The Bi Wonkette

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Christian Nationalists - they're not just after queers anymore But then, they never were... Remember the Pledge of Allegiance? Some day soon, if we're not all really careful and vote Democratic, [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|Opinions|

Could it be, some birds and bees are gay?

By Leslie Robinson A museum in Norway is teaching people about gay birds and bees . . . and whales. The Oslo Natural History Museum offers documentation of homosexuality among dozens of creatures in a [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|Opinions|

Transmissions: Us researching us

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith A few weeks ago, I saw that Loren Cameron, a transman, author, and photographer, was producing a new project focussing on gay and bisexual FTMs. In hearing about it - once [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:23:07-05:00October 19th, 2006|Opinions|

Parting Glances: Book pages (Pt. 13)

I had many dress code changes during my young gay life. Box-toed loafers, peg pants, flair-collar Mr. B shirts - copied from black singer Billy Eckstein - and narrow knit ties were "hip" in high [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:03:53-05:00October 19th, 2006|Opinions|

The Gay Moralist: Gays and pedophilia

By John Corvino The recent scandal involving Rep. Mark Foley sending sexually explicit text messages to 16- and 17-year-old former congressional pages has resurrected the ugly stereotype of gays as pedophiles. I am no longer [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:21:54-05:00October 19th, 2006|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period Oct. 19-28

ARCHITECTURE/DESIGN/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Fall Behind the Scenes tours include "Staff Life on the Estate," "The Secrets Behind the Paintings" and "Cotswold Architecture." Open Tue.-Sun. $10 fee applies to these tours; reservations [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period Oct. 19-28

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Antony and Cleopatra A tempestuous love affair tears two great leaders of ancient Rome and Egypt apart. UMS presents the Royal Shakespeare Company at Power Center, Ann Arbor. Performed in repertory Oct. 24-Nov. [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|Uncategorized|

We must stand up against ‘isms’

I am writing because of the fallout I am seeing in print aver the "departure" of two members of the Affirmations staff, not in judgment, rather as an "outside viewer." I spent 26 years in [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|Opinions|

Support human rights in Ferndale

The anti-equality movement is working to prevent a Human Rights Ordinance from passing in the city of Ferndale. It is imperative that you take a stand and vote! Your vote does count. Your democracy is [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|Opinions|

Racism cuts both ways

Dear Editor: As a white Detroiter who has spent my entire adult life in the city, I take exception to the rant of Terry Howcott ("Maladjusted bigotry is not a job description," Oct. 12-18) and [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|Opinions|

It’s a long ‘Long Journey,’ but worth it

REVIEW: 'Long Day's Journey Into Night' Planet Ant Theatre, 2357 Caniff, Hamtramck. Thu.-Sun., through Nov. 18. Tickets: $15. For information: 313-365-4948 or After a couple of very entertaining seasons producing original comedies and works [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|Entertainment|

Evil gets a makeover at Meadow Brook

REVIEW: 'Frankenstein' Meadow Brook Theatre, on the campus of Oakland University, Rochester. Wed.-Sun., through Nov. 5. Tickets: $22-$38. For information: 248-377-3300 or There's nothing wrong with scientists being passionate about their work. But what [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:57:24-05:00October 19th, 2006|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Professional Theater News from Around Town: Water Works' Edward M. Nahhat honored by State Bar of Michigan BIRMINGHAM - The Arts, Communication, Entertainment and Sports Section of the State Bar of Michigan proudly announces that [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

by Jack Fertig October 16, 2006 "Look mature, Taurus!" Saturn in Leo makes for brittle egos, and Pluto in Sagittarius has been cranking up ideological stubbornness in recent years. Venus is now balancing the two [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|Entertainment|

Wharton Center presents award-winning ‘Pippin’

"Pippin" Through Oct. 22 Wharton Center Tickets: $25-58 Online: Phone: 800-942-7866 EAST LANSING - The new production of "Pippin" by Stephen Schwartz, composer of "Wicked" and three-time Oscar-winner, will play through Oct. 22 at [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

October 16, 2006 "Drama Queen" Across 1 Lo's partner 7 Do golden showers 11 D.C.-based lobby group Gender ___ 14 Renee of "La Boheme" 15 Harold's problem in "The Boys in the Band" 16 1993 [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|Entertainment|

‘Cold’ wind blowing

"Honey, I'm indestructible." Or so says Truman Capote, the subject of the new biopic "Infamous," early on in the film. But anyone who knows anything about the literary celebrity knows that it was the book [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|Entertainment|

Putting on Heirs

By Lady Bunny In her first-ever gay press interview, Marie Antoinette star Kirsten Dunst gabs with drag's glamour gal Lady Bunny about men, myth and misogyny in 18th century France--and modern-day America. Mile-high coiffes, couture [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|Entertainment|

Pets of the Week

Introducing Bear, a very handsome 1-1/2-year-old shorthair tabby cat. His striking green eyes engage everyone he meets — and theyÕre sure to engage you. HeÕs a social fellow, making friends with everyone he meets. Cuddling [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|Entertainment|

Proud in D-list land

An Evening with Kathy Griffin 8 p.m. Oct. 20 Eastern Michigan's Convocation Center Tickets: $35-$40 Online: If there's one downfall to being a D-lister, it's getting hassled while waiting for a dip-top ice cream [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|News|

Kathy Griffin Sounds Off

Kathy Griffin sounds off Somehow the saying, "If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all," didn't bleed into Kathy Griffin's brain. That would explain a lot. Like the banning of Hollywood's [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|News|

SHe Said

"It's amazing I turned out straight. My parents loved Broadway musicals, and they'd take me and all my siblings." - Actor Zach Braff, in an interview with the October issue of U.K.'s Glamour "To me, [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|News|

Protests, talks continue at Affirmations

By Cornelius Fortune and Dawn Wolfe Gutterman FERNDALE - Local activists staged numerous protests last week after two former employees at Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center said racism played a part in their departure. [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|News|

HRC dinner to honor LGBT leaders

{ITAL 17th Annual HRC Gala Dinner 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21 The Royal Park Hotel, Rochester (800) 494-8497} An evening of music, fine dining and award presentations will attract nearly 500 community members to the Human [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|News|

Tea and politics

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman LIVONIA - Because the interview is taking place over tea, Derek Smiertka begins by talking about tea. In under 10 minutes, he has explained how monkeys are used in China to [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|News|

Creep of the Week: Dick DeVos

Finally, Gary Glenn and I are in agreement about something. Well, sort of. In an Oct. 14 article in the Kalamazoo Gazette, Glenn, who was identified as "chairman of the Campaign for Michigan Families, a [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|News|

National News Briefs

Law Supreme Court won't review Boy Scouts case WASHINGTON - A Boy Scouts sailing group that lost free use of a public boat slip because of the Scouts' discriminatory policies failed to persuade the Supreme [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|News|

Plan to repeal ban

Deb Price, an author and award-winning Detroit News columnist, spoke last week in Saginaw outlining her 10-year plan to repeal the state's gay marriage ban. About 70 people attended the talk at Saginaw Valley State [...]

By |2006-10-19T09:00:00-04:00October 19th, 2006|News|