative to close after 13 years

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 [...]

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

What does Pride mean to you?

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 [...]

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

New website responds to AFA boycott of Ford

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 [...]

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

National News Briefs

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, [...]

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

Marriage News from Around the Country

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 [...]

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