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Parting Glances Book pages (Pt. 16)

Rosemary Clooney, actor George's aunt, had two big, crazy, campy, mentally adhesive vocal hits in the mid-'50s: "Come ona my house, my housa, come on"; "Sisters, sisters, there could never be more devoted sisters." This [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|Opinions|

Creep of the Week James Dobson

Fill in the blank: A friend in need is a __________. If you guessed "friend indeed," give yourself a point. If you guessed "pain in the ass," you're probably Focus on the Family Chairman James [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|Opinions|

Post-election blues

By Kelly Jean Cogswell I used to go to vote in a grade school where the hallways were all brightly colored, and the water fountains all cute and midget-sized. This time of year they'd paste [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|Opinions|

Erasing hate in the trans community

One sky. It's something we all hope to live under. And physically we do. But as BrianKate, a transgender person living in Ann Arbor, feared for her life as a crowd of people threw bottles [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|Opinions|

Transmissions: No resigning to violence

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith You've heard me talk about it before, and it's just as likely that if you did not hear it from me, you heard it from others. Anti-transgender violence, particularly murder, is [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:13:32-05:00June 11th, 2016|Opinions|

Pet of the Week: Tinkerbell

A sweet fairy tail! That's Tinkerbell, a 1-year-old shorthaired kitty, waiting to meet you for a perfectly happy ending! She's affectionate, particularly enjoying a rub under her chin! Tinkerbell will purr and purr and purr [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Now Playing at the Movies

NEW THIS WEEK: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan journalist Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen) - that nation's "sixth most famous man" - travels across the United States [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Pet of the Week: Tinkerbell

A sweet fairy tail! That's Tinkerbell, a 1-year-old shorthaired kitty, waiting to meet you for a perfectly happy ending! She's affectionate, particularly enjoying a rub under her chin! Tinkerbell will purr and purr and purr [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Nite Out at the Clubs

THURSDAY Body Zone Health Club: Free tanning Club Flamingo: Happy Hour, 4-8 p.m. Diamond Jim's Saloon: Cadillac Squares Square Dancing and Bit T.W.A.T. Karaoke. Diversions: Karaoke. $3.00 16 oz beer. $1.50 Schnapps. $5.00 Jager Bombs [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Honoring Transgender Day Of Remembrance

7-9 p.m. Nov. 16. Film screening and panel presentation. "Cruel and Unusual": A documentary film about the conditions of transgender women in the prison system. Followed by discussion with trans activists Dean Spade and June [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Art & Around for the period Nov. 16-25

ARCHITECTURE/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 |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period Nov. 16-25

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Annie It's a hard-knock life for the beloved little red-haired girl. Broadway Theatre Guild at DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids. Tue.-Sun., Nov. 21-16. $22-$67. 616-235-6285. http://www.bwaygr.org Arborophilia An oblique comedy that manages to [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Thompson welcomes all at Affirmations

I have been a volunteer at Affirmations for eight years and I have known Leslie Thompson since the first day she came to Affirmations. Leslie has done a tremendous job since she her arrival there. [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|Opinions|

Kudos for PFLAG tribute

Heartfelt thanks to Sean Kosofsky for his beautifully written tribute to PFLAG. As a PFLAG mom and co-president of PFLAG North Jersey, I was overjoyed to read his completely accurate and loving description of this [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:44:29-05:00June 11th, 2016|Opinions|

Ruth Ellis spoke for truth, love

Enough, name calling and cruel rhetoric. Recently the name of Ruth Ellis has been called forth in these pages. I write to say that I knew Ruth Ellis and I know many men and women [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|Opinions|

Birthday bash

So many birthdays, wish I could visit them all. Friday night the Rainbow Room was filled with many friends ready to blow out the cake and wish Jodi a happy day. BTL photo: Danielle

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|Entertainment|

Drinks easy target for drugs

By Jillian A. Bogater The fear in her eyes was unmistakable. My friend couldnÕt find her partner. We were at a club, and I had never seen the two apart. Ever. She was frantic, and [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|Entertainment|

Nite Out at the Clubs

THURSDAY Body Zone Health Club: Free tanning Club Flamingo: Happy Hour, 4-8 p.m. Diamond Jim's Saloon: Cadillac Squares Square Dancing and Bit T.W.A.T. Karaoke. Diversions: Karaoke. $3.00 16 oz beer. $1.50 Schnapps. $5.00 Jager Bombs [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|Entertainment|

Round One: Garcia vs. Dobson & Phelps

When local playwright and LGBT activist Antonio David Garcia gets mad, he doesn't just sit around bitching and complaining - he gets creative. So when Christian fundamentalists first blamed gays and lesbians for 9-11 - [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:41:07-05:00June 11th, 2016|Entertainment|

No longer a virgin: Icarus Falling

Why do people like to go to the theater? Although experts have debated that question ad nauseum throughout the centuries, Icarus Falling's Artistic Director Jeff Croff thinks he knows the answer - and it's really [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:00:59-05:00June 11th, 2016|Entertainment|

ICE, ICE baby

Hundreds of women packed ICE Nightclub in Hamtramck last Friday night for the bar's grand opening of ladies night. Social event group Where the Girls R hosted the event at ICE, located at 11425 Joseph [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|Entertainment|

Holiday downtime in Birmingham

Bloomfield Hills - The holiday season is moving into high gear and now's the time to plan that perfect escape from all the hustle and bustle. Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills provides just the right getaway. [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:49:33-05:00June 11th, 2016|Entertainment|

Now Playing at the Movies

NEW THIS WEEK: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan journalist Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen) - that nation's "sixth most famous man" - travels across the United States [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle: U Complete Me

November 13, 2006 Across 1 Greek philosophical type 6 Like a Badgley Mischka ensemble 10 Horse that isn't hung 14 Trunk of Charles Atlas photos 15 "We're here! We're queer!" e.g. 16 Where to find [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|Entertainment|

Fly like a bird

There's a robin in the road. Its wings are nicked, but it hasn't lost its will to live. "I picked him up and put him where there was a puddle of water right next to [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|Entertainment|

Ferndale voters embrace human rights for all

By Sharon Gittleman - Ferndale residents who support equality got some good news when last week's election results were posted. The city's human rights ordinance passed by a landslide, with 5,428 residents voting in favor [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|News|

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

by Rex Wockner Mexico City passes civil-union law The Mexico City Legislative Assembly passed a civil-union law for same-sex couples Nov. 9. The vote was 43-17 with 5 abstentions. The statute, which will take effect [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|News|

Manhunt tops Gay.com

Manhunt.net edged out Gay.com as the top LGBT Web site in the country by more than 2 percent in market share last week. "The tortoise has finally passed the hare," said Jonathon Crutchley, a founding [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|News|

Opponents react to Proposal 2 passage

By Sharon Gittleman LANSING - Affirmative Action is dead in Michigan. On Nov. 7, residents approved Proposition 2, by a count of 2,131,096 to 1,545,060. Jay Kaplan, staff attorney for the LGBT project for the [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|News|

Running scared

BrainKate and Jamie ducked behind a parked car. After dodging beer bottles to the head and hearing "faggot" echo beneath the Long Island, N.Y., sky, the two friends weren't sure they would make it out [...]

By |2016-06-11T09:00:00-04:00June 11th, 2016|News|

Washington reels after election shakeup

By Bob Roehr Aftershocks of the Nov. 7 elections still continue to rumble through the Washington landscape, with uncertainty and speculation major commodities on the political scene. Absentee ballots were still being counted when President [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:22:05-05:00June 11th, 2016|News|

SHe Said: Matt Foreman, Dan Savage and more

"We are thrilled, ecstatic and overjoyed that Rick Santorum has been thrashed at the polls. His extreme and gratuitous homophobia will no longer pollute the Senate. Good riddance." Matt Foreman, Executive Director, National Gay and [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:29:29-05:00June 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|