Parting Glances Book pages (Pt. 16)

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

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 [...]

Creep of the Week James Dobson

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

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 [...]

Post-election blues

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

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 [...]

Erasing hate in the trans community

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

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 [...]

Transmissions: No resigning to violence

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

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 [...]

Pet of the Week: Tinkerbell

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

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 [...]

Now Playing at the Movies

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

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 [...]

Pet of the Week: Tinkerbell

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

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 [...]

Nite Out at the Clubs

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

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 [...]

Honoring Transgender Day Of Remembrance

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

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 [...]

Art & Around for the period Nov. 16-25

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

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 [...]

Theater Events for the period Nov. 16-25

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

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 [...]

Thompson welcomes all at Affirmations

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

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. [...]

Kudos for PFLAG tribute

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

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 [...]

Ruth Ellis spoke for truth, love

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

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 [...]

Birthday bash

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

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

Drinks easy target for drugs

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

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 [...]

Nite Out at the Clubs

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

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 [...]

Round One: Garcia vs. Dobson & Phelps

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

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 - [...]

No longer a virgin: Icarus Falling

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

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 [...]

ICE, ICE baby

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

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 [...]

Holiday downtime in Birmingham

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

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. [...]

Now Playing at the Movies

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

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 [...]

Q Puzzle: U Complete Me

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

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 [...]

Fly like a bird

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

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 [...]

Ferndale voters embrace human rights for all

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

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 [...]

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

By | 2016-06-11T09:00:00+00:00 June 11th, 2016|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 [...]

Manhunt tops Gay.com

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

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 [...]

Opponents react to Proposal 2 passage

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

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 [...]

Gay authors speak at Jewish Book Fair

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

WEST BLOOMFIELD - The Jewish Community Center presented Come Out & Read, an evening of gay authors, Sunday as part of their 55th annual Jewish Book Fair. "I love speaking at JCCs because they know [...]

Running scared

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

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 [...]

Washington reels after election shakeup

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

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 [...]

SHe Said: Matt Foreman, Dan Savage and more

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

"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 [...]