Parting Glances: Sister goes Bio-degradable

(Yawn) I've just finished staying up all night reading Sr. Serena Scatterpin's autobiography (with candid Polaroids, frank diary entries, diagrammed venial and carnal sins of friends, prelates, and pets, plus friendly high-fashion tips on living). [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:35:01-05:00November 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

Victim of circumstance

By R.J. Beaumia Imagine Erica Jong writing a piece for Soldier of Fortune magazine about a grunt who suffers from aviaphobia: ÒMy fingers (and toes) turn to ice, my stomach leaps up into my rib [...]

By |2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00November 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Gary Glenn

Is your boss a jerk? Are you self-conscious in social situations? Does it burn when you urinate? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you can safely blame the Lansing Human Rights Ordinance. [...]

By |2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00November 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

All Politics is Loco: Blue tsunami

By Sean Kosofsky Tsunamis are known for being huge, unexpected, and very damaging to the established order. What happened on election day may not have been a revolution, but it was more than a tidal [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:52:38-05:00November 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

Who’s recruiting whom?

By Leslie Robinson The city of Dallas has been outed. Thanks to an Associated Press story, people around the country now know that the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau is trying to lure gay tourists. [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:25:40-05:00November 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

Hatred in the halls

After the final bell rang at Salem High School, two young women would say goodbye to each other on the first level of the building - with a kiss. About 50 schoolboys would assemble on [...]

By |2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00November 23rd, 2006|Uncategorized|

Ho-ho-ho: Second City dons gay apparel

'Dysfunctional Holiday Revue' I suspect that most of us approach the holiday season very much like the character Tim Robinson plays in the opening number of Second City's latest satire, "Dysfunctional Holiday Revue" - except [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:13:41-05:00November 23rd, 2006|Uncategorized|

Pet of the Week: Lucky

A fabulous fellow looking for a fun-filled family! Meet Lucky, a 2-year-old beagle, who is absolutely adorable! He's a friendly guy, and his long tail wags a sociable hello when he meets new folks. Affection [...]

By |2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00November 23rd, 2006|Uncategorized|

Now Playing

NEW THIS WEEK: Babel The accidental shooting of an American tourist (Cate Blanchett) in Morocco sets off an international string of events - from her husband's (Brad Pitt) frustration and paranoia, to their maid (Adriana [...]

By |2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00November 23rd, 2006|Uncategorized|

‘Nutcracker’ dances in

INFO BOX "The Nutcracker Ballet" 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 9 2 p.m. Dec. 10 Online: Phone: (734) 451-2112 PLYMOUTH - In the long-standing holiday tradition, the Plymouth Symphony Orchestra will join with [...]

By |2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00November 23rd, 2006|Uncategorized|

“One Knight Stand”

Across 1 Lower, to Lorca 5 A little behind 9 Short probe 14 Place for a Malgieri pastry 15 Loads 16 Colette's "The ___ One" 17 Like porn 18 Madonna taught this in "The Next [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:25:44-05:00November 23rd, 2006|Uncategorized|

Diamond Jim’s celebration

Over the weekend, the sixth anniversary celebration of Diamonds Jims Saloon, saw many smiles, heard lots of laughter, shared food, memories and let the good times roll. BTL photo: Danielle

By |2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00November 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Free speech for sale

cut/ Dixie Chicks' supporters root for lead singer Natalie Maines to be president. Photo courtesy of The Weinstein Company INFO BOX 'Shut Up & Sing' Now playing Main Art Theatre, Royal Oak Fifteen words. That's [...]

By |2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00November 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Gay Gift Giving Guide

Face it. Remembering what hip-hugging jeans your gay best friend wants for the holidays, not to mention the size (Does he like them tight? Does that mean he should wear them tight?) is a task [...]

By |2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00November 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Waiting under the mistletoe

cut/ Chris Azzopardi sits on Santa's lap at his Nana's house, wishing for a glittery My Little Pony instead of a boyfriend. If only he knew then what he knows now. Every Christmas Eve I'm [...]

By |2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00November 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

“Speak your mind, Taurus!”

By Jack Fertig In his 12-year orbit, Jupiter spends about a year in each sign. Now he's heading into his own home sign of Sagittarius. Ideally, this releases a year of more open-mindedness, philosophy, and [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:33:49-05:00November 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

How to reduce holiday stress

(Medialink) - As the holiday shopping season gets underway, having too little time may cause shoppers to get stressed out. Consumer forecasters project this will lead many to focus on the "one-stop-shopping" strategy. To reduce [...]

By |2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00November 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

McGovern pimps up podcasts

By Jillian A. Bogater cut/ Jonny McGovern (middle) Box: "Gay Pimpin' with Jonny McGovern" * Explicit language, for mature audiences * Podcasts available on iTunes and at Listen up, little gay babies ... Jonny [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:53:31-05:00November 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Black Pride film fest addresses SGL violence

By Imani Williams DETROIT - Domestic Violence is an issue in same gender loving relationships in our community. To address this, Black Pride Society presented the 'Stop the Violence' remix Film Fest on Nov. 16 [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:36:06-05:00November 23rd, 2006|News|

Creating Change in Kansas draws locals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - More than 30 local people from Michigan attended this year's Creating Change, a national conference of LGBT organizers and advocates, according to Triangle Foundation. The Michigan attendees were among 2,000 activists [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:24:56-05:00November 23rd, 2006|News|

Affirmations announces new all-inclusive name

FERNDALE - It's short, simple and ultimately more inclusive. Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center Executive Director Leslie Thompson announced Thursday that when the center moves into its new headquarters next year, it will be [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:43:59-05:00November 23rd, 2006|News|

Reports claim Iranian gay was hanged

By Rex Wockner A Web site called Iran Focus reported Nov. 14 that "a gay Iranian man was hanged in public on Tuesday in the western city of Kermanshah on the charge of sodomy." The [...]

By |2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00November 23rd, 2006|News|

Launching a Gay-Straight Alliance

There are over 3,000 Gay-Straight Alliances in schools across the country, according to the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. Here's how you can start one at your school. 1. Follow guidelines: Establish a GSA [...]

By |2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00November 23rd, 2006|News|

SHe Said – Nov. 23

"This country cannot afford to be a prison of timeworn prejudices which have no basis in modern society. Let us bequeath to future generations a society which is more democratic and tolerant than the one [...]

By |2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00November 23rd, 2006|News|

Trans victims not forgotten

FERNDALE - A somber yet determined group of LGBT people and their supporters met at Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit in Ferndale on Nov. 17 for the Day of Remembrance Ceremony, an annual ritual to [...]

By |2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00November 23rd, 2006|News|

EDITORIAL: Support needed for LGBT students

What ever happened to "stupid" or "ridiculous"? As students at Plymouth Canton Educational Park have discovered on a day-to-day basis, those words have been replaced with "gay." Grammatically speaking, gay doesn't even mean what students [...]

By |2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00November 23rd, 2006|Uncategorized|

Art & Around for the period Nov. 23-Dec.2

AA1 Xmas gallery 300.jpg: Celebrate the holidays at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores. Photo: Ford House ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Events include: Estate-wide exhibit, "Josephine Ford; A [...]

By |2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00November 23rd, 2006|Uncategorized|