Parting Glances A ‘guest’ uninvited

After six months, I'm recovering from my traumatic move from my residence of 24 years, an 80-year-old landmark apartment building slowly turning condo in Detroit's Cultural Center. There was only one other tenant on my [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:53:21-05:00September 14th, 2006|Opinions|

All Politics is Loco: DeVos de-cloaked

By Sean Kosofsky By now most of you know the cult leader, soap-salesman and pyramid marketing con-artist Dick DeVos Jr. is running for governor of the great State of Michigan. He has spent $15 million [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:19:33-05:00September 14th, 2006|Opinions|

General Gayety: Teen rainbow tales

A friend handed me a book and commanded me to read it. It was "Rainbow Boys," a novel about three high school seniors in varying stages of coming out. I'm not now, nor have I [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:47:10-05:00September 14th, 2006|Opinions|

Transmissions: Sour notes

For well over a decade, the Michigan Women's Music Festival has been barred transgender women from attending, thanks to a "womyn-born-womyn" policy. This has led to years of protests on behalf of the transgender community, [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:10:56-05:00September 14th, 2006|Opinions|

Preparing your backyard for winter

As the weather cools, many homeowners already have a system in place to help prepare their home's exterior for the looming winter season. Making sure outdoor furniture is stored away and bushes and young trees [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:34:03-05:00September 14th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Home buying made easier by gay business partners

Chris Campbell Senior loan consultant Royal Oak (248) 890-7726 Jason Vorva Real estate agent Livonia (734) 645-4796 The gay community faces several obstacles straight people don't when taking out loans for a home. [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:41:43-05:00September 14th, 2006|Uncategorized|


Other local real estate agents and loan consultants: Kathleen Borucki, mortgage specialist Flagstar Bank, Madison Heights (248) 547-1524 Lori Ferranti, mortgage specialist Flagstar Bank, Rochester (248) 652-8730 Ralph Catana, real estate agent Real Estate One, [...]

By |2006-09-14T09:00:00-04:00September 14th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Furniture moves into the bathroom

Bathrooms have gone from cramped rooms tucked away at the end of the hall that merely served their purpose, to large, airy showplaces. From state-of-the-art showers and whirlpool tubs to high-end countertops and cabinetry, the [...]

By |2006-09-14T09:00:00-04:00September 14th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Copper no longer practical for plumbing

With copper hitting record high prices in recent months, not only is it becoming a more expensive plumbing option, but also a more attractive theft item. The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries estimates that copper [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:24:14-05:00September 14th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Energy saving tips for homeowners

With escalating energy costs and rising prices for home improvement projects, everyone is looking for ways to conserve and cut costs without breaking the bank on the initial investment. Adding a simple storm door may [...]

By |2006-09-14T09:00:00-04:00September 14th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Seniors benefit from natural light

According to the Center of Design For An Aging Society in Portland, Ore., older people need more light (about three-to-five times more than younger people) for both vision and maintaining health. Seniors are well aware [...]

By |2006-09-14T09:00:00-04:00September 14th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Using tile with style

Bringing tile out of the bathroom and kitchen When you think of tile, does your design sense go immediately to the bath or kitchen? Yes, it is a perfect material for use in those rooms [...]

By |2006-09-14T09:00:00-04:00September 14th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Time to winterize your lawn mower

Soon, the leaves will change color, the birds will fly South, squirrels will hide acorns and the grass will slip into a dormant state of rest. Once this pattern begins - in late September in [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:17:51-05:00September 14th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period Sept. 14-23

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Bedroom Farce A couple whose marriage is on the rocks inflicts their miseries on their nearest and dearest. Ledges Playhouse Theatre Company in the Ledges Playhouse, Grand Ledge. Fri.-Sun., through Sept. 24. $13-$15. [...]

By |2006-09-14T09:00:00-04:00September 14th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Art & Around for the period Sept. 14-23

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 |2006-09-14T09:00:00-04:00September 14th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Queer dating editorial full of stereotypes

This (editorial) is a joke, right? ("Looking for love can be difficult in queer scene," Sept. 7, 2006) You're kidding about the stereotypes and over-the-top generalizations? The idea that gay men can't find a partner [...]

By |2018-01-23T09:20:44-05:00September 14th, 2006|Opinions|

Column on gay-giving lacks statistics

Sean Kosofsky suggests in his most recent column that gays don't support gay causes to the same degree that ethnic or religious group members support their respective interests. While this may be true, he doesn't [...]

By |2018-01-23T11:48:08-05:00September 14th, 2006|Opinions|

AIDS Walks set for end of month

Who? More than 7,500 people are expected to participate in eight AIDS Walks across Michigan. What? AIDS Walk Michigan is a non-profit organization that raises awareness of HIV and AIDS and raises money for AIDS [...]

By |2006-09-14T09:00:00-04:00September 14th, 2006|Entertainment|

Another ‘Gay Movie’

"Another Gay Movie" Starts Sept. 15 Landmark Main Art Theatre, Royal Oak A cute queer is caught molesting his mom's quiche and gets ginormous butt plugs from dad. Sound familiar? It is. "This isn't 'American [...]

By |2006-09-14T09:00:00-04:00September 14th, 2006|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Performance Network Turns 25 - Part 2 Let the party begin! For Part 1 of this story, please see this week's edition of Curtain Calls. Performance Network Theatre is throwing a season-long party to celebrate [...]

By |2006-09-14T09:00:00-04:00September 14th, 2006|Entertainment|

Atlanta-based DJ heating up

DJ VanCronkhite Where:The Works, Detroit When: 10 p.m. Sept. 16 and 28 DJ VanCronkhite's punk days exploring the underground club culture inspired his venture from real estate agent to deejay club king. Not that original, [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:48:23-05:00September 14th, 2006|Entertainment|

Queer musical group bends genders

Girlyman When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 Where: Creole Gallery, Lansing Phone: (517) 487-9549 Online: Nate Borofsky of queer folk group Girlyman will miss home made meals when the group hits the road this week. [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:47:55-05:00September 14th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

by Jack Fertig September 11, 2006 "Pay attention to dreams, Scorpio!" This week Mercury enters Libra, stimulating conversation and parties, and it quickly lines up with Mars, stirring up passions - verbally, at least. The [...]

By |2006-09-14T09:00:00-04:00September 14th, 2006|Entertainment|

Now Playing

Crossover Tech (Anthony Mackie) is a promising young basketball player who hopes his skill on the basketball court will get him out of the 'hood. He goes off to visit a college with med-school-bound best [...]

By |2006-09-14T09:00:00-04:00September 14th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

September 11, 2006 "Straight from the Heart" Across 1 Musical phrases from Melissa 6 Painter Salvador 10 Model Banks 14 Loads 15 "Exotica" director Egoyan 16 Cut the crop 17 Where Franklin, Winston, and Josef [...]

By |2006-09-14T09:00:00-04:00September 14th, 2006|Entertainment|

Performance Network celebrates 25 years

In today's era of economic uncertainty, some might think it's a miracle that any of our local non-profit professional theaters makes it through a single season without going bankrupt. Yet despite the odds, Ann Arbor's [...]

By |2006-09-14T09:00:00-04:00September 14th, 2006|Entertainment|

Life’s the circus at 1515 Broadway

This week in Curtain Calls ONLINE at "Howl" in Flint, "The Rat Pack" returns, plus all the latest theater news. REVIEW: 'Moses:39' Staged by Satori Circus at 1515 Broadway, Detroit. Sept. 14-17 & 21-23 [...]

By |2006-09-14T09:00:00-04:00September 14th, 2006|Entertainment|

National News Briefs

Indian actor takes on anti-gay bias MUMBAI, India - Well-known Indian actor-turned-director Amol Palekar says his new film "Quest" focuses on homosexuality. Palekar's film opens with a wife learning her husband is in a homosexual [...]

By |2006-09-14T09:00:00-04:00September 14th, 2006|News|

Kink 101

Fetish: A specific obsession (or focus, delight) in one object or experience Vanilla: Not in the lifestyle (any alternative lifestyle) also used as a derogative to describe "conventional sexual behavior." Meaning "plain" or "conventional" Sadism: [...]

By |2006-09-14T09:00:00-04:00September 14th, 2006|News|

FreeDomme 2006

By Jillian Bogater Standing up for justice is something Elizabeth Davis learned at a young age. She was just 2 years old when her mother took her to a women's rights rally at the Pentagon [...]

By |2006-09-14T09:00:00-04:00September 14th, 2006|News|

Recommended reading

-- "Come Hither: A Commonsense Guide to Kinky Sex," by Dr. Gloria G. Brame -- "Different Loving: The World of Sexual Dominance and Submission," by Dr. Gloria G. Brame, William D. Brame and Jon Jacobs [...]

By |2006-09-14T09:00:00-04:00September 14th, 2006|News|

WSU professor to speak on homosexuality

Is there a connection between polygamy, incest and bestiality? Wayne State University professor John Corvino will address this controversial issue in a discussion on "Homosexuality, Principals and the PIB Argument," set for 6:30 p.m. Sept. [...]

By |2006-09-14T09:00:00-04:00September 14th, 2006|News|

Kaplan, Montgomery honored by State Bar

YPSILANTI - ACLU of Michigan LGBT Project Staff Attorney Jay Kaplan and Triangle Foundation Executive Director Jeffrey Montgomery will be among those honored by the State Bar of Michigan during the organization's 2006 annual meeting [...]

By |2006-09-14T09:00:00-04:00September 14th, 2006|News|