The Gay Moralist: The marriage quandary

By John Corvino Recently my partner Mark and I attended the 32nd annual Hume Society conference in Toronto. (David Hume, an eighteenth-century Scottish philosopher, was the subject of my doctoral dissertation.) Mark has traveled with [...]

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Editorial: School is in

It's the end of the summer, which means the beginning of yet another school year. LGBT students share many of the same concerns as their straight counterparts: finding their classes, who to sit with at [...]

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Book Marks

By Richard Labonte Breakfast with Tiffany: An Uncle's Memoir By Edwin John Wintle. Miramax Books, 312 pages, $24.95 hardcover. The author of this blend of warmhearted memoir and unorthodox parenting guide - a self-described drama [...]

By |2005-09-01T09:00:00-04:00September 1st, 2005|Entertainment|

Concert Connections

This Week: Rolling Stones Wed. 8/31/05 Comerica Park, Detroit Arts, Beats, & Eats Featuring Ciara, Sloan, The Ojays, Better Than Ezra, Rick Springfield and more 9/2 through 9/5/05 Downtown Pontiac ABC and English Beat Wed. [...]

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Curtain Calls

Preview: 'An Immaculate Misconception' Science and ethics collide in timely drama Some might find it ironic that a scientist who spent much of his first career preventing birth is now, in his third career, writing [...]

By |2005-09-01T09:00:00-04:00September 1st, 2005|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period Sep. 1-10

Professional Theater: Altar Boyz A holy-inspiring musical comedy about five small-town boys trying to save the world one screaming fan at a time. City Theatre, Detroit. Tue.-Sun. Sep. 6-Dec. 18. 313-872-1000. And The Winner [...]

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Take a walk! – for a cause

Fall will soon be here, and with the change of seasons comes a chance for you to make a positive change in the course of the AIDS epidemic. AIDS walks will be taking place around [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:52:12-05:00September 1st, 2005|Uncategorized|

Triangle Foundation Dinner Sept. 18

DEARBORN - The eleventh annual Triangle Foundation Dinner will take place at the Ford Conference and Event Center on Sept. 18. This year's keynote speaker is Mary Frances Berry, a persistent advocate for equal rights [...]

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Come OUT and Laugh with Affirmations

ROYAL OAK - Join Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center in welcoming comedian Kate Clinton to Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle this Oct. 19 for the organization's annual FUNdraiser Come Out and Laugh. According to Kate [...]

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Q Puzzle Clues

In the Bag Across 1 Bear's fur 5 "The Hours" producer Rudin 10 Sometime defender of gay rights 14 Atop 15 "Gone With the Wind" heroine Scarlett 16 Shaped meat dish 17 They wave their [...]

By |2005-09-01T09:00:00-04:00September 1st, 2005|Entertainment|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Lost in a fire Q: Recently there was a fire in my house, it started in the basement. The fire officials say it was an electrical fire. I don't think there was [...]

By |2005-09-01T09:00:00-04:00September 1st, 2005|Opinions|

SHe Said Sept. 1, 2005

"Housing and employment are not special rights. I think the right to live somewhere and to live where you please or to work where you please, as long as you're not bothering anybody else, is [...]

By |2005-09-01T09:00:00-04:00September 1st, 2005|News|

Affirmations hosts Back to School Bash

FERNDALE - On Sept. 9, Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center is hosting an event that is part party, part networking meeting for LGBT students preparing to go back to school. The purpose of the [...]

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Reconciliation MCC to offer Bible study

GRAND RAPIDS - Reconciliation Metropolitan Community Church will hold a study about "what the Bible does and does not say about homosexuality" for six weeks beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. Reverend Dan Bennett, [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:18:19-05:00September 1st, 2005|News|

Family Town Hall to be held in Ferndale Sept. 14

FERNDALE - The first-ever town hall meeting on LGBT family issues is coming to Ferndale. Triangle Foundation is the lead sponsor of a town hall meeting in Ferndale that will bring together LGBT community leaders [...]

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MCC ordains pastor in Battle Creek

BATTLE CREEK - Robert Bond, who has served as Interim Pastor Leader of Sign of the Covenant Metropolitan Community Church for the past 5 years, will be ordained into Christian ministry on Sept. 24 at [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:12:13-05:00September 1st, 2005|News|

The height of fair-minded fashion

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman SPRING LAKE - A small project begun at Duke University to change perceptions about homophobia on campus has spread across the United States and is finding roots in Michigan. Or, rather, [...]

By |2005-09-01T09:00:00-04:00September 1st, 2005|News|

Back to school with Forum funds

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman CENTER LINE - In June, the Forum Foundation awarded three scholarships to outstanding pro-gay student activists to help them along in their studies. Liana Mulholland, Russell Sommer, and Aryn Leigh McCumber [...]

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Crystal meth support group forming

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman FERNDALE - In response to the crystal meth epidemic, the Midwest AIDS Prevention Project is joining with Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center to create the first support group for people [...]

By |2005-09-01T09:00:00-04:00September 1st, 2005|News|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Law Man receives four year sentence for murder of trans woman WASHINGTON - Joel Robles, a 29 year-old transgender woman who was stabbed to death last year, will never report [...]

By |2005-09-01T09:00:00-04:00September 1st, 2005|News|

Wilde Awards Program

Cocktail and Hors d'oeuvre Reception 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. The Awards Ceremony 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. I. Introduction - Matthew Barton II. Greeting - Special Guest III. Musical Performance: "Gotta Get A Gimmick" [...]

By |2005-09-01T09:00:00-04:00September 1st, 2005|Guides|

Now Playing

Just Out The 40-Year-Old Virgin Middle-aged stock clerk Andy's (Steve Carell) work buddies vow to hook him up with a woman after they make the shocking discovery that he has never had sex. There is [...]

By |2005-09-01T09:00:00-04:00September 1st, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Don't tease, Libra! Venus and Jupiter are now bright in the western sky after sunset, decorous in the heavens, and shining charm and beauty upon earth. They are both quincunx Mars in [...]

By |2005-09-01T09:00:00-04:00September 1st, 2005|Entertainment|

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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Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Arizona: More than a year before the general election, U.S. Sen. John McCain is backing an initiative that would change Arizona's Constitution to ban equal marriage rights and deny government [...]

By |2005-09-01T09:00:00-04:00September 1st, 2005|News|