The Bi Wonkette: Lies and Prop 2

By Dawn Wolfe Fooled Ya! Two years ago Michigan voters passed a state Constitutional amendment to make sure those awful queers would never, ever, be able to provide health insurance for their families, see each [...]

By |2006-12-07T09:00:00-05:00December 7th, 2006|Opinions|

Blood on their hands

By CHRIS CRAIN Tick-tock. There went a few more seconds off my proverbial 15 minutes of fame. This week Fox News, of all media outlets, has been airing a report on fundamentalist Islam in Europe [...]

By |2006-12-07T09:00:00-05:00December 7th, 2006|Opinions|

All Politics is Loco: Size matters

By Sean Kosofsky Heather MacAllister didn't set me free, but she did loosen the shackles. In the few short years I knew her, she changed my life. She was fat, she was proud of it [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:31:27-05:00December 7th, 2006|Opinions|

Parting Glances : Elbows, anyone?

There's nothing quite as ho-ho-hum as other people's sex lives. Unless, of course, they're young, pretty, age legal, and available of their own good-natured free will or by tax-free monetary inducement. In the course of [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:47:58-05:00December 7th, 2006|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Sam Brownback

Okay everyone, all together now: "Judicial nominees deserve an up or down vote!" Or at least that's the line Republicans have been feeding the American people when it comes to rubber-stamping Bush's uber-right judicial nominees. [...]

By |2006-12-07T09:00:00-05:00December 7th, 2006|Opinions|

Q Puzzle: “P’s on Earth”

December 4, 2006 Across 1 Cut 5 Pears or Paige 10 Leather pokers 14 Nobel prize winner John 15 Body build 16 Hold one's horses 17 Welk's upbeat 18 Senate house, to Caesar 19 Butch's [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:10:32-05:00December 7th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Professional Theater News from Around Town: Improvisors to battle it out at 'ColonyFest' HAMTRAMCK - Planet Ant Theatre and the Planet Ant Improv Colony present "ColonyFest," their second annual Holiday Improv Festival beginning Wednesday, Dec. [...]

By |2006-12-07T09:00:00-05:00December 7th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Theater collects gifts for youth

LANSING - BoarsHead Theater is accepting unwrapped toys or games for children from ages 6-12 to benefit the Greater Lansing area Boy & Girls Clubs. This not-for-profit organization has a goal of inspiring youth in [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:46:12-05:00December 7th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Orchestra rings in holiday

LANSING - The holiday season is a time for music, tradition, celebration, festivity and joy. Mid-Michigan residents and visitors have access to all of those on Dec. 17, when the Lansing Symphony Orchestra presents a [...]

By |2006-12-07T09:00:00-05:00December 7th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Breakfast with Santa

ROYAL OAK - Stagecrafters Youth Theatre is hosting its fifth annual Breakfast with Santa at the Baldwin Theatre at 11 a.m. Dec. 10. This special event will feature breakfast, caroling, a special gift for each [...]

By |2006-12-07T09:00:00-05:00December 7th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Earning Wings

The generosity of those who came to enjoy the holiday benefit show for Wings at the Rainbow Room, gave the organization a check of Christmas spirit to help them in their support of those with [...]

By |2006-12-07T09:00:00-05:00December 7th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Stamos orders McWar

It'd be easy to peg John Stamos as a gay man. After all, he plays a doc on "ER," and two acting MDs recently stepped out of the closet. But he's not. He's just on [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:42:39-05:00December 7th, 2006|Entertainment|

Straight actors on gay lip-locking

Heath Ledger of "Brokeback Mountain" "Aren't we at the stage these days when it just doesn't fucking matter? It's a story of love and it's a story between two people. If people can't get over [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:56:13-05:00December 7th, 2006|Entertainment|

Pet of the Week: Shelby the beagle

A superb gal! Meet Shelby, a 10-month-old playful and energetic beagle. Shelby is the perfect size for hugging and cuddling, and she definitely enjoys giving and receiving lots of hugs! She's an attentive gal, with [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:39:39-05:00December 7th, 2006|Entertainment|


Metro Detroit couple Fred Huebener and Kevin McAlpine exchanged marriage vows Dec. 3 at the Willistead Manor in Canada. The Rev. Mark G. Bidwell of Metropolitan Community church of Detroit officiated the double-ring ceremony in [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:15:09-05:00December 7th, 2006|Entertainment|

Club Nite Out Week of Dec. 7 – 16

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 |2006-12-07T09:00:00-05:00December 7th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Scopes “Welcome criticism, Gemini!”

by Jack Fertig December 4, 2006 Venus aligns with Pluto (yes, to astrologers he's still a planet!) drawing us to erotic confrontation and artistic or financial challenges. Both planets trine Saturn in Leo, grounding us [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:26:15-05:00December 7th, 2006|Entertainment|

Now Playing at the Movies

December 11, 2006 NEW THIS WEEK: The Nativity Story Mary (Keisha Castle-Hughes) is impregnated immaculately and has to head to Bethlehem with Joseph (Oscar Isaac). There's a lack of inn space, and Jesus is born [...]

By |2006-12-07T09:00:00-05:00December 7th, 2006|Entertainment|

The Peninsula Group to host reception at BTL

The Peninsula Group (TPG), Michigan's LGBT strategic planning team, will hold an informational reception to review its progress on Saturday, Dec. 9, noon-2 p.m. at the Between The Lines offices in Livonia. The Peninsula Group [...]

By |2006-12-07T09:00:00-05:00December 7th, 2006|News|

Logo looking for ‘real’ stories

Bringing a partner home to the rest of the family for the first time can add to the stress of the holiday season. And if this sounds like something you're about to experience, Logo wants [...]

By |2006-12-07T09:00:00-05:00December 7th, 2006|News|

Expert: Funds needed for HIV prevention

By Bob Roehr David Holtgrave focuses on HIV prevention at John Hopkins University. He lamented that an estimated 40,000 new infections continue to occur each year, a significant improvement from the estimated 160,000 infections that [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:54:34-05:00December 7th, 2006|News|

MSU student group likely hate group

EDITOR'S NOTE: Young Americans for Freedom spokeswoman Joanna Varnavas quit working with the organization over the weekend. She says the organization is no longer the group she thought it was, and did not want to [...]

By |2006-12-07T09:00:00-05:00December 7th, 2006|News|

MSU Group qualifies as hate group

The Southern Poverty Law Center says Young Americans for Freedom MSU student group qualifies as a hate group. Do you think the university should support an idenitied hate group? Peter Tainsh, 22, Ann Arbor, German [...]

By |2006-12-07T09:00:00-05:00December 7th, 2006|News|

Spokeswoman quits public post with YAF

EAST LANSING - Joanna Varnavas, the spokeswoman for the controversial Young Americans for Freedom student group at Michigan State University, quit her position as spokesperson for the group over the weekend. "I didn't like the [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:23:57-05:00December 7th, 2006|News|

Lesbian partner gains visitation rights

By Bob Roehr Virginia Appeals Court upholds Vermont jurisdiction The Court of Appeals of Virginia has squashed the attempt by one ex-partner in a lesbian relationship to go jurisdiction shopping when it comes to visitation [...]

By |2006-12-07T09:00:00-05:00December 7th, 2006|News|

Art & Around for the period Dec. 7-16

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Events include: Estate-wide exhibit, "Josephine Ford; A Celebration of Her Life and Legacy" (through Dec. 31; $8); "Holiday Tea and Tour" (Dec. 9 & 16; $25; reservations required); [...]

By |2006-12-07T09:00:00-05:00December 7th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period Dec. 7-16

TE1 Santa6_2.jpg: The Blackbird Theatre proudly presents its second annual ÒGreat American Egg Nog FestivalÓ featuring ÒThe Santaland Diaries.Ó Photo: Blackbird Theatre PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Arborophilia An oblique comedy that manages to twist thoughts, maul marriage, [...]

By |2006-12-07T09:00:00-05:00December 7th, 2006|Uncategorized|