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A real Day Without Immigrants

In today's hi-tech society, I don't expect to see any recognition of May Day - International Worker's Day - in workplaces across the country, state or city. Besides the assumed association with communist/socialist political philosophies, [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Sister siding with Grandpa Q: I'm having a problem with my little sister, "Audrey." Well, actually, I have a problem with my grandfather and I feel like my sister doesn't support me [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Opinions|

Theater Events for the period May 11-20

TE1 Cinderella_300dpi: Michigan Opera Theatre continues its season with "Cinderella" at the Detroit Opera House. Photo: Courtesy MOT Professional Theater/Opera: Birds of a Feather A funny, heartwarming story about three generations of the Belanger family. [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Art & Around for the period May 11-20

AA1 Cassara Mural.jpg: "Water as a Destructive Element" is one of the works by Frank Cassara exhibited at the BBAC. Photo: Courtesy of BBAC Architecture/Design/Garden Tours: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Events include: Spring Tea [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Concert Connections

This Week: King's X Thurs. 5/11/06 The Magic Bag, Ferndale Sigur Ros Thurs. 5/11/06 State Theatre, Detroit Sam Roberts Band Fri. 5/12/06 Magic Stick, Detroit Thomas Dolby Sat. 5/13/06 Royal Oak Music Theatre Marvin Hamlisch [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls

Preview: 'Hastings Street' Veteran actor inspires Mosaic Youth After tackling Motown in the 1960s, the energetic young actors of Mosaic Youth Theatre are moving backwards through time to "Hastings Street," an original play with music [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Entertainment|

An answered ‘Prayer’

DETROIT - It's been a long time coming - three years since the release of his painstakingly honest autobiography ("What Becomes of the Brokenhearted") and four since his last novel ("A Love of My Own") [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Entertainment|

BTL in search of a Few Good Athletes

By John Quinn Chicago plays host to the Gay Games Sports and Cultural Festival, July 15-22. The Games will feature 12,000 participants competing in 30 sports. The festival also includes bands and choral performances, a [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

by Jack Fertig May 8, 2006 "Trust in friends, Cancer!" The passionate, energetic grand trine of Jupiter, Uranus, and Mars is being grounded by Mercury in Taurus. That suggests a productive engine is needed to [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Entertainment|

Now Playing

May 8, 2006 American Dreamz U.S. President Staton's (Dennis Quaid) popularity declines precipitously when the public confuses his newfound intellectual curiosity with mental illness. To boost his poll numbers, he agrees to appear on the [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

May 8, 2006 "Faux Diamond" Across 1 Give the once-over 5 They rise to show femme thighs 9 Juicy fruits 14 Hoisted, to your first mate 15 Line from "Rent"? 16 _____ Survive" 17 What [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Entertainment|

Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Court ducks constitutional marriage question SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court sidestepped whether it was unconstitutional under federal and state law to deny gays and lesbians the right to [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|News|

Creep of the Week: Mary Cheney

Mary Cheney Mary has been taking some heat in the wake of the publication of her new memoir and last week's "tell-all" interview with Diane Sawyer (now there's a reporter who knows how to grab [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|News|

SHe Said May 11, 2006

"You can leave this show and say, 'I think this guy is an arrogant jerk,' or think, 'This band is better than this one,' because these are your opinions. The only thing we consider unacceptable [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|News|

AIDS Consortium closes after 16 years

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - On April 28, AIDS Consortium of SE Michigan, the first AIDS service provider in Detroit to receive funding for case management services, closed its doors after 16 years. Board [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|News|

WRAP re-forms men’s group

ANN ARBOR - The next meeting of the Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project's re-formed Men's group will be Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the WRAP offices in Ann Arbor's Braun Court. The group is [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:41:14-05:00May 11th, 2006|News|

Peninsula Group seeks community input

The Peninsula Group, a volunteer strategic planning team formed in Michigan following the passage of Proposal 2 in 2004, has created an online survey to learn about the values and beliefs of Michigan's LGBT community [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|News|

TransGender Michigan seeks board members

LANSING - TransGender Michigan is seeking new board of directors members to help the organization with fundraising, program development and representing and assisting Michigan's transgender community. TransGender Michigan's mission states: "Because transgender individuals and significant [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|News|

Berkley Catholics embrace PFLAG speakers

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN BERKLEY - When the four people stepped away from the podium at Our Lady of La Salette Parish's meeting room in Berkley last week, many in the audience were daubing tears from [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:05:35-05:00May 11th, 2006|News|

FTM North a success

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman {URL KALAMAZOO - On April 29, Western Michigan University hosted FTM North, a conference for male to female transgender individuals and allies. Organizer Eric Fleming of Kalamazoo said that 65 individuals [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:19:43-05:00May 11th, 2006|News|

Support HAVEN’s ‘Art of Healing’

PONTIAC - Amidst cocktails and a strolling dinner, this year's HAVEN Promenade of Hope fundraising event, themed The Art of Healing, will showcase artwork from abuse survivors and local community members. "It's an event that [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:09:55-05:00May 11th, 2006|News|

Gay student assaulted at Hope College

By Tom Fleischmann GRAND RAPIDS - Only a few weeks before graduating from Hope College with a dual degree in Sociology and History, student Jason Burns was assaulted while leaving his campus library. After a [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|News|

Teachers strike back at Christian club

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman HOWELL - Angered by the start of a Christian club at their school, a few Howell High School teachers took an action that has some conservatives fuming. On May 2, the [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:48:13-05:00May 11th, 2006|News|

International News

by Rex Wockner Planned Moscow Pride escalates confrontations Despite a threat from Mayor Yuri Luzhkov that he "will not permit such parades," GLBT people are expected to stage Moscow's first gay-pride march May 27. In [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|News|

Michigan Log Cabin Republicans form PAC

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman WASHINGTON - On May 2, the Log Cabin Republicans of Michigan formed the Republican Pride Political Action Committee to assist in the election of fair-minded Republican candidates to local and statewide [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|News|

Nothing but a good time

FERNDALE - On Saturday, May 6, the Gerry Kulick Community Center in Ferndale was hopping with 130 young people dancing and throwing back soda pop at the largest Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center Prom [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|News|

Triangle announces summer camp for LGBT youth

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - Triangle Foundation, Michigan's statewide anti-hate crime and LGBT advocacy organization, has announced plans to be the first LGBT advocacy organization to host a summer camp for youth. Camping.OUT, which [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:38:45-05:00May 11th, 2006|News|

PFLAG brings the message home to Washington

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman WASHINGTON - For the fourth year, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays took to Capitol Hill with family photos in hand as part of their Bringing the Message Home [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:52:41-05:00May 11th, 2006|News|

At-will discrimination

In Michigan, you can be fired from your job for drinking the wrong brand of beer after work. Think about it. We LGBTs think we're in a bad situation. We can be fired simply for [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Community Connections

Need more Connections? See the complete list online at www.pridesource.com! 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: [...]

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Preview: 'Studio 2g' (Part 2) Plowshares' next frontier: The second generation of artists For Part 1 of this preview, please read this week's edition of Curtain Calls. Later this month, Plowshares Theatre Company premieres its [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:02:00-05:00May 11th, 2006|Uncategorized|