Gays at a glance: Black History Month

By | 2018-01-16T00:27:09+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

In the Spotlight: Black History Month African-American and African Diaspora Art: Early gay and lesbian African-American and African Diaspora artists did not openly declare their homosexuality, but in the late twentieth century, many artists began [...]

She/He Said Week of Feb. 15

By | 2017-10-31T14:15:23+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

"I've been called a bitch - and a lot worse - for years. And you know what, so what? People who think that aren't going to change their minds. And I wouldn't dream of sending [...]

International News Briefs Feb. 15

By | 2017-10-31T14:15:23+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Putin respects gays but worries about birthrate Prodded by a reporter, Russian President Vladimir Putin made his first public remarks about gays Feb. 1. Responding to Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov's recent denunciation of gay-pride parades [...]

Transgendered professor fights to keep her job

By | 2018-01-15T18:57:32+00:00 October 31st, 2017|News|

by Sharon Gittleman SPRING ARBOR - Julie Nemecek, 55, would like to keep her job as an associate professor of adult studies, teaching business and communications at Spring Arbor University. The university wants her gone. [...]

NiteOut: Good times

By | 2018-01-15T17:59:14+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Was it the cold? Was it Sara's birthday? Or old friends back in town? Maybe all these things brought a group of revelers together at the Hayloft Saloon in Detroit on a Saturday night.

Students seek to uncover nursing home needs

By | 2018-01-16T12:21:43+00:00 October 31st, 2017|News|

A group of students from Eastern Michigan University School of Social Work are conducting a survey seeking to assess the possible needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender population who either currently or may [...]

Avalon open Sundays starting this week

By | 2018-01-15T23:13:40+00:00 October 31st, 2017|News|

DETROIT - It's become a local institution. But since opening in 1997, Avalon International Breads has always been an institution you can only visit and patronize five days a week. Having studied under Geri Larkin, [...]

Triangle changes board leadership

By | 2017-10-31T14:14:57+00:00 October 31st, 2017|News|

DETROIT - Members of the Triangle Foundation's board of trustees unanimously elected Roland Smith as their new chairman Feb. 4. Smith replaces Jackie Anderson, who chaired the board for 17 months. "Roland Smith has the [...]

Hear Me Out

By | 2017-10-31T14:14:26+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Katharine McPhee "Katharine McPhee" Columnist: C- Editor: Uuugh! (D) Available now McPhee. McDonalds. What's the difference? Well, Mickey D's at least offers a value meal. Meaning, maybe a limp batch of 99-cent fries leaves you [...]

Driving Miss Lampanelli

By | 2018-01-16T17:44:39+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Interview by Chris Azzopardi Few Words From the Writer Some things shock me. Most don't. But, never having endured Lisa Lampanelli-like interviewees (Kathy Griffin came close), her hilariously sexual frankness took the interview up umpteen [...]

McPhierce!

By | 2018-01-16T10:29:29+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Choosing Taylor Hicks over Katharine McPhee might just be the biggest mistake that America has ever made. The prematurely gray dude may've won season five of "American Idol," but the raven-haired runner-up should give even [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

By | 2017-10-31T14:14:26+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Professional Theater News: Icarus Falling announces cast for world premiere of 'Fatal Error' LANSING - Icarus Falling is pleased to announce the cast for its upcoming premiere of "Fatal Error" by Kevin L. Knights & [...]

Art & Around for the period Feb. 15-24

By | 2017-10-31T14:14:26+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Discover the Ford House with all-new tours that go behind the scenes, examine special subjects and provide a new perspective on the family that left an indelible mark [...]

Theater Events for the period Feb. 15-24

By | 2018-01-16T00:04:30+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Amadeus The story of two brilliant composers, Mozart and Salieri: one humbly gifted and the other viciously envious. Hilberry Theatre, Detroit. Plays in repertory through March 3. $15-$28. 313-577-2972. http://www.hilberry.com Between Men and [...]

Pet of the Week: Meatball

By | 2018-01-15T20:01:23+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Meatball is quite a gal. This eight-month-old shorthaired kitty has the sweetest face you'll see! PRECIOUS! She's both happy and social, making friends with all she meets. Meatball is looking for lots of love and [...]

General Gayety: Middle man

By | 2017-10-31T14:14:00+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

By Leslie Robinson At last an NBA player has come out. I think we should celebrate. Somebody go cut down a net. Former NBA center John Amaechi has joined former football players David Kopay, Roy [...]

String trio makes UMS debut

By | 2017-10-31T14:14:00+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

ANN ARBOR — The University Musical Society presents the dynamic young string trio Time for Three in a unique chamber music concert at 4 p.m. Feb. 18 in Ann ArborÕs Rackham Auditorium. Comprised of violinists [...]

‘Bloom’ blossoms locally

By | 2018-01-15T20:57:29+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

There's a hurdle between childhoodÕs innocence and the rigidity of adulthood we must all jump. "It's a beautiful time," says Stephen Petronio, whose New York-based dance company will premiere their touring engagement locally Feb. 16 [...]

The OutField: Out to write wrongs

By | 2018-01-23T06:00:28+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

By Dan Woog Two words with long histories of hatred fly around every professional locker room. One - so odious that mainstream media often will not print it, calling it "the 'n' word" - is [...]

Creep of the Week: Ted Haggard

By | 2017-10-31T14:13:33+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

Here's a story problem for you. A train carrying a nationally known evangelical pastor leaves the station at 11:23 a.m. traveling 69 miles per hour. If the train travels for approximately three years and stops [...]