Transmissions: The tipping point

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith In the book "The Tipping Point," Malcolm Gladwell discusses that one moment where the unique becomes common, and when dramatic - even chaotic - change can occur. It is hardly a [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Scared to love Q. I will try to make this as brief as possible. I am 63-year-old homosexual woman that has never had a serious relationship with a woman. I was outed [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|Opinions|

The right side: not all bad

By Gregory Wright The midterm elections are upon us! In a few short months the first statewide elections of the year will be held. Will you vote? Despite it not being a presidential election year, [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:56:25-05:00July 20th, 2006|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period July 20-29

ARCHITECTURE/DESIGN/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Summertime Behind the Scenes tours include "Staff Life on the Estate," "The Secrets Behind the Paintings" and "Cotswold Architecture"; plus Special Interest Tours "Modernism on the Cutting Edge" [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

The laughs are backstage at Planet Ant

REVIEW: 'Curtain Call' "Curtain Call" runs late night Thu.-Sat. at Planet Ant Theatre, 2357 Caniff, Hamtramck, through July 29. Tickets: $5. For information: 313-365-4948 or In this gossip-obsessed world of ours, people seem more [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Professional Theater News from Around Town: Breathe Art presents a Summer Reception and Evening of Theatre DETROIT - Breathe Art Theatre Project invites the public to 1515 Broadway in Detroit on Wednesday, July 26 for [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period July 20-29

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: All Childish Things It's "Star Wars" fanaticism gone too far when a nerd, his two friends and one girlfriend plan a caper to heist the greatest collectibles ever. Planet Ant Theatre, Hamtramck. Thu.-Sun., [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

Concert Connections

This Week: The Hidden Cameras Fri. 7/21/06 Magic Stick, Detroit Dixie Chicks Fri. 7/21/06 Joe Louis Arena, Detroit Counting Crows & Goo Goo Dolls Fri. 7/21/06 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston Anita Baker Sat. 7/22/06 [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

Now PLaying

Compiled by Q Syndicate Clerks II Dante Hicks (Brian O'Halloran) plans to move to Florida with his fiancee, Emma (Jennifer Schwalbach). But on his last day flipping burgers at Mooby's, freedom seems like a mirage [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

You can take it with you

LANSING - When Marilyn Gard watched as Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, separating friends and family, she felt obliged to help out. "Hurricane Katrina hit and drove home the sad fact that we, as individuals, [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

Lauper returns to Games

CHICAGO - Cyndi Lauper hardly needs an introduction. As a renowned figure in the gay community, with an illustrious number of hit tunes and a recent part in the Broadway play "Threepenny Opera," Lauper is [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:46:43-05:00July 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

Newly Hatched

By Brandon Voss They refer to it as "the Incident." At the heart of "the Incident" are 15 words that frontwoman Natalie Maines of the Texas-based Dixie Chicks spoke at a London concert in March [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

Dixie Chicks not making nice

The rebellious Dixie Chicks make sure, with the unapologetic "Taking The Long Way," that they're Bush-bashing remark won't soon be forgotten. "I opened my mouth and I heard myself," lead vocalist Natalie Maines sings on [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

by Jack Fertig July 17, 2006 "Charge your batteries, Leo!" The Sun in Cancer aspecting Mars in Leo draws energy toward emotional expression and affectionate creativity. With Mercury, also in Cancer, retrograde and quincunx to [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

Crooner keeps it country

Country honky-tonker Julie Roberts doesn't tone down the twang for her sophomore album "Men & Mascara." Good for her - and us. With her smoky, blues-influenced voice, Roberts glides through a 12-track collection and which [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

Out now on DVD

Project Runway: The Complete Second Season (2005) (Weinstein Company) When "Project Runway" asks, "Are you in, or are you out?" they aren't asking about your sexuality. But they might as well be. "Project Runway" is [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

July 17, 2006 "I Lost at the Gay Games..." Across 1 Protector of k.d. lang and Janis Ian 6 Lily Tomlin's "A Prairie ___ Companion" 10 It may be hanging or dimpled 14 Samurai writer [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

Marriage News from Around the Country

Court reinstates anti-marriage amendment LINCOLN, Nebraska - A courts reinstated Nebraska's voter-approved ban on equal marriage on July 14. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a judge's ruling last year that the ban [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|News|

National News Briefs

National Security Ten-year vet discharged for attending pro-marriage rally WASHINGTON - The United States Navy has initiated discharge proceedings against a 10-year veteran who attended a June 3 rally in support of equal marriage on [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|News|

SHe Said July 20, 2006

"I can sum up the Republican agenda in nine words: Burning the flag, spurning the fag and earnings that lag." - U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) as quoted by the Tallahassee Democrat, July 16, 2006. [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|News|

What would change?

New guidelines issued by Centers for Disease Control could radically decrease the number of HIV-infected people who don't know that they are infected, and could expose others to the disease. The CDC recommendations include: *Routine [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|News|

HIV/AIDS testing – just another check up?

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman ATLANTA - The number of people who are infected with HIV and don't know it, both nationally and in Michigan, could decrease radically under proposed government guidelines that would make testing [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:00:46-05:00July 20th, 2006|News|

CMU named best LGBT campus

The Advocate selected Central Michigan University as one of the "100 Best LGBT Campuses" and will be acknowledged in a special College Guide released on Aug. 1. "I believe that CMU was selected because of [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:15:17-05:00July 20th, 2006|News|

Anti-marriage amendment fails House vote, again

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday once again rebuffed the Federal Marriage Amendment, which would have banned equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in the U.S. Constitution. The [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|News|

Gay Games VII gets underway

CHICAGO — The heat is on — and Gay Games VII is underway, too. As the Windy City wilts under an intense heat wave, nearly 12,000 athletes representing 65 countries will brave the blistering heat [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:42:01-05:00July 20th, 2006|News|

Godchaux campaign seeks additional volunteers

BIRMINGHAM - Patricia Ann "Pan" Godchaux, who is running for U.S. Congress against incumbent Joe Knollenberg in the Aug. 8 primary, needs more volunteers for her campaign. Rep. Knollenberg, who has an anti-gay legislative record, [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:13:49-05:00July 20th, 2006|News|

Single-pill treatment for HIV becomes a reality

By Bob Roehr The quest for a single-pill once-a-day treatment for HIV became a reality when the FDA approved Atripla on July 12. It combines the already approved drugs efavirenz (Sustiva), tenofovir (Viread), and emtricitabine [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|News|

Douglas McIntosh: 1962-2006

Architect and preservationist Doug McIntosh's efforts to help rebuild Detroit may be over, but his life partner will carry on his legacy. "It's going to be my job now," said Scotty James, who was with [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:55:42-05:00July 20th, 2006|News|

Court decisions attack LGBT civil rights

By Jay Kaplan This month has not been the greatest month for LGBT civil rights. On July 6, the New York Court of Appeals (the state's highest court) ruled 4-2 that it is constitutional to [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|News|

Report: Marriage equality would benefit children

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Brooke Kilyanek lives with her partner Emily Sippola and their five-month-old baby, Sanna, in Washtenaw County. Kilyanek is there when Sanna wakes up every morning, and is there to help put [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|News|

Robert ‘Reebe’ Hatcher

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman HIGHLAND PARK - A young man with "a lot of faith" was taken from the LGBT community on June 27, when Robert "Reebe" Hatcher died of complications resulting from a heart [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|News|

Rainbow House needs help

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman YPSILANTI - They have the volunteers. They have a family in need. Now, all the Rainbow House Project needs is more money. Twenty-one thousand dollars' worth, to be exact. "With the [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|News|

Stick it to the right

You may not want to take time out to vote in the Aug. 8 primary. After all, it's summer, and most of us would rather be out by a pool or sitting in a sidewalk [...]

By |2006-07-20T09:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2006|Uncategorized|